Barbara (Bebe) Tillery-Gimarelli--Staff Aesthetician
I have been in the beauty industry for over 25 years. Starting as a Make-up artist for Lancôme, Dior and Chanel, I have 14 years experience as an aesthetician at The Pearl Day Spa.
I enjoy helping my clients achieve their most beautiful skin possible with my knowledge of what is best for each individual.
I specialize in: anti-aging, acne prone skin, milia removal, and relaxation!
I hope to see you soon!
Bryer Bilderback-- Aesthetics Manager
I have been an aesthetician for 19 years. I am skilled in facials, head to toe waxing, brow and lash tinting.
I would love to help you reduce stress and feel rejuvenated. I hope to see you soon and help you be your best self!
Miriam Ricker--Staff Aesthetician
I was inspired to become an aesthetician at the age of eight, though it would take me many more years to achieve. On my journey I've had extensive training as a Clinical Herbalist with special interest in cosmetic chemistry and Phytotherapy. My focus is simple: I'm here to nourish beauty. Through client education, regular treatments, and healing touch, we can achieve your healthy-skin goals, together.
Lily Lunneman-Warden--Massage Therapy Manager & Staff Licensed Massage Therapist.
I've been licensed for eleven years. In my practice I specialize in myofascial release, sports injury, pregnancy, deep tissue, trigger point release, and cupping therapy. I value taking my time to listen to clients so I can more effectively treat their needs and leave them relaxed. I enjoy providing supportive and helpful feedback that clients can take home as part of their continued self care regime.
I've lived in SE Eugene since 1999. I’m a mother to a precocious and active son who brings me lots of joy! I am blessed to have a beautiful community of dear friends and colleagues with which i share this beautiful life.
Sean Vierra--Owner and Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
My journey in bodywork originated from my mother's struggles with chronic pain and my goal of healing scoliosis in my own body. I believe bodywork isn't a luxury, but a necessity for the fast-paced life and demands of a modern world.
I have practiced some form of bodywork since 2005 and have studied in both Oregon & Utah, attaining the title of master bodyworker in Utah. After completing massage school, I studied with Marcia York under the supervision of Hawaiian Healing Academy to learn a traditional Hawaiian bodywork called Lomi Lomi and it continues to form the base of my practice. I specialize in injury work, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, headaches, neck pain, back pain, and traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi bodywork.
I have worked in many settings from resorts and spas, to clinics and private practice and aim to bring this diverse set of skills to the table for my clients every day that not not only heals the body but restores the mind.
Sande Maxwell--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
I have been licensed since 1986. I first received my massage license in Florida then moved to Oregon and received my Oregon license in 1988. I was a certified Trager Practitioner for over 20 years, and it is still a great influence in my work.
Over the years I have been a student of The Berry Method, cranialsacral, myofascial release, and sports massage and have done massage at The Oregon Country Fair and Cycle Oregon as well as other sporting events around the state. I have practiced chair massage at the Saturday Market, the Holiday Market, and other various venues around Eugene.
I am a member of the Oregon chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, past president of the Oregon Massage Therapy Association, and the Florida Massage Therapy Assocation.
I will work with you to achieve your goals of relaxation and pain relief using any and all modalities in my repertoire.
Barbara Rubin--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
Whether there is a specific area of concern, or just a need for an oasis of tranquility, I mindfully personalize each session to provide a focused, thorough, and genuinely relaxing massage experience.
My integrated method draws from Western & Eastern modalities including Deep Tissue/Trigger Point release; Myofascial Release; Acupressure; Shiatsu; Swedish Massage; and Tai Chi/Chi Kung, and yields successful relief from back pain, neck & shoulder pain, whiplash, headaches, limited range of motion, postural imbalances, & plantar fasciitis.
I have practiced massage therapy continuously since completing training at LCC in 1996.
"I am honored to be in a place and time to facilitate and encourage the well-being of others."
Kelsey Frank--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
As an Oregon native I decided to go to Denver School of Massage Therapy and continued my education at Utah College of Massage Therapy; gaining over a thousand hours of credit. I enjoy learning about the human body and the different ways to relieve pain.
I have been in the massage therapy profession for 6 years and truly enjoy my work. I am passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind. My specialities are deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, and integrated myofascial release. My goal is to always tailor my massage to suit the needs of my client.
Sara Sherman--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
I met and fell in love with massage therapy during a difficult and painful pregnancy. Fascinated by anatomy and the healing power of touch, I completed my education at Lane Community College’s Massage Therapy Program.
