At Innovative Spas we’re always having a great day – and we want to share that magic with you!

Everything we do from sales to service is designed around our commitment to provide YOU with an outstanding customer experience. Come visit our showroom – we look forward to seeing you soon!


Whitney Elliott, CEO


Family first. Side-splitting storyteller. Motto: Every day matters. Whitney brings decades of experience in backyard entertainment to everyone who walks through our doors. Her extensive knowledge of the industry coupled with her gift of creativity always exceeds client expectations. Whitney works tirelessly to deliver the highest quality products and services, which bring undeniable peace, well being, entertainment and fabulous times to everyone. Outside the office, Whitney is about family, friends and great adventures. She’s mastered the art of throwing an excellent party – she makes a mean Bloody Mary! – and she can amuse you with wildly unbelievable stories. Ask about her dicey escape from a blowfish and barracuda fight.

Danielle Praver, Vice President


Entrepreneurial spirit. Sharer of life. Lover of family and fur legged friends. As co-owner of Innovative Spas, Danielle (‘Dan’) brings more than two decades of experience to her clients. When not in the showroom, you’ll likely find this NYC transplant traveling with the ‘show team,’ bringing the best of IS everywhere from Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland to Virginia and North Carolina. Danielle is an expert Softub specialist. She can sell it and treat it – but she especially enjoys relaxing in it with her family! Generous to a fault, Danielle knows how to rally people for a good time or a great cause with her ‘ginormous’ smile, infectious laugh and zest for life.


Dwight Sybers, Sales


Got a question? Dwight’s got the answer. In fact, he knows everything you want to know about spas and pools and can match you with the perfect one, turning your backyard into the oasis of your dreams. Ever the sports enthusiast, when he’s not working you can find Dwight playing nearly any game with a ball – or he could be hunting or fishing, too. Otherwise, he’s enjoying life with “Queen Ginger,” his wife of 25 years.



Mike Waibel, Sales


Mike has been in the spa industry for more than 12 years. He enjoys spending his days in sales, customer service and maintaining our vast showroom. This Hampton Roads native loves a good challenge and the rush he gets from a satisfied client. He can help you with your purchases and answer all your questions – you’ll be a spa charmer in no time! When not working, Mike enjoys tinkering around with cars and electronics, traveling with his family, or searching thrift stores for that next great treasure.


Ken Gordon, Sales

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Ken has been part of the IS team for more than a decade, serving as Show Team Manager for the past three years. In fact, he and Danielle are quite often on the road, participating in more than 150 tradeshows per year. This New Hampshire native enjoys every opportunity to be out meeting new people and strengthening customer relationships. Ken likens our tradeshow schedule to tremendous travel adventures and we have to agree. Sales is his true calling, which certainly explains why he is such a success!



 John Coureas, Sales

johnJohn is a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads who spent many years as a representative for a major orthopedic company. Needless to say, he understands the need for reducing stress in one’s life and he preaches the benefits of an active lifestyle in and around the water. When he is no designing the perfect aquatic lifestyle for his clients, John assumes the role of “cruise director” coming up with fabulous adventures for him and his three beautiful daughters. He also enjoys running, paddle boarding, dinner with friends, and yoga.


Tyler Palmer, Sales


Tyler is a recent Hampden-Sydney graduate. He has a degree in economics and business so sales is definitely his territory. His passions include football, basketball, snowboarding, working out, and movies. He is young and eager to be a sales consultant at Innovative Spas and has quickly become part of the family!



Lindsay Mainhart, Logistics Coordinator

LindsaySmFrom answering phone calls, to shipping and processing orders, to scheduling service appointments; Lindsay does it all. You could say she is our in-house “superhero”. When she’s not in the office making sure all operations are running smoothly, she is outside enjoying mother nature. Her fiancée Todd and their beagle like to join in on the fun and always accompany her on hikes, camping trips, and fishing adventures.


Kathy Burns, Accounts Receivable/Administration

CathySmKathy is a Hampton Roads local and has become an integral part of the Innovative Spas team. She has a knack for numbers but her true passion is gardening (strictly flowers though, no vegetables). Her dog, Blue, and her son, Chapin, are her best friends and she loves every extra minute she gets to spend with them.