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Snyder makes appointment to Board of Massage Therapy

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014


LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of JT Stout, of Lansing, to the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy.

The 11-member board plays an advisory role, and assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of massage therapists.

"JT is an experienced professional and will do great work on this board," said Snyder.

Stout is a massage therapist at Craft Chiropractic, owner of Renaissance Massage, and a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing. He previously served as grants, special projects, and budget director at The Leona Group and as assistant to the business director for the Michigan House of Representatives. Stout served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist and intelligence analyst.

Stout earned a bachelor’s degree in medieval studies from Saint John’s University, a master’s degree in medieval studies from the University of Toronto, and a therapeutic massage technician diploma from the Health Enrichment Center.He represents professional members and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Rosalie Behen.

Stout will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2016. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.