Grand Spa Personnel
Luane McWhorter is the proud owner of Grand Spa, and loves talking about the business and her talented staff. Mrs. McWhorter has owned the Grand Spa since early 2007 and is one of two Spas she owns. Mrs. McWhorter is married with 3 children and has been involved in the beauty industry her entire career. She started as an Account Executive for a prestigious skincare line and worked her way into owning and managing her own businesses since 1999. She has a passion for the Spa industry and making people feel welcomed, relaxed and better when they walk out of the Grand Spa. Mrs. McWhorter gives back to the community with many fundraising events throughout the year and her constant donations to non-profits. “I love what I do!” says McWhorter “and I look forward to continuing to grow and serve the community.”
Amanda McWhorter-Markwald has been the General Manager at Grand Spa for almost 8 years and has worked in the Spa industry for over 16 years. Amanda has a Business and Communications Degree from TCU. Before she became the General Manager she worked in various roles within the industry beginning as a Laundry Attendant, a Front Desk Coordinator and then as an Account Executive for different products lines sold within the spa industry. She has a had a passion for the Spa and Wellness industry since she was a young girl, growing up with a mom that has always been in the industry. “The Spa industry is all I know!”, says Amanda and she continues to stay up to date with the industries trends and changes by attending regular Spa and Salon conferences and educational expos. Amanda has been married to Mike Markwald for a little over four years and they have a 2 daughters, Sienna, who is 4 years old and Adela who is 2 1/2 year old!
Master Massage Therapist and Spa Training Manager
Kerry Sullivan is an original member of the Grand Spa having worked here since the opening in 1998. A Master Massage Therapist and Spa Training Manager specializing in Total Body Wellness. A few of Kerry’s many strengths involve Deep Therapy Massage, Detoxing, Contouring, and Remineralizing the body as well as Nutrition and Fitness. Kerry has always had a passion for Well Being and she enjoy motivating others to achieve their personal challenges and goals. Kerry is involved with volunteering for the Dallas SPCA , Stray Dog Rescue of Texas, Meals on Wheels and Counselor for the Union Gospel Mission of Dallas Women.
Massage Department Manager
Anna Poché, born in Dallas raised in Plano, Texas. Anna is married to her husband Johnny who is a Chef. They are kept busy by their two teenage daughters Layla and Morgan with color guard and cheer. Anna has been with the luxurious Grand Spa since its inception. As a Licensed Therapist she is continuously learning new modalities of massage and loves the addition of CoolSculpting. Anna is the manager of the massage therapy and CoolSculpting departments. Anna considers the Grand Spa her home away from home! She is thankful to be able to take care of her clients in such an amazing place.
Lauren Eyer is a Medical Aesthetician and a Licensed Laser Technician who has managed the Aesthetic Department at Grand Spa for nearly six years. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Lauren first earned her degree in Fine Arts/Painting (Art History minor) at West Chester University before moving to Texas, where she received her Aesthetic license. Her natural curiosity and her love for continuing education keep her passion for aesthetics and her creativity alive. After receiving her general aesthetic license, Lauren received a medical aesthetics certification as well as her laser license, which led her to her true aesthetic passion – BBL Photofacial and Halo laser resurfacing. She is always researching the latest clinical studies in both product development and treatment results, as well as the latest aesthetic innovations in order to make sure that her team is delivering the latest, the best, and the greatest services to our clientele.