Meet the Staff

Westglow is an all-inclusive spa resort that combines the amenities of a luxury spa with a holistic approach to health & wellness. Whether you seek activity, adventure, or complete relaxation, Westglow offers the perfect spa getaway in one of the most elegant and tranquil settings in the country.

Max Boutelle


Wellness Director

Degrees & Certifications

  • Certified Life Coach
  • NC LMBT #1311
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Fitness, Pilates, and Group Instructor

Max joined the Westglow team in 2011 as a Fitness and Pilates Instructor with over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She believes that achieving true health and wellness requires a delicate balance of the body, mind, and spirit connection, which is unique to each individual. By incorporating her experience and passion for health and fitness, she hopes to keep clients motivated while achieving their wellness goals.

Marla Gentile


Wellness Consultant

Degrees & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master’s Degree, Counseling, University of Miami, Fl
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology/Sociology, City University of New York
  • NSCA & ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Fitness, Pilates and Yoga Instructor

Marla comes to Westglow with over 25 years of experience in counseling, specializing in substance abuse issues, codependency issues, women’s issues, grief therapy, as well as teaching fitness classes. Marla has always had an interest in physical fitness as well as mental health.  She has incorporated her philosophy that true health and wellness is the result of a strong body, mind, and spiritual connection in creating the weight management program and is excited to help guests along on a healthier journey in life.

Laura Benezra

Registered Dietician and Nutrition Counselor

Degrees & Certifications

  • Master’s Degree, Nutrition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Health Promotion, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Laura  is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Counselor that helps individuals make lifestyle changes using an integrative health care system that combines both conventional and alternative health approaches.  Laura has been with Westglow since 1999.  In 1998 she graduated Cum Laude from Appalachain State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion.  She then completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition from ASU in 2002.  During that time she was published in the American Dietetic Journal and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  Along with Westglow, she is also the nutritionist for the faculty and staff at ASU.

Since she received her Master’s degree in 2002 she has continued to study many different types of healthcare techniques and modalities.  In 2008 she spent time in India studying alternative healthcare therapies, which can help individuals enhance their own body’s wisdom to restore health and vitality.  Through her knowledge and experience Laura continues to help her clients live happier, healthier lives.


Regina Page

Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Yoga Teacher

Hilary Pruett

Yoga Alliance, Certified Yoga Teacher

Bliss Warren

Certified Spinning Instructor