Who We Are: Bios

Chiropractors

AMY LENNON, DC

CLIFF MARHOEFER, DC

UMA JOY MULNICK, DC

ZAHRA AMARSHI, DC, MS

ERIK ANDERSON, DC

Massage Therapists

CAMERON REINLASODER, LMT

KATELIN KUTELLA, LMT

OLIVIA GIGUERE, LMT

HEIDI STACHELRODT, LMT

SIERRA GROSS, LMT

Office Staff

JORDAN KNIGHT

RAGAN ROGERS

CRAIG IRBY

LAURIE BUCKLEY

Independently Associated with HC:

Acupuncture

LISA PATE, LAC


OUR DOCTORS

Our doctors listen to you closely, are attentive to detail and choose specific and appropriate modalities to use in your care, after a thorough exam and history with you.


AMY LENNON, DC

Amy grew up in Buffalo, New York where she learned to love competitive sports eventually playing college softball and volleyball and in chiropractic college (in Portland) began competing in triathlons and beach doubles volleyball. Studying movement and working in the bodywork field was a natural transition from playing. She has been a resident of Portland for nearly 25 years. Now she’s very grateful to have such a satisfying life and supportive community both at HC and in SE Portland. She’s also very proud of her three kids and spends most free time running around after them and finding time with them!

She also spends a lot of time working with young athletes through her non-profit outreach called SPIT, where she works with parents, therapists, trainers, providers and coaches in an effort to lower injury rates and create performance enhancement for young athletes, through studying their performance in their sport. “Educating players and coaches is all it takes, we all want the same outcome- strong, healthy kids who get to play their best, without undue risk of injury.”

Amy has a strong interest in the problem solving aspects of chiropractic and enjoys searching for new techniques to aid the body to heal itself. Presently her interest in biomechanics expresses itself through Functional Movement Screening, FAKTR, ART (Active Release Technique), and Graston, the combination of which has contributed to new levels of success with stubborn and unresolved cases. Amy’s genuine nerdy interest in research has resulted in an open mind regarding all different techniques of healing and a wide network of peer practitioners in multiple disciplines. As a result, we enjoy an extensive referral database.

Amy is a current member of the American Chiropractic Association, The Chiropractic Association of Oregon, The American Chiropractic Sports Council and a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College and SUNY at Buffalo. After graduating Western States Chiropractic College, she worked as the director of women’s health at their outpatient clinic (teaching and supervising both students and colleagues both intrapelvic techniques and pap/pelvic exams), before opening a private practice with her husband Cliff. She is ART certified in Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine, Masters and presently studying ART biomechanics for certification. Strong interests and private study: Grey Cook, Buchberger, Reinold, gait analysis, Chi running, forefoot running and Nerve Flossing. Hobbies: running, swimming, hiking, gaming and hanging with friends, travelling and a bit of crossfit. Biking, sewing and reading.


CLIFF MARHOEFER, DC

Cliff received his B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara and his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in 1991. He has been in private practice in Portland since 1993 and utilizes many soft tissue techniques in his own practice. He has been formally trained in Graston Technique, Fascial Manipulation, FAKTR, Kinesiotaping and has advanced training in sports medicine (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, CCSP). He tends to be a very gentle provider and is the “brains” of the family, graduating magna cum laude from Chiropractic College.
He also played Ultimate Frisbee for over 20 years, winning the national championship 2 times as a member of the Santa Barbara Condors. He was voted into the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame in 2011. Now he enjoys traveling with his family, running and day-to-day family life.


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UMA JOY MULNICK, DC

Dr. Uma states: “We can create whatever we want in our lives. I choose to create JOY!”

“My life’s work is to help people to create Balance, Peace and Joy in their lives through Natural and Creative methods. Having been a chiropractor and acupuncturist for the past 34+ years my life has expanded to include the creative process in my work and my life. After experiencing major changes and epiphanies during the past few years the Mandala and Color of Woman/Intentional Creativity processes have broadened and deepened my connection to my soul and my Joy. When I paint I am in the state of Love (and I like being in that state!)

I offer my art and my healing connections through my Chiropractic practice as well as I offer group and private painting workshops. www.UmasHealingCenter.com

In addition to the love of her practice and art, Dr. Uma has2 grown children and a 4 year old granddaughter that are “all the greatest blessings of my life. “

Dr. Uma joins Hawthorne Chiropractic after being in practice for 34 years. Upon graduating from Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western States) she practiced in Portland for 8 years before moving to Idaho to raise her family. Now after 25 years she returns to the Greater NW area.

