Centennial Chiropractor: Dr. Jeffrey McWhorter

Dr. Jeffrey McWhorter, D.C., M.S.R., A.R.T.

Founder, Owner, and Operator

Dr. Jeffrey McWhorter is the founder, owner, and operator of McWhorter Chiropractic and Neurological Rehab (CNR). After first receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Miami University, Dr. McWhorter went on to receive both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters of Sports Rehabilitation from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. After graduating and moving to the Denver metro area, Dr. McWhorter has quickly become an innovative voice and an inspiring leader as a top Centennial chiropractor.

Dr. McWhorter primarily focuses on issues dealing with the spine, shoulders, and knees, but his various techniques encompass much more. As a leading Centennial chiropractor with extensive training in neurological rehabilitation, Dr. McWhorter provides a wide variety of services, including Class IV Laser Therapy, GyroStim, Dyna Vision, Infrared Light Therapy, and so much more. Our founder has also has extensive personal experience dealing and helping people recover from neurological issues - more specifically concussion prevention, baseline testing, and cognitive rehabilitation. We are incredibly familiar with a wide variety of neurological conditions, and we strive to treat those conditions effectively with our innovative neurological treatment techniques

Ryan Phillips, ND, MPH, BCB, CHES

Dr. Ryan Phillips, ND, MPH, BCB, CHES

Assistant Clinical Director

Ryan Phillips, ND, MPH, BCB, CHES earned his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2020 and his Master of Public Health in 2021. In addition to 4 years of training in primary care, herbal/botanical medicine, physical medicine, nutrition, and behavioral medicine, he also completed extra rotations and coursework in biofeedback therapy and pediatrics. He earned his BCIA board certification as a biofeedback practitioner in 2021 and is currently undergoing certification in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.

Dr. Phillips primarily focuses on behavioral medicine working with patients experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, neurological dysfunction, ADD/ADHD, and other mental health challenges. He enjoys working with pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. His integrative ‘mind-body’ approach is especially helpful for those who have not responded well to conventional care. His approach is also effective for physical conditions such IBS, functional digestive disorders, insomnia, chronic pain disorders, etc.

Dr. Phillips earned a B.A. in Global Studies in 2003 which led to over a decade of work in remote corners of the Indian Himalayas. He is fluent in Nepali and loves South Asian culture. During their time abroad, he organized underdeveloped communities to establish schools, health centers, and a regional ambulance service. He helped to train village women as health workers and mobilized communities to prevent disease through hygiene, sanitation, and lifestyle. Ryan now lives in the foothills of the Rockies with his wife and four children with whom he enjoys an active lifestyle He also enjoys international travel and has trekked extensively throughout Nepal, India, Tibet, Bhutan, and the Andes. He is most proud of the adventures he has shared with his children which include cycling over the Himalayas, biking across Tibet, and hiking to Everest Base Camp.

Dr. Francis Aubrey Copeland MD

Dr. Francis Aubrey Copeland MD

Medical Director

Aubrey Copeland has been a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Colorado for the last 30 years.  A graduate of Queens University in Ireland and the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Dr. Copeland loves the practice of medicine and is honored to be working with local medical clinics and their patients.  He loves his family and enjoys the opera, music, theater, art, movies, books, travel, cruises, walking, golf, good food, good cars, and a good joke.

Sarah Lawson: Practice Coordinator at McWhorter CNR

Sarah Lawson

Practice Coordinator

Born and raised in South Carolina, Sarah moved with her family to Colorado for a short couple of years. Here she began working for McWhorter CNR, wearing many hats throughout the clinic, until she relocated back to Charleston, SC. Sarah now supports the team and patients remotely from her home as the Practice Coordinator for both McWhorter CNR and our sister company, The HBOT Spa. While she enjoys hands on patient care, Sarah finds she thrives more in a health administration role. She aims to take her passion of helping people and business administration to hopefully reach patients across the country!

Sarah enjoys all things DIY, reading, camping with her family, and most of all being a mother to her young daughter, Grae!

Victoria Davies: Marketing Director at McWhorter CNR

Victoria Davies

Marketing Director

Victoria has been working at McWhorter Chiropractic and Neurological Rehabilitation since March 2020. She began working for Dr. McWhorter after graduating from CU Boulder with a degree in Integrative Physiology. Victoria’s goal is to gain as much experience in this field as she can by becoming well-versed in clinical business operations, the diagnostic process, and executing the treatments provided by McWhorter CNR. She hopes to be taking this knowledge and experience to her future career as a naturopathic doctor.

Victoria is a Colorado native and loves the outdoors. She also has a strong passion for dance and stays active in the dance world by teaching ballet to students of all ages..

