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Meet Our Therapists

Intuitive Service

Designed to Pamper, Relax, and Inspire

Our therapists come from a variety of backgrounds, have extensive training in their fields, and share a true passion for exceeding guest expectations. We provide our clients with ultimate customer service in all that we do. We want your visit to The Spa at Costa d'Este to be a unique and a relaxing one.

Megan De Souza

Spa Director

Megan De Souza received her Associate's Degree in Business at Central Maine Technical School and attended Capilo Institute earning her aesthetician license in the State of Maine. After deciding it was time for a change of weather she packed up her car and moved to sunny Florida. She began working as an aesthetician at The Spa at Costa d'Este when it first opened in 2008.  Since then, Megan has earned a massage therapist license specializing in Ashiatsu, nails, and is The SPA manager. She currently resides in Vero Beach with her husband Marcio and "fur-baby" dog, Pele. They hope to retire and move to Brazil one day.

We are an extraordinary international spa team with undeniable talent!

Megan De Souza

Tiffany De Bruyn

Spa Coordinator

Tiffany graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University.  Through college she worked at a local salon and fell in love with both the industry and atmosphere of the salon/spa world.  After almost 7 years at the salon she decided to pack her bags and head to Florida on a new adventure.  As a "Michigander," Tiffany loves every minute of the Florida sunshine!

Cathi Nalzaro

Licensed Massage Therapist / Esthetican / Nail Technician

Cathi Nalzaro began her career in the spa industry in 1999 as a salon associate for Vito Mazza Salon and Spa in Woodbridge, New Jersey. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist, her main focus soon became being a facial specialist for the Australian organic skin care company, Jurlique. There, she became a trainer for the company as well as spa manager for their Short Hills, New Jersey location. In 2006, Cathi moved to Vero Beach, Florida and became a licensed full specialist (facials and nails). After working as an independent operator, she was employed by The SPA at Costa d’Este in 2010. In 2012, Cathi became a licensed massage therapist, making her a “triple threat” in the spa. In addition to her multiple licensing, she is also certified in Brazilian wax technique.

Cathi received her post-graduate education at the Dermal Institute in New York in skin analysis and treatment of rosacea and sensitized skin. Career highlights within the spa industry include being a hair assistant, spa consultant, facial specialist, product/treatment trainer, spa manager, marketing assistant, nail tech and LMT. Cathi’s personal mission statement is to provide above and beyond excellent customer service and impart invaluable personal care and education to every client.

Josie Diaz-Garcia

Spa Supervisor / Cosmetologist

Josie started her career as a licensed Cosmetologist in Illinois. She moved to Florida in 2009 and began working at The SPA as the receptionist. She returned to Illinois and began working at our sister property, Eaglewood Resort and Spa. By 2011, she and her family relocated to Palm Bay, Florida and she returned to The SPA at Costa d’Este. Josie ultimately realized that The SPA was her place of zen...why not make it yours? Josie is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish.

Carrie Russell

Licensed Esthetician

Carrie has been a Licensed Esthetician since 1994, and still loves her career as much as she did in the beginning. Over the past two decades she has worked at luxury resort spas & high-end day spas, as well as being an educator for several skin care product lines. 

Carrie has a very holistic approach to skin care, and a passion for organic products and treatments. Her interest in wellness led her to become a Certified Nutritionist in 1999, and she loves to share that knowledge by giving clients simple tips on healthy eating for beautiful skin. Carrie is new to Florida, and is extremely happy to be living two blocks from both the ocean and Costa d'Este. 

Jill Pollock

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jill is a native Vero Beacher.  After a career as a stained glass artist she chose a new path as a massage therapist as a way to relieve peoples everyday stress and overworked bodies.  Jill has been a liscensed massage therapist for ten years.  Working on the feet is her specialty.

Sabrina Nicholas

Licensed Massage Therapist / Cosmetologist

Sabrina moved to Florida as a child and grew up in Delray Beach.  She has lived on Florida's Emerald Coast, on Florida's West Coast and in South Florida, including Miami and Key Largo.  She moved to Vero Beach in 2013 to be closer to her large extended family.  She enjoys living in Vero Beach's charming Original Town neighborhood with her two daughters, two dogs and two cats.

