Meet the Team - TLC The Littleton Clinic

Meet the Team

Maria Hopp, M.D.

Dr. Maria Hopp grew up in the Littleton, Colorado area and has lived here for much of her life. She began her college education at the Colorado School of Mines and graduated from the University of Houston. She completed her medical education at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Dr. Hopp moved back to the Denver area and did her family practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. She has been working in the Littleton community for over 20 years.

Dr. Hopp loves working with all types of patients. She is married with three grown children and lives in Littleton, CO. Her interests include running, biking and cooking healthy food. Recently, Dr. Hopp took up the practice of meditative yoga. She loves to read and her favorite book is The Alchemist.

Board Certified AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians
Certified Practitioner – The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
Member AAOM – American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Certified Practitioner – Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment
Interventional and Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine Certification – AAOM
Certified Practitioner – The Bredesen ProtocolTM and ReCODE ReportTM
Certified Practitioner – Advanced Nutrient Therapy – Walsh Research Institute
Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Certification – Worldlink Medical
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – RMSK

Christine – Patient Care Coordinator

Christine is typically the first one to greet you when you arrive at the clinic. She handles questions related to the services offered at the clinic such as functional medicine, PRP and Stem Cells, and our Bredesen Protocol. Christine is our liaison for our off-site billing staff and can answer questions about your statement or insurance questions. Christine has a diverse business background in office management and has assisted in major health care updates in the last few years.

Christine enjoys working, using her talents on a daily basis to help our patients have the best experience at our clinic. Christine is a native of Colorado and you might see her at the park with her grandchildren, volunteering at a community playground build, or at the next Monster Truck Rally.

Jessica – Patient Care Coordinator & Referral Clerk

Jessica works as a member of the Patient Care Team at TLC. She is a true Colorado native, born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Therapeutic practices and Nutrition. Her passion for the combination of westernized and alternative medicine lead her straight to TLC, where she surrounded with a team dedicated to treating the root of the cause rather than just using medication to treat symptoms.

In her spare time, she often enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, camping, traveling and chasing her never-ending wanderlust. She also cherishes time outside playing with her Chocolate Labrador, Reggie and her Blonde Border Collie, Brew.

Blake – Medical Assistant

Blake is TLC’s Medical Assistant. She is from Valdez, Alaska (the snow capital of the United States). Blake has been a medical assistant since 2012, working in a variety of outpatient medical settings. She is currently a student at Arapahoe Community College pursuing nursing. She has two children ages 6 and 3 and lives with her husband in Littleton. Blake loves all the sunshine Colorado has to offer and is very excited to call it home.

Blake has a passion for developing relationships with patients and seeing them succeed in their health and fitness goals. Her favorite service we offer at TLC is the Vampire Facial®.

In her free time, Blake can be found shopping, listening to music and watching her kids grow up & play sports.

Austin – Part Time Patient Care Coordinator & Referral Clerk

Austin works as member of the patient care team at TLC. He grew up in Littleton, Colorado and is a graduate of Dakota Ridge High School. In high school he was an active member of the school band, playing the mellophone and the French horn. He enjoys participating in community service including regularly volunteering at a summer camp for children and families affected by cancer. Austin is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado working a degree in education.

Austin’s favorite part of working at TLC is spending time with his co-workers and participating in a team environment to help patient’s solve their healthcare issues. A fun fact about Austin is his favorite healthy food is sliced apples with peanut butter. When not at TLC, Austin enjoys playing video games and snowboarding.

Savanna Klimesh – Health Coach

Savanna Klimesh is the clinic’s Health Coach. Her role includes supporting clients with implementing healthy lifestyle changes and providing  nutrition counseling. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Education, with an emphasis in Fitness and Global Health. Savanna is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor as well as an Action Certified Personal Trainer. She is pursuing certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine as a functional medicine health coach.

She has several years experience teaching, designing and implementing a variety of health programs to a diverse clientele, including college students, elderly clients and everything in between. Savanna spends her free time in the Colorado outdoors running, biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding and hiking.

Cindy – Medical Fitness Specialist

Cindy considers herself a Colorado native.  Her family moved here from Ohio in 1969, and with the exception of one year in AZ, she has lived here ever since.

She and her husband Luke have 3 adult children.  They all live in the metro Denver area.

Cooking is something Cindy enjoys, especially in the fall and winter.  The cooler temperatures bring on the urge to make comfort foods.  She enjoys working out, hiking, riding horses, an occasional run with their dog, and any number of outdoor activities(as long as the temps aren’t too hot).  Fun fact:  Her family has chickens.

Cindy holds a license as an esthetician and has been practicing skin care since 2004.  Now she has her sights set in health and fitness.  Recently getting her personal training certification through ACE.  You can find her at the gym, in a spin class, or with her husband working out.

Ethan – Medical Scribe

Ethan is part of the medical scribe team at TLC, working directly with Dr. Hopp to document patient visits and help increase the efficiency of the clinic. He is an experienced medical scribe working for a number of years both at TLC and Denver Health. He is a native of San Angelo, Texas and graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

Ethan says that he enjoys working at a place that helps people find out what has been afflicting them when other work ups have been unsuccessful. Ethan is in the process of applying to medical schools, with the goal of becoming a physician. He loves being in the outdoors skiing, hunting, backpacking and hiking in his free time.

Dave – Office Manager

Dave is one of the founding members of TLC and works as the clinic’s Office Manager. Much of Dave’s work is off-site, keeping the books and managing other business activities. He is a true Colorado native. Dave grew up in Aurora and attended Colorado School of Mines. He is an avid skier, cyclist, speedskater and general outdoor enthusiast.

After suffering a torn meniscus and achieving a full recovery through Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, Dave wanted to get involved with TLC. He enjoys being part of a clinic that helps patients who feel they have no other options and have not improved with a traditional approach to medicine.