Meet the Providers
Dr. Alexandra Swenson-Ridley DC
Dr. Alexandra Swenson-Ridley, DC is a pediatric and perinatal focused chiropractor. She graduated from Life University in 2012, and has continued her training beyond chiropractic school through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Her focus in practice is not solely on chiropractic, but includes mentoring her clients in lifestyle and wellness education. This includes functional nutrition, detox, functional fitness, chiropractic and stress management techniques. Dr. Alex holds additional certifications as an Essential Oil coach, Doctor of Pastoral Medicine, and is working through additional training as a birth psychology educator in addition to pediatric and perinatal certification.
- International Chiropractic Pediatric Association 200 Certification Series, completed 2018
- Life University, Doctor of Chiropractic 2012
- The Colorado College, BA Comparative Literature 2007
Dr. Michael Sciortino, DC
Following his passion for adventure and helping others through chiropractic, Dr. Sciortino finally made his way to Alaska in 2013 after many years in the Midwest. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2002, specializing in athletic injuries, head aches and chronic low back pain. Dr. Sciortino worked in the restaurant and construction industry for years, but discovered working as a chiropractor with patients of all shapes and sizes was his true calling. Dr. Sciortino believes a patient’s health problems are as diverse as they are. This provides him with the opportunity to exercise his problem solving skills, which challenges him to be a better doctor each day.
- Missouri State University, Springfield, MO – Bachelor of Science in Operations Management
- Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO – Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
- Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO – Doctor of Chiropractic
Allison is a licensed Acupuncturist, originally from Portland, OR. She received her BA in history from Reed College in 1997, and her Masters Degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009. She is trained in Classical Five Element Acupuncture and is certified in both Herbal Medicine and Shiatsu Therapy. She moved to Fairbanks in 2016 and focuses her practice on Women’s Health, including fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care. She also specializes in pain relief, trauma recovery and mental/emotional wellness.
Debby Thomas, MPT
Debby Thomas is the only Stott Pilates Reformer physical therapist in the Fairbanks area and she brings a wealth of new knowledge for achieving core strength stability, transforming neurological injury and giving you the tools to stay strong and health without needing us as much! She treats everything from traumatic brain injuries, to sprained ankles, to helping you perfume your exercise routine correctly. She winters in Hawaii, and is therefore only with us from June – September so call and make an appointment today!
Terin Watson, LMT
Terin graduated from Alaska Community College as a therapeutic massage specialist in 2015. She specializes in trigger point therapy, prenatal & postpartum massage, and Swedish massage. She has lovingly been nicknamed the “mistress of pain” by some of our clients, and is our therapist with the deepest pressure and touch (though she does know how to back off when needed!) Outside of the office Terin stays busy with two kiddos, and enjoys fishing, hunting, archery and just about any other Alaska specific adventuring you can think of.
Diane Cryer, LMT
Diane graduated from the Denver Integrative Massage School and specializes in Thai yoga massage, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, trauma recovery and Swedish massage. Diane’s approach brings a somewhat lighter touch than Terin, but is still therapeutically gauged and still qualifies as “deep”. Diane also has training in Trauma Touch Therapy, which is an approach to getting in touch with ones physical manifestations of emotional and physical trauma through massage. Outside of the office Diane enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her recently retired husband, their children and grandchildren.
Tahnee Hoy, LMT
Tahnee studied massage therapy in California before migrating north. She brings her love and knowledge of fitness and prenatal work to her massages. Specializing in both deep tissue and prenatal work, her approach is all encompassing and therapeutic.
Ashley Lane, LMT, LYL, Level I Qigong Instructor
Ashley graduated from Everest College in Seattle, Washington in 2014. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Postpartum, and Swedish Massage. In addition to manual therapies, she has also studied and is certified as a Laughter Yoga Leader and a Level 1 Qigong Instructor. Outside of the office, Ashley loves spending time outdoors in nature, hiking and camping with her husband. In the wintertime, she stays cozy inside practicing art and cuddling cats.
Meet the Providers
Donna Crane, Office Manager
Donna joined our team in 2018, bringing with her laughter, joy and superior team management and organizational skills. We are blessed to have her on our team! In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and their two kids and two dogs.
Satya Pearl, Front Desk
Satya has been nicknamed the Sunshine Goddess of the office. She loves all people, and her sunshiny voice is usually the first thing to greet you when you call or come into the office. Satya also dabbles in photography, and is responsible for many of the photos you see on our site.
Brooke Clark, Front Desk
Brooke loves Life Sprout so much she joined our team part time despite having a full time job elsewhere as a CNA. If you spend enough time talking with her, you’ll find she’s got a hilarious sense of humor. Her type A personality keeps us all in check, and outside of the office she loves spending time with her husband and their dog.
Ivy Packee, Front Desk & Marketing
Ivy started with Life Sprout as a young patient, and has since grown into a highly efficient young woman with stellar customer service and marketing skills. She’s around more during the summer as she is completing high school, but is often behind much of our marketing ideas and creations. In her free time Ivy is a former Taekwondo Junior World Champion and still helps teach younger students.