Staff Bios

Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Dr. Seth Hosmer is highly regarded in the Portland area as a leading chiropractor working with a wide range of conditions and patients.  He is an instructor for Active Release Technique (ART).

Read more about Dr. Hosmer on his bio page.

Dr. Phil DeVasto, DC

Dr. Phil DeVasto is a certified provider of Active Release Technique (ART) and has a focus on sports medicine and nutrition.

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Dr. Justin Jelen, DC

Dr. Jelen is a certified provider of Active Release Technique (ART), and has a focus on sports medicine and nutrition.

Read more about Dr. Jelen on his bio page.

Dr. David Dutton, DC

Dr. David Dutton is a certified provider of Active Release Technique (ART) and has a focus on sports medicine and nutrition.

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Dr. Kevin Yurkish, MS, DC

Dr. Kevin Yurkish is a certified provider of Active Release Technique (ART) and has a focus on sports medicine and nutrition.

 

Read more about Dr. Yurkish on his bio page.

Dr. Krista Brayko, ND

Dr. Krista Brayko is a Naturopathic Doctor and has a focus on naturopathic primary care, prolotherapy, and PRP injections.

Read more about Dr. Brayko on her bio page.

Dr. Danielle Hosmer, MD

Dr. Danielle Hosmer is a board certified physician in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine, and currently works as Hosmer Chiropractic Health’s Workers’ Compensation/Disability physician.

Read more about Dr. Hosmer on her bio page.

Matt, LMT

Matt graduated from the University of Western States in 2013 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. He enjoys working with all types of patients and strives to make treatment fun, active and dynamic.

His focus is on restoring the bodies natural mobility and balance. This approach applies a combination of deep tissue, muscle energy technique, pin and stretch and myofascial release. He has recently attended a movement and mobility seminar taught by physical therapist Kelly Starrett and is a avid MobilityWOD super friend.

His previous work experience as a mechanic has allowed him a unique outlook and thought process when referencing bodywork. He found massage therapy by combining his three passions in life; helping people, fixing things and working with his hands. Matt was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and loves spending time with his friends and family.

Daiva, CA, MT

Daiva began her journey as a spiritual and physical healer in her home country of Lithuania as a practitioner of Reiki and Aromatherapy. She relocated to Los Angeles eight years ago to continue on her education where she graduated from Bryman College of Massage Therapy. For the next six years she gained experience working as a massage therapist in a Chiropractic Clinic treating mainly longshoreman. During this time, Daiva greatly expanded her knowledge and skill applying techniques such as deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. She enjoys working on a variety of conditions, and is particularly skilled at releasing chronically tight and overworked muscle groups.

In her leisure time Daiva enjoys reading, meditation, practicing Qi Gong, dancing, hiking and traveling.

Kyra, LMT

Kyra graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts, in Portland, OR and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Literature from Lewis and Clark College, also in Portland. Kyra blends modalities to suit each patient’s specific needs. She uses rehabilitative, relaxation, Thai, and Structural/Myofascial/Deep Tissue techniques to create patient specific and goal oriented sessions. Kyra loves to work with mamas and is certified in Pre- and Perinatal massage therapy by Carole Osborne’s Body Therapy Education. She studies Oncology touch methods for people with a history of living with cancer. She is an Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist and an insured professional member of American Massage Therapy Association.   

She has been a pro bono provider for various community wellbeing programs including the Returning Veterans Project (returningveterans.org), and Taking Care Portland (takingcareportland.com). She volunteers as a Harvest Leader with Portland Fruit Tree Project (portlandfruit.org), is excited to be learning about tree care, and loves to garden and cook.

She has received training as a Wilderness First Responder and loves to be outside.

Sukho, LMT

Sukho has been practicing massage in Portland, Oregon since 2003.  He completed his training at the COMTA accredited East West College of Massage. Sukho’s training includes: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage (pre and post event), Myofacial Release and Pre-natal Massage.  He approaches his individually tailored sessions with an emphasis on pain reduction and restoring the body’s natural movement patterns.  When this outcome is achieved, clients often report an overall reduction in stress and increased relaxation.

Sukho believes movement is a vital component to a healthy and fulfilling life.  When he is not encouraging his clients in their own wellness journeys, Sukho enjoys playing with his son and daughter, running, cycling, and Crossfit.

