Faculty


Nikki Alvaran
CIMT, graduated 2013
Employed with CIMT since 2014
UCCS,   Health Fitness Specialist 2012
Primary Theory Instructor
A103 Structural Kinesiology Instructor
Trigger Point Instructor
Muscles and Bones Instructor
NMPhys Instructor
Private Practice
Nikki wants to be an instructor so that she can make learning fun instead of a task, and to share her knowledge. She has a unique knowledge of the human body and how it works which creates a dynamic learning opportunity. Nikki specializes in injury rehabilitation and sports massage.
Janey Cadenas (Sprouse)
Intelitec, graduated 2009
Foundations class
Thai Yoga
Chinese Medicine
Janey wants to share her passion with new therapists because she feels if students can have a passionate, positive, upbeat experience they will enjoy it so much more and stick to their training. As an experienced instructor, Janey is up front but patient with her students. She loves helping them accomplish their goals. Janey enjoys Thai Yoga and giving prenatal massage.
Frank Chavez
CIMT, graduated 2016
Employed with CIMT since 2018
Technique Assistant for KOV’s
Specializes in Trauma and Somatic Therapies. Frank loves being in the classroom, and sharing knowledge.  Specializing in Trauma and Somatic therapies that blend with massage gives Frank an edge to being an instructor. His business mission statement is “We Understand Trauma, We Transform Pain”.
David Finley
Graduated CTU, 2003
Graduated from CIMT, 2004
With CIMT since 2011
SOAP Notes Instructor
Lab Instructor
B.S. Electrical Engineer / Telecom
Private Practice
Dave is eager to share his experience and knowledge with students and to help them in a fun and open way. After he was injured in the military and during rehab, massage therapy was a key to his health and he fell in love with it. Dave brings a willingness to go the extra mile for all students who go through a CIMT program, and to help and to just be Dave. Dave specializes in Swedish and Neuromuscular Therapy massage.
Kayleigh Harrison
CIMT, graduate 2011
Employed with CIMT since 2013
Private Practice
Technique Instructor for Swedish, Joint Movement & Muscle Energy Technique
Theory Instructor for Bones & Structural Kinesiology
BA in Psychology
Kayleigh has a passion for massage therapy. She loves to share that passion with others and allow it to help her grow in her own practice. As a CIMT graduate, Kayleigh has a lot of empathy for what our students are going through and she lets that drive her teaching.
Cindy Mitchell
CIMT, graduated 2005
Employed with CIMT since 2011
Lab Instructor, Foundations Instructor
Private Practice
Sue Palumbo
Graduated CIMT 2015
Employed with CIMT since 2018
Technique Instructor
BSBA in Marketing, 200 Certified Yoga Instructor
Sue feels it’s very rewarding to teach and watch the new healers of tomorrow become good at what they do.  Several years of practical experience combined with a background in yoga and people skills gives Sue a unique perspective as an instructor.Specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy.
Roger Patrizio
Stress Massage Institute, graduated 1990
Employed with CIMT since 1992
Director of CIMT since 1998
Clinical  Applications I Instructor
Self-Care Instructor
Health Network Therapist
Practice Building Instructor
Private Practice
Laura Peterson
Graduated CIMT 2009
Employed with CIMT since 2014
Technique Instructor for Joint Movement and Muscle Energy Techniques
SOAPS Instructor
Pathology Instructor
BA in Psychology
Private Practice Absolute Body Balance
When I was a little girl my dad used to pay me a quarter to rub his back. Little did I know that would grow in to a rich and fulfilling career years later. Massage has been my passion since graduating from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2009. I received certifications in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, hot stone therapy, prenatal massage, sports massage, trigger point release, piriformis release, cryotherapy, Swedish and deep tissue massage.Teaching allows me to share and expand my knowledge of the body. It also balances my daily quiet massage practice with a little chaos! I challenge myself and my students to do more than the minimum requirements. I love to see the light bulbs turn on and their passion drive them further than ever dreamt possible. I love working with a multitude of clients but I am drawn to post surgical and accident victims.
“When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Ashley Rees
Graduated from CIMT, 2012
Graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 2013
Licensed Sports & Orthopedic Massage Therapist
Employed with CIMT since 2014
I wanted to become an instructor at CIMT because massage is such a fulfilling field so the opportunity to teach others about the gift of touch and how healing and powerful it is, is a joy in and of itself. I have a passion to continue to learn as much about this field as possible! I will be a forever student of massage. My massage and bodywork specialty is Sports and Orthopedic.
Christy Schreck (Norton)
Santa Barbara Bodyworks, graduated 2005
Employed with CIMT since 2011
Structural Kinesiology Instructor
Primary Technique Instructor
Trigger Point Instructor
Functional Anatomy Instructor
Neuromuscular Physiology Instructor
Private Practice
Greg Smith
CIMT, graduated 2001
Employed with CIMT since 1998
Facility and Grounds Owner since 2001
Sports Massage Elective Instructor
Self-Care Instructor
Private Practice
Chesley Stotlz
CIMT, graduated 2015
Lab Instructor
Specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Hot Stone, Thai Yoga, and Deep Tissue
As a student of CIMT, the instructors were vital to Chesley’s education and growth.  She would enjoy the opportunity to return that favor to new students. Being a great listener with a desire to understand each individual situation gives Chesley an edge as an instructor.
Matthew Wagner
CIMT, graduated 2011
Degrees from Pueblo C.C., Cleveland State University, and CIMT
Employed since 2018
Instructor for Postural Kineseology
Specializes in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Therapeutic Massage.
Enjoys helping others understand how to apply knowledge to clinical application to improve one’s ability to build a successful and beneficial approach to patient care.  Experience building a successful practice and having experience spanning the gap of Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy gives Matthew a keen edge as an instructor.
Morgan Wallizer
CIMT, graduated 2014
Employed with CIMT since 2016
2004 BS in Physical Education & Health, Murray State Univ., KY
2006 MA in Secondary Education, Murray State Univ., KY
Instructor for Bones, Pathology & Sports & Marketing
Private Practice
Sports Clinic Instructor
2004 Summer Games Olympian, Sport: Shooting
After going through the program at CIMT, Morgan wanted to come back and help students better understand massage therapy. She also assists CIMT’s success by helping students graduate and become ready for a life-long career in massage therapy. As a recent graduate, she knows the CIMT program and what the students are going through. Morgan also feels that her degrees from Murray State University will help her teach from a broader range of knowledge. As a head coach at the collegiate level for 6 years, she inspires our students to succeed not just in the classroom but also in life. Morgan specializes in prenatal and oncology massage.
Ray Welling
Ray has a sense of passion on what he has learned. You have to give it away in order to keep it. Teaching keeps Ray fine-tuned and he will say something 14 different ways until the student says “I get it!” Each student is individual and he works hard to treat them that way and meet them where ever they are in life.