Meet the best salon and spa team in Austin!
Alison Miller Robbins Front Desk Coordinator
Alison Miller RobbinsFront Desk Coordinator
I have worked at Spa at the Lake for 3 years and I love my spa family. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended Pennsylvania State University where I studied for my B.S. In Criminal Law. My husband and I moved to Austin in 2008 and we have really grown to love the city and the outdoors. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hanging out with my two Corgi’s, watching movies and playing pool.
Amanda Slaughter Hair
I have been a hair stylist since 2004 and have worked at Spa at the Lake since September of 2010. I am a stylist who specializes in hair color, cuts, Brazilian Blowouts and hair extensions. I am originally from the Houston area and have lived in Austin since 2006. I have two girls and love outdoor activities, traveling and spending quality time with my family.
Anna Carewicz Esthetician
I have worked at Spa at the Lake since February of 2000. I specialize in the ultimate skincare experience and age reversal. I have traveled to numerous international Dermalogica conferences to further my knowledge about skincare. Before joining the spa, I worked for 12 years at Halina Andre developing European skincare products. I have 2 daughters and enjoy reading, riding bicycles and cooking.
April Phillips Body
I have been massaging for 15 years. I attended the Dahans Institute of Massage and am nationally board-certified. My modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, and many more. I love what I do and it is reflected in my work – come in and give me the opportunity to show you!
Ashley Walker Hair
I have been doing hair for over 8 years in the Lakeway area and I found my home at Spa at the Lake in 2009. I have since had two wonderful children and therefore, have a bit more of a limited schedule. However, I love my job and my clients, so I make the most of the time I can devote to the spa. I specialize in custom hair color and color correction, often working with the full spectrum of blondes from soft and natural to bold and glamorous.
Cheryl Flickinger Esthetician, Make-up
Cheryl FlickingerEsthetician, Make-up
Since 2006, I have been a member of the Spa at the Lake team. My mission is to provide each and every client effective personalized services, based on result-oriented and science-based techniques, using my strong educational background and experience and to enhance each client’s personal appearance, using the latest technologies. Those personalized services include facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy, High Frequency, eyelash extensions, waxing and lash/brow tinting procedures. I love interacting with people and bringing some joy to their day. I have also been a Group Fitness Instructor since 2007 and am passionate about Fitness and Wellbeing. I enjoy many outdoor activities, music and spending time with my family. I have been blessed with two amazing children. I desire to inspire by example, to be a compassionate listener, to reveal the inner beauty in each client and team up with them to radiate their outer beauty.
Denise Gordon Hair
I have called Spa at the Lake my home for 14 years. I have been a stylist for 30 years and strive to help my clients have hair that gets noticed. I raised my family in Lakeway for many years and I enjoy cooking, traveling, gardening and embracing my creative side.
Erin Mastromoro Front Desk & Events Coordinator
Erin MastromoroFront Desk & Events Coordinator
I have just started working at Spa at the Lake this year but I already consider it my spa family and home away from home! I love helping people relax and have a wonderful memorable experience that can bring a smile to their face! I grew up in Florida, moved to Dallas and now live in the beautiful city of Austin! I am new to the area but have found many great things I enjoy about it! I am a full time student pursuing a law degree, and in my free time I enjoy movies, yoga classes and spending time with my two dogs.
Ivy Terpening Front Desk Coordinator
Ivy TerpeningFront Desk Coordinator
I’ve been in the salon/spa industry for the past 12 years. My positions have ranged from front of the house making appointments to styling hair in Chicago for the past 9 years. As amazing as Chicago is, my husband and I were craving more “fun in the sun” and decided to move to beautiful Austin, Texas. I’m currently taking a break from styling hair and am now working as a Front Desk Coordinator at Spa at the Lake. I love helping clients plan special days to pamper themselves and create unforgettable memories.
Jennifer Awada Nails
I’ve worked at the spa for about 7 years now. I moved from cold weather to the beautiful Texas state to start a new adventure. I’ve been married for 5 years and have a beautiful 2 year old boy with another one due in March. I’m ready for another year at the spa to make new friends and new memories. Hope to see you soon.
Julie Gage Esthetician, Make-up
Julie GageEsthetician, Make-up
I have been a massage therapist since 2001 and have studied esthetics since 2008, with an emphasis on SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica products. I enjoy providing a holistic approach in all aspects of esthetics. This includes hair removal, skin care, facials, aromatherapy and make-up application. I love helping my clients reach their skin care goals. My personal objective is for them to walk out of my session feeling relaxed, confident and beautiful. Outside of work, I enjoy being active with my husband and two small children. I am an advocate for health in both mind and body. Daily exercise and nutritional awareness are essential in our household.
Lenka Levine Body
I have been a massage therapist since 1989. From 1991 to 2005, I was associated with Houston Northwest Medical Center providing a variety of massage services including infant, prenatal and lymphatic drainage. I have been associated with Spa at the Lake since 2008. My interests include family, friends, holistic health, good nutrition, travel, reading and providing good service to her spa clients.
