Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Gunn was born and raised in St. George, Utah.  His childhood was dominated by three main factors:  family, baseball, and chiropractic.  

His parents had moved to the desert of Southern Utah in order to join the family business. Dr. Harold Wallace Gunn - Mark's grandfather - had a thriving practice going and welcomed his son Dr. Spencer Homer Gunn happily.  Gunn Chiropractic flourished under their care.

Along with his seven siblings, Dr. Mark Gunn was adjusted, fed fresh food, and shooed outside regularly.  He and his five brothers and two sisters scuffled and chased each other up and down the red-walled canyons, coming together to hike, hunt, fish ... and play baseball.

Dr. Gunn pitched and played middle infield throughout high school and college, just missing the state championship ... and yes, it still stings.  He then served a religious mission for the LDS church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lived for two years and developed a strong love of faith, the Spanish language, and empanadas.  (Recipes are welcome.)  

When he returned home, his oldest brother had joined Gunn Chiropractic as its newest doctor, and another brother had begun chiropractic school.  Dr. Mark felt his lifetime of experience pull him the same way, and headed north to Utah State University to begin his own professional career as a healer.

Undergraduate Studies

Utah State University

Biology - Spanish

Doctorate of Chiropractic

Southern California University of Health Sciences

Summa Cum Laude

Certification in

The Webster Technique

Certification in

The Kinesio Technique

Certification in

The Graston Technique


Dr. Mark Spencer Gunn




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Licensed Massage Therapist

Office Manager

​Licensed Massage Therapist

Megan Kennedy

Marion grew up in El Paso, Texas.  She moved to Utah for school, completing college at BYU.  She then moved to Salt Lake City, where she fell in love and began her family.  Marion raised five children, then began massage therapy school.​

Her massage therapy career started at a fitness center.  She has worked in various locations since, building her clientele and gaining experience.  Today at The Works, Marion is a force of calm and peace, and uses her extensive experience to give her clients a complete package.

Marion prides herself in being very detail-oriented.  She spends time working on each muscle from one end to the other, moving slowly and purposefully. She combines many methods to create her own style, including deep tissue, trigger points, pin and stretch, and so on. 

We have certainly appreciated Marion's steady influence and loyal clientele at The Works; she is a fantastic member of our healing team. 

Licensed Massage Therapist


Emily is a Utah native, and a patient-turned-employee.  She is the responsible middle child in a family of five, and has proven herself to be a hard-working, kind presence in the office. She has undoubtedly made a big difference for us at The Works.  Emily graduated early from high school, and is currently working to save money for college.  At The Works, she handles billing, filing, and data entry.  She also helps with answering phones and scheduling appointments; you're likely to hear her voice when you call.  

When Emily isn't at the office, she enjoys spending time with her dog Lucy.  She also loves clothes and makeup.  We are proud to have her on our team!

Ben grew up in the small town of San Salvador in El Salvador.  He is an incredibly compassionate man, and professes his life-long dream has been to make a difference in the world through some small act of service.

He found that act of service in 2012, when he graduated from Eagle Gate College as a Massage Therapist.  His schooling included plenty of hands-on experience in clinical settings.  He spent many hours at Salt Lake Regional Hospital, working on patients recovering from knee and hip replacement.  He uses a variety of methods in his work, including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Acupressure, and Shiatsu. He insists that although he is not the one getting the massage, he is still benefitting by improving the lives of his clients.  He is all smiles and laughter at The Works; there is no doubt that he loves what he does and is good at it too.  

When Ben isn't making a positive difference in the world through his massage, you can find him outside.  Ben loves hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and river rafting.  He is such a positive memeber of our team!

Office Manager

Licensed Massage Therapist


Pranic Healing

Reiki I & II

Wholistic Pelvic Care for Women

Leah Mitchell

Marian Bradford

​Deep Tissue Massage

Trigger Point Massage

Prenatal Massage

Chair Massage

Emily Welch

Deep Tissue Massage

Trigger Point Massage

​Pin and Stretch Massage

Ben Barahona

Originally a Southern Californian, Megan made the move to Utah and raised her family in Salt Lake City for the last 16 yrs. She is the mother of 2 teenagers and loving it. She enjoys nature & the outdoors; especially hiking, travelling, and long boarding with her kids. She's also an artist and enjoys painting with acrylics, writing, and when given a quiet moment ... meditation. 

