Laura Tuerck Appointed Spa Director at Montage Laguna Beach

Earlier this summer, Laura Tuerck was appointed the new spa director at Montage Laguna Beach (CA). Tuerck will oversee all operations of the 20,000-square-foot Spa Montage. Her responsibilities include renewing the treatments on the spa menu, creating new wellness offerings, staff training, retail, marketing, and promotions. "We are thrilled to welcome Laura to our team and look forward to her contributions," says Rick Riess, managing director. "Her expertise, dedication and experience will bring Spa Montage Laguna Beach an even higher level of service, and maintain our status as one of Southern California's most luxurious wellness experiences.” 

Previously, Tuerck was spa director for the Canyon Ranch SpaClub (Las Vegas), where she spearheaded the launch of the SpaClub's Comprehensive Foot Health Center and Advanced Facial Program; managed the development and training of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub management team; coordinated the staff training of 19 Canyon Ranch SpaClubs aboard cruise ships worldwide; and served on the design and development teams for many new Canyon Ranch properties. In 1999, she began her tenure with the company as an exercise physiologist and continued to achieve successive promotions to fitness lead, wellness manager and associate spa director, until her appointment as spa director in 2012. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Tuerck earned a Bachelor's Degree in exercise science, followed by a Master's Degree in exercise physiology. After graduation, Tuerck relocated to Las Vegas to launch her career as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.