Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3/30 - Catherine McCord, Kevin Sturgeon, Tom McCahan

Kevin Sturgeon  Assistant Director of Food & Beverage  Wine Dinners
Tom McCahan  Director of Golf  Summer Golf packages
Jennifer Wayland-Smith  Spa Director  Beat The Heat/Summer Spa Trilogy
Experience an undeniably unique sense of place astonishingly in tune with the environment. Untouched. Unspoiled. The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa provides a luxurious natural refuge immersed within two Jay Morrish championship golf courses. Enjoy a striking destination inspired by the extraordinary landscape, melding the offerings of thrilling outdoor recreation and renowned spa treatments, with the unsurpassed beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy Being One With The Environment Within This Scottsdale Resort. Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa. This luxury retreat truly inhabits a unique location from other exclusive Scottsdale resorts. Nestled in the Sonoran Desert - just outside Scottsdale, Arizona - our award-winning accommodations, world-renowned Golden Door Spa, and stunning natural beauty, create the setting for an unparalleled getaway. Enjoy a round of golf with a choice of two Jay Morrish designed courses. Relax and repose in adobe casitas and houses expertly blended into the breathtaking landscape of ancient 12-million-year-old boulders. Discover a warm sense of renewal in a peaceful, stirring atmosphere within our stunning North Scottsdale hotel and resort. Experience unsurpassed recreation elegantly combined with robust indulgence, flawless service, and a breathtaking setting.

Catherine McCord Is Making the Kitchen a Family Destination -  Kid Friendly
Catherine McCord (born May 10, 1974) is an American fashion model, actress, and television program hostess. McCord appeared in "Gridiron Gang" staring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and began modeling for Elite Model Management at the age of 14. She has modeled for Victoria's Secret and L’eggs pantyhose, appeared on the covers of Glamour and ELLE magazines, and done runway modeling for Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. For a time, she was one of the female co-hosts of MTV's Loveline television show. FHM magazine readers voted her one of the sexiest women in the world for 2001. A born athlete, Catherine excelled at running and basketball, and was working towards an athletic scholarship when she got a devastating hip injury. Soon after, when a friend signed her up for a local modeling contest, little did Catherine know that this would be the first step on the path to a successful modeling career. Discovered by Elite Models Management at 15, Catherine went on to win “Look of the Year,” Elite’s premiere and prestigious modeling contest. From there, she spent her summers in New York or Paris, modeling for Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and other prestigious designers in the fashion industry. Catherine soon ventured into television, as well, landing roles as reporter on Extra!, Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve, and a run as co-host on MTV’s Loveline with Dr. Drew and Adam Corrola. Fortunately, Catherine avoided the pitfalls many young models find themselves in, such as drug abuse and eating disorders, attributing her success to a strong sense of family values, and an understanding about what she needed to give her body in order for it to function properly. Her parents supported her modeling career and grounded her with guidance. Catherine’s dad encouraged her to save her money so that she could one day afford to focus on her true passion – cooking and food.  That time came in 2002, soon after the devastating attacks of 9/11. Impacted by the tragedy, Catherine decided to finally follow her dreams and enroll at the Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. She modeled during the day and went to school at night. “It was a juggle,” she says, but powerfully fulfilling. In hindsight, that juggle was nothing compared to balancing work and family. Now, a wife and mother, Catherine strives to find solutions to the challenges of busy life. After having her children, Catherine realized she wanted them to delight in fresh, seasonal food the way she did as a child. Observing a lack of resources for other parents to do the same, Catherine created Weelicious as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children early on to whole, delicious, homemade food. “Involving kids in the process,” Catherine concludes, “will help lead them to make healthier choices as they grow.”