Meet the Team
Dr. Jeffrey Danielson D.C.
Dr. Jeff hails from Southwestern Minnesota. Marshall to be exact. He grew up an avid racquetball player and lettered in golf. He also enjoyed singing in a small ensemble called the Roaring Twenties and performed in many theater productions and musicals. After high school, Dr. Jeff began his collegiate career at Bethel University in St. Paul where he majored in Biology and was on the varsity Men's Volleyball team. After two years Dr. Jeff transferred to UCLA and continued his biology degree. At UCLA Dr. Jeff captained the Water Ski Team for two years and was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. After graduation, Dr. Jeff earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. There he earned the distinction of California Chiropractic Student of the Year in 1995 and then took a position with the Chiropractic Offices of Santa Monica where he was an associate doctor and cared for the likes of Gregory Hines, Ted Danson, and many high level professional athletes.
Wanting to return to his roots, Dr. Jeff accepted a staff doctor position at a clinic in Burnsville, MN. It was 18 months later that Northern Life Wellness was born in February of 1999. Dr. Jeff is the President and Clinic Director of one of the Midwest's largest wellness clinics. They have delivered well over one million spinal adjustments and have become the area's premiere Pediatric and Family Specialists. Dr. Jeff also specializes in difficult neurological cases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Fibromyalgia, and the complex injuries sustained in Auto Accidents. There is always hope at Northern Life Wellness!
Dr. Jeff also owns Body Kneads Massage, Minnesota's finest therapeutic massage company. Dr. Jeff is an Adjunct Faculty member at Palmer University in Davenport, Iowa and also at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. He is a regular guest speaker in numerous wellness organizations, graduate courses, and business management companies. His newest venture is the creation of The Power of PIF, a company that is focused on "Paying It Forward". Dr. Jeff trains young doctors and invests in local clinics that, with the help of his newly trained doctors, will help shape the profession into the future.
Dr. Jeff's crowning achievement, however, is remaining married to his beautiful wife Dyonne whom Jeff met when he was 12 years old. They have 3 kids together; Maddy, Cooper, and Sydney. They reside in Prior Lake, Minnesota and enjoy the many athletic and school activities that the kids are involved in and enjoy serving in their community church. Dr. Jeff's mission has always been to serve God by serving people whether it be through their family's activities or through the art and science of chiropractic. His desire is that those that are reading this would connect with the hope that is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dr. Andrew Drier D.C.
Dr. Andrew was born and raised in Bessemer MI, where he enjoyed skiing, fishing, and was active in basketball, baseball, and golf. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Biology with a Human Physiology Emphasis. Dr. Andrew graduated from the Chiropractic Program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in the fall of 2015. He currently utilizes manual adjusting techniques such as Diversified, Thompson, and Motion Palpation. He has been trained in instrument soft tissue mobilization, and flexion distraction techniques. He attends various different training sessions, and seminars every couple of months to better advance his skills to serve patients to the best of his ability.
Andrew is currently living in Bloomington. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful fiance Rachel, fishing, golfing, playing softball and working out.
Dr. Seth Lunneborg D.C.
Dr. Seth was born and raised in Milnor, North Dakota on a small farm where he grew up riding horses and racing around on dirtbikes. In high school Seth was a three sport athlete participating in football, basketball, and track. After high school, he attended North Dakota State University and enrolled in the Exercise Science program. After 3 years at NDSU he pursued his dream of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic and graduated from the Chiropractic Program at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He currently utilizes many different techniques including, manual adjusting techniques such as Diversified, Thompson, and Motion Palpation. He has also been trained in Activator Protocol, an instrument assisted technique. Dr. Seth loves to educate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through chiropractic care, nutrition, and exercise.
Dr. Seth resides in St. Louis Park with his wife and Goldendoodle. With his free time he enjoys working out, snowboarding, spending time at the lake, hanging out with family and friends, and playing with his dog.
Dr. Ryan Wasmund D.C.
Dr. Ryan was born and raised in Apple Valley, Minnesota where he was actively involved in many sports growing up. His main focus was basketball, even though he is from a family of wrestlers. Dr. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. He chose to be a chiropractor because he wants to help change people’s lifestyles, to live healthier lives, and be proactive in their health goals. Dr. Ryan is trained in Diversified technique, motion palpation, activator, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy, and FMT kinesiology taping. He enjoys working with young athletes and families of all ages in achieving optimal health.
