Our Team

Advance Health and Wellness Centre is a team of knowledgeable and skilled professionals looking to empower and mentor people’s lives by helping them achieve their highest health potential. A.H.A.W is an integrated health clinic, providing patients with a holistic and functional approach. By collaborating as a team, we hope to deliver what works best for you. 

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Paige Benning

Registered Massage Therapist

Paige completed her schooling at the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy, graduating in 2017. Playing a wide variety of sports, from soccer to lacrosse and swimming to golf, Paige has always had an interest in injury rehabilitation. 

During her time at WCCMT Paige completed a 2 year practicum in the student clinic, as well as multiple out-reach programs...

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Kari Thompson

Registered Massage Therapist

Kari graduated in 2011 with a Degree in Human Kinetics: Kinesiology and Health Sciences from the University of British Columbia. Her true passion is to help others when it comes to health and wellness. She realizes that everyone is different and focuses her sessions on safe exercise techniques specific to their needs and goals.

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Katarina Kuba

Registered Massage Therapist

Katarina graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She focuses primarily on trigger point release, maintenance and preventative care through active release and stretching. She will help bring you back to doing what you love to do by working with any pain, injuries, palsy and stress you may present with.

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Tommy Danielowski

Clinic Director, Registered Massage Therapist

Tommy Danielowski is a graduate of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Tommy enjoys treating patients with the methods he has acquired such as, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial technique, strengthening/stretching and helpful patient education.

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Samantha (Sam) Soares

Registered Massage Therapist

Samantha graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy developing a great interest in deep tissue massage, stretching, and sport rehabilitation. Applying her knowledge as both an RMT and fitness trainer allows her to make sure her patients understand their treatment plan and where their pain is coming from. She is always looking for the safest and most effective way to help a patient rehabilitate and get back on track with what they ...

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Brandon McDonald

Registered Massage Therapist

Brandon graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in December of 2018. During his time at school he experienced working with a variety of patients including athletes at UBC, spinal cord injuries at GF strong rehabilitation hospital and patients with Multiple sclerosis.

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Dr. Shirtina Quon D.C

Chiropractor

Dr. Shirtina Quon was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, as a Doctor of Chiropractic and was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Prior to moving to Portland, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with Certificates in Health and Fitness Studies and Applied Human Nutrition. 

Dr. Quon believes that chiropractic care can benefit everyone...

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Jayten Patel

Physiotherapist

Jayten completed his Bachelors of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University where he built a solid background in exercise prescription and sports performance. He has a very unique treatment approach by making rehab exercises fun and spends a lot of time educating his patients, knowing that the key to exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle is making activities enjoyable and meaningful to the patient.

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Dr. Li Ma

Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist

Li Ma is a Registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist, who graduated from PCU College of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby. She offers acupuncture, Tuina manual therapy (Chinese Massage), moxibustion, cupping, scraping and traditional Chinese herbal medicine to alleviate various pains and treat other internal diseases such as mental conditions, digestive and respiratory system disorders, women’s health, etc.

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Benjamin Van der Goes

Kinesiologist

Benjamin is a registered kinesiologist with BCAK and has graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2017 with a degree in Kinesiology and exercise science. Benjamin’s love for sport and activity brought him into studying kinesiology and furthering his understanding of physical health.

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Mack Pokocky

Personal Trainer

Mack is a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer. He is passionate about helping others attain a state of health and wellness for their bodies and believes a team approach of practitioners is the best way to achieve this. He has worked in the fitness industry for over five years with certifications in personal training and functional movement screening.

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Kaylee Williams

Administrative Assistant

Being involved in competitive sports and dance since at a young age, Kaylee has always had a passion for health and fitness. Kaylee is also passionate about helping others which led her to pursue a career in the Health Sciences. Kaylee is now in her 2nd year at Langara College and is enrolled in the Kinesiology program, she will be transferring to UBC in 2020 to complete her Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. Kaylee enjoys hiking in the summer, and skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.

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Callie Anderson

Administrative Apprentice

Callie works part time as an administrative assistant and is currently in the Future Teachers program at Douglas College; she aspires to teach elementary school. Callie was a competitive dancer for fourteen years at K&S Dance Productions, where she now teaches tap, jazz, and hip-hop. In her spare time, Callie enjoys hiking, travelling, and attending barre classes.

