Meet Our Experts

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Chief Medical Officer

"Your body is your most faithful friend, one of your most valuable resources, the sacred vessel that holds your spirit. I can think of a few things more worth of your devotion."

Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy, and martial arts (she holds the 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do) before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her unique background set her apart from most conventionally trained physicians. Patients sought her out for her broader way of viewing health and healing.

President Bill Clinton, the National Cancer Institute, HRSA’s Bright Futures, and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine were just a few to appoint her to their advisory councils. Dr. Andrew Weil, MD asked her to run the Fellowship training program for physicians at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, where she trained ~700 clinicians. She was a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy for Women’s Health.

Dr. Low Dog is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. She has overseen the evaluation panel for supplement/botanical safety at the United States Pharmacopeia, including joint reviews with the Department of Defense, for the past twenty years. A prolific scholar, Dr. Low Dog has published 50 research articles in medical/science journals and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks. She has worked with many companies, helping them to craft safer, innovative, and effective products in the natural products space. She has been honored with many awards from academia, public health, and industry throughout her 40-year career.

Tieraona (tier-oh-nay) brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to all that she does, but it is her rare ability to take complex scientific and medical information and make it highly accessible to the everyday person that makes her such a trusted friend and resource to so many, as well as a beloved physician for her patients. With her warm and down-to-earth style, Tieraona has been invited to speak at more than 600 conferences, reaching more than 50,000 people every year with her message of healthy nutrition, sensible dietary supplement use, integrative medicine, compassionate care, and deep ecology. She has authored five books, including four with National Geographic; Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs.

Tieraona lives on a small ranch in the beautiful mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she grows more than 40 medicinal herbs in addition to her vegetable garden. She spends her free time hiking with her husband and beloved Shepherds, riding her horses, and lovingly tending to the chickens.

Patrick McDirmit

Patrick McDirmit

Regional Spa Director

Patrick McDirmit began his career in the spa industry with Niki Bryan Spas at Walt Disney World in 2002, folding towels and booking services. This humble beginning blossomed into a love for hard work and values connecting with others. As our Regional Spa Director, he encompasses the experience needed to truly understand what goes into a luxury spa. He has recently been a leader in the spa industry, being involved with start-ups, Marilyn Monroe Spas, and Walt Disney World properties - all while keeping up with rigorous expectations. Patrick and his family are from Orlando and are excited to now be in Las Vegas!

Tiffany Willie

Tiffany Willie

Assistant Spa Director

Tiffany Willie has embraced spa life for almost a decade. In 2007 she graduated from Nevada School of Massage Therapy, Tiffany immediately knew spa leadership is what she desired. Starting her career in guest service roles, such as Spa Attendant, Spa Receptionist, and Spa Reservations, learning all aspects of what the guest truly enjoy and value. She has taken that experience to heart creating delightful and meaningful memories for guests since then. Tiffany was promoted to Management several years ago giving her the opportunity to train and develop her team to give the same high-quality service to spa guests. Tiffany continues to develop her skills and knowledge so that someday soon, she can take on the role of Director and further lead her staff and guest to look and feel their best."

Brandon

Brandon "Champ" Mitchell

Fitness Expert

Brandon “Champ” Mitchell is originally from the New Jersey area. As a child, he pursued a passion of boxing, giving him his nickname, countless titles and an interest in fitness. Brandon later attened Tidewater College in Virginia where he studied Exercise science. His time in school helped him realize his passion for athleticism and wilingness to help others gain self-confidence, and motivation through exercising. Brandon moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2013 to continue his boxing training , getting the opportunity to train with some of the greatest boxers. In 2015, Brandon decided to peruse his career in “Personal training “where he received his certificate of completion in NASM (National academy of Sports Medicine) from Las Vegas’s own University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), GO REBELS!! His unique understanding and passion in physical fitness and heavy background of health and nutrition studies adds to his ability to personally relate to clients and motivate them, making optimal results a reality. Brandon devotes his time rather it being at Vegas Fitness, Red Rock Spa or just in his free time to anyone ready to make lifestyle changes. his motto is “PUSH” P- Pursue, U- Unveil, S- set apart, H- Heighten, Brandon believes fitness is more than looking good. It’s feeling good on both the inside and out. Be active. Be fit. Work hard!

“YOUR GOALS ARE MY MISSION”

Dr. Matthew Roderick O.M.D., L.Ac. Bio

Dr. Matthew Roderick O.M.D., L.Ac. Bio

Acupuncturist

Dr. Matthew Roderick, O.M.D., L.Ac. is a Dr. of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist in the States of Nevada and California.
Dr. Roderick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating UNLV in 2010, Matthew found his passion for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine where he moved on to earn is Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. After Graduating with his MSTOM, Matthew opened his own business in a Mixed Martial Arts gym where he treated current and former professional athletes, active and retired members of the military and law enforcement as well as many others. Being a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps himself Dr. Roderick is extremely passionate about helping veterans. Dr. Roderick is married to his wife the love of his life who is also an OMD who shares the same passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have two beautiful daughters who are treated regularly with acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Some hobbies of Dr. Roderick include spending lots of time with his family, traveling, training Brazilian jiu jitsu and enjoying being out in nature hiking.