Advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin

Advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin

WNDA Member List

Practicing doctors, listed alphabetically

Joanne Aponte, ND
Lakeside Natural Medicine
4433 N Oakland Ave
Shorewood, WI 53211
(414) 939-8748

Dr. Joanne Aponte provides natural health and wellness consultations for the whole family. She takes a holistic approach to wellness using a variety of tools such clinical as nutrition, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, wellness counseling, homeopathy and functional laboratory evaluation. With commitment to investigating underlying causes of health challenges, she goes beyond treating symptoms to help individuals achieve a higher level of health.

Her passion is to guide patients in using healthy lifestyle practices, stress management techniques and food as medicine to conquer health challenges and improve quality of life. She believes in partnership, shared decision making and using an integrative approach by collaborating with medical doctors and other healthcare providers.

Dr. Aponte helps individuals of all ages with a wide range of health concerns including gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health conditions, breast cancer recovery & prevention, autoimmune disease, skin conditions, thyroid disorders, weight gain, fatigue and others.

Dr. Aponte is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of Vermont. She graduated with honors from the four-year accredited Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona.

In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and daughters, playing piano, being in nature and exploring new places.

Sarah Axtell
Lakeside Natural Medicine
4433 N. Oakland Ave
Shorewood, WI 53211
(414) 939-8748

Dr. Sarah Axtell is a board-certified naturopathic doctor practicing at Lakeside Natural Medicine in Milwaukee. She works with many different chronic health conditions, such as endocrine conditions, autoimmune diseases, gastro-intestinal disorders, cancer, anxiety, and weight loss. She believes strongly in treating you, not just your symptoms. She specializes in treating the root cause of illness by utilizing effective, natural therapies.

Dr. Axtell graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She then earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the fully accredited naturopathic medical college, National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), in Portland, OR. She received extensive training in natural therapeutics from some of the leading doctors in the field during her three-year clinical rotations at NCNM.

While she was in naturopathic medical school, she was involved in research at the Helfgott Research Institute. During this time, she extensively researched the area of detoxification. She graduated with honors in research from NCNM.

She is mother to two daughters, who have inspired her and given her a love for children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to cook and spend time outdoors.

She looks forward to meeting you wherever you may be in the journey to wellness.

Allison Becker, ND, LAc
7 E. Main St.
Suite 4
Evansville, WI 53536
(608) 882-1388
(608) 882-1399 Fax

Dr. Becker serves patients in historic downtown Evansville, just south of Madison. She blends both modern medicine and ancient Chinese medicine to investigate the root cause of her patients' illness. Dr. Becker then creates individualized treatment plans that address the whole person and empower her patients in their health care to create long-lasting wellness. Dr. Becker uses many tools to reach this goal. In addition to herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy, she also uses Chinese acupuncture and massage. She works in cooperation with other health care providers and doctors to provide the best in complementary and alternative medicine, and ultimately, to best serve the interests of her patients.

Dr. Becker serves as the Legislative Chair of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Robert Coleman, Jr., ND, LMT
Fox Valley Wellness Center (Monday-Thursday)
180 Knights Way
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 922-5433

Family Clinic of Natural Medicine (Friday)
3205 E. Washington Ave.
Suite 1
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 222-2700

Dr. Coleman is a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Biologist and a student of Life Science. Integrative medicine denominates an inclusive and holistic approach to a full spectrum of disease education, prevention, and treatment. As naturopathic doctors our objective goals are to: do no harm, stimulate nature's healing power, address the cause of disease, work to heal the whole person, and teach the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Coleman adamantly creates the space for an individualized healing experience where the patient's life balance is the treatment focus. Naturopathic medicine is complementary and alternative to conventional allopathic medicine. However, we realize that every healing modality must be carefully considered in an integrated paradigm when maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment options. Whether you suffer from a nutritional or metabolic, gastrointestinal, neurological or psychiatric, rheumatolgical or orthopedic, cardiovascular, infectious or toxic, cancer or traumatic disorder there is hope within naturopathic medical care.

Dr. Coleman earned his doctor of naturopathic medicine (N.D.) degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. which is regarded as having one of the best naturopathic medicine programs in the country. He has trained under renowned naturopathic, conventional, and oriental medicine doctors, to develop a global mindset for true integrative health care. His practice emphasizes naturopathic approaches to pain management, health restoration, sports medicine and treatment options such as trigger point therapy, homeopathy, acupressure, behavior modification, naturopathic physical medicine, massage therapy and body mechanics, nutritional and botanical medicine, ergonomics as well as other complementary and alternative resources to conventional therapies. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Coleman for yourself or a loved one. Witness the power of individualized naturopathic healing.

