Niki T. Bryan
Niki, a native Floridian, has spent nearly three decades as an active leader in the spa, beauty and fitness industries. In 1981, she opened Aida Grey of Beverly Hills in Orlando, FL. Affiliated with the well-known beauty and health center located in Beverly Hills, this was the first Aida Grey Institute opened outside of the California area.
From there she has gone on to become a brand name among resort spas. She re-introduced and elevated the definition of Resort Spas and Health Clubs in the early 1980s with companies such as Ritz-Carlton, Walt Disney World, Marriott and Hilton Resorts. Her contributions also include innovation in spa facility design and specialized spa services for families, couples and conference attendees.
Niki stands committed to “bringing the right people together to provide the ultimate in beauty and health services.” Hiring only highly trained individuals in all technical areas set the high standard prevalent today in each Niki Bryan spa facility.
In addition, Niki is known for her community involvement, and serving on the board for a variety of economic, cultural and educational entities. Outside of her love of her family and business, she is an avid golfer, having played in many national and state amateur tournaments.
Ted A. Wettstein
Chief Financial Officer/Founder
A Floridian for all but four years of his life, Ted Wettstein has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Company since 1990. Mr. Wettstein is a certified public accountant, with experience in public accounting, taxation, and financial management. After earning a Masters of Accounting from the University of Florida in 1981, Mr. Wettstein served as Tax Manager for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney, now Ernst & Young. He then served as the Chief Financial Officer for a variety of companies from technology start-ups to established companies to public companies.
He has raised capital, structured joint ventures, negotiated transactions, started companies and provided financial and tax management. Mr. Wettstein is a skilled strategic planner, financial manager and accountant.
Dan Shackleton-Jones, a native of England, began his career in the United States in Real Estate working for Coldwell Bankers in Maryland in 1995. Mr. Shackleton-Jones joined Niki Bryan Spas in 1997, holding several positions including Manager of Health Clubs & Salons, Director, General Manager and Vice President of Operations.
Appointed President in 2003, Mr. Shackleton-Jones oversees all aspects of management and operations for the Company. The Company’s future growth will be a primary focus, as Niki Bryan Spas continues its leadership in the Spa and Wellness industry. Mr. Shackleton-Jones is a 1995 graduate of The University of Wales, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Leisure Management.
Patrick began as a Facilities Attendant with Niki Bryan Spas at Walt Disney World Resorts Massage and Fitness Centers in 2002 after providing eight years of instructional experience by educating coaches and athletes in safety in performance based physical activites. He quickly made his mark as the director of seven resort massage and fitness center locations as well as 7 resort salons throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
Acting as the opening director of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Spa, Mr. McDirmit merged his past experiences to help launch what earned a Condé Nast Top Five Resort Spa designation in 2007. Patrick then spent time as the Director of the Grand Floridian Spa before being promoted to the roll of General Manager for Niki Bryan Spas in 2007. Patrick holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Sports Management from Indiana University in 1997.