Emily Sanders, Licensed Massage Therapist/Ilaria Salon & Med Spa Owner
Manager Remember Betty Foundation/Denver Chapter
The Blue Bench - Rape Prevention Education
Colorado Enterprise Fund - Future Investor

On June 5th, 2021 Emily Sanders was crowned
Miss Colorado for America Strong 2021



Growing up a dancer in Denver, CO I knew I wanted to someday I'd be a professional dancer and subsequently open my own dance studio.  When I was 20 years old, I moved to Las Vegas, NV and I did become a professional dancer, the dream was accomplished!  At the same time, I worked as a call center representative for a credit card company. 


Throughout the following 16 years I was aggressively promoted through the ranks working within the following departments including, but not limited to:  sales, marketing, compliance, fraud, collections, customer service, high-level escalated complaints from regulatory agencies, employee management and system enhancements. Ending my tenure in this industry as an Operations Manager responsible for the management of a 300 seat inbound call center. 


When I moved back to Denver, CO I started a family and thought of that dream of owning a dance studio.  I quickly identified that the dream was simply a plan to be an entrepreneur and build a business that helped people, a business that really stood for and meant something.  


As a dancer, I maintained a consistent pattern of receiving massage therapy.  I realized that it wasn't just a luxury, it was a necessity.  It kept me injury free, and boosted my productivity.  I was hooked, and thought of someday becoming a therapist.  In 2010 I attended the Denver School of Massage Therapy and became a licensed therapist in 2011. 


For the past 10  years I have worked within the capacity of a massage therapist and operated my own successful private practice called Therapeutic Measures Massage Therapy (www.therapeuticmeasures.com) in Lone Tree, CO.  However, for 10 years I have obsessed about my ever evolving business concept and exceptional idea for the future of spa/salon services.   My goals and life direction are to transition back into a management position and work within the capacity of Salon/Spa Owner and Marketing Director.  Utilizing my business management skills in conjunction with my massage skills will provide the business with a strong bottom line.