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About Us

Learn about our story, our dedicated team and our amazing ambassador program!

OUR STORY

Our four pillars of health and wellness revolve around replenishing, activating and recovering the body and mind. Through our advanced IV Therapy, Personal Training, Massage Therapy and Cognitive Performance techniques, we provide an extensive panel of services to meet the needs of the community and beyond.

With IV Therapy being the safest and most effective way to deliver nutrients to the body, we offer an array of infusions that are customizable with optional vitamin boosters to ensure our clients feel their absolute best. We combine the best nutrients in our treatments to target a myriad of concerns including dehydration, hangovers, problematic skin, stress, chronic pain and fatigue. All of which have been approved by our Medical Director, Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, D.O., F.A.O.A.O. to provide you with immediate results and put you at peak performance. Select a treatment from our menu, or meet with one of our medical professionals on staff to obtain a customized treatment based on your body’s personal needs. Our number one priority is always your health.

Keeping your body active and engaged is essential in maintaining its longevity. Which is why we have a private fitness facility with master’s-educated exercise science professionals that provide programs and guidance tailored for all goals including weight loss, muscle gain, sports performance and overall health and wellness.

The final pillar in our wellness lifecycle is Recovery. How you allow your body to relax and reset is considered to be the most valuable step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our Massage Therapists specialize in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Cupping Release, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish and Prenatal Massage. Being able to enhance your recovery with targeted techniques will allow your body to rebuild and perform at optimum levels.

Our comprehensive approach is what sets us apart from the rest – we believe that investing in your health brings you the greatest wealth of all.

OUR TEAM

Danny Ortega

Danny Ortega

Owner & Founder

Danny Ortega moved from Northern California to New Tampa 4 years ago, with his vision of uniting the most vital aspects of health and wellness to neutralize life’s stressors that disrupt your wellness baseline — bringing you back to your true center. 

Danny’s ultimate goal was to be a value-add to our New Tampa community. Danny is involved with our local country clubs, while being an avid golfer, business owner and devoted family man.

 

 

Todd Utter

Todd Utter

Owner & Investor

Todd is the CEO of Preferred Injury Physicians, with 4 locations throughout the Tampa area. His passion for physical medicine and wellness led him to join our healthy-minded family. Todd is passionate about golf, leading him to join The First Tee of Tampa Bay where he serves as an Advisory Board member and is active with several other charities in the community. His excitement to bring healing and empowerment through the mind, body and spirit makes him the perfect fit.
Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, FAOAO

Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, FAOAO

Medical Director

Dr. Christopher MacLaren was subspecialty trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at University of Texas SW by World Renowned surgeons Dr. James Montgomery, Dr Richard “Dickie” Jones and Dr. Scott Pascal, in surgery of athletic injuries particularly the shoulder and knee. Dr. MacLaren takes care of athletes of all ages and levels from Little League to elite professional. His subspecialty training in Arthroscopy, and minimally invasive trauma surgery that was a part of his U.S. Army training and service, gives his patients an edge on a quicker recovery time and earlier rehabilitation.
 Dr. Tanya Naravane, DMD

Dr. Tanya Naravane, DMD

Advanced Master Injector

Dr. Tanya Naravane/Lutjemeyer, a native to the Tampa Bay Area, was originally born in India until her family moved to Palm Harbor, Florida. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. She then attended the LECOM School of Dental Medicine where she achieved many academic scholarships. Over the course of her education, Dr. Tanya has become proficient in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Her love for beauty inside and out led her to completing over 60 continuing education hours in botox and dermal fillers, TMJ and orofacial pain and trigger point therapy. In her free time, Dr. Tanya enjoys spending time on the boat with her husband and her two fur babies Maggie and Sweetie, both golden retrievers that have stolen her heart.

