The Solage Calistoga Team

Karen Ray

Director of Spa Solage

Karen Ray joined Solage Calistoga in January 2008 and has garnered many awards for Spa Solage since her start with the company; including Travel & Leisure Readers Choice Award; #2 of 25 Hotel Spas, North America; Conde Nast Hot List for Spa's; Spa Magazine's Reader's choice for Favorite New U.S. Spa and Favorite Eco/Green Spa; North Bay Business Journal, Best Resort Spa. Karen joins Solage Calistoga after working with Auberge Resorts for 6 years. Previous to this role she worked as the General Manager of the Berkeley City Club and Hotel and as the General Manager of the Spa at Osmosis Enzyme Bath and Massage. She earned her degree from San Francisco State University.


Brandon Sharp

Executive Chef & Director of Food and Beverage

During Brandon's tenure as Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director at Solage Calistoga, Solbar has won numerous accolades, including one star from the Michelin Guide. Chef Sharp joined Solage from some of the nation's great restaurants including Gary Danko in San Francisco, Restaurant August in New Orleans, and The French Laundry in Napa Valley. He received his formal education at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and his Bachelor Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Tim Farrell

Director of Finance and Accounting

Opening Solage Calistoga in the position of Director of Finance & Accounting, Tim Farrell brought with him his 22 years of experience in the finance discipline. He has held finance positions in a variety of operational, corporate and consulting environments including such names as Richfield/Aircoa; Destination Hotels & Resorts, Dow Hotel Company and Independent Consulting with Hotels AB, Wyndham International, and the Leider Group, an Asset Management Group in San Francisco. He is responsible for the fiscal management of the properties within the group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University.


Nicole Winslow

Director of Human Resources

Nicole Winslow brings to Solage Calistoga 15 years of Human Resources experience in Luxury Hotels and Fine Dining establishments; such as Gramercy Park Hotel, Trump International, The Russian Tea Room, Windows on the World and The Peninsula New York. As Director of Human Resources, Nicole Winslow is responsible for HR, Employee Development, Training and Compliance. Nicole is a graduate of Western