Devoted. Experienced. Professional.
Dr. Hayden learned from a very early on in his academic career that he had a knack for anatomy and physiology. After receiving a scholarship to play football at Central Washington University his interest in all things "human performance" only grew. Only eight days after receiving his degree in clinical physiology Dr. Hayden was in the classroom at Life Chiropractic College West, following his fathers footsteps and earning his doctorate in Chiropractic. During his time at Life West Dr. Hayden went on chiropractic service trips to Haiti, India, and even locally in San Francisco where he was able to provide chiropractic care to those who would otherwise not have access to it. Upon graduation at Life West Dr. Hayden was awarded with "Clinical Honors" for going above and beyond the requisite amount of patient encounters. His classmates voted to award him with the "Give" award as he was always willing to lend a hand to a classmate in need, and the Mentor Doctors voted to award him with the "Clinical Excellence" award, which is the highest achievement an intern-doctor can earn during their time at the Life West health center. Dr. Hayden loves North Idaho because he is a prolific outdoorsman and is always planning the next hunting or fishing trip, and he loves the independent, freedom loving spirit and culture here.
Dr. Katie initially studied fashion in her undergraduate and worked as an assistant buyer for a large corporation, before some major life events pushed her to make some career and life shifts. When it came time to make the change, Chiropractic came to mind for Dr. Katie as her first chiropractic experience always stuck with her. She sustained a substantial spinal injury while playing college volleyball, and was able to return to the game she loved at 100% thanks to the help of her first chiropractor. She also recalls that same Doctor educating her on the benefits of chiropractic in regards to overall health and performance. Dr. Katie did a tour of the Life Chiropractic College West campus where a friend of her's was attending, and decided right then and there that she'd move herself, and her daughter down to the Bay Area to pursue her doctorate in Chiropractic. During her time at Life West Dr. Katie did several additional trainings for Pediatric and Obstetric chiropractic, being a mother herself she feels she can better relate to Mother's and Kiddos who come into the office for care. Dr. Katie loves North Idaho because it has always felt like a second home to her as she has a lot of family here. She also loves that there are mountains, lakes, and wildlife (especially Moose!) everywhere you look, making it the perfect place to raise a well adjusted family.
Carly Sampson treats every practice member who comes her way with patience and compassion. She is able to massage as deep as necessary, or be as gentle as she has to be, depending on the needs of her clients. As our longest-serving massage therapist, Carly was with Dr. Hayden and Dr. Katie at their previous practice before moving back to her husband's hometown in North Idaho. She plays an important role in our busy Chiropractor Clinic and is one of our most popular staff members.
Chamber is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon! They are known as the "supreme gun dog" and are awesome upland bird and waterfowl hunters. They are also known for being a little calmer and friendlier than most hunting breeds. He is hypoallergenic and does not shed, so feel free to pet away! When Chamber is not at the office he is busy being Dad's hunting buddy or Mom's teddy bear! It is very exciting to have a dog in the office but we ask that you allow him to do his part in staying calm and gentle with everyone, do not feed him, or do anything to rile him up such as tug of war or picking him up off of the ground.