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Marina Malz

Administrative Assistant

Marina has always been an advocate for an active lifestyle--whether it’s going kayaking, hiking, camping, skiing or snowshoeing, Marina’s love for the outdoors has inspired her to take advantage of our beautiful terrain and explore BC. Marina is currently pursing a career in Nursing.

 
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Paige Benning

Registered Massage Therapist

Paige's bio coming.

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Charlene Chen

Registered Massage Therapist

Charlene's bio coming.

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Katarina Kuba

Registered Massage Therapist

Katarina graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She focuses primarily on trigger point release, maintenance and preventative care through active release and stretching. She will help bring you back to doing what you love to do by working with any pain, injuries, palsy and stress you may present with.

Read more about Katarina

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Kari Thompson

Registered Massage Therapist

Kari graduated in 2011 with a Degree in Human Kinetics: Kinesiology and Health Sciences from the University of British Columbia. Her true passion is to help others when it comes to health and wellness. She realizes that everyone is different and focuses her sessions on safe exercise techniques specific to their needs and goals.

Read more about Kari

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Tommy Danielowski

Clinic Director, Registered Massage Therapist

Tommy Danielowski is a graduate of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Tommy enjoys treating patients with the methods he has acquired such as, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial technique, strengthening/stretching and helpful patient education.

Read more about Tommy

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Jayten Patel

Physiotherapist

Jayten completed his Bachelors of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University where he built a solid background in exercise prescription and sports performance. He has a very unique treatment approach by making rehab exercises fun and spends a lot of time educating his patients, knowing that the key to exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle is making activities enjoyable and meaningful to the patient.

Read more about Jayten

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Dr. Li Ma

Registered Dr. of Traditional Medicine, Acupuncturist

Li Ma is a Registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist, who graduated from PCU College of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby. She offers acupuncture, Tuina manual therapy (Chinese Massage), moxibustion, cupping, scraping and traditional Chinese herbal medicine to alleviate various pains and treat other internal diseases such as mental conditions, digestive and respiratory system disorders, women’s health, etc.

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Benjamin Van der Goes

Kinesiologist

Benjamin is a registered kinesiologist with BCAK and has graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2017 with a degree in Kinesiology and exercise science. Benjamin’s love for sport and activity brought him into studying kinesiology and furthering his understanding of physical health.

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Mack Pokocky

Personal Trainer

Mack is a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer. He is passionate about helping others attain a state of health and wellness for their bodies and believes a team approach of practitioners is the best way to achieve this. He has worked in the fitness industry for over five years with certifications in personal training and functional movement screening.

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Sabrina DeSaulnier

Administrative Apprentice

Sabrina grew up in Port Coquitlam. At the age of 3, Sabrina started her dance career, which brought her opportunities such as attending The National Ballet School of Canada and Ballet Chicago. Her current interests include horseback riding and promoting health awareness amongst peers. Sabrina’s goal is to learn and grow as a representative of Advance Health and Wellness Centre.

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Kaylee Williams

Administrative Assistant

Being involved in competitive sports and dance since at a young age, Kaylee has always had a passion for health and fitness. Kaylee is also passionate about helping others which led her to pursue a career in the Health Sciences. Kaylee is now in her 2nd year at Langara College and is enrolled in the Kinesiology program, she will be transferring to UBC in 2020 to complete her Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. Kaylee enjoys hiking in the summer, and skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.


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Callie Anderson

Administrative Apprentice

Callie works part time as an administrative assistant and is currently in the Future Teachers program at Douglas College; she aspires to teach elementary school. Callie was a competitive dancer for fourteen years at K&S Dance Productions, where she now teaches tap, jazz, and hip-hop. In her spare time, Callie enjoys hiking, travelling, and attending barre classes. Callie also involved in the musical theatre community in the lower mainland, some of her favourite production credits include Purity in Anything Goes (RCMT), Rosie in Cabaret (RCMT), and was part of the ensemble in Mary Poppins (TUTS) and Singing In the Rain (RCMT). Callie is excited to learn and experience everything new that this job will bring.

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Marina Malz

Administrative Assistant

Marina has always been an advocate for an active lifestyle--whether it’s going kayaking, hiking, camping, skiing or snowshoeing, Marina’s love for the outdoors has inspired her to take advantage of our beautiful terrain and explore BC. Marina is currently pursing a career in Nursing.