THE FOUNDERS

Founder’s Nick and Holly Janicki started The True REST™ Float Spa in 2009.

Nick discovered Floating in November of 2008 after watching a Joe Rogan video about it. He immediately sought out the experience, but the nearest center was a few hours away. Nick and Holly eventually were able to visit a location in Sedona, Arizona. The experience was intensely relaxing, senses were revived and moods were noticeably elevated. In the car ride back to Phoenix, Nick and Holly talked about the possibility of opening a higher end Spa.

Nick began writing a comprehensive business plan and started diving into the almost untapped industry. It seemed Float Spas in the US were almost non-existent. Nick travelled to the UK and tried out several different float manufacturers before deciding on the Pod design.

In the next 6 months Nick and Holly began looking for a location and signed a lease for a location in Scottsdale, Arizona in the summer of 2009. Build out began in September of the same year.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Nick Janicki

NICHOLAS C. JANICKI

Title
Founder & Chief Float Guru
Background
Mr. Janicki is our Founder and has been President since True REST’s inception. He holds the position of President for True Rest, LLC, since February 2009, and our affiliates, Float Pod Therapies LLC, since January 2013, and True REST Franchising, LLC, since May 2014. All positions listed for Mr. Janicki are located in Tempe, Arizona.

HOLLY A. JANICKI

Title
Director of Operations
Background
Mrs. Janicki holds the position of Director of Operations for our affiliate, True REST, LLC, since February 2009, and our affiliate, Float Pod Therapies LLC, since January 2013. All positions listed for Mrs. Janicki are located in Tempe, Arizona.

JAMES W. ROWE

Title
Chief Opportunity Officer
Background
Mr. Rowe is our Chief Opportunity Officer of True REST Franchising, LLC. He has been the San Diego Regional Director of Dogtopia, a franchisor of dog daycare businesses, since April 2013. He is the President of SIMCAL Properties, Inc., a real estate and consulting agency, and has held that position since October 1992. From September 2011 to March 2014, Mr. Rowe was a Director at Thomas Franchise Solutions. All positions listed for Mr. Rowe are located in Coronado, California.

Jim Pearce

Title
Chief Financial Officer
Background
Mr. Pearce is our Chief Financial Officer of True REST Franchising, LLC, This is a position he has held successfully with companies ranging from computers to manufacturing to finance. Most recently he has owned and continues to own a franchise in the telecommunications consulting industry. Mr. Pearce recently returned to the East coast settling in Charleston, SC after spending 17 years in San Diego working in the real estate and finance industries.

AMIR ADIB

Title
Director of Franchise Operations
Background
Mr. Adib has been our Director of Operations since our inception. He is currently the General Manager of our affiliate, True Rest, LLC, and has held that position since May 2010. He is also the Marketing Manager for our affiliate, Float Pod Therapies LLC, and has held that position since May 2013. All positions listed for Mr. Adib are located in Tempe, Arizona.

MANDY ROWE

Title
Franchise Opportunity Officer
Background
Mandy joined the True REST team in 2015. She was first exposed to True REST when leading the Youth Advisory Board for a private equity firm that specialized in early-growth franchise investments. She studied Economics and Corporate Strategy at Vanderbilt University followed by two years of commercial real estate in Nashville. Inspired by the True REST vision she has since relocated to Coronado to assist franchise sales and corporate management.
Alyssa

ALYSSA BALLARD

Title
Accounting Manager
Background
Alyssa is a graduate of California State University East Bay, where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Communication. She worked previously as the Director of Operations for a private school in San Diego. Currently, she is in the process of obtaining her Master of Business Administration degree at California State University San Marcos. Alyssa enjoys working in her home town and being part of the real estate community. All positions listed for Ms. Ballard are located in Coronado, California.

ADVISORY BOARD

TIM PICKWELL

FRANCHISING ATTORNEY, PICKWELL LAW FIRM

Over the course of a 25+-year career, Tim Pickwell has represented some of the biggest names in the franchise and restaurant industry. He gained his initial franchise experience negotiating international license agreements as corporate counsel for 6,000 unit franchiser Century 21® Real Estate. He then headed up the international franchise division of $2.2 billion revenue, publicly-traded Jack in the Box® Restaurants.

JOE POLISH

FOUNDER, GENIUS NETWORK & PIRANHA MARKETING

Joe Polish is the creator of Genius Network® Interview Series, founder of Genius Network® (also known as the 25K Group), and co-founder of 10XTalk.com, and ILoveMarketing.com, two highly popular free podcasts on iTunes. President of Piranha Marketing Inc. His marketing expertise has been utilized to build thousands of businesses and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.

DAVID HUMPHREY

CEO AT DTH CAPITAL VENTURES, LLC (Ex. CEO MASSAGE ENVY)

Mr. Humphrey has been involved in numerous Advisory boards and involved in the growth of numerous service and financial industries. He was the CEO of Massage Envy, the world’s largest spa chain, in over 670 locations, with 1,000,000 members and franchise network revenues of over $600,000,000.

MARK LAMBERT

WATER SANITATION EXPERT, CEO OF IDE AMERICAS

Mr. Lambert is a senior executive with extensive experience in the Water and Environmental industries and has a strong track record of success in the management of successful organizations.

He is currently currently Chief Executive Officer at IDE Americas responsible for all IDE activities in the Americas including the global Desalination market as well as Industrial Waste Water Treatment in select target markets including Oil and Gas, Power Generation and Mining.

J.J. VIRGIN

NY TIMES BESTSELLER, CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST & FITNESS EXPERT

J.J. Virgin is the author of NY Times bestsellers J.J. Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks, as well as NY Times bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is currently creating a specialized True Detox program for True REST.

DR. MICHAEL BREUS, PH. D.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, AUTHOR

Dr. Michael is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. He is currently the head of the True REST Medical advisory board.

DR. DAN ENGLE

BOARD CERTIFIED IN PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY

Dr. Dan Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with a clinical practice in functional medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry and integrative spirituality. He is Medical Director of Crossroads Ibogaine Recovery Center in Rosarito, Mexico, and Medical Consultant to the Temple of the Way of Light Ayahuasca Center in Peru, Onnit Labs in Austin, Texas and the True Rest Float Center in Tempe, Arizona.