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Meet Our Team

Eva Paul - Director of Integrative Therapies at Gunnison Valley Health

Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Somatic Mind Body Practitioner, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Spa Services

Eva is an educator, advocate and bodyworker that believes the human body is designed to heal. She began her career in Massage when she moved to Crested Butte in 2008 and added Reiki to her skill set in 2015, inspired by a lifetime of Kinesthetic awareness and passion. Eva regards herself as a maven and connector in the world of healing, encouraging everyone to experience energy through touch. Eva also taught at the Mountain Heart School for Transformational Bodywork in Crested Butte from 2015-2019, shaping fresh hands and minds to the power of facilitating healing.

In 2015, Eva began working with Gunnison Valley Health regarding a new concept of introducing supporting therapies that would complement traditional medicine. It was in 2017, Integrative Therapies evolved as a support department at Gunnison Valley Health, spearheaded by Eva. Starting with massage to support outpatient allopathic healthcare, she has grown the department to include four key modalities. Working with physicians to incorporate supportive therapies, Eva is passionate about providing solutions to chronic pain, anxiety, sleep, woman’s health and the mind body connection. Her motto is “so many people need the touch, and don’t get it anywhere else in life.”

Most recently, Eva has begun to teach Reiki as a self-empowerment tool and believes that “people don’t realize that they are in charge of their health, and beginning to become aware of one’s own body is the first step”

Dana VanMarter

Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy

Dana VanMarter is Gunnison Valley Health’s Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy in the Integrative Therapies Department. She completed the two year certification program in 2017. Last winter, Dana contracted with Gunnison Valley Health in the Integrative Therapies Department, and came onboard as a full-time employee in late June.

Dana came to the Gunnison Valley in 1986 as a student/athlete at WSU. She competed as a member of the Mountaineers’ Volleyball team, and graduated in 1990 with a BA in Business Marketing. Like many students, the mountains carved themselves into her soul, and she made her permanent home with her husband and kids in Crested Butte. In her free time she enjoys the great outdoors as much as possible, mostly on the backs of her horses in the surrounding Wilderness Areas.

Dana has worked in the valley in an assortment of managerial positions, and comes to Gunnison Valley Health from her recent position as Soft Goods Supervisor at Flatiron Sports. Dana is happy to have the opportunity to pursue her newest passion, a bodywork called Ortho-Bionomy.

Teslin Maclaren

Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Lamaze Childbirth Educator.

Teslin began practicing massage in Seattle, Washington in 2015, largely providing massage in-hospital to women post labor and delivery. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She received a focused training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with an emphasis on Western Sciences. Personal experience with injury and academic choice led Teslin to resonate primarily with sports medicine and women’s health.

In an effort to provide holistic care and help women feel more confident and prepared before, during, and after birth, Teslin became a certified childbirth educator and infant massage instructor.

Teslin is excited to work in a practice combining a variety of complementary modalities in order to provide maximum benefit to clientele.

Teslin lives in Lake City, Colorado, and also practices massage at Gunnison Valley Health. In her free time, she enjoys being active with hiking, yoga, aerial arts and unicycling.

Cassandra Thistle

Cassandra has shared an interest in subtle body energy since 2012. After years of practice and studies on the Chakra system, she took what she learned from the healing benefits from her personal journey to start to give back to the community completing her training as Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui/Tibetan System of Energy Healing.

What she enjoys most is teaching people how to empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. Cassandra believes by learning and exploring the body through the means of energy, you will be able to achieve success, expansion, and self-empowerment for your future of tomorrow.

Timoni Slusher

Timoni Slusher L.Ac. DACM, Specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, loves to work with athletes and fellow mountain bikers, of all levels from enthusiasts to the professional level. Timoni's skills, training and knowledge have helped her patients to recover from surgeries, chronic and acute injuries, to increase endurance, performance level, and flexibility, and to maintain balance and overall health in their bodies.

She received her Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Timoni's training consisted of over 3500 hours of extensive instruction in acupuncture techniques, herbal medicine, Chinese medical theory, and western medical theory. She has over 10 years of clinical experience treating various sports-related injuries and chronic pain syndromes. She has successfully treated digestive disorders, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety; and has treated various chronic autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Sandra Morris

Licensed Masssage Therapist

Sandra has been passionate about bodywork since 1998, when she was working as an EMT in rural Maine. She pursued a career in massage in 2002 at the Colorado School of Healing Arts. She has specialized in pain-related conditions, caused by stagnant holding patterns from injuries, including repetitive use, and chronic pain. She has studied under Til Luchau who is a world famous Rolfer and myofascial release techniques, completing training in spine, sciatic, rib, and sternal myofascial release. She has blended all of her training to provide a subtle, interactive style of bodywork in her sessions allowing impactful change.

Her instruction includes 1000+ hours of massage training, with additional advanced training in headache relief, Trauma Touch Therapy, Advanced Myofascial Release, Reflexology, and Trigger Point therapies. Sandra asks her patients to use gentle movement and breath with intention to release long held patterns and restrictions in movement. She also offers traditional styles of bodywork including ; deep tissue, sports, myofascial, trigger point, Swedish, reflexology, hot stone, and aromatherapy for a relaxation-driven massage.

She enjoys spending time with her family, including her dog and cat, exploring the great outdoors to the fullest. She loves to knit, hike, snowshoe, and gaze at the vast beauty by which we are all surrounded.