MEET THE PEARSON & WEARY FAMILY
As chiropractors with over 30 years of experience in our community, we set out to build a practice dedicated to serving YOU. From the first call into the office, to your last visit, we want you to feel like you’re a part of the family. Quality, compassionate care is our mission around here, and every part of the Pearson & Weary family makes that mission possible!
Dr. Pearson has been in practice since 1982, and in Spokane since 1984. She has been co-owner of Pearson & Weary Clinics with her husband, Dr. Weary, since 1989. Beginning in 1986, Kelli joined Group Health Northwest as a clinician and director of chiropractic services, a position which continued for 14 years, before joining Dr. Weary full time. She has Diplomate certification in Chiropractic Orthopedics and is currently completing her certification in Chiropractic Occupational Health. She is full body certified in Active Release Technique as well as Graston Technique, two of the most effective soft tissue treatment strategies utilized in sports medicine today. Dr. Pearson has also enjoyed working with the Gonzaga Bulldogs from 1997 through 2019, as well as the Spokane Shock, our local arena football team since their inception in 2006.
For over 30 years, Dr. Pearson has been involved with state and national associations, working to improve patient access to chiropractic care, as well as raising the standards of practice for the profession. She has was even elected to serve on the past Board of Governors for the American Chiropractic Association, the premier national association of our profession. She has served two years as president of the Washington Chiropractic Association as well and has taught post-graduate neurology to chiropractors for over two decades. Dr. Pearson is passionate about helping people find their way back to health and raising the standards of care for patients in pain. She tries hard to embody the lifestyle and belief systems she teaches to others. To learn why Dr. Pearson chose to study as a Chiropractor, read this.
Kelli Pearson, DC, DABCO
Dana Weary, DC, DABCO
Dr. Weary has been in practice since 1982, arriving in Spokane after a 3-year internship in Los Angeles. In 1996, he was awarded a Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics, an advanced certification requiring three years of post-graduate study and board examination. He is full body certified in Active Release Technique, having begun training with Dr. Michael Leahy in 1998. He enjoys a very busy practice, treating patients of all ages and athletic ability, in part because of his strong relationship with dozens of physicians and other health care providers in Spokane and surrounding communities.
The career focus for Dr. Weary has been to help patients remove barriers to movement through identifying and mobilizing joint and soft tissue restriction, identifying and treating patterns of chronic muscular inhibition and then educating patients on how to maintain their new found mobility. In this pursuit, Dr. Weary has served as chair of the local chiropractic society for 5 years. While in Los Angeles, he assisted in hands-on training for other young doctors through the Motion Palpation Institute, and he is Certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Cox Flexion Distraction Technic and more recently, Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT).
Besides his work with his patients and co-managing Pearson & Weary Clinic with his wife, Dr. Pearson, with whom he shares a wonderful and adventurous life, Dr. Weary is passionate about staying fit, spending time with their two dogs, Booker and Wallace, and diving deep into the world of jazz guitar whenever possible.
Dr. Chance is a licensed chiropractor who specializes in Applied Kinesiology. He grew up in the small town of Troy, Montana where his love for the outdoors developed.
He attended Washington State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. There he studied the human body and biomechanics which has allowed him to be an expert on the body’s natural movement patterns. His graduate studies brought Chance to Dallas, Texas where he went to school at Parker University and that is where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Further graduate studies in Applied Kinesiology allow him to provide the best care, he uses many factors including the acupuncture meridians, muscle imbalances, and nutrition to help patients attain optimal health. His hobbies include fly fishing, weightlifting, and spending time with his wife Amy and his Doberman Pinscher, Ranger.
Chance O’Looney, DC
Jamie Gore, DC
Dr. Gore returns to her home State of Washington to begin her career in chiropractic with us, after following her dream to work in health care. She completed her training at the University of Wester States in 2014 after interning with us her senior quarter. She is passionate about helping people of all activity levels get out of pain and begin living healthier lives. Dr. Gore is certified in Active Release Technique, which we have found invaluable in relieving pain and restoring function.
She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her handsome husband and their dog, whether hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter.
Dr. Hendershot graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2020. He has been passionate about the function of the body and a natural approach to healing since his first encounter with a chiropractor after injuring his back as a high school wrestler. He has seen first-hand the merits of a skilled health professional paired with a patient willing to maintain and care for their most valuable asset: their body. Dr. Hendershot values evidence-based care, which includes giving the patients the power to choose from various options of treatment based on the latest literature and best practice of care. Dr. Hendershot, his wife, and three children love what the Spokane valley has to offer, including rock climbing, camping, hiking, and skiing.
