Brandi Rashidian-Clinic Director
Brandi grew up in the Midwest with chiropractic care as a part of her normal wellness regime, so it is no surprise that she ended up marrying one of the 3 most skilled Chiropractic Physicians this area has ever seen. Brandi and Dr. Amir have been married for 14 years and have 3 active little boys. Brandi and Dr. Amir started Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center together 13 years ago and have really loved becoming an integral part of the Frederick Community. When Brandi isn’t taking care of the boys or the Clinic, she really enjoys sharing her gift of hospitality. She is known for hosting dinners and parties for the Clinic staff, family, and friends even sometimes at a moment’s notice. She has also been found using her skills and talents in the area of event planning assisting non-profits such as Habitat For Humanity of Frederick County and also Grace Community Church where they attend regularly as a family. She truly has a passion for Chiropractic and loves hearing patients share stories of their success. When asked to give one piece of advice for individuals new to chiropractic care she said this, “Don’t let chiropractic care be your last resort. I have seen so many people suffer for far too long that could have been helped far sooner than they were otherwise. I have heard so many people over the years say, I wish I would have come sooner. One problem is that most of us are willing to spend a lot of money on the next big “quick fix” but the reality is that sometimes it takes time to achieve our health goals. Stop listening to the naysayers and just be willing to do something you have never done and maybe you will get the results you have never gotten! You deserve to be happy, healthy, and pain free.”
Kadi Englehart - VP of Operations
My name is Kadi Englehart and I joined the team in January 2015. I am the VP of Operations and a Registered Chiropractic Assistant. I have a background in nursing and public health. After graduating as Valedictorian of my LPN class, I spent my time working in nursing homes where I watched the people for whom I cared getting sicker and sicker. Since joining the team, it has been such a breath of fresh air to see my patients get better! I wake up every day excited to change the world through chiropractic.
I have a bachelor’s in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State University. I completed my master’s in Public Health in September 2016 after maintaining President's List throughout the duration of the program. I love how well chiropractic and public health align! (Align, like your spine, get it??) Getting chiropractic care is the best way to improve health and prevent disease and I love watching patients grow healthier and healthier with each adjustment.
I was so incredibly blessed to be adjusted throughout my pregnancy, which I feel was instrumental in having a complication-free natural pregnancy, labor, and delivery. My daughter was born in September 2019 and was adjusted at just two hours old. She has been receiving wellness chiropractic care since birth. She is a happy, healthy, and very active little girl. I attribute her health in large part to her chiropractic care which ensures that her body is functioning at peak performance.
My passion is two-fold: I love making sure all patients receive top quality, life-changing care. I also have a passion for informing mamas about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood to ensure optimum function. I enjoy spending time with my husband Chad, daughter Lexi, and cockapoo Chloe. I love learning, being outdoors, and coffee (you need a lot to get through grad school and be a mama). I am here to answer your questions and provide you with a welcoming experience every time you come to the office.
Kristen Willard - Front Desk Assistant
Kristen joined the team in March of 2017. Kristen received her associate’s degree in Medical Assisting through FCC where she graduated with honors. She also is a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. Kristen enjoys seeing how chiropractic care has improved the lives of her patients. She looks forward to continuing to see her patients achieve their goals and improve their health. Kristen is originally from California and moved to Maryland 13 years ago. Her favorite thing about living in Maryland is the changing seasons; she is one of those unique individuals who especially enjoy Maryland winters! She enjoys getting back to visit family and spending time with her husband.
Prior to joining the team and receiving care, Kristen experienced severe pain and tingling all throughout her legs and feet, with occasional tingling throughout the entire body. The pain was so severe that it made the simplest things nearly impossible. On one occasion, she was trying to grocery shop and the pain became so overwhelming that she became nauseous and barely made it out of the store before she collapsed. She had to wear compression braces daily just to walk. After seeing medical doctor after medical doctor and being told they did not know what was wrong and "sometimes things just happen" and they do not know why she began to give up hope. After her first adjustment, the tingling was gone. The pain has subsided for the most part, but even her worst day is 85% better than it used to be. She no longer has to wear braces daily and has started getting back to the things she enjoys, such as exercising and shopping. She is truly grateful for the life-changing effects chiropractic has had in her life, and loves helping others reach their goals as well.