Dr. Coleman serves as the President of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Jill Crista, ND
Janesville, WI

Dr Jill Crista (formerly Evenson) earned her Naturopathic Doctor Degree with Honors from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR in 2003. For over a decade, she was director and practicing member of two integrative clinics offering naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage. Here she witnessed the efficacy and synergy of a team approach to patient care. She’s now focusing on research, teaching, and writing. She served on the board of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association, including as President for 6 years, and on the AANP committee for licensure, where she gained experience in seeking licensure for naturopathic doctors in WI and increasing access to healthcare for underserved populations nationally.

Whitney Cronin, ND
Holistic Home Health & Wellness, LLC
202 S. Century Ave.
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 977-0885

Just call me Dr. Whitney! My goal as a holistic health practitioner is to make naturopathic medicine as accessible to those who would like to utilize this form of health and wellness care as possible. As such, I continue to offer the age old house call service in addition to seeing patients at the Sapphire Studios complex in Wauankee, WI.

I am a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine and have successfully completed board examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. I currently hold a license of naturopathic medicine in the state of Minnesota. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology from UW-Stevens Point and my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the fully accredited and nationally recognized National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.

I am an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. I also serve as the Secretary for the WNDA, as well as actively participate on the WNDA’s legislative team in forwarding the licensure movement in WI.

I utilize several different therapies such as homeopathy, botanical medicine, aromatherapy, bio therapeutic drainage and detoxification, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and nutritional and supplemental assessments including stress and toxicity assessments.

I am dedicated to serving children, young adults, women and families to resolve both acute and long standing health concerns. I pride myself in providing compassionate care, and will create an individualized treatment plan specific to your needs to correct any underlying causes of “dis-ease” in your health.

I grew up in Northern WI, in the Rhinelander area, and as such love all things outdoors! So when I’m not working I spend my free time gardening, kayaking, camping, fishing, and hiking with my husband, family and friends. Being a nature lover I am truly blessed to be in a profession where reconnecting to your health through nature’s tools is at the very center of your healing!

Mihal Davis, ND, CA
Grandmother Moon Clinic
608 Water St.
Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578
(608) 588-4464
(888) 650-4853 Fax

Dr. Mihal Davis is a board certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and retains her license as a Naturopathic Doctor in Washington State, where she trained at Bastyr University. Mihal is also nationally board certified and state certified in acupuncture. As a Naturopathic Doctor, she utilizes herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and hydrotherapy, as well as other therapies.
Mihal works with people to explore all levels of their being -- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual -- to find the causes of their imbalance or disease and to help them move towards wellness and wholeness. Mihal's passions are Japanese-style acupuncture (a very gentle style of acupuncture), and herbal medicine, both of which allow her to understand and help people on a physical and energetic level.

Mihal currently has a private practice, Grandmother Moon Clinic, in Prairie du Sac, and also works for Integrative Medicine Services at UW Health in Madison, where she provides acupuncture at the Comprehensive Cancer Center and for inpatients at the UW Hospital.

Wendy Brown Eidman, ND
Vibrant Health Naturopathic Clinic
1 Parker Place, Suite 302
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 352-4221

Alaina Gates, ND
Harmonious Health and Wellness, LLC
1889 N Silverspring Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 636-3248

Dr. Alaina Gates is a board certified, licensed naturopathic doctor and licensed massage therapist in Appleton, WI. Alaina graduated summa cum laude from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, and holds her license of naturopathic medicine in the state of Minnesota. She helps her clients find their way to optimal health through individualized nutrition, education, supplementation, soft tissue massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy. She also enjoys educating other healthcare professionals about naturopathic medicine to increase the opportunity for productive dialogue and better coordination of care.

Rebecca Georgia, ND
Family Clinic of Natural Medicine
3205 East Washington Ave.
Suite 1
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 222-2700

Dr. Rebecca Georgia is a board-certified, licensed Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Georgia graduated summa cum laude from the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She uses safe, non toxic approaches to treat the underlying cause of disease. Patients are treated as individuals and their treatments are tailored to their specific needs.

