Nancy Pierson, president of American Bowen Academy, has been a certified Bowenwork practitioner since 2000, a registered Bowenwork instructor since 2002, and a bodyworker since 1990. Her warmth and sense of humor and lively, down-to-earth communication style generate a sense of knowing that one is in "good hands," whether in the classroom or on the therapy table. Nancy grew up in Houston, relocating to Austin to attend The University of Texas, where she received a BBA in marketing. After graduating she returned to Houston and worked as a technical book editor. A move to Santa Fe brought experience in marketing for a bank holding company followed by fundraising for The Santa Fe Opera. Her ten-year stay culminated in attending the New Mexico Academy of Advanced Healing Arts, where she studied massage therapy. After leaving Santa Fe, Nancy lived and worked in Austin until 2009, when she moved to NW Arkansas, home base for her workshops on the Bowenwork technique. She also travels to conduct the workshops on request.