Faculty & Staff


[framedbox title=”Arla Markael, Registar”]

Arla Markael purchased North Idaho Massage Academy because she fell in love with the students and staff there while her sweetie, Christopher Kalinowski, was giving instruction in the Pathology 102 class. Christopher, also a phenomenal Medical Massage Therapist, was part of the reason Arla fell in love with massage and wanted to be a part of the process of learning.  Arla gets excited at how this education helps heal people physically and emotionally.  An educator herself, with her Bachelors in Secondary Education from Univeristy of Idaho, Arla deeply appreciates the educational process that students go through as massage therapists, and seeks to make it as beneficial as possible.  Arla loves that students can graduate from NIMA debt free, and with a skill that changes lives, and can bring in a good income.  She also came into this school having owned several businesses in the past so is a well rounded part of the team.


[framedbox title=”Jennifer Molina, Faculty”]
Jennifer MolinaJennifer Molina, LMT has been practicing massage since 2009 and graduated from American Institute of Clinical Massage, in Post Falls, Idaho.

She is passionate about the many benefits of massage and finds it a privilege to be an integral part of her clients health and wellness.

She continually pursues education to deepen and broaden her abilities so that she may pair the many modalities she is trained in, to the specific needs of her clients; Sweedish, deep tissue and trigger point also in sports, pregnancy and La Stone therapy.

She feels honored in caring for each individual and their needs, within her care.


[framedbox title=”Christopher Michael Kalinowski, Faculty”]

Christopher started massage at age 14  when his dad purchased a massage table for him to practice on family and friends.  His dad loved his natural abilites and encouraged him to pursue Massage Therapy.  Christopher graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2008 and was already so great at massage that his professors went to him for massage for themselves after Graduation!  Christopher did an additional internship in the medical field, working with doctors, osteopaths, surgeons, and chiropractors, learning and every growing in his craft.  He also became certified to help people with TMJ Dysfunction, Sports Massage, and many other modalities.  He truly has a healing touch and currently serves as the Massage Basics and Path 102 instructor, as well as oversees student work in the clinic.



Experienced to help guide you

North Idaho Massage Academy’s faculty have over 35 years of combined experience in the massage and spa industries. Each faculty member has at least 3 years teaching experience and/or 3 years of massage therapy experience.