About TMS Solutions

TMS Solutions has seen firsthand the transformative effects of TMS and we are passionate about bringing
this life-changing treatment to as many people suffering from depression as possible.

The following are the tenets our company was founded on.

Canva Design DAFYQV_ICQM


  • SAVING LIVES | In the darkness of depression, TMS is a light that gives patients hope and the possibility of a renewed life.

  • CONNECTION | To stimulate healing, we create and improve connections, both neural and human. Together, they are stronger.

  • UNWAVERING PASSION | When passion meets purpose, anything is possible.

  • LEADERSHIP | By educating ourselves and becoming an authority in TMS, we are teaching providers and helping facilitate a movement toward progress and the growth of a new promise.

  • VETERAN ADVOCACY | Veterans fought to protect our freedoms. We fight to help them pick up the pieces so they may live their fullest, happiest life.

  • SPREAD THE MESSAGE | TMS therapy can help so many. By raising awareness for it, we are creating a new standard of care.

Our Executive Team

Chris Website Gray Bkgrd_Small_edited-1

Christopher Blackburn

Founder | CEO

Chris graduated with a BA from Gonzaga University. He was a NCAA Division I athlete and was in the US Men's Soccer National Team pool from 1988-1991. While at Gonzaga and following graduation, he worked for the US Government, becoming a front-line intelligence source during the Balkan wars, for which he received several commendations and international accolades. He also participated in The Wharton School Entrepreneurship program.

While charting an innovative business development path with Dr. Sammons, Chris's path quickly became a super highway of fierce advocacy for their TMS patients. He has made it his life's mission to spread awareness about depression and help those suffering achieve relief. The driving force behind his work is seeing patients' lives transformed in front of his eyes, despite years or even decades of suffering with depression. Chris works diligently to offer TMS to as many forward thinking doctors and clinics as possible. 

His greatest accomplishments and loves are his kids.

Bob Website Gradient Bkgrd

Dr. Robert A. Sammons, Jr.

Co-Founder | Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Robert Sammons received his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was trained in TMS at the Harvard School of Medicine. He serves on the Clinical TMS Society Board of Directors.

Dr. Sammons has been added as an adjunct research professor at Colorado Mesa University to develop and publish research and clinical trial information using TMS and Neurostar technology, with the hope that TMS will be approved for treating other conditions. Among off-label treatments that hold promise are Tinnitus, Postpartum Depression, and PTSD. As a veteran, he is especially interested in the latter with regard to veterans and the VA system.

In 2014, Dr. Sammons and Christopher Blackburn co-founded TMS Solutions with the goal of expanding the availability of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression. They are actively seeking strategic partnerships with like-minded doctors and clinics to work with them in this life-changing process.

Tim Circle

Tim Denniston

Chief Operations Officer

Tim attended Gonzaga University, where he was a scholarship athlete and four-year starter on the men’s soccer team. He worked as an undergraduate research assistant, studying the effects of extra-cellular conditions on cytoplasmic streaming in amoeba proteus. A member of the Honor’s Program, Tim graduated cum laude in 1993, with a BS in Biology and a Psychology minor.

Following graduation, Tim moved to Salt Lake City, UT where he accepted a job at the University of Utah’s Biology Department. There he worked on a cancer research project, studying a vacuole inheritance gene defect in the yeast strain saccharomyces cerevisiae.

In 1995, life changes took him back to Spokane and in a new career direction. He worked in the hospitality industry, managing several local establishments, including the iconic Steam Plant, where he served as the General Manager for over a decade.

A desire for a new, more meaningful career led Tim to join TMS Solutions in 2017.

Doug Durst Circle

Douglas Durst

Chief Financial Officer

Douglas graduated from University of Washington with his BA in Accounting and Finance, and received his MBA in Finance, summa cum laude from Nova Southeastern University. He joined TMS Solutions, Inc. in 2022.

With over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, and operations, Douglas spent 15 of those 25 years as Chief Financial Officer for private and public companies. He was also a partner with Moss Adams, an accounting, consulting, and wealth management company, and he served as the Director of Business Performance for Microsoft Corporation.

Our TMS Providers

Dr. Mark Chalem | WA

Dr. ChalemSpokane

North Spokane

Dr. Tamara Helfer | ID



Tonya Hood, PMHNP | UT

Tonya HoodRiverdale


Dr. Robert Mendenhall | UT

Robert Mendenhall_ProvoProvo


Dr. Aaron Meng | CO

Aaron Meng cropped

Ft. Collins

Dr. Roderick O'Brien | CO

Dr. Roderick OBrienBroomfield | Glendale

Greenwood Village

Dr. Robert Sammons | CO

Bob Website Gradient BkgrdGrand Junction

Dr. Janet Settle | CO

Janet Settle


Greenwood Village

Dr. Susie Wiet | UT

Dr- Susie Wiet-SquareSalt Lake City