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.
Pat Darga, CNT
Pat is 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.
Torri Chapman, ND
Assistant Manager, Community Educator
Torri is a Doctor of Naturopathy and Certified Natural Health Professional through Trinity School of Natural Health. She also has received many hours of training from top supplement companies like Garden of Life and Megafood. She has been part of the team since 2012 and is one of our store managers. She is very passionate about natural healing and believes that, with a strong base foundation and the right "tools", every body has the ability to heal. She facilitates community "Learning Opportunities" in the Natural View Market's Wellness Med Spa. Her interests in this industry sparked after witnessing a close friend heal from cancer after switching to holistic treatments. This led her on a path of constant discovery of revealing fact from fiction in the supplement and food industry. Her areas of expertise include whole food nutrition therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy and essential oils. Dr. Torri works on the floor and is also available for appointments in the upstairs Med Spa.
Joanmarie Vanaski, DHom, CNT
Sales Associate, Community Educator
Joanmarie was a competitively trained athlete since the age of 9 years. Her passion and interest was both in dance and Synchronized Swimming. After many years of training as an elite competitor she received a scholarship to swim at The Ohio State University where she won an Intercollegiate National Championship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Joanmarie has been a successful wellness coach and educator for over 25 years. She specializes in custom Energetic Formulations to balance pain management, internal emotional stressors, mental focus, energy, stamina and more. Anyone who loves to move and feel healthy everyday can benefit from her recommendations.
She received her certification through Health Sciences Academy in the UK, in collaboration with Imperial College London and a Diploma of Homeopathy from Centre of Excellence. She is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. To support her knowledge she is also involved in CPD Certified Accreditation for continuing her professional development.
As a former manager for Natural View Market, Joanmarie loves to teach, conducting wellness seminars regularly to the public and is the author of Health Notes Express blog.
She specializes in the study of homeopathy, herbs, whole food plant nutrition, Gemmotherapy Plant Stem Cell and Flower Essences Therapies and can be contacted for an individual consultation located in the NVM Wellness MedSpa
Learning about natural remedies and healthy lifestyles is Lori's passion. She is a licensed aesthetician, and believes that a great skin care routine is a must! She is also an advocate of using essential oils for health and home. Working at Natural View Market incorporates all of these interests and helps promote a healthy lifestyle for herself and for our customers. In her free time she cares for her husband, two step children and three fur babies!
Lana Clark, CNC
Lana is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, EFT/Tapping practitioner and Reiki master. She has worked in the alternative health industry for 16 years and lives by what she teaches. Lana has a special interest in gut health and how our emotions are connected. She is also knowledgeable about food allergies and specialized diets, Candida, Leaky Gut and how to heal the body holistically. In addition to working at the store, Lana is also a MedSpa practitioner. Stop in to talk to Lana about how to improve your gut and overall wellness!
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Ali has been dedicated to a holistic way of life for the last 20 years. She expanded her knowledge base during her 5 year employment in the nutrition department at Whole Foods Market. Ali believes diet is not only what we eat, but what we watch, listen to, read, the people we spend our time with, and the consistency & quality of our exercise. She teaches both yoga and spin in Brighton. She is thrilled to be learning about new products at NVM and loves making connection with the people in our community. Ali's two boys love visiting her at Natural View and frequent the gluten-free room for mom approved snacks!