Linda Hunt Body
My interest in Massage Therapy was stumbled upon during a run one day at Town Lake. I realized how massage and exercise should go hand in hand. I studied at Austin School of Massage Therapy in 1999 and Lauterstein- Conway School of Massage Therapy in 2002. 14 years and 2 children later, I am still very passionate about helping people through massage therapy. I am trained in Sports, Deep Tissue, and Swedish bodywork. Upper-neck and shoulder work have become my specialty through continuing education.
I am pleased to rejoin the Spa at the Lake team after staying home to be a full-time Mom. My off-time is spent with my family and doing anything arty or crafty.
Lisa Cork-Twiss Body
I believe that human touch is essential for well being, comforting even before we are cognitive of the experience. My approach to massage, whether Swedish or Deep Tissue, is to provide a therapeutically nurturing and relaxing experience that integrates whole body awareness as well as addressing specific muscular issues. I feel very fortunate to have found a profession that I enjoy and that makes such a positive impact on people.
Lori Sheffield Front Desk Coordinator & Community Relations
Lori SheffieldFront Desk Coordinator & Community Relations
I have worked at Spa at the Lake on and off since 2002 as a Spa Coordinator and Community Relations Director. I currently attend graduate school at St. Edward’s University in the Counseling Program and am a mother to two boys, ages 8 and 12. I enjoy outdoor activities on Lake Travis, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
Melissa Sommer Body
I have been a massage therapist with Spa at the Lake since 2006. I excel at therapeutic bodywork for pain management, deep relaxation and foot reflexology. My area of specialization is structural balance of the neck, shoulder girdle and spine. My technique combines myofascial release, neuromuscular integration, trigger point therapy and sports massage. I am originally from California and have lived in Austin since 1993. I graduated from UT Austin in 2001 and completed my massage training at Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage Therapy in 2004. I have received additional advanced training from the Neuromuscular Institute and have trained in Russian Sports Massage with former Soviet pentathlete Oleg Boumier.
Rachel Hailey Hair, Make-up
Rachel HaileyHair, Make-up
I have been a stylist for over a decade, starting off in costuming for TV and film. I started doing hair about five years ago and absolutely love it. My love for creating Hollywood hair for my clients is the reason I keep up with the latest trends in hair and fashion. I also love doing make-up, special event hairstyles, long hair and customized bobs. All in all, creating a signature look that fits into your lifestyle is my goal!
Rachel Pollock Front Desk Coordinator
Rachel PollockFront Desk Coordinator
My name is Rachel and I was born and raised in northwest Austin. So naturally, I’m a singer/songwriter. I’ve been with a few different bands over the last year, and have recently focused on writing and recording my own music. My inspiration comes from my family, friends, experiences, and the many festivals and concerts that we travel to every year. I started at the Front Desk at Spa At The Lake in May 2015, and have loved every second of it. I’m very thankful for my awesome and talented coworkers who never cease to make me laugh and exceed my expectations.
Sage Ray Body
I’ve been in Lakeway since May of 2007, having moved here from southern Louisiana. Helping athletes at the World of Tennis, I began developing my skills as a deep tissue practitioner. I have a strong, healing and sympathetic touch; treating each client uniquely and paying attention to details. I am absolutely passionate about the wellbeing of my customers and consider many of them to be like family. My style of massage truly varies among patron’s personal needs, though I consider my work to be both deeply therapeutic as well as invigorating. I enjoy using a combination of both analytical and eastern techniques, shiatsu being a strong subject for my independent study.
When not at work, I enjoy cozying up with my husband Chris and my bulldog Spud.
Steve Thompson Body
My training and energy is applied to relaxation and chronic pain relief massage to benefit my clients so that they can feel better and live in less pain. I often recommend a 90-minute session beginning with an orthopedic approach using trigger point, myofascial release and muscle energy techniques to address specific pain symptoms and transition to deep tissue or swedish massage to integrate a full body experience. Whether you are here just to melt into relaxation, address pain, or both, I encourage you to share your desires so we can set our session goals to meet your specific needs.
Susan Butz Body
I began practicing massage therapy 13 years ago after graduating from the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage. I joined Spa at the Lake in 2007 where I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point and Pre-Natal Massage. My goal in every massage is to incorporate a versatile blend of techniques to not only release pain and tension, but also to address any structural or postural imbalances. My areas of specialty include relieving upper back and neck constrictions and eliminating lower back spasms.
When I’m not happily massaging my wonderful clients here at Spa at the Lake, I am at home with my husband and a house full of pets, spending my time painting, quilting or just as often, learning new massage techniques.
Zareen Jameel Hair, Make-up, Threading
Zareen JameelHair, Make-up, Threading
I was raised in Dubai and moved to the United States 23 years ago. I have been part of the Lakeway community for 10 years. I have a wonderful husband who is a civil engineer and my three boys attended LTISD schools. I obtained my cosmetology license 14 years ago and have studied at Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, and Redken institutes. I specialize in haircuts, color, Brazilian Blowouts. I also do eyebrow and lash tinting as well as threading. I love being part of the Spa at the Lake family and I love my clients!