Instructors

Staff Members

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Calli Alexander-Hensley LMT #17535
Calli attended Oregon School of Massage. In August of 2010, she graduated and became a licensed massage therapist. Calli currently practices relaxation, pregnancy and clinical massage in her home office in South East Portland. She is also a Reiki practitioner. Before becoming a massage therapist, Calli was a teacher in a variety of settings for 8 years. She received her master’s degree in Education from Portland State University. Calli teaches Massage Fundamentals.
Jordan M. Ambrose, DC #5161
Dr. Ambrose grew up in Monmouth, OR where he had his fair share of chiropractic visits during an accident-prone youth. He realized quickly that chiropractic work got him well again better than anything else. This inspired him to look into chiropractic philosophy, where he learned that the focus of the profession was to prevent injury and illness in the first place.

At Palmer College, Dr. Ambrose focused on the Blair technique, correcting misalignment specific to each individual’s cervical spine. After a year of clinical experience in California, he returned home to Oregon where he joined NW Family Chiropractic and hopes to teach others about all the ways chiropractic care can help restore and maintain good health.
Lisa Barck Garofalo LMT #3326
Lisa has been a bodyworker and massage therapist since 1991. She has a part-time practice and offers relaxation and clinical massage, as well as Reiki sessions. Lisa is currently Program Director for OSM and teaches Massage Fundamentals and other bodywork classes.
Anne Barber-Shams LMT #1964, CNMT
Anne began her studies of massage in 1985, encouraged by Sr. Miriam Murphy, SNJM, who had studied Buddhism in Japan, was an abstract artist and retired head of the Marylhurst Art Department. At the time, Anne, who graduated UC Santa Barbara with major in Fine Art, was taking a class combining painting and meditation from the nun, and felt drawn to the healing arts. When she voiced her conflict about the two callings, the nun reminded her that, in most cultures the artist and the healer are the same person.
Anne licensed in 1985 and has supported herself as an LMT in private practice since that time. Her practice focuses on clinical massage and she both studied and taught for Paul St. John Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Seminars as Head Instructor. She is a life-long learner and has also studied with many other teachers. Her teaching experience includes East West College, AMTA and OSM.
She continues to paint and dedicates her work to creating bridges between Jews, Christians and Muslims, with work exhibited on both coasts and at the Canton, Ohio Museum of Art.
Her website is AnneBarberShams.com
Gay Blackwell CMT-California
Gay’s journey into massage therapy began years ago when she sustained career-ending injuries as a fire fighter/emergency medical technician. After the fire service, Gay trained and worked with those challenged by mental health illnesses, and drug and alcohol addictions. During this time she began receiving bodywork to help her body heal. The physical, emotional and spiritual healing she experienced was dramatic and empowering. It changed her life. She decided to try her hand at massage and heal by touch. OSM’s belief that healing the body, mind and spirit is an integrated process – parallels Gay’s own beliefs and passion for helping others. Gay teaches anatomy/physiology and pathology and shares her enthusiasm and laughter with anyone who will listen.
Margo Bowman LTC #1476, EA, LMT #3264
Margo is an accountant with over 60 years of experience. She is a nationally known speaker and author on tax law. As a regular presenter of workshops on accounting for the small business owner, she specializes in the financial issues of the self-employed. Margo was honored as Oregon’s Massage Therapist of the year for 2012.
Joni Brewer LMT #6605, LPN
Joni has been in private practice for the past 5 years. Her specialty is Ortho-Bionomy®. She has taught wildlife rehabilitation, computer programs and Sunday school. She teaches Anatomy and Physiology at OSM’s Salem campus.
Janet Burkhart LMT #21642, MDiv
Janet has a life-long interest in wholistic healing and bodywork. After 25 years as a Methodist minister, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy, graduated from OSM and was licensed in 2015. She has a solo massage practice, does life coaching and guides groups in exploring the depths of grief and praise. She loves to walk at Minto Brown Park every chance she gets. Janet is OSM – Salem’s Admissions and Student Services Coordinator and teaches Communication and Ethics.
Richard Butler LMT #6351
