Meet the Team

Please Meet Our Practitioners:

Christian Reichardt, DC

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractor

Christian Reichardt, DC, is a highly trusted care provider for patients in Yucca Valley, California. With more than 35 years of experience in the chiropractic field, Dr. Reichardt, DC, has the knowledge and skill needed to help patients with conditions like peripheral neuropathy, headache, pinched nerve, and other pain-causing conditions. Dr. Reichardt, DC, offers specialized testing and comprehensive analysis to ensure that each patient gets an optimal recovery and wellness plan. His welcoming and friendly demeanor help patients feel comfortable and energized about improving their health.

Dr. Reichardt, DC, earned his chiropractic degree in 1983 and launched his first practice the following year. In 1986, Dr. Reichardt, DC, followed his passion for sports injury care to become one of the first US chiropractors to be certified as a chiropractic sports physician. Dr. Reichardt, DC, is a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.

Currently, Dr. Reichardt, DC, serves as the staff chiropractor for the Los Angeles Ballet Company. He previously acted as staff chiropractor for the 3-on-3 Hoop it Up basketball competition, and he’s also worked with multiple US Olympic teams, the Professional Golfers Association of America, and the United States Golf Fitness Association™ .

Dr. Juan-Pablo Rivera

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Rivera graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree – Cell & Molecular Biology from Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR in 2014.

He then went on to receive his doctor of chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health sciences in Whittier California in 2018.

His hobbies include photography, basketball and volleyball.

Joshua Slone

Rehab Lead & EP-C

Josh went to school at Concordia St. Paul and has since been a Certified Personal Trainer for almost 4 years and is also a certified Health Coach and Exercise Physiologist.

Josh has a passion for helping patients “Move Well and Live Well” by addressing the root causes of health conditions. When Josh isn’t helping people discover their ability to heal, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs. He also enjoys art, music, and laughing with friends.

Shawn Matteke


Shawn oversees the Center For Health’s Functional Medicine Program. He has been working as a certified trainer for ever 10 years, has been a pilates instructor for 5, and is also a Nutritional Health Coach. 
Sean got his certificates from International Sports Science Association. 
Allen Hayes

Massage Therapist

Allen is originally from South Carolina. In 2000, he joined the Marine Corps and was transferred to the 29 palms base. He saw combat in Iraq 2003 to 2004. He has been a Morongo basin resident ever since leaving the Marine Corps.

He has been interested in massage therapy since 2003 and completed his 500 in our professional massage therapy license training in 2017. He has been working at the Center for Health ever since, and he is a favorite among all of our patients.

Will Stevensen

Neuromuscular Therapist

Will is a Neuromuscular Sports Massage Therapist and Health Educator. He is a Certified Myofacial Release Expert, Trigger Point Specialist, NKT Therapist, and Sports Enhancement, Maintenance, and Injury Prevention Specialist.

He graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2011 and has been practicing for 12 years.

In his spare time he enjoys building things, woodworking, and getting into nature.

Christian Reymundo Cruz

Back Office Assistant

Christian is a desert native and has spent his life interested in keeping the body active and learning how it works. He currently has his Massage Therapy Certificate, and is enrolled at the College of the Desert to study Kinesiology.  He used to work at a high-end spa in Desert Hot Springs before he came to join the team in Yucca Valley.  Christian loves to stay active by playing soccer and going on hikes.

Please Meet Our Staff:

Coco Kelpin

Case Manager

Coco has lived in the desert since summer 2020. She has decades of experience as a Business Manager and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2016.

Lynette Eliades

Front Desk/Billing Specialist

Lynette was born and raised in Yucca Valley and has been working in the medical field as a billing/front desk specialist for the last 25 years.

Marianne Perez

Front Desk

Marianne has been with our facility since Spring 2022.

Shannon Brunk

Front Desk

Shannon was born and raised in Yucca Valley and has been working in the medical front desk arena for many years.

Roy Felton

Veteran Affairs

Roy grew up in Chicago and resided there until 2010 when he joined the Marine Corps.  He then moved to 29 Palms to finish his service. He then started going to school in Cathedral City where he got his Massage Therapy Certificate. 
He is also the Center for Health’s VA Representative, making sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes. In his free time, Roy likes to spend his time bowling with family and friends, going hiking, and playing baseball.