Lynne Wiggins: Owner
Home Town: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Favorite Travel Destination: Nepal, Peru and Egypt
Favorite Fashion Style: Scarves and Layered Jewelry
Favorite Spa Service: 90 min Chi Massage and Sphinx Deluxe Facial
Why I created Ahlara: I created Ahlara as a healing and community center offering an oasis of peace and tranquility. After traveling to Asia for many years, I wanted to recreate the calm, relaxing and soothing atmosphere of an Asian inspired spa. I wanted to share the beauty and artistry of the textiles, art and wood-work I found during my travels and create an exotic spa culture in which to show case my treasures.
Sandra Harris: General Manager
Home Town: Blacksburg, VA
Education: Biology at Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA
Why did you choose Ahlara? It was what I had been dreaming of
Favorite Travel Destination: Bora Bora and Switzerland
Favorite Fashion Style: I love anything Aqua
Favorite Spa Service: Pacha Papa Massage
Goal: My desire is for each client to experience the beauty and peace of Ahlara and to walk away completely relaxed and replenished.
Joyce “Joy” Marie Sheldon: Community Liaison
Home Town: Buffalo, NY
Education: State University of NY at Buffalo
Why did you choose Ahlara? I share in the commitment to service excellence and in providing the community with opportunities for growth of mind and spirit
Favorite Travel Destination: I love the mountains, especially the Smokies.
Favorite Fashion Style: Casual and comfortable
Favorite Spa Service: Pacha Papa Massage and The Atlantis (amethyst biomat)
Goal: To be of service to others.
Alba Kogot: Customer Service Coordinator/ Energy Healer
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Music Education at Chestnut Hill College
Why did you choose Ahlara? I love the atmosphere here. It’s so relaxing and stress-free.
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere as long as my husband is with me. We have lots of fun together.
Favorite Fashion Style: Casual chique
Favorite Spa Service: Massage – any and every kind
Goal: To meet people and live life to the fullest.
Alissa Thurston-Mercado: Customer Service Coordinator/Energy & Crystal Healer
Home Town: Stony Point, NY
Education: Reiki Practitioner
Why did you choose Ahlara? I love the atmosphere and the great energy and I absolutely love the crystals!!
Favorite Travel Destination: Disney World, FL
Favorite Fashion Style: Boho and Rock T-shirts
Favorite Spa Service: Sphinx Facial
Goal: I want clients to enjoy the positive energy at Ahlara and leave feeling balanced and renewed.
Amanda Odom: Licensed Esthetician
Home Town: Hickory, NC
Why did you choose Ahlara? I love the atmosphere. As soon as you walk in you’re at ease.
Education: A New Vision Academy: Institute of Skin and Spa Sciences
Favorite Travel Destination: Disney World. Love sharing moment with my family at the park and riding rides.
Favorite Fashion Style: Comfy and casual. Leggings and a t-shirt.
Favorite Spa Service: Chi Massage
Goal: To build a clientele and share my knowledge and resources with others. I want everyone to feel special.
Angelica Costea: Customer Service Coordinator
Home Town: Arad, Romania
Why did you choose Ahlara? I love the people
Favorite Travel Destination: Atlantis, Bahamas
Favorite Fashion Style: Jeans and T-shirts
Favorite Spa Service: Sphinx Facial
Goal: I love working with people and helping the find them perfect service or outfit.
Brandie Summey: Licensed Nail Technician
Home Town: Charlotte, NC
Education: South Eastern Cosmetology, Charlotte, NC
Why did you choose Ahlara? I enjoy the relaxing environment and the wide choices of services
Favorite Travel Destination: I love Disney World and the Grand Turks
Favorite Fashion Style: Casual jeans and boots
Favorite Spa Service: Pacha Papa Massage or Mani Stone Massage
Goal: For everyone to leave feeling just a little bit happier and relaxed.
Caroline Hutchison: Licensed Esthetician
Home Town: Winterpark, FL
Education: Aveda Institute
Why did you choose Ahlara? Something in my soul pulled me here. I love everything Ahlara is, has and stands for!
Favorite Travel Destination: Austin, TX and Marathon, FL
Favorite Fashion Style: Boho Chic!
