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Your Neighborhood Healthcare Center, PLLC
Dr. Kenneth Lichtenwalter, DC, CEO Founder of Klahanie Chiropractic
Co-Founder of Snoqualmie Ridge Chiropractic.
A graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Ken earned his undergraduate degree from Central Washington University. With over 30 years of experience highlighting his expertise as a specific spinal practitioner. He is a long-standing member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association. Dr. Ken owns and operates Klahanie Chiropractic in Issaquah/Sammamish with his wife, Marci. A past state championship basketball player, Dr. Ken loves to play golf, attend high school and professional sporting events and have fun with his family. Dr. Ken and Marci have been married for 28 years. Their daughter Tania is an RN at a local hospital and their son James is in his last year of Chiropractic College and will join the team in 2017.
Marci Lichtenwalter, Chief Operating Officer
Marci Lichtenwalter, COO. Marci grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communications. She met her husband, Dr. Ken Lichtenwalter, in Lake Tahoe California where she enjoyed a career as a radio broadcaster. The two married in 1987 and worked together in their first clinic, Tahoe City Chiropractic. In 1990, the Lichtenwalters moved to Washington state where they have successfully owned and operated chiropractic clinics ever since. Marci and Ken have two children. “In my free time, I like to do Pilates, go kayaking, and listen to outdoor concerts. But most of all, I enjoy my family and friends.”
Heather Fraser, Accounts Manager/Office Manager
Heather, Your Neighborhood Heathcare Center's Office Manager and Billing Specialist, has been with Klahanie Chiropractic since 2005. Previously, she worked in customer service at SeaTac Airport for more than a decade. “I have enjoyed being a part of the Klahanie team and look at them as my second family. We also have the very best patients, which makes coming to work easy! I have two amazing children, a chihuahua and a german shepard. In addition, I enjoy working out, reading and peaceful family moments.”
Dr. Duggan Robinson, DC
Born and raised in Pennsylvania countryside, Duggan majored in Pre-Med at Penn State University before attending Life University College of Chiropractic near Atlanta, GA. Graduating in 2000, he began practice on the island of Maui, eventually moving to the great state of Washington. Him and his wife are expecting their first child this year. Both enjoy the great outdoors, hiking, biking and swimming. Dr. Duggan joined the Klahanie Chiropractic team in 2014.
Dr. Steve Gootkind, DC
New England native, graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1984 with a BS. Then graduating from Life Chiropractic College in 1993 and has been practicing ever since. He was a rugby player and played avidly into his 30's. He joined the Klahanie Chiro team in 2009 until 2013 then rejoined in 2015. "Washington is a beautiful state and great for outdoor activities, especially mountain hikes with my dog Smoke."
Steve Vigil, LMP
Graduated in 2006 from Ashmead College of Massage and began practicing immediately. Certified in medical massage for the cervical spine and well versed in therapeutic and treatment technique. Steve joined the Klahanie Chiro team in 2013. "In the 10 years I've been practicing, I have performed over 15,000 massages and still love my job, knowing that I am improving my patients quality of life!"
Jules Huening, CA, Patient Manager
Joined Klahanie Chiropractic in 2013 with a background in customer service. She raised both of her adult children with regular chiropractic care starting at the age of 2 days old. "Being a chiropractic assistant combines my love of providing the best care possible to patients' needs with a lifelong passion for chiropractic." She is married to the love of her life, John. In their free time they enjoy the outdoors, camping and road trips.
Emily Falkenstein, LMP
Graduated in 2011 from Renton Technical College and began practicing immediately, joining the Klahanie team in 2015. Specializes in deep tissue and relaxation massage. "Giving an amazing massage is 50% knowledge and 50% intuition." Emily and her significant other are expecting their first baby boy May 2016. When she isn't massaging, she enjoys spending her time with family, especially her chihuahua, "Baby Dog."