Meet our Staff
Christine Stueve, D.PSc., PhD, ND, DMBM
I am a mom of four boys, wife and Licensed Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine. As a Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Medicine & Neuroscience, I have the privilege of helping my patients get to the root cause of their health challenges. I am also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and licensed in pastoral biblically based counseling. I acquired my 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate, Group Fitness Instruction, and CPR in 2002. I specialize in Neuro-Integrative & Metabolic Assessment, Herbology, Homeopathy, Detoxification, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Integrated Applied Kinesiology, Functional Endocrinology and BioTerrain analysis. I have a deep passion to see men, women and children of all ages and athletic ability, walk in optimal health emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. The more I study the body, cellular communication and God’s incredible design, I realize how much more there is to learn. I absolutely love what I do ~ walking alongside those who seek greater health and wellness.
I have extensive experience in working with the vital and natural healing force of the body to promote, restore and maintain health. Recognizing the uniqueness of each individual’s genetic, biochemical, structural and emotional make-up and seeking to establish the underlying cause of any health problem. Breast Cancer, ADHD, Turette’s Syndrome, Hypothyroid, Chronic Fatigue and significant hormonal imbalance drove me right into the depths of the natural health care community for healing of my son, sister and self. Healing on every level has affirmed that our bodies were designed to heal given the right nourishment and proper elimination of toxins in all forms.
I lecture frequently for universities, public and private schools, as well as churches to educate on a variety of topics including Self Defense for Women. Producing a Self Defense for Women DVD and guest speaking on KTIS were truly some past highlights ~ as well as authoring my first book “Dust to Diamonds”. I am currently working on my second publication, a clinical reference guide.
I am excited to see positive life change, personal growth and a true sense of what it means to have energy and enjoy life free from disease in those who truly seek healing in every area of their lives. I can’t wait to serve you!
Alyssa Ronchak, NHI
Natural Health Intern
Hi, my name is Alyssa. Before recently moving back to Minnesota, I studied art and psychology at Northwestern College in Iowa. Since graduating, I have worked in community development in Chicago in after school programs for urban youth.
God has unexpectedly, and in the best way possible, flipped my life right side up in recent months, when I landed here at Sano. Even though I never would have imagined myself here, I couldn’t be more humbled, excited and honored to be a part of the team!
Hi, my name is Angie! I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in At-risk Child Youth Care. I graduated with my master’s in Community Counseling in 2015. Before joining the Sano team, I was a therapist doing in-home as well as in-office counseling working with adolescents and their families.
God unexpectedly directed me to Sano to Neurofeedback. I cannot wait to see what He has in store for me here. I am excited to integrate my counseling knowledge with patients in neurofeedback and to be the hands and feet of Jesus at Sano. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey to healing!
Hi, my name is Becky. I am married, with three children. I come from a diverse career backgrounds where I have worked with various fields having worked with children, adults and seniors with and without disabilities. In addition, I have been called to be a part of Trades of Hope, a Christian company with a business model that empowers women to create sustainable business worldwide. I volunteers as a chaplain for my church and with Trafficking Justice. I am passionate about serving the public in a meaningful way and experiencing the Lord through healing; being on staff at Sano is the perfect vessel for both.
Hi, I’m Jessie Loge. I have the pleasure of being wife to Nathaniel and mother to Bailey (15 years), Josiah (13 years), and Caitlyn (11 years). We all live together in a crazy house in Shoreview with two Lab dogs. I am naturally introspective, and I love to learn and serve others. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Kevin Miles, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner
“When did you start doing massage?” I could answer it this way – I started with my siblings when I was about 4 years old working for quarters. I would work on the cast members in the community plays I was in growing up, learning from other massage therapists and chiropractors in the cast, gaining some invaluable skills and techniques. My belief in the possibility of expanding my skill from simply an appreciated skill to a professional work was increased in high school, when we’d line up for massage lines in choir and people fought to be in front of me. My professional career started three years ago after my college friends decided to tip me and encourage me even more. I had “regulars” asking when the next appointment could be made. I then worked at a spa where I was first introduced to life as a full time massage therapist. I realized in Massage Therapy class that I was made for this.
I graduated from Everest Institute in the field of Massage Therapy in October of 2012. My training included 770+ hours of in class lecture and “hands on” lab practice. Now I have well over 1,300 hours of hands on experience, and I am continuing my education on knowledge of the body and massage. I take a life time learning approach to my mastery of health and have many mentors for it.
People are like Muscles, willing to move towards wholeness, open to good suggestion when approached with the right balance of patience, positive influence and training. I have a high calling in a restorative ministry to the mind, body and soul. I believe in devotion to well-tuned healing practices, integrating healing and learning, through community sources, to live as stewards of our bodies in wholeness.
For a complete bio including my educational background and approach to massage therapy, simply give me a call or send me an email. I love sharing how learning massage has changed my life.
Leah Merrick, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner
I have been married for 18 years and have 4 children and one grandson. I have a degree in Family Social Science and Child Psychology as well as a one year masters in counseling/psychology at the Adler Institute. I am also trained in Theophostic and Narrative Therapy.
After receiving my Family Social Science and Child Psychology degree, I counseled teens and their families in crisis. Once my children were in school, I worked in the schools with special needs students.
A few years back I found Sano Wellness Center while on my own healing journey. After many years of seeking traditional medical care, I came up empty-handed and frustrated. Finally, after suffering from years of fibromyalgia, allergies and asthma I found a place that could help me on my healing journey.