Before Chiropractic College, Uma was co-founder of Institute of Yogic Culture in Southern California where she and her partner taught Yoga, Nutritional Cooking, Massage and more. She relocated to Portland answering a “call” to “not limit herself to Home births (as she pondered Midwifery) but take care of the whole person.” Thus during her first practice time in Oregon, she offered a very broad scope with general chiropractic, home births, women’s health care, and whole family Natural care.

During her 25 years in Idaho Dr. Uma embarked on several avenues to further deepen her practice – she obtained her Diplomate as a Chiropractic Internist, trained in NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Treatment), Received her Acupuncture Certification (she does not use needles in Oregon) and further depth in Nutritional and Life style work ups.

Her son and granddaughter in Portland call her back to the area. In addition to her Chiropractic practice, Dr. Uma will continue to pursue her passion with the arts where she paints and shares the Intentional Creativity practice in the form of workshops and one-on-ones.

We are fortunate to have her here at Hawthorne Chiropractic where she offers her experience and the following skills as a Chiropractic Physician:

  • General Chiropractic (Neck, back, extremity – whole body care)
  • Blood Work ups (looking at Health, not just “survival” and settling for less than optimal)
  • Nutritional Consultations
  • Allergy Treatments (NAET)
  • Cranio-Sacral Treatment
  • Whole body care for the Whole family – Naturally

ZAHRA AMARSHI, DC, MS

Zahra is the lone Canadian in our team at HC. Born and raised in North Vancouver, BC she stereotypically grew up playing hockey. After deciding on a career in field hockey, she moved to the snow belt to gain her Bachelors in Science with a double major in Biology and Medical Science at the University of Western Ontario as a varsity athlete. She then escaped the Canadian winter tundra and returned to British Columbia where she nurtured her love of older adults and strived towards a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Gerontology. By then it was time to put all her education together and she crossed the border to Portland to concurrently complete her Doctor of Chiropractic and Masters in Sports Medicine at the University of Western States. Her fondest memory of school was having the opportunity to work with athletes at Warner Pacific University, on the sidelines of football games and at the finish lines of marathons around Oregon.

Zahra has taken time to enhance her tool box with certifications not provided to her at school. For example, she is certified in ART Full Body, Rock Tape Level 1 and 2, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis (Lumbar), Mulligan and DNS (Part 1). She believes movement, soft-tissue techniques like ART, instrument-assisted and manual work are vital tools in addition to chiropractic manipulation to promote recovery from injuries and dysfunctions caused by accidents, daily life or sports. Her favourite part of being a Chiropractor is having the ability to get to know each patient and find out what drives them on a daily basis in order to help them accomplish their goals. Zahra is our most recent addition, eager to help you get back to doing what you love (or need) to do!

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Portland has began to feel like home for Zahra but most of all, she enjoys the wide variety of cuisine and entertainment. When not at the clinic, don’t be surprised to find her frequenting Portland’s many fine food establishments.


Erik Anderson, DC

Erik received his BS in Finance from the University of Idaho and his Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States. While working in the financial field, he joined an ultimate frisbee team and sustained a knee injury. After a long period of time living with knee pain, he decided he would see if chiropractic care could help him. Having not grown up with chiropractic, he was reasonably apprehensive about his first visit. At this visit, he was given a thorough evaluation of his knee, a tailored treatment plan, and exercises to address areas of weakness that were the root cause of his injury. Through this treatment plan, Erik was able to gain increased use of his knee and for the first time in years, an absence of knee pain.

Erik strives to recreate this professional injury specific care in his practice whether his patient be a competitive cyclocross racer with a sprained ankle, a juggler with a repetitive wrist injury, or a weekend warrior with jaw pain and headaches from their 9 to 5.
When not busy treating patients, Erik spends his time with his wife, Claudia, riding his road bike, dancing around Portland, going on long walks on the beach, and attending a juggling club where he spins a meteor hammer.

 


TEAM HC: MASSAGE THERAPY

Our therapists are trained in both acute pain protocols and deep tissue techniques and commonly work with the guidance and direction of the physician.


CAMERON REINLASODER, LMT

Cam joined Hawthorne Chiropractic in 2010. He graduated from the Montana School of Massage in 2002 and moved to Portland in 2003. He studied Biology and Health and Fitness at PCC and continued Biology studies at PSU focusing on human health. His interest in fascial bodywork therapy led him to complete courses through Advanced Myofascial Trainings program; structural integrative bodywork and movement techniques affiliated with the Rolfing Institute. In addition to hands on bodywork Cam may suggest elastic therapeutic taping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. (IASTM).

