Madison was born and raised here in Boise Idaho. She is currently attending classes at The College of Western Idaho, with goals of soon entering nursing school. During her childhood Madison was more of a homebody and preferred to spend time indoors, as she continues to grow she has found enjoyment meeting new people and spending time outdoors exploring nature’s beauty. She is glad to have the opportunity to work at Gonstead Spine and Wellness assisting others improve their lives and making even simple tasks and movements easy and pain free for patients.
April grew up in a tiny town in Idaho known as NuAcres on an orchard farm. She moved to Oregon 3 years ago and currently commutes all the way to Meridian to provide exceptional care to our patients! April is a Certified Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and an Associates in Management and Accounting. When April is not assisting other achieve proper functional movement patterns, she enjoys spending time with her significant other and their pets relaxing at home or out exploring the wilderness.
CC was born and raised in Notus, ID. She graduated from Stevens-Henager College with a Medical Assistant’s degree in April of 2016. She enjoys working at GSW because of all the amazing changes that she has been able to witness. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time outside surfing, wake boarding, and fishing.
Kayla Palmer has been working at Gonstead Spine and Wellness since December 2017 and is the Chiropractic Assistant. She finished college with her Associates in Medical Specialties at Stevens-Henager and is working on getting her Medical Assistant certification. She is CPR and first aid certified.
Andrew grew up on a small dairy farm just outside of Filer, ID, where he spent most of his time playing sports. At an early age, he developed a passion for health and fitness, and has since devoted his time to improving the the health and wellbeing of others. Andrew played baseball at Doane College in Nebraska before transferring to The College of Idaho, where he received his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a minor psychology. He is currently a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer at Crunch Fitness in Caldwell, ID. On a daily basis, Andrew helps people transform their lives and improve their overall health. One of the main reasons that he enjoys working at GSW is because he gets to help people return to a pain free, functional life – something that he took for granted until he suffered a severe knee injury that required surgery. When he’s not working, Andrew can be found exercising, exploring the outdoors, watching baseball, woodworking, or spending time with friends and family.
Brandi, an Idaho native was raised in Fruitland, Idaho. Upon graduation from high school Brandi entered the United States Army Serving as a Combat Medic for 9 years. During that time she traveled the United States and the globe working as a line medic, cast/orthopedic tech, anesthesia tech and Health Care NCO. She is currently a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. She enjoys working at GSW because she gets to see the transformation of lives through the means of chiropractic care. When not working Brandi enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, family and friends.
Sam was born in St. Mary’s, Georgia on Kings Bay Naval Base. When he was 5, His family moved from Texas up here to Idaho, where he grew up in Kuna. Sam was homeschooled up until high school and is a graduate of Kuna High School. During high school, he was involved in the sports med program through Boise State and also the CNA program through CWI. He has many internship hours with Rehab Authority and also Ogata Chiropractic. Sam spent a year at Lewis Clark State College where he studied Exercise Science with a minor in Sports psychology. He is currently studying Exercise Therapy through International Sports Science Association and is expected to graduate in spring 2019. In his free time, Sam enjoys going on hikes, photography, spending time with family and friends, and bible studies with his girlfriend.
Tony has worked in the health and fitness industry since 2001. His entry into the world of fitness began with martial arts, but quickly diverged into strength training as well as yoga. After a mentor introduced him to kettlebells in 2003, his passion for those huge chunks of iron quickly grew, and he received his national kettlebell certification from Master Instructor Pavel Tsatsouline in 2003. He also holds several other fitness certifications including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, The National Council of Strength & Fitness, and Precision Nutrition.