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
Lead Team Member / Sales Associate
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.
Leslie Alexandrea, NHE
Lead Team Member/ Sales Associate
Leslie is a certified Natural Health Educator. She has worked in the preventative holistic healthcare field for over 12 years and has trained under various holistic practitioners such as chiropractors, nutritionists, kinesiologists and naturopaths. Currently, she is working toward her own degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. Leslie is passionate about individualized healthcare including emotional roots to dis-ease and designing supplement protocols around specific deficiencies and toxicities. She is trained in energetic medicines such as homeopathy, flower essences, herbs, and essential oils and enjoys helping customers determine which remedies can bring their minds and bodies back into balance.
Charley is our youngest entrepreneur in the making here at the store. He works hard to keep our store front sparkling clean, our tech up to date, and our shelves fully stocked! Charley is currently the process of getting his realtors licenes and dreams of owning his own business one day, he enjoys learning the ins and outs of the store in order to have the skills to manage his own in the future.
Kalli started her education receiving a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice but after spending many hours interning in the field and graduating, decided to take a different direction in her life. She is a certified breathwork instructor, yoga instructor, and Reiki Master. She has spent the last 2 years receiving education and training in natural medicine and energy healing and plans to continue to expand her education even further by earning a degree as a Naturopathic Doctor.
She is certified in Reflexology as well as Reiki and has a passion for herbology, naturopathic medicine and ayurveda. Her main focus is getting to the root cause of the disease and helping others to attain health, feel confident in their ability to heal, and to gain more knowledge and mindfulness to lead more natural lifestyles.
Lead Team leader/Sales Associate
Juliana first took an interest to natural health when she was in her late teens. She studied at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapy and Education, managed a holistic family store, and went on to finished her certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner through Trinity School of Natural Health. Juliana has experience with muscle response testing, herbology, essential oils, homeopathy, nutrition, and much more. She continues to study the art of natural healing and is always seeking for the most innovative health solutions.
Zofia is the youngest employee here at the store! With her interest in the natural world, food, and farming, she plans to study natural medicine and own a beautiful, regenerative, organic farm with many animals and herbs. While still in high school, she loves to share the word of health with her peers and teachers.