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Our Team


Hilary Federici, Office Manager

Hilary grew up in Wethersfield CT, where she currently resides with her husband and her two sons. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. Hilary enjoys working with patients and helping them stay healthy with regular chiropractic care. She lives an active lifestyle and has a passion for exercise and healthy food. Hilary can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436- 2065 or via email at

Photo of Holly KaufmannHolly Kaufmann, Lead Patient Care Coordinator

Holly is a Connecticut native and a long-time chiropractic patient. After many years of debilitating pain and failing traditional treatment, she found relief through chiropractic care. Holly worked as a medical assistant in the field of Dermatology for 11 years, prior to joining the Damato team; she is also a certified EMT. Holly is passionate about what she does and the people she helps and greets each patient by name as they enter the office. Holly can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at

 Amanda Kennedy, Patient Care CoordinatorAmanda K small

Amanda grew up in Connecticut and joined the Damato team in November 2018. She is a registered medical assistant and prior to coming to Damato Chiropractic Center she worked in orthopedics for six years. Amanda is certified in CPR/AED/First Aid and is going to school to become a paramedic. Amanda mainly works out of the Glastonbury office and in her spare time loves to play softball, go to the gym and run 5K’s. Amanda can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065

Noël Sanborn, Massage Manager

Noël Sanborn is a Connecticut native who grew up in Arizona. She returned to the east coast and graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in 2008. In 2009 Noël accepted a full time position at CCMT where she worked in the Education Department for ten years. She is elated to be the Massage Manager at Damato Chiropractic Center and Studio 31 Massage and looks forward to growing the practice and bringing our patients and clients the best possible care. Welcome Noël!  Noël can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email

Tara Gumprecht, Public Relations Coordinator

Tara has over twenty years of marketing and public relations experience. She’s excited to bring her expertise and enthusiasm to Damato and help us to introduce our services to new clients across Connecticut. Tara is a graduate of Quinnipiac College (University) and spent most of her career as a marketing professional in the IT field. She is eager to be working in a field where she is passionate and has personally benefited from chiropractic care. Tara is married with two teenage sons. Tara can be reached via email at

Linda Baker

Linda Baker, Massage Therapist

Linda Baker is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington and a mother of three. Her time in school was a journey for her own personal growth and independence, learning love and acceptance of self and truly finding the career that ignites her passion. More from Linda »

Linda has been trained in many modalities to help you reach your goals with massage therapy. Specializing in Deep Tissue, Sports and Swedish Massage, with training in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Lomi Lomi. She holds a special place in her heart for Pre and Post Natal Massage. Linda believes in the power of touch as a way to naturally heal, rejuvenate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Her goal is to work together with you, the client, to help your body achieve its full health potential. Knowing the body changes every day, your massage will be completely customized for your bodies needs through assessment and intake. To schedule an appointment with Linda, please call her directly at 860-985-3667 or via email at

Sara Jo Sumner, Massage Therapist

Sara Jo is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in relaxation, deep tissue, and sports/ orthopedic massage. She is also a level one attuned Reiki practitioner. Sara Jo is very passionate in her craft, focusing her attention on her clients’ specific needs, delivering a truly customized massage experience every time.
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In addition, Sara Jo practices Himalayan salt stone massage. Himalayan salt replenishes and nourishes your skin and body with 84 minerals, lightly exfoliates the skin and is highly relaxing. It also balances and neutralizes the ill effects of the toxic frequencies we live with every day. Choose from a balancing Restore Himalayan Salt Stone Massage or a relaxing Deep Tissue massage. To schedule an appointment with Sara Jo, please call (860) 757-3798.

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Stephanie is a 2016 graduate of CCMT in Newington and currently a member of the AMTA.  While in school, she not only grew more confident and independent as a person, but she has seen firsthand how massage helps heal the body in a more natural way.  Through her time in school, she has been trained in several modalities, blending Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, and Trigger Point techniques.  She specializes in Swedish Therapeutic Massage. To schedule an appointment with Stephanie, please call her at directly at (860) 878-2336.

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A snowboarder since 13, Christian found the equanimity of massage a natural progression to further his passion into a career. When faced with a challenge, Christian uses logic to evaluate and effectively treat problems as they arise. His specialized techniques, including Myofacial trigger point therapy, have already shown proven results with his growing client base. Christian is always looking to break the mold, finding new and creative ways to improve the human body.
When he’s not working, Christian loves trying new restaurants and of course, snowboarding. To schedule an appointment with Christian, please call (860) 757-3798.

