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!
BioMeridan, Heart Sound Recorder, Ankel Brachial Index and Focus Sensitivity Testing Professional
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. After receiving her MA and 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 concerning nutritional deficiencies, allergy sensitivity and in their overall health.
It is an honor to have expert professionals on our team and Darcy’s desire to continue to grow and advance with the technology
of her profession, has allowed her clients the benefit of one of the industry’s top Nutritional Consultants.
Asking the right questions…Darcy does just that.
Expanding our definitions of helping...saving...
Ariel Hollingbaugh, LMT
Being born in Washington state but moving to Loma at the age of 2, Ariel's journey began. With the help of her mother, who was an excellent teacher, homeschooling Ariel and her three sisters, the very high ACT scores achieved, set the desire and the way for knowledge. Ariel determined her way was to move to Denver in 2013 because she just had to save herself and get out of this small town! While competing as a professional body builder, Ariel learned how helpful body-work could be. Body building can take an extreme toll mentally, physically and emotionally, so after 3 years of competition, she decided she needed to save her body and loved the idea of helping others do the same. The big city gave her the tools she needed to acquire a people helping career and she preceded to attend the Denver School of Massage Therapy. Although Colorado license only requires 750 hours of training, as a full time student, Ariel completed 815.
Her personal expansion of defining...this is the path of Ariel's life...
After graduation, she proceeded on her path by helping people at a pain clinic and chiropractic office, as well as her own practice for 4 years, until she felt a need, once again, to save herself. Traveling back and forth from Denver to our valley for visits, Ariel realized she had the strong desire to be near her family and get out of the big city, Arriving back in Grand Junction in September of 2021, with her little saved from a puppy mill pup, Todd, Ariel walked into her New Life and our's the day after our precious massage therapist had to leave to help his family. Without the long commute from Denver, Ariel now enjoys time with her family hiking, reading, doing yoga, and as a major dog enthusiast, snuggling with her little nugget...Todd.
The synchronicities of life flow through our days and choices, with or without our conscious knowledge...placing the pieces of our puzzle into perfect connection. We are blessed to help her as she helps us, and our clients, so beautifully.
Having amazing people who provide the logistical support needed to run a clinic, is the foundation and definition of caring!
Penny Lyons, PRCA, Office ManagerEveryday is an opportunity to create the life we want, with the power...of CHOICE.
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 over 17 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!