Faculty


These are our core instructors; the majority of them have over 15 years of experience. There are approximately 12 additional guest/specialty instructors. All teachers must have a minimum of 3 years experience in their fields.

» Nancy J. Lee; BS, LMP

Nancy has been licensed and practiced as a Washington State massage therapist since 1992. Her varied background includes a bachelors degree in Physical Education along with health club management, years of coaching, personal training, competitive sports, sales and marketing. She instructed classes in anatomy/physiology, pathology, kinesiology, ethics, and the theory and practice of massage since 1996. She also taught various "massage for couples" classes, student educational programs at Eastern Washington University and specialized classes for post polio syndrome survivors and caregivers. Nancy uses and teaches a style of massage which incorporates the techniques of Swedish, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point, lymphatic, cranial-sacral, soft tissue release and muscle shifting based on the Berry Method. . She has completed a 5-year program at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Toronto,including post graduate studies.Nancy incorporates her studies of traditional osteopathy throughout her teaching. She teaches the Basics course, kinesiology, lymphatics, geriatrics, ethics, traditional cranial,sports massage and several advanced medical bodywork and injury rehabilitation classes,

» Susan Stauffer, RN

Since 1985, Susan has been involved with the medical profession. Beginning her career as a radiographer and graduating sum cum laude from WSU's nursing program in 2000, she continues to bring excellence and integrity to her profession and teaching experience. Susan teaches Pathology and Physiology 

Laura Williams, LMP

Laura has been in private practice as an LMP since 2001.  Her extensive business background includes Business Administrator for NW Medical Rehab, business consultant for various medical clinics, past owner of Sir Speedy Printing, Inc. and property management.   She currently serves as Vice Chair of WA State Board of Massage and on the Federation Board of Massage. Laura is now the Business Administrator for North Spokane Womens Health,while maintaining  a  small private practice. She teaches the majority of our business courses.

Michelle Scandalis Kyncl, LMP

Michelle is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Herbalist, and Licensed Massage Practitioner, specializing in ancient herbal preparations, and Ayurvedic Bodywork.  She received rigorous training in Ayurvedic herbal energetic palliative therapies, and Pancha Karma detoxification through Drs. Light and Brian Miller in Sarasota, FL as an intern.  Michelle had the opportunity to work with clients in all stages of health, and seeing the impact that daily routine, whole foods, herbs, and essential oils had on their healing process inspired her to spread the work.  Her known purpose is to impower herself and individuals alike to create health, balance, prosperity, and joy in our lives.