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, Multnomah Village

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

Read more about Dr. DeVasto on his bio page.

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. 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. Jessi Gradin, DC, Multnomah Village

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

Read more about Dr. Gradin 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.

Sukho Gomes, Lead 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.

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, LMT

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 Plume, 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 (, and Taking Care Portland ( She volunteers as a Harvest Leader with Portland Fruit Tree Project (, 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.

McKenna Jones, 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.

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.

David, LMT, Multnomah Village

Originally from Oahu Hawaii, competitive road cycling brought David to Portland, Oregon in 2009. This sparked his interest in a sports and movement oriented career.

David graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2013 and is actively licensed in Colorado and Oregon.

Utilizing a variety of techniques ranging from myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage (pre/post event) and trigger point therapy, David creates a customized treatment for patient’s specific needs.

David’s bodywork can best be described as rehabilitative and goal oriented to help restore the bodies natural mobility and balance.

In David’s free time you can find him training or teaching Jiu Jitsu with his closest friends exploring the art of movement, timing and balance.

Kimberly, LMT, Multnomah Village

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

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).

Matthew, CA, CPT

Matthew has an obsession for mastering every area of his life, fulfilling his potential as a human being and making a difference in the life of others. At 18 years old, Matthew began the journey to create and master his life through a healthy and holistic approach. Since then, Matthew has been obsessed with learning and growing.

Matthew life’s purpose is to inspire others to live a meaningful life, to not settle for anything less than extraordinary and to achieve all of this through a healthy and holistic approach.

Matthew is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Fitness Nutritionist through American Council of Exercise. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through National Strength & Conditioning Association and a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

Out of office, you can find Matthew hiking, camping, drinking tea, reading a new book, or doing something active.

Zachary, CA, CPT

In September of 2018, Zachary moved from Vermont to Portland OR with his fiance to experience the amazing food and culture of the area in hopes to combine his passion for culinary arts and fitness. 

When Zachary first graduated highschool he started working in restaurants out of a need for a job and ended up falling in love with cooking (and eating). After working in restaurants for a few years he started to notice that his lifestyle was not healthy or sustainable so he decided to make a change. 

January 1st of 2013 he decided to commit to a regular exercise routine and fell in love with the process of lifting weights, tracking nutrition, and actively modifying his body composition. This lead to him to the idea of combining his love for fitness with his love for culinary arts. This prompted him to attend college to further his knowledge physiology in regards to exercise. 

After four years of working full time as either a line cook or sous chef at multiple restaurants all while studying for his undergrad, Zachary graduated magna cume lade with a bachelors in exercise science in May of 2018 where he would then obtain his NASM CPT certification to start working as a personal trainer. 

For the next year he worked as a personal trainer full time and started created YouTube videos surrounded around using both basic and advanced culinary techniques in hopes to help give individuals the tools to make nutritious foods taste good and to preach of the importance of finding the balance between indulging and enjoying life and living an optimally healthy lifestyle. 


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 or by phone at 503-227-2279.

Jillian, Assistant Clinic Manager

Jillian 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.

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 moved to Portland from a small mountain town in Northern California in 2017. Before joining the team at Hosmer Chiropractic, Kelly worked in the health and wellness field for several years and has always enjoyed observing the healing process as patients receive the care that they need.
Kelly is also a tattoo artist! So when she is not in the office, you most likely will find her slinging ink and creating works of art in skin. She also loves to explore new hiking trails as well as try all of the restaurants that Portland has to offer and spoiling her dog Riley with treats and snuggles.

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. 

Amie, Patient Care Coordinator, Pearl District

As a recent transplant to Portland, Amie is thrilled to have joined the Hosmer team! After living all over the U.S., she is excited to put down roots in the vibrant Portland community. Amie has a background in Anthropology and a strong passion for connecting with people. After working as an Archaeologist for three years, she decided to make a career shift into health and wellness where she could have a more hands-on approach to helping people. In her free time, Amie enjoys trying to learn to bake, reading and exploring all the Northwest has to offer! You can usually find her trying out a new local eatery, cuddling with her pet bunny, or hiking a new trail!

Shea, Patient Care Coordinator, Multnomah Village

Shea grew up in the Pacific Northwest and recently settled down in Portland to be closer to friends and family. She has a background in Exercise and Movement Science and Group Fitness Coaching. Having worked in the health field for many years, she is excited to deepen her passion for wellness at Hosmer Chiropractic Health. Shea is incredibly passionate about health, nutrition, meditation, and the mind-body connection. When she’s not in the office, she can be found running, hiking, playing soccer, reading tarot cards, and spending time with her animals and loved ones!

Kat, Community Outreach Coordinator

A Philadelphia native, Kat is excited to be in what she feels is Philly’s west coast ‘little sister city’ and back working in the healthcare field after pursuing a career as an Archaeologist, working and traveling in the Caribbean, Central, South, and North America alike.

With a background in anthropology, she has always been fascinated by faces, places, and cultures, but is also passionate about nutrition, natural remedies, and being a positive part of a people’s healthcare experiences. Having had a few bike spills, concussions, and traumas over the years, herself, she understands the importance of feeling heard and knows first hand how difficult yet rewarding treatment and recovery can be.

When not at work, you can probably find her off in the woods, reading a book, training her rabbit -Bone Thugs- to do tricks, drawing and illustrating, or checking out a local music venue. If you’ve heard anything good, lately, feel free to share as she has an insatiable taste for new music!