Letha PeaseMassage Therapist
Letha has not always been a massage therapist. She began with graduating from Humboldt State University with a BS degree and pursued a career as an ecologist for US Fish and Wildlife. At the end of 2003 she lost her job due to government budget cuts.
In Dec of 2004 Letha received assignment as a US Peace Corps Volunteer and spent over two years stationed in the Philippines teaching sustainable fishing practices to local villagers as well as encouraging local teens to learn more about current local and global environmental issues.
Letha returned to the US at the beginning of the economic recession and joined a wilderness trail crew repairing and maintaining tread on the Pacific Crest Trail. For the next four years Letha led trail crews on the PCT and in the Umatilla National Forest in NE Oregon.
In the fall of 2011, Letha received a second assignment with US Peace Corps. Instead of leaving the country a second time, Letha decided to stay in Portland and enroll at East West College for massage therapy. During her first term at East West she knew she had found her calling. After graduation she immediately began working at a busy chiropractic clinic in Gresham as well as a trendy spa near downtown Portland. “Working at the chiropractic clinic helped me perfect my technique for relieving pain associated with chronic injuries and motor vehicle accidents. My style of massage at the spa focused more on relaxation and melting away muscle tension.” In December of 2015 Letha decided to open her own massage practice. Originally located on Sandy Blvd in the Hollywood district she has now relocated to Spine Tree Chiropractic on NE Killingsworth. “If you are looking for an awesome, yet professional, massage therapist I suggest stopping by to see Letha.” – Nicole H.
When Letha is not working she enjoys racing with her sailing team on the Columbia River, hiking and backpacking in the Cascade Mountains, and spending time with her wonderful family and her fur-baby Luna the cat.
Maria BlakeOffice Manager
Maria grew up in Southern California with her six siblings. In 2000, she left California and came to Oregon with her husband and only son, Ryan. Prior to working at Spine Tree Chiropractic, she had worked at Pacific Life Insurance in Newport Beach, California. Maria has now found a home/family with the team and patients at Spine Tree Chiropractic.
She manages the front desk, scheduling, monitors insurance activity, billing, answering phone calls, and is bi-lingual in Spanish. In the office, she is a jack of all trades and is happy to help in any area that is needed.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with Ryan, friends and extended family, watching online series, listening to music, learning do-it-yourself projects, and spending time exploring the outdoors. When you come in, you can’t miss her… she is the first person you see when you open the door and a has a big smile just waiting to serve you!