Meet the Team
Dr. Jason Brown, a 2006 graduate of University of Western States, has developed a thorough and contemplative clinical technique from his years of working as chiropractic physician. He works with his fellow Pure Life Clinic physicians to determine the best treatment plan for his clients, focusing on improving daily habits with the goal of creating individualized optimal health.
Dr. Lindsay Pelley is a graduate of University of Western States, where she learned a holistic approach to healing that emphasizes the equilibrium of both mind and body. She has a deep understanding and appreciation for the broad array of ways that chiropractic care promotes well-being.
Dr. Melanie Brown is a University of Western States graduate who combines evidence-based therapies with an intuitive approach to patient care. As Clinic Director, her primary focus is on Pure Life Clinic providing timely, effective and evidence-based care while maintaining a relaxing environment.
Dr. Christine Kadykalo studied biomedical science at the University of Ottawa and naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Her practice involves general family medicine, focusing in mental health, women's health, and digestion issues
Alexander Yett studied exercise science at Western Oregon University, focusing on kinesiology and biomechanics to provide him a well-rounded understanding of the human body. His guiding principle in treating patients is that an active person is a happy person, whether a casual stroll or a warrior dash.
Kathy Keymolen has worked as a chiropractic assistant for several years and recently completed her schooling to become a massage therapist. She has a passion for promoting self-healing through the power of massage and aspires to help people on their journey to better health.
Jasmine Langlois earned her associate degree from Portland Community College with a focus on pre-nursing. She previously cared for people with physical disabilities. She recently joined Pure Life Clinic as both a medical and chiropractic assistant, while also working at the front desk at times.
Joel Janson graduated from Oregon School of Massage in 2011 and has since earned a bachelor’s in Spanish and traveled extensively in the US and around the world. He blends Eastern and Western techniques – offering Swedish trigger point therapy, deep tissue and shiatsu styles – for an experience that is both relaxing and therapeutic.
Erik Brennan relocated to Portland from Boston, where he spent time working as a mental health counselor. His approach is focused on providing medical massage, with myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education, deep tissue and Swedish massage all being incorporated.
Hannah Ebrite is a recent graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland who developed her keen interest in learning how massage therapy can naturally rehabilitate and maintain health while volunteering as a doula at Providence Medical Center. She utilizes myofascial, deep tissue, and trigger point therapies.
Chelsea Oldenburg utilizes elements of deep tissue, fascial release and structural balancing to facilitate clients' healing and recovery. Chelsea's studies of yoga and martial arts give her a deep understanding of body reading, using this understanding to locate sources of pain.
Audrey Firth recently returned to Pure Life Clinic, and we're so happy to have her back. She trained at the East West College of the Healing Arts, receiving her massage license in 2015. Audrey fits right into Pure Life with her deep appreciation for the holistic nature of her work and the long-term relationships she builds with her clients.
Heidi Johnson began her career as a massage therapist in 2010 with a focus on the Western modalities of Swedish, deep tissue and sports injury rehabilitation. In recent years, she has begun integrating an Eastern approach of holistic healing and the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine into her practice.
Karen Lotts graduated from the Ashland Institute of Massage in Southern Oregon in 2013 and specializes in neck, shoulder, lower back and gluteal work. She has experience with myofascial release, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) and deep tissue, and works with clients healing from auto and work accidents, repetitive use injuries and postural imbalances.
Elizabeth Larsen received a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is particularly drawn to sports medicine. A strong advocate for integrative care, Elizabeth believes that together, Western and Chinese medicine is a force to be reckoned with.
Jen Ferry moved to Portland after earning her paralegal certification in 2010 and working for law firms in Northwest Indiana and Chicago for six years. She chose to leave the legal profession and instead learn about alternative healthcare, joining Pure Life Clinic to become part of a healing practice.
Cathey Luarca joined Pure Life Clinic as a front office administrator in November 2018, drawn to the clinic’s accepting and healing atmosphere and the opportunity to help patients find their path to wellness. She plans to add to her skill set by enrolling in medical billing and coding courses.
Margarita Valencia brought her well-documented success as a billing specialist for both single- and multi-specialty practices to Pure Life Clinic in August 2017. Margarita leads with a very hands-on approach and has developed proven strategies in all aspects of managing the clinic’s finances.
Pure life LISTENS to your needs, wants, questions, and concerns. They create an environment that is inviting, peaceful, and comfortable. They look at the whole physical body and your social/emotional being connected. I leave every time feeling more in tune with my body and its needs, with realistic advice that I can apply to my everyday busy life.
I always receive a great massage when I make an appointment. Always on time, great communication, friendly therapists and staff, 5 stars.
Top-notch facility. They look at the whole body and understand how to bridge holistic & modern health. Can’t speak highly enough about the team there. It’s a must. You will know with your first visit.