meet the team
Kyle Konas D.C.
Dr. Kyle Konas is an upper cervical chiropractor in Traverse City. He is a husband, father, and Michigan native. He grew up an athlete and avid sports fan. He carried his love for athletics to Western Michigan University where he gained his Bachelor’s Degree (and a wife!) while studying Exercise Science.
While working as a personal trainer during his undergraduate studies, he noticed something that intrigued him: individuals who seemed to be physically fit and ‘healthy’ still suffered from many ailments such as headaches, insomnia, allergies, asthma, anxiety and more. Dr. Kyle had been to chiropractors as a child, but was never exposed to a neurologically based upper cervical chiropractor until later in life and was instantly obsessed. He decided to pursue his doctoral studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida.
En route to obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he also led multiple on-campus clubs, was voted Most Outstanding Future Alumni by his peers, named a Fellow of the Holder Research Institute, and was the recipient of the Virgil Strang Philosophy Award. This was all in addition to his ultimate goal in life of being a loving father and husband. Dr. Kyle also spent time gaining certifications in Chiropractic Orthospinology and Torque Release Technique.
Peter Kelly D.C.
Considered one of the best Traverse City chiropractors, Dr. Peter Kelly is a Michigan native originally from Cadillac, Michigan and completed his undergraduate requirements from Central Michigan University in 2015. The following year he moved to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in February of 2019.
He then returned to his hometown and started his career as an upper cervical chiropractor in Traverse City, Michigan. He started working at Shift Health Center in March 2019 with Dr. Kyle and the team and has loved serving the Grand Traverse community.
Damian Mendoza D.C.
Dr. Damian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med from Rochester University in Rochester Hills, MI in 2017. While in undergrad, he was introduced to the naturopathic model of care: focusing on addressing the root cause of disease and promoting wellness through lifestyle changes and increasing the individual's adaptability.
This method of care was intriguing as it seemed to promote wellness as opposed to merely managing diseases. This intrigue led Dr. Damian to obtain his graduate degrees from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. He graduated with his Naturopathic degree (ND) in April 2021 and his Chiropractic degree (DC) in April 2022.
While in undergrad, he also met his wife McKenzie. They have a daughter Liliana and son Emileo. Since moving to Traverse City, Dr. Damian has enjoyed spending time outdoors with family and friends, particularly going on nature walks with his wife and kids. He is excited to serve and get involved in the community.
I am originally from Cadillac. I have an A.A. degree from NMC and a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University. Before moving back to Traverse City 7 years ago, I lived in Washington state and Ohio. I love hiking, reading, and the beach and try to combine all three as often as I can—winter or summer!
I have my cda-early childhood accreditation.
I’m a mother of 3, grandmother of 2, and have been married for 32 years. I have a daughter who is a chiropractor and another daughter who is a licensed chiropractic assistant.
Theresa has been a chiropractic assistant for 4 years, and is originally from the Detroit area. Theresa moved to Gaylord 12 years ago, then Traverse City in October 2021. She is passionate about holistic living, and chiropractic care and nutrition are at the top of the list. Theresa loves spending time with her family, their dog, and 4 cats, as well as camping, hiking, and spending time in nature.
Brittany is a Registered Nurse. She grew up in East Jordan and spends a lot of time with her family and friends, including her dog, George. She likes to travel to beachy locations, hike, take pictures, write, and dance. Music plays a huge part in her life, as well!
I was born and raised in Traverse City, MI. My husband and I have two awesome kids, Liam and Payton. We love everything outdoors. Camping, kayaking, and fishing are some of our favorite things to do as a family.
Elizabeth graduated from Traverse City West Senior High in 2010.
She is happily married and has rescued two pit bull mix puppies, all three of which keep her pretty busy when she's not working at Shift. She also enjoys spending time listening to music, organizing, doing different crafts, and playing outside in the sand or the snow.
Mindy graduated high school in Traverse City but a few years later, moved to Ohio. She lived in Ohio for fifteen years before leaving for Ecuador, South America. After five years in Ecuador, she moved back to the United States to be close to her family living here in Traverse City. She has two children and one granddaughter. And yes, before anyone asks, she loved living in the Buckeye State being a Michigan Wolverine fan!
I grew up in Traverse City. I love to travel whenever possible. Some favorite places so far are Barbados, London and Mexico. I am married with two dogs and a cat currently, but always asking for more critters. I want to own horses, cows, and pigs. Listening to music, being in sunshine and outdoors, taking pictures, reading, and a new love of plants are my main hobbies. I also enjoy volunteering at a ranch that helps veterans, underprivileged kids, and those with physical/mental disabilities.
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