Dee Dee Ralston
A native to Nashville. Dee Dee has always held an interest in physical fitness, relaxation, and helping others. She worked during her school years as an instructor in a body contouring salon and local fitness center.
After Graduating from David Lipscomb University with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Business, she accepted a position with a local hospital company, within their human resource department. It wasn’t long before her ability to connect with the medical community was recognized, and she was made Regional Director of their physician recruitment department. During her tenure there, she came to the realization that increased stress levels played a major role in the manifestation of psychological and physical health symptoms. This prompted Dee Dee to continue her education by becoming a certified massage therapist to address stress reduction. She practiced in this capacity for several years.
During this time, it was always important to Dee Dee to give back to her community. She has volunteered for numerous local charities and not-for-profit organizations, such as GiGi’s Playhouse, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.
Blessed with an unique opportunity, Dee Dee begin visiting spas internationally. This catapulted her obsession to help people. After years of researching various franchises, models, and treatments, she decided it was time to pursue her vision of opening her own spa. As long time client of La Bella e Famosa at Cool Springs, Dee Dee proposed a unique business model to Elizabeth Harris, the founder. This idea expounded on Elizabeth’s expertise in body and facial contouring and incorporated Dee Dee’s love of luxury spa atmospheres and the health benefits of stress reduction. Under Elizabeth’s consulting guidance, the vision of La Bella e Famosa in Green Hills became a reality.
Carlie Ralston Beane
Born and raised in Nashville, Carlie attended David Lipscomb from K-12. She lead a very dedicated school life, excelling in academics as well as being an extremely talented dancer. Carlie has performed and competed on stages all across the country, including Atlanta, L.A., and Las Vegas. She also had a modeling career that included runway shows in New York, and landed her on the cover of Supermodels Unlimited magazine.
Carlie begin to realize that such a rigorous lifestyle combined with her dedication for perfection, produced a great deal of stress and anxiety. Seeing similar symptoms in so many people her age, she was compelled to obtain her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Psychology in 2014. Through those studies, she felt lead to help others that suffer from anxiety, depression, and auto immune disorders. She has been pivotal in the development of several of our Naturopathic Therapies being offered at La Bella.
In 2015, Carlie married and moved to Jacksonville, FL where her husband attended law school. During this time, she became a licensed skin care specialist and used her college minor in Entrepreneurship by opening her own body wrap business. Her ultimate goal upon returning to Nashville as co-owner of La Bella Spa of Green Hills is to continue to help others and provide unparalleled service for all our guests.