Thaddeus Golonka - Managing Partner, Spa Director & Master Stylist Thaddeus Golonka has been in the spa and salon industry for over 20 years. Most recently, Thaddeus was the spa director and master stylist at the Chestnut Ridge Spa. In the spring of 2013, that spa officially was reborn as the Phoenix Spa & Salon. Thaddeus and Elizabeth Gregg are partners of the new spa. “In addition to welcoming my clients to the Phoenix Spa & Salon, I look forward to meeting new clients. We believe that the spa experience is a journey for everyone to enjoy - adult men and women of all ages. We have a first time spa lover’s package for those who have never visited a spa. Make an appointment, I am sure that you will enjoy your time with us,” said Thaddeus. Thaddeus was the salon manager and master stylist at award-winning Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa. for 15 years. At Woodlands Spa, he oversaw and streamlined daily operations. His collaborative work efforts with other departments resulted in achieving multiple prestigious recognitions for the resort including a 4 Diamond Award from AAA and a 4 Star Award from Mobile/Forbes. During Thaddeus’ tenure, Woodlands Spa was also named in the Top 20 Spas of the United States by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. While at the Woodlands Spa, Thaddeus’ work as a hair stylist was featured in national publications including Modern Salon. He was also a contributing hairdresser for Whirl magazine’s Model Search in 2007 and 2008. Thaddeus completed “The Classic Cuts” Training with the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Toronto, Canada. He was also awarded the title of master stylist from the Rene Furterer International Design Council. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center, Cosmetology Program and Douglas Education Center, Cosmetology Program, Monessen, Pa. A fashion photographer and artist, Thaddeus studied Fine Art/Art Education at the California University, California, Pa. He is also a graduate of the Pittsburgh Barber School, Pittsburgh, Pa.