Kate Gamble, BFA, MSPT - Founder and Physical Therapist- CEO,
Kate founded Open Door in 2015 with the intention of providing wellness care in a way that also fostered and valued community. Kate is a physical therapist, dancer, choreographer and teacher who is engaged in the exploration of the many faces of movement. Kate's combined training as a modern dancer and a physical therapist allows her to facilitate movement experiences that are safe and transformative. In addition to physical therapy, Kate teaches somatics classes at Open Door. Learn more about Kate here.
Miriah Wall, MS, CMHC, CYT- Counselor and Yoga Instructor- COO
Miriah is a counselor, yoga teacher and Assistant Creative Director at Open Door. Miriah’s approach to counseling is holistic and collaborative, considering how an individual’s physical, mental, relational, and spiritual standing relate to overall wellbeing. Optimal health is achieved via many paths, and thus counseling and coaching methods are tailored to reflect the needs of each client. Learn more about Miriah here.
Caroline Cannon, MBA - CFO
Caroline Cannon has 19 years of experience developing business models and growth strategies across a wide variety of industries, most recently in healthcare. She comes to Open Door with the particular interest of redefining wellness practices within the Upper Valley community. In particular, how Open Door creates and promotes programs that include combinations of healthy eating, strength, flexibility, and stress reduction to prevent illness and injury, manage wellness, and address overall health. Caroline works with the core team to identify community needs and develop programs that address the specific wellness issues of a given population.
Britton Mann, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine- Director of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Britton holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the highest-level credential available to practitioners of Chinese medicine in the United States. He is board certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine, holds licensure in New Hampshire and Vermont, and is a member of the Vermont Acupuncture Association and the New Hampshire Acupuncture and Asian Medicine Association. His research has been published in both Western and Chinese medical journals, and he lectures regularly on the subject of Chinese medicine. Learn more about Britton here.
Holly Westling, RN,MS,CNS- Nutritionist
Holly Westling provides nutritional counseling with a focus on functional nutrition. She enjoys helping clients reduce inflammation and resulting symptoms, identify and resolve food sensitivities. and stabilize blood sugar and hormone balance. Holly also counsels clients in sports nutrition, weight loss/gain, and how to create life-long health habits to optimize well-being through one-on-one counseling, group sessions, and cooking demonstrations. Learn more about Holly here.
Kevin Comeau - Massage Therapist- Director of Massage and Personal Training
For the past 21 years he has taught for the massage certificate program at the River Valley Community College. Kevin teaches body awareness classes at the Community College of Vermont as well as continuing education seminars in Vermont and New Hampshire for massage therapists and yoga teachers. Kevin has also practiced and taught traditional Japanese martial arts for three decades and is a certified personal trainer.Learn more about Kevin here.
Kelly Armbrust, MA - Director of Dance Programming
Kelly holds a BA in Dance and an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy. She danced with Anonymity in Charleston, SC and Still Moving Ensemble in Boulder, CO and has taught modern dance in a variety of settings including as an artist-in-residence in public schools. She believes that dance can connect us more deeply to ourselves and our world, and strives to awaken a growing curiosity and authenticity in her students, leading to greater depth and dimensionality in the dance. Contact Kelly via email here.
Lisa Varno, RYT, MMEd- Yoga, Mindfulness, & Music Instructor-
Program Development Coordinator
Lisa holds a Bachelors of Music Education and Masters of Music Education with over a decade of teaching experience in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania public schools. She expanded her repertoire to include yoga and mindfulness and transitioned from public school teaching to offer music, yoga, and meditation classes on Martha’s Vineyard. She recently relocated to Vermont and created a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum for participants at Confluence Behavioral Health, a wilderness therapy retreat center in Thetford, VT. Lisa is continuing her studies at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical School and offers music, yoga, and mindfulness classes in the Upper Valley, where she is currently based. Email Lisa here.