[Written while listening to this.]
This is a fun picture post of the AMTA 2017 School Summit which took place at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on February 23-24, 2017. It was a blast! My only regret is not getting more pictures of all the fantastic educators I got to mingle with.
Group shot! Let’s play a version of Where’s Waldo?, but instead of trying to find Waldo, see if you can find me… then Carla.
Later that day, the AMTA treated us to a comedy show at Laugh Boston. Here is a photo with a couple of the comedians who performed. Their sets were hilarious! I think stand-up comedy is the ultimate performing art and requires a great deal of bravery and confidence. They were awesome. And tall.
Day 2: Here I am having a fan girl moment with Susan Salvo of Massage Passport and Whitney Lowe of the Academy of Clinical Massage. These 2 have authored the textbooks I learned from! The coolest thing about them is they continue growing and innovating as educators. I want to be like them when I grow up 🙂
The next photos are double-selfies with 2 incredible and inspiring educators. Brent Jackson, is the academic program manager of a unique and impressive hospital based massage therapy program in South Carolina (the first of its kind!) and Jill Berkana, is the founder and owner of The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy in Denver, CO. If I had to do it all over again, I would love to learn at both of these schools. These 2 are on fire and are producing phenomenal manual therapists. They just care so much and are excellent at what they do.
Here is Tim Herbert of the Trail Guide Series we all know and love and have dog-eared many pages of. This guy gives THE BEST bear hugs!
And lastly, here is one more photo with Carla and Susan Salvo, for the road. They are both ridiculously photogenic.
There were people I didn’t get to snag photos with, but do want to give a shout out to for being wonderful company and getting down with great conversations and presentations: Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron of the NUHS and president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, Angela Austin of Lourdes College in NJ, Sue Passini in Connecticut, Heather Langly from AACC in Maryland, Cindy Moorcroft from the Center of Natural Wellness in Albany, Angie Myer of COMTA, Christopher and Xerlan Deery from PA, and Daniah Craft from the Indiana Massage College.
Looking for to another meet-up soon!