Meet the Team

Dr. Matt Brown-Ruegg, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic & Owner

Best of Western Wash 2015 Placed 6
Dr. Matt Brown-Ruegg ranked #6 Best Chiropractor in 2015 in King5 Best of Western Washington.

Practicing since 1998 and owner of Hillclimb Chiropractic Clinic since 2001, Dr. Matt Brown-Ruegg has built a team of top rated practitioners to create a multidisciplinary facility that merges modern chiropractic care & techniques, acupuncture, massage and naturopathic medicine in the heart of downtown Seattle. Consistently recognized as one of the top chiropractors in Seattle, he specializes in helping people get out of pain and moving again – a true advocate of the #MoveWellLiveBetter movement. Dr. Brown-Ruegg and his team offer a high level of patient service and recognize the greatest compliment is when patients refer their friends, family and co-workers to Hillclimb. He consistently and successfully treats low back pain, headaches, neck pain, disc injuries, migraines as well as conditions from car accident injuries – even minor fender benders, sports injuries, work injuries, repetitive stress injuries, slips, falls and more with chiropractic. Dr. Brown-Ruegg specializes in the following chiropractic techniques: Diversified, Drop Table, Manual Adjusting, Gonstead and Activator techniques and graduated from Western States Chiropractic College.

Dr. Sarah Flood, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
For nearly 5 years Dr. Sarah Flood has been helping patients move well and live better! Dr. Flood loves when patients refer others to her care and is motivated to help empower patients to become better advocates of their own health. She successfully treats low back and neck pain, offers kinesotaping for improved sports performance & injury rehab, and works to help those with disc injuries, headaches, repetitive stress injuries among other ailments. Dr. Flood specializes in the following chiropractic techniques: Diversified, Drop Table, Blair, Thompson and Motion Palpation and focuses on extremities including shoulder, arm and knees and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.


Dr. Katie Disharoon, N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor
Downtown Seattle Naturopath, Dr. Katie Disharoon believes that she should treat patients as if they were her own family members: with intention, compassion and a desire to get to the root cause of symptoms. Thanks to her Naturopathic training, Dr. Disharoon believes in the body’s natural gravitation toward healing and balance and away from disease. She seeks to meet patients where they are, providing expertise which bridges the gap between alternative and mainstream care and creating realistic treatment programs for patients. Dr. Disharoon has had been fortunate enough to have trained at the premier Naturopathic institutions in the US — including Bastyr University in the Seattle area, National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine near Phoenix, Arizona.

J. Dave Smart, EAMP, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist

Dave specializes in the following areas: Pain Relief & Pain Management, Mental, Emotional & PTSD and Digestive Issues. Dave is a life-long, avid paddler, and was first drawn to Acupuncture in 1992 when recovering from a shoulder injury. He was amazed at how it helped him recover and continue to enjoy outdoor pursuits.  Dave has been practicing acupuncture since 2001 in varied clinical environments ranging from independent work to a large multi-disciplinary clinic consisting of chiropractic, naturopathic and allopathic physicians. In addition to pain management and emotional health, one area of focus includes digestive issues such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis and acid reflux.

Kelly Miller, EAMP, L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist

Kelly Miller, LAc. became licensed to practice acupuncture in 1999 and specializes in Pain Relief and Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Reproductive and Women’s Health and Mental/ Emotional Health. Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Oriental Medicine and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture through Bastyr University. Kelly’s treatment focus involves addressing acute or chronic conditions, while rebalancing the general constitution to promote vitality and well-being.



Andrew Marks, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Andrew practices a dynamic style of therapeutic massage ideal for muscle pain and restoring greater function and mobility. This is not your typical massage – he uses a combination of deep precise pressure, cooperative movement and postural education to reduce muscle tension and improve motion. Andrew has been practicing yoga, pilates, ballet and weight lifting for twenty years and used these mediums to recover from chronic pain and numerous injuries. He is delighted to share his knowledge with you and is excited to be working together with the Hillclimb team of practitioners to bring you to optimal health.


Patient Advocate & Front Desk
As one of the first friendly faces you see (or hear), Krystal aims to make all our patients feel welcomed, answer questions and ensure patients are seen on time. She strives to make everyone’s overall experience at Hillclimb a great one.



Patient Advocate & Front Desk
Hayley is one of the first friendly faces you see at Hillclimb. Her aim is to make all patients feel welcomed, answer questions about services and ensure patients are seen on time and make scheduling of future appointments easy for you!


Patient Advocate & Front Desk
Sandra is one of the first voices you will hear when you call Hillclimb and she many times throughout the day she jumps in to covers the front to help good flow in the clinic. She is happy to answer questions about our services and make scheduling easy.


Office Manager and Billing Manager
Alyson is always smiling and makes the process of billing insurance as smooth as possible for our patients and is always happy to answer any patient questions and she also ensures our office processes are running smoothly.


Clinic Director, Operations and Marketing
Benefitting from chiropractic since she was 13, Michele advocates for making chiropractic a healthy lifestyle choice. She focuses on ensuring Hillclimb offers great services & products and strives to deliver the best patient experience and helps new people find our clinic.