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Meet Our Spa Team

Nancy Thielman, Wellness & Spa Director

Nancy came to Esplanade from the Longboat Key Club, where she was previously the Director of  Spa and Fitness. Prior to that, Nancy had on an illustrious 17-year wellness career at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. She is an active member of the Florida Spa Association.
Nancy, who is originally from Buffalo, New York, has lived in the Tampa Bay/Sarasota area for the last 20 years and now resides in Bradenton on the Riverwalk. She considers her greatest accomplishments to be her four grown children and their families.

Elma Rouzier, Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician

Elma received her license for massage therapy from the National Board of Therapeutic  Massage and Bodywork. She is a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. Her expertise includes Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy and light stretching.

As an esthetician, Elma specializes in European facials, including a peel machine, aromatherapy facials, chemical exfoliation, peel organics, waxing, and facial and body sculpting.
 
Originally from the Philippines, Elma has been a resident of the Bradenton area since 1994. When not doing therapeutic massages, Elma 6enjoys listening to soft rock as well as jazz. She also enjoys dance.
 

Jawna Burnette, Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Jawna has over 28 years’ experience as a massage therapist and esthetician. She specializes in Swedish massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, pregnancy massage, couples massage, body scrubs and treatments and professional stretching. All of her a massages are customized to meet the individual needs of the client.

Jawna's esthetics experience includes deep cleansing facials and mild peels, as well as facials for combination skin, dry or mature skin, oily skin, acne and rosacea.

Jawna moved from Orlando to Lakewood Ranch with her younger son and dog. She loves to swim, hike and work out on a daily basis.

Mary Anne Zatina, Licensed Massage Therapist

At the age of 64, Mary Anne went back to school and became a massage therapist. She moved from Connecticut to Florida to “retire” and began her new career in massage therapy, having worked in the insurance industry for 17 years. She recently completed a course in reflexology and is looking forward to bringing her skills to her clients.

Joy Smith, LMT, CCT, Licensed Massage Therapist

Combining both art and science, Joy is pleased to bring her 12-year broad experience and unique talents to Esplanade. A graduate of the Florida School of Massage, Joy is constantly updating her skills to create a personal experience for each individual client. She is experienced in myofacial release, deep tissue massage, sports massage, reflexology, hot stone massage, neuromuscular massage, cupping, Swedish massage and pregnancy massage.

Kiel Unger, Massage Therapist

Kiel is a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in Oaks, PA, and has over 20 years of experience in massage therapy.

He is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals) and is also Certified in Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy. Additional education that Kiel has received includes Low Back Injuries, Neck and Back Pain, Massage for Fibromyalgia.

Kiel is committed to delivering the best care possible to his clients, who have included high school swimmers, breast cancer survivors and medical professionals. Kiel adapts massage therapy modalities and techniques to the needs of each individual, and has helped many clients achieve better health.

Tanya Wiesner, Aesthetician

Tanya has over 5 years’ work experience operating and owning a private skin care loft in the Lakewood Ranch area. She is trained and certified in custom facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, epiwave, microdermabrasion, LED treatments, lymphatic drainage and microneedling.Tanya is a seasoned provider of treatments for aging skin, rosacea and acne.

Tanya's hobbies include taking fitness classes, and she is interested in learning more about innovative treatments for aging skin.
 
 

Shannon Carr, Advanced Medical Aesthetician and Certified Reflexologist 

Shannon graduated from esthetics school in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2000. She went on to further her education in 2008 at the Dallas Center for Advanced Medical Esthetics. She returned to school and attended IUPUI in 2010 and became a certified Reflexologist. She has been practicing esthetics for over 20 years and reflexology for over 10 years.

Shannon has had a great desire to care for people and help them look and feel their very best. She started out in an RN nursing program because she wanted to work with hospice patients. Her path was abruptly changed by a simple gift certificate for a facial that was actually a divine intervention. She went on to volunteer with hospice patients while she was attending school to become a licensed Aesthetician where she landed in her calling.  After her youngest of three children graduated from high school, she and her husband of 25 years decided to go on an adventure and move to Florida in 2020. She is very excited to join our team at Esplanade! She will help nurture and care for your health and skincare needs within our loving environment.

Her motto is “Skincare with Inner care!”

Julia Brown, Hair Stylist, Make-Up Artist, and Educator

Julia is a passionate hair stylist and makeup artist with over 20 years’ experience. She is the fashion director and national educator for Ultimate Face Cosmetics and is the Director of Education for Inca Glow Organic Amino Acid Smoothing Complex.

Julia is originally from Massachusetts and moved to Florida 2 years ago . She lives in Lakewood Ranch and loves to golf and keep up with all the latest trends in the hair and beauty industry.

Merari Ramos, Licensed Nail Technician

Merari has 11 years’ experience as a nail technician. She enjoys creating new and innovative one-of-a-kind designs. With beautiful colors from classic to fun, Merari can give your nails a unique personality.

Brian Fortin, Hair Stylist

Brian is from Connecticut and moved to Lakewood Ranch in 2018. He has been in the hair industry for over 35+ years. He also has owned his own business for over 27 years. 
Brian has been a Cosmetology instructor and is always continuing his education.  He specializes in color, women’s and men’s precision cuts and styles. His barbering skills are on point!
Brian has been a performer in theater since childhood. He’s looking forward to meeting all of you at the salon.