Our Team

Eve Harburg

Lead Acupuncturist, Co-owner, Receptionist
Eve, pictured with our first recliner chair. Photo credit: Ben Taber.

Eve is a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental* medicine, a nationally board-certified diplomate of Oriental* medicine, and a licensed acupuncturist in Oregon (L.Ac. #179638). Certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, she is proficient in an acupuncture protocol that can help treat addiction and ease stress. Eve has also completed training in holistic cosmetic acupuncture to treat scars and aging skin. Her prior clinical experience outside of the requirements for her master’s degree at Oregon College of Oriental* Medicine and her doctoral degree at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental* Medicine spans five clinics with various specialties (motor vehicle accident injuries, trauma healing, community acupuncture) and a rehabilitation facility for drug addiction.

While standard medicine couldn’t help Eve recover from a life-threatening illness when she was younger despite months of weekly treatment at a medical center, she is grateful for the experience for inspiring her to become an acupuncturist so that she can lend a helping hand (or a helping needle, as the case may be) where standard medicine fell short. Thanks in part to acupuncture, Eve’s understanding of the limitation of standard medicine she experienced has evolved over the years, fueling her passion for raising awareness about the very real health impacts of stress in general and post-traumatic stress in particular, and the very real benefit of mind-body treatments like acupuncture in these cases.

Even out with Eve!


*This term is controversial as some claim that it has racist connotations. Eve uses the term Chinese medicine to describe her field, although it is not perfect because the body of medicine historically described as Oriental has influences from regions other than China.

Ben Taber

Business Manager, Co-owner

Ben is a doctor, but good luck asking him about your medical maladies; his doctoral degree is in physical chemistry. He does know, however, that regular acupuncture treatments helped him manage stress while he worked on his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. Upon completing his postdoctoral work at University of California, Irvine, Ben left academic research behind and now runs the business side of Even Out in addition to teaching chemistry as an adjunct instructor at Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University – Cascades. He also enjoys writing, reading, and cycling, after a history of going out to run way too long in the wilderness. Ben had his first literary publication in 2019 and has run four ultra-marathons.

Myboo

Unofficial Emotional Support Animal
Myboo takes her modeling career very seriously. Photo credit: Caitlin Taber (so much more than Ben’s sister).

Myboo is a labradoodle (25% Labrador retriever, 75% poodle, 100% princess). While she has never tried acupuncture, she believes strongly in the healing power of cuddling.

Logan

Recliner Chair #1
Logan, aka “Logi Bear”

The heaviest member of Even Out’s community acupuncture recliner chair family, Logan is quite the recliner chair animal and has definitely earned his nickname “Logi Bear.” His superpower, however, is called “the swivel.”

Harriet

Recliner Chair #2
“Harriet the Chair-iot”

Harriet has a sturdy exterior, but don’t let that fool you; once reclined she has a sweet spot right in the middle. After years with the same caretaker (or chairtaker, if you will), Harriet has shown that she knows how to make you feel safe in her arms.

Gene

Recliner Chair #3
“Serene Gene”

Gene is a hug in chair form, but the kind of hug that gives you space to breathe. He likes to be in the reclining position so much that there is a secret to getting him out of it.

Bill and Gloria

Recliner Chairs #4 and #5
Bill (left) and Gloria (right), aka “The Twins”

Great chairs don’t just think alike; some also look alike! When Bill and Gloria first joined the team, we had no idea what to call them other than “The Twins.” Then, while they rested on their backs during an initiatory cleaning, one of them–it was hard to tell which–released a piece of paper that may as well have been a birth certificate. It was a small card, like the kind affixed to a gift, that read, “From Bill and Gloria.” The rest is history!

Mesa Roja

Treatment Table
Mesa Roja (¡y grande!). Nuestra acupuntora habla español, pero no lo habla bien–por favor perdónale. Eve minored in Spanish and is happy to do her best to speak it with anyone who would prefer it.

Though Mesa Roja rarely shows her true color, generally covered by a soft flannel sheet, our one and only private acupuncture treatment table is red–Mesa Roja means “Red Table” in Spanish, an homage to the national park called Mesa Verde (“Green Table”) in our business manager’s home state, Colorado. Recognizing that one size does not fit all, we have outfitted Mesa Roja with table wideners that give her an extra eight inches of width.