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Dr. Andrea Whyte Griffin, D.C.


Andrea W. Griffin, D.C. is the daughter of Lucy Whyte Ferguson, D.C. and grew up in Taos, NM. She headed east after high school and studied Interdisciplinary Arts and Theater and has a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. While she was continually influenced by her mother’s work and as a teenager worked at Colonias Chiropractic Center as a receptionist, she was never pressured to follow in her mother’s foot steps. Entirely on her own she began to gravitate towards body work and found that it came rather naturally.

Andrea went to massage school at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona and was a licensed massage therapist for four years. She then decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida campus, and graduated in December of 2015.

She now resides in Arroyo Hondo, NM and is raising 2 small children with her husband.


Dr. Arthur Lynch, M.D.

Medical Doctor

Spike Lynch, M.D. is a Family Practice Physician, subspecializing in Pain Management. He has been helping people in pain in Taos, NM since 2001.

He was born and raised in New Mexico with heritage dating back to the Spanish Land Grant days, obtained an undergraduate degree, medical school, and residency training all from the University of New Mexico. He enjoys a “hands-on” approach to treatment using various injection techniques including Trigger Point and Prolotherapy. Besides being an integral member of a multi-discipline approach to therapy at Colonias Chiropractic Center, he supervises the Pain Management Clinic at Taos Pueblo IHS, and can also be found at Mogul Medical Urgent Care in Taos Ski Valley during the ski season.

Spike is also an avid/rabid rock-climber, biker and skier – frequenting our beautiful wilderness around Taos. He strives to encourage a healthy lifestyle by imparting a bit of a gift of healing to all he treats.



Dr. Lucy Whyte Ferguson, D.C.


"Dr. Lucy" as she is affectionately called in Taos is the owner of Colonias Chiropractic Center. She graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in Whittier, California in 1981. She received the 1996 Janet Travell, M.D. Soft Tissue Pain Management Award from the American Academy of Pain 
Management and was the first chiropractor to receive this award. 


She has been practicing in Taos, NM since 1992.

To read more about her and her work go to the Lucy Whyte Ferguson tab at the top of the page.


Dr. Andrea Ignacio D.C.


Andrea Ignacio DC is originally from Colorado. After decades of chronic childhood neck pain & headaches, plus sacroiliac & knee pain from pregnancy & running, relief finally came after her first chiropractic adjustment. She spent 5 years in the Marine Corps, after which she landed in Las Vegas, NM in 1995, eventually working as a receptionist/billing clerk in the same clinic where she would receive that life-changing adjustment. In 1998, she relocated to Dallas, and discovered Parker College of Chiropractic nearby. Dr. Ignacio achieved her Chiropractic degree in 2002, and returned to Las Vegas to practice. In 2008, she accepted a position in the spine clinic of a private hospital in western Saudi Arabia. Over the next 9 years, she also established the first chiropractic service in another hospital in KSA, and later joined a private sports rehabilitation clinic in nearby Bahrain. Andrea is grateful for that experience, as she experienced providing on-site care with her colleagues for participants in the Calisthenics World Cup, the BSBK Super Bike Challenge races, the Bahrain Ironman and the Formula 1 races at the Bahrain International Circuit, among other local events.


Dr. Ignacio has also recently completed a prototype and patent application for a kinesthetic learning model for neurological pathways. She and a German design partner are currently seeking investors in order to develop the concept as a virtual or augmented reality program for clinical education.


Andrea pursues a wide range of interests. She is an enthusiastic tech early-adopter, reader/writer, jewelry maker, collage artist & inventorBahrain is also where she rescued her dogs Nala & Kona, and had her first solo art exhibit featured on the cover of lifestyle magazines in Bahrain & Qatar. She returned to “The Center of the Universe” (Northern NM) in mid 2022 for the opportunity to learn an entirely new clinical perspective and treatment protocol with Dr Lucy at Colonias. 



Devin Powell , LMT 

Integrative Massage Therapist

Devin has been practicing massage since 2016. She has a background in social services specializing in personal and medical care for adults with developmental disabilities and end of life care. Her transition to therapeutic massage was a natural and satisfying progression for her and believes her years physically supporting vulnerable humans has given her greater insight into how to address and respond to client needs with sensitivity. 

Devin is continuously amazed by the profound impact of touch and presence on the body organism. With deep, compassionate listening, she works in concert with her clients to restore balance and organization and believes this is the body’s natural and preferred state. Through a variety of modalities and knowledge of anatomy, she helps remind clients they are whole and interconnected, while thoughtfully addressing their complaints and discomforts. Clients leave having their needs listened to and addressed.


Hannah Marie Pierce, LMT

Integrative Massage Therapist

Hannah has been living and working in Taos since 2011. A graduate of UNM with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Health, she practices Medical/Integrative massage, and will customize every session to her clients needs.


Previously, Hannah worked as a paramedic, and ski patroller, and she is currently also a freelance circus performer, and yoga teacher. 

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