The faculty and staff at the American Massage & Bodywork Institute shares the same vision: to enhance the student experience, and to provide the most talented and work-ready therapists in the country.
We strive to provide an elite education to individuals with a great interest in helping others feel better through the power of meaningful touch.
Co-Owner, CEO & President
Scott Deidun, MBA, is a graduate of Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. Scott also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Scott has served in various leadership roles in education, with the majority of that time being spent in massage therapy. In 2013, Scott was presented with an “Excellence in Education” award by Massage Envy for his work with that organization.
Katherine “Katie” Dudero, DC
Director of Education
Katherine Dudero is a National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) and State (Virginia Board of Medicine) licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with nine years of experience in private practice and three years of experience as an anatomy and physiology instructor.
She began her career as a chiropractor in Hawaii following graduation from Life Chiropractic College West, where she received the Clinical Excellence Award.
Mel Bailey, CMT
Director of Recruitment
Mel is a Certified Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has performed over 5,000 hours of massage, and is certified by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). He has won several employee awards including 3 consecutive years as “Therapist of the Year” for Massage Envy at both the Fairfax City and Fort Belvoir locations. Mel has over 25 years of experience as a district manager for several successful medical offices with a focus in training and recruiting.
Specializing in Sports, Deep-tissue, and Trigger-Point therapy, he has worked with iron-man athletes, marathon runners, kickboxers, and rock climbers. In addition, he is also certified in Prenatal massage. Combining all of his specialties, his main goal is to improve the health and wellness of his clients.
Stasia Kemp, CMT
Instructor, Administrative Assistant
Stasia Kemp, is a State Certified Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since graduating from AKS Massage School, formerly located in Herndon, VA, with honors in 2005, she has worked closely with chiropractors, acupuncturists, and medical doctors to develop wellness plans for clients and treat chronic pain.
Specializing in Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release Massage has allowed her to work with clients from all walks of life; from children to the elderly, and from athletes to those forced into a sedentary lifestyle due to chronic disorders.
Kyle Spain, CMT
Kyle specializes in sports massage, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage. Using these modalities and customizing them to each client’s needs, Kyle has successfully aided in the wellness and injury prevention of thousands of individuals.
Bernie Binns, CMT
Bernie Binns has extensive knowledge in the health care and bodywork industry. During the past 20 years, after earning her Master of Science degree in Art Therapy, she worked as a clinical therapist in private practice. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling focusing on substance abuse and addiction recovery. Her massage career took off after graduating AKS Massage School in 2005; working in the spa industry, led her to working with many former professional athletes as well as inspired her to explore advanced training in Craniosacral Therapy.
In addition, Bernie volunteers with the AMTA Virginia Chapter performing outreach, welcoming new members, and mentoring upcoming leaders in community volunteering.
Sara Rennie, CMT
Sara, native to Richmond, Virginia, is licensed in therapeutic massage and practices sports, rehabilitative and medical massage. After nearly 20 years in the healthcare industry, Sara made the decision to leave the medical field and learn non-invasive techniques for therapeutic massage, injury rehab and pain management.
She began her private practice in 2006 and has assisted athletes of all levels; from the recreational enthusiast to elite professional, and in a wide variety of team and individual sports. She joined the teaching faculty at the American Massage and Bodywork in the fall of 2016 and enjoys sharing her experiences with her students while maintaining her private practice, Hands On Wellness Massage and Bodywork.
Debbie Dey Hastedt, CMT
Debbie is a licensed massage therapist in the commonwealth of Virginia. She is a full-time clinical massage practitioner at Ballston Chiropractic and Acupuncture, a thriving sports medicine practice in Arlington, Virginia. Debbie works collaboratively with chiropractors, acupuncturists and physical therapists to treat patients who have pain and dysfunction caused by athletic injuries, surgeries, chronic disorders and lifestyle rigors.
Debbie is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the American Massage and Bodywork Professionals (ABMP). Debbie has been a resident of Northern Virginia since 2006 and received her massage therapy training at National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, VA. She specializes in rehabilitative and clinical massage protocols, including deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, prenatal massage and lymphatic drainage.