Gonstead Chiropractor / Clinic Director
Dr. Todd grew up in Southern California, where he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles in 2003. He practiced in Albuquerque New Mexico at Gonstead Chiropractic from 2003- 2012, where he quickly built one of the largest corrective care practices in New Mexico.
Dr. Zach completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. He’s earned over 200 hours of Gonstead clinical studies, technique, and X-ray analysis. He’s also received an Advanced certification from the International Board of Extremity Chiropractors. In his spare time, he’s an avid athlete who loves to train and exercise daily, and lives with his wife and two daughters.
Dani was born and raised in Southern California. When she started a family of her own, she moved to Idaho. Originally Dani’s plan was to continue her softball career into college & eventually play for team USA. Her dream was to have her name on her own softball bat! Graduating high school, a year before her class, she decided to take a medical assisting course to continue her education until heading off to college. She was the only student in her class to intern for a chiropractic office, and the rest is history. Dani has been working with chiropractors from California & Idaho for 16 years. She is passionate about educating others on the benefits of regular chiropractic care. When Dani is not at the office, she is a chaos coordinator for her 7 kids, 2 puppies & husband!
My name is Aliyah Mendez and I was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. I grew up enjoying the outdoors, and spend a good portion of my time camping, fishing, hiking and anything that keeps me outside and active. I work the front desk at Gonstead and enjoy the atmosphere that is created here by my fellow employees and patients. I am passionate about exercise and being active whenever possible. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind and being active creates a balance in my life. I love to learn and try new things that take me out of my comfort zone and allow me to grow.
Front Office / Traction
Jelena was born and raised in Fruitland, Idaho. Currently residing with her family in the Boise area, Jelena also has an extensive background in customer service including being a successful Assistant Manager in Oregon and Idaho. She enjoys being outdoors with her family when she is not at the clinic and tries spending time camping or hunting whenever possible. Leading to her employment at Gonstead, Jelena came aboard the clinic nearly a year ago. She loves getting to know each and every person coming into the clinic and does whatever she can to make sure everyone is comfortable. She is experienced in running the front desk at the clinic, making appointments, placing patients into traction, and many other areas of the clinic as well. Jelena cheerfully stated , “My favorite part of working at this clinic is watching patients improvement over the course of their care, it’s astonishing to see the difference after consistent treatment.”
Audrey grew up in Eagle, Idaho and went on to graduate from the University of Idaho with a degree in Exercise Science and Health and a minor in Pre-health Studies. She is passionate about holistic health, nutrition, and addressing the root cause of every issue. She has experience as an Anatomy Lab Teaching Assistant and Human Performance Lab Research Assistant, and her ultimate goal is to attend Physician’s Assistant School in a few years. Audrey loves staying active with things like backpacking and playing volleyball, and if she had to eat only one food for the rest of her life it would be watermelon.
Exercise Therapist / Traction
Emily was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on Fort Wainwright Airforce base. Both parents were active Military service members. “We moved to Boise shortly after I was born and grew up out in Kuna, Idaho with my younger brother. Graduating high school in 2017, I went on and have been working as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the past 4 and a half years working in numerous facilities around Boise. Working for Gonstead Spine & Wellness has been amazing and has helped me decide where I want my career to take me. My favorite part about my job is how much I’m learning every day and the patient interaction I get on a daily basis.”
Doctor Assistant / New Patient Coordinator
Jenna was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Idaho to attend Boise State University in 2017. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and aspires to become a Physician Assistant. In 2019, Jenna went on a two week medical mission to Kenya and discovered her passion to work in areas with inadequate access to care. Looking to expand her knowledge and experience in the health care field, she was welcomed on to the GSW team as Dr. Todd’s clinical assistant. She enjoys working for GSW because she gets to see firsthand how the Gonstead method combined with CBP and Functional Movement work synergistically to provide optimal care and treatment for patients. In her free time, Jenna enjoys kayaking, reading, camping with her husband and spending time with their 2 dogs.
Heather is an Idaho Native, raised in Boise. She loves all things outdoors and is a travel enthusiast. She enjoys reading and learning all things wholeistic health and wellness. Her passion is helping others to become the healthiest happiest version of themselves through alternative techniques of healing the mind, body, and spirit. She is a certified Reiki Master and has been practicing for 2 years now. She plans to study integrative health and become a coach, further helping others in any and all ways that she can. She is very excited to be a part of the GSW team to further gain experience and knowledge in additional modalities of healing the body.
Exercise Therapist / Personal Trainer
David grew up in the small town of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, where he played sports and ran around exploring all that Idaho nature has to offer. He spent 7 years in Pennsylvania, going to Penn State to earn his Associates’ Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. David worked in Pennsylvania as a PTA and wellness assistant for a while, but his experiences lead him to pursue his certificate as a personal trainer, which brought him back to Idaho. He now gets to take care of the wonderful patients at Gonstead Spine & Wellness and once again take advantage of Idaho’s nature scene by climbing, running, and spending time out in the open with his wife.