At Benchmark, our aim is to improve patients' quality of life by looking at the whole body, not just certain parts, which is observed through advanced diagnostics. We promote healing with a multi-faceted, high-tech approach, all while nurturing deep personal connections.

Dr. Sandy Valdes Haas

Wellness Director

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Dr. Sandra Valdes Haas, D.C, has a BA in Psychology from the prestigious Rollins College in Central Florida. She was President of the CBP® Club and graduated Summa Cum Lauda with a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in 2002. Dr. Haas has over 9 years of experience in the practice, and 20 years of experience in healthcare and fitness training in general.

In 2005, Dr. Sandy was awarded Chiropractor of the Year and is now an Advanced Certified Distinguished Fellow of CBP®, which is a fellowship of the best chiropractic physicians in the country. Additionally, Dr. Haas is both an instructor for Chiropractic BioPhysics /CBP® and a board member for CBP’s Non-Profit, and in the workplace, she is an exceptional leader in her field and has tremendous respect amongst her colleagues.

Furthermore, Dr. Sandy is the mother of two beautiful children and she loves spending time with her family. After moving to Colorado from Florida, Dr. Haas, who is a devoted and exceptional athlete, fell in love with Colorado’s weather and enjoys running outdoors. However, most importantly, she has a thriving passion for helping others succeed through fitness and nutrition. 

Dr. Jason Haas

Clinical Director

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Dr. Jason Haas, D.C, a Greeley, Colorado native has 15 years of experience researching and treating spinal disorders. He graduated Life Chiropractic College West with a doctorate in Chiropractics and later became a CBP® Non-Profit clinical researcher and spinal research institute Board Member. Using his extensive undergraduate and doctoral education, Dr. Jason teaches and trains with Chiropractic BioPhysics in a series of post-graduate seminars. Accompanying his chiropractic work, Dr. Jason also possesses extensive weight loss experience and teaches on the topic weekly.

In 2005, Dr. Jason was awarded CBP® Chiropractor and Chiropractic Researcher of the Year. He has co-authored three textbooks publications on spinal rehabilitation and spinal biomechanics (CBP Structural Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine, Spinal Biomechanics for Children, Vol. 1, and CBP Structural Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine) and has had 16 index-medicus articles published in prestigious journals such as Spine™ the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, the European Spine Journal, the Journal of manipulative, and physiological therapeutics and others.

Dr. Jason enjoys time with his two children, Dylan and Sierra and goes fishing when he gets the chance. He is a lifelong musician and loves Colorado. 

Dr. Michael Iannotti

Medical Director

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What do you like most about Benchmark?
I love the fact that I get to work in an integrated clinic. I really like the detailed care that's provided here.

Before working at Benchmark, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
Marine Corps

What is your motto or personal mantra?
"One step at a time will get you to the top of any peak."

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?
I worked as a janitor while in high school

What else do you do for fun?
Love spending time with my two dogs who are my training partners for Girevoy Sport (Kettlebell Sport)

What is the greatest challenge you've had to overcome thus far?
Cancer

Where is your hometown?
Littleton, CO

Lauren Kubla

RN

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Our Registered Nurse, Lauren, was born and raised in Florida, and in 2003 she moved to Colorado with her family. In her free time, Lauren spends time with her family and together they like to travel, camp and explore.

Lauren started working in the healthcare field in 2006. In 2012 she received her Massage Therapy certification from the Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy, with an emphasis in Traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. Lauren earned her Associates of General Studies and Associates of Science in Nursing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Northern Colorado. She then landed at Benchmark in 2019 and we have loved her ever since.

Lauren has a passion for practicing and studying Alternative/Integrative medicine which is what inspired her to become a nurse. She enjoys promoting a healthy lifestyle and using her clinical skills to assist patients on their road to wellness

Hannah Anderson

Office manager/Financial specialist

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Hannah graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Communication and Business Administration, and she has been a part of the Benchmark Family since August 2019. Hannah and her husband love enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. 

