Karen Hummer, CNC - Owner

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. 


Meet our Staff!

Store Manager

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 Hummer

 Sales Associate


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 dreams of owning his own business one day and enjoys learning the ins and outs of the store in order to have the skills to manage his own in the future.

Danielle Wood

Sales Associate


Danielle is a Certified Permaculturist, Certified Natural Health Educator, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Doula in training. She is also continuing education to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Danielle began her journey studying organic and sustainable farming and fell in love with all that nature has to offer. She began studying herbalism, different types of regenerative farming, and spent time traveling and studying different systems. This journey eventually brought her to massage. Prenatal, Thai massage, reiki, reflexology, craniosacral, myofascial, sound bowl meditation, hot rocks, and cupping are some of the modalities Danielle has studied and enjoys offering to her clients, Tending to the Earth and caring for people became the foundation of her passion to help make a difference. Danielle's goal is to help guide and offer a variety of tools to her clients. A holistic approach to health that not only looks at the body, mind, and spirit, but also our relationship to the earth and the opportunities available to help aide in restoration. In a busy world it's important to maintain homeostasis. We all deserve to have a network of encouragement and gentle guidance towards healing and relaxation. Danielle aims high to provide this type of environment here at Natural View Market.