About Tara Donna Grodjesk
Tara Donna Grodjesk, president of Tara Spa Therapy, and vice president of Earthlite, Spa and Wellness Products, is an innovator and entrepreneur who has devoted more than 30 years of experience in holistic health and wellness to bring therapeutic efficacy to spa treatments through the Tara brand, a careful selection of authentically green and organic products for hotels, resorts, destination, and day spas. She has been a consultant to world-class spas in facility design and the development of wellness concepts and signature product lines.
Grodjesk, a recipient of American Spa’s Visionary of the Year award, has also been a member of ISPA for more than 25 years and was appointed chairwoman of ISPA’s first Taskforce on Greening and Sustainability. In addition, she is a founder of GSN Planet and the GSN Dedicated Contributor award was named in her honor.
Grodjesk has conducted Women’s Retreats for Spa Professionals for 17 years, and recently, she founded the Women in Leadership Forum to provide inspiration, mentorship, and leadership cultivation for women in the spa industry.
Grodjesk has a B.A. in psychology with honors from the University of Michigan. She is a certified massage therapist, holistic health educator, Ayurvedic practitioner, and aromatherapist. She has trained more than 4,000 massage therapists and estheticians internationally and was the first person to introduce Ayurveda to the U.S. spa industry.