Get to know the team at Ascend Family Chiropractic
Dr. Chaz Curtis
Dr. Chaz grew up in Spanaway, WA and was called to the profession of chiropractic at the age of 16. He watched his family's health transform through chiropractic care and went from chiropractic skeptic to passionate about chiropractic. He completed his undergraduate degree at Whitworth University with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science and made the decision to follow his dream and pursue graduate school. Dr. Chaz was accepted to Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA and after his first year of schooling married his beautiful bride Marilyn. After graduating valedictorian, Dr. Chaz and Marilyn decided to move back home and serve the community that they loved. They were both hired by Millennium Valley Chiropractic in downtown Puyallup where they got to develop as a couple, as servants, and as people over the next few years. They decided to expand their reach and open a brand new state-of-the art clinic in Graham, WA and the vision for Ascend Family Chiropractic was born.
A few of Dr. Chaz' favorite things: Singing, camping, and anything having to do with lakes or water.
Marilyn has lived in the greater Puyallup area her whole life. She grew up riding horses and camping with her family and dogs. She was a Nanny for several years before meeting Dr. Chaz and being introduced to holistic Chiropractic. She started to notice what a difference the adjustments were making in her life and started working for a chiropractor while Dr. Chaz was still in school, with the the intention of one day working along side him in their own clinic. Her favorite part about working in a Chiropractic office is getting to build relationships with the patients and their kids.; seeing them come in with aliments and being a part of their journey to health.
A few of Marilyn's favorite things: Going on hikes and camping with their 3 dogs, Ryder, Meeko, and Roo, or reading a good mystery book.
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.
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.
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.