Local Woodstocker Debbie Dougan has been a practicing aesthetician for 7 years, launching GLO in a private home setting before expanding her business with partner Linda Dubilier. In addition to the “feel good, look good" boost she’s provided hundreds of clients every week, Debbie is married to Peter (musician and long-time beloved school teacher), is mother to three teens and is the founder of Women Empowering Women, a community-based women’s think tank and business association, serving nearly 1,000 members in the Hudson Valley. Debbie’s dream – to take GLO to the next level – was realized when this well-loved spa space suddenly became a real estate “yes” With Linda’s enthusiasm as her “spa sister,” Debbie realized quickly that some dreams indeed come true.
Hudson Valley local Linda Dubilier served for many years as a staff photographer for Vogue, shooting the latest trends and fashion for the magazine, along with creating editorial work for W, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. Additionally, Linda spent over 10 years capturing joyfully gorgeous images as a much in-demand wedding photographer in NYC before relocating to the Catskills with husband Bill (philanthropist and board member of Creative Music Studio) and their family. It was this move from Manhattan, she says, that began with a desire to give their children a deeper connection to the nature, but also inspired Linda to tap into her more creative side again, including this partnership with Debbie that grew GLO to the beautifully tranquil and sumptuous spa it is today. Linda currently sits on the board at Woodstock Day School and enjoys volunteering her spare time with various community philanthropies.
Kingston native Jennifer Donovan began her career as hair stylist/salon coordinator for the infamous stylist to the rock and roll world, Mark Ferraro. While working with Ferraro, Donovan was able to witness first-hand the beginnings of the “migration” of city-based creatives – downstate types who were moving up to Woodstock and the Catskill region in droves – a trend she found wildly inspiring. This greatly influenced Donovan’s decision to open LeShag’s first Kingston location, while working on large-scale productions on and off Broadway, at Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan Opera House and at Fisher Center at Bard College. Donovan continues to work on-call on film, stage and red carpet, projects, often joining veteran hairstylist and mentor Warren Tricomi in NYC while raising her family with husband Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak (of the internationally acclaimed rock band Mercury Rev) here in the Hudson Valley, where she too now acts as mentor to her growing coterie of stylists at LeShag.