Meet the Staff

Central Washington School of Massage Therapy

Lillian Cassidy

Lillian Cassidy

Lillian Cassidy, LMT is the owner and an instructor at Central Washington School of Massage Therapy. Lillian's massage career began in 2003 in Yakima, WA and is certified in Medical Massage Therapy and Advanced Orthopedics Massage Therapy. She worked exclusively in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, retiring in 2018. Lillian's mission is to teach students that they can have a successful career as a massage therapist in the setting of their choice and help guide them in that direction.

Weston Gill

Weston Gill

Weston graduated from the Yakima Valley Body Therapy Institute in 2011. He spent the majority of this career working in spas both locally and in Portland, OR. Weston is trained in a variety of massage modalities including some hydro therapies and various spa treatments. He has been involved in teaching several continuing education courses and has found joy training dozens of LMTs in Hot Stone Massage. Since his return from Portland, he opened private practice in Yakima focusing on his love for Ashiatsu, a massage modality utilizing the wide surface of the foot and body weight of the therapist to work deeply into muscle tissue. Weston is excited to be an educator here at Central Washington School of Massage Therapy and looks forward to encouraging students on their path from student to successful LMT. Outside of the classroom, Weston enjoys backpacking, biking, slacklining, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Mary Choate

Mary Choate

Mary Choate, LMT graduated from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2009 and is a graduate of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies. She has been practicing medical massage since 2010. While in Colorado her experience included time with the Air Force Academy athletics, and Fort Carson Army therapy team. She returned to Yakima in 2012 and owns Northwest Neuromuscular Massage where she still practices. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking, gardening, sewing and cooking. She is excited to join Central Washington School of Massage Therapy as an instructor.