Dr. Georgia has a passion for helping others. Her goal is to encourage, educate, and inspire patients to become healthy. A variety of research based modalities are used, including; healthy lifestyle changes, vitamins and minerals, herbal medicine, counseling, craniosacral therapy and homeopathy. Areas of focus are women's health, weight loss, stress and fatigue management, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Georgia is also certified in FirstLine Therapy - a lifestyle program that promotes healthy weight and helps reverse chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She can also perform a body composition screen, unique to the Family Clinic, through the use of a Bio-Impedance Analysis (BIA) machine. This tool is used to monitor weight loss and inflammation. The BIA machine analyzes body fat, water imbalances, cell integrity, and helps assess weight loss or gain.

Dr. Georgia serves as the Treasurer of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Aaron Henkel, ND
Family Clinic of Natural Medicine
3205 East Washington Ave.
Suite 1
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 222-2700
(608) 222-2771 Fax

Dr. Aaron Henkel has been involved in the alternative medicine field for over 20 years. He specializes in comprehensive natural healthcare for the entire family using IV therapy,herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, physical medicine, bio-identical hormones, and diet/lifestyle counseling to address the underlying causes of most health complaints. His previous experience as a health-food store owner has greatly contributed to his knowledge in natural healing and fueled his passion for learning. Dr. Henkel remains current on the latest research surrounding vitamins, herbs, and nutritional products, with emphasis on drug/herb interactions and contraindications.

In his spare time, Dr. Henkel enjoys spending time with his wife and seven children, reading theology, playing a variety of sports, and spending time outdoors.

Kristi Kiel, ND, PhD
Ashland, WI
(715) 292-6219

Dr. Kristi Kiel is a family practice naturopathic doctor in Ashland, Wisconsin. She treats a wide range of acute and chronic conditions in both children and adults using homeopathy, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, and whole food based nutrition. With a background in psychology, Dr. Kiel is interested in exploring the connections between emotions and health. She also has particular interest in pediatrics, autoimmune conditions, and endocrine disorders.

Dr. Kiel completed her Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) degree at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Prior to attending naturopathic medical school, she received a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Oregon. She is board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and is licensed by the state of Oregon as Wisconsin does not currently license naturopathic doctors.

Karen Kunkler, ND, DHANP
Healing Connection, Ltd.
(Located in Springtime Chiropractic)
1001 S. Whitney Way
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 313-4512

Karen Kunkler, ND, DHANP graduated in 1989 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. She completed a two-year homeopathic residency under the mentorship of Stephen Messer, ND, DHANP and is board-certified in homeopathy. She has been in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin since 1992.

Dr. Kunkler takes time to listen and work with you as a whole person addressing physical, mental & emotional aspects of your well-being. She educates and empowers you to make healthy choices in diet, lifestyle and stress management, which create the foundation for wellness. She works to identify and correct the causes of your health complaints and utilizes laboratory methods to detect imbalances that may contribute to poor health. Tests are available to assess food sensitivities, adrenal stress, neurotransmitter imbalances and more.

Dr. Kunkler provides compassionate care for all ages, addressing acute and chronic complaints. Therapy is tailored to your individual needs and may include nutrition, homeopathy, herbal medicine, vitamins and lifestyle counseling. She has helped many clients overcome complaints as diverse as chronic fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, recurring infections, irritable bowel, motor tics, poor concentration and anxiety.

Dr. Kunkler’s expertise can be combined with conventional medical care in an integrated approach to improve therapeutic outcomes. She is passionate about helping others to attain their full healing potential and enjoy greater freedom and vitality in their lives.

Dawn M. Ley, ND
Full Circle Natural Medicine, LLC
440 Science Drive
Suit 102
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 228-3261
(608) 338-0445 Fax

Dr. Dawn M. Ley is a licensed naturopathic doctor who provides personalized integrative care solutions at Full Circle Natural Medicine, in Madison. Dr. Ley utilizes safe and effective natural therapies including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy in order to allow you to move toward a more vital you and maintain a more vital you! As a Wisconsin native, she is thrilled to have come full circle to educate, enlighten and empower her patients toward more optimal health.

Dr. Ley's practice is a general family practice in which she makes recommendations for both acute and chronic conditions. In her practice, she focuses on disease prevention and provides integrative solutions for health concerns including: acute colds and flu, digestive disorders, diabetes, food sensitivities, weight loss, allergies, abnormal paps, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances, fertility, heart disease, cancer, thyroid disorders, migraines, insomnia, pain, anxiety and depression. Dr. Ley has worked directly with patients for over ten years in a variety of settings and thus she understands the importance of regularly collaborating with your primary care providers to assure you receive the best coordinated care possible.