She became a licensed massage therapist in 2009. She is certified in Pranic Healing, Reiki I & II and Holistic Pelvic Care for Women. Megan is passionate about women's health and well being, and teach workshops for women; empowering & educating them in the health of their bodies with a focus on the Pelvic Bowl. 

She started at The Works Chiropractic as a Massage Therapist in October of 2016 and has been working as the Office Manager since June 2017. Her favorite part of being at the front desk is getting to interact with the great people that frequent the office. She enjoys making sure that each individual's needs are met and that things run smoothly for their visit. She is thankful for the positive work environment  that Dr. Gunn provides, and for the stellar employees that she gets to associate with every day at work. 

We are certainly grateful to have Megan on our team; her knowledge and experience have proven invaluable to our patients.  

Licensed Massage Therapist

Leah is a small town girl that heeded the call to the big city.  She graduated from Snow College in 1999, and left her family in Mount Pleasant and Moab to continue her education as a massage therapist.  She had grown up massaging her family and friends, and knew she was good. In spite of the Salt Lake smog, she loved school and knew she had found her passion. Upon completing Massage Therapy school, she earned a business license and set up booths at various farmers markets and events downtown.   She built up a clientele, and then took a job at the airport, where she was able to meet and treat people from across the world.  

She became quite effective at getting a lot of work done in a short amount of time, and used trigger points and deep tissue to work on specific injuries and areas.  She also pursued education in Prenatal Massage, and loves to help expectant mothers find comfort as they prepare to bring new life into the world.  Leah brings all this and more to our clients at The Works, and has been a great addition to the team.

When she's free, Leah loves attending her West African dance class.  You can also find her hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and cooking with her friends.  When she can get away, you can typically find her in Moab with family, or exploring a hot spring.  She is a huge advocate of self care, and practices what she preaches.  She herself is sure to get at least two to three massages a month.  Leah is a great person to have in your corner.

It was there that he met his wife, and the two finished school together and continued on to California. Dr. Gunn hammered through his doctorate program at Southern California University of Health Sciences, graduating Summa Cum Laude; 4th overall.  Memories of treatments from his grandfather and father assisted him, and he was able to retain time-tested procedures while simultaneously learning the latest techniques.

Then with a hard-won doctorate and a growing family, he began an internship at Holland Chiropractic. At its completion, Dr. Gunn was asked to stay on.  He worked endlessly to build a successful practice, and people responded.  His logical mind, strong hands, and kind nature made him perfectly suited to this work. Together, the two chiropractors treated over 300 patients per week, and plans were made to expand.

However, even with his busy practice, the Los Angeles Angels baseball team, and the beach pulling them to stay ... Dr. Gunn and his wife had begun to miss their homeland.  They kept their eyes open for an opportunity to return.

It came in the form of The Works Chiropractic.

On November 1st, 2013, it was his.  Dr. Gunn and his family have thrown themselves into this practice; ensuring the people walking through those doors that they will indeed get "the works"; everything he has to offer.  He utilizes three generations of experience in his chiropractic treatment, and is committed to continuing education in order to learn the latest in natural healing and wellness.  He is certified in the Graston Technique; a procedure that focuses on deep tissue release, while increasing bloodflow and cellular activity. Dr. Gunn also certified himself in Kinesio Taping, which decreases inflammation and pain, and relaxes and supports your muscles and joints around the clock.  And with his wife's doula business, Dr. Gunn sought out and attained certification in the Webster Technique, a chiropractic move that creates room in the pelvis and facilitates a smoother delivery.  He has also attended several workshops focused on tailoring treatments to specific athletes of different sports; allowing him to get golfers, baseball players, runners, football players, and more to the top of their game.  He will continue to seek out seminars and workshops to fine-tune these skills and add to his knowledge base.

It has also been very important to Dr. Gunn to meet other professionals in the Holladay and surrounding area, and has made a point to associate with all types of healthcare.  He knows well what chiropractic has to offer, and which other treatments would compliment and enhance that care.  Dr. Gunn can refer you where you need to go to make sure your body gets what it needs.

Finally, because he is a product of three generations of large families raised on holistic chiropractic healthcare, Dr. Gunn can tell you that this works.  Chiropractic is a safe, side-effect-free way to ensure your body has the tools it needs to reach its potential.  Come on in to The Works Chiropractic, where you will​ get it all.


Swedish Massage

Shiatsu Massage

​Deep Tissue Massage