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 from RBAC, Kirsten was thrilled to come back to our Red Bank Acupuncture family and has been our evening office manager ever since.  In addition, Kirsten is a life-long student of dance and is certified and currently teaches the dance art of Nia. She is also a student of Yoga and spends a great deal of time doing art work. You will see upon entering our office how Kirsten makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable, supporting their day with her sunshine, warmth, and smile.




We are so thrilled to have Kathi as an integral member of our Red Bank Acupuncture staff. She has an incredibly bright and cheerful disposition and shares her loving kindness with every person she meets. Kathi comes to Red Bank Acupuncture with many years of professional experience. She has provided customer service for a vast array of businesses in supervisory and administrative capacities. Kathi spends her free time meditating and walking at the ocean and considers herself a perennial student, who expresses her creativity through drawing pictures of botanicals. She also relishes in the time spent with her family, which includes her dog Bailey. You will readily feel Kathi's warmth and caring nature over the phone or upon entering our center. It is her utmost goal to be considerate and conscientious as she takes care of your needs during your time at our center. 




Michael is the director of communications and marketing. He manages our website, daily operations as well as the advertising and marketing programs. Michael has worked together with his wife 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 as a Product and Marketing Manager with AT&T Computer Systems.