Body Wisdom School Staff

  • Almut Hatfield

    Almut (Ali) Hatfield

    Owner & Director

    Born and raised in Germany, Ali Hatfield left a corporate career to specialize in private coaching, body centered therapies, and art. Her pursuit for the best training lead her to the US prior to settling in Iowa at age 33. Owner of Body Wisdom Inc. with its Body Wisdom Institute and the Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School, Ali oversees and is actively involved with all operations.

    Her vision focuses on continuous growth and refinement of Body Wisdom’s programs to serve professionals and also consumers with the resources in establishing true health, wellness, and wholeness.

    She is passionate about providing a safe, nurturing space that promotes the re-discovery of one’s inner spark, allowing it to ignite into full flame as it was originally intended. Ali firmly believes that many such brightly shining lights illuminate a truth of universal oneness: the ultimate well-being there is.

    Witnessing anything or anyone thriving is Ali’s greatest joy; it’s one reason why she treasures nature and wildlife, majestic sights and places, vibrant beauty and esthetics, and music and the arts. She loves to paint, write, hike, play in the yard, and soak in the solitude just as much as seeing or making friends.

    While taking pleasure in life’s ever-unfolding journey into the unknown, Ali also likes actual travels - near or far – to national parks, other states, foreign countries, different cities, and other cultures.

  • Gintare Kelley

    Gintare Kelley

    Student Counselor & Office Manager

    Gintare (G) Kelley left her native country of Lithuania to play college basketball in the US, where she earned a degree in sports management.

    Married with two young boys she enjoys balancing family life and a meaningful career. G loves to assist people in getting in touch with their passion. Her desire is to see them succeed personally and professionally with equal balance and fulfillment.

    In her role as student counselor and office manager at Body Wisdom School G not only utilizes her athletic experience and knowledge of the human body and the professional expertise she brings to the table, but also her excitement about other people’s happiness.

    G is on the prospective student’s side from the moment they contact the school, throughout their studies, and alongside their career, always looking out for their very best interest. She knows that Body Wisdom has been uniquely structured to serve our students in a very complete fashion, providing an environment that truly focuses on each individual’s talents, career plans and long term successes.people, and she likes to cater to their specific needs.

  • Bobbie Jo Richmann

    Bobbie Jo Richmann

    Student Financial Advisor & Financial Aid Officer

    With degrees in Accounting & Financial Services, and Accounting & Business Leadership, Bobbiejo understands the gravity of numbers in student financing. Her two decades of extensive customer service, care, and experience further aid in her role to advise and assist students with their financial needs and decisions.

    Trustworthy, solid and with great diligence, Bobbiejo takes each student’s unique circumstances into consideration, as she lays out creative options and solutions for them. She has a special talent to take the stress out of money matters, and show how easily proper arrangements lead to sound affairs and peace of mind.

    Bobbiejo’s compassion, listening skills and the willingness to work with anyone’s challenges, is well balanced with her work ethics and the ability to promote maturity and growth, as our students advance in becoming successful professionals.

    As young empty nesters, Bobbiejo and her husband have successfully raised their three children to be up-standing citizens, all with successful career paths. They still enjoy spending quality time with their kids, but meanwhile have left the Iowa countryside to focus more on their careers in the city. Luckily their happy little rat terrier, Suzy, likes to take them on long walks for much treasured outdoors time. Bobbiejo also loves to sit down with a good Dean Koontz novel, or to go fishing with her husband at lake Kabetogama in Northern Minnesota.