Sabrina holds multiple spa service licenses. She has been a licensed Cosmetologist for more than twenty years and enjoys all aspects of this varied profession including the services of nail care, manicures and pedicures. Sabrina also loves all aspects of skincare and received her certification in Microdermabrasion in 2008.  She has been a Certified Member of Associated Skin Care Professionals since 2011. Sabrina is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Licensed Body Wrapper.  She is certified in ETPS Neuromechanical Therapy, is a Level III Reiki Practitioner and a Level V Bhakti Certified Practitioner.  She has been a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals since 2009.

Ariana I Politron

Licensed Massage Therapist

After years of cold weather from Chicago, Illinois and Cincinnati, Ohio, Ariana moved to Florida with her family. She received her Associates Degree from Miami Dade College in Liberal Arts. Always interested in a career in Massage Therapy, she enrolled at the Beauty and Massage Institute of Vero Beach and graduated in 2010. She has also taken courses in Reflexology and likes to incorporate it into her massages. She will be starting school in July at the Academy of Cosmetology to be a Full Specialist. Ariana is looking forward to being a "Triple Threat" Ariana is also Bilingual and speaks English and Spanish.

Kimberly Aikey

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kimberly was raised in Sebastian Fl.  Receiving her training from the Beauty and Massage Institute of Vero Beach, Fl.  She Specializes in Deep Tissue and Swedish massage, while pulling inspiration from her work as a Reiki practioner.  Kimberly intuitively works with a sense of spirit and connection to the individual while providing a healing massage with lasting results.  She is a firm believer that the mind and body form a strong connection, a connection that she uses in her passion to heal others.  Some of the activities that she enjoys are running, cycling, spending time outdoors, and the creative arts.  Kimberly demonstrates tremendous respect and love for her profession.  Believing in the ability to heal one’s body temple with the power of love and light.

Leslie Walstrum

Licensed Massage Therapist

Leslie has been doing massage since January 2011. She has worked in spa settings before, as well as, working with a chiropractor. She genuinely enjoys helping other people. She feels working in a spa setting is a perfect opportunity to help others relax and let go of the everyday stresses of life. She would ultimately like to teach massage to others. Born in Louisiana she has lived all over the south east including but not limited to: Virginia, Georgia, and various parts of Florida.

Lumin Welch

Spa Host / Pool Concierge

Lumin was born and raised in Vero Beach Florida.  Lumin came upon Costa d’ Este Beach Resort though her schools job shadowing program and fell in love. She loves to horse back ride and travel all around the world. She graduated high school in 2014 and is now working toward her cosmetology and massage license. 

Gabriela Dos Santos

Spa Host / Pool Concierge

Gabriela grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. At the age of 6, her family moved to Vero Beach, Florida. Gabriela graduated in 2011 at Vero Beach High School and attended Indian River State College for Culinary Arts. After two semesters of culinary school she realized this was not the career path for her. Gabriela came across Costa d’Este Beach Resort and fell in love with the Cuban inspired, modern resort and team spirit in The Spa at Costa d’Este. She is flourishing in the hospitality industry and enjoying every moment at The SPA. Gabriela is bilingual and speaks both English and Portuguese.

Jerzi Nalzaro 

Pool Concierge

Jerzi Nalzaro moved to Vero Beach, FL from New Jersey in 2006. In 2012 she has received her Associate of Arts degree, and she also plans to enter a nursing program to achieve her Associate of Science degree. Growing up, Jerzi had an interest in cosmetology and the spa industry.  Her ultimate goal is to become a registered nurse, a licensed cosmetologist, and to pursue a career in medical aesthetics. Eventually, she also wants to volunteer on medical missions in the Philippines.

 Alex Kuh

Pool Concierge

Alex was born and raised in Vero Beach. She graduated with AP & Honors from Vero Beach High School in 2012. Alex began working at Costa the summer of 2013 as a part time pool concierge. Currently she is attending Byran College in Dayton, TN where she plays on the women's soccer team. While at Bryan College she is majoring in Exercise and Health Science, when she completed her degree she plans to go to physical therapy school. 

Michelle Ciemko

Pool Concierge

Michelle was raised in Vero Beach, Florida where she enjoys the beach and “small town” feel.  She graduated high school in 2013 and is pursuing a career in the spa industry.

Danielle Ciemko

Pool Concierge

Danielle was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida.  She graduated from Indian River Charter High School in 2013.  Danielle enjoys traveling and relaxing at the beach in her free time.  She is taking time right now to work hard and figure out what her next step is.  Danielle plans to attend college in the near future, to study real estate.