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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 grew up in 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, then landed in Las Vegas, NM in '95, working as a receptionist/billing clerk in the same clinic where she would receive that life-changing adjustment. In '98, after relocating to Dallas, she discovered the Chiropractic college nearby. Dr. Ignacio received her Chiropractic degree in '02, and returned to Las Vegas to practice. In '08, she accepted a position in the spine clinic of a private hospital in western Saudi Arabia. Over the next decade, she also established the first chiropractic service in another government hospital, then joined a private sports rehab 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 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 '22 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.


Andra Maddox, LMT 

Integrative Massage Therapist

Andra blends a range of modalities to address long standing, underlying contributing factors to chronic discomfort.  Trained in medical massage and structural integration, she has been practicing massage for 8 years.  

Andra has been practicing massage since 2015.  A native New Mexican, she has made Taos her home for the past 21 years.


Andra’s work blends a range of modalities to facilitate integration of the whole person.  She is particularly focused on work that addresses the nervous system via the muscular and skeletal systems.  Currently enrolled in Feldenkrais training, she works closely with clients to address long standing, underlying contributing factors to chronic discomfort.  


She believes deeply in the innate wisdom of the body.  Her approach is to work ‘with’ not ‘on’ someone.

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