Board of Directors

Aaron Gustafson, LMT, CAMT II

Aaron Gustafson, President (2020-Present)

Aaron has been a Massage Therapist, educator, and AMTA member for 20 years.  Specializing in myofascial bodywork, he maintains a private practice in both SE Portland and at adidas. He has served the AMTA Oregon chapter as Communications Chair (2017-2019), Newsletter Editor and Media Producer (2017-present), Board Member (2019), and Delegate (2019-present). In addition to his passion for bodywork and the massage community, Aaron enjoys, snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, hiking, nature, photography and video, and his family. Aaron can be reached @ president@amtaor.org.

Christina Weber, Board Member, Treasurer2016-Present)

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 she had become an accountant so serving as treasurer is a dream come true.

 

 

Amie McCormick, Board Member, Secretary

Amie has been an AMTA member since attending the Rogue Community College Massage program. She started her own practice, Anatrypsis Massage Studio in Medford, a few months out of school. She is trained on Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, and Hot Stone Massage.  She one day hopes to travel to Thailand to study Traditional Thai massage. Amie has a degree in Media Arts and also completed school in Arizona as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She believes that everyone needs massage, whether it be for relaxation or to assist with rehabilitation. She has a passion to make massage affordable for all and is an advocate for massage being recognized as a preventative health care. She also believes in giving back to her community and does volunteer chair massage regularly. When Amie is not doing massage, she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her two sons and husband.

Kelly Cormier, Board Member, Communications Chair (2019 – Present)

Kelly is our newest Board Member and was elected as Communications Chair based on her 12+ years experience in communications and digital media at a national non-profit. In addition to the wealth of digital communications knowledge she brings, Kelly has been an AMTA member since being a massage therapy student in 2013 and a professional member in both Maryland and Oregon since graduating school in 2014. She has a sincere passion for helping LMTs and bodyworkers connect with each other, enhance their knowledge of issues affecting our profession, and get involved in making positive changes at the local and national level. She is currently working toward her 500+ hour Practitioner certification in Ortho-Bionomy, a modality she loves in particular because it allows clients to take control of their health through simple, gentle techniques. In addition to her bodywork experience and training, Kelly enjoys being a mom, traveling, serving on the Board of her local farmers’ market, and listening and playing to music of all types.

 

Lowell Welch, Board Member, Education Chair, Delegate (2020-present)

I am Lowell Welch. I have been a massage therapist for 9 years. I mainly work in Woodburn,
Focus Fusion Massage, and Newberg, Oregon Massage Clinic. Specializing in therapeutic work
for injuries due to motor vehicle accidents and sports. I went to Everest Institute in 2010. I had
the honor back in 2017 to 2018 to be an AMTA delegate for Oregon, which was truly enjoyable.
Now, I am thankful to be a board member here in Oregon to help the massage industry continue
progressing ahead to the future. Looking forward to working and meeting all of you in the AMTA
and massage world.