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Amy McDonald, Principal

A 30-year veteran of the spa and hospitality industries, Amy McDonald is widely recognized and sought after as an innovator in transformational health and wellness programming and an expert in merging the best of resort hospitality and urban healthcare into integrated profitable business models.

After years of managing several award winning properties, including the renowned Miraval destination spa in Tucson, Arizona, Amy followed her passion to create her own company, Under a Tree Consulting. Over the last 10 years, working with a diverse blend of seasoned industry experts, Amy leads teams through concept development and execution bringing a greater focus on wellness to global brands such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Capital Group, Cirque du Soleil, Bliss and renowned wellness destination Mii amo. She also works with medical facilities to bring integrative functional design, product development and specialized programming to executive health clinics including INLIV, Peking Union Lawke Functional Medicine, Well & Being and California Health and Longevity Institute.

Amy identifies the goals of the business and designs the facility, products and or programs to ensure their relevancy for the health and wellness needs of the target client, the fiscal goals of owners and meet the requirements, standards and regulations of each location.

Clients range geographically from Switzerland, China, Mexico and Canada and the United States and are typically high-end brands with a strong commitment to innovative yet functional design, on-trend wellness, fitness and spa programming, and maximizing bottom line results.

Her accomplishments have received acclaim in such publications as Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, while her personal expertise has been cited in O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Real Simple·among others. She is also a frequent guest speaker on health and wellness trends, sustainability and merging wellness with hospitality.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Amy has lived in the USA, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Greece and Morocco.

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