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.
Health Coach, 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.
Front Desk Coordinator, Rene Hoffman
Hello Everyone! I'm Rene, the front desk coordinator here at Living Well Chiropractic & Massage and I can't wait to greet you with a smile. I am an energetic, people pleaser that looks forward to meeting new people. Prior to joining the Living Well team I worked in both dental and medical offices, including 8 years in the sleep industry.
Being an avid martial artist that has taught for over 30 years, I know the importance of keeping your body in tip-top shape. I also love to sing, so you may even hear a few verses while you are at your appointment!
I'll look forward to helping you.
East Asian Medical Practitioner, Tiffanie Yumang Sequoia
Tiffanie Yumang Sequoia is an East Asian Medical Practitioner. She holds her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine which she obtained from Bastyr University’s School of East Asian Medicine. She has national certification with the NCCAOM and Clean Needle Technique from th e CCAOM.
Her previous clinical experience includes treating patients with acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Rainier Park Medical Clinic, Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Center, International Medicine Clinic as well as Infectious Disease Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.
She has had great success in private practice treating digestive disorders, sleep dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, stress and mood disorders, pain and fatigue. She is particularly enthusiastic about disorders of the sensory system including neuropathy and pain. She has also mentored with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield in NYC receiving certification in facial rejuvenation acupuncture to integrate into her treatments and help moderate the natural effects of aging.
She has lived in Germany and attended TCM Kongress and met with several internationally recognized acupuncturists and herbalist for study and case review. She is always interested in continuing her education and is in the process of completing her doctorate through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
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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