Our Team

Our Team

Fran Blake, B.A., RMT
Assistant Co-Campus Director

Fran graduated from our sister college, CCMH in Ontario and has been practicing since 1999. Fran moved to Victoria in 2004 to complete the 3000 hour program and started working with WCCMT in 2005. Fran has been practicing in Victoria since 2010 and finds that working in her own private practice, as well as at the college, she is able to strike a balance between the physical and mental aspect of working in this field.

Nicole Freesman, RMT
Assistant Senior Educational Administrator

Nicole graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2003 and began her journey as an educator with them in 2005 as a clinic supervisor. Since then she has worked as a teaching assistant and primary instructor for numerous classes. In 2009, Nicole joined the senior administration team, this transition allowed her to combine her two passions massage therapy and adult education. Nicole hopes students leave the walls of WCCMT with a foundation of knowledge to begin their career, but also an open mind that continues to grow and evolve.

Donna Legris
Clinic Reception

Donna WCCMT in December 2017 doing Clinic Reception and brings her customer service skills from the retail and hospitality industry.

Lindy Lovett
Executive Director of Operations

Lindy is responsible for all operational, financial and administrative affairs of the Victoria campus including the day to day operations of the student Public Intern Clinic. Additional responsibilities include marketing and promotion for the WCCMT Victoria campus and she also plays a central role in admissions. Lindy has over 35 years of experience working with small businesses and has been with WCCMT since August 1999.

Samantha Maegaard
Executive Assistant

Samantha graduated from WCCMT’s Spa Practitioner program in August 2010 and joined the staff at WCCMT in the fall of that year doing Clinic Reception. In July 2016, Sam took on the role as Executive Assistant and plays a central role in Admissions. Sam enjoys assisting students in their daily school activities as well as enjoying her responsibilities in managing our busy public intern clinic.

Julie Taggart
Campus Director

Julie attended the WCCMT Victoria campus in the first class of the campus opening in 1999. She practiced as an RMT from 2002 through 2015, then moved into administration which led her back to the WCCMT Victoria campus as Assistant Campus Director in 2018. Julie is thrilled for her return to both the field of massage therapy and the vibrant Victoria campus. In her spare time, Julie has been working towards completion of her degree in Bachelor of Sciences.

Alice Yaghi
Administrative Assistant

Alice moved to Victoria from northwest Montana and joined the staff at WCCMT in the fall of 2008. Alice earned her B.A. in English and Religious Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. Alice enjoys supporting students as they pursue their higher education and fulfill their dreams.


WCCMT Victoria Instructional Faculty


Tanya AltonR.M.T.
Christina BaptistaR.M.T.
Sarah BlackR.M.T.
Chris BockR.M.T.
Renanta BrandesR.M.T
Lindsay CampaR.M.T
Rosemarie CaulderR.C.C.
Maegan ChaseR.M.T.
Darcie ColesR.M.T.
Jaime deMeloN.D.
Emily deMontignyR.M.T.
Shannon DodsonBS.C., D.C.
Kristy EleskoR.M.T.
Alana ErkelensR.M.T.
Joey FisherR.M.T.
Matthew FleetR.M.T.
Christopher FraryR.M.T.
David GarbuttR.M.T.
Caroline GeofroyR.M.T.
Laura HaleR.M.T.
Tyler HersakBS.C., D.C.
Catherine KuipersBSc., M OST (UK)
Catrin JonesR.M.T.
Harry KaariR.M.T.
Caroline KraheR.M.T.
Lysanne LavigneR.M.T
Airlie LongpreR.M.T
Sam LowBHSc., R.M.T.
Andrea MarshallR.M.T.
Kelsey MatichukR.M.T
Amie McCollR.M.T.
Richard McIlmoyleBS.C., D.C.
Vanora MillarR.M.T
Lexi MooreR.M.T
Lorna NicholsonR.M.T.
Kathy PantalonR.M.T.
Blaire PardeeR.M.T.
Michelle PayneN.D.
Sean PayneBS.C., D.C.
Upma RaiR.M.T.
Allison RodayBS.C., A.T.
Steve RolandR.M.T.
Alison SadlerR.M.T.
Elora SelbyBSc., R.M.T.
Paul StephenR.M.T.
Judi TrostR.M.T.
Eric VanderwekkenR.M.T.
Jennifer WillsonR.M.T.

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