Meet The Team
Dr. Peter Bjorn Martinez
Dr. Peter Martinez came from a long line of medical professionals. With their strong professional backgrounds, they believed they understood what it took to be healthy until family members were faced with life-altering diagnoses. It was when they learned about the power of chiropractic that the whole family experienced transformative improvements in their health. The key was pinpointing the underlying cause so that the body could heal itself naturally.
In the Austin area, Dr. Martinez is a familiar face and voice. He’s a co-host on the MaxLife Austin radio show and Austin’s health and wellness coach. He’s passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience to help others optimum health through holistic chiropractic care. Some of the ways he shares this message are by providing corporate wellness workshops for businesses in the area and hosting monthly health and wellness seminars.
Dr. Martinez is dedicated to the field and demonstrates it by staying updated on what’s new in the field of preventative healthcare, particularly current clinical research. For Dr. Martinez, the core essentials are a way of life that can lead to optimum health, and he strives to empower his patients with this information. Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Martinez worked as a paramedic and in pediatric primary care. He also worked teaching pre-hospital emergency medicine to EMTs and paramedics. He attended Appalachian State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Psychology. He obtained his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. His commitment to serving others is also demonstrated in healthcare relief trips to Haiti and to his family-run clinic in Mexico.
Dr. Dayana Bucarello
Dr. Dayana Bucarello was born in Mérida, Venezuela and raised in Austin, Texas since the age of 8. She is the first chiropractor in her family and is married to the love of her life, Shane Rodriguez.
Dr. Bucarello earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences at Concordia University in Austin, Texas and completed her postgraduate studies at Parker University in Dallas, Texas with Summa Cum Laude academic honors.
As a MaxLiving partner in Austin, she is certified in advanced spinal correction and the 5 Essentials of Health and delivers these essentials to families in the North and South Austin area. Her greatest passion is to see people come to know their true identity in the One who created them and know that they were meant to heal, move, and do life in community more abundantly.
When Dr. Dayana isn’t at the office, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and cute doggies, Brownie and Roxy. She enjoys playing indoor and outdoor soccer, working out, watching movies, having game nights and finding ways to enjoy food in healthy ways, specially when it comes to sweets!
Dr. Danielle Johnson
Dr. Danielle Johnson was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating high school she attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. After her undergraduate education she attended Parker University in Dallas, Texas where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters of Science in Neuroscience. Dr. Danielle loves to spend quality time with her fiancé and they like to try out new dining and entertainment experiences in and around Austin on the weekends. Dr. Danielle thrives in helping her patients restore and maintain their functional ability by implementing Chiropractic techniques, physiotherapy, and active rehab. Dr. Danielle educates and gives her patients the knowledge and confidence to take an active role in their recovery to optimum health.
• Doctor of Chiropractic, Parker University
• Master of Science, Neuroscience, Parker University
• Bachelor in Kinesiology, University of North Texas
Dr. Sean Forbes
Dr. Sean Forbes was born in San Diego, CA and soon after moved to Austin, Texas. He grew up playing soccer and after graduating high school, joined the United States Army and served as a chaplain’s assistant and combat engineer. Dr. Sean served honorably for six years with a tour of duty to Afghanistan and ended his service with the rank of Sergeant. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science with a focus on clinical populations from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. After finishing his undergraduate education, he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Sean loves central Texas and anything Austin. He enjoys live music, spending time outdoors, and being on the Guadalupe River with his dog Tucker. He’s always ready for camping, fishing, or hiking with friends. Dr. Sean has dedicated himself to a life of service and finds great reward in improving the quality of life of others through the power of chiro.
Rachel Smith is a graduate of Utah State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She has always had a passion for exercise and movement as she spent her whole life dancing. In college, she taught dance classes and worked at Gold’s Gym locations throughout the state of Utah.
Rachel is our Tech Chiropractic Assistant at River City Wellness and specializes in progress exams, initial patient consultations, x-rays, and home care instruction. Both Rachel’s passion for health and exercise and her positive, bubbly personality makes all of our patients here feel like family.
Mary Howington joined the River City Wellness team as a chiropractic assistant in June 2020. She is passionate about helping others reach their potential and through chiropractic care and training at River City Wellness, she has discovered a love for holistic health. When she isn’t changing lives in the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her cats, going for runs around Austin, and travelling all over the world.
Kim was born and raised in the small town of Gonzales, Tx. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology at Texas Lutheran University, and was a first generation student. It was her interest in fitness and living out a healthy lifestyle that led her to River City Wellness. Kim is our 5 Essentials CA. She is passionate about empowering and educating patients about the power of the 5 Essentials, and Chiropractic care. She loves to equip her patients with the resources and tools they need to get on the path to healing and living interference free! When she isn’t in the office, Kim is outdoors hiking, working on her fitness game, planning a trip to another country, and just doing life with her friends and loved ones.
Get Started on Your Wellness Transformation
Align your health naturally with one or a combination of these chiropractic essentials. We provide customized chiropractic services to help you find your unique path to transformation. Get started transforming your health today with River City Wellness, located in Austin, Texas.