Rachelle Kellogg, SWC: Director of Neurofeedback at McWhorter CNR

Rachelle Kellogg, MSW, SWC

Director of Neurofeedback

Rachelle moved to Denver in 2020 to further pursue her career in holistic and integrative mental healthcare. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Psychology from Central Michigan University and her graduate degree from the University of Denver in 2021 with a Master’s of Social Work in Health and Wellness. During her graduate studies, Rachelle was first introduced to the concept of neuroplasticity and interpersonal neurobiology, and has since dove into professional research and clinical practice using this framework. Throughout the years, Rachelle has worked in various healthcare settings, with all age groups, and in clinical, administrative, and leadership roles. Rachelle has committed her life’s work to education, outreach, and integrative treatment of optimal brain health, cognitive performance, mental wellness, and trauma healing and rehabilitation.

Rachelle provides both neuro- and psychotherapy services at McWhorter CNR, including qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback training, neuro-assisted meditation, mental health evaluations, individual psychotherapy, EMDR therapy, neurofeedback coaching, and at-home neurofeedback. Rachelle is a Clinical Social Work Candidate and is currently practicing under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Ashlie Bell, Ph.D, LCSW, BCN. She is also certified in Human, Animal, and Environment Connections, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and is trained in Eye-Movement Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Rachelle specializes in treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, attention deficits, neurological dysfunction and injury, and executive functioning. Rachelle approaches symptoms, treatment, and therapy by considering the relationship to and the health of the brain, mind, and body. Her goal is to view patients from a whole-person perspective, and incorporates mindfulness, mind-body practices and wellness coaching into all of her clinical practice.

When Rachelle isn’t treating patients, she maintains an active lifestyle, enjoys taking adventures with her dog, Kaia, traveling, and seeing live music. Rachelle is originally from Metro Detroit, Michigan, and worked in Washington D.C. for three years prior to moving to Colorado in 2020.

Taylor Kruse: Chiropractic Assistant at McWhorter CNR

Taylor Kruse

Chiropractic Assistant

Taylor is a college student with incredibly positive energy and a willingness to bring that energy into every aspect of her life. Taylor grew up playing several different sports including volleyball and dirt biking. She also has a long history as a gymnast. She is a Colorado native with a background in kinesiology and is CNA certified. She previously worked for a physical therapist and was most recently a stretch therapist. She is currently continuing her education in chiropractic care, and she’s excited for the opportunity to help her community. Through her professional and personal experience, she has learned what it means to be a part of a team

In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, swing dancing, ballroom dancing, and loving on her animals!

Taylor West - IV Technician, EMT-P at McWhorter CNR

Taylor West

IV Technician, EMT-P

Taylor is a Texas native that recently moved to Colorado to pursue an active lifestyle in the outdoors. He graduated from Del Mar College as a Paramedic and spent 3 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic in the Corpus Christi Fire Department. He is passionate about providing excellent patient care, alongside quality products that McWhorter CNR offers.

While not practicing paramedicine, Taylor enjoys walking his dog, reading, comedy, and relaxing with loved ones.

Emily Shoemaker: Neurofeedback Technician at McWhorter CNR

Emily Shoemaker, B.A.

Neurofeedback Technician

Emily is a neurofeedback technician born and raised in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated from College of Charleston in 2020 with a B.A. in psychology with a focus on neuroscience and childhood development. She traded the beach for the mountains in 2021 to meet new people and enjoy what Colorado has to offer. Emily enjoys skiing, hiking and anything that involves spending time with her golden retriever, Penny!

Since joining the team at McWhorter CNR in March of 2023, she gets to combine her understanding of the human mind with cutting-edge technology. She is inspired by helping people unlock their full potential, improving brain function, and achieving optimal mental well-being. With her expertise and warm personality, she hopes to make a positive impact on the lives of her clients, one brainwave at a time!

Melissa Gamboa: Receptionist at McWhorter CNR

Melissa Gamboa


When I’m not working I’m spending time with my daughter and husband. I am fascinated with Aztec mythology, my daughters middle name is Nahuatl, the native language to the Aztecs! My dream career would be to become a doula, whether that be for birth/postpartum or death. Both are major transitions in life and compassion, empathy, and kindness are fundamental in supporting people through this time period. My goal as a first generation Mexican woman is to be an advocate for families, specifically minority families, that are more prone to experiencing discrimination and abuse during pregnancy, labor, terminal sickness, etc. I am very compassionate driven and enjoy working with people on a deeper level!

Stella: Therapy Dog at McWhorter CNR


Office Therapy Dog

Visiting the doctor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, some people experience “white coat” hypertension which is a temporary rise in blood pressure every time someone walks into a doctor’s office! Fortunately, Stella’s soft fuzzy white coat has the opposite effect. Stella is available to sit at your feet, curl up on your lap or enjoy a good belly rub if you are feeling a bit anxious in the waiting room, during your exam, in a neurofeedback session or during IV Therapy. When Stella isn’t hard at work, she enjoys jumping in mounds of snow, modeling her favorite dresses and, of course, lots and lots of treats!