Richard has a background in video and television. He studied Reflexology in Brisbane, Australia and massage at OSM. He currently practices in SW Portland. Richard teaches Foot Reflexology and Hand and Ear Reflexology at OSM.
Julie Campbell LMT #15892
Julie Campbell is a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Written on the Body Massage and Acupuncture Studio in Portland. Julie graduated from The Evergreen State College with a major in psychology in 2005. Through travel and adventure from the Caribbean to Georgia she expanded her horizons and finally found her true calling at The Savannah School of Massage Therapy in 2008. She has a passion for all things business and has enjoyed all of the challenges and successes that growing her practice while managing a team of therapists has brought. Julie is continuing her education by pursuing an MBA in the full-time program at George Fox university and she intends to use this knowledge both in the classes she teaches at OSM and by coaching LMT’s in building successful. Julie is ecstatic to share her experience, knowledge and love of the business of Massage Therapy with students in hopes of helping each person meet their true potential in the field. She also offers mentoring and coaching at MassageBusinessHelp.com.
Anne Conary (neé Solseng) LMT #11169
Anne has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. She currently has a private practice, down the hall from the OSM main office and also does end of life massage for Providence Hospice. Since becoming an LMT, she has worked in spas, with chiropractors and worked doing on-site chair massage for Comcast, Clear Channel and Coffee Bean International. Prior to becoming an LMT she was a manager and corporate trainer, for 14 years, in the specialty coffee industry. She attended the UW, in her home town of Seattle, and graduated with a BA in Dance in 1989. She has made Portland her home since 1990.
Frank Coppieters PhD, LMT #2385
Frank Coppieters, PhD, LMT, Reiki Master, taught at the graduate level for 13 years at the University of Antwerp in Belgium before he became a spiritual teacher, counselor and Reiki Master. He practices at The Living Light Center in SW Portland where he does Reiki, shamanistic work, counseling and offers free meditation with inspired guidance. Frank made two CD’s, authored the Handbook for the Evolving Heart and teaches Reiki and shamanic healing classes at OSM. He can be reached through his website www.livinglightcenter.com.
Marian Dixon MA, CHt, LMT #3902
Marian Wolfe Dixon has been practicing and teaching massage since 1992. She is a nationally certified massage therapist and hypnotherapist with master’s degrees in psychology and health education, and a research fellowship in Complementary Medicine. Her SE Portland practice focuses on Medically Complex Patients (chronic pain relief, pre- and post-surgery recovery and MVA, and optimizing function in cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, TMD, Parkinson’s and other “intractable” conditions. Having lived with medically unexplained pain for over ten years, Marian knows how pain feels from the inside and aims to teach bodyworkers sensitivity and critical thinking along with ease and efficiency through classes in Massage Assessment and Application, Palpation Skills, Myofascial, Craniosacral, Lymphatic Massage and Qigong and Ethics. She is the author of Bodylessons, Body Mechanics and Self-Care Manual, and Myofascial Massage.
Nancy Earl LMT #7749
Nancy has extensive background in marketing, holistic wellness and effective communication techniques. Her passion is to inspire transformation, learning and deep interpersonal connection. Nancy was first licensed as a massage therapist in the late 1970s, is an OSM grad and currently teaches Massage Fundamentals, Hydrotherapy and Hot Stone massage.
Patrice Finn RPP
Patrice is a Registered Polarity Practitioner, Registered Polarity Educator and a Reiki Master. She has been registered with the American Polarity Therapy Association since 2004. Patrice moved from Maine to Oregon in 2012 and has set up her Polarity practice in Gladstone, Or. Patrice was a Polarity Instructor for Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook Maine for 7 years as well as having a private practice in Portland, Maine. Patrice has a passion for Polarity, teaching, and for life! She is happy to be in Oregon and excited about sharing Polarity Therapy.
Cindy Gellinger LMT #19296
