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. Jeff Danielson has been voted as one of the Top Rated Chiropractors in Burnsville, MN.
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.
Dr. Tanner Tryggestad D.C.
Tanner has been with Northern Life since January of 2020. He is currently an Associate Chiropractor and graduates with his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences in November. Tanner grew up in Amery, WI where he played hockey throughout grade school. He took his skills in the hockey rink to play for Concordia University Wisconsin where he received his undergraduate degree in Science and Exercise Physiology.
Tanner and his wife live in Prior Lake with their two young boys and Chocolate Lab, Rigsby. As a family, they love spending their time outdoors, lake-side, or on a boat in one of the many lakes Minnesota has to offer. Tanner lives out his passion for hockey as an Assistant Coach for his oldest son's hockey team. His favorite thing about Northern Life is getting to know his patients and the environment of comradery in the office.
Dr. Heather Anderson, DPT
Dr. Heather grew up in a small town near Dayton, Ohio. In high school, she was involved in cheerleading, gymnastics and band. She went to Miami University, (Oxford, OH) majoring in Exercise Science for her undergrad and then on to the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Since graduating in 2014, she has practiced in a vast array of settings from Ohio to Kansas and now in Minnesota, finding a passion in the outpatient setting along the way. She enjoys the relational aspect that therapy brings along with being able to help people return to improved function and doing things that they enjoy.
Dr. Heather currently resides in Savage with her husband, Brent, two young sons and goldendoodle, Ollie. They enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring new corners on MN, being with friends and family and involvement in their church.
Physical Therapy 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!
Dyonne has played a major role in Northern Life since her and her husband, Dr. Jeff started the practice in 1999. She became the Office Coordinator in Spring of 2020 after spending years raising their three children and working in both the Cosmetology and Interior Design field. Dyonne grew up in Cokato, MN and currently lives in Prior Lake with Dr. Jeff and daughter Sydney while their son, Cooper attends college in Florida, and daughter Maddie is stationed in the Army.
When she's not rocking it at Northern Life, Dyonne loves gardening, preparing delicious new recipes, and unleashing her inner Interior Design genius. Her favorite part about working at Northern Life is collaborating with the team to problem solve and create new processes and procedures to ensure that all team members and patients have the best possible experience!
Rachel has been a part of the Northern Life Team since June of 2020. She grew up in Farmington, MN, and is currently the Marketing Strategist for Northern Life and Body Kneads Massage. Rachel recently earned her degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.
She and her husband live in Uptown Minneapolis where they enjoy exploring the many trails, lakes, and wildlife.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys challenging her friends and family to card games and resides as the reigning champion in Yahtzee. Her favorite thing about Northern Life is meeting and seeing the improvement in patients' health and planning special events to honor our patients.
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.
Account Relations Coordinator
Victoria joined the Northern Life team in the Fall of 2018 and is our Account Relations Rockstar. She grew up in the small town of Sparta, WI and got her Marketing Degree from East Mississippi Community College. Victoria currently resides with her husband and two young boys in Farmington, Go Tigers!
As outdoor adventurers, Victoria and her family love exploring the great outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and camping. When they're not hitting the trails, Victoria and her husband enjoy seeing live music and comedy shows. Victoria's favorite part about working at Northern Life is helping patients have the best possible experience and seeing them grow in their health and wellness!
Front Desk Coordinator
I joined NLW in December of 2017 and feel so blessed to be here! I am originally from Onalaska, WI and grew up on the Mississippi River. I absolutely loved it! I attended UW-LaCrosse and then moved to the Twin Cities where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance from Concordia University in St. Paul.
I now live in Lakeville and have a son and a daughter who both attend college here in Minnesota. I enjoy attending church, playing golf, tennis, basketball and watching sports--especially football! I love the warm and caring people that are a part of the NLW team. It is very apparent to me that everyone here cares about the health and wellness of every single person that walks through our doors!