Nationally recognized spa and resort expert Ella Kent currently serves as the Director of Spa, Fitness and Racquet Sports at Sea Island Resort. Stimpson oversees all aspects of the iconic Georgia resort’s prestigious 65,000 square-foot spa, which has received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for six consecutive years and was recently named the #4 Spa in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure Readers’ Choice Awards.
Kent was previously Executive Director of Spa Operations for Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, the first casino spa to be awarded a Forbes Five-Star rating. Stimpson has also had the honor of serving as Chairman of the International Spa Association (ISPA) from 2011 to 2013, where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Stimpson began her career at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, which earned a Five-Star rating under her leadership.