ABOUT US

The doors to Canyon Family Health opened in 2014 and we are thriving in the Santiam community. Owned and operated by Maria Fife, Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Family Nurse Practitioner, we are one of few independent practices in the Willamette Valley.

 

Whether you are coming in for a routine checkup or an urgent care matter, Canyon Family Health is dedicated to providing competent health care that is tailored to your personal health goals.

Meet The Team

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Maria Fife

Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Clinic Owner

“May our crashes be few and gentle.

May our adventures be many.”

When I was uncertain of my career path, I joined the Army Reserves in 2006 and became a medic. I found I enjoyed caring for others and decided to pursue a path in nursing and medicine.

 

I have often thought that healthcare can be too entrenched in bureaucracy and administrative overhead. Opening Canyon Family Health has allowed me the freedom to practice in my own style and customize care to each patient.

During my free time, I love to ride dirt bikes with my husband and spend time with my daughter and animals.

Undergraduate Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude (2010)
from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Graduate Education:

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (2014)
from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

           

Doctor of Nursing Practice (2019)
from Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Board Certification:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners​

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Andie Gildersleeve

Family Nurse Practitioner



 

I became a provider so that I can empower people through education, connection, and compassion.

I have found that it’s easy for people to feel lost in the complexities of healthcare. At Canyon Family Health, I can help navigate the needs of my patients as a whole person with respect to their unique definitions of what it means to be healthy.

During my free time, I love to keep active and spend time outdoors. Other interests include cycling, backpacking, and cooking with my husband.

Undergraduate Education: 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing magna cum laude

from George Fox University, Newberg, OR (2020) 

Graduate Education:

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (2022)

Board Certification:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners​ (2022)

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Crystal Prenevost 

Office Manager
NCCT Certified Medical Assistant:

I became a medical assistant to serve our community and help patients.


In my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking and attending sporting events.

Tianna Meckle-Ellingsworth

Certified Medical Assistant