I was able to see first-hand, God’s power to heal in and through this natural, spiritual, emotional, and physical way. This has brought about a passion in me to help others walk through their own healing journey too.
Lesya Campbell, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner
My name is Lesya Campbell. I was born and raised in Ukraine. I grew up living and learning a natural, healthy lifestyle. We didn’t have access to Western medicine. I was taught a great deal by my Grandmother, a midwife, my Great Grandmother who escaped Stalin’s Siberian camp, and my Mother, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, to use what we had on hand for food and health issues.
I graduated from the University of Kiev with a BS in economics and a minor in nursing. Later, I was licensed as an esthetician. After arriving in the USA in 1995, my interests in health and helping people led me to study naturopathy. I Graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health, becoming a Certified Natural Health Practitioner (CNHP). I studied Aromatherapy and Essential Oils through the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE), specializing in Raindrop and Vitaflex Techniques, and becoming a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS). I am a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board. I began to practice Muscle Phasing in 2015 and continue to study Aromatherapy.
In January, 2012, I founded Wisdom in Nature Holistic Health Services, LLC, in order to fulfill my passion for helping others learn how to direct their own health choices, so they can ensure that they and their families live healthy lifestyles. Revelations 2:22 states “the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.” I believe that God created all things for our health and healing!
My parents still live in Kiev, Ukraine. I have a daughter, Kristina, who is a graduate of St. Olaf College. My husband and I currently live in Eden Prairie and enjoy volunteering at the Blessing House in Victoria, a Christian Ministry Center. I always enjoy cooking and doing things with my hands. In addition to playing around with healthy and simple recipes in the kitchen, my hobbies include music, animals, horseback riding, rollerblading, and nature.
Coming to Sano Wellness Center and meeting Dr. Christine was God’s answer to my prayers. She greatly helped me with my own health issues and direction for using for my healing skills. I am looking forward to being a part of the Sano Team…it’s God’s will.
Lisa Redding, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner
I am a wife and mother to four boys with the calling to parent two with special needs. I was born and raised in Michigan and received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Communication Arts & Sciences. Through my own healing journey, and that of my boys, I have received training in Reflex Integration and Repatterning, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Touch for Health Applied Kinesiology, and Brain Gym. In addition to my role as NHP at Sano, I am currently pursuing a degree as a Naturopathic Doctor with Kingdom College of Natural Health.
I am excited to exercise the gifts and talents that God has given me in service to others. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the team at Sano and come along side our patients to encourage and empower them in their own journey toward health and healing.
My name is Lynnette Skramstad. I am a mother of 4 children spanning the ages of 10, 14, 17 and 20 years old. I have been married for 26 years and we all adore our fur-baby, Harley. I enjoy spending my free time gardening and biking. I have had a lifetime of customer service experience and have found Sano to be a perfect fit for me. I love the joy-filled environment where I feel completely at home.
Hello my name is Madison Eppen! I am currently pursuing my bachelors degree in Psychology and am excited to be pursuing God’s plan for for my life here at Sano as a part of the Neurofeedback team. Being a part of a team that fully integrates all aspects of natural healing through a biblical lense is something that I have aspired to do for quite some time.
I am married to my best friend and childhood neighbor Paul and am a mom to 3 tiny chihuahuas. I love spending time with the extended family, lazy days on the lake, singing on the worship team & leading youth group at church! I look forward to continuing on this journey with you and your families and cannot wait to meet you all!
Hi, my name is Natalie Smith. I am a Senior at Eagan High School where I play basketball and golf. I come from a large family with five siblings, so am used to constant activity. I enjoy getting to know new people and helping others. I love working at Sano and being a part of this awesome team and can’t wait for you to experience all that Sano has to offer!
Rebecca Vavilov, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner – Nutrition
I am a wife and puppy-mother to a little Rottweiler mutt. I love to travel the world and have a passion for public speaking and empowering women to live out God’s calling on their lives. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Communication Studies from Bethel University. My original plan was to become a medical doctor right after college, but God had other plans for me. After almost 4 years of owning a nutrition coaching business, I became fascinated with the way that diet and exercise can help to prevent common health conditions and diseases in the body.
After watching many of my close family members battle with life-threatening conditions, I felt God leading me to learn more about how He created the body to heal through the power of His word and by utilizing the herbs and plants He provided. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Natural Medicine with a focus on nutrition and neuroscience. I feel as though God has ordered my footsteps one by one. I am so blessed to be a part of this team and to watch God work on a daily basis in the lives of our patients.
Stephanie Peterson, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner
Stori Thompson, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner
Teresa Hilk, NHP
Natural Health Practitioner – Lymphatic Therapy
I have been married for 26 years to Brian. We are parents of two boys 24 and 20 years old. I have been a preschool assistant, a paraprofessional, a residential counselor and a job coach to individuals with extra needs. Working in the field of giving care has always been my life. I was introduced to Brain Gym and muscle testing when my son was about ten. Through muscle testing my son was diagnosed with Auditory Processing, and I was able to keep him off of ADHD medication. This was the beginning of my interest in how the body talks, when asked the right questions.
My own journey with Dr. Christine began a year ago when I was diagnosed with Menieres Disease. I was told by the medical doctors not much could be done and to live with it. Dr. Christine had a different perspective. As I have grown and learned along the way, my passion for all things whole and healthy has grown.
One of my favorite hobbies is baking and cooking with “non-ordinary” ingredients. I also enjoy many good books and acting in community theater. I do believe God has blessed me with this incredible job opportunity so that I may continue to learn, grow, and move forward in my own health journey, while helping others to do the same.