Lori Brown, MS, DC
Dr. Brown’s mission is to bring understanding and awareness to your body. She is a compassionate physician known for her ability to empower and motivate her patients to take their health into their own hands. She is an expert in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of muscle, joint, disc and other conditions of the human body. Dr. Brown will address your concerns, treat your concerns, and prescribe a treatment plan to help get you back to doing the things you love.
Before becoming a chiropractic physician, Dr. Brown’s career focused on movement as medicine. She completed her graduate studies in clinical exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation. She previously passed rigorous exams from both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. She spent 3 years researching physiological outcomes of exercise in spinal cord injuries at the University of Michigan, School of Medicine and 3 years researching exercise and health behavior change at the University of Missouri, School of Nursing. She has been involved, as a senior research associate, in NIH funded research grants.
In her free time, Dr. Brown enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. She is a recreational cyclist, runner, and rock climber and a former Wisconsin collegiate soccer player. She loves exploring the Portland food and drink scene and is often frequenting Portland's dog friendly establishments with her pup, Parker.
Caressa Gullikson, DC
Dr. Gullikson is a chiropractic physician providing care for everyone in the family: kids, adults, and elders. She provides wellness care and treats a wide number of ailments including:
- Neck and back pain, both acute and chronic
- Joint pain (shoulders, wrists, knees, elbows, ankles, etc.)
- Injuries due to car or bicycle accidents, including whiplash (MVCs)
- Sprains and strains
- Jaw pain or dysfunction
- Workplace accidents (Worker’s Comp)
Dr. Gullikson was born and raised in Oregon. After traveling the world, earning a degree in Anthropology at Reed College, and raising her children while working in a corporate setting, she was ready for a career change. Guided by her interests in health and fitness, she discovered a passion for chiropractic healing and went back to school to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine at University of Western States in Portland. In addition to her practice, she works as Faculty Teaching Assistant at her chiropractic alma mater, and performs evidence-based chart reviews for worker’s compensation cases.
Dr. Gullikson lives in northeast Portland. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, working on her house, camping, cooking, bicycling, hanging with her kitties, reading, and foraging for wild edibles.
NICOLE BAKER, LMT
Nicole is a native Oregonian and a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts. She encourages clients to be active participants in the healing process through body awareness and breath work. Nicole is proficient in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, Craniosacral therapy, Thai and Swedish massage. She enjoys being outdoors, reading, learning, and spending time with her dog, Lazlo.
Lindsay Johnson, LMT
Lindsay graduated from East West College in 2010 with a desire to practice deep tissue, Swedish and Thai massage. In 2011 she traveled to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand to study Thai massage and successfully practices this technique here in Portland. Other modalities find their way into her work as she creates specific treatment plans for each client to determine the best course of action in order to return them to their optimal performance. She believes in having a team of quality health care providers and is excited to work with the team at Sunstone. Lindsay is currently in the throws of pre-medical course requirements but in her free time she enjoys being outside, gardening, preserving food and working on her house/yard with her husband.
Colleen McClenahan, LMT
Colleen was born and raised in Oregon. During her formative years her family moved to a two acre Christmas tree farm in Oregon City which they transformed into a family farm. This is where she learned the value of hard work and the benefits of farm-fresh, local, organic food. Family vacations involved camping, hiking, fishing, and site seeing the breathtaking views of the state of Oregon.
She is a graduate of East West Collage of the Healing Arts and has practiced bodywork since 2000. Her specialties are myofascial release techniques, deep tissue techniques, and relaxation massage. She is proficient in treating headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and whiplash. Yoga has become a part of her life after experiencing several chronic injuries of her own and strongly believes that movement, flexibility, balance, and strength are an essential part of preventing the body from injury, as well as helping the body heal while recovering from injury.
When Colleen isn’t doing bodywork you can find her spending time with her husband and friends, riding her bike, jogging, hiking, gardening, cooking and playing with her silver bengal cat, Seymour
Esther Yan, LMT
Esther's approach is intentional, compassionate, and present. She helps connect the mind and body in a restorative manner while her work is therapeutic and tailored to the specific needs of each client. Her style incorporates a Swedish flow with deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and Thai massage techniques as needed. She enjoys working with clients to help them gain a better understanding of their own body. Esther graduated from the East West College of Healing Arts with enthusiasm for this profession and a heightened fascination with the way muscles are connected to one another. She has a B.S. in Community Health Education and School Health. When she's not dancing around a massage table, she enjoys biking, bouldering, rock climbing, dancing, hiking, dog walking, reading, daydreaming, learning about nutrition, and eating all the deliciousness that Portland has to offer.
Janelle Minson, Medical Billing Specialist
Janelle started working in the chiropractic medical field 20 years ago. She immediately noted every patient that walked through the door left with a smile on their face and a plan of action to help with whatever condition they were dealing with. She knew working in the chiropractic field was a perfect fit for her.
In 1996 she took a hiatus to take care of her two boys full time, but continued to remain a patient of chiropractic care. Upon her return to work, she decided to focus on the insurance and collection process. She continues to study the complicated health insurance system and strives to educate every patient so they can get the most out of their health care benefits.
You can find Janelle working at several chiropractic and acupuncture clinics throughout Portland. She looks forward to many more years working with the team at Sunstone and their fast growing practice. If you have questions about your health insurance benefits or your bill, please contact Janelle directly: Janelle@sunstonechiro.com