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Meet Our Team


Karen Atkinson, LMT Massage Therapist

Karen, or 'Gert' as she is more affectionately known by her clients, is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has been in practice for over 17 years.  Karen attended Montana State University in 1994 and graduated from Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College in 2000.  Karen specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic and rehabilitation massage.  This includes sports & pregnancy massage as well as reflexology.  We are very lucky to have Karen as part of our team! Karen is a native of Montana but has been residing in Arizona for the past 24 years.  When Karen is not busy with her massage clients, she loves skiing, golfing, softball, racquetball, swimming, running and competing!  She recently completed a 50K trail running race! 

Maria Taravella, Billing and Insurance Specialist

Maria is originally from Harrington Park, New Jersey.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Institutional Management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.  Upon graduation, she worked for Marriott Hotels which ultimately brought her to Scottsdale, Arizona.  Maria and her husband Lou have a daughter who is a dance major at The University of Arizona.  Maria and her family have been patients of Grayhawk Family Chiropractic for many years and she is happy to be part of the team. 

Geri Mandel, Receptionist

A native of Nebraska, Geri moved to Arizona 9 years ago with her husband and 2 boys, who are 22 and 15. Some of Geri's favorite past times are hiking, traveling, reading, shopping, Barre3, Crossfit and spending time with family and friends.


Anthony Cartagine, LMT

A native to Arizona, Anthony has been practicing wellness and coaching for 5 years. Anthony has his Bachelors in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and he graduated from the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in 2018. He has been developing many different techniques and stretches to help patients reach  their health goals. Anthony has also obtained certifications in nutrition, herbalism, energy work and chiropractic assistant training.  When his nose is not in an anatomy book, he is on the tennis court or traveling with his dogs Stella and Abbey.


Amy Ricks, Front Desk & Patient Care Coordinator


Amy is our newest receptionist and Patient Care Coordinator.  Have any questions or concerns about our office or your treatment? Amy is the one to ask! Amy spent 50 years in Chicago prior to moving to Arizona 3 years ago.

"I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (Go Illini!) and worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for many years. My specialty in behavioral health has always been working with adolescents and their families. I am also a certified yoga instructor and has taught young student athletes and older adults ways to begin a yoga practice. Thirty years ago, I met a social worker in a teen center in Chicago and we decided on forever. In our free time we enjoy hiking anywhere off the beaten path and traveling to Texas to visit our twins who attend TCU (Go Frogs!)”

Grayhawk Family Chiropractic
8714 E. Vista Bonita Drive, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480-378-0218
Fax: 480-247-9974
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