Meet The Team

Dr. Marnie Hansen

Chiropractor & Owner

Dr. Marnie Hansen’s mission is to guide individuals on a path toward optimum health through chiropractic, lifestyle and wellness education. She is passionate about making meaningful and lasting connections in the community, shifting and expanding paradigms and creating a positive healing environment in which patients may become empowered to take charge of their health.

As a child, Dr. Hansen began her lifelong health education as a competitive athlete, excelling in gymnastics, basketball, track, and volleyball. She began competing as a snowboarder in her late teens and by her early 20’s she was learning about the body in an entirely different field- acting, where she learned postural, breathing and other body awareness techniques to help her with theatre and film performance, as well as life in general.

After years of athletic and theatre performance, Dr. Hansen switched her focus to the healing arts and began her Chiropractic training at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR, where she completed her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. She sees the body as a dynamic instrument that if well tuned, and tuned into wellness, will play well for life. She believes that regular Chiropractic care, along with a happy and healthy lifestyle, is the best way to give the body the optimum vitality that it was born to have!

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Patricia Kanaley

Front Desk Extraordinaire

Patricia has a family back ground in the health and administration world. She grew up with her father working in many different hospitals and this left her with an eager appetite to help others in wellness! Originally from California, she attended a training institute in 2013, to become a Pharmacy Technician. While learning about pharmaceuticals, it made her realize she wanted to focus on a more natural path to wellness. She was always very active in sports and hiking, and when that was put on hold, due to a car accident, she realized that there really is no one fix pill for wellness.

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Kari Payne

Rehab Director

To Kari, exercise is an important, meaningful part of daily living. Although our schedules are busy, she believes exercise should be incorporated to become routine. Kari is an ardent supporter that exercise can prevent health problems and improve quality of life, and she looks forward to helping everyone achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.

Kari’s love of fitness started at an early age with team sports. She grew up playing volleyball, basketball and soccer, and since then has added snowboarding, surfing, running and yoga. A native Canadian, she ran her own personal training business in the Vancouver area for six years before moving to Seattle, working with a wide variety of clients.
Kari loves to craft, read health books (non-fiction, of course!) and travel around the world, particularly to Vancouver to visit friends and family.

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Alexandra Kulick, M.A., M.A.

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach; Ideal Protein Weight Management Program Director

A recent PNW transplant, Alex comes to the Fremont neighborhood from Manhattan, where she lived for 12 years, working in sales and business development. After discovering her passion for nutrition, along with her unwavering desire to help people, she became certified as a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Alex is thrilled to join the FSW team to provide patients and clients with a comprehensive, and most importantly, personalized approach to wellness. She believes that the multi-pronged, integrative paradigm embraced by FSW is the only way to truly support our patient community in their pursuit of health and vibrancy.

Outside the office, Alex can be found hiking any of the Greater Seattle area trails, and basically doing anything active and outdoors. She also loves to backpack to exotic locales, visit friends and family around the country, ski, scuba dive, and show people around her amazing new city!

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Traci Thompson

Licensed Massage Practitioner

A graduate of Port Townsend School of Massage in 2006, Traci has been helping people to heal naturally ever since. Traci suffered from frequent headaches for years, and her love for Chiropractic started in 2011 after her first adjustment while doing massage therapy in a Chiropractic office in Southern California. She was in awe that the pain she’d dealt with for so long seemed to disappear instantly. She always had a passion for natural healing through massage, healthy diet and exercise, and was now SO excited that she could add Chiropractic to that passion as well.  She now sees massage and chiropractic going hand-in-hand – both great on their own, but even better together. She continued doing massage work at that office for six years before returning home to Seattle and joining the Fremont Spine & Wellness team.  In her free time, Traci enjoys cooking healthy meals, reading thrillers, and traveling to new places as often as she can.
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