National Convention

AMTA 2019 National Convention

October 24-26 | Indianapolis, IN

Check back in spring 2019 for registration information for the AMTA 2019 National Convention.

National Convention Delegates

Dr. Steve Koehler

Dr. Steve as friends and colleagues call him, is Steven Koehler, ND, LMBT. Started his working career as a carpenter and electrician in his early years went back to school and graduated with a degree in Furniture Manufacturing and Management from North Carolina State University in 1984. Spent 20 years as an engineer in the furniture industry and when NAFTA attacked he returned to school to become a massage therapist. During his time at massage school he also earned his Doctor of Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Healing.

Granted a massage license from the North Carolina board of Massage and Bodywork in January of 2006 he opened his massage business, Serenity Massage, in Morehead City, NC. During this time, he supplemented his massage office income by providing on site massage to the nurses and staff at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City and to residents at Carolina House Assisted Living. During this time, he was approached by Carteret Community College to tutor students with their anatomy course. This expanded to teaching anatomy in the classroom while working in his office and part time as a massage therapist at the Ocean Club Resort and Spa at Indian Beach, NC.

In the spring of 2011 Dr. Steve was hired by Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC to head up their Therapeutic Massage program and after 8 successful years, the college placed the program on hiatus due to diminishing enrollment.

At the spring 2017 North Carolina AMTA annual chapter meeting, Dr. Steve was elected a Delegate for the Chapter and has performed the duties of this office with interest and zest.

Currently Dr. Steve is an adjunct Anatomy instructor at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC., and busies himself working his private massage practice in New Bern, NC and learning about day trading on the stock market.

He is married for 38 years to his best friend, Gigi, and has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Rachel Mann