Favorite Spa Service: Ahlara’s new facial…Emience’s Gemstone
Goal: To fill up everybody’s cup that I meet! Leave and impression in their hearts while lessening my carbon footprint.
Carolyn Forney: Licensed Massage Therapist
Carolyn Bush: Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician
Home Town: All over North Carolina
Education: Natural Touch Massage, Hickory, NC 2008 Cosmetic Arts Academy, Hickory, NC 2010
Why did you choose Ahlara? Change is progress and moving forward.
Favorite Travel Destination: Yellowstone National Park
Favorite Fashion Style: Sundresses and sandals
Favorite Spa Service: A refreshing wrap to comfort my skin.
Goal: As a holistic healer to make my clients feel comfortable, healthy and relaxed.
Christine “Cece” Heller: Licensed Nail Technician and Licensed Esthetician
Home Town: Brisbane Australia
Education: Cintec Nail Academy, Aveda Institute for Esthetics, Illinois Reflexology Inc.
Why did you choose Ahlara? I chose Ahlara for its zen family and spiritual healthy qualities.
Favorite Travel Destination: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Paris, England, and Florida
Favorite Fashion Style: Comfort and mommy attire. Love anything European/Franswa
Favorite Spa Service: Rezenerate, Sands of Cairo, Nefertiti
Goal: To create a zen, stress relief, relaxation environment while offering a full range of treatments to fulfill client’s needs and objectives.
Diantha King: Licensed Massage Therapist
Erin Boyle: Licensed Massage Therapist
Home Town: Chicago, IL
Education: Edmund Morgan School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, Cornelius, NC 2007
Why did you choose Ahlara? I knew I would fit in
Favorite Travel Destination: Belize
Favorite Fashion Style: Sport
Favorite Spa Service: The Ahlara Harmony Package
Goal: I want to continue learning all that I can about massage so that I can further my career as a body worker.
Judy Wagner: Customer Service Coordinator
Home Town: Albemarle, NC
Why did you choose Ahlara? It just seemed to call to me
Favorite Travel Destination: My mountain cabin
Favorite Fashion Style: Dresses
Favorite Spa Service: Sands of Cairo Facial
Goal: To provide excellent customer service and have fun.
Lynne Settle: Licensed Massage Therapist
Home Town: Bloomington, Indiana
Education: NC Massage School & The School of Life – currently pursuing Gestalt & Energy Healing
Why did you choose Ahlara? Finding Ahlara was a gift from the universe!
Favorite Travel Destination: Maui, Hawaii I love international travel!
Favorite Fashion Style: Classic, timeless styles
Favorite Spa Service: Manicures and Pedicures
Goal: To effect a healing of the planet and humanity thru love, empathy and harmony.
Mary Blose: Licensed Massage Therapist
Home Town: Port Orange, FL
Education: NC Massage School
Why did you choose Ahlara? After taking some time off for shoulder surgery I wanted to go somewhere that I knew was about the client and their well being!
Favorite Travel Destination: The beach…but Hawaii has been the best.
Favorite Fashion Style: Hip and fun with a touch of classic
Favorite Spa Service: Jing (cupping) Massage
Goal: My goal with every client is for them to leave feeling better than when they came through the door. Not only physically but mentally as well.
Maureen Jennings: Licensed Esthetician/ Energy Healer
Home Town: Locust Valley, NY
Education: Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC 2010
Why did you choose Ahlara? Perfect fit!
Favorite Travel Destination: Scotland
Favorite Fashion Style: Casual Classic
Favorite Spa Service: Benben Body Scrub
Goal: I am very passionate about educating clients on the importance of proper skincare products and treatments.
Nin McGhee: Licensed Massage Therapist
Rae Chapman: Licensed Massage Therapist
Home Town: Plano, TX
Education: Utah College of Massage Therapy, 2012
Why did you choose Ahlara? I love the location near Lake Norman, the atmosphere in the spa, and the people all seem happy to be here.
Favorite Travel Destination: United Kingdom especially London
Favorite Fashion Style: Dark, rich colors
Favorite Spa Service: Shiva Massage
Goal: When the body is free of pain, the mind and spirit are free of their weights and limitations.
Stephanie Stokes: Licensed Nail Technician and Licensed Esthetician
*All of our therapists our licensed and certified through the state of North Carolina.