Active Health Solutions | Staff
Cat Rose, LMT
Cat Rose is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Craniosacral Therapist and Licensed Esthetician. She was born in a cabin in Anchorage and was raised in Alaska, the Oregon coast and Eastern Australia.
For over a decade Cat Rose has practiced massage/bodywork fulltime. Cat received an exceptional education at The Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA that emphasized a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, “pain free” deep tissue massage, and injury treatment.
When she’s not working, Cat enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and Labrador retriever, Pilates classes, reading (fiction/nonfiction), cooking for loved ones, laughing, listening to music, and gardening. She is also an avid traveler having been to and volunteered in a dozen countries.
Donna Jefferson, LMT
Donna Jefferson has been practicing as a full time Licensed Massage Therapist in Anchorage since 2000, and joined the team at Active Health Solutions in 2004. She specializes in a blended variety of myofascial massage techniques combined with an emphasis on self-awareness of functional postures and ergonomics in daily living.
Donna graduated from Florida State University in 1978 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Religion and Dance. She began her massage studies at GateKey School of Mind and Body Integration Studies, completing the program in 1992 and continuing to learn every day.
Having spent nearly 40 of her best years in Alaska exploring the country in all of its seasons, Donna exercises her passion of being able to pass through these amazing places on foot, skis or mountain bike. She also enjoys people—young and old, food, aviation, dancing, and photography.
Erin Turner, Office Manager
Erin has been with Active Health Solutions since 2005. She is the original AHS employee, and took over for the co-owners when running and managing their own practice became too much. Erin began her work as office manager with minimal training, but quickly took the reins and learned all she needed to know, and then some.
While working at AHS, Erin attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and graduated cum laude in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is also a concert pianist, and owns the business Classical Styling by Erin, where she performs live music for events, provides accompaniment services, and teaches. In addition, Erin has volunteered with the Bird Treatment and Learning Center since 2002.
Erin was born and raised in Alaska. When she is not working she enjoys being active, whether it be hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, or rollerblading. She spends much of her time hanging out with family, friends, and her pets.
Leah Kinard, Exercise Coordinator
Leah has been with Active Health Solutions since 2013. Though not born in Alaska, she has lived here since she was 6 years old. Leah graduated from the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. She became a certified group fitness instructor in 2010 and teaches classes at the Alaska Club. When she is not working she enjoys hanging out with friends and quilting. Leah has a husband, Mike and two kids, Hunter and Libby.