Cindy practices oncology massage in Lake Oswego. In an earlier career she was a medical transcriptionist. Currently she is studying oncology massage hands-on in the OHSU oncology department in a preceptorship with Gayle MacDonald. Having a strong background in medical terminology has helped immensely with understanding and communicating with patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Says Cindy, “I love puzzles! Understanding the language of medicine is like having the picture on the front of the box for a jigsaw puzzle. It helps you see how the pieces all fit together.”
Mike Giles LMT #19323
Mike has been practicing clinical massage in a busy chiropractic office in Corvallis since 2011. He graduated from OSM Salem in 2012. His past careers were in education and human resources. Mike teaches Kinesiology and Massage AA at the Salem campus.
Amy Goetz LMP #15779
Amy fell in love with feet in her first quarter of massage school. After graduating she went on to pursue a career in Reflexology, became nationally certified, and started spreading her love and knowledge to others by teaching foundational classes in a reflexology certification program in Seattle. Amy currently practices massage and reflexology at Phoenix Bodywork in Seattle.
Aleta Goin BS, LMT #7755
Aleta studied massage through Ashmead College in Vancouver,WA and received her diploma in March, 2001. She graduated with honors from both the Professional Licensing Program and the Aromatherapy and Spa Specialty Program, becoming licensed in the state of Oregon in April 2001. Aleta began her massage career at The Dosha Salon and Spa and Salon En Vogue in Portland, OR. After working in the spa industry for a while, she decided to open her own practice in Salem. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including day spas, athletic clubs, private practice, chiropractic clinics, and physical therapy offices. Aleta graduated cum laude from Western Oregon University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Her education in human movement and her own experiences as a dancer and an athlete have helped her to understand how the body functions and heals, and have deepened her understanding of how to help those who are recovering from injuries or suffering from chronic pain.”
Shannon Hallberg LMT #13445
Shannon is a licensed massage therapist with a private practice in Forest Grove, Oregon. She has enjoyed well over 20 years in the study of embodied practices – through contemporary dance, somatic movement education and massage therapy. She holds a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts – is certified as a Laban Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement studies in NYC and holds a Certificate in Healing Arts from The Windemere Institute of Healing Arts in Decorah, IA. The proud mother of a 7 year old girl and 6th generation Oregonian, Shannon is currently a student of Body-Mind Centering in the Somatic Movement Educator Program within the School of Body-Mind Centering. She is excited to plant seeds of somatic inquiry within the current traditions of massage therapy education.
Rebecca Harrison LMT #7604
Rebecca is an LMT and certified Alexander Teacher. She has been studying movement and somatics for decades. Rebecca teaches workshops for manual therapists focusing on bringing more ease, depth and efficacy to their current work. In 2013 she became certified to teach the Alexander work after a four-year course of study. She worked as an LMT for Providence Portland Medical Center for four years, and has had a private bodywork practice since 2001. She also teaches workshops on embodiment, movement and mindfulness for the general public.
Kim Holman LMT #4760
Kim was licensed in 1993 from the National Health Care Institute of Salem, Oregon. She is certified in Integrative Manual Therapy and completed a variety of styles of Cranial Sacral bodywork. Additional specialty techniques include Fascial Counterstrain, Functional Indirect Technique (FIT), Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Berry Method and various forms of energy work. She has recently developed her own style and use for cupping and gua sha, which she is now teaching. Kim has over 23 years of teaching experience.
Kurt Hueller BS
Kurt is an American Heart Association Heartsaver and Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid Instructor. He received his EMT-Basic certification from Chemeketa Community College in 2005 and has worked for Lyons Ambulance part-time since then. He has also been a volunteer firefighter with Stayton Fire District since 2003, and currently teaches CPR/First Aid classes for the fire department as well as small groups/businesses in his area. Kurt is student teaching while working towards an MA in teaching.
Gary Hulett LMT #15363
