Our Team

Dr. Tom Schmidt

Chiropractor & Clinic Director

Lakeville and Eagan clinics

D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic), C.C.S.P (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician)  Dr. Tom was the founder of Life Wellness Center in 1999 and serves as the current clinic director as well as Chiropractic treatment provider. He graduated from Rosemount, MN in 1990, Concordia College, Moorhead MN in 1994 and Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1998. Dr. Tom has a passion for helping people realize the benefits of making choices to positively impact their health and specifically enjoys working with young athletes for optimal performance and injury prevention. Dr. Tom currently live in the Elko/New Market area with his wife Jean and their 5 children. In his spare time Dr. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking, competing in triathlons, coaching youth hockey and dabbling in farming.

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Dr. Shannon Score

Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Lakeville clinic

Dr. Shannon is a second generation Chiropractor and has served as a treating Chiropractor with Life Wellness Center since 2006. He is passionate about wellness and sharing that with others, helping them gain knowledge and the necessary skills to optimize their health and the health of their families. Dr. Shannon has specific expertise in nutrition and sports injuries. He resides in Burnsville with his wife Susan, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. His hobbies include hunting, mountain biking, traveling and cross country skiing. He loves the outdoors and his hobbies.

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Dr. Mary Adey

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Mary grew up in Duluth, MN where her love for sports first introduced her to chiropractic.  It was after seeing such great results that she developed a strong passion for chiropractic.  She enjoys treating people of all ages and has a special interest in the health of women and children.  Dr. Mary is passionate about helping people get better and stay better by living a healthy and active lifestyle.  In her free time, Dr. Mary enjoys traveling, yoga, running and spending time with family and friends.  She currently resides in Lakeville with her husband, daughter and dog.

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Dr. Kimberly Williams

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Williams is a recent Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She is excited to start her new career with the Life Wellness Center.  She is passionate about helping people return to their active lifestyles and empowering them to have the knowledge to prevent further injuries.  Dr. Williams is a 230 – registered yoga instructor and fitness instructor. She teaches group cycle, fitness yoga and a variety of other classes.  In her spare time she loves training for races, biking, volunteering, cooking, traveling and cuddling her two cats.

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Dr. Erin Johnson

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Erin received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in May of 2016. She started her career as a physical therapist in Des Moines at an outpatient sports medicine clinic and is very excited to return to her home state of Minnesota and join the Life Wellness Center team. Erin enjoys working with people of all ages and with a variety of injuries. She specifically enjoys helping her patients reach their goals whatever they may be, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and improving body awareness and mechanics in order to prevent further injury down the road. Erin lives in New Prague with her husband Tony, dog Max, and they are expecting their first baby in October. Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising – resistance training, running, and pilates, reading, cooking and baking, and spending time outdoors.

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Morgan Scherer

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Coach

Morgan was born in West Palm Beach, FL but raised in Minnesota where she graduated from Lakeville High School.  She attended Mesa Community College with an interest in Psychology.  In April of 2012, she moved back to Minnesota to be closer to her family.  Morgan enjoys working out, walks with her husband and infant son, and is a self-proclaimed “foodie” who loves to cook and try out new restaurants.
“My passion for health and wellness started in my early 20’s but grew to an extreme during my pregnancy.  Through my development of gestational diabetes, I really gained a strong understanding of how important the balance and abundance of protein really is and how it fuels your body.  While working at LWC, I plan on getting my health and wellness certification and specializing in pregnancy and new mothers.  I’m super excited to be here and to help people achieve their health and wellness goals!  Healthy starts from the inside out!”

Linda McCune

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Coach

Linda moved to Lakeville with her husband to start a family and has been blessed with two children.  Linda has enjoyed supporting her husband’s business, being a mom, a caregiver for her parents, and volunteering in the community.  Her mission is to show people that it is possible to feel amazing in their bodies and assist them with weight loss.

Karen Peterson

Marketing/Administrative

Karen came to Life Wellness Center in the summer of 2003, back then we were called Life Chiropractic Health & Wellness.  Our small office was located the lower level of the Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop. She has had many roles at LWC since her initial part time front desk position.  The transition to the new clinic in 2005 brought more responsibility and the job of clinic manager.  Recently she got married and has moved into a part time position of handling the marketing for the clinics.  She loves spending time with her new husband, 4 awesome kids and friends!

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Alex Helps

Massage Therapist

Alex comes to Life Wellness Center from the Peace Garden State, North Dakota. Licensed since 2009 she has developed a practice to help others get well and stay well through good muscle health. Trained in modalities such as hot stone, cupping, stretching techniques, kinesiology taping, prenatal, deep tissue, therapeutic, and relaxation massage she continually looks for ways to better serve her clients. Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, Zumba, and board games.

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Lynda Jones

Front Desk

Lynda, our director of first impressions, has been with Life Wellness Center since 2007. Lynda enjoys the challenges that come with managing the seemingly unlimited tasks of running the front desk. She enjoys the many patients she gets to know and helps in their journey to better health and wellness. In her off time Lynda enjoys time with friends, husband Mike and their 3 daughters.

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Jackie Junker

Front Desk

Jackie has served many roles at Life Wellness Center since 2012 including chiropractic assistant and front desk. Jackie graduated from University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2012 with a degree in exercise and sport science.  In her off time Jackie likes working out and spending time with friends and family.

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Addy Motzko

Therapy Assistant Supervisor

Addy recently graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she studied Kinesiology and Public Health. One of the most important things she learned at college was that she has a passion for being an advocate for people’s health and wellness. In her free time, Addy loves to practice and teach yoga, laughing while watching New Girl, and reading romantic novels while lounging in a hammock.

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Nirvan Dharampaul

Therapy Assistant

Nirvan has recently graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences.  He is enrolled in the University of Minnesota’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and is looking forward to beginning it soon.  In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and exercising.

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Mikayla Jusczak

Insurance Department

Mikayla has been with Life Wellness Center since 2015 and has worked in multiple roles.  She started out as a chiropractic assistant but moved into a position in the insurance department in June of 2016.  She is very analytical and detailed-oriented, and loves the daily challenges the insurance world brings.  Mikayla’s family plays a huge part in her life so off time is usually spent hanging out with her 3 siblings, parents or close friends.  She also loves to sing, read and travel.

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Tami Allen

Front Desk, Insurance Assistant

Tami has been with Life Wellness Center since 2012. She is extremely busy keeping up on the challenges patient’s insurance benefits brings. Tami Enjoys many things away from work including baking, 80’s hairbands, photography, volunteering and takes her “Hockey mom” role very SERIOUSLY!

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Meg Thelen

Front Desk

Meg is a full time student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities studying Health Services Management.  She has a passion for bettering others and helping them achieve their goals.  In her free time Meg enjoys laughing, going on walks, relaxing with good friends and family, traveling, and watching hockey (Go Wild!!).

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