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Meet the Wellness Team
Dr. James C. Gardner, DC has been practicing in Idaho Falls since January 2000. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) in Whittier, CA in December 1999. Since that time, he has completed additional training in nutritional medicine, toxicity release, chiropractic diagnosis, laser therapy and various other treatment techniques. Among the various adjusting techniques available, Dr. Gardner has training in the following: Diversified (manual/hands-on), activator methods, AK, SOT and percussor (soft tissue) release. Dr. Gardner and his wife, GretylAnn, have six children. In his spare time Dr. Gardner likes to nature hike and spend time with his wife and kids.
Kristen Hawkes has been with us since 2011 and does a tremendous job of handling all of the billing and insurance needs along with her other skills throughout the office. She is a wife to David of 23 happy years and mother to 5 amazing children. Kristen loves sports, and second to playing them herself, she enjoys watching her children play.
Ask her what brand of chocolate is her favorite! (Hint: She's from San Francisco)
Wendy Roberts works at the front desk and has been with us since January 2013. She's originally from South Florida and has lived in N.E. Georgia. Wendy has lived in Idaho Falls since 2012. She and her husband, Lane, share 8 children, and 11 grandchildren. Wendy enjoys church service, hiking, cooking, entertaining and traveling. Most of all, she enjoys being with her family and friends.
Ellen also works the front desk along with running the marketing for our office. She brings a positive influence on our practice since she began working here.
She has great interest in helping each person coming in the door to have a good experience. Ellen loves spending time in the great outdoors and being with her grandkids.
Arrelia Mickelsen better known as Lilly is our massage therapist. She graduated from massage school in November 2017. She has enjoyed every minute and loves to help people through massage therapy. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 1 1/2 years and 2 wonderful kids. She also enjoys playing the piano, spending time with friends, going to the movies and eating ice cream!
Of course, the most important part of our practice is you, our wonderful patients. Be sure you check out our patient satisfaction link to meet more of the wonderful people we get to work with every day!