Gary is a Licensed Massage Therapist living and practicing in Salem Oregon. His focus is towards Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish style Massage, Reiki and Foot Reflexology. Gary graduated from OSM in March 2009 and has been practicing massage since May 2009. He has been a Teaching Assistant (TA) since January 2008, TAing classes in Communications and Ethics, Upper and Lower Kinesiology, Upper and Lower Massage, Hydrotherapy, Massage Fundamentals and Thai Massage. Gary has taught classes in Upper and Lower Massage, Upper Kinesiology and is teaching Massage Clinic classes.
Richard Ireland MA, LMT #1244
Richard Ireland has an MA in Education and an MA in Counseling. He graduated from the University of Oregon Honors College. In addition he is certified in Hakomi and Gestalt Therapy. He also served 2 years in the Peace Corps in Haiti.
Harry King L.Ac.#14290
Harry King is a licensed acupuncturist, and the director of OSM’s Shiatsu program.  He teaches the theory class series of the Shiatsu certificate (ABCs of Chinese medicine).  Harry is a graduate of the OSM Shiatsu certificate program, and practiced Shiatsu for over 10 years prior to receiving his MS in Oriental medicine at AIMC in Berkeley, CA. After practicing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a number of years in California, Harry and his family recently returned to the Portland area. Harry is a longtime practitioner of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, and various other internal practices. He is passionate about practicing and teaching all of the branches of Chinese medicine, including bodywork and Shiatsu.
David Lauterstein RMT, Cert. ZB
David is Co-director of Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX. Since 1982 He has taught Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method and Zero Balancing in England and throughout the U.S. He is one of the most highly respected educators in the massage therapy realm and was inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. He is the author of the book, Putting the Soul Back in the Body and The Deep Massage Book. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition. He is known internationally as one of the primary advocates for unified progress in massage and bodywork as both an art and a science.
Kitty Lawrence BA, LMT #2748
Kitty is celebrating doing massage for forty years!!! She started out working in a spa in a California mineral springs resort. She went on to direct the spa for 10 years using hydrotherapy daily with her clients and herself. Upon moving to Oregon in 1987 she went to OSM to study Hakomi Bodywork. She has found massage to be an ever evolving way to learn about healing the body, mind and spirit. Being an LMT can inspire us to greater sense of well being and healthy life style. In all her classes she emphasizes mindfulness and self care. Currently she has a private practice in NE Portland and teaches UB,LB, Hydrotherapy and Body Mechanics.
Walter Libby LMT #5122
Walter has been practicing massage for more than twenty-five years. In 1975, he graduated from the Midway School of Massage in Oregon and in 1985 from the Swedish Institute in New York City. He holds a license in Oregon. He has studied with Dr. Travell and has practiced Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy for the past fifteen years.
Gayle MacDonald MS, LMT #4274
Gayle is a teacher with over thirty five years experience in both public and private schools. Her present focus is massage for cancer patients. She has taught Hospital Massage and provided Clinical Supervision for massage therapists since 1994 at Oregon Health and Science University. Gayle is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer (2007, Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (2005, LWW). Gayle’s courses are certified by NCBTMB.
Sheila Montgomery LMT #5356
Sheila graduated from OSM in 1995 and has worked as an LMT in many venues including private practice, chiropractic clinics, and in a retreat setting at Breitenbush Hot Springs. She specializes in therapeutic bodywork, Thai/Swedish integration, Deep Tissue and Aquatic modalities. She has taught massage since 2001 at both Ashmead College and Oregon School of Massage. “Every session an honor, Every body a temple, Every connection a gift.”
Joshua Morton WA LMP #MA00008567
Joshua is a 1994 graduate of Seattle Massage School. Since beginning his practice Joshua has worked in the area of soft tissue rehabilitation and injury prevention. In 2003 he became familiar with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and began to employ this technique with excellent results. Joshua has accumulated over 2400 hours working one on one with Aaron Mattes, creator and developer of AIS, learning advanced methods of soft tissue rehabilitation. In 2012 he achieved a Master’s Accreditation level in Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) through Arik Gohl. He currently co-teaches classes around the country with Arik by combining two powerful modalities into one seamless treatment protocol.
