Karen Hummer, CNC - Owner

 Karen Hummer, CNC

Owner

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

Store Manager

 

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. 


Dr. Torri Chapman, ND - Manager

Torri Chapman, ND

Assistant Manager, Community Educator

 

Torri is a Doctor of Naturopathy and Certified 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 for over 7 years and is one of our store managers. She is very passionate about natural healing and believes that, with a strong base foundation, 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 Vaneski, Sales Associate

 

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 for Dancers and Athletes 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.

Joanmarie loves to teach, conducting wellness seminars to the public and is the author of Health Notes Express blog. 

She specializes in the study of homeopathy, herbs, plant nutrition, Gemmotherapy Plant Stem Cells and Flower Essences. 


Dr. Timothy Hertzberg, ND - Sales Associate

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 high school 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. He has expertise in Homeopathy, non-invasive forms of analysis such as Iridology, Nutritional Response Testing, essential oil therapy, herbs and more. He facilitates community "Learning Opportunities" in the Wellness Med Spa. He is extensively educated and knowledgeable on many alternative healing therapies. Timothy's gentle demeanor makes him highly approachable and effective. 


Stacey Whitman - Sales Associate

Stacey Whitman

Sales Associate

 

Stacey started working at Natural View Market while she was in high school. She maintains a very important aspect of the store by making it an impeccably fresh atmosphere, keeping the store clean and organized. Shes also known for making THE BEST smoothies around here! Her favorite part of working at the Market is being part of the team and learning about natural health. 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.  



Lori Novak

Sales Associate

 

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

Sales Associate

 

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!