Our Office

The Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) staff strives to relate to each student as an individual. We work hard to provide students with the information and resources needed to enrol into the program and feel supported throughout the education with ACMT. The ACMT staff consists of people who care about the future generations of Registered Massage Therapists and therefore offer genuine consideration to all communications and questions from enrolment to graduation.

Listed below you will find a few details regarding some of the members of our administration:

Dawn Sharman, Principal and Executive Director
Over the past 20 years, Dawn has honed her modality and instructional skills in British Columbia, Alberta, Chile and Ontario. Since graduating from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OCVMT) in 1999, Dawn has been actively involved in the massage industry. Along with instructing and supervising for many years, Dawn also led Maternity Outreach at OCVMT and developed CEC accredited courses across the Canada in Pregnancy, Infant Massage Labour Support Massage Therapy. Dawn is presently on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Council for Massage Therapy Schools and is a Surveyor for the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation. Prior to moving to Alberta in 2014 and joining the ACMT team, Dawn owned and operated Alba Healing Arts Centre, in Vernon B.C.

Richard Sefcik, General Manager
As the General Manager, Richard manages the day-to-day operations of the company working closely with the Principal and Executive Director, Student Services and Marketing/PR. Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is continuing his education with an MBA (in progress). He has a deep analytics and strategy background that allows him to identify gaps and look for new opportunities for ACMT. Richard loves everything to do with sport and enjoys every opportunity he has to spend with his family.

Kacia Mullings, Admissions Officer
As an Admissions Officer, Kacia oversees students with the enrollment process from their initial inquiry about the program to their last day of class. Her positive and warm attitude enhances the student’s experience. With over 10 years of sales, recruiting and placement experience she has been able to achieve world class customer service, excel in relationship management, and drive success. Kacia has a passion and love for people and her greatest satisfaction is the success of others.

Mary Jarvina, Clinic Manager
The Clinic Manager oversees all aspects of ACMT student clinics, remote supervised practicums and student therapist support. Upholds ACMT professional and educational standards while engaging new markets to increase client traffic in all student clinic locations. Mary’s natural strengths are creating, organizing and management of student files and documentation. Mary is a confident, personable and knowledgeable leader to help you along the way!

Claire MacKenzie, Marketing and Communications Manager
Claire grew up in Calgary but moved to Edmonton to complete her Marketing Degree at the University of Alberta. Claire then studied Event Management through Mount Royal University and worked as an Event Coordinator before deciding to study Visual Design at NAIT. Claire manages ACMT social media, marketing and communications. Outside of work, Claire enjoys traveling and various sports – swimming, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Anna Steen, Special Events and PR Manager
Anna has always been passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and experiencing a mind/body/spirit connection. Before deciding to go back to school and follow her dream of becoming a Massage therapist Anna was Managing one of the biggest fitness clubs in the country and teaching group fitness glasses. Anna is an ACMT alumni, alongside her current role at the college she is a practicing RMT in downtown Edmonton and teaches group fitness classes. As the Special Events and PR Manager for ACMT she travels around Alberta working with ACMT students at trade shows and hosts Open Houses at the different campuses. One of her favorite parts about her role is “getting to meet all the future RMT’s and hearing their stories about what inspired them to become a Massage therapist.”

Amanda Thomas, External Practicum Officer and Teaching Assistant
Amanda began her career in 2011 and began teaching with ACMT in 2016. Fascinated by the human body, she is pursuing the field of Manual Osteopathy to add to her Massage Therapy practice. In addition to instructing the Spa Massage Practitioner and Massage Therapy programs, Amanda is a clinic supervisor and the External Practicum Officer. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, being outside, and crafting.