Dr. Ley graduated with honors from Edgewood College of Madison, Wisconsin, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a certificate in Natural Childbirth at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), a federally recognized and accredited institution in Portland, Oregon. There she completed a four-year naturopathic medical program in which she was selected for a two-year clinical mentorship rotation in women's health. She completed a clinical rotation in integrative oncology at two hospital facilities, one being at Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois.

Dr. Ley's free time includes exploring the outdoors through hiking, gathering firewood, organic gardening and cross country skiing as well as creating in the kitchen and playing with her dog, Chloe.

Dr. Ley is committed to advancing patient rights and public health initiatives via advocacy at federal and state levels and serves as Legislative Liaison for the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association. She is also an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Crystalin Montgomery, ND
Dr. Crystalin Montgomery LLC
4450 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) -59-8-86
(800) -37-0-29 Fax

Michele Nickels, NMD, LAc
Integrative Family Wellness Center
16535 W. Bluemound Rd.
Suite 222
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-4910
(262) 754-4913 Fax

Cedarburg Women's Health Center
W62 N225 Washington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 376-1150
(262) 376-1154 Fax

Dr. Michele A. Nickels, NMD, LAc. attended naturopathic medical school in Arizona and completed her residency in naturopathic family medicine in Wisconsin. Dr. Nickels is a naturopathic medical doctor specializing in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Nickels established the first naturopathic medical residency program in WI, and also completed the program in 2003. She has worked in corporate wellness and private practice for the past 8+ years.

Her clinic focus is on family practice, women’s health, endocrine disorders, weight management, and alternative therapeutics such as botanical medicine, supplements, natural hormone replacement, Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, biochemical nutrition, and non-traditional diagnostics.

Kerry Colenso Niebrzydowski, ND, MSOM
Radiant Natural Health Clinic
619 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 243
Niagra, WI 54151
(715) 251-3555

Dr. Kerry Colenso Niebrzydowski is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. Dr. Kerry completed a 6 year dual degree program receiving a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and masters in oriental medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in 2008. She completed at 1 year residency in primary care with a focus on public health in Portland, Oregon. In addition, Dr. Kerry has published 2 theses, received the Making a Difference Benedict Lust award in 2009 and taught anatomy in a cadaver lab teaching for 4 years. She is a Reiki Master, Core Synchronism practitioner (bio-dynamic form of cranio-sacral therapy), has completed the year long Shun Han Lun series of Canonical Chinese Medicine training and an additional 2 year course in homeopathic medicine from the New England School of homeopathy. Dr. Kerry also teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, Hatha Yoga at Bianco’s fitness center.

Dr. Kerry provides natural health solutions for all types of aliments including: pain, neurologic disease, autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma, gastro-intestinal disorders, acute colds and flu, skin disorders, menopause, weight loss, smoking cessation, migraines, autism, mental/emotional well-being, thyroid problems, blood sugar balance and cardiovascular disease.

Therapies include acupuncture, western botanical formulations, classical Chinese herbal formulas, supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathy and life-style counseling.

Dr. Kerry’s mission statement is to provide non-invasive natural health therapies to ease suffering and bring the body/mind/spirit back to balance by supporting the body’s natural healing process and treating the root cause of the problem.

Tricia Paulson, ND
True Health Naturopathic Medicine
809 US Highway #8
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
(715) 483-1315
(715) 755-2669 Fax

Tricia Paulson is a board-certified licensed Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Osceola Naturopathic Clinic located in Osceola, WI. She is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine located in Toronto, Canada. Her undergraduate degree is in Kinesiology from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, and she holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian College of Holistic Nutrition. Her practice is functional medicine based which focuses on providing individualized diet and lifestyle education, in conjunction with nutritional protocols specific to the individual’s biochemical uniqueness. The goal is to treat the underlying cause, remove the barriers to heal and improve one’s “function” versus treating symptoms of disease or a diagnosis. She is a certified First Line Therapist®.

Her practice specializes in weight management, fatigue, cardiovascular health, detoxification, hormone balancing, gastrointestinal issues, and pediatrics. She lectures on nutrition across the country as one of the instructors for the First Line Therapy® 4 day course, as well developed and instructs a 48 hour nutrition course to Chiropractors in Wisconsin.

