Stephani Sarnoski, Board President/Executive Director/Stuck’s Head Sticktress
Stephani Sarnoski has graduate degrees from Northern Arizona University and the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Arizona and an NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture. She is extensively trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Master Tung, Acu-Detox and Trigger Point (Dry Needling) styles of acupuncture.
When she’s not poking people, Stephani is usually playing with her kids, out hiking with her rescue dogs or tending to her sheep and alpaca on her micro farm. She’s also been known to knit whenever she has a quiet moment.
MT Garcia, Reception
MT Garcia is a Diné women born and raised in the presence of the holy mountain Dook’o’oosłííd, the San Francisco peaks. Originating from Tzsiizizii, Leupp outside of KinŁaní, Flagstaff. She is of the salt people clan.
She is the newest member at Stuck Community acupuncture. She has huge compassion for mother nature and creating healing spaces. Some of her background is in traditional Diné chiropractic, massage and medicines and is currently studying under her family. MT is a diverse artist, art has been a platform from a young age for utilizing the creativity to express her perspective and the traditional knowledge that she constantly seeks.
Kylie Goo, Administrative Assistant/Reception
Born and raised in San Francisco, Kylie has recently found her way back to her second home in the San Francisco peaks. She returned to Flagstaff after working for a year as a Health and Wellness Coordinator in San Francisco. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Health Sciences, and Public Health, and was an integral part of NAU’s cross country and track teams while completing her studies. She loves to explore the extensive network of trails here in Flagstaff, and is passionate about supporting people’s holistic wellness.
Matt Sarnoski, Environmental Services
Matt Sarnoski is in charge of Environmental Services at Stuck. He keeps the clinic and laundry clean for everyone here and fixes anything we break. You may also see him at the front desk from time to time. While dreaming of being employed full-time by Stuck as head of janitorial services and lead gardener, as his day job he teaches middle school at a local charter school.
Matt was born in the enigmatic Pine Barrens of South Jersey between Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, creating in him a passion for bike riding, surfing and music. Love of the outdoors brought him to Flagstaff, where he expanded his passions with gongfu, Chinese Medicine and farming, all of which he combines on his family farm.
Beitris Sarnoski, Greeter
Beitris Sarnoski is Stuck’s official greeter. She’s good for a giggle or a smile on your way in and/or your way out of the treatment room. She’s also known around Flagstaff as Matt’s mini-me and Stephani’s unofficial apprentice.
Heidi Young-Blackgoat, Stuck Community Acupuncture Board Secretary
Heidi is a Diné woman, born for the Italian people. She is of the Bitterwater clan, and her maternal grandfathers are of the Manygoats clan. She grew up in Western Massachusetts, returning nearly every summer to the Southwest to spend time with extended family.
Heidi earned her BA in Sociology and travelled after college. She returned to Flagstaff to be closer to family. Since then she has obtained her BSN from NAU, and has worked at FMC, and as a part-time flight nurse based out of Page. She is completing her Master’s program and will receive her NP in Midwifery & Women’s Health.
Heidi is passionate about equity in maternal and children’s health, shared decision-making, reproductive justice, and reducing barriers to care, including mental healthcare. She is excited to join the STUCK Board because her values and passions align with their mission. She has previously collaborated with STUCK, successfully obtaining two mini grants for Emergency Department and EMS staff experiencing secondary trauma and burnout symptoms, and cannot wait to continue with simliar community partnerships and projects.
When Heidi is not working or studying, she enjoys being active and adventuring with her family.
Angi Christiansen, Stuck Community Acupuncture Board Treasurer
Angi is a proud Flagstaffian, having lived, worked, played, and raised her family here for 26 years. The loves of her life include her two children – Cassidy, age 22, and Natalie, 19 – her dog, Mei; and her husband of 23 years, Matt. Hiking, biking, and running the trails of our beautiful mountains, reading, watching movies, and cuddling with pets are the things that make Angi the happiest. She feels that Flagstaff and its community are one of the best places on the planet. She has worked for Bookmans for 29 years and is an avid proponent of re-use and living simply. Angi began coming to Stuck soon after it opened and has reaped the rewards and benefits of Stephani’s intuitive talent, and feels strongly about the curative strength of acupuncture. She is beyond excited to be a part of Stuck, to help others on their journey of healing, and to help Stuck grow in our vibrant community.
Amari Baker, Board Member at Large
Amari Baker was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She has lived in Flagstaff for four years, and has attended Northern Arizona University where she’s studied strategic communication with emphasis in public relations, coupled with a minor in ethnic studies. Amari has grown to love it here in Flagstaff for its amazing people and small-town culture. She is a huge enthusiast of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking, going to the lake, wearing chanclas, and is a proud mama to her small kitten, Opal. She also works at Bookmans Entertainment and Exchange. Amari strongly believes that effective communication is essential for various day to day life skills, and plans to utilize her studies by bringing her community together and helping to rejuvenate our world with some all-natural healing.