Meet the Staff
Dr. Mel Lancey
Dr. Mel began his Chiropractic career in 1991 after graduating from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington Minnesota. Immediately after graduation he returned to his hometown in Western Nebraska, where for the next 18 years, he owned his first Chiropractic office. Wishing to be closer to city life and mountains, Dr Mel relocated to Denver. After practicing in Denver for several years, he decided it was time for a new experience or two. Since then he has been a Chiropractor on a cruise ship, practiced in Zagreb Croatia for 2 1/2 years, and now, recently has decided to settle down in Anchorage.
Dr. Mel believes the most rewarding part of being a Chiropractor, is when people who have been in pain, often for many years, come into the office and are excited because they feel so much better than they have in a long time.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Mel enjoys being outside and active. Running, snow skiing, and biking are a few of his favorite activities.
Dr. Nellie Keys
This content was provided by Dr. Arnold"I am from a small town in the state of New York. I then graduated from high school and attended Niagara University studying biology. I did a 3 plus 1 program allowing me to begin chiropractic school during my fourth year of undergraduate work. I finished up my bachelors at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa for 3 and a half years. I then moved to Anchorage, AK to start my new office Anchorage Family Chiropractic."
This content was provided by Dr. Arnold"Dr. Nellie Keys has always strived to give more than she receives, and this what she tries to do for her patients. She provides high quality chiropractic care and she holds herself to the highest ethical standards. You can rest assured that Dr. Nellie will do everything that she can to ensure that you get the help you need, even if that means referring you out to another healthcare professional that may be able to better manage your specific case."
Jen: Office Manager/ Chiropractic Assistant
Jen is a Montanan, transplanted to Alaska a couple years ago due a job transfer to JBER for her husband. His job may have brought her here, but the adventures ahead will keep her here for many years to come! With 20+ years in customer service, Jen has found her calling in the world of Chiropractic. Her passion is being a part of the team, assisting patients who may come in to our office with trouble walking, bending, or performing daily tasks. She loves to watch the patient progress to being able to lift or carry their child again or be able to return to work pain free. In her free time she is a homemaker at heart. She loves to cook, craft, and explore her new surroundings with her husband and their 2 dogs. She is always trying a new recipe or working on a project geared towards redoing her home is a funky quirky style that is all her own.
Kristina: Chiropractic Assistant
Kristina is originally from San Antonio, Texas and moved to Alaska in 2003 with her military family. She has just graduated from Alaska Career College and completed the Licensed Massage Therapist program in Oct 2018. Kristina will be joining out Massage team this upcoming year. Kristina loves to longboard with her dog in tow, frisbee golf, camp and spend time with her friends, family and boyfriend. Kristina is into making treatment more personal with her bubbly outgoing personality. She is extremely passionate about chiropractic care and loves to help patients feel great and encourage healthy overall wellness.
Stephanie: Licensed Massage Therapist
Stephanie has been a massage therapist since 2012 when she attended The Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy right here in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. She has been interested in massage since she received her estheticians license in 2007. Stephanie uses aspects of Chinese medicine and cupping techniques in her massage as well as flares of Thai massage, as she is a seasoned Acro-Yogi in the community. Stephanie likes to be hands-on in patients’ treatment and is always happy to share her extensive knowledge to make it a more personal, individual experience. She has been through the first training course for Cranial sacral therapy which can help disperse headaches. When Stephanie is not in the clinic working her magic, you can find her up on the glaciers and exploring the last frontier on all kinds of scenic adventures, rock climbing trips, or hikes. Stephanie is a passionate healer and will be a wonderful addition to your treatment plan.
Shannon: Licensed Massage Therapist
Shannon has been a massage therapist since 1999. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Alaska in 2002. She traveled throughout South East Alaska, before settling in Anchorage. In 2005 she married the love of her life and began to make a name for herself as an LMT in Anchorage. Shannon is licensed in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Reflexology, Therapeutic and Sports Massage, and often incorporating Advanced Myofascial techniques throughout her sessions. Shannon loves helping others, spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and enjoying Alaska.
Linda: Licensed Massage Therapist
Linda graduated from Alaska Career College in 2017, obtaining her LMT license after a year of hard work and determination. As a life long Alaskan, Linda enjoys hiking with her kids during the summer and sledding in the Winter. Linda spends most of her spare time reading and crafting. As an LMT, she employs various therapeutic techniques including Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Trigger Point Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage. Linda has worked in the medical field since 2006 and enjoys helping others on their journey to a life of health and wellness.
Briana: Licensed Massage Therapist
Briana aspires to bring joy, passion and healthy vibrant living to others through the healing power of therapeutic massage. She hopes that on the busiest of days, her massage can help others to enjoy the little things in life. Briana has skilled experience in Swedish, hot stone, trigger point, pregnancy, myofascial release, deep tissue, and cupping massage, while promising to provide a customized session to each individual. Briana loves massage and is especially grateful for the flexibility it brings. She loves to spend time with her family exploring the beauty of Alaska and strives to create a homeostasis for her family and others she hopes to work with in the future.
Steven: Licensed Massage Therapist
Steven is a rehab specialist, a licensed massage therapist, a bodybuilding competitor, and an artist who loves to travel. He was born and raised in Alaska and has always had a passion for the health and wellness of others. Steven specializes in corrective form, strength and core work, nutrition, and utilizes a variety of different techniques during sessions. When he is not training others, Steven is either meal prepping or spending time at the gym.
Claudette: Licensed Massage Therapist
As a child, Claudette’s family moved to Anchorage, Alaska from Long Beach, California when she was 2 years old & she has since remained a resident. In 2012 she graduated from Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy & in 2016 became a Certified Educator of Infant Massage. She truly believes in the healing power of touch whether it be through massage, other therapeutic modality, or a parent’s kiss to a child’s “boo-boo.” She is passionate about communicating the importance of touch & sharing her gifts to facilitate overall well being and better health for all ages in our community. She is skilled in the areas of Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage, Infant Massage Education, Intuitiveness, Compassion, & Respect. Year round she enjoys quality time with her husband & 5 kiddos (including her 2 pups), laughing, dancing, & writing. In the summer she enjoys, camping, fishing, & cabin fun with friends & family.
Sarah: Licensed Massage Therapist
Sarah is a life-long Alaskan. She is a mother of two beautiful girls and has worked in the medical field for 14 years. In 2013 after much contemplation, she attended Massage Therapy School and never looked back. Sarah is a people person by nature and gears each massage to fit the individual’s personal needs with professionalism, kindness and comfort.