Meet the Staff

  • Crista Rossi

    Spa Owner/Esthetician

    Crista is a Native California girl. She is absolutely in love with all things that have to do with beauty, skincare and overall health & wellness.

     At 21 years old, she started working in the plastic surgery field for a well established doctor in Newport Beach. It didn’t take long for Crista to develop a passion for skin care and she quickly realized her potential in the skin care field.

    As her passion for skin care developed, she left nursing and worked for a family-owned spa in Long Beach for over ten years. When the owner decided to retire, Crista seized the opportunity to take over the location and built her own luxury spa. It was then that Sanctuary was born.
    Crista has been working as an Esthetician for over 20 years. Her extensive skills, trainings, certifications  and experience includes: Microneeding, Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels, Dermalinfusion, Microdermabrasion, Oxygen Therapy, Micro Current, Galvanic Current, Full Body Waxing and Microblading.

    Crista is very dedicated to her clients and is committed to staying current on the ever changing world of skin care and skin care technologies. She continually searches out state of the art products and treatments for Sanctuary in order to give their clients the absolute best care and the most amazing spa experience.

    Crista considers the Sanctuary staff to be a part of her extended family and spends much of her time mentoring and sharing her experience with the girls. Crista is pleased to lead such a highly talented team and is proud of the value Sanctuary Spa provides to their clients.

      Crista’s motto has always been “if you love what you do, you never really work a day in your life.”

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  • Christina Perez


    Christina Perez has been inspired by her career in esthetics every day during her 19 year career.

    Fourteen of those years were spent working at a luxury day spa in L.A. During that time, Christina’s excellence in skin care treatments led her into the Head Trainer position for the skin care department, and then catapulted her quickly into management.

    But Christina’s passion for skin care and taking great care for her clients inspired her to continue providing quality skin care services in the treatment room while she sustained her management position. After relocating to Orange County, she quickly resumed as a full-time esthetician reinvigorating her passion for pampering her clients in the treatment room.

    Christina’s devoted clients rave about her exceptional skin care treatments and her radiant passion speaks volumes as to Christina is an exceptional esthetician.

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  • Stephanie Resendez


    Stephanie Resendez has been a licensed aesthetician since 1998. She is passionate about helping her clients feel beautiful and confident about their skin.

    Over the past seventeen years of her career as an esthetician she has dedicated herself in learning advanced skin care treatments to achieve her clients goals.

    Her treatment knowledge includes ViPeels, microdermabrasion, oxygen facials, Guinot galvanic, anti aging glycolic acid peels, renewing vitamin c treatments, and acne fighting enzyme treatments as well as expert waxing. Before she joined our team Stephanie worked under a world-renowned dermatologist where she gained valuable knowledge and experience. Now she is excited to be a part of the Sanctuary team where she can provide cutting edge treatments to meet her clients needs.

    On her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Some of her favorites thing’s to do are cooking, going to farmers markets, yoga, and nature hikes and volunteering in her community.

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  • Megan Alderson


    Megan Alderson is a skin care expert who joined Sanctuary Spa in 2017; specializing in integrated skin care, ranging from holistic to advanced physician formulated technics.  She has devoted her life to addressing skin wellness and spent years studying and perfecting her craft.

    Megan has worked at award winning spas throughout Los Angeles and Orange County since 2000.  Her introduction to holistic skin care came during her time spent as protege to Arcona Devon at Arcona Studio.  It further includes time spent at Kinara Spa; along with advanced training on the clinical side blending skin care and paramedical esthetics to lay the foundation to her ever expanding integral skin care knowledge.

    She has a devoted following of both men and women, who rely on her knowledge to help keep their skin looking ageless and youthful.  Her deeply ingrained skin care expertise, along with her hands on knowledge of products enables her to offer a customized approach to each visit.

    One of her most requested specialties is the Facial Pilates.  A treatment she developed based on her contouring facial technique and Aruyvedic lifting massage.  Megan combines the best of these two styles to shape-shift the muscles in the face and neck.  The goal is to tonify, strengthen, tighten and help drain the lymphatic system, to bring clarity and smoothen the skin tone.  This will help reduce puffiness, leaving your skin bright, luminous and glowing.

  • Delia Cruz


    Delia has been practicing Aesthetics since 1996. She began her career as a make-up artist and fell in love with all aspects of skincare.

    Beginning with specializing in acne care for the first ten years of practice to anti aging and preventative skincare. Delia has worked in the Medical and Holistic arena for many years and combines both practices for amazing customized treatments. She believes that skincare goals can only be achieved with great communication, consistency, knowledge and the appropriate products. Living in California all of her life, she herself has always battled with hyperpigmentation; applying all of the trials and errors with her own skin  to her practice.  Although skincare is her passion, the love she has for overall wellness is a priority. From nutrition to exercise, sleep and laughter she enjoys life and looking forward to welcoming you to an overall experience of care.

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  • Emma Hefti


    Emma’s fascination with skin wellness grew organically from her 10 year career as a print and commercial model. Previously based in Austin, Texas,

    Emma has modeled for both national and global brands, including Westin Hotels, Whole Foods, Dell, JCPenney, Hilton Hotels, Kendra Scott and Dave & Busters.

    As her interests in the art and science of skin care grew, Emma decided to refocus her career in that direction. In early 2016, Emma graduated from Ann Webb Skin Institute in Austin and was licensed by the State of Texas as a medical esthetician and laser technician. 

    Shortly thereafter, Emma joined the staff of Austin’s multi award-winning, holistic medspa, Mint & Thyme. During the last 2 and a half years, Emma built upon her knowledge and further developed her skills working alongside the owners of Mint & Thyme. Treating clients using a wide range of services consisting of customized facials, Hydrafacials, chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning, photofacials and laser hair removal, she quickly became a city favorite on Yelp and Google.

    Following her dream of living by the ocean, Emma recently relocated to Belmont Shores with her long-time boyfriend, Bennett and their dog, Isla.

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  • Christina Elaine

    Massage Therapist
  • Courtney Marotto

    Spa Manager