ABOUT ME

I am dedicated to the advancement of the massage therapy profession .  As a massage therapist early in my career, I really embraced the possibilities of how the effects of massage therapy has so many beneficial applications in allied health care.  I started with writing some simple case reports to document my patient outcomes.  More experience led me to other applications and the parallel of ergonomics and its benefits for clients and massage therapy professionals in unique ways.  

Teaching massage therapy has been a world of exploration and inspiration for my professional journey.  I love teaching students and sharing my enthusiasm but furthering my own knowledge of education has opened another pathway that I have only just begun to explore.  I am fascinated and intrigued by educational research, instructional design applications, and the emerging world of educational technology.  I plan to continue down this path by working on more research and other professional collaborations to benefit massage therapy professionals and educators.  I wish to share my knowledge to make positive contributions for the advancement of the framework of massage therapy and allied health care education and training.  

EDUCATION

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

State of Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist

License #M03558

2016 - 2018 

Colorado State University

Master of Education -  Education and Human Resources, Adult Education & Training Specialization

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Certification #526615-06

Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist

GE Aviation Corporate Training & The Back School (Atlanta, GA)

Continuing Education Instructor

Provider #1812

2005 - 2006

Community College of Baltimore County

Associate of Applied Science - Massage Therapy (Summa Cum Laude)

1987 - 1991

University of Maryland

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

2017

Colorado State University

Occupational Ergonomics Certificate

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

 -Walt Disney-

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