the owner

Melena Moore - Owner

In June of 2017, Melena purchased Bliss Organic Day Spa from her dear friend and Bliss Founder, Annie Carouba. After working with Annie, first as the Marketing Director, then as Operations Manager, her wildest dreams came true and she took ownership of her destiny and is proud to own the most beautiful and relaxing spa in Sonoma county!

Melena got her start in Marketing in a spa environment, so the work she does at Bliss is close to her heart. Her experience serves her well in the organic, wellness environment she loves to sustain at her spa.

Living in Northern California with her two young sons is her idea of true paradise!

Annie Carouba - FOUNDER

After a career makeover, Annie became an Esthetician in 2007 and continued her education by becoming a Certified Oncology Esthetician in 2011. The need for a specialized service to offer to clients dealing with cancer was a strong motivation in the creation of the spa and its services. Annie started the entrepreneurial spa life with a friend in one small room off the square of downtown Sebastopol. In 2012, she decided it was time to make the leap to her current location and create a luxury organic spa in downtown Sebastopol. The spa struck a resonate cord with the locals as well as visitors to the area and was successful from the start. Bliss Organic Day Spa has won "Best of" awards for Sonoma County five years running; the last four years being Best Skin Care Spa!

The artists

Dan Harrison - Massage Practitioner

Dan completed 900 hours of massage therapy training at National Holistic Institute, gaining experience in Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Myofascial therapies, and hot stone techniques. His focused, grounded presence and thorough knowledge of kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology help him to create individualized sessions with beneficial therapeutic results.

Dan also holds an MFA in printmaking, plays upright bass in multiple bands, and works on a local farm growing vegetables and raising chickens for eggs.

Erin Dolan - Massage Practitioner

Erin has been practicing massage and bodywork for 16 years. She was trained at the Heartwood Institute, the only accredited residential massage school in the country, in 2001. Her training of over 750 hours consists of a blend of both therapeutic and energetic techniques, including specialized upper body release techniques, deep tissue and swedish. Erin's sessions are tailored to her client's individual needs, often pulling from all her various training and experience, to create a deeply personalized experience.

Erin Wong - Licensed Esthetician

Erin has been an esthetician since 2002. Her interest in skin health started at a young age, when her mother and aunties would humor her by letting her apply warm compresses and "potions" to their faces. She has a deep respect for holistic skin care and treats her clients accordingly.

One of her favorite parts of being an esthetician is working one on one with clients, while allowing them time and space to relax and rejuvenate while getting their skin treated.

Kara Weimer - Massage Practitioner

Kara attended Alive and Well Institute of Conscious Bodywork in 1995 and since then has been committed to ongoing study in consciousness and the healing arts. With continuing studies in massage, yoga, meditation, energy healing, ayurveda, mindfulness, and wellness coaching, Kara enjoys sharing modalities that bring vitality, wellness and peace as we face the challenges of our modern lives.

Kara brings a grounded presence with intuitive, detailed bodywork catered to you. She also enjoys teaching yoga and meditation, spending time in nature and living a mindful, healthy lifestyle.

The Backbone

Camille Rivera - Guest Services Coordinator

Camille has lived in Santa Rosa CA since the age of 4, and is pursuing her Bachelors degree in psychology at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Camille loves to go swing dancing in the Bay Area and take private lessons to enhance her dancing experience. She also makes her own dry shampoos and sells them at Shop Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa. Camille loves the outdoors and some favorite athletic hobbies of hers include bike riding and hiking. She is also an avid writer in her free time, writing short stories and fiction.

Carolina Mejia - Social Media Manager

Carolina was born in Greenbrae, CA, however at the age of 8 her family moved to the hills and valleys of wine country. She pursued her undergraduate education at Sonoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies.

Although she is a studious woman, she loves to delve into the world of art, music, and fashion. At the age of 10, Carolina fell in love with playing the piano and is now teaching individual piano lessons using interactive theory work to students all over Sonoma County. She also practices inferno hot Pilates on a regular basis to nurture her physical state and mental health. Carolina is a singer and a devoted admirer of fashion who is working toward creating her own clothing business.