Ruddy, ND
Group Health Cooperative
740 Regent Street
Suite 106
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 662-5090

Group Health Cooperative
5301 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 831-1766

Ruddy, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor who completed his 4-year medical education at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ). In addition to other main therapeutic modalities, he received extensive training in Mind-Body Medicine and Homeopathy from some of the leading doctors in the field during his clinical rotations at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. Dr. Ruddy's areas of clinical focus include mood/affective disorders and other psychiatric conditions, cardiovascular health, digestive health, rheumatologic and other autoimmune diseases, as well as various chronic health issues such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, migraine and chronic fatigue. He previously completed his undergraduate study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and subsequently working in the field of molecular biology. He is easygoing and light-hearted when interacting with other people yet very serious and dedicated in his care and the pursuit of his patients' optimal health and well-being. In his downtime, Dr. Ruddy enjoys music, swimming, Bikram yoga and reading various books on medicine, psychology and other human conditions.

Dr. Ruddy believes that self-empowerment is key in ensuring the best possible health outcome in each individual, and that every therapeutic modality offered to each of his patients has to entail the basic tenets of Naturopathic Medicine: Stimulating the healing power of Nature, Addressing the underlying Cause, Treating the Whole person, Doctor as Teacher, and Prevention as the best possible Cure.

Crystal Urban, ND, MSOM, LAc
Earth Integrated Medicine, LLC
269 Ross Ave.
Suite 604
Schofield, WI 54476
(715) 610-6544

Dr Urban sees every patient as an individual, not as a condition or a disease. Her patients count on her to determine the underlying imbalance that is the root cause of their illness or injury. She takes the time to listen to their concerns, and is dedicated to formulating a comprehensive treatment plan based on their own needs, goals, and ability.

Using the scientific basis of both Naturopathic and Eastern medicine, Dr. Urban provides services and modalities including: Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, safety evaluation of prescription medication with herbs and supplements, evaluation of nutrient depleting medications, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, and other naturopathic modalities.

Patients consult Dr. Urban for options and treatment of many health concerns and conditions. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor fully licensed in Oregon, and holds an Acupuncture license in Wisconsin. She earned both her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is a Qi Gong lineage holder and teacher. She has practiced since 2001, in the US and abroad. She is an international speaker and writer on various health topics. Dr. Urban hails from a dairy farm near Antigo, Wisconsin.

Orit Vardi Tragash, ND, LAc
Yarrow Natural Medicine
313 Price Pl
Suite 113
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 335-9298

Dr. Orit Vardi Tragash is a nationally board certified Naturopathic Doctor and licensed Acupuncturist at Yarrow Natural Medicine in Madison. She is a graduate of the oldest accredited Naturopathic medical school, National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).

Dr. Vardi Tragash supports people of all ages affected by a variety of conditions. Whether you have been dealing with an ongoing chronic condition, want natural treatment options for your cold or allergies, or simply want to feel more vibrant, Dr. Vardi Tragash can offer you support. She specializes in women’s health, pediatrics, digestive complaints, and endocrine disorders.

Dr. Vardi Tragash tailors individualized treatment recommendations using adult and pediatric acupuncture, body work, nutrition, lifestyle modifications, supplements, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. These tools allow her to support her patients on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. In addition to her general acupuncture education, Dr. Vardi Tragash is trained in Shonishin pediatric acupuncture.


Student members, listed alphabetically

Chloe Scheel
Kwan Yin Healing Arts
Weston, WI 54476

Julie VanDynHoven
Appleton, WI 54911

I am currently a full time student at UWGB picking up pre-requisites for holistic med-school. I started this fall and will be finished with my pre-requisites May 2019. Then I will be attending a holistic medicine school. I graduated from Loras College 2 years ago with a degree in Marketing and Video Production. Along the way, my passions for natural medicine and nutrition grew significantly. The though of going to school for food and nutrition crossed my mind a few times, but I never looked into it. In the spring I started to think about it more and more after my mentor and doctor died of cancer. He had been working on a few experiments on himself and his cancer over the past 10 years. He told me if he got better we would open a natural healing "spa" together. Over the summer I was doing some research about picking up some classes for nutrition, and the universe willed it to happen with out me making a conscious decision. UWGB informed me that they never have openings in Biology and Chemistry at that time of the year, and they had 1 spot open in each class. I knew it was meant to be. If all goes right I expect to graduate with my doctorate in May 2023.