Jared Hendershot, DC
Sabrina Gonder, Health Coach
Sabrina Gonder, CHHS, CCWS, has been in the health and wellness industry since 1995. She is a Board Certified Health Coach and Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist educating and supporting individuals goals around nutrition and wellness. Sabrina specializes in digestive health and offers local workshops. She is the co-owner of Real Workplace Wellness and founded the Spokane Longevity Community, based on five principles: Movement, Nutrition, Purpose, Relaxation, and Connection. In addition to her other work with nutrition and counseling, is the Office Manager for Pearson & Weary Clinics, where all of her many talents are utilized.
Trina Rainey, LMP
Trina Rainey, LMT is a talented new addition to our massage staff. She comes to this profession after years of working in the retail industry, but boy has she found her stride in this profession as well. Trina’s commitment to customer service served her well, raising four children. After deciding to follow her heart, she began training at Carrington College and finished with a 4.0 GPA, while receiving the “Award of Excellence.” Trina understands that the combination of massage, manipulation and exercise are often needed to turn a tough case around. We are excited to have her.
Stephanie Kowis, LMP
After living on the west side of the state for the last 16 years, Stephanie has moved back to her hometown of Spokane. Stephanie attended Western Washington University and completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Due to a series of car accidents, Stephanie found herself becoming very familiar with the world of Chiropractic and Massage and was amazed at the level of health and healing that came about when she was receiving both. Stephanie went on to study massage at Everest College in Tacoma Washington and practiced massage in Chiropractic offices for six years before moving back to Spokane. After taking some time off to have her daughter, Stephanie has joined the excellent Massage Team at Pearson and Weary and is excited to be back helping others reach a better quality of life.
Shona - LMT
Shona was born and raised in Central Washington. In 2013 she moved to Spokane in search of bigger and better opportunities and worked in retail for 15 years, where she met the love of my life. In late in 2018 she decided to make the change and find out what massage was all about. Shona trained at American Institute of Clinical Massage, where she graduated 3rd in her class. She really enjoy helping people feel their best and discovering alternative ways to alleviate pain and discomfort. It gives me great joy to see someone who would be suffering with chronic pain get back to the things they enjoy pain free. I am excited to see where I can take my massage career by learning and working at Pearson Weary Chiropractic.
Outside of massage I adore and spoil my 3 beautiful cats, I enjoy playing with photography, painting and just generally being outdoors.
Jacqueline Irvine - Front Office
Jacqueline’s goal is to make you feel welcome and comfortable the second you walk in the door. She has always lead her life with care, love and understanding and she brings that to work with her every day. Treat those how you wish to be treated. Jacqueline helps out with a lot of computer questions at the office. She also loves helping train new employees and seeing them succeed. Outside of work you can find her camping at the lake with her husband, Jay, and dog, Desmond. She also enjoys kayaking, reading and fishing. At home she love DIY projects and crafting.
Carrera Campbell - Front Office
Carrerra has been with Pearson & Weary since May of 2018, but was a patient since before she graduated high school! As of September of 2020, her title is billing manager which is a huge accomplishment for her. This means she takes care of patient accounts, insurances, and all things billing.
Outside of work, you can find Carrera playing music (bass is her instrument of choice, though she plays many instruments), doing art, or being outdoors. She’s been in healthcare for many years now and loves it because it allows her to help people. She always told Dr. Weary that she’d end up working at Pearson and Weary some day, and here she is!
Lindsey Fluaitt - Front Office
Lindsey wanted a career with P&W after a great experience following a wrist injury in 2015. “Getting the opportunity to work alongside this wonderful team who strive not only to achieve but also maintain a healthier, more fulfilled way of life is absolutely incredible to me. I feel so blessed to be able to assist in our patient’s journey to recovery and love to see and hear their success stories!”
Lindsey has a fabulous husband, Christian, and three amazing kiddos, Avery, Thor and Karis. Outside of Pearson & Weary, she enjoys watching movies, playing board games, singing/serving with her worship team and acapella barbershop chorus and getting tattooed :).
Hailey Schademan - Front Office
Hailey’s goal at Pearson and Weary is to treat people with kindness. With a background in computer information and technology, alongside a graphic design degree, she adds a wide variety of skills and a great personality to the front office team.
Autumn Basford - Front Office
She enjoys spending time outside of work with her caring husband, watching movies, going camping, paddle boarding and going on other adventures together. She also enjoys creating art, cooking, crocheting and practicing ASL.
Leadership and collaboration in our field and our community.
University of Washington School of Medicine
For over 20 years, Drs. Kelli Pearson and Dana Weary have been helping students from the University of Washington receive the family medicine training essential to the WSU education program. While spending a day at Pearson and Weary Chiropractic, students learn first hand how family medicine and chiropractic specialties work together to improve our patient’s health and receive instruction in basic examination procedures that allow them to diagnose some conditions that commonly respond to chiropractic care.