OUR PRACTITIONERS


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Alexis McKeown, ND, DPM

Dr. Alexis McKeown is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of West Georgia. Dr. McKeown graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed a three-year residency at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Subsequently, she completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. McKeown has always had a zest for learning and a profound interest in Natural Medicine. As a result, she went back to school and completed a degree in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. Her approach to treating patients is Integrative in nature. She takes into account the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the patient to identify and treat the cause. Dr. McKeown’s mission is not only to heal the patient’s physical concerns, but also assist the patient with self-love and motivating them to reach personal goals. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling.


Anna Graklanoff, ND, EAMP

Anna has wanted to study medicine since she was a child. However, it was during her last few weeks of undergraduate education at Colorado State University when she realized natural medicine was the path for her. Anna wanted to treat the root cause of problems, not just cover them up. Her passion brought her to Bastyr University in the PNW, where she earned a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. Now, Anna brings her specialties of pain management, cranial sacral therapy, kinesis taping, and visceral manipulation to guest at Serenity.


Anne Wheatley, ARNP

Anne wants to be your health advocate. It’s her calling to make healthcare understandable and functionally fit in your life. It will only take one moment with Anne in her soothing room to feel valued and genuinely cared for. Anne’s authentic love for her guests grows from her passion to connect with people. When you first meet Anne and share your medical history, it’s her favorite part of the job because it’s a chance to connect with guests and hear their stories. A fearless storyteller herself, Anne will make you feel comfortable, safe and in a space free from judgment during your Serenity service.


Bethany Gehrke, MMP

Medical Massage Practitioner, Bethany Gehrke, thrives on personal connections to the body. Her advise to all is, know your body well. But for the length of your massage, Bethany will learn your body well. Self-care brought me into the massage industry which continues to thrive through my personal growth with my own connection to the body. Bethany adds, "I am continuously working beside close mentors who have been practicing bodywork for 12 to 15 plus years. Working beside them is not only a personal inspiration, but an example of how I want to continue to grow with the approach to the body Allopathically."


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Cassandra Childs, LMT

Licensed Massage, Therapist Cassandra Childs, has been zenning out Serenity guests since 2011. If you are looking for the most excellent quality of care as well as an education in long lasting pain management, look no further than Cassandra. Cassandra is currently a student at the University of Puget Sound, getting her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. After receiving her B.S., she wants to continue onto physical therapy school to enhance her knowledge of the human body and expand her scope of practice. In her free time, you'll catch her dancing.


Maddie Franco, LMT, LE

Massage Therapist and Master Esthetician, Maddie Franco, will leave you glowing inside and out. Her passion for esthetics started when she was a teenager and has grown into her career. If you’re looking for a healthy massage or a comfortable waxing experience, Maddie can provide both. Maddie enjoys being apart of Serenity because it allows her an opportunity to empower women and make them feel beautiful. Her favorite service to provide is a Brazilian Wax. While scary to some, Maddie is a veteran esthetician and can be trusted to provide you with a relaxing environment and excellent results.


Michaele Flynn, EAMP

Michaele Flynn has been a Licensed Acupuncturist for over a decade. In her early life, Michaele worked in an Infant Learning program, as well as Head Start Grantee program support in Alaska. Her experiences in Alaska lead her towards Massage Therapy and eventually Asian Medicine. After she received her first acupuncture treatment, she knew the care of ‘mind, body, and spirit’ was what she wanted to do. At Serenity, Michaele strives to provide gentle, effective care for each of her patients; to have fun and be loving all within the short amount of time she gets with each person she meets. Micheale also loves being able to add a few minutes of cupping and or guasha to enhance the supportive and relaxing qualities of her treatments. Outside of Serenity, Michaele loves yoga and Zumba, hanging out with friends, walking around beautiful Tacoma, and playing with her recuse animals.


Petra Torpey, LMT

Petra has been working in massage since 2012. Before deciding on a career in massage, Petra worked as a CNA in a nursing home. Her passion for people shines through at Serenity. She makes it her mission to put her all into every appointment and to have her clients leave feeling relaxed and ready for anything! She likes to give her guests a mix of relaxation and treatment, blending the best of both worlds. Petra feels lucky to work at Serenity and be surrounded by such an amazing team. When Petra's off the clock, she enjoys spending time with her family, loving on her dogs, and reading a good book.


