Watch this video to learn more about Red Tail Wellness Center’s unique philosophy, and how they became a leading functional medicine center in Boulder, CO.
The Work We Do
At Red Tail a new paradigm of healthcare exists using proven principles to listen and understand your health goals. Compassion, concern and knowledge underscore a passion in using the most modern forms of health-care including Functional Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, Thyroid Care and Chiropractic.
Dr. Ian Hollaman
DC, MSc, IFMCP
Dr. Hollaman specializes in chronic and complex conditions using functional medicine, functional neurology, chiropractic, and therapies like Neurofeedback and cold laser that create a new space for true healing. Dr. Hollaman suffered from multiple chronic conditions and he provides a different healthcare experience through empathy, comprehensive testing and evaluation. He takes the time to truly explain your health and what the healing process requires. Dr. Hollaman is one of the few practitioners in the United States to have board certification in functional medicine, Masters in functional medicine and nutrition plus certifications in functional neurology. He also has partnered with a new laboratory that can sequence the chemical messengers from your microbiome and indicate which specific probiotics are necessary to neutralize the inflammation. He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Dr. Karen Hollaman and his 4 children. Dr. Ian loves to fly his bird, “Minnie” (Finnish Goshawk), at wild game and has been an active falconer and Audobonist since age 19. Dr. Ian also loves gardening and custom woodworking. You will most likely note some of his creations when you step into our beautiful office!
Awards & Associations
- Virgil Strang Philosophy Award
- International College of Applied Kinesiology
- Institute for Functional Medicine
- International College Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
- International Association Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation
- Doctorate in Chiropractic, Palmer West San Jose
- Masters of Science Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
- (BOARD) Certification, Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Certified Gluten Coach
- Certification, Proficiency level in Applied Kinesiology
- (Certification) American Functional Neurology Institute
- CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider
Dr. Karen B Hollaman
History & Education
Dr. Karen B Hollaman grew up in Northern New Jersey with her parents and two sisters. She lived an active lifestyle balancing school with sports, music, and church activities until her sophomore year of high school when her health plummeted due to a track injury. After four years of perplexed medical professionals and being told she was a “medical mystery,” Dr. Hollaman was introduced to chiropractic and quickly learned that her body responded positively to the care. The severe abdominal pain, weight loss, and exhaustion that had caused Dr. Hollaman to fall to the floor in pain, sleep over eighteen hours a day, miss much of her junior and senior year of high school, as well as drop out of college was finally responding.
It was due to the insights of her chiropractor, who used Applied Kinesiology, that Dr. Hollaman regained her health and was able to graduate from college with highest honors and move to Alaska to experience life, work in chiropractic offices, and complete the science requirements necessary for chiropractic college. She then moved to Florida to become a massage therapist and earn her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. During her schooling, Dr. Hollaman was president of the nutrition club, class representative, and attended many seminars including the 100 hour certification program in Applied Kinesiology. She also had the opportunity to travel to Madagascar with the clinic abroad program at Palmer. In December 2008, Dr. Hollaman attained her degree as well as her dream of practicing chiropractic medicine.
After being in tremendous pain for years and finally knowing what it felt like to be healthy, Dr. Hollaman wants to prevent and help others through their own health struggles. Dr. Hollaman has helped numerous people with a myriad of health conditions. As a massage therapist and chiropractor, Dr. Hollaman brings a gentle touch and understanding heart to help empower and motivate the healing process. She appreciates, empathizes and sympathizes with the patients’ perspective and treats others, as she desires to be treated. Her goal is to educate and inspire her patient’s health potential in a positive and supportive environment. Dr. Hollaman enjoys working with adults as well as children.
