Meet Our Team

Meet the Doctor

Chiropractor Christine Zapata, D.C.

Chiropractor in Seattle WA Christine ZapataDr. Christine Zapata is the founder of Emerald City Spinal Care. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Zapata was first introduced to chiropractic in high school after a series of concussions from sports injuries and a serious car accident left her with debilitating migraine headaches and back pain. It did not take long before she starting noticing a dramatic shift in her health.

Due to the profound difference chiropractic made in her own life, after completing her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University, Dr. Zapata chose to pursue her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West. Upon graduating in 2007, Dr. Zapata practiced in San Francisco for two years before moving to Seattle, where she has been practicing since 2009.

Dr. Zapata is passionate about helping people who suffer from chronic health issues regain their health, and works to empower them to maintain it.  She is also committed to training and developing chiropractic doctors in order to serve more people in the community.

When Dr. Zapata is not in the office, you can find her playing the piano, hiking, camping and sailing.  She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and their dog and cat.

Our Mission

We believe people of all ages deserve to live with more vitality and better health.

Our mission at Emerald City Spinal Care is to provide specialized chiropractic care and therapeutic massage to facilitate healing and the full expression of life. We are committed to empowering those in our community to take an active role in their own health.

Meet the Team

Ashley Kelloniemi – Office Manager

Chiropractic in Seattle WA Ashley Kelloniemi Office ManagerAshley is an integral part of the Emerald City Spinal Care team. She’s been with us since 2014 and is responsible for keeping the office running smoothly. She enjoys working with a team that embraces a sense of family and genuinely cares about helping patients feel better.

Outside of work, Ashley loves to spend time hiking, paddle boarding and camping.




Tara Moore - Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP)

Chiropractic Seattle WA Tara Licensed Massage PractitionerTara graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2012 and moved to Seattle in 2016 (she loves it here!). She is passionate about making a positive impact in people’s lives through massage, whether that be by helping patients to reduce pain and stress or working with them to increase range of motion and athletic performance. She has experience with many different specialties, including deep tissue, prenatal, and sports massage! In her free time, Tara enjoys reading, computer gaming and meditation.


Judy Luc - Licensed Massage Therapist (LMP)

Chiropractic Seattle WA Judy Luc Licensed Massage Practitioner

Judy is a 2012 graduate of The Cortiva Institute and has been a LMT for 7 years. Judy loves that she’s able to make a difference in people’s lives while facilitating healing through her work.

She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, including athletes in need of recovery, office workers with aches and pains, prenatal patients and people who just need to destress and reduce anxiety!

Outside of work, Judy likes to attend Comic-Con & Anime conventions (she makes her own cosplay costumes!), hiking & jogging, traveling and eating around Seattle.

Jeff Thiel – Director of Business Operations

Chiropractic in Seattle WA Jeff Thiel Director of Business OperationsJeff joined the Emerald City Spinal Care team in 2016. Prior to that, he spent almost 10 years working with small businesses helping them achieve growth and increased success. He is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help ensure everyone else on the team can do their job effectively and efficiently. His role encompasses marketing, analytics, managing finances and day to day operations.

Outside of work, you’ll likely find Jeff enjoying one of his many hobbies which include motorcycling, sailing, scuba diving, softball and camping.

For more information about Emerald City Spinal Care or to get started on your journey to better health today, contact our chiropractic team in Seattle WA. We look forward to working with you!


8:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Massage By Appointment

8:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

8:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm

By Appointment Only

Emerald City Spinal Care
1222 East Madison Street Suite D
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 204-8255