Karen Hummer, CNC
Karen is a respected and experienced certified nutritional consultant. She studied with the Nutrition Institute of America. She has been in the health and wellness industry for over 36 years. Her education includes course work from Viotron International, along with hundreds of hours of product training from top manufacturers. She also holds a Manager Certification form Serve Safe Michigan Food Safety. Karen is a member of the Non-GMO Project and the Celiac Foundation. At age 19, Karen was searching for healthy alternatives to begin a healthier approach to life. She began by representing companies such as Twin Lab and Rachel Perry Cosmetics. In 1990, she opened her first health food store in downtown Brighton. After having her family, she opened up Natural View Market, which has been in operation since 2009. Her expertise is Hair Analysis: a diagnostic tool that is very helpful in determining nutritional imbalances and food intolerances regarding food allergies, as she has been gluten free for over 17 years. Her reputation for helping people improve their lifestyle is well-known in the Brighton area.
Joanmarie Vanaski, CNT
Marketing Director, Community Educator
Joanmarie is certified nutritional therapist who studied with Health Sciences Academy. She has been in the health and wellness industry for 27 years, 22 of which have been in health food retail. Her education includes Food Science Certification from The American Botanical Counsel, and credit hours through Viotron International, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ohio State University- GO BUCKS! While in college, she was diagnosed with Scleroderma- an autoimmune disease with a lot of complications. She found her way to the homeopathic discipline and has had improvement in symptoms ever since. She facilitates scheduled "learning opportunities" at Natural View Market for the community. Joanmarie loves, loves, loves every aspect of the retail business and has been a great friend of owner, Karen Hummer for over 22 years. She has had the privilege of seeing tremendous growth at Natural View Market. Her expertise is Bach Flower Remedies, homeopathy and loves to help individuals make sense out of healthy protocols geared toward their personal goals.
Torri Chapman, CNHP
Manager, Community Educator
Torri has been passionately pursing alternative healing for over 7 years. She is a Certified Natural Health Professional through Trinity School of Natural Health. She also has received many hours of training from top vendors such as Garden of Life and Megafood. She facilitates scheduled "learning opportunities" at Natural View Market for the community. Her and her husband Michael live out in the country in Fowlerville, and have plans in the future to have children and goats on a small homestead. She has been part of the Natural View Team for over 5 years and manages the grocery department. She is always researching new high quality, allergen friendly foods to bring in to the store. Her interests in this industry sparked after witnessing a close friend successfully heal from cancer after switching to treatments in the natural realm. This led her on the path of constant discovery of revealing fact from fiction in the health and food industry. Her areas of expertise include using authentic whole food nutrition/supplements, probiotics and essential oils. She is grateful for having co-workers and customers who are always enlightening her with new and different healing therapies.
Manager, Community Educator
Stephanie is a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a yoga teacher. She studied massage at the Flint School of Therapeutic Massage in 2011 and has been practicing ever since. Stephanie completed her 200 hour yoga training at Good Karma Yoga Studio in Hartland. She has obtained many hours of supplemental and nutritional education through seminars and training from top vendors such as Garden of Life, Nordic Naturals and Megafood. She facilitates scheduled learning opportunities at Natural View Market for the community. Stephanie was inspired by her Granny to find a more natural approach to treating depression and anxiety experienced through her high school years. After years of failed treatments through Western Medicine, she finally found relief through a whole-food diet, mindful living, yoga, and supplementation program. Her own experiences have been instrumental in helping others with similar issues. Her areas of expertise are in digestive health, essential oils and skin care. Stephanie is the smiliest, most positive motivator on staff! You will see her crafting of the internet though our Facebook page, Instagram, as well as our Website!
Pat Darga, CNT
Pat is also a Certified Nutritional Therapist from Health Sciences Academy, who has obtained many credit hours through training with Viotron International, Metagenics, studying under gastroenterologist Dr. Jack Kornberg, and is a Certified Enzyme Expert with Enzymedica. As a stay-at-home-mom for 15 years, she wandered into the retail world of the health food industry, not knowing much in the field of health and nutrition. Her experience, though, opened her eyes as to how traditional medicine could be detrimental to one’s health as she experienced the healthier alternatives that natural supplementation has to offer. She came to the Natural View Market in 2012, where she continues her education. She loves helping people with non-threatening health issues, and is gratified when customers come back and share their health improvements thereafter. Her knowledge extends to Standard Process Nutritional Supplement Protocols, and hormonal balancing. Educating customers is her priority.
