The faculty and staff at the American Massage & Bodywork Institute share 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.
Financial Aid Director, Instructor
Stasia Kemp, is a State Licensed 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.
Jennifer is a graduate from the University of Delaware. She comes to AMBI with over 10 years of admissions experience in the education industry with 3 plus years specifically concentrating on Massage Therapy. With twins at home, Jennifer strongly values the opportunity to assist others in starting a career that enables them to have a wonderful work/life balance.
Front Desk Administrator
Arlie Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in customer service and the hospitality industry. She holds several certifications from the Prince Georges Community College and the University of Maryland. She is an active notary for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland.
Always curious, Arlie relishes the challenge of learning new competencies as technology changes, she is one of the first to adopt and embrace new skills. Her exceptional people skills, motivation and ability to problem-solve, make her an ideal assistant for a business on the move like AMBI.
Gena Ferguson is a Virginia native. She was introduced to the benefits of massage therapy as a young adult. For a year she struggled with low back and hip pain, until she began a treatment plan of regular chiropractic care and massage therapy. Within two months all of Gena's symptoms were alleviated. The results were impressive and the healing power of massage therapy (and chiropractic care!) was undeniable. It was at this point that Gena knew she wanted to be a massage therapist.
Gena graduated from The Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in March of 2012 and has been a licensed massage therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia ever since. She specializes in assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and the application of deep tissue techniques. She maintains an active practice in Loudoun County.
Kelley Howard is a licensed massage therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With 18 years of experience in the field, she was first certified in Maryland where she developed a private practice working alongside other therapists and acupuncturists.
Here in Virginia, she took additional courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and medical terminology. She is currently working in a chiropractic clinic and growing a mobile private practice. Her certifications are in myofacial and deep tissue massage, as well as infant massage instruction. Presently she is practicing and working toward certification in Tui Na.
Keria Hicks is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and State of Maryland. Four years ago, Keria started her massage journey in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Moore's Career College. She a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Specializing in Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, and fire cupping, Keria is working towards using massage to help soldiers and veterans with PTSD.
Kecia graduated from the massage school formerly known as Heritage Institute in 2010 where she received her associates of occupational studies in massage therapy. She performed massages on redskin players at the 2010 training camp. She has been working at Massage Envy since 2010 and was awarded Therapist of the Year in 2012. She specializes in deep tissue. “I became an instructor because I believe massage is actually therapeutic and can heal people, and I want to help train up more people who want to help others through massage”.
Kyle Spain is a Certified Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Texas. With over 9 years of experience in massage therapy, he has worked with an extremely diverse clientele in both spa and clinical settings. Kyle was awarded “2015 Massage Therapist of the Year” by Massage Envy for the North Virginia/D.C. region.
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 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.
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