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Administration and Faculty

Connie Bishop

Institutional Director

Connie  has spent many years working in healthcare and accounting. She has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration, and a Masters degree in Accounting, however, she was a teacher and healer at heart. She broke out of the mundane corporate hustle to pursue what she called a “passion of purpose”. She had every intention of becoming a healer and educator for alternative healthcare. She went on to obtain a medical degree as a Licensed Massage Therapist and has happily helped many individuals since 2010.  Connie has experience in many modalities however, is passionate about sports and orthopedic massage. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking and being outdoors with her family. 

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

Program Director

Nancy is married with 4 children. She worked in the healthcare field for 9 years, working 4 years in home care and 5 years in a hospital setting ending with a job as a labor and delivery scrub tech. She later moved to San Antonio, TX where she attended The Academy for Massage Therapy and Training. Since 2008, she has lived in the Nashville Tennessee area. She has been a practicing LMT for 7 years with additional training in Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, and Hot Stone Massage. She truly enjoys her job. She loves being a part of the educational team and working with up and coming massage therapists.

Dawn Fortune-Brown

Dawn Fortune-Brown

Special Projects

Dawn attended Massage Therapy school in North Carolina and has had a career as a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years. She has been an instructor for Massage Therapy students for 9 years. Dawn has a medical based, therapeutic approach to Massage Therapy. She is a strong proponent of improving the lives of people through education and massage therapy.

Christy Dunbar


Twelve years ago, as a new graduate of Elon University, Christy set off to the big city of Chicago to begin a new endeavor in the corporate world. Realizing quickly this was not the career she was yearning for, she stumbled across a massage therapy class from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. She has never looked back. Christy completed the Clinical Massage Program and has been in the massage industry for nearly 10 years, maintaining her passion throughout. Making the recent transition into education, Christy is excited to share her knowledge, enthusiasm and profound love of massage with our students. Christy’s “spare time” is dedicated to spending time with her long time boyfriend and their beautiful, 2 year old daughter.

Erin Jenkins

Erin Jenkins

Instructor/CEU Coordinator

Erin is a native of Southern California and is married with a 10-year-old Daughter. She has over 18 years of massage therapy experience. Her specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage and also Aromatherapy. She has always been passionate about learning and is proud and blessed to be given the opportunity to pass on her knowledge and love of natural healing to the next generation of massage therapists.

Breanna Dumke


Milwaukee native Breanna Dumke, L.M.T., has been practicing massage since 2007. She brings great energy and charisma. She attended Nashville’s own Natural Health Institute of Massage Therapy and Bodywork where she received over 600 hours of classroom and hands-on training. After graduating, she gained experience in the spa industry and in both private and corporate practice. Breanna has training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sound/Body Integration, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, PNF, and Reflexology using a combination of modalities to help treat her clients. When she isn’t busy working or shooting competitive pool, she enjoys hiking with her dogs.

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