Doug Nelson
Douglas has been a massage therapist since 1977 and is the author of the book The Mystery of Pain. He has taught this seminar to over 4,000 people across the USA. In addition to massage therapists, he has presented this material to medical students, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
William Pleau OR DC #3990
Dr. Pleau is a chiropractic physician practicing in Tigard, OR, with a focus on genetic nutritional and natural medicine treatment of internal disorders. He graduated summa cum laude, as Valedictorian of his class from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. Previously, he earned his Bachelor degrees in biology and chemistry from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Dr. Pleau was a massage therapist before becoming a chiropractor. He practiced massage in the Denver area from 1997 to 2006. He also taught massage courses at the Colorado School of Healing Arts from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Pleau teaches Chiropractic Assistant Initial Training and continuing education and the Neuromuscular Therapy series of elective/continuing education courses.
Sharon Roemmel BSW, LMT #3696, RA
Sharon, an OSM trained LMT, has been combining her love of body, mind, spirit balance with her massage practice since 1991. She’s also a certified aromatherapist and yoga therapist. Starting in 2000 she began teaching at OSM. She currently teaches business and aromatherapy. Since 2006 she’s been coaching lmts and other business owners to find a wholistic approach to their business success, see Practically Enlightened Business.
Matthew Schulman LMT #14251
Matthew is a licensed massage therapist who has committed his entire adult life to the study and practice of both physical and spiritual healing arts. He believes that the body and the spirit are completely unified and in light of this physical healing and personal evolution are completely intertwined for both clients and therapists. Since 2001 Matthew has trained in Taoist Kung Fu and Qi Gong as well as Chakra meditation under the guidance of private teachers. Along with this he has studied A&P (with a special focus on Fascia), Kinesiology, Mechanics of Cell Chemistry, Quantum Biology, and Chinese Meridian Theory. His primary focus is to integrate scientific and spiritual modes of healing and to develop a language that supports tangible understanding and communication about these ideas.
Marybetts Sinclair LMT #644
MaryBetts Sinclair has been practicing massage in Corvallis since 1975 and has been a Bates Method natural vision improvement teacher for decades. She is the author of Massage for Healthier Children and Pediatric Massage Therapy, and teaches massage for children with disabilities in the United States, Mexico, and Ecuador. MaryBetts is also a member of the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. Her articles on vision and chronic body tension have appeared in Massage and Bodywork Magazine. www.MarybettsSinclair.com
Jamie Smith
Jamie received her massage training in Santa Cruz, CA and has worked in a variety of settings – high end spas, clinical environments, and private practice. She has additional training in sports massage and holistic health coaching as well as essentials oils.
Lucia Soppe
Lucia is an Energy Kinesiologist, Intuitive and Heart-Centered Transformational Coach. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she has worked and taught healing arts internationally for over 25 years and moved to the USA in 1994. She has been in private practice working with individual clients, couples and families since 1989. Her students and clients know her as a compassionate, patient facilitator who’s down to earth and to the point. She brings her native Dutch directness as a gift to her work. She has taught at the Myotherapy Institute and Utah College of Massage while in Utah. While in Oregon she has taught at the International College of Universal Reflexologies, Cedar Mountain Center for Massage and Evergreen Center for the Healing arts. She currently teaches all 4 levels of Touch for Health Kinesiology. She is certified through the TFHK Association, is a Reiki Master, a Reverend through Universal Life Church, has been trained through Julia Ingram to do past-life regressions, has served on the International Faculty for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation, has been using Flower Essences and Aromatherapy for the past 30 years, and uses a variety of oracles.
Leslie Stager RN, LMT #3472
