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.
Torri Chapman, ND
Torri has been apart of the team since 2012 and is our store manager. She is a Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy, and in addition to her schooling, has received several hours of education and training from top supplement companies. She is very passionate about natural alternative methods of healing and believes that, with a strong base foundation and the right "tools", every body has the ability to bring balance back. Torri has been practicing a holistic lifestyle for over a decade. She believes in the power we have when choosing to prioritize our base foundation of nutrition, movement, emotional health, sleep and water. Only then does the body have a real opportunity to heal using such valuable "tools" like herbs, vitamins, homeopathies, etc. Her areas of expertise include whole food nutrition therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy and essential oils. Torri also facilitates "Learning Opportunities" in the Natural View's upstairs Wellness Med Spa. She works on the floor and is also available for consultations.
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.
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!
Kaila Piekarski, ND
Kaila is a certified Naturopathic Doctor and Natural Health Professional through Trinity School of Natural Health and has over 7 years experience working with Muscle Response Testing. She brings her passion for wellness through nutrition and natural means. She is another wealth of knowledge and information and is excited to serve our clients here at Natural View Market! Before entering the health and wellness field, Kaila spent 16 years working in restaurants which is where her passion for true, foundational health through real food and biodynamic farming began. When she's not here at the store, you'll find her at the farmer's market, photographing beautiful food, or at home working on the everbearing project of a growing homestead.
Shannon is a Public Health graduate from Eastern Michigan University, and a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Shannon has always been interested in healing with food, having dealt with her own health struggles over the years. She started studying holistic healing on her own time when she was a junior in high school. Shannon is creating her own nutritional therapy practice to help spread knowledge to others about nutrition and the power of food. She also had a passion for cooking and baking, specializing in creating dishes for people with food allergies and sensitivities. Shannon currently works with a private chef on the weekends. She is excited to join our team and guide customers to better food and supplement choices!
Laura became aware of the world of natural healing in her 20's and has never looked back. She has worked for various health stores and feels most at home in this industry. She has a passion for natural healing and is always looking for ways to expand upon her education so she can spread awareness and help others on their journey. One of her biggest rewards is when customers share their journeys to wellness. Laura enjoys practicing yoga, cooking delicious vegan meals, hiking, and is a big advocate for a good skin care routine. She lives on a farm with her husband, daughter, and two cats. You can often find her in the garden. She's very excited to be part of the Natural View Market team!