Massage Therapy Abuse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Massage Therapy, Massage Abuse, Massage Sexual Assault, Scope of Practice, Standards of Care, Professional Ethics, Massage Business Practices, Massage Business Operations, Hiring Practices, Professional Draping

EXPERIENCE

Expert Witness Engagements – Defendant
Employer Negligence ~ Bremer & Whyte ~ In Process* 2019 – present
Wrongful Sexual Contact ~ Deasey & Associates ~ Case Resolved 2017 – 2018

Expert Witness Engagements – Plaintiff
Sexual Assault ~ Susan Kang Gordon, Esp. ~ In Process 2020 – present
Breach of Standard of Care ~ Tabakin Wolfe, LLP ~ In Process 2019 – present
Sexual Battery ~ Horowitz Law ~ Case Settled 2019 – 2020
Breach of Standard of Care ~ Peter J. Parks, Attorney ~ In Process 2019 – present
Sexual Assault ~ Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP ~ In Process 2019 – present
Standard of Care/Negligence ~ Riccardo Arcaro Law ~ In Process* 2019 – present
Sexual Assault ~ Matassini Law ~ In Process 2019 – present
Breach of Standard of Care ~ Martin Pappatera ~ In Process 2018 – present
Breach of Standard of Care ~ Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt ~ In Process 2018 – present
Sexual Assault ~ David Frankel ~ In Process 2018 – present
Sexual Assault ~ David Rash ~ Case Settled 2018 – 2019
Sexual Assault ~ Christian Hoey, Esquire ~ Case Settled 2018 – 2019
Sexual Assault ~Bekman, Marder & Atkins/Horowitz Law ~ Case Resolved* 2018 – 2018 Wrongful Sexual Assault ~ Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP ~ Case Settled 2017 – 2018 Sexual Contact ~ Hoffspiegel Law ~ Case Settled* 2015 – 2016
*Indicates a deposition was given.

Massage & Spa Businesses
Self Owned Massage & Spa Business, Owner/Practitioner 2006 – present Spalutions (spa consulting, marketing coaching, continuing education), Owner/Consultant/Educator 2005 – present Stonehaven Massage & Spa, Managing Consultant 2013 – 2014
Inspire Skin & Body, Owner 2008 – 2009
Balance Day Spa, Owner/Practitioner 1996 – 2006
Private Practice, Independent Contractor 1994 – 1996

Massage & Spa Industry Expertise
Performance Health/Bon Vital, Educator 2012 – present
Cengage Learning, Subject Matter Expert, Curriculum Developer, Content Reviewer 1999 – present One Concept Radio/American & Canadian Massage Conferences, Host & Producer 2011 – 2017
FA Davis, Curriculum Developer 2012 – 2013
Health Positive, Content Reviewer & Developer 1998 – 2008
Lippincott, Content Reviewer 2004 – 2004

Massage Training
Metro Beauty Academy (Allentown, PA), Curriculum Developer 2011 – 2012
Natural Touch School of Massage (Greensboro, NC), Massage Program Instructor 2009 – 2010 1998 – 2001
Guilford Technical Community College, (High Point, NC), Massage Program Instructor 2004 – 2005
1998 – 2001

Other Industries
Brown Investment Properties. Commercial Real Estate Broker 2005 – 2006

LICENSES, AFFILLIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Licenses
NC Licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker (currently on inactive status) 2005 – present
NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Practitioner 2000 – present

Professional Associations & Memberships
Associated Bodywork & Massage Practitioners, Member 2017 – present

Florida State Massage Therapy Association, Business Member 2016 – present
Day Spa Association, Member 2001 – present
American Massage Therapy Association, Member 1995 – present

Certifications
Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach 2007 – present
Certified Spa Consultant 2006 – present
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, National Certification 1994 – 2010

Educator Approvals
Georgia Board of Massage Therapy, Approved Provider 2015 – present
Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Approved Provider 2012 – present National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Approved Provider 2005 – present

Chairmanships & Advisory Boards
NCBTMB Spa Specialty Work Group Member 2019 – present
Living Arts School of Massage, Advisory Board Member 2016 – present
DAYSPA Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board Member 2008 – present
Day Spa Association Advisory Board, Past Member 2008 – 2010
Massage Therapy Journal Advisory Board, Past Member 1999 – 2009 Greensboro Jaycees (leadership development organization), Past Member, Project Lead & Chair 1994 – 2000

