Dr. Rion Marcus

Dr. Rion Marcus is a native of Albuquerque and a graduate of La Cueva High School and University of New Mexico where he earned a degree in biology. He pursued his dream of earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at University of Western States in Portland Oregon.  Dr. Marcus uses many chiropractics techniques including the Palmer method and diversified. Apart from his practice, he is a member of EAGA and an active member in the “High IQ Society” Mensa International.

While at UWS, Dr. Marcus excelled in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes and sports related injuries, in which he was a treating intern at the USA World Youth Track and Field Trials and numerous local sporting events from soccer and ballroom dance to cyclo-cross and long-distance running events. He also had the privilege of treating the under-served communities throughout Portland with much needed chiropractic care.

Dr. Marcus has advanced training certificates in Active Release Technique® (A.R.T.) and Graston® soft tissue therapies. He also uses Kinesio® taping protocols. He has successfully treated elite distance runners, rock climbers, professional cyclists, Ironman triathletes, MMA and UFC fighters, and bull-riders in addition to “weekend warriors”.

His emphasis in chiropractic technique considers dynamic movement and functional evaluation to comprehensively address the underlying cause of disease, biomechanical dysfunction, and to improve overall physical ability and wellness. He utilizes several adjusting techniques that are safe and gentle for all considerations. Most people enjoy a dramatic improvement in the first few treatments. His youngest patient has been 2 days old and his eldest 98!!

His level of commitment and passion for his community led him back to his hometown to practice chiropractic.  Dr. Marcus has partnered with several charitable foundations including Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, local 4H club, Canines for Companions, Paws and Stripes and other local charities.

Dr. Marcus is an avid outdoors-man, a family man, and loves the simple things in life. In his leisure time, he can be found hiking the Sandias, golfing, training his dogs, or scouting for his next outdoor adventure!

Dr. Dominic Gutierrez

Dr. Dominic Gutierrez is a native of Albuquerque. He graduated from Saint Pius X High School then went on to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he earned a degree in Biology and Chemistry. Even though he comes from a family of dentists, he pursued his passion for chiropractic and attended Life University School of Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia.

While attending Life University, Dr. Gutierrez became certified in the Thompson technique and the Pierce Results System. He also went on a chiropractic mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where he served many underprivileged towns and villages.

As an Albuquerque native, he has a deep passion to give back and serve our community. He is very family-oriented, which is why caring for people of all ages is so important to him.

Dr. Gutierrez enjoys spending time with his family, going on hikes with his dog, golfing, and skiing. For these reasons, Albuquerque will always be home!

Dr. Alissa Albers

Chiropractor: Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Specialist

Originally from South Dakota, Dr. Albers moved to Albuquerque in 1993. She attended La Cueva High School. In 2010, She graduated from the University of New Mexico and moved to Davenport, Iowa where she pursued chiropractic at Palmer College. While attending school, Dr. Albers specialized in infant adjustments, pregnancy and postpartum care for mothers, cranial sacral work and Atlas Orthogonal treatment. 
What is Atlas Orthogonal technique? 
Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, low force, and effective chiropractic adjustment of the first bone of the neck (Atlas). This adjustment helps restore body balance and reactivates the body’s natural healing ability. 
The upper portion of the spine and spinal cord is a direct continuation of the brain.  It controls many of our essential functions and is vital to our health. Adjusting the atlas removes nerve pressure from the upper spine which allows the body to heal and recover without the need of drugs or surgery. Once corrected, the entire spine will realign and become more balanced.

Erin M. Brady, LMT

Clinic Director and Licensed Massage Therapist

Erin joined NMCC in mid-2016 as clinic director and a few short months later decided to move her massage practice on-site as well!  Erin’s role is handing everyday clinic operations, coordination/supervision of staff, billing out all our services, coordinating our worker’s compensation, auto-injury and veteran’s care. Erin also works her magic with over 19 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist .  She utilizes therapeutic massage, trigger point release, Ortho-Bionomy, prenatal massage, polarity therapy, reflexology and more to customize 1/2 hour to hour-long sessions.  She often works in tandem with our docs to treat specific issues and is available outside of our clinic hours.

A native New Mexican, Erin loves camping and other outdoor activities and is a busy wife and mom to two sons.  She is passionate about furthering her knowledge of the human body to help individuals of all ages reach their maximum potential.

Angelica Castillo

Front desk receptionist/office assistant
Angelica Castillo is one of the center’s front desk receptionist/office assistants. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and has never lived anywhere else. She is married, and has three children. She is definitely family oriented and enjoys spending time with immediate and extended family members. In her spare time she likes the outdoors and loves to read.

Prior to working at NMCC, Angelica worked for an elementary school and a bank here in Albuquerque. Her experience has been mostly dealing in customer service and she loves working with people. She really loves her job and our center, and has become much healthier and feels great! Being well-adjusted makes all the difference in your health. She wants to continue to be educated and learn more about the overall benefits of chiropractic so she can continue to serve our patients to the best of her ability!

Chastity Bustos

Front Desk Receptionist and CBD Specialist

Chastity was born in Indiana and transplanted to New Mexico in 1995. She is married and has five children. She and her husband enjoy riding motorcycles with their friends.

Prior to NMCC, Chastity worked for a fountain company and a university here in Albuquerque. She has 18 years of customer service experience. She loves seeing the patients feel better after their continued care at NMCC!

Since joining NMCC in 2017, she has expanded her role in the office to educate and promote CDB products and how they impact the body’s ability to heal and manage pain.  She is you go-to specialist for cannabinoid (CBD).

Hilda Gomez

Therapy Technician

Hilda was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She came to Albuquerque in 1997 with her 2 children. In 2009, she graduated from Apollo College with her bilingual medical assisting degree.

She has worked in a variety of clinical settings from assisted living to physical therapy and now chiropractic. Her career working in chiropractic offices began as a patient, and seeing how much chiropractic has changed her life, decided to stick with the profession.  Her focus is quality patient care and attention to detail.

Outside of the office, she enjoys meeting new people and developing relationships. She also enjoys napping, reading, and taking walks. She’s a movie and music buff too!! But above all else, she loves her time spent with family.   

Tiffany Salazar

Laser Technician

Tiffany was born in Texas and raised in Farmington, NM. She has many hobbies and interests that highlight her love for the outdoors. She joined our team here at New Mexico Chiropractic Center in January 2018 to administer Lightforce Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to our patients. 

Melissa Black

Licensed Massage Therapist

We are happy to announce Melissa Black Licensed Massage Therapist is now part of our team!! Melissa graduated form Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute, where she furthered her education of somatic therapies she has been cultivating as a long-time practitioner and teacher of Yoga. She is a Certified and registered Yoga instructor. She utilizes various bodywork modalities, including Myofascial Release and Trigger Point release, in a customized 30 or 60 min session. 

Melissa is passionate about Holistic health and wellness, and devotes much of her personal time to studying and practicing massage and bodywork modalities, yoga and meditation. In her leisure time, you can find her hiking, cooking, painting and spending quality time with her loved ones. 

Mackenzie Hendrex

Cryo-Therapy Technician

As a senior at Eldorado High School, and Student Body Officer, Mackenzie spends most of her time working on ways she and her fellow senators can improve the city of Albuquerque. Mackenzie is interested in pursuing a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic and is more than excited to be joining the team!