Founding Physician


Dr. Pauline Haugen DC – CHIROPRACTOR,

Dr. Pauline Haugen opened Higher Health Chiropractic Bellevue, WA, in 2009, after seven years of practice in Colorado. Dr. Haugen was a competitive figure skater until the age of 18 and then discovered she had a talent for running. Read more.


Contracted Partners


Dr. Deanna Mutzel, DC – Chiropractor

Dr. Deanna grew up in the small village of Elora, Ontario, where she began figure skating at the early age of 2. She competed in Figure Skating until the age of 18. At this time she discovered her new competitive passion, running. Dr. Deanna joined the Waterloo Huskie Striders and began training more seriously. Within a short period of time she excelled in the sport and was chosen to be a part of the Canadian Cross-Country and Track Team. She competed as an elite athlete at the World Junior and Senior Cross Country and Track Championships in Durham, England and Lisbon, Portugal- respectively in 1994 and 1995.

Dr. Deanna was recruited by the University of Michigan on a full athletic scholarship for Cross-Country and Track.  She won the Big Ten Cross-Country Championship as a freshman and was the first freshman in league history to claim Big Ten Athlete & Freshman Of The Year. Dr. Deanna was honored a three time collegiate Division 1 All-American (NCAA) in track and x-country.

Dr. Deanna uses a whole foods approach when educating patients about their health and their nutrition. She specializes in weight loss, pregnancy, and athletic performance.


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Dr . Caitlin Quraishi, or Dr. Q, is originally from Tampa, Florida. After finishing chiropractic college in Atlanta, Georgia, she moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to start new adventures. She has a passion for serving kids and families in her community.  When she is not doing community service, she spends time hiking with her boyfriend and fur baby, reading, doing puzzles and traveling. 



Licensed Massage Practitioner

Kari’s holistic approach to health centers around touch. A graduate of Ashmead College, she has been a LMP for over ten years. Working in both the spa environment and along-side Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Naturopaths; helping clients to relieve pain and stress.  She has had the opportunity to work on many different bodies, from professional athletes, to severelyinjured, to expecting mommy's. Massage is her passion. She has used her talent of being a massage therapist to help many people live more comfortably throughout their daily lives. She instills the importance of the work that she does in each person that she touches. It is her goal to help people feel better mentally and physically, providing massage as a tool for preventative care and healing in the body.



Sophia Westbrook, LMP

Sophia graduated from Clover Park Tech in 2011 with a certificate in Swedish and Clinical. She is proficient in, but not limited to, therapeutic massage, muscle specific drop tissue, sports massage, pre-natal, trigger point therapy, and certification in myotherapy.

For Sophia, being visually impaired was an inspiration to pursue a career in massage therapy. With her sense of touch being heightened, this field is a fantastic fit for her! Sophia loves to help people while customizing a treatment plan to suit their needs. She has 2 dogs, who are her life (!) along with a loving and supporting husband.



Corinne Bauer
master Aesthetician

Corinne Bauer is an award-winning Aesthetician with 39 years of experience. Corinne is passionate providing the latest advances in skincare.She has trained with the leading Plasma Pen, Dermaplaning, microblading and shading masters in Europe.

Through her many years of practice within the aesthetics industry, Corinne had learned about the importance of education through providing a full spectrum of result oriented treatments to her clients.



Office Staff

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Bailey Denman

Bailey has been doing medical billing for 13 years. She started my own medical billing business 3 years ago, when she had her first daughter, and loves the ability to have a career and raise her family at the same time. In her free time, she loves taking care of my family, of 2 young daughters and 2 dogs. She lives in Carnation, WA and she and her husband love camping, taking road trips in their motorhome, and attending Seahawks games. She tries to be outdoors when we can, but she also loves snuggling up and watching movies with her girls. She has called the PNW home for almost 30 years, and wouldn't trade a moment!


Christine Bigsby
Office Coordinator

Christine is originally from Tallahassee, Florida. She has spent the past decade working with a multi-speciality medical clinic as a certified Medical Assistant finding her love for alternative medicine through experience and her own patient journey. After using chiropractic care and nutritional medicine, Christine overcame her battle with cancer and was hooked on healthy living! Christine moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to start new adventures with her long time boyfriend and spends her free time outdoors, reading, and traveling.


Karla Sproul
patient coordinator

Karla is a devoted mom of three who enjoys her weekends away at Lake Chelan, she is a born and raised Seattleite and an avid Seahawk 12. Karla has been in the medical field for 6 years and is a long time volunteer at the local animal shelter. Karla is excited to start her journey here at Higher Health Spine & Sport and dive into the total body benefits of chiropractics!



Jenny is born and raised from Issaquah Washington! She is currently a part time student, working her way towards a bachelors degree in Communications at the University of Washington. With always having an interest in the health field, Jenny is excited to be apart of our chiropractic team. When she is not working or in school, she loves shopping, watching reality tv, and spending time with her family and dogs!

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Brand strategy

Emily Charette heads up design for Higher Health from her studio in St. Augustine, Florida. Specializing in wellness-oriented consumer brands, We Are Charette produces award-winning design that opens a visual dialog between clients and their audiences.


Kristin ChamberS
Digital strategy

Kristin manages marketing campaigns for Higher Health by heading digital advertising strategy, weekly blog content, and newsletters. Kristin specializes in marketing health-based brands and enjoys promoting fitness and wellness.   

When Kristin is not sweating in spin class or in the yoga studio, she enjoys exploring healthy new recipes, red wine, acro-yoga and spending time with her French bulldog Louie. 


Madison Gould
REGIonal Marketing

With a background in marketing and nutrition, Madison has made it her goal to only help promote products and services she believes serve a real value to the community. She believes in community over competition and that we rise by lifting others. Madison is also the marketing manager for Jujubeet, a local company serving organic, healthy food and drinks. 

"I really care about quality. Quality food, quality health care, and quality people. I like to eat healthy foods so I share that with others. I work from my computer and have suffered from back and neck pain so I came to Higher Health. I was a patient first and thought 'hey, this really has the potential to help more people' so I decided I wanted to help get the word out about that too."


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