Meet Our Team
David Hansen, DC
Dr. David Hansen is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. He has been in practice here at Brady Chiropractic Group since 1995. He continues to be excited seeing the changes in people's lives with chiropractic care. Dr. Hansen chose chiropractic because of his desire to help others live healthier, pain-free lives. He believes that health comes from within, and chiropractic care helps people get in touch with their bodies and their very powerful ability to heal themselves.
Dr. Hansen believes that we all have an obligation to give back to our community. He feels blessed to have opportunities to participate in our community. He is a member of the music team at Redlands United Methodist Church and has been a 4-H leader for several years. When not seeing patients he is active at home with a small dairy goat herd and 4 horses. Dr. Hansen and his wife, Wilma, have been foster parents since 1991 and have parented over 60 children together.
William Alfini Jr., DC
Dr. William Alfini Jr, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been in practice at Brady Chiropractic Group since 2004. In addition, he provides chiropractic care to the Rifle High School fall sports athletes. Many professional and amateur athletes use chiropractic to perform at a high level. Dr. Alfini is fluent in Spanish, a bonus from Peace Corp service.
Passionate about chiropractic and the impact it can have on peoples lives, he strives to do a little teaching about overall health and wellness with every patient. Dr. Alfini and his wife Cheri make their home in Rifle. The have 3 adult children and as of 2015, 2 grandsons, Fineas in Vermont, and Amos in Rifle. Life is good.
Sean M. Lynch, DC
Dr. Lynch brings his mid-western roots to Brady Chiropractic Group. Little in life excites him more than seeing people reach their full potential. Be it peak performance on the trails/slopes, comfortable parenting, or chasing grandkids around, Dr. Lynch's passion is helping you pursue yours.
He graduated from St. Louis' Logan College of Chiropractic in 2003 and has been practicing chiropractic and acupuncture ever since. He spent 5 years prior to his chiropractic education working in a sports medicine clinic and alternative medicine clinic utilizing hands on techniques, including Zero Balancing, of which he is part of the international teaching faculty, lymph drainage and cranio sacral therapy.
He values spending time with his wife Kristin and their 3 kids at the soccer fields, on the slope and trails. He performs the sport physicals for Brady Chiropractic Group and enjoys helping patients meet and exceed their potential, caring for pregnant patients and addressing the day to day aches and pains of the hard working people of this area.
Michael S. Hawthorne, DC
Michael S. Hawthorne DC joined Brady Chiropractic Group in 2016. Dr. Hawthorne is from a small town in the heart of Southern Illinois. A practicing chiropractor since 2005, he received his degree from the esteemed Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Dr. Hawthorne focuses on a whole body approach and believes that the mind-body connection is truly your greatest gift from God. Dr. Hawthorne's mission is to help restore your body's function and improve your body's connection so that your body may heal and operate at its greatest potential.
Christine Nelsen, Certified Massage Therapist
I am a Colorado native, grew up in Indian Hills. My two children and I moved to Grand Junction in 1998 and have enjoyed this area. In my previous career I spent a lot of years behind a desk helping people; though I liked it, it just didn’t feel like enough. In 2009 I returned to school for massage therapy and found my calling. Through massage I have discovered a wonderful and exciting new career and best of all I get to meet wonderful people and get to help them feel better through massage. I can help you relax, reduce stress, manage or reduce pain, increase ROM, and help your body find balance through massage, stretches, and different modalities.
Some of the modalities that I use are Swedish, Trigger point therapy, hot stone, energy work, Reiki, deep tissue and prenatal. There are hundreds of modalities to learn and I am eager to grow in my profession and learn more ways to help benefit my clients.
Jennifer Ross, Certified Massage Therapist
Jennifer grew up in Grand Junction and went to high school in Durango. She graduated from the IntelliTec Massage program in 2011 and has specialized in deep tissue ever since. She states, "I cannot stress enough how therapeutic massage is and how much it can improve your quality of life. Massage and chiropractic care have drastically reduced my own pain and headaches from scoliosis. I feel so blessed to be able to bring that same healing touch to others."
Jennifer is insured through ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) and is registered through DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies.) She is trained in several modalities, including: Reflexology, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal. She states, "I like to use multiple modalities during a massage to facilitate relaxation as well as release muscle tension."
During her free time Jennifer likes to spend time with her favorite person, her son. She also loves to read, belly dance, and volunteer for the Special Olympics. She states, "I believe the most important thing in life is humanity. Focusing on your family, friends, and community."
Linda Harris, Certified Massage Therapist
Linda is from the warm and sunny southeast Phoenix Valley. Following high school graduation, she loaded her trunk and headed to the Midwest. While living in the Chicago land area, she quickly learned that she LOVED the snow! She will confess to singing, “Once there was a snowman” with her children (a snow dance) to invoke a good snowstorm.
Linda graduated from the Utah college of Massage Therapy, Lindon Campus in December of 1999. Her experiences and exposure to a wide range of therapeutic needs has cultivated a love for working with those that live in chronic pain. Whether the condition is that of an autoimmune disorder, accident or life, she enjoys the challenge and the relationships fostered through what is often an intimate and emotional process of overcoming and enduring pain.
Linda and her husband Dale have been blessed with 5 beautiful children, three girls and two boys. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, movies, books and playgrounds. Linda enjoys quilting and crafts, and experimenting with anything yummy in the kitchen. Come on in and get a massage and feel BETTER!
Michael Edwards, Certified Massage Therapist
Michael was raised in Grand Junction, CO and graduated from Fruita Monument High school. Michael traveled with the Continental Singers as a lighting technician for over nine months. His travels took him to 46 of the 50 states, most of Canada, the Bahamas, and most of Northern Europe.
Michael attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy and graduated from the professional program in 2002 and then also completed the school's Clinical Career Track. Both programs together have a total of 1,144.5 hours. Included in this total are 115.5 hours of a clinical internship and 105 hours of Anatomy and Physiology, including University of Utah’s Cadaver Lab, and the school's over 15 different modalities. Mike's favorites include: Advanced Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Injury Massage, Reflexology, Seated massage, Swedish massage, and Trigger point Therapy.
Michael is insured through ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) and is certified through the State of Colorado. Michael earned certificates of completion in Acupressure, Cranial Sacral, and Structural Bodywork. Michael enjoys teaching and was the Supervisor of Massage Therapy at Intellitec College for several years.
In his free time Michael enjoys teaching massage, watching movies, reading, writing, playing games, spending time with family, and a variety of outdoor activities.