Christina Crawford, LAc
Christina earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (3060 hours) from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College. She completed 80 hours of clinical internship at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China. Christina was awarded the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society and the Golden Needle Award. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is excited to be providing acupuncture in the Willamette Valley! Christina enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking in the mountains, and exploring the natural beauty that Oregon has to offer.
Prior to acupuncture school, Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, at the University of Oregon. Following graduation, she worked in mental health and office management for a well-established acupuncture practice in Bend, Oregon. These experiences inspired her to further her dream of becoming a practitioner of acupuncture. Christina has been a patient of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine since she was a child. She believes in an integrative approach and will work closely with you and your existing medical team to ensure you are receiving the best care for your wellness goals. Her special interests include digestive health, pain relief, inflammatory disorders, stress management, anxiety & sleep disorders.
Sandra Solis graduated with honors from Ashmead College in Tigard, Oregon in 2006. She has been here since the clinic opened in 2011 and has grown the clinic. Sandi specializes in injury treatment focusing on restoring function of the cervical and lumbar spine. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her family, their dogs and collecting eclectic music.
Karli Johnson has been a Massage Therapist with Willamette Valley Wellness since August 2012. She studied at Everest Institute, formerly Ashmead College and graduated with honors from Everest in December 2009. In addition to Swedish, Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage, prenatal massage and Myofascial Release; Karli also specializes in Active Isolated Stretching, Thai Massage on the table and working with kinesiology tape. She will employ various techniques into every treatment to ensure her client's unique needs are met.
In her free time Karli enjoys hanging out with her husband and 2 children, Kaelynn & Westley.
Ellen has been licensed and practicing massage therapy in Oregon since 1990 and started here at the clinic in October of 2013. Ellen specializes in Lomilomi (Hawaiian) massage, Craniosacral therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reiki. When not doing massage, Ellen enjoys kayaking and gardening, walking with her partner Gary and their dog, as well as being at the shore.
Hillery graduated from Ashmead school of massage in Tigard, OR in 2005.
Her primary massage practice is Swedish massage which can include deep tissue work and can be customized to your comfort and preference. Hillery has studied many massage modalities in continuing education courses that add to her technique.
As a young girl her mom was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, she used to ask Hillery to walk on her back, find the “knots” and stand on them. She didn’t know it but her mom was helping develop Hillery's talent and love for massage.
Nathan graduated from the University of Western States Massage Therapy program in March of 2016. He specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic and Sports massage. He is also FMT Performance certified through Rock Tape (kinesiology tape). Nathan's massage focus is on improving a patient's performance, whether in daily activities or competition. Nathan works out of both, our south location and The RE_Building, located in West Salem.
In his spare time, Nathan enjoys hanging out with his wife and daughter, going on hikes, reading and cooking. Aside from those things, you'll mostly likely find him on the golf course.
Janelle has been a massage therapist at our office since 2018 and works in both our south and west locations. In 2011 she received her massage license from Earth West College of the healing arts and has been working as a massage therapist since. She loves being able to target areas of the body people are experiencing pain and bring relief and healing.
While not at work, Janelle is busy with her little family and many pets. Among the many other things that keeps her busy she also fosters dogs.
Wendy Ryder graduated from the massage program at Ashmead College in Tigard, Or in 2004 & has been practicing full time since 2007. She helped teach massage students at University of Western States for almost 5 years. Wendy specializes in therapeutic style massage, relaxation / Swedish massage, sports massage & deep tissue. Her motto is "Balancing Therapy & Relaxation" because she adjusts the massage to the client's needs without going too deep too fast.
She has 2 kids that keep her busy when she isn’t working. Her passion is to help others achieve their wellness goals towards a more functional body to better enjoy daily activities.
"We have a true passion for massage therapy."
Halee Miller, Insurance Specialist
Halee started as a receptionist at Willamette Valley Wellness in October of 2014. She since has grown in her role and is now our insurance specialist for both locations. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest and being so close to the coast. Halee, her husband, and their son enjoy visiting there every chance they get.
Jamie Hauck, Receptionist
Jamie joined Willamette Valley Wellness in December of 2015. She trained and worked as receptionist for the past 3 years and recently moved into the role as lead receptionist. She overseas all the front desk operations at the clinic. She is wonderful at connecting with every patient with her warm smile and helpful demeanor.
She was born and raised in the Willamette Valley and loves how she's still able to explore new places she has yet to see.