Leslie is a certified pregnancy massage therapist, watsu practitioner, and registered nurse.  As a perinatal massage specialist, she has taught pregnancy massage at OSM since 1993, initiating the Maternity Massage Certification program in 2007. She is the author of Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy: A Practical Guide to Bodywork for the Perinatal Cycle and is the instructor on the DVD: Mastering Pregnancy Massage. Her other films: Mothertouch: Nurturing Touch for Birth and Touch Techniques for Birth are based on her experience attending hundreds of hospital and home births as labor nurse or doula. Her classes are holistic, skills-enriching, fun, and empowering!
Margaret Townsend
Margaret Townsend is a certified breath work facilitator since 1993, a certified Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy practitioner, a certified shiatsu practitioner and a trained teacher of Mindful Self Compassion. Her focus on body awareness grew through her work as a practitioner of Rieki, a teacher of dance, yoga and fitness over the past 30 years. She brings this wide range of experience to her individual and group sessions including her studies Qi Gong, Nonviolent Communication, spirituality and meditation practices.
Wendy Ward LMT #10147
Wendy has been practicing bodywork off and on since 1980. Prior to being licensed in Oregon, she worked as an herbalist and organic farmer. She currently practices in SE Portland, emphasizing Shiatsu in her work. She’s especially enthusiastic about Shiatsu because it is as engaging and rewarding to give as it is to receive. Inspired by the traditional, cultural and medical theories at the root of this art form, she incorporates Tai-Ji and Dao-Yin in her self-care regimen. Both of these enhance her skills as a practitioner. Through teaching, Wendy enjoys sharing her excitement about Shiatsu.
David Weitzer LMT #4118
David has been a student and practitioner of massage since 1976 with training in Jin Shin Do, Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Massage, and is a certified yoga instructor. David has focused on Traditional Thai Massage since 1990, and became a certified instructor in 1996. David teaches Thai Massage classes at OSM.
Alan Wells LMT #10956, CHP
Alan has over 22 years of management and leadership experience with 16+ years in training development. He is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and incorporates Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches in his practice. He has a private practice in the Tigard area and teaches Communication/Ethics Classes at the Oregon School of Massage. Alan’s mission is to be a catalyst of natural, wholistic healing; balancing physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual energies to strengthen self-actualization and wellness – transforming life pressures into life lessons.
Beth Welton-Miller MS, LMT #4065
Beth shows individuals and couples how to develop and sustain more vibrancy, awareness and connection in their lives. She is a whole-person therapist and educator, working with energy, sound, intuition and body-mind integration. Hundreds of people have worked with her in workshops and private practice over the past 15 years. With a Masters Degree in Adult Learning and Certifications in Body-Centered and Conscious Relationship Transformation from the Hendricks Institute, her specialty includes using the cutting edge technology of experiential, whole-person learning and therapy with individuals, couples and in workshops.
Connie Williams LMT #11575 
Connie is a 2004 graduate of the Oregon School of Massage. In addition to her massage expertise, she is a Reiki Master with a background in exercise instruction. Connie loves the outdoors, and has worked as a River Guide when she was not traveling the world. All of these experiences have helped Connie develop the holistic approach she applies to her work. Connie’s practice is in Salem where she also facilitates career previews for OSM.
Elizabeth Zenger Ph.D., L.Ac.
Elizabeth is an acupuncturist and certified Zero BalancingR practitioner in private practice in Portland, OR since 2001. She is currently a Zero BalancingR teacher. Dr. Zenger formerly served as a faculty member and Dean at the Oregon School of Oriental Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
Melanie Zermer LMT #5183, Dipl. A.B.T.
Melanie is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in Asian Bodywork Therapy. She has been teaching at OSM, Salem campus since 1999. She teaches Shiatsu and basic principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to her practice and teaching, she is deeply involved in building community. She serves on the governing board of KMUZ – a community radio station serving Salem, Keizer and the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Administrators