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Rebecca McCormick, DPT

Our expert in physical therapy: devoted to crafting individualized & effective rehabilitation plans for our guests. Throughout her career, Becky has worked primarily in orthopedics, focusing on manual therapy and muscle re-balancing. She has years of experience treating pelvic floor disorders including pelvic pain, incontinence , & lumbosacral dysfunction. She loves caring for the pre & post-natal community, helping women prepare and recover from childbirth. If you’ve experienced ineffective physical therapy in the past, Becky wants to work with you!


Sheila Strecker, LMT

Sheila Strecker is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been working as a massage therapist since 2014. A beautiful free spirit, Sheila spent her years before massage adventuring around the world. She was an Au Pair in Ireland, worked at an art museum, a pizza parlor, and was even a farmer! She caries this creativity into her work and blends it with professionalism to always find the perfect care plan for each of her patients. Her goal at Serenity is to educate all of her patients and create a space for people to feel they can unwind and forget their troubles for at least an hour. Sheila enjoys being able to feel relaxed with her clients and says working with supportive coworkers always help her feel at ease. Her favorite way to treat guests is the Scalp Treamtment Enhancement. It smells amazing, and who doesn’t like having their scalp massaged for 10 minutes?

 


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Taylor Booth, LMT

Don’t let Master Esthetician and Massage Therapist, Taylor Booth, fool you with her sweetness, this gal gives a mean massage. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or in need of some serious stress release, Taylor can get the job done. While Taylor is very skilled as a therapist, she also shines as an esthetician. Taylor’s favorite service at Serenity is the Ultrasonic Facial. Perfect for just about everyone, this treatment reveals youthful glowing skin with no downtown. She loves getting guests ready for big events, or just the weekend!


OUR PATIENT CARE COORDINATORS


Kate Sandoval

Patient Care Coordinator, Kate Sandoval, has been in customer service since 2007. While healthcare is new to Kate, exemplary service is something she's well versed in. From her experiences scooping gourmet ice cream and then selling fine art, Kate has the savvy to help guests with whatever they need. Whether you want a steaming cup of tea, or just a warm smile, Kate's mission at Serenity is to make guests feel at home. While there are plenty of ways to relax and unwind at Serenity, Kate's favorite treatment is an eyebrow wax from Marina. "She's so gentle!" Kate exclaims about Marina's technique. When Kate's not at Serenity, she's off on adventures, big and small!


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Katrina Arjona

Patient Care Coordinator, Katrina Arjona, has been working in spa's since 2015. Her experience is evident and her customer service is excellent. It's her goal at Serenity to being each any every guest's experience with ease and relaxation. From offering a cup of tea, a neck wrap, or a foot soak, she feels guests truly appreciate the effort she puts forth. If there's a way Katrina can add to someone's experience, she'll try her best to make it happen. Katrina's favorite aspect of working at Serenity is being surrounded by the amazing staff she works with. Together, the team creates a very warm and welcoming space which guests feel and enjoy as soon as they enter the space. Katrina likes to recommend different services to guests, insisting that trying new services is a great way to spice things up and have a little fun! When Katrina's isn't taking care of guests at Serenity, she goes to college, advocates for self love, practices mediation, and dances. If someone's playing salsa, merengue, or bachata, she'll be there! 


Phoebe Winnett

Patient Care Coordinator, Phoebe Winnett, joined the Serenity Team in March of 2017, but has always worked in position where customer care was the top priority. At Serenity, Phoebe strives to create an environment of relaxation for guests as soon as they walk through the door. No matter what kind of day they’re having, or what service they’re in for, Phoebe wants their time with us to feel like a weight off their shoulders. Phoebe loves the people she works with. She describes the team as welcoming and passionate and says it’s an empowering feeling to be a part of our team. Outside of Serenity, Phoebe is an outdoor enthusiast. She loves hiking, backpacking, painting, and solving puzzles.


OUR BILLING TEAM


Kristy Vailencour

Here to help navigate the intricate world of insurance billing. When nothing seems to makes sense, Kristy will hear your needs and assistance you in understanding your bill. Kristy prides herself in being able to truly listen to customers, and provide outstanding customer service. Kristy has 12 years experience in medical billing, and still gets excited at the, “Ah ha!” moment, as she calls it. Nothing makes her happier than helping Serenity guests. With a heart overflowing with compassion, Kristy truly cares, and is here to take care of you.


Elaina Clauson

Billing Specialist, Elaina Clauson, has been working in billing for 12 years. Over a decade of billing has been hard work, but helping patients and contributing to their understanding of insurance has always been her reward. She has found Serenity to be a comforting place to work, and she immediately felt like she was part of the family. Outside of work, Elaina likes to hang out with her friends and family, go to the movies, and watch her son play sports.