Congratulations to Heidi Sherwood, Royal Roads 2015 "Entrepreneur in Virtual Residence".
Heidi Sherwood brings enthusiasm and energy into everything she does. As founder and owner of Sapphire Day Spa in Victoria, B.C., she oversees all operations including financial management, human resources, marketing, sales and client relations management. She started her business in 2005 with three staff members and now Sapphire Day Spa is one of the largest day spas in the region with 30 staff members, operating a 6,000 square foot facility in downtown Victoria and a current client list of over 28,000 members. Sherwood has been nominated for two business excellence awards and has worked with the provincial government to ensure a high industry standard for personal services.
Sherwood sits on the Academic Advisory Board for the Holistic Nutrition program at Pacific Rim College and has been a sessional instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and Camosun College. She has been featured in the book Waking up the West Coast: Healers and Visionaries, is a contributing writer for Yogic Way Magazine and is a certified Natural Health Practitioner. Having completed undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and Camosun College, Sherwood discovered her passion for natural medicine and completed training at the Centre for Ayurveda. She continues to do professional development and advanced training in the area of Ayurveda. She is a MBA candidate at Royal Roads University.
Sherwood loves the rich culture of the west coast. With an active social life, she enjoys the art of good food and wine, travelling, outdoor exploration, live music and being on the water.