Rhonda Mordecai – Founder and CEO
Rhonda Mordecai is the founder and CEO of Sole’renity Spa, Incorporated and Little Soles Children’s Spa, with locations at the historic Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Rhonda specializes in the art of nail enhancements and reflexology, with over 25 years of expertise in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, North Texas, and Southern Oklahoma regions. Her passion is treating the mind, body andsoul, which is the foundation of a spa sanctuary, where guests have ideal opportunities for healing, meditation and reflection through holistic and wellness treatments. She credits her faith in God with guiding her success and philanthropic visions.
Rooting her self-worth in Christ provides the stability for hard work, serving others, and accomplishing goals. “Being blessed with compassion for people fueled my quest to open a spa sanctuary, where guests have ideal opportunities for healing, meditation and reflection” said Rhonda. “I had hit a low point in life and said to Jesus, ‘Bless my hands, don’t let my life be in vain.’” Shortly thereafter, she was given an inheritance which featured a remarkable windmill. “The blades on the windmill read ‘Oklahoma Indian Territory’ and I believed Oklahoma was where God was moving my life.” Rhonda started her journey in Gainesville, Texas, where she renovated a 100+ year-old building to open the first Sole’renity Spa in 2011. Sole’renity quickly gained notoriety and drew the attention of the Chickasaw Nation in Southern Oklahoma. “It was such an honor when I received word the Chickasaw Nation had selected me to open a spa at their hotel,” Rhonda recalls.
Sole'renity Spa is now a rejuvenation destination providing guests and the public with a relaxing spa sanctuary at the historic Artesian Hotel. Clients enjoy everything from aromatherapy to massages, facials and pedicures, spa parties and socials.
Rhonda Mordecai is an entrepreneur and innovator in the spa industry. The opening of Little Soles Children’s Spa in 2014 was to promote positive self-image with compassion and therapeutic treatments is a testament. “Children certainly have health and wellness needs too and since this is such a family-friendly destination, the owners of the Artesian Hotel approached me to start a spa for kids,” said Rhonda. Better Homes & Gardens named the Artesian Hotel, with Sole’renity Spa and Little Soles Children’s Spa, one of the “10 Best Family Spas” in America in 2015, due to their success.
A dream, faith in God and an abiding commitment to family, carried Rhonda Mordecai to this joyful place. She is a mother of three with two sons and daughter Melinda whom works alongside her and a grandmother of four. “We all live within an hour’s drive, and the little ones visit the spa often,” Rhonda said proudly. “My goal was to be able to invest in their lives. I said to God, “I’m willing to work hard so they can have a great future.’” Rhonda loves the Lord, her family, outdoor activities and inspirational books.
Her entrepreneurial spirit, vision and passion to guides Sole’renity Spa’s journey to complete wellness MIND~BODY~SOUL.
Melinda Culbertson - Assistant Spa Director
Melinda Mordecai Culbertson possesses an enthusiasm for people and a passion to serve. “I love serving others!” exclaimed Melinda. “I take pride in making sure everyone feels welcome and receives the best possible service.” Melinda is the daughter of Rhonda Mordecai, founder of Sole’renity Spa, Inc., and her zeal and dedication come naturally. She began her spa tutelage as a child and left her corporate career in 2014 to join Sole’renity Spa.
Collaborating with her mother provides an incalculable perk. Being part of an entrepreneurial venture offers a chance to see how every aspect of a business works, from client relations and spa budgeting to spa maintenance. “What’s great is my Mom had a passion and a vision to open a resort style spa with premier services and a serene environment for our guest and team alike. This has become my passion, too.”
Melinda is a busy, working mother as well. She and her husband have three young children. Melinda takes pride in work-life-balance and continuing education. Melinda is a licensed massage therapist and a certified laser technician. Her favorite quote being "Wisdom is Liberation" inspires her to push and grow both in her work and personal life. “It is an honor to be a part of decisions that will help Sole’renity Spa grow. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring for Sole'renity Spa and its team members.”