Dr. Ryan resides in Prior Lake. He likes playing beach volleyball, boat activities, and getting his workout on. Dr. Ryan loves to spend time with and spoil his two adorable nephews. He also enjoys laughing at Dr. Newman's jokes.
Dr. Andrew Newman D.C.
Dr. Andrew Newman was born and raised in Waconia, Minnesota where he was a multi-sport athlete and avidly involved in his school’s music program. Dr. Newman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Andrew incorporates numerous techniques and strategies to meet the needs of his patients. He is well versed in Diversified and Motion Palpation adjusting techniques as well as advanced extremity manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy, and FMT kinesiology taping. Dr. Newman has the goal to inspire patients and educate the importance of chiropractic care, exercise, nutrition, and the cause and prevention of disease. He loves working with families and sport specific athletes.
Dr. Newman enjoys playing frisbee, boating, getting haircuts and keeping a nice tan. He also loves all Minnesota sports.
Dr. David Manzella D.C.
Dr. David was born in Buffalo, New York where he grew up playing football, baseball and golf. He graduated from Niagara University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business. David got his Doctorate at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. He uses many chiropractic techniques including Diversified and Activator as well as Neuromuscular Release.
Dr. David resides in Lakeville with his wife and kids. He enjoys sports and school projects with his kids. In his spare time, David enjoys golfing and maintaining a saltwater reef tank.
Dr. Bryan Belcher D.C.
Dr. Bryan grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota where he participated in cross country running, swimming and lacrosse. He also performed in a traveling choir that toured England and Austria and studied American Sign Language. Before finally becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Bryan had many interests including paleontology, marine biology, meteorology, anthropology, architecture, and art. In short, he wanted to be a dolphin-training, storm-chasing architect, who animated cartoons for Disney and traveled the world on weekends digging up fossils and studying ancient cultures.
In 2006, Dr. Bryan graduated from Lakeville North High School and started his collegiate education at St. Olaf College. While there, he studied art and environmental sciences, lived abroad in Australia for a semester, met the love of his life, Megan, and graduated in 2010 with his BA.
Dr. Bryan married Megan in 2012, and shorter thereafter, with the support of his wife and family, Dr. Bryan enrolled in Northwestern Health Sciences University where he studied the art, philosophy, and science of chiropractic. He graduated with his Doctorate in November of 2017 and currently lives in Plymouth, Minnesota. Dr. Bryan loves spending time with his wife, his cat, and his parents. He also enjoys photography, videography, and all things LEGO, Star Wars, Marvel and Disney.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, he is trained in a number of techniques including Activator, Diversified, Thompson, Motion Palpation, and the application of Rock Tape.
Aaron Cody - Physical Therapist Assistant
I was born and raised in Red Wing, MN. I played football, basketball, and track all throughout high school. I’ve had 3 ACL reconstruction surgeries which is essentially what led me into the Physical Therapy field. I have my Associates in Exercise Science from Inver Hills Community College and I got my Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer. I currently live in Hastings with my wife and 2 daughters. I enjoy strength training, playing any sport, fishing and being active with my wife and kids. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people to help them reach their personal goals and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle!
Charlie Dunnick - Physical Therapist Assistant
I grew up in the small town of Windom, MN. Throughout high school, I raced BMX, played football, basketball, and baseball . After that, I received a scholarship to play baseball for the Northern State University. I was D2 pitcher of the month three times. After that, I went to North Iowa Area Community College where I graduated with my Physical Therapy Assistant degree.
I've been a baseball coach for 6 years and held pitching clinics throughout the Windom community. I currently live in Stillwater and I enjoy powerlifting, softball, and fishing. I play drums and bass guitar for my church's worship. I enjoy motivating patients and helping them reach their goals and potential!
Bethany Hamp - Clinic Director & Nutrition Counselor
I am originally from Oconomowoc, WI and currently reside in Apple Valley, MN. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in Nutrition in 2010. In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, traveling, watching movies and PACKER games with my husband, son, daughter and our two cats, Xeno and Luna! I have been working at Northern Life Wellness since 2011 and truly love everything about my job. My life has been totally turned around since I started working with Northern Life Wellness, the love and care that the doctors have for the patients and staff is incomparable to anything I have ever witnessed.
