Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Introducing AMTA-Member and current Chapter Board Member Tiffany Kreikemeier, one of this years Nebraska Chapter's IMPACT MAKERS
As a recap: Last year's Member of the Month spotlight has now merged into a spotlight that introduces your chapter's Impact Makers. We want to highlight all of the hard working therapists across from all parts of this great state! To be featured in one of our IMPACT MAKER posts visit https://www.amtane.org/honors-awards, or email Honors and Awards Committee Chair Amber Fader @email@example.com
This month's featured Impact maker is Tiffany Kreikemeier of West Point, Nebraska,
Here's is the info you should know about Tiffany in her own words
LMT years: 17 years
AMTA years: 17 years
Impacting the profession for how many years?
I would say 13 years, as the first few years that I was a LMT I was very part time and was just learning as much as I could. I figured out really fast that I wanted to focus more on the healthcare side of massage therapy. I also speak to a different group of high school kids once a quarter on the basics and importance of the massage therapy field.
Business: Massage By Tiffany in West Point
Family: I have been married to my husband, Chris, for 14 years and we have three children, Hailey (12), Braxton (9), Charlotte (4), and our cat Sophie. My husband manages the convention center in town, which keeps him pretty busy. He is also very active in the Knights of Columbus, and refs JH/JV basketball games. I help coach at my daughters gymnastics gym, and coach volleyball in the spring. We both volunteer with our school Booster Club. Hailey is going into JH this year and is active in everything especially gymnastics. Braxton is going into 4th grade and is just getting started with all of the activities, his favorite is baseball. Charlotte is our little princess and loves everything girly especially pink. She is in dance and gymnastics as well. This means we are at the gym or ball field most days, which we love, but when we have free time we love to camp.
What impact you bring to the chapter: I am new to the board. I have volunteered in the past at the marathon but that was it. I appreciated all of the work that went into the events but never really had the time to focus and help out especially since I live over an hour away from Omaha and Lincoln. The pandemic really changed things for me. I needed help so I reached out to fellow LMTs and quickly realized that they were overwhelmed also, and I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know what was going on. So I tried to learn as much as I could as fast as I could and help others. I hope to create awareness to other massage therapists on how much work goes into helping the AMTA avocate for us as a profession. Sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone and take a leap of faith, and I hope to inspire others to do the same thing.