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Meet our team

Katy Bird, LMT

We are thrilled to introduce Katy Bird, LMT! Katy begins seeing clients in February at Imagine Peace. We are so thrilled to have her expertise on our team. We know our clients will love her friendly personality, INCREDIBLE massages, and thoughtful care.

Katy studied massage therapy at Wellspring School of Allied Health in Kansas City, Missouri and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2020. She was drawn to massage therapy as a career after she discovered holistic healing and massage in her own healing health journey. It is now her goal to give back, treat, and educate those interested in holistic care. Katy has experience with relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal, geriatric, and hospice massage. She has a passion for helping clients with anxiety, depression, migraines, pain management, and trauma release.

Katy is also a yoga instructor! Stay tuned, we will share her yoga class offerings (prenatal too!) in the coming months.

Katy also has a bachelors degree from Iowa State University in Apparel Design. She does custom clothing alterations and sells vintage clothing!

Jon Paul Harkin, LMT

Jon Paul or “JP” has been a full time Licensed Massage Therapist for over 16 years, and has been with Imagine Peace for 4 years. He studied at the same school as Maggie, Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School. You may recognize JP from Sahar’s Salon & Day Spa, where he worked full time for 12 years. He specializes in relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massage in a passive way to allow you to “tune out.” JP’s main goal is to reduce your muscle tension and sense of stress in a safe and comfortable environment. Jon Paul hopes to guide you to a better, more peaceful, state of mind and body!

Jon Paul is a retired veteran, serving 20 years in the army including 2 deployments to Iraq. He served active duty for 2 years at Ft Bragg North Carolina. Since 2000, JP was part of the Iowa National Guard Army Medical Detachment guiding soldiers through their physical and psychological assessments. He also has a bachelors degree from Iowa State University.

JP shares his life with his wonderful wife Erin and their dog Bella. They enjoy live music, theater, cooking, and gardening.

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Maggie McGinnis Kerns, LMT

Hello! I am Maggie McGinnis Kerns, owner of Imagine Peace. I graduated from Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School and became a licensed massage therapist in 2007. I build my massage therapy sessions around each client's needs and work with clients of all ages, even children. I can help you with focused deep tissue work, injury recovery and pain relief or just let you de-stress, relax your mind and renew your spirit.

I was a birth doula for many years, and I have a special passion for working with clients throughout pregnancy and early parenthood. If you need help with pregnancy resources, creating your birth plan, breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, finding the right care provider (I know all the best people), gardening, or anything else you can think of - please pick my brain, I am happy to help!

My happy home is shared with my husband Jacob, five children, and a house full of pets!

We spend our days together creating art, gardening, reading, dancing, and playing.

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