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.
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.
Lauren Pratt, DC
Dr. Pratt is a St. Louis native. She received her Bachelors of Biological Sciences from Webster University where she played soccer for four years. A graduate of Logan University College of Chiropractic, Dr. Pratt completed her clinical rotation at Scott Air Force Base treating active military.
She has thrived in her active lifestyle. Outside of her soccer career, she has participated in 16 half marathons and values the importance of physical activity. During her down time, Dr. Pratt enjoys being active and spending time outdoors, especially rock climbing and hiking with her fur baby, Keno.
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.
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.
Matthew Jolley, Certified Massage Therapist
Matthew moved to Grand Junction in March of 2019 with his mother. He grew up in a small town called Worland, Wyoming. Matthew attended The Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood, Colorado. He graduated in March of 2016.
Matthew is insured by ABMP and has a certificate of completion in Hydrostone (Hot and Cold stones), Prenatal, and Healing Touch Level 1.
Matthew's favorite modalities are integrative, deep tissue (myofascial release) Swedish, sports, prenatal, and hot stone.
Outside of work, Matthew enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, gardening/plants, meditation, and DYI projects. He spends time with his family and friends and loves to enjoy nature, watch movies, and television.
"I love being able to help the client feel better and happier in mind, body, and spirit."
Sarah Surad, Licensed Massage Therapist
Sarah is originally from Fairmont, West Virginia, but she has fallen in love with the beautiful scenery in the Grand Valley. Sarah has found boundless inspiration for her acrylic and watercolor paintings; from scenic trips to the Grand Mesa or simply watching the majestic sunsets.
By watching her grandmother work, Sarah discovered her passion for the simple, but powerful interaction between massage therapist and client. Sarah graduated from The Giving Touch Massage Therapy School in Grand Junction, Colorado. While working towards her new career in massage therapy, Sarah learned numerous massage therapy modalities including Swedish massage, Reflexology, and Ayurvedic Nepali massage.
Sarah remains passionate about helping those who suffer from both acute and chronic pain by treating the whole patient.