Meet Our Team

Teachers are everything. Our instructors are all CAMTC Certified Massage Therapists with long and successful massage therapy careers. Our dedicated faculty of professionals has one goal: to provide you with the best possible training and prepare you for a long and rewarding career in massage therapy.

 Paul Schwinghamer, DC, MA

Paul Schwinghamer, DC, MA

Dr. Paul Schwinghamer has been involved in the field of Massage Therapy since 1975. He completed his Doctorate in Chiropractic at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in Whittier, California. Dr. Schwinghamer also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ryokan College in Culver City, California.

Dr. Schwinghamer is a former CAMTC board member and one of the original contributors who helped the CAMTC become a viable organization. Dr. Schwinghamer has over twenty-five years of experience in founding and operating an ACCSC accredited and BPPE approved massage therapy school. He is also a leader in massage therapy education.

As Director of the Burke Williams Academy of Massage Therapy, Dr. Schwinghamer oversees all operations of the school. He enjoys teaching Anatomy & Physiology, Swedish Massage & Biomechanics, Deep Tissue, Health & Hygiene, and Business & Ethics.

Tatiana Ferro

Tatiana Ferro

Tatiana developed an interest in massage therapy at a young age while taking care of her grandmother. She graduated from Everest in 2013 as a massage therapist, and she started at Burke Williams in 2014 at the Torrance spa. She has worked as an instructor at the Los Angeles Academy since its inception in 2016.

Guadalupe Giamiccolo

Guadalupe has loved health and wellness since she was a child. She suffered an ankle injury at a young age, and was fascinated by the results she achieved through massage therapy. Her involvement in sports throughout her adolescent
and adult life instilled the importance of maintaining the body at peak level, and taught her the value of massage therapy
in facilitating that level of performance. She completed her training program at Fullerton College Therapeutic & Sports Massage in 2012. Concurrently, she obtained her B.A. in Communication and Health Science from Cal State Fullerton completing additional coursework in Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology. She has been with Burke Williams for three years and loves nature, books, and her dog, George.
 

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