River Valley Medical Assistants take the World by Storm...
Susan Prasch, M.Ed., LMT
Susan is a 1998 graduate of the Massage Certificate Program at RVCC. She has been in private practice since that time, specializing in therapeutic massage for injuries and chronic pain. In 2007 she became an adjunct instructor in the Massage Therapy Program and in 2010 she became the Program Director. Susan has a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on adult learning and development. Her passion is creating enthusiasm for learning in students.
Kevin Clark, M.P.A, LMT, BCTM, R.A.C.
Kevin has taught in the Massage Program at RVCC since 2012. He currently teaches Basic Massage, Clinical Experiences I and II, and Ayurveda for Bodyworkers. In addition to teaching, he practices massage therapy and Ayurvedic medicine. He graduated from the Wellness & Massage Training Institute in Willowbrook, Illinois in 1998. His academic pursuits include completing bachelor's degrees in biology and sociology and a master's degree with an emphasis in public health, as well as post graduate work in Ayurvedic medicine. Prior to launching his career in massage therapy, Kevin was a Research Health Scientist for the Veterans Administration and affiliated medical schools. His philosophy of teaching is to meet students where they are academically and help them grow from there.
An honors Dartmouth College graduate, Kevin graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge and earned additional certifications in sports massage and myofascial release from Robert King, James Waslaski, and John Latz. For the past 19 years he has taught for the massage certificate program at the River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH and teaches body awareness classes at the Community College of Vermont.
Season Smith, LMT
Season has been a Massage Therapist for 12 years, practicing in Keene NH. She graduated from the New Hampshire Community College in 2003. She specializes in Prenatal Massage, and Postpartum Health & Wellness for new families. Season has taught in the River Valley Massage Program as well as the Nashua Community College Massage Program. Her classes included Basic and Intermediate Massage, Clinical Evaluation, Prenatal, Spa, Sports, Ethics and Self Care. Season also has her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Keene State College. What Season brings to the massage classroom is a structured openness for students to learn, explore and care for others.
Michelle Adams, M.B.A.
Michelle Adams has over 20 years business and management experience, including being self-employed as well as working for a some of the highest rated luxury resorts in the country. In her career she has had many mentors who have influenced her leadership skills, combined with her lifelong desire to study business and leadership, she brings hands on knowledge to the classroom. Michelle earned an undergraduate degree in Business and recently a Master's in Business Administration with a Concentration in Leadership. She has been teaching Business for Massage since 2013.
Christine Braaten, LMT
Christine is a graduate of Rivier College and New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences . She has been practicing massage and teaching since 2005. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping educate our future massage therapists.
Sherri L. Burchman, LMT
Sherri graduated from the RVCC massage certificate program in 2010. She has a home based practice and is been employed at the Woodstock Inn resort Spa for over five years. She has advanced training in Oncology massage and Thai Yoga massage. Sherri has been part of the adjunct faculty at the RVCC massage program for one year, teaching Spa techniques, Massage for special conditions, and Human body III. Sherri has a BS in nursing from American University and currently practices at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.