About Our Staff

Administration

Danielle Witkowski, Co-Owner, Clinic Director

Danielle began working at Medical Massage Center in 2009 and she and her husband, Shawn took ownership of the business in January of 2011 when the original owners decided to retire.  As a passionate advocate of integrative therapies and community health and wellness, Danielle enjoys working alongside the caring and talented providers of Colorado Wellness Group and Medical Massage Center.

Having a degree in Behavioral Science, Danielle recognizes the links between the mind and body.  She brought her long-time vision of establishing Colorado Wellness Group as the complete wellness center to life – offering a variety of both physical and mental health services.  Danielle is extremely enthusiastic about her work and offers the highest possible quality of treatment to anyone who walks through the door.  She not only assures that clients receive excellent care, but also educates them on health and wellness – giving them the ability to live their lives more fully and in vibrant health.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys being outdoors, running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.  She enjoys living in beautiful Colorado with her husband, son, and two dogs.

 

Karlene Valencia, Office Manager

Karlene Valencia has worked in the medical field for many years. She began as a school teacher and then transitioned to medical office management. Karlene has managed Physical Therapy, Oncology/Hematology and OB/GYN offices in both Colorado and New Mexico. She likes to spend her free time with family, friends, her dog and working with glass-both stained glass and fused glass.

Bethany Campbell, Front Desk Coordinator

Bethany attended New Mexico State University with a major in emergency medical services. After moving to Colorado, she went to school and became a licensed nail technician. Bethany is passionate about animals, so much so that she started a dog biscuit company. She bakes treats for her dogs quite frequently. Occasionally she bakes for her husband as well. Bethany also enjoys trying out new homemade soap recipes, and occasionally new food recipes. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her husband, dogs, family and friends.

 

Massage Therapists

Amelia Cruz,B.S., L.M.T., NCMT

Amelia was born and raised in Littleton. She went to the University of Wyoming and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. After graduating, she attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. While at BCMT, she focused on sports and orthopedic styles of massage. She became a registered massage therapist as well as a nationally certified massage therapist in October 2010.

In her free time, she loves to play volleyball, go to the mountains, and spend time with family and friends.

 

Tiesha von Kaenel, AOS, LMT

Tiesha von Kaenel is a licensed and registered massage therapist, professionally trained in a broad scope of Western, European, and Eastern massage modalities. Some of her areas of training are Neuromuscular, Integrative Swedish, Intra-Oral/TMJ dysfunction, Pre/Post-natal, and Aromatherapy. She graduated in June of 2010 from the Colorado School of Healing Arts with her CMT certification. She earned her AOS Degree in September of 2011. Her education and passion toward whole body healing make her an excellent therapist. She is qualified and capable of working with the variety of dysfunctions our clients suffer from.

Specialized education in the following areas: Lymphatic Drainage; used to reduce pain and swelling from injury or surgery, detoxification, reduce fine lines/wrinkles and dark circles, and improve immune function. (Nicely complimented with Aromatherapy.)

Cranial-Sacral; used to align the central nervous system, improving immune function and mental clarity, balancing skeletal system, improving flow and health of nourishing fluids surrounding the brain, sacrum, and spinal column. (Can be helpful for treatment with Autism/Ausperger’s,TMJD, ADD/ADHD, migraine, virtigo, concussion, whiplash, Bells Palsy…)

Trauma Touch Therapy; a body-mind therapy used to empower people who have experienced trauma (ie. Physical or emotional abuse, witnessing violent acts, injury, surgery, loss of loved-one, PTSD sufferers…) to move forward physically and emotionally so that they may experience life more fully. (Done fully clothed in 10 sessions. Can be an adjunct to psychotherapy.)

**Please call with questions on how these specializations may help you.**

Other interests: Body-Mind and Nutrition therapies

 

Anne Kerr, LMT

Anne Kerr graduated from The Colorado School of Healing Arts,  June, 2012. She is also certified in infant massage.

Eager to continue her education and receive an AOS in sports massage therapy. She truly loves what she does and believes in helping people.

Other interests: Born and raised in Colorado, Anne has a passion for the outdoors and also loves kickboxing. She enjoys watching her children play lacrosse, baseball and football.

 

Karla Freitag, B.S., LMT, NCMT

An Illinois native, Karla graduated from Wheaton College in 1989 with a degree in Exercise Science.  Her passion for exercise, kinesiology and the older adult population led her to a retirement community where she taught exercise classes and did personal training for 18 years.  During that time, a love and respect for massage therapy took hold as she began to understand that wellness involves not only our physical needs of exercise and proper nutrition, but also the ability to care for our mental, social and spiritual needs.

In 2008, Karla became a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in Illinois.  She started her own private massage business as well as incorporating therapeutic massage to the wellness offerings at the retirement community.

Karla specializes in a variety of massage modalities including deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, joint mobilization/range of motion techniques, geriatric massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, and Ashi-Thai.

Her philosophy is to provide the gift of touch in an atmosphere that resembles a peaceful retreat.  The modalities used will be customized to fit the needs and choices of individual clients with the end goal of feeling rejuvenated and able to breathe more deeply as they leave.

Other personal interests include cycling, running, outdoor activities, strength training, and spending time with her husband and three boys.

 

Pamela Simmons, A.O.S., CNMT, LMT

Pam, a Colorado native, is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist with an Associates of Occupations Studies Degree in massage therapy from Colorado School of Healing Arts.  Within her A.O.S. studies she is also a certified Cranial Sacral Therapist and a certified Lymphatic Drainage Therapist.  Along with these certified modalities, she also has training in foot reflexology.  Within these modalities she specializes in T-Bar therapeutic treatment, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage and she has a background in sports massage, aromatherapy and healing touch.

Above all, Pam wishes to help her clients to relieve pain and provide them with an overall sense of well-being.

Before becoming a certified massage therapist, Pam worked in the financial planning industry; working with a financial advisor to write financial plans for clients.  She also managed varied office duties and client service along with training and managing office staff.

In her free time, Pam enjoys being in the outdoors; hiking, backpacking, canoeing and just enjoying nature with her family.  Family is important and she cherishes time spent with her family and friends.  She also likes to read when time is available and do some creative writing of her own.

 

Keith Wilson, L.M.T.

After working as a customer service representative for a number of years, Keith decided to apply his people skills in a different manner.  Realizing that massage is beneficial for relaxation and easing muscle tension, he knew if he could learn massage skills and techniques he would be able to help others.  Keith is a 2011 graduate of the Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood. He believes that by working slowly and deeply into tissue and fascia, massage therapy can loosen muscles, improve circulation and rage of motion.  Keith’s hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, and camping with his wife and friends.  He and his wife are also avid gardeners.