Meet The Team

img_6030Barry Matthisen, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Barry Matthisen, DC, was raised in south Anchorage. He graduated from Service High School and Western Washington University. He obtained his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been practicing in south Anchorage for over 25 years. He is also an Advanced Graduate of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and has been involved with auto crash research since 2002, from participating in live human crash testing to biomechanics and whiplash traumatology. He has been qualified as an expert in Alaska Courts, and remains on the forefront of current research. This advanced training and experience is crucial and has shown to be successful with patients suffering from auto crash and work injuries. He also has been the doctor for the Anchorage Aces hockey club and treats sports injuries in addition to providing general family wellness care.

Dr. Matthisen is also the proud owner of a beautiful yellow labrador, Zoey.

Enjoys

  • Camping, fishing, hiking. 
  • Taking the family motorhome to various destinations throughout Alaska. 
  • Having family over for backyard cookouts

img_6017Jane Ward

Director

Jane is the Director of Alaska Back Care Center. She was born in The Dalles, Oregon into a large family; Jane is one of two sets of twins, and has two more siblings as as well! Her family eventually moved to Sunnyside, Washington, where Jane graduated from Sunnyside High School. She has several certifications in Business.

Jane moved to Southeast Alaska in 1985, where she volunteered in her girls’ class room and then began substituting at the elementary school. Jane also, was involved in the girls track team, gymnastics, baton twirling and annual swim trips; she took the gymnastic & basketball girls team to Juneau to participate in away sports. In 1987 they moved to Anchorage.

Jane has two daughters, Kristine and Kimberly (5 grandchildren) all reside in Anchorage.

Enjoys

  • Ballroom dancing
  • Biking the coastal trails
  • Ziplining
  • Her British Blue short hair cat (Nordy, named after her favorite store)
  • The Alaskan outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing, and traveling
  • Creating recipes for her family to test
  • Spending time with family and friends

img_6027Kimberly Iozzo  

Billing Specialist/Front Office Manager

Kimberly was born in Sunnyside, WA and graduated from Bartlett High School in Anchorage. She then went on to graduate from Alaska Career College with a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) diploma in 2002. She is the proud mother of two: Her son, Winston, and daughter, Hannah-Jane. Kimberly is also an avid potter, and has her own studio where she creates pottery and glass artwork. Volunteering is another passion of hers. She is the leader of the Family Readiness Group, an Exchange Host Parent, and a member of the Protestant Women of the Chapel.

Enjoys

  • “Glamp”-ing
  • Hiking
  • Going to the Alaska State Fair
  • Volunteering
  • Creating pottery art

  

img_6066Cheryl Mathis, LMT

 Massage Therapist

Cheryl was born right here in Anchorage, Alaska, where she graduated from East High School. Afterwards, she graduated from Alaska Career College in 2007 with a Business Administrative Certification, and again with a certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) in 2014.

Enjoys

  • Participating in the women’s annual run
  • Spending time with her family 
  • Cooking and experimenting with new recipes
  • Beautiful Alaskan summers

img_6015Kristina Huffman

Front Desk Specialist

Kristina provides a daily dose of energy and enthusiasm to our front desk! As a child of military parents, Kristina grew up spending a substantial amount of time growing up in both Alaska and Texas. She was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Alaska for the first time at age 10. She later graduated from Steele High School in San Antonio. After graduating high school, she headed back to Alaska yet again, where she graduated from Alaska Career College’s Medical Assistant Program in 2014. She is the proud owner/mother of her 2-year-old pitbull, Sox, and is a devout advocate for the breed.

Enjoys

  • Longboarding in the summer with Sox in tow
  • Camping/Hiking in Valdez
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Ziplining