Faculty & Staff
A good instructor inspires students to learn. At Irene’s Michigan Massage School we recognize the fundamental importance of having great teachers in the classroom. In addition to that, we know how important it is for students to be provided guidance and support from the office staff. Everyone working at Irene’s has been selected based not only on their skills, but their desire to help others succeed.
Irene Gauthier, C.T.M.I., NCTMB
Long past the age of traditional retirement, Irene remained dedicated to her work. Her goal was to promote natural methods of healing and to encourage people to take responsibility for their health. It was her desire to carry the knowledge that she had gained to future generations. She had fifty years massage experience and thirty years teaching experience. Her reputation is highly respected in the bodywork community and her past students speak fondly of her.
Kathy Gauthier, MSA
Having enjoyed Irene’s influence throughout her life, Kathy has obtained a thorough knowledge of bodywork. Her Masters Degree in administration has been useful in organizing a comprehensive program. Her interest in natural health has led her to include a wide variety of holistic methods in the school's curriculum. Her desire to facilitate student growth motivates her to provide the best program in bodywork available.
Take a moment to remember your favorite teacher. Do you have fond memories of someone who made you feel special and your learning process fun? Were they a talented individual who could take an otherwise boring subject and bring it to life? This person left a positive impression in your memory forever.
Our faculty members are supportive, experienced and skilled educators. They are committed to making learning fun and enjoyable. Each of our teachers bring a special element to their class, and are eager to share their knowledge with their students. Positive memories of your Irene’s experience will last a lifetime.
Our hands-on massage classes provide the opportunity for individual attention, as the teacher cultivates the unique spark in each student. All of Irene’s massage instructors have years of experience working as professional myomassologists along with teaching at Irene’s. They are gifted individuals eager to share their knowledge.
The administrative staff at Irene’s are not only friendly and compassionate, they are highly skilled in assisting students in achieving their goals. Irene’s understands how important it is for students to feel supported during their education, so the staff makes themselves available for any and all questions students may have.
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Administrative DirectorEric Crytzer
Financial AidSusan Vert
Administrative AssistantCarolyn Dalton
Finance ManagerBrooke Schneider
Store ManagerLorraine Lett-Shamley
Student AdvisorAmy Yoki
Education DirectorMable Sharp
Career ServicesJennifer Simmons
Student RecordsJill Howard
Clinic ManagerBarb Brigee
Executive AssistantMegan Powers
Online Marketing DirectorChad Hartung
Alumni ServicesJayne Somerville