Staff and Providers

Meet the team of Momentum Valley Chiropractic!

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Our Staff

Below are the passionate faces that make up the Momentum Valley Chiropractic family, 

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Dr. Tye

Owner and Chiropractor
Biography

Coming soon!

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Dr. Zach

Chiropractor
Biography

Dr. Zach has been practicing chiropractic for over 6 years. He was born in Tacoma and raised in Parkland, attending schools in the Franklin Pierce School District. He is a graduate of Tacoma Community College and an Alumni of the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He is a father to three boys and has been married to his wife, whom he met in middle school, for 12 years. Dr. Zach and his family enjoy hiking, playing sports, going on short road trips, playing board games, and video games. His passion for chiropractic care stems from wanting to help individuals get pain relief and/or remain pain free without the devastating effects of pain killers or turning to surgery first. Dr. Zach is passionate about helping individuals live to their optimal level for the rest of their lives.

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Hillari

Chiropractic Assistant
Biography

Hillari is a mom and fitness enthusiast who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She has been in the Chiropractic world for the last 8 years and continues to grow her knowledge and passion for health and wellness. Her favorite part of getting care started with chiropractic is the story our X-rays can tell. On her days off, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going for a walk by the water, hiking waterfall trails, or just hanging out at home.

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Angelena

Chiropractic Assistant and X-Ray Tech
Biography

At the age of seventeen, Chiropractic care found and fixed what traditional medicine could not for Angelena. From that day forward, her passion to help people through Chiropractic was born, and off to medical school she went. The more she learned, the more she knew that chiropractic care was what she wanted to do. Angelena loves being able to work in a field where patients are consistently saying to her, "It's a miracle! I can't believe it!" ...because she knows exactly what they're talking about! While the field of medicine is diagnostic and involves investigation, analysis, and problem solving, when the business day ends, she finds refreshment in creativity. She loves being knee-deep in design, where imagination rules, the vision is your road map and originality shines. Happy, healthy and joyfully serving others is what Angelena is all about!

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Rebecca

Chiropractic Assistant
Biography

Hillari is a mom and fitness enthusiast who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She has been in the Chiropractic world for the last 8 years and continues to grow her knowledge and passion for health and wellness. Her favorite part of getting care started with chiropractic is the story our X-rays can tell. On her days off, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going for a walk by the water, hiking waterfall trails, or just hanging out at home.

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Sarah

Chiropractic Assistant
Biography

Born and raised in Washington, Sarah’s family is the fourth generation to live in the Puyallup Valley. She is passionate about helping others on their journey to natural health, and has a keen interest in the nervous system and brain development. In her spare time, she enjoys bike rides with her family, game nights and trips to the ocean.

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Teri

Chiropractic Assistant
Biography

Teri has been a chiropractic assistant at Momentum for the last five years. After a car accident 20 years ago, Teri knew there was a way without surgery and shots for her body to heal. She began to understand that chiropractic care could be the key to functioning at her highest potential. Transitioning from the retail world to chiropractic, she’s had great opportunities in learning the importance of a proactive lifestyle. With help from Dr. Tye and the team, she has become a highly competent chiropractic assistant. Teri loves exploring and being adventurous – From jumping out of planes to hiking in the woods, chiropractic keeps her well adjusted!

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Wendi

Chiropractic Assistant
Biography

Wendi has always had a passion for fitness, using it to enhance her life with a holistic approach. She grew up playing various sports, and as an adult chased an adrenaline rush staying active with cycling, kick boxing, sky diving- you name it! Ten years ago, Wendi noticed her hands and fingers going numb during activities, putting limitations on work and activities she enjoyed. Her husband, who received chiropractic care throughout his military career, suggested she see a local chiropractor. Reluctantly, she scheduled an appointment at Momentum and learned she had a limited nerve supply in her arms and hands due to a loss of curve in her neck. Determined to be the healthiest version of herself, she started care with Dr. Tye and the Momentum team. At Momentum, you quickly learn how powerful and important it is to have a healthy nervous system. The experience was life changing, and something she knew she could not keep to herself. She is passionate about sharing the body’s natural ability to heal itself through removing interference. She loves helping people through education, motivation and accountability.

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Amber

Massage Therapist
Biography

Amber Garden is a twenty-year Licensed Massage Practitioner specializing in Injury Rehabilitation Therapy. She is a certified personal trainer as well as a nutritional consultant. Amber graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Amber was also a two-sport collegiate athlete playing soccer and softball during college, and was awarded Best Female Athlete of Washington State. Today, Amber is one of our massage therapists, and also is a tenured educator at Pierce College teaching Health and Wellness and Physical Education classes. Her most prized title and greatest award is being a mother to her two amazing sons, Jacek and Jagar.

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Megan

Massage Therapist
Biography

Megan is one of our talented licensed massage therapists. She is married and a mom of a crazy two-year-old boy. Becoming a massage therapist was the greatest decision of her life, she says, even though she was just trying to get pizza – Ask her about the story the next time you see her! Seven years later, she still loves her career…and pizza.

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Itsa

Massage Therapist
Biography

Itsa lives in Olympia with his sweetheart Mariana and their son Áyut. In addition to his love of the healing arts, Itsa is very rooted in his Indipino heritage. He often does Native American cultural programs locally and nationally and is an instructor in Taboada Balintawak Eskrima, an Indigenous fighting art of the Philippines. His favorite part about working at Momentum Chiropractic is collaborating with a team that is equally as passionate as he is when it comes to helping others reach optimum health functionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Karen

Massage Therapist
Biography

Karen was born and raised in the Puyallup area. In 2004, she earned her massage license at Alexander's Natural Therapeutic of Massage School. In 2008, she attended the Northwest School of Animal Massage to get licensed in large and small animal massage. As our newest member of the Momentum family, she is looking forward to this new chapter in her life working in the medical massage industry with Dr. Tye and the crew…but still working with the four-legged critters too.