Team Management & Leaders

Gail Ridings Gail Sharp
TallGrass Owner

For Gail, a balanced lifestyle is built around running a successful spa business, becoming involved in community projects, and enjoying friends and family. Some of her best times are spent at her Lucky Penny Ranch with three dogs, a couple of cats, four Nigerian dwarf goats and three horses. She enjoys the picture-perfect Rocky Mountain landscape on horseback and hiking trails while espousing a personal philosophy that asserts there are reasons to celebrate life in big and small ways every, single day.

Melissa RackliffMelissa Rackliff
Spa Director

Melissa is a TallGrass veteran, so her feel for what our guests want and need is innate. All told, she has been working here for more than 17 years. Over that time, she's become deeply connected to TallGras and her team. she understands the inner workings of the spa, inside and out, upside and down. Over time she has become the resident problem-solver and spreader of inspiration. She's our go-to expert, beloved by our staff and the leader of the pack!

You can contact Melissa directly at 303-679-4477 or

Michele AltonMichele Alton
Lead Manager

Michele's move to Colorado and choice to join the TallGrass team was purely a quality of life decision. "Colorado is where I belong," she says. "And, the people at TallGrass feel like a family." Her leadership role is a perfect fit because, having grown up in a military family, she is well acquainted with the challenges of responsibility, duty and integrity. Michele gladly shares her secret to taking care of oneself: "Who knows better than you where you need to be?"

Shannon MarinosShannon Marinos
Team Leader, Guest Relations, Retail, and Laundry Departments

She calls herself "Mama Bear."  Super-protective of her Guest Relations, Laundy, and Retail teams, she's always there for them. "No judgment," she says, "just a positive direction, setting goals together and moving forward." She puts emphasis on training because she knows people will be more confident, stay in the job longer, and the teams will be happier together. Her strategy aims to ensure happy crews, all together, all the time. "It's my big thing," she says, "I always want to give people the tools to be great."

Montana BeutlichMontana Beutlich
Team Leader, Massage Department

Montana leads our team of massage therapists whom she describes as relaxed, calm, confident, beautiful souls. They work their therapeutic magic in 5 massage rooms each day at TallGrass. Providing all that nurturing and positive energy for guests means therapists must care for themselves, too. Montana makes sure they focus on self-care techniques to keep muscles loose and agile. And that creates an atmosphere of good energy and well-being for all!

Bonnie ChwalaBonnie Chwala
Team Leader, Hair Department

Bonnie leads a small but mighty team of three stylists. They work together in the hair salon that's set apart from the main spa, and that is where the four of them thrive! They work together in a stylish, creative, and calming atmosphere where everyone feels at ease. The salon is quite the luxurious space for these TallGrass stylists to do what they do best – consulting with guests to create attractive styles, colors and cuts.

Heather GlennNatalie LaDouceur
Team Leader, Esthetics Department

Natalie is an Evergreen, Colorado native and has been an enthusiactic esthetician for 7 years. She is passionate about Eminence facials, natural skin care, and loves helping clients look and feel good in their own skin. She sees the beauty in everyone! She has been at TallGrass for just over two years and loves the culture, her team, and her guests. In her free time she practices yoga and meditation. 

Victoria tanner MagillVictoria tanner Magill
Team Leader, Nail Department

Stay tuned for more about Victoria!