Board Members

Meet the Board

Our current board (2017) consists of:

Chapter Board Members:Chapter President – James Fritschle
1st Vice President – Wendy Rutland
2nd Vice President – Shaunna LeMasters
Treasurer – Wayne Kramer
Secretary – Melissa Perritt
Immediate Past President –

Chapter Board

President: James Fritschle AA LMT, CPT


James Fritschle has an associate’s degree from Pensacola State College and he trained in Massage Therapy in 2001 later to return to teach Clinical Massage Therapy in 2012.  He spent 6 years working in a rehabilitation clinic serving motor vehicle accident victims, and caring for sports, neck and back injuries and chronic pain sufferers under Johnathan Newlin D.C.  Since 2007, James has worked with NFL combine, sports teams, and wounded military athletes at EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance) in Gulf Breeze, FL at Andrew’s Institute. Additionally, James manages a private practice with locations in Sanders Beach near downtown and at the Pensacola Country Club.  James loves all aspects of massage & bodywork, is well experienced in deep tissue, NMT, active and passive stretching, Tui Na (the art of traditional Chinese massage) and holds certifications in personal training, integrated manual therapy and orthopedic massage.

1st Vice President: Wendy Rutland, LMT, CPT

Wendy Rutland

Wendy Rutland is a graduate of Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and a certified personal trainer with Arlington School of Massage & Personal Training in Jacksonville, FL.  Having personally experienced the restorative power of massage therapy after surviving of a traumatic motor vehicle accident in 2007, Wendy began her studies in massage therapy to practice helping others live healthy and overcome stress and pain.  Wendy is the owner of Tranquil Moments Massage in Pensacola.

2nd Vice President: Shaunna LeMasters, LMT

Shaunna LeMasters, licensed massage therapist since 2012 and the Emerald Coast FSMTA member since 2014. She graduated from Pensacola School of Massage Therapy on the Presidents List. FSMTA is an association that has assisted Shaunna in her networking skills, and advancing her career as a massage therapist in Pensacola.  Being a part of the board is a volunteered position that comes naturally to Shaunna, but also requires her to attend all business meetings and events.  “The more we can gather and work together to achieve a common goal the bigger and better our careers will be in the future. I suggest all therapists join your local association.  Get to know other therapists in our field.  Have an open mind and learn from each other.  Massage therapy is not a competition, but created for us to help others.” ~ MA70958

Treasurer: Wayne Kramer, LMT

Wayne Kramer has been a licensed massage therapist for 7 years.  He currently provides out calls, and works at a Chiropractors office.  He soon will be independent, with an office located in Pensacola.  Wayne enjoys working in the garden, watching the Oakland Raiders football team.  Wayne has been a member of the association for 7 years.  He and his wife have been together for 30 years, and Wayne enjoys making people feel better. MA61395

Secretary: Melissa Perritt, LMT

Melissa Perritt

Graduated from Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and Health Careers in 2012.  Have been a mobile therapist ever since.