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Meet the Whole Family Chiropractors Team

Alexa Manza, Operations and PI Manager

Alexa was a patient for 2 years before coming to work for Dr. Paris and had been an integral part of the team for over 6 years. She believes in the whole body healing of chiropractic and liked the clinic and the doctor so much she talked herself into a job. She found herself wearing many hats, like IT, maintenance, billing, staffing, web guru, shopper, etc. and eventually became the executive assistant and operations manager. In late 2017 her husband Pete was offered a new job in London, England. Alexa and their son moved in early 2018. Lucky for us, they just returned in late October and you can find her in the office every day!

Alexa Manza, Operations and PI Manager

Silke Mendez, Lead Chiropractic Assistant

Join us in welcoming our new Lead CA, Silke! (Pronounced Silk-ah.) Silke is originally from Germany, but grew-up in San Antonio where she graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Health Education. She has called Austin home for the past five years and YES – she speaks both German and Spanish!

She has worked as a health + wellness coach for eight years and brings extensive knowledge of holistic and functional health. A great fit for our practice and patients alike! She also has training in biometrics, nutrition, insurance verification, billing, and x-ray.

In her free time, Silke loves…and we mean really, really LOVES live music and sporting events. So much so, that she works part-time as security at venues around town so she can enjoy those shows for free. She and her family enjoy spending time together watching movies, cooking, playing with their dog Booboo, and being outdoors. Her son is a Senior this year and she is soaking up every last minute with him!

Silke Mendez

Katharine Bills, Chiropractic Assistant

Katharine Bills was born in Houston but has traveled extensively. Her mother was a teacher and decided to home school her by having her learn around the world. Being young and beautiful, Kat came to RejuvaWell as a patient. Though she was already beautiful, we agreed to help her along just a wee bit more. She was so excited by her treatments here, that she asked if she could intern, just to learn. Then, unfortunately, she got into a car accident and became a chiropractic patient. So obviously, she wanted to learn everything about chiropractic and has now become an integral part of the team. She is trained as a chiropractic and medical assistant, CPR, and BLS certified for health care providers, and is learning x-ray. She does great DermaSweep, Fire & Ice, and AquaGold facial treatments as well as being certified to perform all of our body sculpting services.

In her spare time, Kat enjoys sleeping and eating. No really, she does! But she also likes to spend time learning all about chiropractic and aesthetics and has now decided this is the profession she will pursue in her future. We are thrilled to have her with us.

Katharine Bills, Chiropractic Assistant

Nikki Ack, Chiropractic Assistant

We are so glad to have Nikki join our team! She has lots of chiropractic experience and has only recently moved to Austin from Colorado. Nikki also has worked in HR, Recruiting & Staffing, and been both an Executive Assistant and Chiropractic Office manager. She has also trained to be a
Certified Nurse Assistant and attended the University of Colorado majoring in Business and Human Resource Management.

In her spare time, which we anticipate she will now have less of, she enjoys kayaking with her husband, hiking with her dog *and *her husband and is constantly studying world events, human psychology, astrology and she honestly aspires to help heal the world

Nikki Ack

Anna Suarez, LMT

Anna Suarez, born here in Austin Texas; has lived in Houston, Dallas, San Jose, Philadelphia. Los Angeles and Mexico City. She has worked as a teacher, bus driver, stay-at-home mom (her favorite), and various office positions. As a child, Anna was raised within an atmosphere of healers. Her grandfather, who immigrated to this country from the Canary Islands, was a healer and lecturer. Her other grandfather, Dr. Roy E. LeMond, D.C., was a Palmer graduate and practiced in Austin.

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He and his fellow “quack-opractors”, as they were referred to in those days, were instrumental in lobbying the 51st legislation to pass and enact the bill that created the first Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; he held license #10. In addition, Anna has had 3 aunts, a great uncle, and her mom’s brother who all were practicing chiropractors. You could say Anna had a well-adjusted childhood! Finding herself at a career crossroads, a friend who knew Anna’s propensity to sense tension in a person’s body and want to do something to alleviate that tension, suggested she attend massage school. Since 1992 she has been relieving aches and pains and facilitating healing ever since. Her continuing education includes, but is not limited to: pre-natal massage, cranial sacral therapy, acupressure, reflexology and neuromuscular therapy. She has worked with some of the best chiropractors in clinical settings as well as maintaining a thriving private practice with many clients she has seen for over 12 years. Anna is excited to be working with Dr. Paris, Dr. Fisher, the other massage therapists, and all the wonderful women in the front office. It is truly a great healing facility.

Anna Suarez, LMT

Julie Wortman, LMT

Julie Wortman, LMT, comes to Austin as a transplant from Massachusetts. She has been a massage therapist since 2006 and her concentration has always been towards a therapeutic approach using focused, specific work for injuries and muscle restrictions while keeping in mind the interconnections of body mechanics. Julie enjoys watching a client improve over the course of their sessions, and knowing she has made a difference in their lives. She is happy to join Whole Family Chiropractors where she is able to use a team approach to health and healing. READ MORE ABOUT JULIE »

When not in the clinic helping patients feel their best, Julie can be found on nature trails with her two Australian Shepherds or cooking at home with her husband. She has also been a florist since 2004, and currently helps brides’ floral dreams become reality.
Julie Wortman, LMT

Rick Pinette, LMT

New to us but NOT to clinical therapy with 20 years experience. We are thrilled to have him join our team. Come see for yourself. Call us today to get on his schedule.

Rick Pinette

Marisol López, Girl Friday

Marisol is an Austin native and proudly Puerto Rican. She has seven older siblings, and is a mother of three.

Marisol loves food, but she is also training for a marathon, so it balances out. You may see her wearing some pretty wild make up because she is an artist both on her face and on canvas. She is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.

Marisol spent time with us as an extern completing her certification in medical billing and coding. We liked her so much and she liked us, that we made her permanent!

Marisol López, Girl Friday

Max and Margo

Max and Margo are Dr. Paris’ kids. They have been adjusted since birth and have also been helping their mother for many years. Currently, they both pass out fliers, sort mail, model exercises for video and listen to Dr. Paris talk about various business issues and physical conditions. They have very good insights and are learning many things about being a chiropractor and running a business. A few times a week they make dinner and have it ready for Mom when she comes home from work.

Max, Margo and Dr. Paris

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Max is 14 and in the 8th grade. His extracurricular interests include video editing, basketball and accumulating shoes. Max actively works in the office by editing video and photos, suggesting Facebook copy and coming up with ideas to make patients more comfortable; researching colored water cups, creating music playlists, suggesting toys for kids. His other passions include clothing and shoes. (No idea where he got that.) Margo is 11 and in 6th grade. She has been actively learning Quickbooks and helping upload and download transactions as well as reconciling the monthly financial reports. Soon she will be managing the accounting for Whole Family Chiropractors. Margo also helps with playlists and copywriting. She is an exceptional writer of fiction stories and enjoys Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, and clothes.

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