Dr. Tschirhart has been a chiropractor for 17 years. He was a professional ballet dancer for 20 years. He is married to Miriam and has 4 children.
Maddalena Alvarez - Front Desk Coordinator - Sweetgrass Little Five Points & Candler Park
Studying English at Georgia State University, Maddalena has a strong passion for art and literature. She grew up just north of Atlanta and has been rowing on the Chattahoochee river for nearly 7 years. Aside from advocating for natural beauty products and healing , she enjoys connecting with and taking care of the clients of Sweetgrass.
Ansley Gwinn - Front Desk Corrdinator - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Ansley was born in Marietta, GA and has deep roots in the artistic communities of Atlanta. After attending The University of Alaska, Anchorage, Ansley returned to the south to continue her career in music & makeup artistry. When not assisting clients at Sweetgrass Salon & Spa, Ansley works as a vocal & acting performance coach out of the Award Winning Tara Simon Studios in Smyrna and additionally offers freelance makeup services for weddings, events, film and photography. Ansley is a proud mom to two beautiful puppies, a Boston Terrier named Juniper & a Pug named Chicken. Ansley enjoys spending her free time exploring all the music, art, festivals & food Atlanta has to offer with her pups!
Kris Lavoie - Manager / Lead Hairstylist - Sweetgrass Candler Park
Kris is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Atlanta that specializes in cuts, color and make up. Besides doing hair and make up she has clients that come to her just for brow waxing/shaping. This is her fourth year with the Sweetgrass family.
Joy Tolentino - Lead Hairstylist - Sweetgrass Candler Park
As a stylist, Joy has 2 basic missions she wants achieve for all her clients: healthy hair & giving them a style they can create at home. Starting out in San Francisco in 2004, she assisted at HairPlay Salon, where they specialized in curly/textured hair. As well as learning Redken color, Toni & Guy cutting techniques. She then moved to Atlanta, became educated on the Aveda way & has been with Sweetgrass Salon in Candler Park since 2008.
Sarah Evans - Lead Hairstylist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Sarah is a Candler Park native who grew up just down the road from Sweetgrass Little Five Points. After graduating from cosmetology school, Sarah worked at Carter Barnes in Buckhead for three years where she honed her skills for cutting all types of hair. While Sarah enjoys all aspects of being doing hair, her specialty is in the blow dry finish with lots of volume and shine.
Amber Ethridge - Hairstylist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
From my early days of childhood, all of my family & friends knew I was passionate & expressed it in a unique way - through artistic endeavors and now as a hairstylist. As a manager at Van Michael Salon, I was drawn to the creative side, & made the move to become a hairdresser. I graduated from the Aveda Institute & learned a great deal through the education system at Van Michael & Aveda. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of continual growth found in this industry. I absolutely love all aspects of doing hair. There is no doubt that art is my calling - my reason for being - but hair is where I know I will truly live for my life's purpose. In the "typical" sense I am a very normal person. I love & value family and friends above all else. During my free time I enjoy long distance running & crossfit. I spend any free time with my daughter & partner. I live a very loving & simple personal life. This has allowed me the freedom to pursuit knowledge of my craft & work towards my goal of being the greatest hair dresser I can be.
Mallory Merkle - Massage Therapist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Mallory, a graduate of Rising Spirit in 2007, has had a love for natural healing most of her life. Her mentor and Medical Intuitive inspired her to become a massage therapist, and she has fallen in love with the art ever since. Having recently relocated to Atlanta, she is excited to be a part of the Sweetgrass team.
Crystal Lane - Massage Therapist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
I have been working as a massage therapist for 4 years & I absolutely love what I do. I feel so blessed to have a job that I am passionate about & have so much joy doing. I graduated from the Institute of Natural Therapies located in Hancock, Michigan in May 2012 as an advanced professional massage therapist. The philosophy of the school is to weave the quantum connection of heart, mind, body, & spirit into the tapestry of life. Hal Rudnianin is the owner & instructor of the school with almost 40 years experience. I work in a way that meets you not only physically, but also emotionally & spiritually. Each treatment is unique & different. I listen not only to my client’s words, but also to his or her body, together discerning what is needed to help facilitate your own natural ability to heal. I genuinely love & care about the people I work with. The focus is always to heal, change & transform.
Dasha Price - Massage Therapist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Each year I practice massage I find a deeper respect & passion for my work. I find that the more in tune that I am with myself, the more effective my touch becomes. I pride myself on results, not just short term, but lasting results that you feel. I am certified in Neuromuscular, Swedish, Deep tissue & Reflexology. I also have experience with aromatherapy, thai stretches & orthopedic assessment. I began my studies at Sanford Brown College in South Florida in 2005, but upon recommendation of my instructors, furthered my studies at Atlanta School of Massage & completed in 2009. I enjoy massage because I have come to know it as a lifestyle & not just a luxury.
Roberta Dziugaite - Massage Therapist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Roberta was born and raised in the beautiful country of Lithuania. Upon completion of post-secondary education in Lithuania, Roberta set off to explore the world. After living in both England and New York, she found her way to the greatest little city in the south in late 2014. A lifelong pursuit of health, wellness, and helping others led her to attend and complete massage therapist education at Atlanta School of Massage. She is certified in Swedish and deep tissue therapy, neuromuscular therapy, spa therapies, reflexology, and seated massage. As a licensed massage therapist, Roberta is excited to promote health and wellbeing in others through therapeutic bodywork.
Laureen Dietrick - Massage Therapist - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Laureen Beck Anderson is a highly skilled Licened Massage Therapist, who has also been trained as a practicing Shaman/ Energy Healer and Myofascial Release Techniques. She has been practicing since 2009, and has amazing track record with restoring and relaxing the body. No matter what your needs are, Laureen will certainly be able to achieve them!
Debbie Higginbotham - Esthetician - Sweetgrass Little Five Points & Sweetgrass Candler Park
Debbie is an Aveda trained esthetician with a focus on wholistic yet agressive skincare, specializing in home care education and product knowledge. Wax specialist and post care after grooming service. Brow design and tint expert.
Sarah Adams - Esthetician - Sweetgrass Little Five Points
Sarah Adams is an Esthetician licensed in both Georgia and Montana with over 4 years experience as an Esthetician. She graduated from the Health Works Institute Esthetic Program in 2012 in Bozeman, MT. She has applied her skills in high-end spas and has also owned and operated her own Esthetician business. Originally from Montana, she recently relocated to Atlanta to follow her passion in the Esthetic Industry and also to work and live in a vibrant metropolis. She specializes in the prevention of pre-mature aging and the maintenance of healthy skin. She offers treatments to keep skin healthy and attractive so her clients can attain healthy naturally glowing skin. She combines a holistic approach for all skin types within a luxurious relaxing atmosphere. She also is graduate of the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. She has enjoyed various jobs in the business world but her greatest passion has always been the skincare industry. She loves the organic, one on one communication with people that being an Esthetician offers.