Ellen is a recent transplant to Tucson but no stranger to community acupuncture. TACO is the third clinic Ellen has helped to open since she graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2006. One of those clinics is still alive and well in Philadelphia, PA. Ellen is a nationally certified practitioner, and licensed to practice acupuncture as well as prescribe herbs in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Her other full-time jobs include parenting her ten-year old daughter and trying to take her dogs out on frequent and regular walks.
Josh is a native of the southwest and came to Tucson from Boulder, Colorado. While in Boulder he received his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Southwest Acupuncture College. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Josh has worked both as a massage therapist and an Ayurvedic practitioner after graduating from the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has continued his studies of acupuncture and herbalism mainly in the styles of Dr. Richard Tan and Master Tung. Josh is a nationally certified practitioner and licensed to practice acupuncture and prescribe herbs in both Arizona and Colorado. When not busy being an acupuncturist Josh enjoys nature, yoga, art, and drinking chai tea by the gallon.
Brent was drawn to acupuncture and qi gong after personally experiencing the benefits they had on his allergies and back pain. Now he enjoys sharing in others’ healing. He moved to Tucson in 2006 from Minnesota, and has been seeing patients since 2009 in community clinics and a private practice. He graduated from Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has been working at TACO since 2014. This space enthusiast’s days and nights are primarily spent with his 9 month old daughter. But when he’s not catching up on sleep, he’d like to be on a hiking trail or soccer field.