Our Team



Chiropractic Department


Dr. Tom Schmidt

Owner, Chiropractor & Clinic Director

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic), C.C.S.P (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician)  Dr. Tom was the founder of Life Wellness Center in 1998 and serves as the current clinic director as well as Chiropractic 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.

Dr. Shannon Score

Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Lakeville, Minnesota 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, sports injuries, and is a Certified Ergonomic Professional able to do corporate ergonomic workshops as well as onsite and virtual ergonomic evaluations.  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.

Dr. Shannon Score Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Lakeville, Minnesota 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, sports injuries, and is a Certified Ergonomic Professional able to do corporate ergonomic workshops as well as onsite and virtual ergonomic evaluations. 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. Life Wellness Center combines the talent and disciplines of Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, and Massage Therapy, by the DMR Method, we help you restore pain free range of motion and return to normal daily activities; helping you get well and stay well. We extend our services for your well being to include Weight Loss, Sports Medicine, Ergonomics, and Custom Foot Orthotics because each activity can contribute to your well being. Lifewellness Center provides medical care for individuals, families and local businesses with offices in Lakeville, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota. We service clients in the surrounding south metro of the Twin Cities, including Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Dakota County, Dundas, Eagan, Elko New Market, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, New Prague, Northfield, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Savage, Scott County, Shakopee, and St. Paul.

Dr. Robert Dorn

Doctor of Chiropractic

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota Clinics

Dr. Bobby is an Eagan native and grew up competing in a wide variety of sports through high school and wrestled collegiately at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Bobby has a passion for health, wellness and human performance. When he is not at Life Wellness Center he can be found helping coach wrestling at Eagan High school, going on rock climbing and camping trips, or enjoying the outdoors in any way possible.

 

Physical Therapy Department


Dr. Erin Johnson

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

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.

Dr. Chris Vandergriff

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota Clinics

Dr. Chris received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Concordia University St. Paul in May of 2018. He loves treating patients of all ages and with all different conditions. His main focus through school was concerns with patients spine and discs. His treatment style includes directional preferences with manual therapy and stability exercises. Dr. Chris enjoys teaching his patients how to be as healthy and mobile as they can, and how to prevent future injuries. Dr. Chris lives in Eagan and is a former graduate of Eagan High School 2009. When he is not working he is usually up north enjoying the outdoors by either hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, or boating.

Jaime Meunier

Physical Therapy Assistant

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

Jaime is a recent graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She loves helping people reach their goals to return to an active healthy life, and educating them on how to stay that way. Jaime lives in Lakeville with her husband.  Outside of work she loves being outside hiking, running, skiing and cooking for friends.

 

Massage Therapy Department


Weight Loss Department


Linda McCune

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Coach

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

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.

Krissy Sirek

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Coach

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

Krissy and her husband moved to Farmington 7 years ago where they built a house to start a family. They have one child and, of course, the family dog. Krissy has been working in nutrition and wellness for over 15 years with a background in nursing. She is passionate about helping others to make a positive change in their lives and bodies while showing a guiding path to achieving their full potential of living the life that they want. Watching a client’s body and attitude change right in front of her is rewarding for Krissy.

Administration


Megan Thelen

Clinic Manager

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

Meg joined LWC in 2016 as both a therapy assistant and front desk employee, but she is back now as the Clinic Manager after completing a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management.  Her most recent work experience was in a skilled nursing establishment as an assistant of a 312 bed facility.  LWC has felt like home for Meg since she was originally hired, which makes her even more excited to be back.  She enjoys helping others and being part of a team that works to benefit all of those involved.  Meg and her fiancé, Joey, recently moved to Lakeville with their yellow lab Stella and are currently planning a wedding.  If they are not up north at the cabin, they can be found watching hockey and football, or spending time with family and friends.

Christina Margotta

Front Desk

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

Christina joined LWC in September 2017.  She works at our front desk and helps out in the billing department.  You can find her at both clinics and she is thriving in the upbeat and family like atmosphere! In her home life, she loves playing with her two dogs Zoe and Koa and cheering on the Wild and Vikings! She also fosters puppies and dogs for SecondhandHounds which is a big passion of hers.  She is looking forward to seeing the healing and transforming experiences our patients and clients have at our clinic!

Mikayla Jusczak

Front Desk Coordinator

Lakeville and Eagan, Minnesota clinics

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.

Jean Schmidt

Owner, Accounts Payable, Provider Credentialing

Lakeville and Eagan, MN clinics

Jean has been a part of the Life Wellness Center team since 1998, and has carried many roles over the years. Currently, she handles our accounts payable department, certain aspects of human resources, as well as other various roles. She is wife to our director, Tom Schmidt, and mother to 5. She graduated from Bethel College in 1996, and is licensed as a Registered Nurse. Though she is not currently working in that role, her knowledge has been an asset to her and others over the years. Her interests are those of good health, the farming life, and the kitchen. She is the founder of Porter Creek Farms which currently produces supplements that are sold at Life Wellness Center. She loves to garden and process vegetables. She raises and sells broiler chickens. Her favorite place is in the kitchen; preparing good home cooked food and hosting for her family, and others.