Master Practitioners

The Pinnacle of both Health and Care

Our clients are discerning about their health, and ready to gain insight from practitioners who apprenticed under the tutelage of the healing Masters, Practitioners who are learned in the non-toxic, non-invasive ways. We have dedicated our lives to refining healing techniques that exceed the highest standards, for your health and care.

Our Team

Catherine (Cat) Montgomery Gibson PhD

Owner, 9 Corners Sports and Holistic Medical Center

"Health is the reward for the right action"

I help decision-makers infuse Taoism, Zen and Buddhism into their leadership, business models, risk assessment and resource management for greater effectiveness than western models currently provide in today's global competitive sphere.

I bring to life the sage wisdom of Confucius, Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching and others to give progressive Americans the insight and advantage that propelled Chinese emperors, warriors and dynasties to soaring heights of success.

I began my career developing competitive strategies in advertising agencies working with over 200 companies ranging from blue chips to small businesses including: Disney, HP, Coors, Mattel, EA Sports, Hasbro, Fujitsu, Chevy's, TiVo, Peterbilt, Lucasfilm, Skky Vodka. I retired from my corporate executive career and founded 9 Corners Sports and Holistic Medical Center with my husband, Randy, to provide our community with effective, affordable healthcare options.

Once 9 Corners was established, I studied with the Dalai Lama receiving his practitioner teachings. Enthralled, I earned my masters degree in the field of Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. I have the honor of being one of few Americans to receive teachings from renowned Taoist master, Dr. Yi Wu - Taiwan’s Treasured Scholar. Together, we are completing a book entitled, Ch'an and Lao-Chuang, written to deepen understanding for Buddhists and Zen monks.

Today, I write articles and speak about bringing Taoism and Zen into a fresh style of leadership and management for companies ready for a more global view in the 21st century. My passion is bringing forth Taoist wisdom providing insight and solutions to modern day challenges.

Specialties: Providing ancient wisdom to potentiate leadership, entrepreneurialism, health, business, and economics

Randy Gibson

Medical Director - Acupuncturist

"People can heal themselves when given the right plan & priorities"

“Some people are healers…Randy is a healer of the heart,” shares on of his clients. He cares so genuinely for each person while he treats their pain. And his gentle manner makes you feel instantly at ease”. Randy has been in the health profession for over 30 years, focusing on acupuncture and sports medicine. As a competitive athlete his whole life, Randy knows how to get the systems of the body out of pain and into performance. “I love seeing people get better and helping them discover new aspects of their potential.”

Barbara Clark - Nutrition Detective

Certified Nutrition Consultant and Neuro Nutrient Therapy Specialist

"Using Food as Medicine"

Since 1991 Barbara has been an educator of the healing powers of food and the integrative impact of nutrition on the whole person.
Clients come with concerns ranging from food sensitivities, digestive disorders, food cravings, addictive behaviors and anxiety, hormonal imbalances including thyroid and adrenals, sleep issues and weight challenges.

Understanding the root cause from a functional perspective allows for the creation of customized programs of nutrient dense foods and supplements for the body to begin to heal.
She uses leading edge lab testing (blood, saliva, stool and urine) as well as extensive health history intakes.

Barbara Cochran, MA

Licensed Educational Psychologist, Cognitive Behavior Therapist, Life and Relationship Coach

"One of my biggest strengths is that I help people separate fear from reality"

Barbara has extensive experience working with individuals, teens, children, couples, families, and groups. She guides people, through non-judgmental listening and discovery, to tap into their inner wisdom to creatively resolve challenges and find more resourceful interpretations and choices. She uses mindfulness and effective strategies to enhance peace, joy, freedom and enrichment. She assists couples and those in relationships in families and in the work environment to dispel blame and judgement and to truly hear each other and build a collaborative, warm, and enjoyable relationship.

Richard Teel

Doctor of Chiropractic

"Be brilliant at the basics"

Dr. Teel graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cal Poly Pomona in 1986. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1990. Dr. Teel has been practicing in Marin since 193 and currently works exclusively at 9 Corners. He employs a wide variety of techniques to suit the individual needs of his clients. Dr. Teel enjoys working with people to enhance the quality of their lives.

