Meet the Team

Our Team at Elk Ridge Chiropractic & Wellness Center

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Elk Ridge Chiropractic & Wellness Center provides the highest quality, professional and compassionate chiropractic care to ensure that you and your family are in good health.

Our team at Elk Ridge Chiropractic & Wellness Center ensures that our expertise unlocks your body's natural healing process for a better lifestyle through chiropractic care. Check out our highly-trained team of professional doctors and staff below.
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Meet the Team

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Dr. Natasha Ruegsegger

Dr. Natasha Ruegsegger


In 2015, Natasha moved to Bend with her husband and two sweet therapy certified dogs.

She enjoys a variety of outdoor sports like running, climbing, boating and being out in nature. She is a native Oregonian, having grown up in the small town of Monmouth.

During her schooling at the University of Western States, she had pursued extensive postgraduate studies in Activator Methods and is certified as an Advanced Proficiency Rated Doctor.

Dr. Kristin Costanzo

Dr. David Juratovac


Dr. Juratovac began his chiropractic journey when, at the age of 14, he went to a chiropractic office for the first time. As the son of a massage therapist, Dr. J grew up being taught the importance of muscle health, spinal movement, and how an active lifestyle paired with smart nutrition can impact your entire life. This seed carried him through high school when he first thought of becoming a chiropractor, but it wasn’t until a job shadow in a chiropractic clinic that made him realize helping people was what he was meant to do.

Even though there is a chiropractic school close by in Portland, Dr. J decided to head to Minnesota for his education. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at St. John’s University in 2013, and continued his formal education with a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2016. Dr. J is committed to the philosophies of chiropractic that first inspired him when he was younger. In 2017 he completed post-graduate education as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P) in order to help patients better understand that his main focus is preventative care and wellness, not just for now but a lifetime. This post-graduate education gave Dr. J a new view of lifestyle, and helps him provide his patients the tools and custom treatments to achieve that goal.

Beyond his formal education, Dr. J has completed multiple continuing education courses to remain current and to serve his patients in the best possible way. He is a yearly attendant of ChiroFest to discover more about the art and sciences of the chiropractic profession. Dr. J is proficient with therapeutic taping methods, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapies, and orthopedic work. While his passion is with wellness and prevention, he has vast experience with auto- and work-related injuries, acute pain, and sports injuries. He has recently discovered a love for pediatric chiropractic care so that infants to teenagers can get the foundation their bodies need to live a long and healthy life.

Dr. Justin Smitherman

Dr. Justin Smitherman


Dr. Smitherman is a Pacific Northwest native and member of the Vancouver community. He is a CrossFit athlete at Fort Vancouver Crossfit, attends New Heights church in Vancouver, and is joining the Freemasons Kenton lodge.

Dr. Smitherman is committed to helping other business owners as a member of Business Networking International (BNI) Legacy Leaders chapter. He believes strongly that of all of the things we can do, “the greatest of these is love” when it comes to how we treat ourselves and others (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Dr. Smitherman is here to help people in their health and does not discriminate based on age, gender, gender identity, culture, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or language.

Ashlyn Foster

Ashlyn Foster

Office Manager

As an Oregon native, Ashlyn came to us from Eastern Oregon in 2018 along with her husband Eric and three dogs. While getting to know the area that they have come to love, their family has grown with the addition of their new baby. Ashlyn enjoys many outdoor activites such as camping, rafting, hiking and more.

With a strong history in customer service, Ashlyn has happily found herself in our clinic where she is very excited to establish a settled life and grow along with the office and see where it takes her during her time in Central Oregon.

To reach Ashlyn, you can call 541-388-3588 or email elkridgebilling@gmail.com

McKenzie Johnston

Front Desk Receptionist

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Deborah Kalista

Chiropractic Assistant

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Michele Gottschalk

Chiropractic Assistant/LMT

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Mona Rowden​​​​​​​

Mona Rowden​​​​​​​

LMT

Mona has been in Service oriented careers for over 20 years. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Certified Personal Trainer. After a series of life changing events, though born and raised in Texas, she decided to move to what she calls, “Her Souls home on Earth”, Oregon! “I came here in 2015 and absolutely fell in love with the Oregon landscapes, especially the water falls. I could not get it out of my mind, every time I thought about it or looked at pictures I was immediately more peaceful.” She’s never looked back. Her career focus now is her healing modalities of massage.

Kelsie Adamo

Kelsi Adamo

LMT

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