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, Creative Director/Editor

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. @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.


Tara Palty

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 fiancé Nick and her cat Chevy. Follow her on Instagram at @makeupbytkp.

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 at @alisharacker.