Terrie earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in healthcare management from Anthem College. She received her massage therapy training from Kaleidoscope School of Massage. She was the owner of Therapeutic Massage Associates for nearly a decade before the state of Missouri required professional licensure for massage therapists.
She was also involved with the American Massage Therapy Association, having been a Chapter President for three years. She was deeply involved with the lobbying effort that lead to the state of Missouri passing its first licensure statute that brought massage therapy into the realm of licensed wellness care professionals. She has also served as the National Chapter Relations Chair of the AMTA for five years, working with chapters and training for officer positions. Terrie currently serves as a director on the board of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education. In addition to that, she also serves as a valued member of the Alliance’s Conference Planning Committee and is board liaison for the Teacher Resources Development Committee.
Terrie's administrative career has covered a lot of ground. She was program director for the Anthem Education Group wherein she managed massage therapy education across seven campuses. She was also an instructor at the Fenton campus. When Anthem closed its doors, Terrie came to The Healing Arts Center in 2014 where she wore a variety of hats. She has taught the business program during her entire tenure at HAC but has also been the school's compliance officer managing HAC's regulatory compliance with ACCSC (HAC's accrediting body), the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the United States Department of Education.
"Terrie's knowledge and experience when it comes to compliance has been invaluable to HAC and to me personally", said David Kenyon, HAC President. "I came here knowing a lot about business development, but not necessarily much about educational and massage-profession regulation. She has been my mentor over the past four years and it has helped me run the school in many important ways."
Terrie enjoys camping in her RV and sewing. In fact, she takes her sewing machines with her when she goes camping with her dog Cooper. For years, Terrie has made fleece scarves for every student at HAC for Christmas. She is a mother and a grandmother and will be very busy during her retirement spending time on adventures and with her family. Everyone at HAC wishes her well in her retirement which is well deserved.
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