Ashley Singh, Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Ashley was raised in New York City and has a Bachelor’s degree in math and science from Queens College. She’s also a licensed medical assistant and certified home health aide. She developed her love for caring for others thanks to her grandparents, whom she lived with growing up. She has been with Damato since March 2018 and was recently named Employee of the Month for her dedication to both her job and her patients. Ashley is determined, passionate, and adventurous and would love to someday get into med school and become a pediatrician. She and her husband Andy are expecting their first child very soon. Ashley can be reached by calling the directly at (860) 372-4034 or via email at

Tom McLellan, Exercise Therapist

Tom McLellan, Exercise Therapist

Tom earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Connecticut with a major in Exercise Science with a focus in strength and conditioning and a minor in Sports Nutrition. Tom is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, a certified TRX Suspension trainer, as well as holding a CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross. Tom began his career through internships with the UCONN Strength & Conditioning Departments working primarily with football, track, and softball, but also has extensive experience in all sports. More From Tom »

Following his internship, Tom moved to the corporate fitness realm working with clients of all types. Toms training is based on combining rehab and fitness. Designing and implementing workouts to decrease pain while increasing performance and overall health. Tom has trained clients from age 12 to 80 and has worked with athletes who went onto careers in professional sports and the Olympics. Outside of work, Tom enjoys weightlifting, all types of sports, guitar, and music in general. To schedule an appointment with Tom, please call him at the office (860) 436-2065 or via email at

 Matthew Ahern, Chiropractic Assistant / Massage Therapist

Matt began his career in the wellness community over 10 years ago as a certified personal trainer when he was 18 years old. Matt discovered his passion for massage therapy and wanted to give back to the community by means of relaxation and healing. Matt graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. Matt holds many certifications in the health and wellness field including Manual Muscle Therapy & Kinesio taping. Matt truly has a gift when it comes to helping others and a passion for what he does. Matt can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065.

Yesenia Rodriguez, Billing Manager

Yesenia has over 17 years of billing experience, working with an array of insurance companies. Her experience covers everything from ambulatory billing, hospital billing for different specialties, and now includes chiropractic services. She also has proven leadership skills and experience as a past Director for a billing company. She attended Central CT State University for Graphic Design and American Institute in West Hartford, CT for Billing and Coding. Her work ethic, dedication, experience and willingness to learn has led her to always excel in her previous endeavors.

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Brian graduated from Manchester Community College in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Health and Exercise Science. As a part of his degree, he interned as a Recreational Therapist and worked with patients with a wide range of injuries and conditions. After graduation, Brian went on to earn his certification in Personal Training from World Instructor Training School (WITS) as well as his CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross. More from Brian…»

Brian Discovered his passion for health after becoming a Chiropractic patient himself in high school. After graduation, he began his career as a Personal Trainer in a large commercial gym. Brian worked with clients of all types over the course of two and a half years. His training style is centered around functional movements that mimic everyday motions to improve quality of life. Brian also specializes in weight management and sports performance.

Sara Bye, Nutritionist

Sara has been helping people with their health, wellness, and weight goals as a TLS Coach for three years. Sara had decided in college that she wanted to help women, men, and families with their health goals using food as the main method leading her to get her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition. Through her own struggles and journey with food, she was able to manage her weight and discovered her own food sensitivities. Sara had seen several doctor’s who could not give her a reason why she kept getting eczema-like rashes that seemed to get worse with both of her pregnancies.  Following TLS and eliminating certain foods from her daily diet she was able to overcome and find the reason for the flare-ups – sensitivities to several foods being the culprit.More from Sara…»

 Prior to becoming a coach, Sara spent 10 years managing food service accounts from public schools to colleges helping to bring healthy foods and education to the students. She now coaches clients on her own and consults at Damato Chiropractic. As a mom of two, she has taken her love for food and wellness to helping individuals and families find the right balance of food, individualized supplementation, and overall wellness. Sara can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at


Moose, Office Mascot

Moose is the official greeter at Damato Chiropractic Center and a gentle giant. He is a Bullmastiff but don’t let his size fool you, he’s a big baby and a total love!