Our Faculty & Instructors
“The ability of our school lies in the hands of our instructors. For this reason, we have assembled a team dedicated to the art of Massage Therapy and to teaching it. It is our belief that these are some of the best professionals anywhere and have been noted for excellence in their fields.”
– James Mongan, C.E.O.
Dorothy Mongan, L.C.M.T., AAS, Founder and Instructor
Massage Therapy has been a lifetime career for Dorothy. Her mother was a herbologist, reflexologist, and massage therapist as taught by the old German modalities. Dorothy was taught all this and practiced it from a very young age. Her joy in life comes from helping others to gain a healthy life.
Mrs. Mongan obtained her first degree in massage at the Swedish Institute School for Massage in the 70’s. The teachings and practices of massage therapy intrigued Mrs. Mongan which led her to open the Eaton Therapeutic Center in 1985. Later, she founded the Academy of Natural Therapy in 1989. Mrs. Mongan previously taught a large portion of the classes offered at the Academy of Natural Therapy’s massage therapy program, but currently, teaches Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy.
Following the receipt of her degree from the Swedish Institute for Massage, Mrs. Mongan further studied massage therapy with the legendary Dr. Sole for seven years. During that time, she developed her own techniques that she practices and implements today. But Mrs. Mongan did not complete her learning at that point. She later received her Associate’s degree from Aims Community College in 1992. Currently, Mrs. Mongan is in the process of publishing her own book and video regarding these teachings titled, “The Dr. Sole Technique.”
Mrs. Mongan maintains a busy schedule by performing massages daily to her loyal clients, in addition to expanding her knowledge of massage therapy by learning new techniques from the St. John’s Institute. Also, Mrs. Mongan spends numerous hours in nutritional counseling and continues to practice Contact Reflex Analysis testing for over 12 years now. In her free time, Mrs. Mongan enjoys sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Instructors & Therapists
Lee Kilgore, Director of Students and Clinic
Lee Kilgore graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy and focused his massage practice on chronic illness, and long-term injury rehabilitation. Previous to this, he completed his Bachelor Degree at the University of Colorado and the program at Ravencrest Bible School. He has done post-graduate work with Cornell University in Hospitality Management and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. His hobbies are Constitutional law
activism and learning about cutting-edge medical/earth science research and developments. His passions are learning new things and teaching others at Therapy.
Josephine Sandoval, Mentor, and Instructor of Chair Massage and Prenatal.
She a graduate of the Academy of Natural Therapy with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. She has been an LMT since 2009.
Lynn Daniels, Instructor of Shiatsu and Swedish.
She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997. She also has a degree in Massage Therapy from Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 1998. She has been teaching since 2003 and has detailed experience in many fields of massage therapy. Lynn’s willingness to go above and beyond for each and every student makes her stand out at the Academy.
Dr. Tiffany Wall, Kinesiology
Dr. Tiffany is originally from western Nebraska. She then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic, graduating Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. She decided to also pursue an emphasis on Pregnancy and Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is Webster Technique Certified by the ICPA as well. Dr. Tiffany is married to Jay Wall. They have a daughter and one dog. Dr. Tiffany is excited to be teaching Kinesiology here at The Academy of Natural Therapy. How the body works and moves has always been a passion for her and she loves to educate others on the function of the human body!
Amy Smith, Instructor of Reflexology, Shiatsu and Swedish
Andrea Spadafora, Instructor of Movement Therapy
Deborah Todd, Instructor of Hydro, Neuro 2, Teaching Methods, Lymph Drain, Communications, and Orthopedic Massage
Jake Cooney, Instructor of A&P 1 & 2, Pathology
Laura Syring, Instructor of Sports Massage, Neuro 1, and Canine Massage
Tim Danielson, Instructor of Trigger Point
Wendy Castillo, Instructor of Medical Massage
James Mongan, CEO
Jennifer Mongan, Executive Officer, Quality Assurance, Owner, Human Resources
Tim Gross, Director of Financial Aid
Lee Kilgore, LMT, Director of Students, Lead Mentor
Mary Jo Thaxton, Accounts Director