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Meet the Team

Dee Vickers, LMT, BCTMB, M.ED. Owner and Presenter

Dee Vickers, LMT, BCTMB, M.ED., is a board-certified massage therapist, the former Director of Gould’s Academy of Massage, Nationally Approved Massage and Bodywork continuing education provider, and the owner and lead educator for Massage CE Education.  She has been a professional educator for over thirty years and combing her passion for education and massage for over ten years.  Her clinical specialty in private practice is TMJ disorder massage, migrane and headache massage, and rehabilitative bodywork.

She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Auburn University in Education, as well as, her massage therapy certification from Gadsden State Community College. She interned under Patricia Casebere who was a direct apprentice of Dr. Janet Travell the founder of trigger point therapy.  

Her classes are a lively blend of hands-on skills, inspiring information and light-hearted methods.  Her approach to massage and bodywork education is hands-on with a focus on individual attention to participants.  Mentoring massage therapists and building massage community are an integral part of her mission.

Her diverse interests include enjoying time with her adult triplets, traveling to exotic locations and experiencing outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and camping.

Contact:  901-907-9353

Gracie McDonald, LMT, CEMT, CIMM, Administrative Assistant


Gracie has been a Massage Therapist since 2020. Her specialties include TMJ Intra Oral Massage, Spots Massage Therapy, and Equine Massage Therapy. Gracie owns and operates Graceful Strides Mobile Massage Therapy LLC. 


Her love of both Massage and horses helps her clients realize the impact that their physical condition can have on their performance on and off horseback. Gracie works with many essential workers, business owners, equestrians, and athletes. In addition to offering massage for humans, she does equine massage, as well as, TMJ massage on horses.  It is truely amazing how she charms the horses into smiling and opening their mouth for her to do intraoral massage for them.

She is the administrative wizard for Massage CE Education. She makes the magic happen for all of us from marketing to scheduling. She keeps us all on track and is the technology backbone of the organization. Gracie makes it all look so easy even when she is juggling many tasks. 

She also volunteers in her community as a social member for two local fire companies and sponsors her local riding club and young entrepreneurs building their careers. Gracie employs two free loading furballs. Her thoroughbred, Fiesta Forever, came to her as a retired thoroughbred. She uses Fiesta Forever in advertising and demos for equine massage. As well as, her Cane Corso/ Pit Mix, Cleopatra, who “helps keep things rolling at events! Gracie loves her family, friends, and clients and is devoted to always improving her craft to benefit her community!

Contact:  1-717-830-8888

LeWinfred Shack, LMT, Presenter

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LeWinfred A. Shack, has over 10 years of experience as a massage professional with a passion for wellness and clinical massage therapy. He holds a license for massage therapy as well as a Master's Degree in Divinity.

 "Shack" uses his dual educational background to provide treatment to the whole person (mind, body & spirit).  He provides services and treatments such as massage for grief (and other emotional stress), pain & stress management, and wellness transformation.

Because of his awareness of the lack of quality health and therapeutic care in foreign countries, Shack has teamed up with organizations like C.H.I.M.E.S (California Honduras Institute for Medical and Education Support) and A.H.M.E.N (Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network) to provide medical missions and support to villages in Honduras.

Contact:  901-691-2929

Haden Conners, LMT, BCTMB, Presenter


Haden is a board certified BCTMB massage therapist. She received her massage training from Chattanooga Community College and is certified in many modalities of massage. Her modality certificates include: TMJ massage, integrative reflexology, hot stone massage, reiki master level 3 and pregnancy massage. 


Haden Conners is an inspired massage therapist that combines are love of nature and all things creative into her massage practice. She is deeply passionate about massage and it shows in her massage. She balances her creative nature with her dynamic energy to create an enthusiastic approach to teaching massage techniques. She brings a unique perspective to teaching and cares deeply for her student's understanding of the techniques. 

Her artistic side comes through in her beautiful visual arts.  She creates dynamic paintings relfect her vibrant energy.  She is an experienced traveler and is always up for an adventure. 


Kelli Bryson, LMT, Presenter

Kelli has been a Massage Therapist since 2005. Her specialties include Reflexology, LomiLomi, TMJ, Swedish, Pregnancy and Myofacial Release. Kelli is also a Licensed Aesthetician and loves the spa life. 


With a love of both Massage and Aesthetics Kelli helps her clients bridge the gap of self care for their inward person and the outward person helping them look and feel their best inside and out. 


Kelli volunteers in her small community by helping plan many events, community improvement activities and the churches she attends.  She is on committees in her local Ruitan club as well as the Elementary School her child attends. She also has a love of traveling, camping and hiking with her family. She also loves gardening on her future mini farm. 


Livi Hermerding, LMT, IASTM Practitioner, Presenter

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Livi received her massage training from Houston School of Massage in Houston, TX. Throughout her massage career, Livi has focused on providing restorative care to her clients through a wide range of modalities. Her certifications include, Instrument Assistant Soft Tissue Mobilization, Gua Sha, Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, and some Ayurvedic therapies - Abhyanga, Garshana, SANS, and Bolas treatment.

Livi’s passion as a Massage Therapist is inspired by her love for holistic health and wellbeing, whole body wellness, living in sync with nature, and intentional daily self-care. Her mission and long-term goal as a Massage Therapist/Holistic Health Practitioner is to empower her clients and students to be their own healers and advocates. In Livi’s free time you can find her on an outdoor off-grid adventure, gardening or hiking with her beloved dogs Po and Maple.




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