Meet Our Team at Living Well Chiropractic & Massage
Chiropractor Brian Kovara D.C.
My name is Dr. Brian Kovara and I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. I was introduced to chiropractic care at age 20, (1994), following a severe injury to my lower back. After my father referred me to a chiropractor who had helped him, I was able to move from being barely-able-to-walk to resuming my active lifestyle as an athlete. It was then that I knew I wanted be a doctor of chiropractic. I enrolled at Northwestern College of Chiropractic and graduated in November 2000 when I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Biology as well as my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
After graduation, I spent about a decade practicing in Illinois and Wisconsin. I have had a great fondness for the Pacific Northwest since I was a child, so I feel blessed to finally be able to call this area my home and to improve the quality of lives in Kitsap County. I continue to take post graduate courses in sports medicine, spinal decompression, pediatrics and nutrition. My focus is on improving or restoring others to their fundamental vitality. I have a particular fondness for working with families, not just adults.
Being a father of three, I have a passion for keeping my children living well so they receive regular chiropractic adjustments. Of course being married to my brilliant and beautiful wife April makes everything in life better. We both embrace family time and being active in this community.
My other interests include being active in sports, biking and reading.
Office Manager, April Blanchard Kovara
My name is April Blanchard Kovara and I was raised in Illinois and have lived in Texas, California, Wisconsin and Washington. I am so blessed to be working each and everyday with my husband Brian to provide quality care to our community here on Bainbridge Island. It is a joy to get to know each of our patients and see them through their care. My favorite aspect of living in the Pacific Northwest is having access to so much natural beauty: mountains, rivers, lakes, ocean and every activity you can think of. I also don’t mind those rainier days that make it easy to cozy up with our kids and be lazy in front of the fire or a good movie.
Massage Therapist, Brigette Milne, LMP
My name is Brigette Milne and I grew up on Bainbridge Island and have lived here all my life. I acquired my training from The Massage School at the Cortiva Institute in Seattle, Washington. I’ve been working with Living Well since 2012. I’m trained in diverse methods: Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular and Sports Rehab Massage. I am so happy that I can stay here on the island and help local families take care of themselves and feel better in their bodies. When I’m not working at Living Well, I’m hiking with friends and family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Medical Office Specialist, Valerie Teeter, LMT
Hi! My name is Valerie Jo. I have been passionate about the health and wellness field since I was 6 years old. As a child, I dreamed of being the Physician of the Seattle Seahawks! After graduating high school in California, I earned a Medical Assistant Diploma and afterwards joined the military, serving in the United States Air Force as a Medical Administrator from 1997-2003.
In 2012, I returned to school and earned a Diploma as a Licensed Massage Therapist. In 2013, I moved back to California where I concentrated on raising my 2 children, Siler and Saige, and I pursued being an Entrepreneur in the Health and Wellness field. I also attended a Community College in Health & Wellness with a desire to become a Wellness Coach.
Upon returning to Washington in 2017, I also returned to the workforce, joining the Living Well team in April. Joining this team has been a life changing experience and one I will be eternally grateful for!
|Monday||9:00am - 1:00pm|
3:00pm - 6:00pm
|Tuesday||2:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 1:00pm|
3:00pm - 6:00pm
|Friday||9:00am - 1:00pm|
3:00pm - 6:00pm