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About Us


Nadja Piatka is the co-creator, along with her daughter, of the Ultimate Girls Getaway. She is CEO of Holista Foods, the President of Nadja Foods and the author of 2 Best Selling Books. She believes every woman should follow her dream and has designed the weekend to empower other women.


As an unemployable single mother of two, plagued by creditors and no income, she began baking muffins and brownies at home. With a one hundred dollar investment she grew her business from her kitchen to becoming an international supplier to the food industry. Her life story was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, where she has appeared as a repeat guest and business expert. You can view Nadja on Oprah Winfrey or Donny Deutsch by double clicking on the pictures.


Nadja also is a business consultant and tours internationally as a motivational speaker on a variety of topics. She shares her amazing professional and personal story of building her business, surviving leukemia, being an unemployed single parent and cherishing every moment in life. You can read more about booking Nadja as a speaker, Nadja Foods and her products at 


Veronica Wasty is the co-creator and partner of the Ultimate Girls Getaway. Eighteen years ago, Veronica and her mother Nadja organized the first Ultimate Girls Getaway and the fun hasn't stopped. Together they have discovered that in their busy lives there was never enough time to enjoy themselves, their girlfriends, or to do the things they love to do……unless they really got away!!  After years of receiving feedback they created the “perfect getaway” at the luxurious Resorts and have arranged an amazing program full of learning, fun and laughter.

Veronica believes that women can do great things even while having fun.  The event raises money to sponsor our sisters and women survivors of war around the world through Women for Women International.

Veronica worked in the advertising industry for four years working before completing her MBA at The Schulich School of Business focusing on Strategy and International Business while also studying abroad at SDA Bocconi in Milan Italy. She is a believer of healthy living and the right and need for healthy food for everyone. 

Jo-Anne Pietrantonio is affectionately referred to by us as the “Pied Piper of Happy Women”. She is a successful Mortgage Agent www.youmortgage.cawho in her free time helps women connect, make new friends and build their businesses. Her monthly “Ladies Night Out” meetings inspire, educate and empower women.


Jo-Anne is the organizer of the official UGG “FUN” bus that transports all the happy ladies to and from Toronto and the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello every year. To learn more about the bus transportation, contact Jo-Anne at


Kate Barfoot has been attending the Ultimate Girls Getaway since 2010. As part of the UGG team and bus crew, she adds her many special touches to get the party started as soon as the bus leaves the parking lot

Kate's attention to detail and creativity allow her to upgrade UGG  and family social gatherings from ordinary to something to remember.  

When she's not creating customized tags, labels and other promotional pieces for the UGG, Kate enjoys tap dancing, travelling, meeting people from all walks of life and especially having a good laugh with everyone.


Kelly Smith has been working for the Ultimate Girls Getaway since 2003. Kelly is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in finance. She worked in New York City for 10 years in the finance industry. Kelly now lives and works in Chicago for Here Corporation,  a global GPS firm. Kelly is an avid world traveller and believes that women on vacation deserve the very best and she feels proud to deliver it.


Enjoy, a real Pajama Party one night, an elegant cocktail dinner party another night, fascinating presentations, entertainment and  delicious cuisine prepared by world class Chef’s. Pamper yourself at the tranquil Spa. Join in on the Seminars and activities or just relax. We do all the planning months ahead, YOU arrive and have all the fun!


Celia  has been coming to UGG since 2010 and it was from that first wonderful experience that she knew more women had to share in it, thus the UGG bus was born.   One of the things that gives her joy, is seeing peoples' faces light up when they look into their swag bags, it’s what keeps her coming back year after year.

Celia is a Gehwol footcare specialist and certified reflexologist.  Her passion is the health and well-being of feet.  She has been managing her own business for over 15 years.

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