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Jeannie Gentry, LMT, MTI
Jeannie has been a massage therapist for 20 years and an educator for 15 years.  She specializes in clinical, deep tissue, and therapeutic bodywork as well as Reiki.  Her classroom presence, experience and straight-forward teaching style are enjoyed by both basic and advanced students.  When Jeannie is not at Ke Kino, she can most often be found working with horses and has been teaching equine massage for 5 years.  Her motto is, “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love”, by Marcus Aurelius.

Suzanne Bridenbaugh, LMT, MTI

Suzanne has worked in the healthcare and therapy profession for 30 years with a practice in massage therapy for the last 14 years. In addition she has been a massage therapy instructor since 2002. She has worked extensively with chiropractors and other healthcare professionals since beginning her practice and specializes in Cranial Sacral Therapy and therapeutic massage. Suzanne teaches the advanced classes Cranial Sacral Therapy and TMJ Dysfunction:Unlocking the Jaw. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Suzanne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Justice from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Lori Dudley, LMT, MTI, CE Provider                                                                                                                 
Lori is very enthusiastic about the power of massage therapy and she has enjoyed teaching “hands-on” massage classes for over 16 years. She is also involved in writing curriculum and recently produced an instructional massage DVD.  Lori teaches massage as a creative art form, with the body as the canvas.  Students find her guidance encouraging and she has cultivated many great massage therapists.  Her creative approach has evolved over 18 years as a massage therapist and ceramic artist.  In her private massage practice she uses a wide palette of techniques from Clinical to Reiki to solve clients problems.  As a licensed Continuing Education Provider, Lori offers highly rated classes each month.  When not at Ke Kino you’ll find her hands in clay at Dirt on your Skirt Studio joined by her husband, Dan.

Meenakshi Gupta, BAMS, LMT
Meenakshi is an accomplished ayurvedic practitioner, with a degree in Masters of Ayurveda. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. She was classically trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1998. She has natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of ancient Indian science. She knows first-hand what a difference it can make on one's wellness by simply understanding an individual's unique body type and making small simple changes to one's diet and lifestyle. Her specialties are wellness counseling , lifestyle management, and Panchakarma therapies (natural detox & rejuvenation).

“Lee” graduated from Ke Kino Massage Academy.  He received his B.S. from University of Texas at Dallas in Computer Science.  Lee was in the computer industry and was drawn to massage and bodywork for the purpose of helping people de-stress.  He has advanced training in myofasical release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Muscle Energy Techniques, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Reiki, with an advanced certificate as a Corrective Exercise Specialist with National Academy of Sports Medicine. His science background lends a hand in problem solving muscular issues.. Lee teaches Muscle Energy Techniques to Ke Kino students, as well as offering more advanced MET training in Continuing Education classes. 

Kathy Craig, LMT

Kathy received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in marketing and Spanish from Stephen F. Austin State University.   Kathy’s pursuit of enlightenment has led to specializing in cell release and her interest in aromatherapy led her to training in AromaTouch Technique. Kathy brings an air of positivity to the front desk of Ke Kino and enhances everyone’s day with her smile.

Erick Coleman, LMT

Having practiced massage since 2005, Erick has worked closely with chiropractors, and specializes in therapeutic massage, integrating several different modalities including deep tissue, trigger point, sports massage, cranial sacral technique, myofascial release and active release.  He also has a medical background, having been a medical assistant as well as a chiropractic assistant.

Terrance Wawrzyniak, CEO, LMT, MTI

Terry was involved in corporate audit and security for a number of years before stepping onto his path as a Licensed Massage Therapist.  Terry specialized in deep tissue and reflexology.  His love of spa therapies and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to create and manage the Therapeutic Massage Group that provided massage therapy services to spas and country clubs in the Dallas area.  His continued interest in health-related topics and life-enhancing activities gave him the background for creating Ke Kino Massage Academy and Ke Kino Institute of Healing in 2005.  His goal was to create a quality massage school and a natural therapies clinic, which is what Ke Kino is today. 

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Amy Miller, Director, LMT, MTI

Amy is a recent graduate of Ke Kino Massage Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Oklahoma State University and has worked many years in banking and education. Amy is trained in Swedish massage, Trigger Point, Himalayan Hot Stone and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Christie has been a licensed massage therapist since her graduation from Ke Kino Massage Academy in 2010. Her early massage experience in both clinical settings and luxury spas helped her develop an eclectic blend of massage techniques that she continually customizes to help her clients achieve the best results possible in her private practice.
Christie has 4 amazing children that she has been able to home-school for the past few years. That process has ignited her passion for education. She intends to develop curriculum for a variety of classes and become a CE provider by the end of 2018. She loves being in nature and is (not so secretly) on a mission toward living a minimalist life in a tiny house in the country with her kiddos and their fur-babies. Oh, and she loves to make grumpy people smile- it's kind of her "thing".

Dana Thompson Smith, BS, LMT
Dana is from Virginia and graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She worked for four years as a medical technologist and then stayed home for sixteen years to raise her two boys. She is a recent graduate of Ke Kino Massage Academy and is currently working in the massage industry. She is excited to be back at Ke Kino to teach Anatomy& Physiology and is looking forward to getting people excited about the human body!