Each member of the staff at Elements by the Sea is dedicated to your relaxation and rejuvenation—with professional, attentive, caring services and years of experience. Come in, and trust our experts to leave you feeling like the best version of you.
Kate Bestgen – LMT #18094
Kate’s life changed when she received her first massage. She knew immediately she wanted to perform body work. Kate is a knowledgeable licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience under her belt. Her favorite service to provide is the Body Renewal Triple Treatment. She loves the Stone Crop line from Eminence. Kate first came to Cannon Beach for an internship at a cooking school. She fell in love with the area and decided to put down roots. During her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking with her dog.
Patty Crocker – LMT #11360
Patty’s journey with body work began when she read a study on “Touch Deprivation.” She was fascinated by the correlation between physical contact and mental health. Patty is a well-seasoned licensed massage therapist with 15 years of experience. She enjoys the process of assisting clients with shedding everyday stress through body scrub treatments. Her go-to Eminence product is the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. The cooler weather and beautiful landscapes drew Patty to the Oregon coast. She enjoys hiking to explore the area during her free time.
Erin Miller – LMT #22260
Erin thoroughly enjoys performing body work. She has been a licensed massage therapist for five years. She likes pampering guests with the Body Renewal Triple Treatment service. The Eminence Coconut Firming Body Lotion is a staple in her daily skin care routine. She followed her heart to the Oregon coast. When she isn’t at work Erin spends time outdoors with her kids, paddle boarding and fishing.
Karen Morrison – LMT #023480
Karen is passionate about assisting people in healing and helping them to thrive. Entering the field of body work felt like a natural progression. She has three years of experience as a licensed massage therapist. She loves performing the long flowing strokes of the Lomi Lomi massage technique. She can’t live without the Eminence Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream. Karen enjoys the atmosphere of small coastal communities. She practices self-care and mindfulness through yoga and water therapy.
Tammi Smith – Spa Director
Tammi finds joy in seeing guests take time out to reset and rejuvenate. She has invested 15 years in the hospitality industry. She delights in working alongside skilled individuals with a common goal of creating a relaxing spa experience. Tammi highly recommends the Eminence Marine Flower Serum which smooths and hydrates your skin. She left her city life behind in search of new adventures on the rural Oregon coast. She loves getting cozy with her dog and a good book in her free time.
Kara Doane – LMT #24215
Kara surfs the Oregon coast waves in the summer and rides the Rocky Mountain slopes in the wintertime. Kara is a traveling licensed massage therapist with three years of experience. Her interest in massage began when she was seeking pain relief. She was looking for a better understanding of pain and its causes. Kara enjoys guiding clients into relaxation during Swedish massages. Her latest obsession from Eminence is the Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum. Kara’s happy place is on a surfboard or snowboard.