Our Special Team
Dr. Wes SheaderHis power...is to EMPOWER you!
A few years ago, Aetna Insurance did a review of the prior 10 years of all claims, in an attempt to show that chiropractic was expensive and not effective. However, it showed just the opposite: those who were under chiropractic care had, on average, $3000 per person less claims then those who were not under chiropractic care. So, Dr Wes is literally saving lives when he helps someone regain their health, and saving them and our nation money at the same time.
He became a doctor to help you gain control of your health and your life. His mission is to help as many children and their families as possible. His number one tool is providing exceptional natural health care and the education needed to maintain it. His style in caring for patients, physically, nutritionally and emotionally, is way above average.
A little bit about his training. He did his undergraduate studies at Mesa State College leading to a B.S. degree, and then received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the founding college of chiropractic, in 1996. He continued his studies and became one of only 153 Board-Certified Pediatric Chiropractic Diplomats in the world which required completing a three-year post-doctorate degree in the specialized area of Pediatrics, including pregnancy and infertility. He has been an instructor for the International Chiropractic Association Pediatric Conferences and published articles on Attention, ADD, Learning Disorders, and Colic. He also has articles submitted for publication on the topics of Urinary Tract Infections and GERD.
Personally, he loves spending time with his two sons. You can find Dr Wes outdoors climbing on the playground, mountain biking, four-wheeling and hiking. This love of the outdoors helps balance with his indoor activities such as creative nutritional cooking. His "handyman skills" are exceptional and he loves to restore and modify old muscle cars!
Getting to participate and witness miracles everyday...now that is what EMPOWERS HIM!
Dr. S. Rian CampbellIt takes a lot of courage to live the life you want, but even more to take those first steps in making that happen. For Dr. Rian, those first steps led her to us.
This doctor has a lot of "real-life experience" including suffering from vertigo for over a decade due to multiple head traumas as a child! Dr. Rian finally found healing from regular chiropractic adjustments. This experience changed her outlook and made her want to pursue a Chiropractic career.
After searching for a knowledgable teacher and a dynamic chiropractic office with a focus on functional medicine, Dr. Rian and her little dog, Cooper, made the move to Grand Junction, Dr. Sheader and our office. Our Colorado life style suits her since she enjoys spending time with favorite people, hiking and exploring new surroundings, bonfires at night and a nice strong cup of coffee.
Empowering her patients ranks high on her list. This has lead to a powerful combination of a doctor with a strong desire to learn, from a doctor with unparalleled knowledge, who loves to teach. As her client, you will be the recipient of a health practitioner who takes your health and wellbeing very personally.
New Life Chiropractic is grateful to have such a compassionate and qualified Chiropractic Physician as part of our team.
Kathleen Wilson, DNPHaving joined New Life Chiropractic in 2018, Dr. Wilson previously worked as a Regenerative Medicine Specialist for adults and older adults. She states “My love for our adult and older adult population began as a child. I had four amazing grandparents, and I loved spending time with them and learning from their life experiences. Regenerative Medicine is a great way to help patients to once again be physically able to participate in what they have lost the ability to do. This in turn, improves their happiness and quality of life.”
She earned her Doctorate of Nurse Practice (DNP) from the University of Utah, her Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of Colorado, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at The Ohio State University.
During her spare time, she runs her own Bed and Breakfast and enjoys physical activity and being outdoors. She is very close with her family and enjoys her cat, Molly!
BioMeridan and Heart Sound Recorder
Darcy Haase, MA, CNCThis life is about learning and that can require asking the right questions, especially when determining where your health is! Darcy does just that.
Change is inevitable. She made the move to Colorado years ago, which then opened a new door professionally.
After hearing one of the nation’s top Whole Food Nutritionists, Mark Anderson speak, her future was decided. The opportunity to work with Standard Process West based out of Loveland, Colorado, has taken her knowledge to new levels. With over 17 years experience as a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Darcy has found the use of three machines invaluable in her work. As the technician for the Meridian Stress Assessment System, or BioMeridan as it is known, the Heart Sound Recorder and the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) testing unit, in under an hour, she is able to provide her clients with easy to read graphs showing where they stand in their overall health.
It is an honor to have expert professionals on our team and Darcy’s desire to continue to grow and learn has allowed her clients the benefit of one of the industry’s top Nutritional Consultants. Asking the right questions…Darcy does just that.
Heather Ferganchick, LMTSometimes moving toward the future requires looking into the past.
Born in Wisconsin, this single mother of 5, enjoys the active outdoor Colorado lifestyle of paddle boarding, hiking and camping. In contrast, Heather describes herself as a "traditional homemaker hobby lover". Enjoying crocheting, canning and organic cooking, along with the daily care of her family.
Compassion and the desire to care for others comes easily to Heather and massage fulfills that beautifully. A 2005 graduate of the IntelliTech Massage Therapy program, gave Heather the skills to match her desire. Known for its extensive, detailed training, the course provided creative ways to "learn the art of massage" such as the "Blind Folded" massage practice. Continuing her education, Heather is certified in Contemporary Cupping Therapy, Ashiatsu and is currently completing studies in both Pediatric and Pediatric with Disabilities massage. After being self-employed and working at local spas as a massage therapist, Heather's desire to work more directly with the healing touch of massage within the context of chiropractic guidance, brought her here to our grateful office.
Now as her children grow and move into their own lives, Heather is able to use her past desires and skills to create her new future!
Having amazing people who provide the logistical support needed to run a clinic, is the foundation and definition of caring!
Everyday is an opportunity to create the life we want, with the power...of CHOICE.
Penny Lyons, PRCA, Office Manager
Penny's favorite quote is "perception creates thought and thought creates EVERYTHING!"
Which leads to the question...what do you want to create?
From patient to employee, the choices of Penny's life brought her here. For 15 years now she has had the privilege of assisting our clients in making choices for their best health. She strongly believes in keeping her focus forward, for both herself and others. There are some things she knows for sure, such as the benefits of the Iodine protocol, chewing your supplements, and drinking your body's proper amount of plain water...every day!!! She will tell you honestly that she is still "under construction" where her health is concerned but she keeps her attention on what she wants, even if the "right now" appears different from that.
Her desire is the highest level of health that our wonderful team can help you attain and since perception is everything...this is her CHOICE for all of us!
Jennifer Sambrano, Front Desk AssociateWhat does it take for you to change the rhythm of your life? For many of us , it takes quite a lot to allow change in and that is how it has been for Jenny.
A lover of music and dance, a young wife to Andy and mother to 5yr old Josh, Jenny came to New Life Chiropractic as a patient with a desperate need to change her health. Looking for answers began with both Dr. Wes and Dr. Rian, but as more complex issues surfaced, detailed testing was requested with Darcy Haase. Although only 23 years old, with the information received from both the BioMeridian and Heart Sound Recorder tests, Jenny's heart showed major disruptions confirming both doctor's findings. In order to get this condition in line, life changes were required and lets just say that Jenny...
"stepped up to the plate".
The decisions she made were like "hitting a home run" and include many choices that most people would only choose to do "one at a time". First, healthy lifestyle choices for both the family and herself, a move from Eagle to a new home in Grand Junction, a new church, a new job for her husband and Jenny's first office position here with us.
As our clinic goes through its own growth, we wonder, "what does it take for you to change the rythm of your life"? We would say, an open mind, a belief in something greater than yourself , and a strong sense of purpose and service to others.
Just ask Jenny, she has proven it to herself and after all..she is dancing to her own new song!