Wellness Team Bios

Meet Our Wellness Team

Our Wellness Team includes over 100 researchers who provide the foundation for all of our programs. Below are our team of wellness service providers who bring these research based programs and services to you.

  • Liz Chamberlain, PhD

    Liz Chamberlain, PhD

    Liz Chamberlain, PhD - Licensed Psychologist, Senior Instructor

    Education

    • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas

    Areas of Specialization

    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Stress, Depression, and Anxiety
    • Navigating Changes and Life Transitions
    • Gottman Couples Therapy – Improving Connection in Relationships
    • Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
    • Healthy Relationships with Food and Eating
    • Enhancing Mind-Body Connection

    Philosophy

    Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~ Viktor Frankl

    Personal Notables

    • Grew up in Colorado – happy to have returned “home” after 20 years away
    • Loves yoga, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing
    • Second Place in Denver Post 2013 Peeps Diorama Contest

  • Margaret Eagan, MD

    Margaret Eagan, MD

    Margaret Eagan, MD - Assistant Professor

    Education & Certifications

    • MS, Georgetown University
    • Fellowship, University of Colorado

    Areas of Specialization

    • Endocrinology
    • Preventative health care
    • Promoting wellness through engaging mind, body and spirit
    • Developing personalized lifestyles to support individual client lives
    • Mindfulness-based programs for executives and baby boomers

    Philosophy

    • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  – Jim Rohn

    Personal Notables

    • Founded and ran Canterbury Wellness Center (CWC) from 1998-2012
    • Helped coordinate the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) nutrition program
    • Organized ongoing seminar series in support of the GALS mission

  • Marsha Miller, MS, RD

    Marsha Miller, MS, RD

    Marsha Miller, MS, RD - Senior Registered Dietitian & Senior Professional Research Assistant

    Education & Certifications

    • MS/RD, St. Louis University
    • BS, University of Nebraska ‑ Lincoln

    Areas of Specialization

    • Weight loss and wellness transformations
    • State of Slim coach
    • Diabetes research and interventions
    • Individual and small-group interventions

    Philosophy

    • Wellness changes everything! YOU can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Food is fuel.

    Personal Notes

    • Love to spend time outside being active with my son, Cody, and dog, Sammi
    • Endurance cyclist and enjoy all water sports
    • Passionate about helping others with their transformation

  • Susan Green

    Susan Green

    Susan Green - Professional Research Assistant

    Education & Certifications

    • Associate of Science
    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
    • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
    • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider

    Areas of Specialization

    • Research
    • Lifestyle intervention coach
    • Resting metabolic rate
    • BOD PPD
    • Measurements

    Personal Notables

    • Love live music and dancing
    • Camping, hiking and gardening
    • Playing with my two dogs and cat

  • Kelly McNamee, BS, LMT, CSCS

    Kelly McNamee, BS, LMT, CSCS

    Kelly McNamee, BS, LMT, CSCS - Massage Coordinator and Fitness Specialist

    Education & Certifications:

    • BS Biology– Emphasis in Physiology, University of Washington
    • Licensed Massage Therapist- Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
    • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
    • American Heart Association CPR & AED

    Areas of Specialization

    • Posture & Gait
    • Deep Tissue & Myofascial Techniques
    • Trigger Point Therapy
    • Sports Massage
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Functional Fitness
    • Strength & Conditioning
    • Sports Specific Training
    • Wellness & Weight Loss

    Fitness & Health Philosophy:

    Movement and massage offer an opportunity to find balance, not only physically in our own body, but in life. Finding this balance comes through self-awareness, courage, and persistence. Listen to your body. Never be afraid to test your limits. Always get back up. And most importantly, make it fun. You have the choice and the power to be exactly who you want to be. Decide. Commit. Succeed.

    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Personal Notables:

    • 4- year Division I Track & Field Athlete at the University of Washington
    • Runner, biker, hiker, snowboarder, and everything else outdoors
    • Always looking for new adventures and challenges

  • Matthew Wadephul

    Matthew Wadephul

    Matthew Wadephul - Lead Massage Therapist

    Education & Certifications:

    • Illinois State University, B.S. Exercise Science
    • Cortiva Institute, Licensed Massage Therapist
    • Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Swedish & Sports Massage

    Areas of Specialization:

    • Soft tissue pain relief
    • Trigger point therapy
    • Sports massage

    Wellness Philosophy:
    I believe in an integrated approach to massage utilizing the skills I have obtained throughout my career. I am very passionate and dedicated to improving the quality of life for my clients. I will work extensively with you to determine the best course of treatment suited for your needs.

  • Sara Mattsen, LMT

    Sara Mattsen, LMT

    Sara Mattsen, LMT - Licensed Massage Therapist

    Education & Certificates

    • LMT – Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado

    Areas of Specialization

    • Deep Tissue & Myofascial Techniques
    • Trigger Point Therapy
    • Sports Massage
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Hot Stone

    Philosophy

    “Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as a constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity.” -Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

    Personal Notables

    • I love hiking (so far I’ve hiked Machu Picchu and six 14er’s)
    • Favorite sports include soccer and volleyball
    • Interested in traveling and learning about different cultures

  • Amanda Skidmore, B.M., M.M., LMT

    Amanda Skidmore, B.M., M.M., LMT

    Amanda Skidmore, B.M., M.M., LMT - Certified Aston-Patterning Practitioner

    Education and Certifications

    • B.M. Music Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • M.M. Music Performance, Northwestern University
    • Certified Aston-Patterning Practitioner
    • Licensed Massage Therapist- Baltimore School of Massage

    Areas of Specialization

    • Postural and movement assessment
    • Myofascial bodywork, with a focus towards structural reintegration
    • Activity-specific movement and ergonomic coaching

    Philosophy

    Making permanent changes to our body usage or postural patterns begins with awareness. It is this awareness that allows us to sustain the myriad of small modifications that lead towards lasting change.

    “Listening to our bodies can release them into their natural role as our allies, rather than that of an enemy to be controlled.” –Judith Aston, founder of Aston Kinetics

    Personal Notables

    • 4 Presented lectures on Aston-Patterning at international symposium for the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the International Horn Society
    • Enjoys cooking and travel
    • Owned by a spoiled German Shepherd Dog

  • Dave Doherty, LMT

    Dave Doherty, LMT

    Dave Doherty, LMT - Licensed Massage Therapist

    Education and Certifications

    • Licensed Massage Therapist- William Rainey Harper College
    • STOP the BLEED (tourniquet training)- American Red Cross
    • CPR/AED Certified- American Red Cross

    Areas of Specialization

    • Trigger Point Therapy
    • Joint Manipulation
    • Table Thai Massage
    • Deep Tissue Massage
    • Cupping
    • Fascial Release
    • Soft Tissue Manipulation
    • Mayan Abdominal Massage, Ho’oponoono, Lomi Lomi

    Philosophy

    Living mindfully and practicing Ho’oponoono has really helped me to learn about life, the body, and the balance between them. I’m my sessions, I help to educate people about their bodies and how working smarter is always better than working harder.

    Personal Notables

    • Youth Cooking Class Teacher
    • CBD Ambassador
    • Rock climbing, skiing, hiking

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