Lexy Rodriguez

Lexy Rodriguez

Functional Movement Specialist & Golf Fitness Coach

Being a Florida native, Lexy spends most of her time outside, either playing golf, doing yoga on the beach, or simply just enjoying the weather. Lexy grew up an athlete and played softball, volleyball and gymnastics. Lexy’s journey as a Personal Trainer started four years ago when she decided to further her education and become a Certified Master Trainer. Lexy is certified through the IFPA (International Fitness Professional Association) as well as continuing her education in optimal muscle training. She specializes in golf fitness, rehabilitation, imbalances, functional training, flexibility and weight loss.
Donna Sharpe

Donna Sharpe

Massage Therapist

Donna specializes in Therapeutic and Sports Massage modalities, her passion serves many who suffer from uncontrollable, chronic pain. Donna has an Associate Degree in Sports Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management. Her goal is to utilize her sports medicine background and massage therapy experience to see all her clients achieve their very best emotional, physical and mental condition. Outside of Massage Therapy, Donna is an author, speaker and wellness life coach. She has experience as a fitness professional for over 25 years and a corporate manager for 15. Donna is passionate about helping others in the process while staying active and healthy herself. Her knowledge and experience have kept herself and clients healthy and joyful for over 15 years.

Payton Johnson

Payton Johnson

Front Desk Receptionist

Payton is originally from Ohio and moved to Tampa four years ago to pursue an education in Psychology. She has been in the customer service industry for over six years and has a passion for helping others any way she can. In her free time, Payton enjoys spending time on the boat or by the pool with her loved ones, and of course her dog Paisley.

 

April Fogg, RN

April Fogg, RN

Registered Nurse

April is from Virginia and moved to Tampa two years ago. She has been a nurse for 4 years, specializing mostly in cardiac care. April is also a student at the University of Tampa, where she is pursuing her masters degree to become a family nurse practitioner. April spends most of her free time at the beach, with her husband and her two dogs. She is excited to be a part of the 18TH&MAIN team and help you further your wellness journey!

Liliana Eaves, RN

Liliana Eaves, RN

Registered Nurse

Liliana is from Rhode Island and recently moved to Tampa. She has been a nurse for 7 years specializing in Intensive Care before joining our team. She looks forward to meeting all of her new patients and helping them to reach their health goals. In her free time, Liliana enjoys spending time with her daughter and exploring around her new city, Tampa. Liliana speaks conversational Spanish and is passionate about traveling the world. We are so honored to have her talents on our team!

 

Ricquel Harris

Ricquel Harris

Receptionist at SVB

Ricquel is a Front Desk Receptionist at our sister location, Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center! She is a student at The University of Tampa, studying writing. Ricquel loves really great movies, acting, cooking and spending time with her 3 dogs. She speaks 4 languages and plans to be a screenwriter when she graduates.

Keep an eye out for Ricquel when visiting SVB. She can provide you with any information on our brand new Cryotherapy and Salt Therapy Recovery services!

Ricquel Harris

Ricquel Harris

Receptionist at SVB

Ricquel is a Front Desk Receptionist at our sister location, Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center! She is a student at The University of Tampa, studying writing. Ricquel loves really great movies, acting, cooking and spending time with her 3 dogs. She speaks 4 languages and plans to be a screenwriter when she graduates.

Keep an eye out for Ricquel when visiting SVB. She can provide you with any information on our brand new Cryotherapy and Salt Therapy Recovery services!

Larry Ochoa

Larry Ochoa

Personal Trainer

Larry is from El Paso, Texas and retired from the United States Air Force. His passion for fitness led him to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Health Science and certification as a Personal Trainer with International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).

During his Air Force career, Larry was a physical training leader and fitness program manager. Larry was also a member of the U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team. In his spare time, he loves to play sports with his son and spending time with his wife and pup.

 

Larry Ochoa

Larry Ochoa

Personal Trainer

Larry is from El Paso, Texas and retired from the United States Air Force. His passion for fitness led him to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Health Science and certification as a Personal Trainer with International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).

During his Air Force career, Larry was a physical training leader and fitness program manager. Larry was also a member of the U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team. In his spare time, he loves to play sports with his son and spending time with his wife and pup.

 

 

 

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OUR ambassadors

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Want to become an ambassador? Simply fill out the form and we will contact you within 2-3 business days with the application process. Can’t wait to hear from you!