Welcome to the spa Insider!

The Spa Insider is a premier digital destination for the spa, beauty, and wellness scene. We provide in-depth spa profiles, beauty and wellness news, product reviews, and conversations with industry leaders. Our calendar also highlights exciting event activations and invigorating retreats to help you unwind and unplug.

The Founders

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Kamala Kirk
Co-Founder, Editor-In-Chief

Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk


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Lizzy Sherman
Co-Founder, Chief Content Officer

Lizzy Sherman is an award-winning digital content writer/editor. She has been a featured guest speaker at Cal State University Northridge, Digital LA and The National Association of Audience Marketing Professionals. When she's not writing, Lizzy enjoys yoga and playing guitar. Follow her on Instagram: @zillizy





Mandy Bleich

Mandy Bleich is a longtime veteran of the ad tech field. One of her greatest loves and passions is hot yoga, which she religiously practices and teaches. She is constantly striving to make the world a better place through her ongoing activism around human rights. She is the proud mama to a beautiful rescue pastel calico cat named Savannah.

Jennifer Novoseletsky

Jennifer Novoseletsky

Jennifer Novoseletsky is a proud Illinois State University alumna with a journalism degree. She has been writing and editing for more than seven years—three in the skin care industry. While her heart lies in the city of Chicago, she currently resides in the suburbs, but is drawn to mountains and the outdoors. 


Tara KP Troszak

Tara Palty is an LA-based lawyer, self-proclaimed cat lady, writer and freelance makeup artist for MAC cosmetics. She lives in the San Fernando Valley with her husband Nick and her cat Chevy. Follow her on Instagram: @makeupbytkp.

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Daniela Rivera

Daniela Rivera has been in the skin care industry for over a decade, is a licensed professional skin therapist and is currently an advanced instructor at the International Dermal Institute. She enjoys keeping up with the latest technology, wellness, and skin care industry as well as blogging and sharing her knowledge with other. She lives in sunny Playa Vista, California with her husband, two children and her dog Lucy. Follow her on Instagram: @the_beauty_chronicles

Alisha Racker

Alisha Racker’s beauty career has spanned over a decade as she's worked as a master esthetician, skin care PR-pro and freelance writer. She lives in the beautiful mountains of Salt Lake City with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Instagram: @alisharacker.


Jennifer Nied

Jennifer Nied is a freelance writer who resides in New York City with her husband and her dog Poppy. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she has spent the last decade writing and editing for print and digital publications. She loves adventuring around the world on her snowboard and her running shoes. Follow her on Instagram: @jennifer_nied

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Robin Tolkan-Doyle

A native Angeleno and face mask fanatic, Robin Tolkan-Doyle has worked in the beauty industry for more than 25 years writing beauty articles for magazines, launching a hair accessories company and running @CharmedPR, a PR & marketing agency focusing on all things beauty.

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Kate Wind

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Kate Wind graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She began her career in the corporate world of hotel spas, but later on began to expand her astrology knowledge and pursue her lifetime goal of helping others. These days she works as a full-time astrologer and Feng Shui consultant, and thrives to provide a fun, insightful reading met with guidance in a comfortable atmosphere.