Kristi Dickinson possesses more than two decades of luxury hospitality and wellness experience, including her current role as General Manager of Canyon Ranch Woodside, recently named Best Wellness Retreat in California by the World Spa & Wellness Awards.
Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, Ms. Dickinson held key executive positions at the Five-Star, Five Diamond Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa (North County San Diego, CA), Mayflower Inn & Spa (Washington, CT), Spa Montage at the Montage Deer Valley Resort (Park City, UT), and the Golden Door Spa at The Peaks Resort (Telluride, CO).
As an executive board member for the Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council (ASTECC) Ms. Dickinson passionately upholds the highest standards in wellness education. She offers a wide-angle perspective with a background as a massage therapist, yoga instructor and operator.
Ms. Dickinson is a WELL Accredited Professional, through the International WELL Building Institute, a Fitwel Ambassador through the Center for Active Design and a mentor for the Global Wellness Institute's mentorship program. She is passionate about creating transformative guest experiences, exemplifying and inspiring the wellness lifestyle in others and developing the future leaders of the hospitality and experience industry.
Ms. Dickinson has expertise creating exceptional guest experiences and lifelong relationships, developing world-class teams, concepting and innovation, science-based wellness programs and establishing authority in the marketplace. She holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a B.A. in Marketing and Management from the University of Iowa.
Her favorite wellness activities include hiking, meditation, cooking with friends, yoga and hydrotherapy.