our support staff




Kirsten began her career as office manager in 2001. Inspired by seeing so many people helped through bodywork, Kirsten went to school to become a massage therapist herself. She soon became one of our most respected and requested massage therapists.

After a five year hiatus, Kirsten was thrilled to come back to our Red Bank Acupuncture family and has been our office manager ever since. In addition, Kirsten teaches restorative slow flow yoga and is a life-long student of dance. She also spends a great deal of time creating artwork.

You will see upon entering our office how Kirsten makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable, supporting their day with her sunshine, warmth, and smile.




Michael is the director of communications and marketing. He manages the website, daily operations as well as all advertising and marketing programs. Michael has worked together with Shoshanna since the founding of Red Bank Acupuncture & Wellness Center in 1988.

He first became interested in alternative healing techniques while living in Santa Cruz in the mid 1970’s.  In 1982 he received certification at the Heartwood Institute, for therapeutic massage with specialization in shiatsu and acupressure.  He was instrumental in the implementation of an acupressure program in the Santa Cruz School System that helped children with severe disabilities along with their families.

While earning his Pacific Oaks Master's degree in Human Development in 1985, he served as consultant and project coordinator in computer technology and health education for the Santa Cruz County school system.

His work experience also includes ten years in the Product and Marketing organizations within AT&T Computer Systems.