· Kevin M. Kelly – CEO. Mr. Kelly is the Chief Executive Officer of the Project Company and a Board Member. He is an experienced hospitality veteran and the former President and Chief Branding Officer of Canyon Ranch, a world-renowned resort & wellness company. Mr. Kelly also is the founder of Civano Living, a lifestyle oriented resort real estate advisory and development firm. Through Civano Development, LLC, Mr. Kelly developed a master planned community consisting of approximately 8,500 acres, 2,000 apartment units and single family homes. Mr. Kelly also has 26 years of experience building and managing commercial and retail buildings.
· John Trudeau – General Manager. Mr. Trudeau is an experienced hotel and resort executive with more than 18 years of hospitality experience. Mr. Trudeau previously served as hotel manager and director of operations for the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs. He has an extensive food and beverage background and received his culinary training as an executive chef from Johnson and Wales University. Mr. Trudeau is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership.
· Rianna Riego – Director of Brand and Communication. Ms. Riego is an experienced spa and wellness operator. From 1998 to 2010, she opened, operated and directed resort spas and consulted in a corporate capacity for the Marriott International, KSL Resorts and Western Athletic Clubs. In 2010, Ms. Riego founded her own spa consulting company, Global SpaVantage LLC. From 2011 to 2013, she was voted “Favorite Spa Consultant” by her peers for three consecutive years in the annual American Spa Professional Choice Awards. Ms. Riego has undergraduate degrees in both Marketing and Finance from the University of the Philippines.