Staff Members

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Ryan Anderson Assistant Bookkeeper
Ryan has been the Assistant Bookkeeper since July. He is currently studying Finance at Portland State University. On his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, golf and going snowboarding.
Jason Aguayo Administrative Supervisor – Salem Campus, LMT #20843
Jason can usually be found scrambling around the Salem Campus. Before joining the administrative team, he studied History and Physics at UC San Diego. Jason completed training at OSM and became licensed in 2015. Besides his work at OSM, he is an amateur film buff and guitar player.
Janet Burkhart Admissions Coordinator – Salem Campus, LMT #21642, MDiv
Janet has a life-long interest in wholistic healing and bodywork. After 25 years as a Methodist minister, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy, graduated from OSM and was licensed in 2015. She has a solo massage practice, does life coaching and guides groups in exploring the depths of grief and praise. She loves to walk at Minto Brown Park every chance she gets.
Lisa Barck Garofalo Program Director, LMT #3326
Lisa has been a bodyworker and massage therapist since 1991. She has a part-time practice and offers relaxation and clinical massage, as well as Reiki sessions. Lisa is currently Curriculum Coordinator for OSM and teaches Massage Fundamentals and other bodywork classes.
Shoshana Burda Store Coordinator – Portland Campus
 

 

Rosa Leonardi Front Desk Coordinator-Salem Campus, LMT #21111
Rosa has been an active part of the Salem community ever since she graduated from OSU, over 25 years ago. Her administrative background includes assisting residents in their dealings with the City of Salem as a Neighborhood Association Counselor, and for 16 years she was the Community Development Coordinator at Salem’s community television station where she wrote and produced television programs for local non-profit and governmental organizations to help raise community awareness. Rosa enjoys receiving massages but now that she is at OSM, she is contemplating the possibility of learning how to give them. When not at the front desk in Salem, Rosa can be found either volunteering with the Salem City Club, playing with her mini-Doxi, Max A Million, or experimenting with a new recipe. Read about Rosa entering massage training on the OSM blog.
Anne Phillips Bookkeeper
Anne has been our OSM Bookkeeper for over 5 years. Anne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Fresno State University and subsequently moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1984. Anne has lived in Tigard for the past 17 years. Her hobbies include Tai Chi, sewing and gardening.
Edana Popp Administrative Supervisor – Portland Campus
Edana comes to OSM with a background in teaching and educational program development. Her passion is helping people to succeed. Oregon is the perfect place for this rain and cloud lover
Ray Siderius  President
Ray Siderius, OSM President, practiced massage in a counseling center prior to starting the School in 1984. He has taught a variety of massage modalities and Anatomy and Physiology. Ray serves on the Oregon Department of Education Career School Advisory Committee.
Nicole Spears Admissions Coordinator – Portland Campus
Amy Stark Director of Student & Faculty Services
Amy graduated from Florida’s Humanities Center Institute of Allied Health in 2003 with 625 hours of Integrated Wellness Massage training. She began her career as a licensed massage therapist in Minnesota, enjoying work in spa, clinic and private practice settings. In 2005, she moved to Arizona, where she was licensed and originally began working in massage education as an Admissions Coordinator. Amy now calls Portland home, where her current position affords her the enjoyment of working directly with students to help develop their path to becoming an LMT.  She is also a Transformational Life Coach.   See Amy’s poem about Massage Basics on the OSM Blog.
Wendy Warren Registrar
Wendy had a practice as an acupressure practitioner and worked for 9 years at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, holding both administrative and teaching positions.  She wrote the course book for two of the training classes, and created and taught several advanced level acupressure classes.  She presented one of those classes as in-service trainings for the nursing staffs at 2 Bay Area hospitals.  After moving to Oregon, Wendy shifted her focus to her family and the study of homeopathy.  Wendy was Front Desk Coordinator at OSM-Portland before moving into the Registrar position.
Barny Wong Facilities Coordinator – Portland Campus
Candace Yusuf Clinic Coordinator – Portland Campus
Candace moved to Portland in 2013 from Florida. She would like to be an elementary teacher is currently in pursuit of finishing her degree. Candace enjoys the school atmosphere at OSM. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, taking pictures, and celebrating the holidays. Candace is on a journey of self care, and loves discovering the way bodywork helps achieve balance in her life.

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Massage Training Previews

Previews help you make a sound decision about choosing a career in massage by outlining the time, finances and energy needed for training. Oregon licensing and career opportunities are discussed. There is no cost to attend.

Next Dates:
Saturday, August 12: 10am-12:00pm - SALEM
Tuesday, August 15: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND

To reserve a seat, contact:
PORTLAND - Nicole Spears, 800-844-3420 or  E-mail SALEM - Janet Burkhart, 877-588-8912 or  E-mail

Chiropractic Assistant Training

Spine Model Aug 12-13, 12CEs
Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm - $250
PORTLAND CAMPUS



Chiropractic Assistant Training prepares students for the CCA certification exam. You must apply for exam within 60 days of training.. more on Chiro Assistant Training.

To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Massage & Wellness Weekend

MWW September 8-10 - OSM-PORTLAND
Up to 16 Contact Hours - $325

Come join us in a celebration of holistic living, community engagement and massage. Get up to 16 Contact Hours toward Oregon renewal, plus an additional CE by attending the Friday night Massage Connections. New Events Added!
See more details and submit class requests here: Massage & Wellness Weekend