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Meet the Team at M.Y. Life Health Center

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Watch our video to learn more about M.Y. Life Health Center, then contact our team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Jessica Laatsch


Office Manager, Financials, SFN, CRT

Jessica, our office manager, has been with our office since 2008. She graduated from Winona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Science. She holds a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition certificate through the ISSA, is a certified chiropractic technician and is a certified x-ray technician through the ACRRT. Jessica is a 5-time gold medalist as a former member of the 2010 US Martial Arts Team and she enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, skiing, teaching and playing violin and cello. When not doing those things she and her husband can be found wrangling their 50+ chickens, caring for their large garden and spending quality time with their daughter.

Mindy Schultz


Chiropractic Assistant

Mindy is Dr. Chad’s wife. You will find her at our front desk helping patients check in and scheduling appointments. She is also vital in our back office as our Office Administrator, doing the office accounting. She is passionate about helping others, especially families be healthy. Mindy enjoys spending time with her family, quilting and being outdoors!

Nicole Franzen

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Chiropractic Technician

Nicole has been a patient with M.Y. Life Health Center for over 10 years. you can find her up front welcoming guests as they enter the building and handling all your scheduling needs. She is also a licensed Chiropractic Technician, helping patients with therapies such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, decompression, and light therapy. Nicole graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology.

She put her degree to good use working with at-risk youth and for the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland helping to make a difference in kids’ lives. Nicole has perfected her customer service skills through years of serving at various restaurants. When not at work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, friends, cats as well as hiking, camping, cooking, and gardening.


Darlene Kalsem (Paudler)

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Darlene is a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical in Winona. Her education and experience are wide ranging and include Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Cranial-Sacral, Lymph and Maternity. She has been a massage therapist for more than 15 years and has acquired many techniques to sharpen her skills. Darlene is passionate about helping her clients feel their best and improve their mobility and overall health. Her specialties are endless, and her clients rave about her!

In her free time, Darlene loves adventures with family and friends, especially time with her husband and daughter.

Whitney Thooft

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Whitney is our newest massage therapist, she graduates in July 2021 from the Salon Professional Academy, Whitney has been a patient at M.Y Life for almost 10 years and is very passionate about health and healing through chiropractic and massage as well as healthy eating.  Whitney is also a farmer and loves being outside no matter what the weather.

Meet the Team at M.Y. Life Health Center | (608) 783-3040