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. Katelyn Hummel D.C.
Dr. Katelyn grew up in White Bear Lake, MN. She was quite active in sports at a young age playing basketball, soccer and track. Following high school, she attended Hamline University and participated in Track & Field competing in: high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, 55M, 100M and 200M. She was awarded All Conference in 4 events, Most Valuable Field Athlete and named captain of her team.
Katelyn graduated with a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science. In 2019, she received her Doctorate from Northwestern Health Science University. She specializes in Diversified Chiropractic, Activator, Thompson drop, TMJ trigger point therapy and NMR. She also has experience in dealing with and managing PCOS.
Katelyn currently resides in Prior Lake, where she lives with her husband, Jared, of 7 years and 2 pups, Moses and Mary Magdalene "Maggie". In her free time she loves to explore national parks, attend concerts, cook, do yoga and spend time on the lake.
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.
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.
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!
I've been with NLW since May of 2013. I am a University of North Dakota Alum (Go Sioux). Previously to Northern Life Wellness, I worked for two baseball teams & a hockey team doing mostly Marketing & Promotions. My favorite pastime activities include going out on the lake with my husband, going on walks with our son, Dak, visiting new breweries, reading, & spoiling our three 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!
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.
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!
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!