McKenna, LMT

McKenna is an Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association. McKenna studied Massage Therapy at University of Western States where she graduated with honors. In October she completed a Sports Massage Internship working with student athletes at Portland State University. As a massage therapist, McKenna loves being able to help clients address the root cause of their pain by freeing soft tissue restrictions and improving natural range of motion. She customizes each session to the clients needs at that time. She is versatile and can provide a wide variety of treatments from systemic stress reduction to targeted, deep tissue massage. McKenna’s athletic background is primarily in dance and ballet; in more recent years her main training focus is Olympic Weightlifting, but she still tries to find time to add in a few dance lessons when possible!
McKenna was born and raised in Eastern Oregon and loves to go back in the winter for snowboarding and nordic skiing and backpacking trips in the summertime. As a longtime Portlander, she enjoys every sunny opportunity to be outside in her garden; every rainy day is a chance to read a good book.

Bethany, LMT

Bethany is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is an insured member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She studied massage at University of Western States and has been practicing massage since 2013. Bethany likes to combine the Deep Tissue therapeutic aspects of massage along with the relaxation. She has training in Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and most recently has completed her training in Oncology massage. Bethany has a background of working as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant in an assisted living community where she discovered how massage is a more wholesome and healthy way of achieving pain relief. With the encouragement of the Nursing staff and Residents, Bethany began her training in massage with the goal of bringing touch therapy into the medical setting. Bethany has completed internships at Compass Oncology in Tualatin, Oregon and at OHSU providing massage in the Chemo-infusion clinics.  With her background of practicing massage in a chiropractic clinic, spa and hospital settings, Bethany is able to adjust the massage for every client’s needs.

In her free time Bethany enjoys hiking and outdoor photography.

Jean, LMT

Jean is a Licensed Massage Therapist who recently relocated from Honolulu, HI, where she studied Massage Therapy at Remington College. Since receiving her license in 2013, the majority of her practice has been working in chiropractic clinics with a focus on lower back and neck injuries. Jean’s training includes Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish and Oncology Massage. She is also a fully certified Reflexologist and Level 2 Reiki practitioner. Jean’s combination of intellectual and intuitive touch naturally releases tension and restriction, allowing the body to continue the healing process.

Jean’s passion for massage comes from an unlikely background. Prior to her career in Massage Therapy, Jean worked as a Phycologist, or Algae Scientist, culturing algae for biofuel applications. With a Bachelor of Arts in Botanical Sciences and Certificate in Marine Science Studies, Jean has worked as a field and lab scientist, exploring everything from micropropagation of plant material to marine invertebrate husbandry. After passionately working with plants and microbes, she decided to turn her focus to her fellow man. Jean’s ultimate goal in life is to do work that is beneficial for all inhabitants of this earth. To that end, Jean is currently extending her massage career into the canine community.

In Jean’s downtime, you can find her pursuing the fascinating connection between mathematics, nature and the connectivity of all life, or practicing Shinrin Yoku while discovering Portland’s hiking paths with her 3-legged dog.

Adah, LMT

Adah graduated from the Massage Therapy program at University of Western States, where she learned a variety of massage modalities, such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Pin & Stretch, Muscle Energy Technique, Cupping, and Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. She finds that using these various modalities in combination improves range of motion and muscle tonicity.

In her personal time, Adah enjoys endurance sports with her family, and loves travel and Roller Derby.

Craig, CA, CPT

Having suffered a near fatal car accident, Craig understands not only the frustration and fear that come with a injury, but also the importance of being listened to and cared for in recovery.  Being able to help someone get out of pain and accomplish things they never thought they would be able to do is the greatest part of his job. As a personal trainer for over 19 years, Craig has worked with and helped everyone from young athletes to seniors, those with severe cardiac and/or musculoskeletal injuries, paraplegics, and those recovering from brain traumas. He has completed many certifications and courses, including: Exercise Coach and Lifestyle Coach with the CHEK (Corrective, Holistic, Exercise and Kinesiology) Institute, Grey Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (Both Advanced and General Populations), a Certified Personal Trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine, and many more.
When he is not coaching, he loves acting and stand up comedy (but only when they laugh). He also loves spending time with his family, and trying to keep up with his 4 and 6 year old (who always make him laugh).