I focus on myofascial work, Trigger Point Therapy, injury rehabilitation, stress/anxiety reduction, and most importantly--client communication and education. I tailor every session to meet the individual needs of each client. My goal is for you to feel the benefits from the massage long after the session is over.
When I am not practicing or studying massage therapy I also enjoy yoga, hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors with my two children.
Shakti Gae--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
I believe massage is one of the most valuable and potent healing modalities available to help people experience optimal wellness. I specialize in Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue, and myofascial release to address a variety of issues including injury rehabilitation, stress reduction, pain relief, and support for chronic conditions. Adding nearly a decade of Reiki and energy work to compliment my massage skills, I provide treatments that are deeply relaxing and revitalizing. In 2009 I became a Reiki master teacher, and I love teaching Reiki and energy work classes to empower others on their healing path.
Passionate about healing and learning, I am a committed practitioner and student of exploring how we can experience life at our fullest potential. Outside of work, I spend time enjoying family and friends, cooking, and being outdoors hiking and gardening. I am also dedicated to practicing yoga and dancing to cultivate strength and joy in my life.
Ruth Danielson--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
Having found my calling in the healing arts by putting her sixth grade English teacher to sleep during class, I began my career in massage therapy immediately after high school. In the seventeen years since, I've work at a ski resort spa, for a chiropractor, and for myself and maintain licenses in two states.
I am passionate about helping people feel and live their best, which brought me to Eugene six years ago and to The Pearl in 2015.
Jonny Hall--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
I was licensed in Hawaii in 2015 and moved back to my former home town in 2016 when I tested and became an LMT in Oregon after spending 5 years on Maui. I worked in several spa and medical clinics and enjoy fusing my variety of massage modalities to create the ultimate healing and therapeutic experience.
My specialties include: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Lomi Lomi fusion, Trigger point therapy, Acupressure, & Prenatal massage. I AM also about to begin my formal training in ART (Active Release Technique).
When I'm not in the clinic I enjoys bicycle touring, camping, hiking, writing music, and traveling.
Keenan Tvedt--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
I am a great believer in alternative holistic healing practices, and I bring an integrative, full body/mind/spirit approach to achieve relaxation and rejuvenation. I specialize in deeply relaxing Swedish modalities mixed with an ever-growing variety of techniques extracted from different styles such as deep myofascial work and sports massage.
Each of my sessions are designed around the needs of my clients, so please come see me and we will create a treatment plan that works for you!
I am a native of Eugene, a rock climber, traveler, and lover of nature. Before entering the field of massage, I worked for many years in the outdoor industry leading trail crews and, more recently, taking youth on educational trips abroad to Latin America. I speak some Spanish--if it's your first language (or second) I'd love to practice!
Dustin Lektorich--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
My introduction to massage therapy grew out of my interest in yoga and traditional Chinese medicine. Living an all natural life and learning about natural therapies like yoga, massage and qi-gong has been a passion of mine since around the time I graduated high school.
I graduated from Inland Massage Institute in my hometown of Spokane, WA in 2012 and moved to Oregon in the summer of 2016. Since graduating, I have taken additional classes on Ayurveda and Shiatsu, so I will incorporate aspects of those styles into my massages as well as aspects of Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial release.
My main focus is always to tailor the massage to what each particular client is looking for that day. In my free time I like to go to yoga classes, concerts, play guitar and go hiking.
Josh Pugh--Staff Licensed Massage Therapist
Pleased to meet you! My name is Josh Pugh, and I am a Massage Therapist in Eugene, OR. My goal is your wellness. Massage is an incredibly rewarding practice. It is a joy and an honor to see people coming off the massage table feeling brighter, standing taller and able to move their bodies more freely with less pain.
My goal as a practitioner is to help you maximize your healing potential, to offer relief from daily aches as well as deeper long term pains. I understand that each client may have different needs with each visit and I am flexible in my massage style to provide a soothing Swedish massage or more technical deep tissue/trigger point work, or in many cases a blend of the two. I have always wanted a career in a healing field. In school I studied massage to be more directly connected to the healing arts.
Outside of massage my life is dedicated to physical fitness, being a doggy dad of 2 labradoodles, and enjoying every moment that life offers with my lovely wife. Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I look forward to learning more about you!
