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GSN Planet (GSN) has announced five new appointments to its board of directors, bringing the total number of members to 17. New board members include:

  • Bret Dugan, chief operating officer, Soleil Toujours
  • Saied Karamooz, president, Blue Beautifly
  • Kate Morrison, director of wellness & sustainability, Ojai Valley Inn
  • Danny Silva, director of wellness, Auberge Resort – Stanly Ranch
  • Mackenzie Vath, director of wellness & sustainability, Pacific Hospitality Group

According to GSN, current and newly elected members are diverse and talented individuals who practice sustainability in their personal and professional lives and bring international reach to the industry. These board members are dedicated to leading the spa and wellness industry’s growth in the new green economy, helping to incorporate sustainable and regenerative business practices for the betterment of the planet.

“We are honored and humbled by the response we received by so many professionals who were interested in serving the members and sponsors of GSN Planet as board members,” says Thor Holm, GSN Planet board president. “It was a daunting task selecting this group of directors from all those who applied, but that selection was based on the board’s present needs and the talents of the applicants. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Brett, Danny, Kate, Kenzie, and Saied to the dedicated group already working on our community’s and industry’s behalf.”


Other board members include Holm, general manager of Farm to Coast Collective + the Livery on Main; GSN board treasurer Wendy Bosalavage, CRO and president, LIVunLtd; Julie Andrews, Andrews Marketing Group; Clifford Bast, founder and principal at Bast Sustainability, ESG & SDGs Consulting; Rocco Bova, managing director, Grupo Hotelero 1800; Lynn Curry, president, Curry Spa Consulting; Maggy Dunphy, founder, SOS-Spaproject.com; Sallie Fraenkel, president, Mind Body Spirit Network; Suzy Bordeaux Johlfs, spa director, Silverado Resort & Spa; Nicole Lampsa, COO Honua Hawaiian Skincare; Natasha Prybyla, founder and CMT, Sloco Health & Wellness; and Adar Venyige, director of sales for Dazzle Dry and VB Cosmetics.

The full list of the board of directors is available on the GSN website at gsnplanet.org/about/our-team.

About The Author
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Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures, ForbesTraveler.com, E! Online, Gayot.com, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.