Sam Kibani, President and Co-Founder
Samuel(Sam) Kibani was born and raised in Nakuru, Kenya and moved to the United States at the age of 19. He graduated from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Chattanooga State Community College as a Massage Therapist with Honors and amongst the top of his class. Sam proceeded to work in a fast growing field promoting natural health benefits and longevity of life through massage therapy. With encouragement from friends, neighbors, and family, Sam co-founded Angels Massage in 2015 with Wendy Hutchinson.
In his free time, Sam loves listening to music, hiking, and playing music at his local church. He also enjoys meeting people and loves learning about different cultures.
Wendy Hutchinson, Vice President and Co-Founder
In addition to her executive roles at Angels Massage, Wendy is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). It’s her passion for the power of massage to heal the mind and body that inspired her to team up with Sam and open the business where she strives to promote greater awareness of isolation and the daily stresses that seniors and veterans often endure.
Before becoming a LMT in 2014, Wendy served as a Spa Director at Barnsley Resort Spa. She believes massage therapy is not a luxury but a necessity. It’s also what has enabled her to connect with seniors, who have paved the way before us, and veterans, who have taken an oath to protect us at all costs.
Wendy is the proud mother of five children, two serve in the Armed Forces and three serve their communities. She resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she enjoys bike riding, going for long walks near the water, reading, and writing.
Cheri Grant Geurdon, Secretary
Cheri and her husband Mike own Italian wine bar Virgola in downtown Chattanooga. Cheri received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As of April 2018, she has also completed 66 hours of coursework towards her Doctoral degree from the University of Nova Southeastern located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Cheri's has two daughters Erica and Brianna Grant, as well as four dogs and three cats. She's devoted to continuing her education and always seeks to learn more.
Channing Muller, Marketing Advisor
Channing is the Principal and Founder of DCM Communications, a marketing consulting agency that works with event professionals and business owners to grow and scale their businesses via refined marketing strategies developed through 1-1 and group coaching. She has more than a 15 years of experience in the communications industry including roles within marketing, magazine & web editorial, advertising, and business development.
Prior to launching DCM she has served in a top international marketing position for Cision where she led marketing projects and initiatives for North America, including the successful redesign of 10 websites in 10 months across seven countries. She has also led and advertising campaign design and execution while at Bisnow Media, and held the position of Miami Bureau Chief for BizBash, the leading media company for the live events industry.
A Southerner through and through, this New Orleans native lives in Chattanooga and is an avid runner, lover of spin classes, good food, delicious drinks, and an advocate for the American Heart Association. Follow her on Instagram @ChanningMuller.
Brian C. Frye, Legal Advisor
Brian graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in History. He attended law school at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree with a concentration in Business Transactions in 1998. He began his career as a staff attorney for Southeast Tennessee Legal Services. He has worked as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of East Tennessee since 2002.
Frye handles cases in the areas of consumer law, landlord/tenant law, and family law. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, of which he is also a graduate of the Leadership Law program, as well as the Chattanooga Bar Association. He's also a graduate of the Leadership Chattanooga program and a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place.
Outside of work, Frye enjoys hiking, road biking, and other outdoor activities.
Renée Johnson, Licensed Massage Therapist and Community Educator
Renée is a licensed massage therapist with 10 years experience in the industry. She also serves as Director of the Massage Therapy program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology, a Division of Chattanooga State Community College, where she’s been affiliate for five years. Renée is passionate about educating students and the public regarding the benefits of massage therapy for all ages and body types. Working with Angels Massage allows her to help many different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds through the organization’s nonprofit programs.
When she’s not teaching or performing massages, Renée enjoys playing with her corgis, reading, or partaking in do-it-yourself projects around her home.
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