Darcie Gibson (coming soon)
Teal Thornton-Zahn Parra--Staff Licensed Nail Technician
I have been a nail technician for 8.5 years and enjoy being able to help when and where I can. I was born and raised in Eugene and attended school in the area, graduating with honors. I am very interested in healing and assessing how to best help clients with their needs.
Beth McCoin--Staff Licensed Nail Technician
Although new to The Pearl, I have nine years of experience as a nail technician. I love working with clients to achieve healthy, happy hands & feet.
I live just south of Eugene with my wonderful husband and our two boys.
Tanja Jenson-Staff Licensed Nail Technician
Having been born and raised in Southern Oregon, I am truly a part of this beautiful state. After receiving my B.S. in Psychology at Oregon Institute of Technology, I dabbled in a few different careers (real estate being the longest stint) and, after years of consideration, finally made the move to Eugene in the summer of 2012 to begin working here at The Pearl. Between the spa, all of the wonderful people I have encountered since being here and the welcoming atmosphere of this city, I have fallen in love with the holistic approach to health and would even dare to call myself a budding foodie now!
Although not a practitioner myself, I am so delighted that my job affords me the opportunity to encourage and help facilitate the connection between body and mind with the use of healing touch. Even more inspiring is being able to both experience and witness the before-and-after’s of this amazing field.
During my spare time I can be found reading, hiking, and enjoying the vast selection of beer, wine, cuisine, music, and arts the Northwest has to offer with friends.
Ian Hughes (coming soon!)
Sally M--Front Desk Staff Member
I am a Eugene native who graduated from the U of O with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in History. I spent the previous six years working in independent bookstores in Eugene and Boise. The only thing I love more than reading a good book is finding the next best book to read. When I'm not at work I enjoy reading, drinking tea, and spending time with my friends, family, and cats
Emily Sumstine--Front Desk Staff Member
I was born and raised in Eugene, and I am happy to to be returning to Eugene after traveling around the world and pursuing teaching yoga as a career the past four years. I love working in a healing environment and helping to cultivate mindful self-care. I am happy to be back in Eugene and am looking forward to spending time with family and friends, going on hikes, and practicing all the yoga that time allows.
Anna Minor--Front Desk Staff Member
Hello to all! I am not only new to The Pearl Day Spa but to Oregon as well. I was born and raised in Naples, Florida until I found myself just outside of Cleveland, Ohio attending school for art. After six months on the road exploring the country it was time to reflect and choose a new place to call home. After reviewing all the amazing potential places, my fiance and I decided to return to the last place we visited on the trip (where our funds ran dry) and to pick up where we left off, which currently has me living here in Eugene and loving it.
In my personal pursuits toward self-care as well as holistic practices I can share with others, I am Reiki 1 & 2 certified, a certified yoga instructor and I am currently enrolled and on the way to my certification in Aromatherapy & Herbalism. Since the beginning of time I've loved anything crazy colorful, traveling to new places, getting lost in the woods, trying new and innovative cuisines, viewing as well as creating art and enjoying the little things in life! I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be in this wonderful environment here at The Pearl Day Spa. Now that you've read a little bit about me, I'm excited to meet and learn about each and every one of you!
Samani Berry-Finance Manager & Insurance Billing Specialist
Born in Eugene, raised in Northern Virginia, I returned to Oregon in high school and went on to graduate from South Eugene. I studied for a few years at the University of Oregon, only to find my passion in bodywork and healing. I began the massage therapy program at Lane and started working at The Pearl in the fall of 2015 and have found a new place to call home.
I love keeping up with my fast-paced department as well as getting to know all the practitioners here, who have so much to offer. The Pearl truly feels like a family - there is so much support, encouragement, and appreciation for one another and I am so grateful for everyone who has welcomed me with open arms.
Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading, yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends. I also have a love for travel, learning about new cultures, and trying new and exciting foods. I hope to continue enjoying the opportunities life has to offer and to one day be at The Pearl as a massage therapist.
Sean Vierra--Spa Owner
In the chaos of modern life, we all crave escape. Whether that escape is exercise, vacation, time in the garden, or time on a massage table, I encourage people to find time for rest, repair, and healing in their life.
With many years of experience in team management, spa administration, and private practice building, I bring a diverse set of skills that equip me to serve not only clients, but also my staff and the personal life I love.
As a self-admitted weekend warrior, I strongly encourage us to find our most productive selves as evolving from a place where we take time to focus on our desires, our health, and our quietness of mind.