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Administration and Faculty

Connie Bishop

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  has a strong background history working in the healthcare field for 9 years which included home and hospital settings.  After a move to San Antonio, TX  she later attended The Academy for Massage Therapy and Training Graduating in 2007. Since 2008, she has lived in the Nashville Tennessee area. She has been a practicing LMT  since 2007 with additional training in Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, and Hot Stone Massage. She truly enjoys her job and has been with NSMT since 2014.  She loves being a part of the educational team and working with up and coming massage therapists. 

Christy Dunbar

Christy Dunbar

Instructor

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 since 2005, 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 family.

Erin Jenkins

Erin Jenkins

Instructor/CEU Coordinator

Erin is a native of Southern California  and loves spending her time with her family. She has  been a LMT since 1994 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

Breanna Dumke

Instructor

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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Affiliations

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals American Massage Therapy Asociation

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