We listen to you. We focus on wellness. We work with you to build a wellness plan of care that makes the most sense for your goals. By focusing on wellness and prioritizing the health and function of your central nervous system, we partner with you to bring forth your true natural state: one of wellness, healing, connection and wholeness.
All of our staff are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience. Meet our staff…
David H. Spear, Ph.D., DC
David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He later earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA. In the course of his graduate studies, David patented a novel technique for introducing DNA into cells; this procedure is now licensed to Stratagene, a biotechnology company. Although research was intellectually stimulating, David eventually found it to be lacking in heart and purpose. After much soul searching and a profound personal healing experience with chiropractic care, David was inspired to enroll at Life Chiropractic College West where the college invited him to join the faculty. David served as assistant professor of biochemistry at LCCW, while pursuing his Doctorate of Chiropractic. This was the perfect combination of science and heart. David graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000.
Melody Spear, DC
Melody received her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from Bennington College. Her interest in movement and health initially led her to become a licensed massage therapist and holistic health counselor. Her desire to know more about the inner workings and healing abilities of the body/mind brought her to Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. Melody graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001, and was awarded the highest honor for clinical excellence.
Alysia Pell, CA
Alysia relocated to Eugene from the East Coast. She appreciates being close to family living nearby; and is happy to travel to stay connected with family that lives at a distance. She enjoys hearty and well-informed debate and is a passionate foodie. She loves everything about food: growing it, the harvest, meal prep and, of course, eating! Alysia loves the positive nature of Body of Light and being part of our team illustrates daily just how simple true health can be. She is a creative problem solver and occasional baby wrangler and spends the majority of her non-working hours with family. Alysia is an enthusiastic traveler, but is many visa stamps away from being considered a citizen of the world.
Stacey Zeigler, CA
Stacey relocated to Eugene from the Seattle area two years ago. Her husband is an Oregon native so they’re thrilled to be back "home" and to have left Seattle traffic behind. Stacey has two young girls, and enjoys volunteering at their school. When not cheering on her kids from the sidelines of their sports activities, she can be found running (she just completed her first marathon) or reading a good book. Stacey loves working in an environment where the doctors and staff genuinely care about clients' well-being and are committed to helping them achieve their best wellness outcomes.
Body of Light’s new back-office guru, Lara Engebretson, grew up in Minnesota. Like many mid-westerners, Lara was awed by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest when she first visited in 2008. She and her husband made the move to Eugene four years ago and Lara says that they’ve found much enjoyment in “amazing local food, beautiful parks, coastal towns, and some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met”.
Naomi McCourt, LMT, CA
Naomi McCourt’s approach as a massage therapist mirrors the Golden Rule: She wants to treat clients as she would like to be treated, which means really listening to understand their concerns and how best to address them. Naomi likes to incorporate relaxing techniques with work that helps resolve specific issues. She says that massage is not just about touch – it involves connecting with the client’s energy and working with it to give relief.
Naomi grew up in Central Oregon, and received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy from Central Oregon Community College. After moving between Eugene and Bend, she and her husband are back here with their three dogs and five chickens (all girls) – and they love everything about living here. Naomi’s husband is a personal chef for a fly fishing service, which works out well for her because she’s an avid foodie. She loves gardening, hiking, camping, going to the coast and traveling to new countries to sample amazing food. Naomi loves meeting new people, and looks forward to meeting you!
Melea Poffenberger, LMT
Melea grew up in the Eugene area, then left for about 10 years to travel, ultimately spending 4.5 years living, working and playing in the Caribbean. Upon returning to the U.S. Melea became a mother to her beautiful, now 7 year old son. She wanted her son to enjoy all of the beauty and opportunity that comes with growing up in the Willamette Valley and so returned to Eugene in 2015 and is so happy to be home. Melea initially came to massage therapy as a client, and found tremendous relief and healing from the experience. She chose to pursue massage as a therapist because she felt moved to provide the same benefit and relief to others.