Cam has a wide range of interests in health and wellness including gravity-defying suspension assisted movement and stabilization exercises. Suspension assisted movement encourages increased stabilization through full range-of-motion movement and stabilization exercises including actions that are impossible to replicate in normal human motion. Inspired by ring gymnastics and playgrounds Cam designs and creates suspension devices and exercises of his own. Additionally, he has trained in the Latronica Method utilizing the Mighty Body Band and enjoys Aerial Yoga.

Cam’s hobbies include Yoga, mat Pilates, machine sewing, jogging, and writing and performing music. Completing a solo kayak trip down 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River Breaks through Montana in 2017 has inspired him to do more wilderness journeying as he looks forward to backpacking a portion of the Continental Divide Trail through Glacier Park in Summer 2018.


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KATELIN KUTELLA, LMT

Katelin graduated from East West College in 2014. She studied Swedish and deep tissue massage as part of the core program and also studied Structural Bodywork techniques and basic Craniosacral Therapy. She began studying Visceral Manipulation techniques last spring. By integrating a variety of techniques from these modalities, she aims to bring clients relief from chronic conditions and address the physical and emotional symptoms associated with pain and stress.

When Katelin is not at Hawthorne Chiropractic, she enjoys hiking, making jewelry, reading, and cuddling her cats.

Our office strives to make your experience here as inclusive and simple as possible. They work hard so you can relax!


OLIVIA GIGUERE, LMT

Olivia has been practicing massage therapy since 2012 and studied at East West College of the Healing Arts here in Portland. Her practice centers around injury rehabilitation, postural alignment, and pain relief through release of muscular tension and increasing fluidity of movement. Her approach to healing primarily incorporates myofascial release, Structural Integration, stretching, and therapeutic deep tissue techniques including trigger point work. She also enjoys prenatal massage.

She completed her B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Lewis & Clark College. She is currently studying at the National University of Natural Medicine to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Understanding how the body works on a cellular and molecular level has helped to shape her approach to body work and increase her passion for the work she does as a massage therapist.

Outside of work, Olivia is an avid rock climber and all around adventurer. This allows her to understand and empathize with every client that is on the road to healing so they can get back out and do what they love. She has devoted her life’s work to helping others heal and find the inspiration to take their health into their own hands.


HEIDI STACHELRODT, LMT

Coming Soon!


SIERRA GROSS, LMT

Sierra is a Licensed Massage Therapist and professional dog sitter living in the Buckman neighborhood, here in Portland, OR. She was born ‘n’ raised in Oregon, calling both the Oregon Coast & Eugene home. These places helped shape her into the person she is today. Sierra grew up selling wares with her parents at both the Eugene Saturday Market & Oregon Country Fair, and they still do it to this day!

Sierra graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts. She was educated through the extended massage therapy program that included special training in swedish, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. Her style is clinical, intuitive and she has a great sense of direction when it comes to muscles and trouble spots in the body. Sierra views massage as a way of increasing quality of life and relieving chronic pain.

When Sierra is not at Hawthorne Chiropractic – she enjoys dog sitting, sewing, learning how to watercolor, practicing tarot and hanging out with her fiance’.


OFFICE STAFF


JORDAN KNIGHT

Jordan grew up in California and earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. After graduating, she lived in Brooklyn, NY for some time and then left the city to volunteer on organic farms through WWOOF USA. She moved to Portland in 2016 seeking a more peaceful and nature-filled lifestyle. Jordan has a passion for writing, traveling, psychology, and healing/wellness. She is happy to work alongside a staff that is so caring and down to earth.


RAGAN ROGERS

Coming soon!


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CRAIG IRBY

Craig was born in Portland Oregon in 1990 and has been a resident of the city for most of his life.  In addition to working the front desk at Hawthorne Chiropractic Craig is a professional musician and is very active in the Portland music scene. Some of his hobbies include: walking, hiking, writing and spending time with family and friends.


LAURIE BUCKLEY

Coming Soon!


INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATES OF HC


ACUPUNCTURIST

LISA PATE, LAc

Lisa is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. She has worked alongside HCHA since 2005, as Pate Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. Her primary treatment focus, and passion, is fertility and women’s health. She also provides acupuncture and herbal support for pain syndromes, allergies and colds, headaches, and other internal medicine conditions.

Please visit http://pateacupuncture.com/pate/ to contact Lisa for appointment scheduling. You will also find information regarding acupuncture and Chinese medicine.