With our certificate program offering 760+ hours of study and 1260+ hours for our associate degree, our interns have an education that far exceeds the state certification standards of 500 hours. Our interns have completed all of their massage coursework, including many practice hours, and are working in our spa prior to graduation. As they work under the supervision of professional massage therapists, they are able to hone their skill set as they prepare for their career. Although fine tuning is necessary, clients will find our interns to be well trained and eager to deliver a high quality session.
Our professional therapists are certified in the state of Indiana to practice massage therapy, are trained in a range of massage modalities, and maintain credentials from nationally recognized professional massage organizations. Their experience radiates through their skillful hands as they deliver a custom-designed session to meet the needs of their clients. Due to availability, advanced planning is required when scheduling.
Kenneth Whitlock, CMT, Massage Therapy Program Chair
Kenneth Whitlock started as an adjunct before becoming a full-time faculty member at Harrison College in 2010. Kenneth stepped into the Program Chair position in 2014. He is a 1990 graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in English Education and a dance minor. He also attended Harrison College, receiving an A.A.S. in Clinical Massage Therapy, graduating in 2009. He is a Certified Massage Therapist through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s State Board of massage Therapy. He is further recognized through affiliations with American Massage Therapy Association and the American Massage Council. Upon graduation, Kenneth took a position as a massage therapist at Carmel Health and Wellness Center, working in the chiropractic field. Kenneth is thrilled to be able to return and give back to the school he attended. He loves teaching and is grateful for the opportunity to share his knowledge and conviction of the massage field. Kenneth is certified as a canine massage therapist and has been trained in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.
Before massage therapy, Kenneth enjoyed 15 years as a retail store manager, working for GAP, Inc. and Gymboree. His time in retail taught him valuable people skills as well as increased his business and management acumen. Also, for 30 years, Kenneth has been an instructor/director of various colorguards throughout the state of Indiana.
Kenneth lives in Indianapolis with his 2 beagles, Sadie and Ella.
Jennifer Krimmel, MS, CMT, Full time Instructor
Jennifer Krimmel began her career at Harrison in 2015 as an adjunct instructor. Recently, she was promoted to full time instructor. Jennifer has been a massage therapist for 21 years and a teacher of massage and general education for healthcare providers for 18 years. She received her certificate of completion from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1998. At the time, the school was ranked in the Top 5 schools in the country. She then went on to earn an Associate’s degree from the Florida College of Natural Health in Massage Therapy. Jennifer also has a B.S. in journalism, a master’s in leadership and is currently working on my PhD in Social Psychology. She enjoys learning and teaching what she knows to anyone that is interested in the human body. Her passion to teach and her drive that her students succeed are what make her a valuable asset to Harrison. Her massage focus is deep tissue, injury work, and sports injury massage.
Anthony Leyden, CMT, NCTM, Adjunct Instructor
Anthony Leyden has been an adjunct instructor with Harrison College since January of 2014. Anthony is a graduate of Harrison College, graduating in December of 2011 with an Associates of Applied Science in Therapeutic and Clinical Massage. He is a State Certified Massage Therapist through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s State Board of Massage Therapy, as well as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He has also been a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals since 2012. Anthony has gained his experience working in the field in spas and in private practice. Anthony’s specialized focus is in deep tissue, sports massage, and stretching.
Molly June, CMT, Spa Supervisor
Molly June is a Certified Massage Therapist through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s State Board of Massage Therapy, and professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She graduated from Harrison College in 2014, and has been the Spa Supervisor at Harrison College since April of 2017. During her studies, Molly interned with the minor league baseball team, the Indianapolis Indians, performing sports massage. Since then, she has gained experience working as a massage therapist in multiple wellness spaces, as well as an independent contractor.
Dustin Casey, CMT, Adjunct Instructor
I was born and raised in Indiana. After 9/11 and having taken many trips to the Big Apple I joined the United States Marine Corps in 2005. Spending the next eight years in the USMC Reserve. During that time and only twenty-years-old I found myself in the heart of the Al Anbar Provence in Iraq attached to the 6th Engineer Support Battalion under the 2nd Marine Logistical Group as a Field Radio Operator. Upon returning home I earned the ranks of Corporal and then Sergeant all while maintaining my billet as a Fireteam Leader..
In 2011 I graduated with a B.A. in Theatrical Studies and a minor in Aquatics from Ball State University. That same month I EAS from the my home unit Detachment 1 Comm. Company 4th MLG. The following year I received my honorable discharge from the Department of Defense ending my time as a U.S. Marine. But, while at BSU I helped a friend through chemotherapy and radiation treatment while performing amateur massages. Fell in love with the CAM field.
I called up Harrison College and moved to Greenwood to pursue a new degree in Applied Science Massage Therapy. While as an intern I was able to work both with the Berkley swim team (twice) and split my time with an externship at the Indianapolis Indians Baseball Club. Finalizing my time at Harrison in 2013 I received leadership acknowledgment from the SMTA and the Spirit of Service Award upon graduation day.
Since graduation from Harrison I have had the opportunity to work at a full service salon and spa learning how to apply and hone my skills in spa techniques. I launched Mt. Olympusmassage and began learning how a small LLC business is to be managed and operated. In 2015 I was hired by Massage Envy and have had tremendous opportunities to grow as a Deep Tissue/ Sports Therapist within the ME brand. In 2017 I was hired by ME to be trained and then teach their new modality Total Body Stretch to the entire Indiana Region. Upon returning to the clinic level I help on board new therapist and learn the Front Desk side of operations. Recently I am pursuing a Holiday/Working Visa opportunity to spend a year in Sydney, Australia. Currently, I am ecstatic to have the teaching bug and to join the Harrison College as an Adjunct Professor. Looking forward to the challenges of being a full time LMT, Adjunct Professor, and small business owner.