Board of Directors
Mark Retzlaff, President (2018-Present)
Mark graduated from Lane Community College in 2011 and joined AMTA in 2016 to become more involved with local massage issues. He served as AMTA-OR Education chair in 2017 and recently started his private practice. Mark is an advocate for healthcare integration to advance job opportunities for massage therapists, especially in the field of pain management. Outside of his work, he enjoys playing guitar, running, and getting lost in the Columbia River Gorge with his dog Timber. Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Weber, Board Member, Treasurer (2016-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.
Britney von Trapp, Board Member, Membership Committee Chair (2018-Present)
Britney became an AMTA member while attending the massage therapy program through University of Western States and has been a professional AMTA member since 2014. She currently practices therapeutic massage at Oregon Health & Science University contributing to their medical exercise program with a focus on pain management and injury recovery. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she will most likely be found with her husband and their sweet pup, LG, in the great outdoors or any place involving live music and good company. Aside from massage therapy, Britney’s other passion is her love for creating art, specifically charcoal life drawings and acrylic paintings.
Amie McCormick, Board Member, Secretary
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.