Teri Gaub - Marketing Director
I've been with NLW since May of 2013. I graduated from the University of North Dakota (Go Sioux) and then worked in the sports industry previously to Northern Life Wellness. I worked for two baseball teams & a hockey team doing mostly Marketing & Promotions. I have a huge passion for the MN Twins & KC Royals. My favorite pastime activities include going to my family's cabin with my husband, attending baseball games, reading, & spoiling our two fur babies. I love that our clinic is Faith-based and it truly shows. Working for Northern Life has totally changed my perception on healthy living and the importance of wellness care!
Vanessa Vanderborght - Account Coordinator
I’ve been with the clinic since fall of 2011. I handle all of the insurance billing as well as manage the automobile or workman’s compensation claims. I am primarily upstairs working on our patient accounts, but you might see me occasionally walking through the clinic or doing a one on one with a patient So, if you have any questions regarding your account or insurance, do not hesitate to stop and chat with me or contact me via telephone or email. Aside from working at the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my 2 children and 2 dogs doing activities like camping or playing outside. You can also find me enthusiastically cheering at one of my children's sporting events. My favorite part of working here is knowing that I’m part of an amazing and caring team that provides natural health care to the surrounding community.
Jen Specht - Front Desk Director
I grew up here in the south metro and now live in Eagan with my husband and our three young daughters, including a set of identical twins. In my free time, I enjoy reading, puzzles, attending services and events at our church, and spending time with my extended family at the cabin. I have been with NLW since August of 2015 and have loved getting to know all of the people I get to encounter! I have a bachelor's degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Sociology/Anthropology and have been working primarily in childcare since I graduated. Making the switch to NLW has been so exciting and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better!
Tina Wagenbach - Front Desk Coordinator
I've been a front desk coordinator at the clinic since November 2016. I live in Lakeville with my husband, 3 active kids and dog Murphy. When I'm not driving kids around I enjoy playing tennis, golf and being at the cabin. Since my family participates in athletics (3 kids in hockey) working here has been a great addition to learning more about health and wellness.
Tammie Velin - Account Relations Coordinator
I joined Northern Life Wellness as an Account Relations Coordinator in July, 2017. I have worked in a variety of settings and vocations, including 5 years at a very large, south of the river church. My faith continues to travel with me wherever I go! My husband and I, originally from Lakeville, have resided in Elko New Market with our three children for the past 17 years. Our two cats, Henry and Hazel, are the daily center of attention! Outside of attending the many soccer and volleyball tournaments for my children, I enjoy bonfires, boat rides, books, walks, and movie nights with my family. I am grateful and excited to be a part of the NLW team!
Beth Hubbard - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Beth grew up in Stewartville, MN. Throughout high school, she competed on the gymnastics and track teams, and was involved in various band groups and yearbook staff. Beth attended college at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, where she majored in Biology and was the recipient of a Sigma Xi Research Grant. During college, Beth also competed on the women' track team. Injuries during her gymnastics and track careers sparked her interest in Physical Therapy. Following college, Beth attended graduate school at the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN, earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has since served in specialized physical therapist roles in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, focusing on serving clients in neurologic rehabilitation and pediatric fitness. Beth has attending numerous seminars and continuing education courses to expand her knowledge of pediatric treatment, neurologic rehabilitation and fitness protocols, and has received specialized certifications in TheraSuit Method Basic and TheraSuit Method Advanced protocols.
Dr. Beth currently lives in Lakeville, MN with her husband, Gary. Together they enjoy working out, traveling and volunteering in the community. Beth and Gary are the owners of a Physical Therapy clinic in Apple Valley, MN, delivering specialized therapy for pediatrics and individuals with neurologic disorders.
Laura Elder - Executive Assistant
I joined NLW as Dr. Jeff's Executive Assistant in December of 2017. My background is in Administrative Services: with experience in Payroll, Human Resources, Social Media, Marketing, and Event Management.
I was born in Bloomington, MN, where I grew up playing volleyball, softball, gymnastics, and spending summers rollerblading and swimming. Growing up with older brothers playing hockey, I quickly became a fiercely passionate NHL fan, and love to cheer on the MN Wild whenever possible.
Currently I reside in Apple Valley, MN with my daughter, and labradoodle. I enjoy reading, listening to music, and most of all spending lots of time in the great outdoors, gardening, hiking, camping, and partaking in adventurous road trips with my daughter.
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Northern Life Wellness
13955 West Preserve
Burnsville, MN 55337
Fax: (952) 890-1095