Q & A with Shane Bird,Spa Director, Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa

Meet Shane Bird, Spa Director at Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa

 
How many years have you been involved in the spa industry?
12 years
 
What was the path that led you into the spa industry?
I graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1996 and started my own massage business as I finished my bachelors in health and behavioral science at the University of Utah. I was asked to assist at the Utah College of Massage Therapy and eventually found myself as the Associate Director of Career Services. I had heard word that Canyon Ranch was going to open a new property in Las Vegas so I reached out and invited Diane Trieste and Jenny Helling to Salt Lake to interview potential massage therapists. Over dinner they asked if I was interested in working at the new Canyon Ranch SpaClub as a supervisor…the rest is spa history.
 
What is your favorite place in the whole world?
Paris (with my wife)
 
If you could have any profession in the world, other than what you do now, what would you be?
Professor/Teacher
 
What is your go-to spa treatment?
Stone Massage
 
 What is your proudest accomplishment?
Professionally - Assisting in the opening/expansions of 3 Canyon Ranch properties. Personally – My 3 kids
 
 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My bank account
 
Care to share any details on family life; i.e. spouse, partner, children, pets?
I have an amazing wife who is my best friend and mentor! We have 3 amazing kids (10, 8, and 5). We are very close knit and love to go on “adventures” whether it is visiting family in Maine and Utah or going ice skating in Phoenix when it is 110 degrees. We have a puppy named Daisy that our oldest daughter rescued one night from the desert. She was starved and only 6 months old when we found her…Now she is fat and sassy and a happy part of the Bird clan.
 
Two things about yourself we don’t know
I speak fluent French and enjoy a good musical
 
What is your motto or concept that you live by?
Do or Do Not…There is no Try
 
What is your most treasured possession?
My titanium Citizen watch that my wife gave me on our wedding day

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