Madelyn Dinger - Clinical Assistant
Madelyn was born right around the corner in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She spent the first 17 years of her life as a military brat stationed at different bases around Germany. She then ventured back to the United States for college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio in December of 2019. During college, she worked a full-time job at a
pizzeria and had a part time internship at The Medical Arts Research Center in the Physical Therapy department helping patients in the neurological and orthopedic divisions perform their exercises.
She moved to Maryland in January of 2020 and joined the Mid Atlantic Chiropractic family in February of 2020. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. She loves to see the development in the health of every patient and is eager to help however she can.
In her free time, Madelyn loves making music including singing and playing the cello. She recently embarked on the exciting journey of raising her German Shepherd puppy.
Dylan Kopp - Clinical Assistant
Dylan Kopp is one of our remarkable Chiropractic Assistants here at Mid Atlantic. Dylan believes that chiropractic care, physical activity, and an established wellness regimen are crucial for a healthy and fulfilling life.
Dylan’s devotedness to promoting a healthy lifestyle originally began at a young age when he would prefer books about the human body instead of storybooks. As he grew older, his interest in the health industry really began when he accompanied his grandfather to physical therapy. After watching the Physical Therapist work with his grandfather, a spark ignited inside him. This eventually led him to seek and obtain his first job within the medical field as a physical therapy technician. After gaining multiple years of experience and knowledge of Physical Therapy rehabilitation, he decided to pursue a degree in the industry of Health Sciences. Dylan graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He joined the Mid-Atlantic team in July 2020 looking to gain new experience in the holistic health industry and to pursue his passion for helping heal those who need it.
When Dylan is not at work, he enjoys many activities that are centered around personal improvement. Some of these include reading, exercising, and longboarding. His absolute favorite activity to do in his free time is make art. He enjoys all mediums and views it as a form of expression. Participating in these daily activities brings joy to Dylan’s life and allows him to spread positivity to all those around him. Working at Mid Atlantic has given him the best opportunity to serve the community and share his passion for health and wellness.
Sophia Like - Administrative Assistant
My name is Sophia Like and I joined the team officially in January of 2020. I am the Administrative Assistant and have worked in the medical administration world since 2013. I have an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and started out in daycare. However, after having children I decided to go back to school for Medical Administration. I started my journey under chiropractic care when I was 9 years old after a back injury and found Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic in 2010 during my first pregnancy. I have a great passion for caring for others and I enjoy watching our patients’ health and lives improve every day.
Chiropractic has changed my life in so many ways, the biggest of which is my health. I have struggled with headaches since I was a young girl, and over time, they progressed to migraines. In 2014 I was living with chronic migraines that would sometimes last for weeks. After following my chiropractic care plan, my migraines have almost completely stopped.
When my children and I are not being adjusted, we enjoy reading, bike rides, singing, and laughing. I have been told my laugh is contagious and it may even be part of the reason I was hired. Brandi likes to say I was hired because I laugh at her jokes. Regardless of the reason, I am blessed and so grateful to be part of this team!
Dani Minnick - Administrative Assistant
Dani joined the MACC family in June of 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. New to Chiropractic, Dani has jumped in with two feet and is eager to learn everything there is to know about Chiropractic Care. Dani enjoys seeing our patients get results and see their ability to live a healthier life with Chiropractic care.
Being a longtime resident of Frederick County, Dani knows all of the best brunch spots in town. She grew up in Middletown and attended Frederick Community College. She loves cooking for friends and family. Currently, Dani is raising her sixteen year old nephew, who enjoys skateboarding and learning about crystals. When Dani isn't at the office she can be found at the local indoor rock climbing center, roller skating, cooking, reading, or rewatching Harry Potter for the millionth time.
