About Us

We are dedicated to making spas more sustainable.

Spas are meant to be a place of health and wellness. We hope to make the spa experience healthier for the planet and people, one spa at a time.

The Vios team has extensive experience in spa management, education, green building and organic certification. But more than that, we have a lifelong passion and commitment to wellness: for people and the planet.

Who We Are

Shelley Lotz, Founder

The program was developed by spa veteran, Shelley Lotz, Principal of Vios Spa Group, a consulting and education company (viosspagroup.com). Shelley Lotz has over 30 years of experience in the spa, wellness & beauty industry as an owner, educator, and esthetician. Her newest book is Green Spas and Salons: How to Make Your Business Truly Sustainable. She is a major contributing author of Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals, a textbook for esthetician students. Shelley founded an institute of aesthetics and is also a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. She served as a Green Spa Network board member. You will find her writing or out exploring the world.

Kari Brayman, Director of Operations

Kari Brayman has dedicated her career to sustainability. She is a strategic branding and digital marketing expert with direct experience in the non-profit, organic food & beverage and hospitality industries. For over 20 years, she’s worked as a communicator of the importance of good food, experiences, and ethical products. She developed the very first “Find a Farmer” tool on the web in 1999 for California Certified Organic Farmers and a North American farmstay directory. She’s managed boutique inns and spas for over a decade and served as the Digital Marketing Manager for Gaia Herbs, now the nation’s herbal supplement leader.