Karen Vermaak

Spa Operations Manager

Born in Zimbabwe, Africa, Karen’s special family connection has molded her into the person she is today by instilling in her a compassion and respect to care for others. She began her spa and wellness journey at the International Academy of Health, Body & Skin Care in Cape Town, South Africa. Her adventurous soul launched her from her African roots in to positions all across the world, working aboard cruise ships and with large destination spas and resorts. Her next adventure brought Karen to Canada where she embraced a new home and a tremendous career opportunity in the form of a nursing position. When the opportunity to combine her passions for nurturing and caring for others’ well-being came forward at Bear Mountain, Karen found the perfect fit. She is honoured to bring what she has learned from her 28 years in the spa and medical professions to this exciting new atmosphere at the Westin Bear Mountain. Away from work Karen loves to travel, and has a passion for animals, the outdoors, and extreme sports.