AMTA-OR Board of Directors

Julie Crispin, President (2016-2018)

Julie became an AMTA member as a student while at East West College. She is nationally certified and practices in her SW Portland office off the Sylvan exit. Her training includes Swedish, MFR, CST, Polarity, and hot stone. Julie previously practiced with Massage Envy and Sylvie Day Spa prior to launching her own practice. She had the privilege of teaching a few terms at East West College of the Healing Arts and now works ¾ time doing massage. She volunteers for AMTA and East West College doing massage outreach. Her latest passion in the massage industry is Topical Cannabis.  She teaches classes on the Endocannabinoid System. She is the mother of two OSU young adults and a wife. She was a chef and caterer in her previous career and now enjoys cooking vegan food. Julie can be reached at president@amtaor.org.

 

 

 

Willow Hall, Board Member and Membership Committee Chair (2016-2018)

Willow has been a professional AMTA member since 1994. She is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts, and currently practices at McMenamins Ruby’s Spa in Troutdale, Oregon. In her 24 years as a massage therapist, she has practiced in Oregon and in her hometown area of the Marianas Islands. Besides her volunteer service with AMTA, she enjoys walking the beaches of the Pacific Northwest and giving volunteer massage at local sporting events. Willow is the proud mother of two grown daughters and lives with her partner in Wood Village. Willow can be reached at amtaor.membership@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Christina Weber, Treasurer (2016-2017)

Christina has been a massage therapist for 12 years and has been a member with AMTA from the beginning. She graduated from OHSU’s accelerated BSN program in 2015 and tried hospital nursing for about five months, which made her appreciate massage. Throughout her nursing school and work adventures she just couldn’t stop doing bodywork. Taking a hiatus from nursing, Christina has rededicated herself to massage therapy and her private practice in NW Portland. Christina has worked for herself for the majority of her career and has managed her own accounting, including insurance billing for MVA patients. She is competent with computers including Excel spreadsheets and Quickbooks. She has always had a secret wish that I had become an accountant so serving as treasurer is a dream come true. Christina can be reached at amtaor.treasurer@gmail.com

 

 

 

Mark Retzlaff, Education Chair (2017-2018)

Mark graduated from Lane Community College in 2011 and joined AMTA in 2016 to become more involved with local massage issues. He has worked for Massage Envy and recently started his private practice – Portland Massage & Pain Care[pdxpaincare.com]. Mark is an advocate for healthcare integration to advance job opportunities for massage therapists, especially in the field of pain management. His favorite education topics include pain science, clinical communication, trauma-informed care, and cultural competency. Outside of his work, he enjoys playing guitar, running, and getting lost in the Columbia River Gorge with his dog Timber.