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We feel that families are the most valuable part of the team. 

Our friendly staff is here to ensure that you and your children feel safe, comfortable, and have fun!  All of our team has extensive training in working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries. 

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MEET DR. ANGIE WATHAN, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Co-Founder of the Montana Empowerment Center

Former Chair and Current Board Member of the Montana

       Governor's Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

Current Community Engagement Board Member of the Montana       

Epilepsy Foundation

Former Educational Component of "Save the Brain" in Flathead         

County  

Co-owner of Montana Spine and Neurodevelopment Center

Dr. Angie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Elementary Education.  She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2004.  She has had advanced, extensive post graduate training in areas of brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatrics and pre/postnatal care. Passionate about promoting and educating her patients about good nutrition and works with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, learning disabilities, neuro-immunology, seizures and other pediatric topics.  She is the only chiropractor in the area that has this type of training.

 

Dr. Angie and her husband, Dr. Jesse, are proud parents to Josie and twins, Justin & Jarret. Together, they relish spending quality time as a family, whether it's exploring the outdoors, visiting parks, or simply enjoying precious moments at home.

MEET DR. JESSE WATHAN, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Co-owner of Montana Spine and Neurodevelopment Center

Dr. Jesse graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Along with his DC degree, he has a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.

 

He has focused his practice on chiropractic sports rehabilitation. At Palmer College of Chiropractic, one of the top chiropractic sports medicine programs in the country, he was selected to be a teaching assistant for physiotherapy and rehabilitation courses. He also did an internship at the sports injury and rehabilitation department of the college.

 

Dr. Jesse was heavily involved in Palmer sports council where make-shift-clinics were set up to provide chiropractic care at sporting events. He spent many hours treating elite athletes, beginners, and weekend warriors alike in a variety of sporting venues.

In his free time, he can be found mountain biking, snow skiing, farming, creating home projects, or enjoying a ballgame. Jesse has a love for baseball that was passed down through his family as his uncle, John Wathan, played for the Kansas City Royals. Dr. Jesse played baseball for his college team and continued two seasons with the Muscatine Red Sox in Black Hawk Valley Semi-professional league. As a past board member and coach for the Glacier Twins, he continues to find opportunities in the community to help athletes achieve optimal health through chiropractic care.

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MEET KIMBERLY DEVRIES, RN, CLC

Registered Nurse

Certified Lactation Counselor

Craniosacral Fascial Therapist

Kimberly graduated with honors from Montana State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has an extensive nursing background. The majority of her years have been at Logan Health Medical Center as a resource nurse working in medical/surgical, hospice, postpartum, cardiac/telemetry, oncology, inpatient rehab, and the critical care COVID unit. She also provided care as a home hospice nurse case manager, worked for an IV therapy company, and is a former labor/birth and postpartum doula. She is President of the Flathead Valley Breastfeeding Coalition and helps facilitate their Baby Bistros, which are prenatal & postpartum support groups for parents & caregivers. 

Kimberly loves learning, educating, & empowering people and feels it’s important to meet people where they are at. She believes in a holistic approach to care and is a passionate advocate for others.

When she’s not working, volunteering, or coaching softball, Kimberly loves spending time with her daughter outside or at home with their cats and dog.

MEET SAM JOHNSON, OTD,OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Sam is licensed through the state of Montana Board of Occupational Therapy and the National Board of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Sam earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Montana State University Bozeman in 2017 and her Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Mary in 2021.

 

She has experience working in outpatient pediatrics, schools, and with adults in inpatient rehab. She has experience working with a multitude of diagnoses and has a primary interest in primitive reflex integration. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for children and families through creation of a strong foundation of health. She is active in furthering her skill set via continuing education classes to provide quality care to her patients.

 

Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs hiking, camping, fly fishing, skiing, or relaxing on their pontoon.

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MEET SHANNON LEUKUMA, PTA

Chiropractic Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Shannon is licensed through the State of Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Shannon graduated from Flathead Valley Community College with an AAS – Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

 

She worked in a skilled nursing facility for 3 years before transitioning to outpatient pediatric therapy. Shannon worked for another 3.5 years in a pediatric clinic that specialized in the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) Method before joining our team. She is registered as a Core-In-Training with the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute and has taken a variety of classes through the institute.

 

In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outside hiking, biking, paddle boarding and skiing.

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MEET MEGAN MALIA

Special Education Teacher

Megan has a dual degree from Montana State University in Science and Elementary Education and Special Education. Most recently she received her Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders. As her education has proven, Megan has a heart for teaching! She teaches K-4th grade special education in the Flathead Valley. 


As an autism specialist, she works with neurodiverse individuals to help support and improve their life in school, home and employment. Megan’s work addresses the mental, physical, and social skills of the individual's she works with. She specializes in using evidence-based practices, appropriate assessment, data collection, and social skills training.

Megan’s passion has also led her to be is the Local Program Coordinator and coach for the Special Olympics at West Valley school. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog and spending time with her nieces. 

MEET JESSICA KIDDY

Functional Teacher

Jessica is a teacher and chiropractic assistant who loves children and is passionate about helping them grow and learn! She has taught in private schools, public schools, and tutored children with disabilities. She is also the director of one of the Flathead Valley Classical Conversations homeschool groups in Kalispell. Jessica also homeschools her three children.  

Jessica has observed the variety of challenges students face, especially in the areas of attention, behavior, and academic performance.  Her desire to meet the needs of her children led her to Dr. Angie and Montana Spine and Neurodevelopment Center. Jessica has seen first-hand the amazing transformation that can take place when a student’s body and brain are developed and integrated. She created an at home learning routine for her children and she is excited to bring her creativity and encouragement to your home as well. Jessica leads our monthly Brain Building class.  

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MEET MEGAN ROBINSON

Office Administrator / Medical Billing Coordinator

Megan graduated Salish Kootenai Dental assisting program in 2011, with a dental assistant degree and spent 10 years working in the dental industry.  Working her way into office management in 2015. Megan has assisted office transitions from paper to paperless, software changes and updates and even a retirement and ownership transition. Her heart may love dentistry, however her desire to help people is ultimately what drives her work ethic.  

 

Megan likes to bake pies and craft jewelry in her free time. She has two daughters with her husband and loves to spend summertime on the lake in their boat and camping in the great outdoors of Montana.

MEET JOSIE WATHAN

Front Office

Josie graduated from Whitefish High School in 2023. She is always up for a challenge, she has learned to snow ski with DREAM Adaptive Recreation, participated in Special Olympics Snow Skiing, Bowling, Track and Field, Miracle Field Soccer and Baseball. 

 

In her free time, you can find Josie snuggling with her support dog, Buddy.  Josie also enjoys reading, coloring, music trivia, watching movies, attending church, singing and a good cup of coffee. If you see her smiling face in the office, make sure you tell her hello! 

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We are excited to welcome
you and your family to
Montana Spine & Neurodevelopment Center.

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