Meet Sean Endsley, Regional Sales Director at Ageless Aesthetics, who offer products and equipment featuring the latest innovations in non-invasive anti-aging technology.
How many years have you been involved in the spa/hospitality industry?
I've been working in the spa industry since February 14, 2007, when I began working with Ageless Aesthetics.
What was the path that led you into the spa industry?
It certainly wasn't the most direct path, that's for sure. I received my bachelor's degree from Colorado State University in 2002, and then enlisted in the United States Army shortly thereafter. I served proudly as an airborne infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division's 3225 Airborne Infantry Regiment, deploying to Baghdad and Mosul, Iraq from 2004-2005, in support of their first free democratic elections.
I loved my time in the service and re-enlisted shortly after my first deployment to Iraq, however after an unfortunate injury I was medically discharged in early 2007 and returned home to Denver, CO. to figure out the next chapter in my life. I had recently met Rob Insinger, CEO of Ageless Aesthetics, as his sister had married my brother a few months earlier. Rob had left his work in medical device sales to pursue the development of Ageless and offered me some part-time work while I put my resume together and decided what it was I wanted to do. After about a week of my answering phones and just helping out around the office, I guess he recognized some potential in me because I was offered a full-time position, and we've been working together ever since!
What is your favorite place in the whole world?
Being a Colorado native and an avid skier, I've never found anywhere else the solace and peace that I feel at the top of a mountain during the winter. It doesn't matter to me which mountain range or resort; just standing on the edge of a cornice with my ski tips overlooking thousands of vertical feet of snow beneath me and the only sound created by the wind or my breathing makes me feel like I'm at home. It's my idea of heaven on earth.
If you could have any profession in the world, other than what you do now, what would you be?
I would have stayed in the military for much longer if it hadn't been for my injury, and when I was forced from that line of work it was really hard for me to let go of it because it had been my focus and my motivation for so many of my formative years. I'm fortunate enough now to get to work with people that I truly enjoy being with 10-12 hours daily, and I meet amazing new friends and colleagues at every spa-related event that I attend. With that said, I've often thought that a morning talk show radio host or comedian has it pretty good. I would enjoy getting paid to make people laugh.
What is your motto or concept that you live by?
I just try to give my best at everything that I do; at the end of the day if you've succeeded in doing that then there's really no way you could have failed. I also try to take a moment amid any present chaos to stop and really appreciate my life, and all of the positive aspects of it; it really helps me to compartmentalize and manage hectic situations.
What is your most treasured possession?
As much as one can treasure a "thing" I guess I would have to say my family's home in Estes Park, Colorado. My parents were both school teachers and didn't make a ton of money, but they found a way to make their dream of a mountain retreat for their family a reality and it represents one of the best parts of my childhood.
What’s your go-to spa treatment?
I'm happy to enjoy whatever I can get when I find the time. I really enjoy involved, methodical face or body treatments that have a great story behind them and their brand, and actual results are nice too!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
At this point in my life, I am most proud about my service to my country. That I could be recognized as a peer among so many amazing people, and that I have earned the genuine love and respect of people I consider to be heroes is incredibly humbling; it's the biggest honor I could ever imagine.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I believe that you should love and believe in yourself exactly as you are, because it's through your life experiences, both good and bad, that you've forged your character. I just wish I had more time to work out!
Care to share any details on family life; i.e. spouse, partner, children, pets?
I've got an incredibly smart, funny and beautiful girlfriend who will be a spouse someday (if she says yes) and a couple of terribly spoiled cats that we rescued from a shelter (I'm constantly reminding them of this when they act up).
Tell us two things about yourself we don’t know.
I'm a recent motorcycle enthusiast, having gotten my license in the summer of 2009, and I spend nearly every sunny day that I can on the back of my Harley Davidson Fat Boy exploring new parts of the world.
I chose to attend Colorado State University because I was intending on applying to their Veterinary School which was top 3 in the nation after completing my undergraduate program. I pursued a "pre-vet med" biology degree for 2 years before switching to Criminal Justice, which is what I graduated with.