In the workplace, Hannah has extensive knowledge on operating and maintaining chiropractic and fitness machinery. Moreover, she has also met with hundreds of patients and gone over the ins and outs of healthcare, helping people come to an agreement and understanding of what’s best for them financially. Overall, Hannah makes sure that everything in the office runs safely and smoothly so that guests can have an informative and advantageous visit. 

In her free time, Hannah loves to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking and walking her puppy as well as playing games with her friends on Saturday nights and watching her 1 year old niece.  


Pat Frantz

Fitness Instructor

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COMING SOON

Catherine Mattivi

Massage Therapist

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Catherine is Benchmark's newest certified massage therapist, and she has lived in Colorado since 2002, previously residing in Maryland, where she served our country in the Army for 4 years. At her last job, Catherine was one of the most requested therapists for 5 continuous years, and over the years, she became a specialist in Anatomy/Kinesiology through performance and experience, specializing in Myofascial release, Trigger Points, Muscle Scraping and Cupping along with Deep tissue and Swedish massages. Catherine is also a member of the AMTA (American Massage Association) and has a passion for helping people heal through massage therapy. 

Outside of work, she loves gardening, cooking, spending time in nature, traveling, and visiting Farmer's Markets. In conclusion, Catherine’s happy-go-lucky personality and her ceaseless zeal for massage therapy has her patients feeling better than ever on their way out. 


Jordan Hansen

Receptionist

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Jordan, one of our newer employees, is currently studying Nursing at Colorado State University where she’s also part of the sorority Chi Omega. Her dream job is to be a dermatologist, but for now, she engages in competitive cheer for the Cheer Central Suns, which keeps her very busy. Her versatility on the mat translates well in her work as she efficiently takes care of multiple tasks at once in the office. Jordan is a fun, vibrant personality who loves to talk with patients and get to know them on a personal level.

Something interesting about Jordan is that she has traveled the world, and Cost Rica is her favorite vacation spot. In the future, she hopes to visit more countries and learn from their unique cultures.


Hope Wickstrom

Chiropractic Assistant

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Hope is a Colorado native, born and raised in Fort Collins, and she has been a patient at Benchmark ever sing she was little. Now that she’s older, Hope discovered her fervor for helping people overcome their chronic pain and illness, and from her time here, she has become a hard, passionate worker who covers various tractions in our chiropractic area, leads fitness classes, and assists Dr. Jason, Dr. Sandy, and our nurse Lauren. Overall, Hope has become an irreplaceable commodity in the office, and her fun-loving personality makes patients feel safe in our care.

In high school, Hope loved athletics and played various sports such as volleyball, basketball, and track and field. After graduation, she nurtured her love for fitness by regularly working out and participating in outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming when the weather is agreeable. Something interesting about Hope is she loves artistry and creating; her passion can be seen throughout the Benchmark building on the whiteboards and signs that she designs.


Debbie Colwell

Fitness Instructor

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COMING SOON

Faith Wikstrom

Front Desk

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When you walk in, you can see our newest employee, Faith, working at the front desk, administering K-Laser treatments, and operating our Cryotherapy chamber. She was born in Loveland, CO, and, along with Hope, has been a patient at Benchmark since she was a kid. Now the sisters work side-by-side to help people get the most out of their visits.

Previously employed in the service industry, Faith has over four years of experience with interpersonal communication, detail-oriented scheduling, multitasking, and dispute resolution. Currently, she is working towards her Associates of Arts concentrating in English, and later, she aims to attend Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas to get her Bachelors in Secondary Education where she hopes to become a high school English or Literature teacher.

An interesting detail about Faith is she has traveled all around East Asia; Thailand being her favorite country to visit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and learning new skills such as writing or sowing. Her dream job is teaching English as a Second Language in Japan while traveling the world as a freelance writer..