Meet the Team

WellCore Health and Chiropractic Anthony Marasco chiropractor

Dr. Anthony Marasco

Chiropractor

Dr. Marasco grew up in Redmond, Washington, and has spent the past four years practicing in Hillsboro, Oregon. He has a passion for health and wellness that began when he was a child. A graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Marasco leads an active life, and in his free time he enjoys golfing, exercising, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. One of the things he loves about practicing chiropractic is the opportunity it gives him to meet new people.
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Dr. Nereida Aguiar

Chiropractor

Dr. Aguiar was born and raised in San Diego, Calif., obtaining her degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical therapy from CSUSM. She continued her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, Calif., where she received her doctorates. Upon graduating, she moved up to the Pacific Northwest and made Hillsboro her new home.

Dr. Aguiar is dedicated to help and educate others in living their best life through movement and holistic care. She has always been fascinated in how the human body works and how the body has the ability to heal itself with proper natural care.
Dr Brandon Christy

Dr. Brandon Christy

Chiropractor

Dr. Christy is originally from Bend Oregon, where he met his wife on the slopes of Mount Bachelor. He graduated from The University of Western states and has been practicing as a chiropractor for over 5 years. Dr. Christy’s philosophy with patient care is to first fully understand and listen to his patient and their needs. Only then can he better tailor a treatment plan and therapy that is specific to their expectations of care and goals. By doing so, Dr. Christy promotes patients to become advocates for their own health. “I not only want to treat the pain, but set the person up for successes outside of my office through education, empowerment, and motivation. I want to help direct your care”.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Christy enjoys playing with his young daughter and son. He is an avid camper and hiker. He can also be a “bit of a nerd” and enjoys building computers, making music on software synthesizers, and “a healthy dose of video games.”
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Joel Soto Rosario

Massage therapist

Hailing from Puerto Rico, Joel trained alongside physical therapists and chiropractors since beginning his massage therapy career in 2016. He provides specialized care to his patients through various modalities, such as deep tissue massage, shiatsu and Lomi-Lomi. He employs the use of heat and cold as well as using moderate to heavy pressure to complement chiropractic treatment.

Joel enjoys listening to ’90s music, drinking good coffee and exploring all the trails Oregon can provide.

Tiffany Ouchida

Massage Therapist

Tiffany is a 2018 graduate of the massage program at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon.  After acquiring their Oregon massage licensure the same year, Tiffany began working with chiropractors as a CA/LMT utilizing various modalities such as Swedish, Thai, deep tissue and structural massage.  What Tiffany enjoys most about working at WellCore is the opportunity to help others while learning from and working with the various skilled practitioners in the office.

 

Tiffany spends most of their time outside of work with family and friends doing various outdoor activities, photography/film and playing digital or tabletop games. 

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Zoey Palen

Massage therapist

Zoey is an Alaska native and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004. Her clinical focus has been in injury treatment and sports massage where she has had the opportunity to work with many different athletes, including players from the Portland Trailblazers. She uses multiple techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue and therapeutic relaxation.

When not at work, Zoe’s hobbies include biology, art comedy and video games.
WellCore Health and Chiropractic JoAnna massage therapist

JoAnna Martinez

Massage Therapist

JoAnna has been a bilingual licensed massage therapist since 2012. Her specialty is a fusion of Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point techniques. Along with her massage license, she is also a Certified Chiropractic Assistant and Certified Cupping Therapist. Since her initial licensing, she has worked extensively on injured patients going through physical rehabilitation.

JoAnna is a Portland native who enjoys exploring new hikes and cuisines. JoAnna is most content immersing in art, cultural or dance activities. As an animal lover, she proudly calls herself Mom to two Maine Coon cats, Ibiza and Tulum.

Kendal Cederstam

Chiropractic assistant

Kendal was born and raised in Hood River, Oregon and loved growing up in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. She received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University in 2010. She then spent 3 years working at a family owned fitness center in Corvallis as a personal trainer and boot camp class instructor. After moving to the Portland area in 2013, she worked at Terwilliger Plaza as a wellness/life enrichment assistant.

Kendal has played volleyball for over 15 years and still plays as much as she can. She is a huge sports fan (Go Beavers) and also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and taking care of her many pets.
Kyle Hanagami

Kyle Hanagami

Chiropractic assistant

Kyle Hanagami was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and attended college at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.  While in college, Kyle played and coached men’s volleyball and earned a B.A. in Kinesiology and Sports Management. He has a strong background in personal training and strength and conditioning, with NASM-CPT and  USAW- LV.1 certifications. Kyle is most passionate about guiding and educating people on their health goals with a special interest of improving their movement mechanics.

Alyssa Erwin

Alyssa Erwin

Chiropractic assistant

Alyssa grew up in Corvallis, Oregon where she was a competitive Martial Artist for 5 years. She owned and taught at her Martial Arts studio and then transitioned to a fitness trainer at a local gym. Alyssa came to the Hillsboro area for school and is currently finishing up classes to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with plans to attend Physical Therapy school upon graduation. In her free time she enjoys baking, staying active and attempting to tire out her Aussiedoodle Juno.  

Catina Wade

Catina Wade

Office Manager

CaTina joined WellCore Health + Chiropractic in October of 2020 after moving back to Oregon from Florida.  She graduated with an Associates in business/marketing and chose to focus her career in the Natural Medicine Field.  Over the last 15 years she has has dedicated herself  to helping others, understanding the ins and outs of patient relations and worked her way up to becoming an Office Manager and Billing specialist at multiple clinics.

CaTina keeps current on the ever-changing world of the healthcare to ensure all of the latest regulations are implemented and every patient is happy with their care.  CaTina’s extreme diligence and attention to detail makes her a cut above the rest. When CaTina is not at work you will find her enjoying the outdoors, concerts and sporting events.

Ari Brown

Receptionist

Ari grew up on a farm and got her bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. She’s a professional painter and moved to the Hillsboro area when she married her now husband.
 
Together they live on a hazelnut farm with their dog Sasha. For fun Ari enjoys painting, blogging, farming, and hanging out with family and friends.
Amarelis Hernandez

Amarelis Hernandez

RECEPTIONIST

Amarelis was born in Hollywood, California and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from Portland State University. She loves working with and helping others and has been in the customer service field for over 9 years. Outside of work Amarelis enjoys being outdoors, playing golf and spending time with her family and dog Charlie.   

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At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, our goal is to not only ease pain but to help our patients achieve greater overall wellness.