Meet the Spa Organica Green Team!
Christina Conrad, Owner, BA, LE, CMT
Christina has always been interested in health and healing, so after graduating UC Berkeley with a BA in liberal arts, she decided to follow her heart and pursue a path in the personal care industry. However, while working as a trainer and sales rep for several major cosmetic companies, Christina discovered that many of the products claiming to be "natural" were actually quite the opposite: full of toxic chemicals with misleading labeling. Disillusioned, Christina decided to open Spa Organica®, a wellness sanctuary devoted 100% to clean and healthy products and services; no toxins, no cruelty, no compromise. Christina is a Licensed Holistic Esthetician, and holds certifications in Acupressure, Swedish/Esalen® Bodywork, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Life Coaching. She is also a 3rd Degree Reiki Master Teacher and a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher. When she is not at Spa Organica®, she enjoys working with animals and appreciating nature.
Susan Emmara-Klein, LE, CMT
Susan grew up in Southern California with a appreciation and curiosity for the colors, beauty, and scents, of the flowers and trees around her childhood home. As a young child she concocted flower petal potions and perfumes, staying outside into the dusk hours with the house cats as her companions. Her mother enrolled her in dance lessons at the age of 4 to strengthen her health, she continued her studies in classical ballet through high school pursuing a professional career as a dancer then dance teacher. Susan found another passion in the healing arts as a massage therapist. After retiring from dance she was privileged to have been able to study the Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement from Marion Rosen and Valerie Luoto. In 2000, Susan went to Provence France to receive certification in French-style aromatherapy, she also received certification in herbal medicine therapy from the American College of Health Sciences. While raising 3 children she worked at a herbal wellness shop in Prescott Arizona while apprenticing under Amy Heimlich in herbal medicine making and organic skin care for the family. In 2014 Susan moved to San Francisco to study esthetics at the Cinta Aveda Institute and landed at Spa Organica immediately after graduating and receiving her esthetics license. Susan enjoys working at Spa Organica® because she feels that natural organic vegan skin care is superior in helping clients achieve healthy skin while educating the community about responsible and ethical consumer practices.
Ferren Knickerbocker, LE, CMT
Ferren came to find her passion for skin care after massage school and working in a day spa in Calistoga, close to where she was raised. She then attended and graduated from San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology in 2003 and has been practicing skin care in Northern California ever since. She takes pride in making her clients feel comfortable and well cared for through her personable nature and expertise. She is motivated to help her clients receive their optimal skin care needs by listening and being detail oriented. She is attentive and meticulous in her work. As a mother she is dedicated to living a healthy and organic lifestyle to set an example for her two young daughters. Ferren finds joy in helping guests obtain quality self care habits with her knowledge and nurturing touch.