The faculty at the Northwest School of Animal Massage includes our experienced instructors and guest speakers, as well as administrative and student services staff.

Lola Michelin, founder and director of the school, is responsible for curriculum development and teaches many of our courses, including the advanced levels of training. Each student is assigned a Distance Learning instructors from our pool of professional and graduates to assist them in their online studies.

We are proud to have several guest speakers who share their expertise with our students; including Dr. Michael Salewski, DVM, a veterinarian with chirorpractic, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medcine expertise and Shelly Kerron is a World Cup Grand Prix Showjumping rider and trainer.  Others include farriers, canine behaviorists and animal trainers. 

The administrative staff offers assistance with program application and financing and tracks student progress.  Sandy Dochnahl serves our student body as their student services representative and Dan McDeviit oversees financial matters, while David Coat-Robles is on hand to field information technologies. And of course, Adina Cunningha works tirelessly to care for the many animals that serve as student models at our Paxhia Farm campus. 

Regardless of your path of study, you will find the NWSAM staff friendly, professional and committed to your success.