Chiropractic care has made a big impact on Dani's day-to-day life. Since starting chiropractic care, she has experienced better sleep, more energy, and an all around better mood. Dani looks forward to learning more about Chiropractic and looks forward to seeing patients' beautiful smiles each day.
Deven Brady - Manager of Operations
As a lifelong Frederick resident, Deven is committed to contributing to the health and wellness of the people of this community. Following his graduation from Towson University in 2007, Deven worked as an executive for a biomedical company in drug and device development. After almost a decade in the industry, Deven sought to transition to a career in which a positive impact could be more readily felt.
Following his passion, he resigned from his previous position to pursue a career in personal training. Deven works part-time as a personal trainer and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). It was while working as a trainer at his local gym that Deven was first introduced to Dr. Amir Rashidian. After many discussions, it was determined that the team at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic was the perfect fit for Deven to lend his talents and to better improve the community he cares for so deeply.
As a friend, colleague, and community leader, Deven is committed to doing whatever is necessary to help the patients of Mid Atlantic Chiropractic get the care that they need while experiencing the extraordinary level of customer service that our patients have come to expect. When not working at our clinics, you can often find Deven engaging in his immense passion for fitness. He can be found most often working out or training his clients part-time at a local fitness facility. He is a competitive bodybuilder and has traveled all the way to California to meet and train with some of bodybuilding’s greatest legends. The discipline, motivation, and drive that he has obtained through weight training will be instrumental in ensuring a prosperous future for the community of Frederick.
Kira Jahrling - Front Desk Coordinator
Kira joined the team in June of 2021. Kira studied psychology and animal sciences at the University of Maryland College Park, and then moved on to study at the Penn Foster Institute where she obtained her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Kira has had a passion for helping animals her entire life, but recently realized her love for helping people also! She is now back in school at Frederick Community College, pursuing her degree to become a Registered Nurse.
After a serious back injury during her competitive dancing years nearly 10 years ago she has experienced chronic lower back and sciatic pain. After receiving chiropractic care herself this past year, she realized how big of an impact it can have on her life and the lives of those around her. Thanks to chiropractic, she is now back to being able to exercise daily and experience mostly pain-free days!
When she is not at work or doing schoolwork, she loves to read, exercise, and play with her kitten, Sylvester. She is very excited to see first-hand how chiropractic care positively influences the lives of our patients and to be a part of their journeys.
Cassie Cavell - Front Desk Assistant
Cassie is going into her junior year of undergraduate at Houghton College studying exercise science with a minor in psychology. Her goal is to apply to chiropractic school for an early acceptance program in the fall in confidence that the chiropractic field is her calling. As a patient of chiropractic since she was 13 years old, Cassie has grown up in the chiropractic environment. She discovered she wants to help people just like herself through drug free rehabilitation of mind and body via spinal adjustments. The cliché of “helping people” takes on a dimensional role in the daily work of chiropractors when physically touching a patient can adjust their perspective of hopelessness in their life!
She says her epiphany about the miracle of chiropractic happened after struggling with a migraine for 50 days the summer after she graduated high school. After being to two neurologists, the final attempt to break the cluster migraine was taking a prescribed opioid and depression medication at the young age of 18. An emergency room concoction finally broke her migraine, but she would live the next year and a half with a headache almost every day. After discovering a cervical straightening under the care of a great neurologist who recommended x-rays, she has been with a chiropractor finding relief and healing.
Her testimony is one that she hopes to share with more people suffering from migraines and conditions that no one else can find a solution for. She is becoming a chiropractor to support people emotionally as they receive the chiropractic care they need to correct the cause of their problem rather than mask the symptoms with drugs. She hopes that her role as front desk assistant here at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic will teach her the administrative side of running a practice- her ultimate career goal!
At Houghton she is involved in student government, honors program, and is a TA for anatomy and biology. In her free time, she enjoys hunting and fishing with her family and friends. Anytime around a campfire at the cabin or on her family’s pontoon at the lake is paradise!