STAFF

Instructors

Meagan Lydeen

Meagan Lydeen

Director of Education

Meagan has 10+ years experience with a local chiropractor and massage clinic.  At the chiropractic clinic, Meagan gained experience by working specifically with car accident patients.  She also volunteers in hospice care doing Geriatric Massage. Read Meagan’s full bio HERE.

Emily Marquedant

Emily Marquedant

Instructor

Emily has been a Massage Therapist for over 7 years.  She graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.  As a Massage Therapist and Instructor, Emily specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial and Geriatric Massage. Read Emily’s full bio HERE.

Marie Lang

Marie Lang

Instructor

Specializing in various massage modalities including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Swedish Massage, sports massage, and foot reflexology, Marie was awarded the Regional Massage Therapist of the Year for local spa in 2018. Read Marie’s full bio HERE.

Admissions

Tammy Virnig

Director of Operations

Tammy co-founded The Professional Massage Academy with the overarching commitment that a career should directly evolve from an affordable, hands-on educational experience.  Her 15+ years of operational management within multiple, ongoing Health & Wellness businesses, provides her with the tools needed to develop and maintain PMA’s Massage Therapy program.  Her devotion to our student’s success, knowledge of the industry and the workforce skills that a student needs to successfully launch a career, and a desire to contribute to the industry’s growth projections are the foundation of The Professional Massage Academy.

Scot Ziessman

Owner/President

As a reputable, active MN business owner for over 15 years with a variety of Health & Wellness business ventures, Scot is dedicated to the principle that an affordable education combined with hands-on training is the foundation for the pursuit of a lifetime of goals. 

Scot is committed to developing each student’s skill set for a successful career launch in the Massage Therapy industry. Within the Massage industry, he has owned multiple clinics since 2012 which gives him the oversight, operational and minutiae view of the industry development needs and career opportunities throughout MN and WI.