- International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- 100 hour Applied Kinesiology
- CPR/BLS Health Care Provider Certified
Kayla moved to Boulder in late 2016 after having studied, lived, and worked in a variety of places including Australia New Zealand, Hawaii, a private yacht in the Caribbean, Florida and more recently North Carolina. Having struggled with undiagnosed chronic pain for several years, Kayla empathizes with those seeking solutions to effective treatment and prevention, and can attest to the benefits of functional medicine. She is passionate about helping people and living an active, healthy lifestyle. She is active in running, biking, and adventure racing and has successfully completed a full-distance Ironman.
Kayla has a BS in Tourism & Hospitality Management from Indiana University, and brings a friendly, helpful and patient-focused attitude to the Red Tail Wellness Center.
Amy Timmons // CCN, CCH, INHC
Metabolic Coordinator | Nutritionist | Herbalist
Amy is our Metabolic Coordinator and Nutritionist and is thus in charge of assisting patient therapies, providing Nutritional Coaching sessions, as well as managing patient’s supplements, labs and diet.
Amy Timmons is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Clinical Herbalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Amy is also a Certified Flower Essence Practitioner and a HeartMath Practitioner. Amy’s wellness philosophy is based on the concept of Bioindividuality – she honors the fact that each person is unique and requires a special set of tools and resources to obtain optimal health and vitality. She also believes in empowering individuals, through education and coaching, to take charge of his or her own health and wellness. Amy is fascinated by the body’s ability to heal itself given the proper guidance.
Amy was raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2002 with a double Bachelor’s in Art Studio and Advertising, with minors in Creative Writing and Graphic Design. In 2003, she moved to Tucson, AZ and lived there for ten years while studying Hatha and Kundalini yoga, meditation, permaculture, herbalism, organic gardening, sustainability and nutrition. On a trip to India and Thailand in 2006, she completed a 10-day Vipasana silent retreat, lived on a permaculture farm for 3 weeks and explored other spiritual and artistic endeavors. She moved to Boulder in 2012 to attend a 2-year program at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism studying Nutrition, Medical Herbalism, Botany and Flower Essence Therapy. In her free time, Amy tries to get as much fresh air and sunshine as possible while hiking, gardening, wildharvesting herbal medicine and exploring the Southwest.
Cori moved to Boulder 16 years ago and started on her path to wellness.
Through her own health challenges and recoveries she discovered her passion for natural medicine, holistic healing, herbs, botany and clean healthy eating.
Cori has focused her life and work within various modalities of whole body wellness. She has ongoing experience working in holistic health spas, spiritual retreats and wellness centers. She has had the opportunity to learn from Holistic practitioners, Doctors, Shamanic healers, Clinical therapists and Body workers.
Cori is excited for the opportunity to be able to work with patients, supporting them on their path to wellness as the Neurofeedback therapist alongside Dr. Hollaman and the amazing team at Red Tail Wellness Center.
Joy is our Chiropractic Assistant and is in charge of assisting patient therapies and Neurofeedback setup, managing patient’s supplements, labs and diet, and assisting Dr. Ian.
Joy Littleton graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Nutrition and Community Health. Upon completion of her undergrad, she became a Certified Health Education Specialist then later studied to become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She believes that small steps lead to big changes and all it takes is that first step to take control of one’s health and well being.
Beginning in 2010, Joy lived on the Western Slope for three years before moving back to Ohio for family and to pursue a career in wellness. Joy is now back in the Front Range enjoying her own wellness, ample sunshine, hiking and off-roading whenever possible.
Dr. Ian Hollaman & Dr. Karen Hollaman truly care for their patients, and they bring a tremendous amount of passion to the art of healing. Their willingness to go the extra mile reflects a lifelong pursuit of the golden rule – treat others as you would have them treat you. They are proud to offer wellness services of the highest quality, with a focus on patient care at the heart of all they do. Since 2008, Red Tail Wellness Center has become a leading functional medicine center in Boulder, CO, offering Chiropractic, Functional Medicine, Functional Neurology, Nutrition Coaching, Neurofeedback and more. A unique care plan is crafted using these modalities to meet each client’s specific health needs.