Dalton, CPT

Dalton is a practicing movement coach focused on the intelligent pursuit of resolving pain, preventing injury, and improving athletic performance. As a competitive strength athlete, he knows the importance of optimizing your movement patterns and your lifestyle to stay healthy and injury-free. At Hosmer, Dalton is keen to design and tailor exercises to each individual’s ability to ensure they progress and stay motivated.

Dalton is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Weight Loss Psychologist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also a Certified TRX Suspension instructor and a Muay Thai Fitness kickboxing coach. Dalton works with athletes, techies, stay-at-home moms, and anyone searching for a long life of activity and vitality!

Out of the office, Dalton likes to stay active with powerlifting, gymnastics, and jiu jitsu. On the weekend you can find him diving into a waterfall or a pizza.

Jen Goff-Hawkins, Clinic Manager

A native Oregonian, Jen has worked in the healthcare industry for more than two decades (“since rocks were soft,” as she puts it). Jen loves working in partnership alongside patients, providers, and staff to achieve exceptional patient care with excellent outcomes. She would like to hear about your experiences at Hosmer Chiropractic Health, and invites you to reach out any time by phone, email or in person.

In her spare time, Jen enjoys exploring her creative side through cooking, gardening, and crocheting. She also enjoys the centering practice of yoga, and taking long hikes with friends on any number of the trails in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Jen is also our HIPPA Compliance Officer. If you have any question or concerns regarding your privacy or our policy and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact her via email at jen@hosmerchiropractic.com or by phone at 503-227-2279.

Liz, Assistant Manager

After visiting Portland for an organic farming conference a few years ago, Liz fell in love with the city and moved here just two months later. She is excited to be a part of a community that is passionate about helping others in their wellness journey. Liz has held many roles within the health and wellness industry, with positions ranging from garden educator to nutritionist. She recently completed a Master’s degree in Nutrition and is looking forward to supporting patients with the Hosmer team.
As a native Californian, Liz loves the outdoor activities and fresh air that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. When not at work, Liz can be found playing with her two dogs, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, or exploring new places.

Jessica, Accounts Specialist

Jessica is our billing and accounts specialist. After being with Hosmer Chiropractic for 3 years as our office manager she has changed rolls after the birth of her first child. Delighted with the change in home and work life Jessica can focus on the details of her job as well as spending time with her little girl.

Born and raised in Indiana, Jessica has fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest and with her expanding family plans to be here for many years to come. When she isn’t spending time with her family Jessica expresses herself though her love of photography and quilting.

Kelly, Patient Care Coordinator

Kelly is originally from a small town in Northern California and is very excited to hop on the city-life train in Portland. Before joining the Hosmer Chiropractic team, Kelly spent the past few years working in the Health and Wellness field and has always enjoyed observing the healing process as patients receive the care that they need.

In her free time, you can find Kelly participating in musical theatre, drawing, painting, crocheting, and even wowing crowds with fire performances. She loves anything and everything in the arts and is always on the lookout for inspiration for her next piece. When she is not surrounded by art supplies, you can usually find her cuddled up with her dog, lost in the world of music and dreaming of travel plans.

Jillian, Patient Care Coordinator

Jillian recently moved to Portland from San Francisco to live closer to family and follow her longtime dream of living in the beautiful Pacific North West. Before joining the Hosmer Chiropractic staff, Jillian worked for a family owned juice company and is excited to continue her career in health and wellness with a passionate and vibrant team.

Jillian is passionate about helping others and hopes to one day work in the non-profit field. When not at the office, she loves hiking, working out, watching her favorite shows, and reading anything she can get her hands on. You’ll often find her raiding the local library and exploring local spots for a good cup of tea.

Nadia, Insurance Verification & Coding Specialist

When Nadia was 10 years old, she immigrated to Portland from the Ukraine with her family. For the last nine years, she has been working in the healthcare industry as a caregiver for the elderly, and has enjoyed being able to assist each individual with patient and loving care. She is extremely excited to continue her career in the healthcare field at Hosmer Chiropractic Health.

Nadia speaks several languages, including English, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. She has six sisters and two brothers, all of whom reside in the Portland area. When not at work or with her family, she loves being outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing and traveling. She is a phenomenal cook and can make full course meals, including (especially!) desserts. 

Jennie

Jennie, Office Manager and Billing

Kim

Geriatric/elder massage, relaxation and therapeutic massage

Kimberly

Yoga instructor for adults and children, focused soft tissue stretching and therapies.