Meet the team

Dr. Jeffrey Danielson | Chiropractor | Owner

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. Tanner Tryggestad | Chiropractor

Dr. 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 started at Northern Life as a chiropractic intern for a year before finishing his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences and becoming an associate in the fall of 2020.

Tanner and his wife live in Prior Lake with their two young boys, baby girl, 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.

Brady Rose | Assistant Chiropractor

In his hometown of De Pere, WI Brady grew up playing football, basketball, golf, and track & field. His involvement and love for sports drew him to get his degree in Human Health and Performance from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. After earning his undergrad, Brady decided to pursue a career in chiropractic after seeing and learning how chiropractic can not only help people who are suffering from pain but improve the overall health and wellness of people in the community.

Brady joined the Northern Life team in January of 2022 and has loved getting to know our patients and helping them perform at their best so they can enjoy doing what they love most. This November, Brady will graduate with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Brady and his wife, Courtney live in Inver Grove Heights with their fur-baby, Howard (aka Howie). When he is not in the office, you can likely find Brady at a local Marcus Theatre enjoying the latest major motion picture or at home expressing his creative side drawing!

Nick Stein | Assistant Chiropractor

Born and raised in Burnsville, Nick reps black and gold as a lifetime Burnsville Blaze fan. During his days at BHS, Nick spent his time involved in football, basketball, and Olympic weightlifting. Nick's love of sports and passion for health lead him to earn his undergraduate degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in Exercise Sciences. His mission of wanting to help others live their best, healthiest lives led him to Northwestern Health Sciences University where he will receive his Doctorate in Chiropractic in April of 2023.

Since joining our team, Nick's favorite thing about Northern Life is the relationship he gets to build with his patients and its spirited, upbeat culture.

Nick and his wife, Shelby live in Richfield and enjoy exploring national parks and spending time by the lake. They are the proud parents of two cats, Slippers and Freya, and an adorable rescue pup, Luna. If he is not outdoors, you can likely find Nick training to compete in powerlifting and body-building competitions!

Carol Hunt | Physical Therapist

Her whole life, Carol wanted to be a part of people's healing journey. She started her Physical Therapy path at Dordt University in Iowa to earn her bachelor's in Exercise Science. During her junior year at Dordt, Carol had ACL reconstruction and experienced first-hand the amazing work physical therapy can do to help patients overcome barriers that prevent them from living their lives to the fullest. Confident she'd found her calling, Carol earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver.

Carol's family and career have taken her all over the country, living in various states like Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and even New Zealand! We are so blessed to now have her call Minnesota home as she works alongside our patients in the physical therapy bay.

Carol is also a proud homeschool mom and Certified Health Coach! She and her husband, Michael, live in Savage with their four teenagers, Joanna, Jaben, Jocelyn, and Josiah, and three pets, Harry the Gecko, GiGi the Rabbit, and Eska the snow obsessed Malamute Husky. Whether it be singing, dancing, or playing one of their many instruments, you can usually find the Hunts preparing for a musical or spending their time together outdoors!

Deb Schield | Physical Therapy Assistant

Deb grew up in Anoka, MN, and earned her Physical Education & Coaching degree from North Dakota State University and her Masters in Exercise Physiology from Michigan State University. For over a decade Deb held a wide variety of fitness-centered positions from private training, education, and even owning and managing her own facility.

Using these experiences, Deb sought to advance her interests in becoming a physical therapy assistant, graduating from Saint Catherine University in 2014. During her time as a PTA, Deb has found that what she enjoys most is treating the whole person, challenging patients to work beyond physicality, and towards emotional and psychological healing as well.

Deb joined Northern Life's PT team in August 2021. She and her fiance, Bret live in West Bloomington and love being active and outside. Together they have 8 grown children who reside all across the US. Whether they are hitting the hiking and biking trails, playing pickleball, searching for agates, or on the lake, they love everything the outdoors has to offer.

Erika Bordwell | Massage Therapist

Growing up in various states across the midwest, Erika suffered from chronic neck and back pain and migraines. It wasn't until her own experience with massage therapy and chiropractic that Erika was finally able to find relief so she could enjoy fulfilling her passions. It was through her therapeutic experience with massage that she decided to pursue her career in massage in Iowa City at East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts.

Since earning her Massage Therapy degree in 2017, Erika has loved the opportunity to work with people in a holistic way, giving individualized care that fits their specific needs whether they are suffering from chronic pain or looking for some much needed relaxation. While Erika believes in treating the whole person to offer the best therapeutic experience based on their needs, some of the most common massage techniques she offers is Swedish, prenatal, trigger point, sports, and deep tissue.

Erika and her fiancé live in Bloomington with their rescue pup, Sophie and three cats Cassie, Simba, and Nala. In her free time, you can find Erika walking around one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, watching the latest Marvel movie, or catching up on her reading list! Request your massage with Erika now!

Dyonne Danielson | Office Coordinator

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 Gooding | Community Outreach & Marketing Director

Rachel has been a part of the Northern Life Team since June of 2020. She grew up in Farmington, MN, and is the Marketing Director for Northern Life and Body Kneads Massage. Rachel earned her degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. 

She loves making connections with other businesses and families in the community and getting to express her creativity through graphic design, crafting, events, and all other aspects of our clinic's marketing!

She, her husband Jordan, and their dog Bella Bean live in Uptown Minneapolis where they enjoy exploring the many trails, lakes, and wildlife. In their 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 them!

Holly Entleutner | Account Specialist

Holly has been a member of the Northern Life family since February of 2021 as our Front Desk and Accounts Specialist. Prior to her time at Northern Life, she worked in the wedding industry for over 6 years as a Client and Event Lead.

Holly lives in Plymouth and loves spending quality time with their family and friends and competitive game nights.

Whether it be hiking, kayaking, or camping, Holly prefers spending her time in the great outdoors. When she's not exploring, Holly loves keeping busy in the kitchen cooking and baking. Holly shares Northern Life's faith and community values and enjoys being a part of the welcoming and energetic atmosphere that our team and patients bring to the clinic every day.

LeAnn Grams | Administrative Assistant

13955 West Preserve Boulevard #200
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 890-0804
Fax: (952) 890-1095

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am - 11:30am
                  3:00pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 11:30am
Thursday 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 11:30am
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Minnesota Monthly Best Chiropractors 2022