Q & A with Stephanie Baxter, Spa Director at Rancho Valencia

Meet Stephani Baxter, SpaDirector at Rancho Valencia.

How many years have you been involved in the spa industry?
15 years
What was the path that led you into the spa industry?
Fitness and Esthetics
What is your favorite place in the whole world?
Lake Como Italy
If you could have any profession in the world, other than what you do now, what would you be?
Large Animal Veterinarian
What is your go-to spa treatment?
Deep Tissue massage or Pedicure It’s a Tie!
 What is your proudest accomplishment?
Helping save animals
 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to have more patience.
Care to share any details on family life; i.e. spouse, partner, children, pets?
I have rescued all my animals Jack Brown – Dog – Charlie Cheesecake and Hi-Jinx - cats
Two things about yourself we don’t know
I’m an equestrian and I would love to travel to India.
What is your motto or concept that you live by?
Never underestimate the difference you can make.
What is your most treasured possession?
An old hand woven bag from Roatan Honduras I bought from a little girl. I didn’t want the bag but the poverty in Roatan was so extreme and the people were so kind I would of bought anything from them. When I look at the bag -which hangs in my entry way -it reminds me every day to appreciate life no matter what it brings.