Meet Our Staff

Ingrid Thornton, LMP & Founder of Bella Soul Spa 1995

My vision for Bella Soul Spa is to educate others about natural health, wellness and beauty with a holistic approach to mind and body.  I am blessed to have an amazing staff of educated and like minded professionals who share the same approach.  As a massage therapist and former pilates and excercise specialist I enjoy working with others to achieve their optimal level of health both physically and mentally.  I have suffered my own challenging journeys through debilitating low back and neck injuries and specialize in those areas of treatment.  My goal for you as our guest is to completely enjoy your experience at Bella Soul Spa as well as to take away tools to use on your own journey in acheiving optimal health and wellness.  As our mission statement since 1995: “To nurture, support, heal and encourage one another on our own personal journeys to achieve optimal health, balance and joy.”

Janet Lucek , Guest Services since 2011

I am so pleased to be working as a part time guest service specialist at the Bella Soul Spa since 2011 where the facility and staff set the standard in Skagit County. Additionally, I am an interior designer specializing in residential and light commercial interior reconfigurations, renovations and expansions servicing Snohomish and Skagit Counties.  My intent is to present optimal service in both my professions to all clientele.

Assunta Napoleone, Esthetician since 2007

I am originally from Italy where I was born and grew up on the beautiful island of Ischia. It is there, at a very young age, that I started to appreciate the health and beauty world. The island with her many natural springs and therapeutic spas ingrained in me the need to take care of myself inside and out, and it became clear what my calling was. I became an esthetician in 2007, worked in a few Spas and owned my own for a short time.                 In 2011 I went to live in Italy where I worked in esthetics for two years. I am a Reiki master, study Ayurvedic medicine, belly dancer and Kundalini Yoga instructor, Aura and Chakra healer and makeup artist.  I have utilized my makeup artistry on runway models, brides and photo shoots. When it comes to Esthetics I do not have a favorite specialty, I enjoy it all from relaxing and rejuvenating facials to body waxing to make up application. Bella Soul Spa is where my love and beliefs come together. I look forward to meeting all you beautiful people.

Erin Parker, LMP since 2001

Many years ago I met a young lady who traveled with a sports team as their massage therapist and I had always kept that idea in the back of my mind. After being involved in a minor motor vehicle accident, massage therapy was an aide in my rehabiliation.  Shortly after that I began Ashmead, School of Massage. I have been working full time as a massage therapist since graduating in May 2001 and have used my skills to see the world and help people through positive touch.  I am very passionate in my desire to aide people in their goals whether it be injury related, normal wears and tears of life or simply needing a quiet place for balance and rejuvenation.  I have been an employee of the Bella Soul Spa since 2005.  In the spring of 2013, I graduated from Skagit Valley Community College with a transfer degree in order to keep my options open and further my training in the healing arts. In August 2013, I became a mother. My new found love!”Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.”-Anonymous

Lisa Marie Hall, LMP since 2001

I graduated from Spectrum School of Massage in 2001.  A desire to learn more about treating chronic pain and injury led me to becoming a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist.  My passion for health, fitness, people, the human body, and receiving massage treatments for injuries sustained from a car accident at a young age inspired me to become a massage therapist.My goal is to facilitate and promote healing, health and well being for each of our clients from both a body and mind perspective.  I love to be a part of the healing process and helping people achieve their goals.  I feel that with good communication, team work, giving a treatment plan, and self care your goals can be reached.  I use several modalitities including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point Therapy, Posture and Gait Analysis, Range of Motion and Stretching.  I am also trained in Stott Pilates and encourage core strength excercises as an essential part of self care.

Trevor Knight, LMP
Bio coming soon!

Sherean Rogouski, LMP since 2010

I graduated Coastal Carolina (North Carolina) in 2010 and have been practicing massage ever since. I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and the study of kinesiology. After I became a Massage practitioner,I decided to expand my education and enter the field of personal training. I already knew how to approach injured clients,relax and loosen muscles,the next step for me was to learn more about rehabilitation and strength training.

After I became a personal trainer I moved to Japan for a little over a year on a military base. I worked with a handful of marines on strength training and recovering from old injuries,it was very rewarding. I also continued to massage while I was there,networking and seeing the world from a different perspective.
I have since moved to WA, which I am happy to call my forever home and last move. I have started a Yoga teacher training program to further my knowledge of movement and the body.
I started working at Bella soul in October 2016,in the short time I have been employed here I have already felt like I am at home. I am happy to come to “work” every day and look forward to it. I enjoy seeing familiar clients and healing bodies daily.
I have a love and passion for massage and look forward to growing more in my career with continued education and experience.
“The only way to do great work,is to love what you do”.   -Steve Jobs

Molly Straub, LMP since 2005

My husband had to have back surgery while we were in our twenties.  Several years later he had not fully recovered and was in pain daily. After beginning massage treatments, he began to smile and laugh again, something he had been in too much pain to do, the transformation was amazing! I wanted to help people like that! After working in optics for over 11 years I began to feel it was time for a change and massage school fell into may lap.  I graduated from Ashmead School of Massage in April 2005, specializing in Spa Treatments and Aromatherapy.  I am certified in Structural Relief Therapy and am currently studying and taking classes in Cranial Sacral from Upledger Institute.  In may spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our grandkids.

Tate Klein, Esthetician & Massage Therapist

Updated Bio coming soon!

Sierra Peterson, LMP since 2016

I graduated from Denton Massage School in Arlington in 2016, after attending WWU for a year, I decided to switch gears and try something new! I stumbled upon massage therapy & fell in love with it. Although I am new to the field I enjoy learning about different modalities and experiencing new clientele. I am grateful to work in such a light-hearted and loving atmosphere with my wonderful coworkers!

Amy Whitcomb, LMP since 2014

I moved to the city of Bellingham in 2012, and attended Whatcom Community college’s Massage practitioners program in 2013. I received my license in 2014 and have been practicing massage ever since!
I have always had a interest in massage therapy, but decided to pursue massage as a career when it had a major influence in my life. I grew up riding horses, and with that comes a few falls and physical injuries that affected me years after. Massage therapy and body work drastically changed my overall well being and I want to provide others with the same relief.  My goal is to tailor each massage to the specific needs of each guest by implementing techniques that range from swedish massage to sports and treatment modalities. I am so happy and fortunate to be working at Bella Soul with such an amazing group of people that strive every day to make sure our guests have the best experience possible. I look forward to working with you!