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Best Massage Therapist of the Triad – Runner Up – Go Triad Magazine 2015
Best Massage Therapist of the Triad – Go Triad Magazine 2014
Volunteer of the Year – American Massage Conference 2011
Spa Person of the Year – Day Spa Association 2009
Top Entrepreneurs of 2009 – Business Leader Media 2009
Spa Person of the Month (May/June) – Day Spa Association 2008
Top Twenty-Five Movers and Shakers – Business Leader Media 2008
National Volunteer Award – American Massage Therapy Association 2007
Small Business Person of the Year Award – Greensboro Chamber of Commerce 2005
Women in Business Award – The Business Journal 2004
Forty Leaders Under Forty – The Business Journal 2003
Ten Key Jaycee 1998

EDUCATION

Milady – Train the Trainer 2010
Mitch Meyerson/Guerilla Marketing Coach Certification Program 2007
Preston Consulting, Preston Spa Consultant Certification Program 2006
Real Estate Licensing Course 2005
CAI (harassment/sexual harassment training intensive) 2004
Leadership Greensboro (leadership training for executives) 2003 – 2004
Servant Leadership School (leadership training) 2000 – 2003
Carolina School of Massage Therapy (massage certification & training) 1993 – 1994
Guilford Technical Community College (various) 1989 – 1997

PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES & OTHER CREATIVE WORK

Available on full CV

Massage & Spa Industry State, National & International Conference Appearances (specific classes listed above)

American Massage Conference
Virginia Beach, VA – May 2017
Chicago, IL – June 2015
San Diego, CA – September 2014
Atlanta, GA – May 2014
San Diego, CA – September 2013

American Massage Conference Schools Rally
Virginia Beach, VA – April 2017

American Massage Therapy Association – National Convention
Indianapolis, IN – October 2019
Washington, DC – August 2018
Pasadena, CA – September 2017
Milwaukee, WI -October 2016
Portland, OR – October 2011

American Massage Therapy Association Schools Summit
St. Petersburg, FL – February 2012

American Massage Therapy Association – GA State Convention
Conyers, GA – February 2014

American Massage Therapy Association – IL State Convention
Chicago, IL – March 2013

American Massage Therapy Association – KY State Convention
Lexington, KY – March 2013

American Massage Therapy Association – NC State Convention
Statesville, NC – April 2018
Statesville, NC – April 2016
Statesville, NC – April 2014
Wilmington, NC – September 2006
Charlotte, NC – April 2004
Black Mountain, NC – Fall 1998

American Massage Therapy Association – NV State Convention
Las Vegas, NV – May 2018

American Massage Therapy Association – SC State Convention
Greenville, SC – October 2014
Pawley’s Island, SC – March 2008

American Massage Therapy Association – WA State Convention
Tacoma, WA – May 2014

Canadian Massage Conference
Burlington, ON – November 2015
Niagara Falls, ON – November 2013
Niagara Falls, ON – November 2012
Burlington, ON – November 2011
Burlington, ON – November 2010

Day Spa Expo
Atlanta, GA -October 2010
Las Vegas, NV – March 2010
Las Vegas, NV – February 2008
Las Vegas, NV – February 2007

Florida State Massage Therapy Association National Convention
Orlando, FL
June 2019
June 2018
June 2017
June 2016
June 2014
June 2013

International Congress of Esthetics & Spa
Dallas, TX Miami, FL
May 2014
April 2014

International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference
Chicago, IL – March 2019
New York, NY – March 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL -October 2018
New York, NY – March 2018
Las Vegas, NV – June 2017
Chicago, IL- March 2017
New York, NY
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
New York, NY – March 2017
Las Vegas, NV – October 2016
New York, NY -November 2015
New York, NY -March 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL -June 2014
Las Vegas, NV – March 2014
New York, NY – March 2013
New York, NY – November 2012
Orlando, FL – June 2012
April 2012
April 2008
October 2007

ProKnowledge Workshops
Minneapolis, MN – July 2011
Nashville, TN – April 2011

Premiere DAYSPA
Orlando, FL -June 2019
June 2018
June 2017

Spa & Wellness Quality Forum
Bronisławów, Poland – June 2012

June 2008

World Massage Festival
Berea, KY – June 2010

 

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