Kere Paz, MSAOM, LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
Masters Degree of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Certified in Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)
Clinical Internship (Zhejiang Hospital, China)
Kere received her training at the esteemed Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seneca Falls, NY in 2012. It was there she received over 3000 hours of rigorous and intensive training in both Asian and Western medicine. She holds a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine having graduated magna summa cum laude. Her various clinical experiences brought her clinics across central New York including the VA Hospital in Canandaigua, and to Hangzhou, China where she studied in the in-patient and out-patient wards of the Zhejiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Kere is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified in Chinese herbology and is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in NY State. Her goals are to help her clients reduce pain and promote health, energy and vitality through her patient and practitioner team approach.
As a young adult, Kere suffered from chronic severe seasonal allergies. Having tried many methods, none of which were successful, she was introduced to acupuncture. Being "needle phobic" she was quite hesitant to go down this path toward addressing her allergies. After a soothing, relaxing, and extremely therapeutic first visit she fell in love with acupuncture and knew she wanted to learn as much as she could about oriental medicine. It is worth mentioning that Kere no longer suffers from allergies and knows that helping people who are suffering with debilitating conditions is her life's calling. She loves the outdoors and can be found hiking and exploring beautiful and scenic parks.
Mack Kuhr, M.S.Ed, CES, CPT
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer By the National Academy of Sports Medicine
Master’s of Science in Education in Health Promotion
Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology
USA Weightlifting Club Coach I certification
Stuntman for major films and television
Mack is a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with the
National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Red Cross CPR/AED certified and received
his USAW Club Coach I certification from the training team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
He attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where he earned his Master’s of Science
in Education (Magna Cum Laude) in Health Promotion with a concentration in Strength and
Conditioning and his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology.
Mack’s experience expands across a 20+ year career and wide spectrum within the disciplines
of strength and conditioning, sports medicine, coaching and health/fitness. He worked
alongside College Football Hall of Fame Head Coach-Frank Beamer as well as mentor and
NSCA Hall of Fame Master of Strength and Conditioning-Coach Dr. Mike Gentry. Mack worked
with all 22 NCAA Division I sports/scholarship athletes throughout each year at Virginia Tech
competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
During his graduate program, Mack developed a hand-eye coordination training system for
elite athletes that caught the attention of Under Armour. This system has since been applied to
NCAA athletics, skill position players in the National Football League to athletes of all ages as
well as recovering patients requiring motor skill improvement. Mack has also been a
contributing associate researcher for The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and an Award
for Excellence recipient for his performance while working in the Virginia Tech Cardiac
Mack also is a NYC based stuntman with SAG/AFTRA for film and television as well as being nominated for an EMMY for “Best Stunt Team Ensemble”. Some of the productions he has worked on include: the “John Wick” Franchise, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Blacklist”, “Law and Order: SVU”, “Gotham”, “Madame Secretary”, MARVEL’s “The Punisher”, “Luke Cage”, “Jessica Jones” and more.
During his free time Mack is an avid competitor and trifecta race finisher for SPARTAN in the
mountain series. He enjoys hiking the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, returning to
North Carolina to visit family and playing beach volleyball in the Outer Banks.
Mack is excited to begin contributing to the health and healing culture at Dragonfly Wellness.
His unflinching passion for training and elevating one’s potential is reflective of the high
standards set by all his mentors, professors, coaches and colleagues throughout his career
from the University to Olympic level.