Meet Our Faculty

Chris Lovelace, MMT #6045, CPT

Chris began his career in Massage Therapy in 2000. The Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy designates Mr. Lovelace as a Master Massage Therapist. Chris is owner/ instructor at ACOMT. As a certified personal trainer and 25 yrs of personal sports experience along with advanced massage therapy training has provided him with a great understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Mr. Lovelace has worked with USA Track and Feild Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist. Mr. Lovelace has over 1000 hrs of experience in injury and orthopedic massage  Chris has worked with Iron man competitors, Marathon runners, High School, College, and Professional athletes all seeking a higher level of performance and balance within themselves.

Michael Barden, MTI #1801, MSEd, RYT

Michael began his career as a massage therapist in Florida in 1987. The Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy designates Mr.Barden as a Massage Therapy Instructor. He is director and head instructor of the school. A master’s degree in physical education based on 45 years of personal athletic experience along with 18 years of coaching swimming and 7 years of teaching Yoga has provided a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Michael’s opinions on functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology have attracted runners, tri-athletes, dancers, actors and yoga students, all seeking a higher level of human performance.

LaKendra Scaife, RN # R81344

Kendra began her career as a RN in June of 2008. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing designates Kendra as a Registered Nurse. She is an instructor at ACOMT. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and working in many clinical rotations all across Northeast Arkansas and Tennessee she has obtained a vast understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathology . With experience in areas of Med-Surg, Dialysis and Intensive Care Kendra has become well rounded with a number of different challenges in the field of nursing.