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Name:  Heather Wallace

Title:  Office Manager

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  B.S. Athletic Training from ISU; M.A. Degree in Teaching from AU; Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you:  I enjoy writing songs.  I enjoy staying healthy and teaching others about health.  I am the most “me” when I am leading worship at church.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment:  I completely align with the Natural First approach to healthcare and enjoy seeing patients get and stay well.

 Fun Fact:  I have broken 11 bones in my life…apparently I’m accident prone!

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Name:  Samantha Betsinger

Title:  Licensed Massage Therapist

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  Certificate in Clinical Massage Therapy from National University of Health Sciences, Lombard IL 2002,

BA Fashion Merchandising Management from International Academy of Merchandising and Design, Chicago IL 2000.

Specialties include Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Orthopedic  Massage, & Pregnancy

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you:I love spending time with my family. I’m a mom to Stella & Henry and Step mom to Jackson & Joey.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment:Pure Health is the place for me because I truly care about our patients and I believe as a team we can get the results they are looking for.

 Fun Fact:My first name is Charline. Samantha is actually my middle name. I am named after my great aunt. It is a combination of my great grand parents names, Charles and Pauline.

Samantha Betsinger works as a fulltime licensed massage therapist in our office. She graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Management from the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Chicago, IL. During her senior year, Samantha completed a yearlong internship program with the Gap. Following five years in the retail industry, she chose to take her career in a different direction and enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Since graduating with her certificate in 2002, Samantha has worked in both spa and clinical settings. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point therapy and continues expanding her knowledge by taking continuing education classes in pregnancy massage and orthopedic massage.

Name:  Chelsea Brown, BA and LMT

Title:  Licensed Massage Therapist

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  Graduate of Hope College and Wellness Massage Training Institute

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I love pot roast with garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery and onions!

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I like the approach of how we treat out patients with offering different modalities that fit their needs. And I enjoy helping people.

 Fun Fact: I went to an acting camp in New York the summer after fifth grade by myself and I am double jointed in both of my thumbs.

Chelsea Brown has been working as a licensed massage therapist since June 2008 and has been a member of the Olson team since March 2012. Her interest in massage therapy began in high school when she ave massages to fellow dancers during her summers at ballet dance intensives. Since dance is a passion of hers, she went on to graduate with a bachelor’s in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College. Following graduation she spent a year auditioning and taking dance classes in Chicago. She always told herself that if dancing professionally didn’t work out then she would go to massage therapy school. So after the year of auditioning she enrolled at The Wellness and Massage Training Institute and received her certification in February 2008. Three months later she became nationally certified and licensed. As well as working for chiropractors, Chelsea has also provided chair massages for participants in various activities, including a mother-daughter retreat in Wisconsin, the KBMF Foundation 5K run, and other events sponsored by Pure Health powered by Olson Chiropractic. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and sports massage. To her, being a massage therapist is not just helping people feel better, it is healing, caring, and nurturing people back to an overall feeling of health and wellbeing.

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Name:  Bridget Marano

Title:  Licensed Massage Therapist

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  Illinois School of Health Careers 2006, Prenatal massage (Cortiva  2007), Qi Gong and nutrition seminar (2010), Aveda training (2008), Chronic Pain Management (2013)

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I love throwing parties (Surprise? Even better!) and playing hostess. Love the great outdoors year round and having bonfires especially in the summertime.

I love all animals, especially dogs.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I love helping people first and foremost. Within this setting I feel my education is limitless, as well as helping myself and others. I strive to flourish emotionally, physically and mentally. It can be very laborious some days but everyone here looks out and provides great support to each other.I love that!

 Fun Fact: I had perfect attendance 1st-8th grade.

Bridget Marano is an Illinois-licensed massage therapist who began practicing in 2006 when she graduated from the Illinois School of Health Careers. The joy of helping others and her admiration of the philosophy behind massage therapy convinced her to choose her career path. Believing in the education of self-care, Bridget empowers each individual during their massage sessions. Her technique of massage would best be described as therapeutic relaxation. She has also undergone continuing education in prenatal massage since 2008. She is a member in good standing of the American Massage Therapy Association and has been a part of the Pure Health powered by Olson Chiropractic team since March 2011.

