Cascade Acupuncture Center's Team

Lindsey Dority, LAc – Clinical Director

I am Lindsey Dority, Licensed Acupuncturist! I discovered the transformational power of Chinese Medicine in my 20’s which allowed me to find solutions to frustrating health issues that Western Medicine could not solve.

My symptoms were being treated, but not the underlying issue, similar to putting out fires while leaving the coals burning. One day while traveling home from work I found myself turning into the acupuncture school near my home. I began treatment with a talented practitioner and the effectiveness of acupuncture on my health was profound.

During a treatment I had an epiphany while needles were in my body, I wanted to do this! I wanted to help people find their way back to health and vitality! It felt exhilarating to find my calling and, the rest is history. I am thrilled to be part of the CAC team. I really look forward to meeting you and helping you on your health journey.



Janet Wrege, ND, LAc – Team Lead

I grew up in Western New York where my curiosity about the natural world was first sparked among the forests and meadows where many of our wild herbal allies grow.

I discovered Chinese medicine in my late 20s after struggling to heal from a shoulder injury through the conventional medical system. This drove me to deepen my education in the healing arts and to share what I have learned with others, as we each deserve a more holistic and supportive healing journey.

I hold degrees as a Naturopathic Doctor and a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland OR. I have experience working with physical pain, mental and emotional imbalances, digestive complaints, asthma, allergies, fatigue, women’s health, and immune support.

I am very excited to be part of the Cascade Acupuncture Center team and offer my services to the Columbia Gorge community to support their path to wellness. I am working in both clinics, Hood River and The Dalles.



Sarah Moeser, LAc

Sarah recently joined us in the Summer of 2021, and she fits right in and it feels like she’s always been with us.  A graduate of Oregon College (OCOM) with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Sarah practices Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but her knowledge doesn’t stop there.

She’s also skilled in Japanese, Korean 4-needle, Acupressure, Tuina Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Nutrition, Cupping, Moxibustion, and Gua Sha with emphasis on musculoskeletal conditions, OB-gyn, mental and emotional conditions, and digestive complaints.

I’m here to help you reach your ultimate health goals serving in both clinics, Hood River and The Dalles.


Office Staff

Annabelle Shearer

Hi. My name is Annabelle Shearer, I was born and raised in The Dalles and am the Office Assistant of Cascade Acupuncture Center.

I am currently a student at Columbia Gorge Community College working to get my degree in nursing. When I’m not at school or work I can be found hiking trails with my dog Ollie, horseback riding, or simply hanging out with friends.



Jacki Powell

I was born and raised in The Dalles, Oregon. I have held office positions in various western medicine clinics, but have found my purpose supporting alternative medicine.

I am the office manager of Cascade Acupuncture Center in The Dalles, and I enjoy helping people from all walks of life attain health naturally and educating them about how Chinese Medicine can improve their overall quality of life.



Susan Vallie

susan[1]I’m a native Oregonian, who, after relocating to the area, was fortunate enough to become a part of the Cascade Acupuncture Center family. I bring to our organization almost 30 years of marketing experience, including a 15-year stint as part of the Marketing Team for the Les Schwab Tire Company. I’m currently assisting with the implementation of the various marketing activities of the organization. I enjoy helping to educate people about what our clinics have to offer those who desire to regain their health and vitality.



Brenda Spring

Brenda[1]I was born and raised in White Salmon, moved away for a while to pursue an Associates Degree in business. I have returned to stay in our beautiful Columbia Gorge.

I support alternative medicine and enjoy seeing the improvements in our client’s health. I feel I have come to the right place for great results.


Noemi Salgado         

I was born in Madrid Colima in Mexico. My parents raised me in the US and I graduated from Columbia High School in White Salmon WA. My husband and our and three children have a wonderful life and live in Hood River.

I am very excited to be a part of Cascade Acupuncture Centers team as their Office Manager and Outreach Coordinator. I am so blessed to share my growing knowledge about Chinese Medicine with my family and friends.  I have always been interested in the field of health and have also worked at La Clinica del Carino, now One Community Health.

My passion is to be a part of helping and encouraging the human race to be and stay healthy and feel as good and as happy as they can from the moment they walk in and  the moment they walk out of Cascade Acupuncture Center.

I mainly work in the Hood River clinic and speak English and Spanish.