NEW School Sign - Front of building

If you want your life to change, you have to change things in your life.

About N.E.W School of Massage

In September 2017, we will be starting our 11th program here at N.E.W!

North Eastern Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy is located in the Waldo Wellness Center in the heart of Sheboygan County. Our first class started in April of 2011.

We would like to thank you for your interest in Massage Therapy and would love to help you with your decision to have a career in Massage Therapy. We invite you to give us a call and come in for a tour to answer your questions and support you in your N.E.W. journey.

Our Mission is to provide students with a success driven education, and to prepare our students for the profession of massage therapy while integrating a healthy lifestyle centered on overall wellness. Being student centered, our staff focuses on the joy of learning while fostering professional relationships and mentorship. We welcome adult students of all ages and educational background and do not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or marital status.

We are here to help guide your path to becoming the best massage therapist you can be. We believe you will graduate with a deeper understanding of yourself, the human body and the profession of massage. You will enjoy our exceptional curriculum, which emphasizes hands-on learning in a professional but relaxed and warm environment.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ramona Trudeau LMT
N.E.W. school of Massage Therapy LLC.

Learn more about our instructors

Ramona Trudeau

Ramona Trudeau, co-owner of the N.E.W. School of Massage Therapy, lives in Waldo, Wisconsin.  Originally from Southern California, she relocated to this area in 1993.  Ramona received her diploma in Early Childhood Education from Lakeshore Technical College and pursued her career in early childhood education for 17 years.  During this time she was a teacher, a day care owner and the director of a pre-school.  While she loved this career, over time she needed a change. 

Ramona had received massages and experienced such personal benefit from massage work that she was inspired to pursue the career herself.  She attended Blue Sky School of Massage in Grafton, Wisconsin and graduated in 2003.  Ramona taught at Blue Sky from 2004 through 2010, where she also held the position of Assistant Dean from 2009 to 2010.  Since 2003 she has maintained her private massage practice and worked in a variety of environments, from exercise facility to chiropractic, which she continues to enjoy today.  She also worked at the Kohler Waters Spa from 2003-2006.  Ramona is also a certified yoga instructor.  She is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association and Plymouth Professional Business Woman.

In 2011, she partnered up with her good friend and colleague, Agnes McMeeken to establish the North Eastern Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy.  Ramona has a passion for teaching what she loves to do.  She is honored to be a catalyst in helping people change their lives in a new direction and train them in a career of helping people and making a difference in others' lives as well as their own.
Ramona has enjoyed 28 years of marriage to the love of her life and has three adult children and two precious grandsons.

In her free time, Ramona loves planning get-togethers and spending  quality time with friends and family.  She enjoys the outdoors, yoga, baking and playing with her grandsons.

"Sometimes giving a massage is the best hour of my day.  I get to give someone the best hour of their day!  You don't know what someone is going through, but it's wonderful to be able to help."


Tiffanie Westerbeke

Tiffanie Westerbeke is a licensed massage therapist and instructor at the North Eastern Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy (N.E.W.).  Tiffanie is a 2010 graduate of Blue Sky School of Massage in Grafton, Wisconsin.  For the past five years, she has maintained her own private massage practice as well as doing massage therapy at the Kohler Waters Spa.  Since 2012 she has enjoyed teaching massage therapy at the N.E.W. School of Massage Therapy.  She also brings with her thirteen years of management experience working in the retail field. She is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Tiffanie chose a career in massage therapy because she has a passion for helping others and wants to help make a difference.  She was a student of Ramona Trudeau and Agnes McMeeken and has never left them since!  The most fulfilling part of her occupation as a massage therapist is seeing the results her clients get through massage therapy and how it improves their lives.  She is pleased and honored to share her skills by teaching her students to enjoy this same kind of fulfillment.

Tiffanie lives with her family in Oostburg, Wisconsin.  In her free time she enjoys camping and travelling with her family.

Her kindness and compassion are apparent in her philosophy:  "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."


Dennis Ted Trudeau

Dennis (Ted) Trudeau, is a licensed massage therapist and practices massage at the North Eastern Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy (N.E.W.)  in Waldo WI.  He is a proud graduate of the first class at  the N.E.W. School of Massage Therapy.  Dennis graduated in 2012 and became a licensed massage therapist in January of 2013.

Dennis grew up in Sheboygan, WI and has also worked in the food industry for the past 10 years.  He attended both Moraine Park and Lakeland Technical colleges, where he earned his nursing assistant certificate.  He also took general education classes at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan.  Dennis' strong desire to help others lead him initially to the field of nursing but he later realized that massage was what he really wanted to do.  Having a mother who is a licensed massage therapist, massage therapy instructor and founder of the N.E.W. School of Massage, Dennis has been around massage therapy since the age of 14 and naturally had an interest in massage.  
Dennis is a member of the American MassageTherapy Association and is looking forward to attending his first national convention in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2015.

In his leisure time he loves to paint with oils, watercolors and acrylics and you will find his artwork on display in the foyer of the N.E.W. school. Pay attention, as his exhibits will change often.

In addition to spending time with family and friends, Dennis takes pleasure in caring for his dog Guinness and his chickens.  He likes the outdoors and enjoys tending his grandmothers garden for her as well as playing disc golf.

NEW School of Massage

348 W. 1st Street
Waldo, WI 53093