 Lisa Weindorf

Certified Massage Therapist/Health Educator

"Easy does it tiger"

Lisa Weindorf’s interest in the function of the human body led her to the field of massage therapy and health education. She was fortunate to work for the women’s swim team at Cal Berkeley, as the team massage therapist. She traveled to dual meets, Pac-10’s and NCAA’s. In 2000 she had the amazing opportunity to work with the US swim team at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Lisa is committed to meeting each clients’ individual needs. She incorporates a variety of modalities in her practice, including deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. She treats sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, with a specialty in jaw and neck tension. Lisa has also opened up her practice to treat seniors who need gentle touch and guidance to support them in their aging process.
Lisa is thrilled to be working at 9 Corners and is looking forward to providing excellent care and working in partnership with her clients to create optimal health!

Alise Schulte-Hassler

Licensed Esthetician, Nutrional Consultant

Clear results delivered ethically and methodically, according to individual concerns and conditions. Alise has over 25 years of cumulative experience in Holistic Nutrition and Skin Care. She served on Whole Body Teams for both Whole Foods and Pharmaca, and in 2002 received her California Esthetician License, and her Certified Nutritional Consultant Certification. She holds Advanced Certifications in effective treatment modalities for hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne, and rosacea among others. She is knowledgeable regarding a full range of products, including natural, medical, and prescription based topicals; and enjoys compounding her own natural yet active line, AromaClinica. Concurrently serving as the Lead Esthetican for a prominent plastic surgeon in Marin County, Alise has seen that an integrated approach yields remarkable results for her many satisfied clients! For details please visit her website: www.alisehassler.skincaretherapy.net

Thomas Attardi

Therapeutic & Integrative Bodywork

"Everybody deserves relief."

Tom has been working in the health and healing rehabilitation field since 1992.
He developed many of his training skills working in Chiropractic, & PT clinics.
Tom is a certified Master Bodyworker as well as certified  in Neurokinetic Therapy, Advance Myofascial Therapy as well Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (PDTR). Tom uses any modalities of therapeutic and integrative bodywork to help
speed up recovery and comfort and to restore structural integrity and balance.

Patty Underwood

CranioSacral Lymphodema Therapist - Feldenkrais Practitioner

"Solving the puzzles of neurology is exciting."

"My own journey of self exploration and recovery from a major injury led me to CranioSacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, and Lymphatic work." Patty favors the hands-on nature of these approaches for their subtle, non-invasive methods. Her clients experience greater awareness, improved function and movement toward their range of potential. Patty was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa. She has always been fascinated with finding the answers to the puzzles of neurology. She has 30 years experience as an Occupational Therapist in rehabilitation. She has been involved in training, teaching, and skill development internationally.

Regina Cardiff

Certified Massage Therapist - Holistic Health Practitioner

"The body speaks volumes."

Regina discovered the healing power of massage in 1995 after bodywork helped her recover from an injury. She began massage therapy training that same year and continues to enjoy learning new modalities. Regina’s clients say her nurturing, intuitive touch promotes a state of deep relaxation. She has an integrative approach, combining a variety of techniques based upon the individual needs of each client. Regina has training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point, Auth Method, Thai, Shiatsu, CranioSacral, Prenatal and Elder massage. She’s also a Reiki Master and Herbalist. The focus of her practice is restorative massage.

Tobi Lessem

Certified Massage - Trigger Point Therapist

"All within us is connected; we are connected to all"

 I began studying massage therapy to learn more about the body systems and to bring that knowledge into my fitness training practice. What I ended up learning was so much more profound. The bodywork I perform takes into account the connectivity of the whole self as well as the interconnection that exists during a therapeutic session together. Having worked with athletes, elders, children, oncology patients, pregnant women, "massage newbies" and everyone in between, I've learned that a nurturing presence combined with an in depth scientific knowledge of the body has the potential to heal anybody. Utilizing mainly, myofascial release therapy, trigger point work and results from functional movement assessments, I address the body's root issue and branch out to achieve effective & lasting results.

Tracy Haynor

Client Services

"Everyone deserves to reach their full potential; physically, emotionally and spiritually"

 

Tracy is passionate about health & wellness, clean eating and exercise. She and her family live in San Rafael and love to play outdoors year-round.  For Tracy, being a part of the 9 Corners team and supporting our clients' journeys to greater health is a dream come true.