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. Kyle Politz D.C.
Dr. Kyle was born and raised in Burnsville, MN. Dr. Kyle attended Apple Valley High School where he was a multi-sport athlete playing hockey and golf. After high school he played junior hockey for Tri City, NE in the USHL and Fairbanks, AK in the NAHL. After Juniors he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and got his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-med. After college he pursued his doctorate degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University to become a Chiropractor. Dr. Kyle first experienced Chiropractic as a freshman in high school when he couldn’t bend over to tie his skates due to low back pain. This experience led to his passion for chiropractic and he loves to work with athletes of all ages and those who are passionate about their health. Dr. Kyle uses many techniques including Diversified, Motion Palpation, Activator, and Drop Piece.
Dr. Kyle resides in Burnsville, MN. He spends his free time playing adult league hockey, volleyball, and spending time with friends. Dr. Kyle also loves spending time with his English Bulldog Bruno.
Dr. Wyatt Grindy D.C.
Dr. Wyatt is from Minot, North Dakota where he grew up heavily involved in the athletic programs as well as academics. Through high school, Wyatt ran track and played football, and was a member of National Honor Society. After high school, Dr. Wyatt attended Minot State University where he continued playing college football while receiving his degree in Biology. After graduating from Minot State, he and his wife moved to Bloomington, Minnesota where he attended Northwestern Health Sciences University and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He utilizes a variety of techniques, including Diversified Technique, Activator Protocol, Thompson drop, and Neuromuscular Release.
Dr. Wyatt currently lives in Savage with his wife Erin, son Bennett, and their dog Drekker. Dr. Wyatt enjoys sports, playing music, snowboarding, watching movies, and relaxing with his family.
Dr. Jace Nybo D.C.
Dr. Jace was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota where he was a multi-sport athlete participating in soccer, baseball, and hockey all through high school. After high school, Dr. Jace attended the University of Jamestown where he continued to play college soccer while receiving his degree in Bachelors of Science. He received All-Conference honors and helped captain the soccer team his senior year at the University of Jamestown. While attending college he worked with and helped train athletes of all ages at a performance center in Bismarck. After college, he pursued his Doctorate degree at Northwestern Health Science University to become a Chiropractor. He first experienced Chiropractic as a 10-year-old where he got checked and landed on his tail bone during a hockey game. This experience and many more led to his passion towards Chiropractic. He loves educating the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through chiropractic care, exercise, and nutrition for athletes of all ages and those who are passionate about their health. He utilizes a variety of techniques, including Diversified Technique, Thompson Drop, Activator Protocol, Motion Palpation, Advanced Extremity Mobilization, application of Rock Tape, and Neuromuscular Release.
Dr. Jace currently lives in Richfield with his wife, Morgan and his 4 legged son, Sam (Labradoodle). He enjoys going on walks/runs, playing soccer, softball, outdoor hockey, golfing, reading, and relaxing with his family.
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!
Brooke Weinberg - Marketing & Admin Assistant
I have been with NLW since July of 2018. I grew up in Mendota Heights, MN with my two loving parents, older sister, and dog, Kirby! I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's Degree in Retail Merchandising. I was involved in dance team throughout High School and developed a huge passion for it. I have continued to stay involved by coaching dance team for the past two years. I stay active and enjoy doing yoga, weightlifting, and just walking/exploring around my neighborhood in St. Paul! I also enjoy traveling and spending time up north with my family on the lake (especially with my adorable niece, Ruby!).
I have a passion for learning about how I can live my life as natural as possible and promoting natural healing which has led me to this position with NLW. I am so excited to get to know the team better and seeing where this new opportunity leads!
Leslie Boudreau - 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!
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.
Victoria Caldwell - Front Desk Coordinator
I've been with the clinic since Fall of 2018. As a Front Desk Coordinator for NLW, I am here to help establish new patients and coordinate ongoing care for all patients in their journey to wellness.
Originally from Wisconsin, I bring with me the spirit in all Packer fans (GO PACK)! As a prior Military spouse, I enjoyed our time in the south where I earned my degree in Marketing and acquired a love for southern cuisine and sweet tea! Most recently, I have enjoyed making Minnesota our new home while raising my two boys from home. In my down time, I enjoy reading and napping. In my family's spare time we enjoy hiking, camping, walking/biking the many trails around our neighborhood, and our family-night dance parties!
I look forward to serving our patients and adding to the already warm atmosphere you are greeted with when entering Northern Life Wellness. See you soon!
Dr. Michelle Wall, DPT
Dr. Michelle grew up in Newton, IA. She was involved in track, swim team, band, and choir during high school, as well as several other clubs. She attended Bethel University where she received her degree in Athletic Training. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University, where she was recognized as Graduate with Distinction and Valedictorian of her class. She loves being active and has run several marathons and competed in triathlons. She also enjoys cooking, playing board games, and spending time with her niece! She enjoys working with a large range of patient populations and ages. Her favorite part about being a physical therapist is seeing the smiles on her patients' faces when they accomplish their goals.
Dr. Michelle currently resides in Richfield with her husband, Ryan. They enjoy traveling, camping, spending time with their families, and attending church services and events together.
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.
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!
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Northern Life Wellness
13955 West Preserve
Burnsville, MN 55337
Fax: (952) 890-1095