Please Meet Our Practitioners:
Dr. Juan-Pablo Rivera DC
Dr. Rivera graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree - Cell & Molecular Biology from Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR in 2014.
He then went on to receive his doctor of chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health sciences in Whittier
California in 2018.
His hobbies include photography, basketball and volleyball.
Allen Hayes, Massage Therapist
Allen is originally from South Carolina. In 2000, he joined the Marine Corps and was transferred to the 29 palms base. He saw
combat in Iraq 2003 to 2004.
He has been a Morongo basin resident ever since leaving the Marine Corps. He has been interested in massage therapy since
2003 and completed his 500 in our professional massage therapy license training in 2017. He has been working at the Center for
Health ever since, and he is a favorite among all of our patients.
Roy Felton, Massage Therapist & Veteran Affairs
Roy grew up in Chicago, and resided there until 2010 when he joined the Marine Corps. He then moved to 29 Palms to finsih his
service. He then started going to school in Cathedral City where he got his Massage Therapy Certificate.
He is also Center for Health's VA Representative, making sure everything is running smooth behind the scenes.
In his free time Roy likes to spend his time bowling with family and friends, going hiking, and playing baseball.
Shawn Matteke, CPT
Shawn oversees Center For Health's Functional Medicine Program
He has been working as a certified trainer for ever 10 years, has been a pilates instructer for 5 and is also a Nutritional Health
Sean got his certificates from International Sports Science Association.
Joshua Slone, Rehab Lead & EP-C
Josh went to school at Concordia St. Paul and has since been a Certified Personal Trainer for almost 4 years and is also a certified
Health Coach and Excercise Physiologist. Josh has a passion for helping patients "Move Well and Live Well" by adressing root
causes of health conditions.
When Josh isn't helping people discover their ability to heal, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs. He also enjoys art,
music and lauging with friends.
Hoel David, FNP
Christian Reymundo Cruz, Massage Therapist
Chrisitan is a desert native and has spent his life interested in keeping the body active and learning how it works. He currently
has his Massage Therapy Certificate, and is enrolled at College of the Desert to study Kinesiology.
He used to work at a high end spa in Desert Hot Springs, before he came to join the team in Yucca Valley.
Christian loves to stay active by playing soccer and going on hikes.
Please Meet Our Staff:
Frontdesk : Sia Smith
Frondesk : Haley Althea
Haley grew up in the Northern California redwoods and moved to the desert a few years ago. While she isn't working with the
team at Center for Health she spends her free time making jewelry, baking, and hanging out with her animals.
She has also been a Reiki Master for 8 years.
Frontdesk: Kaela Morocco