MEET THE STAFF
I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden where my family still resides. I started my Chiropractic career as a 16 year old when I received my first adjustment. Having gained major benefits from getting adjusted, it sparked my interest to learn more about the profession and health in general.
I did most of my undergraduate studies in Sweden and finished them in the US before I started Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Going thru the program completely opened my eyes to health and what it really is. It changed my mindset from the allopathic thinking of sick care to a functional healthcare way of thinking. I realized that the sick care model is failing as people are just getting sicker and chronic disease is on the rise. I learned that we have to take a more functional and preventative approach to regain and keep our health. The answer to our health problems cannot be found in a bottle of pills.
I have been a Chiropractor now for 17 years. I have worked in England, Ireland, Sweden and USA during those years and I have gained a lifetime of experience. One thing that I have realized is that it doesn’t matter what country you are in, the health of people is slowly deteriorating. There are rising levels of chronic disease lurking around the corner. People are taking more medication, only to see their health get worse. It is difficult to stand back and watch this deterioration when we have solutions to these ailments!
This is our mission today… helping people regain their health and preventing them from heading down the path of chronic disease, medications by the handful, a loss of happiness and a reduced lifespan. We aim to teach others that there is another way to live; a healthy way full off vitality and happiness. Not simply ‘just getting by day to day’. It’s about quality not quantity. Together, we can make it happen!
From a very young age, I knew my calling in life was to help others. My journey began with my first adjustment when I was 14.
I suffered with horrible menstrual issues and chiropractic care was my only relief!! Not only did my female problems improve immensely, but other GI issues also cleared up. I made the decision to pursue chiropractic as a profession just shortly after starting college. I didn’t truly understand the impact chiropractic could have on health until I began school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport IA.
Upon graduation, Dr. Tomas and I practiced in England for one year before opening our own practice in Galway, Ireland. We married in 2004 and had our first child, Madelaine, in 2006…born at home. Raising children so far from family was not our intent and we began the process of moving back to the USA. In 2009 we were blessed with our second child Alexander and in 2012 our third child Samuel, both also born at home.
Helping to restore health through chiropractic care is of huge importance, however practicing for the past 17 years in 3 different countries has also taught me that our society is in need of more. We have NO clear understanding of what it means to be healthy or how our daily choices impact or vitality. I know this from my own personal experience and watching that of my family and friends. Our world needs a wake-up call. And we are ready to take on that challenge! Our aim is to help our patients become ‘HEALthy’…through HEALing. Whether that be with chiropractic care, the Wellness Way Approach, nutrition or diet changes, we are here to help!
I was not introduced to Chiropractic like most Chiropractors. My interest grew from the philosophy behind why Chiropractic is so effective. My first Chiropractic adjustment was given to me to, "increase the function of my nervous system", as the Chiropractor would say and from that point forward I never looked back.
I was born and raised in Florence WI where I graduated from high school in 2013. A year after graduation, I began to see Dr. Tomas for terrible DAILY headaches. He was able to improve my health and reduce my headaches both in quantity and intensity.
During this time, I was trying to make a career choice knowing that I somehow wanted to help people. I decided on Northeast WI Technical College for the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Due to the program waitlist, my advisor suggested joining the Therapeutic Massage Program. I decided to give it a try and fell in love with it! During the Therapeutic Massage Program, my headaches disappeared completely due to receiving regular massages as part of our training! I graduated the program in 2016 and provided massages regularly to support myself while finishing my education.
In 2018 I graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. With my additional knowledge of muscle function, I am able to help people with specific muscular problems with the use of therapeutic massage.
My range of massage options include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Hot Stone, Oncology and Prenatal. In addition, I have much interest in the melding of chiropractic care and massage therapy work. Driven by the use of both for my own personal health, I have researched the benefits of working together as a team to improve the health of my clients. Teaching my clients the importance of both regular massage in conjunction with their chiropractic care is my goal. I have always strived to help people in their journey to better health and now I am here to do it!
I was raised in Baraga County, with my nine brothers and sisters. I met my best friend Ryan in 2001, and we were married in 2007. We now live in Florence County with my wonderful son Damien who just graduated from Florence High School in May!
I was always outside as a child, and with a large family, we spent a lot of time adventuring together. You know...the good old days before the internet took over! I have continued in these traditions with my fabulous little family, which often includes my baby nephew. We relish in camping, kayaking, fishing and live music!
I came across The Kaizen Way to Wellness in 2017 during a seemingly endless battle with my health. I had been on a steady decline since 2006 when we lived in a house with black mold. I had spent endless amounts of time and resources meeting with multiple doctors who put me on a list of medications. None of those medications seemed to improve any of my ailments, and they caused even worse side effects! After researching it seemed to me that the Wellness Way approach was far different than any standard medical practice I had ever seen. They truly care about finding the underlying causes and fixing them through diet, supplementation and other resources.
In the midst of becoming a patient, I noticed they were hiring and was certain that this was where I wanted to be! Since then I have had so many amazing improvements with my health! I have also had the pleasure of watching numerous patients come to us and experience the same benefits. I absolutely love my job in the office and helping others to improve their lives and their health!
I was born and raised in Kingsford MI until I met my husband Gary and moved to the Florence area. We have together raised 3 fantastic kids, Laura, Chris and Dan who have blessed us with 6 grandkids; Madde, Bradly, Alex, Carter, Wes & Sam.
After a 33 year career in banking at Great North Bank in Florence, I recently retired to enjoy my children, grandchildren, and my hobbies. When my daughter (you know her as Dr. Laura) needed office help, I joined the team at The Kaizen Way to Wellness and found that I thoroughly enjoy being here!
I now have the opportunity to not only focus on improving and learning about my own health, but helping others to do the same. Providing a fantastic service that allows the person to leave with a smile has always been an important part of my career, and now I get to share that when I meet you!
I was born and raised in Sheboygan, WI. I married my husband in 2004 on the beautiful sandy beaches of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Four years later, in 2008, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy.
I spent almost 15 years as a Sales and Training Coordinator for Lancome Cosmetics. I spent my days touching the lives of many women and beauty consultants, leaving them more beautiful than they were when they arrived. A wise woman once said, "You will never work a day in your life if you love what you do," and that was true for me.
It was always a family goal of ours to raise our son differently than todays norm. We wanted him to experience the 'Great Outdoors'; hunting, fishing, camping, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling...all the things we love to do together as a family.
In 2014, we were blessed with an opportunity and we made a life changing decision to leave everything that we knew, and we packed up and moved to the UP. We made our new forever home on a 127 acre hobby farm in Channing, MI.
On weekends, you'll find us camping at the Motocross track, as my little guy is living his dreams, riding a dirt bike competitively.
I'm thrilled to join the staff of The Kaizen Way to Wellness for so many different reasons. As a family, we started out as patients a little over 2 years ago. Dr. Tomas and Dr. Laura have truly become like family to us! When I recently decided to return to work, I figured why not do something that I love, right?! Impacting the lives of others. Helping you with your path to wellness, whatever that may be. It's my goal to be a little part of you leaving the clinic feeling better than when you arrived!
As for my wellness journey, well it has just begun. Stay tuned for my wild and crazy story...