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Name:  Shari Scroggins

Title:  Licensed Massage Therapist

 Education\ Training\ Skills: Graduate of Waubonsee Community College in Deep tissue, orthopedic, lymphatic drainage, trigger point, prenatal massage, Swedish, reflexology, sports massage

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I love to play volleyball and bowl.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I believe in a natural way to get and stay healthy.  I feel our office is a perfect example of how integrating a more natural approach to medicine can be very beneficial.

 Fun Fact: When I was 16, I was a top ten semi-finalist for Seventeen magazine cover girl contest.

Shari Scroggins has been a licensed therapist for eleven years. She graduated with a massage therapy certificate from Waubonsee Community College in 2001 and has worked for our clinic for the past nine years. Several of the trainings Shari has received include orthopedic, lymphatic drainage, prenatal, infant, acupressure, PNF stretching, shiatsu, craniosacral, myofascial release with an emphasis on trigger point, and deep tissue massage. Her passion is to help people resolve complicated musculoskeletal concerns by using touch as a focus in healing. As a lifelong Auroran, she continues to strive to bring natural health awareness to the community. The devoted wife and mother shows the same compassion for her patients as she does her family.

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Name:  Sarah Bastian

Title: Insurance Specialist

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  BS in Accounting from NIU

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I love reading, playing tennis and skiing along with spending time with family and dog.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I enjoy being a part of a team that is dedicated, hard-working and fun.

 Fun Fact: I’m a Girls On The Run coach!

Name:  Linda Brandt

Title: Administrative Assistant & HIPAA Compliance/Security Officer

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  Attended Southwest Missouri State University & Aurora University\HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Professionals training\Customer Service & Marketing seminars

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: Love to be creative both in the house and out in the garden.  And I LOVE owls ~ HOOT-HOOT!

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I enjoy being part of a team that is committed in helping others achieve their best health naturally.  And that we strive to treat our patients like family.

 Fun Fact: I was (in my “much” younger days) a national competitive dance/baton twirler – winning numerous medals, trophies, and titles for solo, duet & team!!

Name:  Laurie Anderson

Title: Insurance Manager

 Education\ Training\ Skills:  College of DuPage

 Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: Running and baking make me happy.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I love being part of a team that truly cares about helping people live healthier and happier lives.

 Fun Fact: Ask me when you see me!

 

Name:  Shana Steberl

Title: Case Manager

Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: 

The only thing I love more than the GREEN BAY PACKERS is Mexican Food!

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I want to be part of something positive in another person’s life.

 Fun Fact: I’ve played softball since I was 5 years old.

 

Name:  Matthew Tuma

Title: Chiropractic Assistant/Rehab Tech

Education\ Training\ Skills: Saint Charles High School\ Training-On The Job and Physical Rehab and Passive Rehab training classes at Palmer College of Chiropractic

Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you:  Baseball/Softball is my favorite activity. Also, playing poker, helping people when they are in need.

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I like to work in a positive environment and I enjoy creating positive changes in people.

 Fun Fact: I am the youngest umpire inducted into the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame (17 in 1999)

Name:Whitney Lewis

Title: Patient Care Coordinator

Education\ Training\ Skills: Everest College (Burr Ridge)/Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist/Collections

Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you:  Any outdoor activity/hiking/seafood (lobster or crab)

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I love to be in a medical setting where I can help people!

 Fun Fact: I’m a goofball and love to joke.

Name:Bridget Feldpausch

Title: Rehab Assistant/Athletic Trainer

Education\ Training\ Skills: Education\ Training\ Skills: BS in Athletic Training from Northern Michigan University MAEd in Supervision and Administration from NMU Training: Sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, nutrition, ergonomics, sports taping, bracing, first aid, emergency care, injury prevention, and ergonomics.

Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you:   I enjoy the outdoors year round. My husband and I love hiking, biking, cliff jumping, camping, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, water skiing, and kayaking. My favorite food is deep dish Chicago pizza. I value this so much more after living in Michigan for 8 years and eating what they call “pizza.”

 Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I value the opportunity to be a part of a team that is invested in getting people well. It’s a fun, positive environment to work in and I believe in our goals. I love helping people function at their optimal level.

 Fun Fact: I lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 8 years and am considered an honorary yooper.