Mary Ann Argue
Mary Ann was introduced into the world of vitamins and nutritional supplements in her early twenties. She began working under the guidance of her mother, who managed a local health food store. She had already adapted a healthy lifestyle through fitness and good food choices, but the early experience really supported her lifelong goals. She holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Lawrence Technological University, and has studied under gastroenterologist Dr. Jack Kornberg. Mary Ann has been thoroughly trained through top vendors like Garden of Life and Nordic Naturals. Mary Ann has always been fascinated in the health food industry and she feels privileged to have the opportunity to work at Natural View Market, sharing her knowledge with others. She is passionate about helping people to take charge of their health by helping them understand how natural vitamins and supplements play an important role in achieving their goals.
Dr. Timothy Hertzberg, ND
Sales Associate, Community Educator
Dr. Timothy Hertzberg is a board certified naturopathic doctor through the American Naturopathic Medical association. He studied at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He is also a board certified medical acupuncturist through the National Board Certification agency. His journey in natural health started in his secondary years of education when he experienced severe adrenal fatigue. After an exhaustive search for help, he found a naturopathic doctor who gave him hope for his present and future health. His expertise is in Homeopathy, Intrinsic Data Field Therapy, non-invasive forms of analysis such as Iridology, Nutritional Response Testing, essential oil therapy, herbs and more. He facilitates scheduled "learning opportunities" at Natural View Market for the community. He is extensively educated and knowledgeable on many alternative healing therapies. He loves real, whole food nutrition, and advocates it exclusively to customers. His gentle demeanor makes him highly approachable and effective while working with his clients. Dr. Hertzberg can be found on the sales floor, as well as upstairs in our Wellness MedSpa during his office hours.
Stacey started working at Natural View Market while she was in high school. She maintains the most important aspect of the store by making it an impeccably fresh atmosphere, keeping the store sparkling clean and organized. Her favorite part of working at the Market is being part of the “family”. She loves learning new things every time she comes into work. Stacey is drawn to the field of health and wellness because she likes knowing that she has the power to make good health choices, allowing her to live her life to the fullest potential.
Meghan has been in the health food industry for about 3 years. Her family has been working in the natural realm for three generations, making it only natural for her to pursue a career here at Natural View Market. Complications during her pregnancy encouraged Meghan to make healthier lifestyle choices. After becoming a mother, she began her journey of lifestyle changes and dedicated herself to be her healthiest, for her and her son. Through dietary changes and therapeutic supplementation, she has avoided surgery, lost a tremendous amount of weight, and improved her overall well-being. Meghan has been educated through Oakland Community College and received her Associates in Business, as well as an Accounting Certificate. She has a strong passion for learning and keeping herself educated. She attends Garden of Life trainings and stays current to educate our customers and help guide them to be their healthiest.
James has been working in the natural/alternative healthcare industry since the turn of the century (2000) in a variety of retail and clinical environments. He was instilled with a deep appreciation of nature and foods, as nature intended from an early age, as his mother had a small vegetable garden, a goat, and chickens. After high school, he attended Georgia State University with a major in Biology. As a Certified Top Instructor of Japanese Bodywork and Meridian Stretching (known as Kuratomi Jomon Shindo), and a student of Professional Herbalism with East West School of Planetary Herbology, he continues to expand his knowledge of herbal therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. James believes that many imbalances can be corrected by eating the proper balance of foods, using herbs as special foods, and the care and maintenance of the human frame. He has a passion for helping others and sharing what he has learned. He stays up to date on new products by attending company trainings, and is an Enzymedica Enzyme Expert. His greatest joy is spending time in nature with his young son, teaching him about the variety of plants and animals that we share this planet with. "Knowledge is Power, Ignorance is Denial!"