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Meet the Team


Jessica Laatsch, Office Manager, Financials, SFN, CRTJessica

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, 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!

_MG_8388Micaela Hoeppner, Chiropractic Technician; Chiropractic Radiological Technician

Micaela is a certified chiropractic technician, as well as a Chiropractic Radiological Technician. She helps aid in rehabilitation services, new patient exams, x-rays and patient histories. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, boating, hiking or -do anything that involves being in hot weather!


Cody Wagner, CT, Chiropractic Radiological Technician

Cody does our patient intakes, exams, x-rays and helps out where ever is needed in the office! He is a graduate of Winona State University, with a degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Science. Cody is passionate about working out – and is also a Cross Fit Coach. In his spare time when he isn’t exercising he enjoys spending time with his wife Abby and their son!

Nicole Franzen, Chiropractic Technician_MG_8403

Nicole has been a patient with MY 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.

Raquel Popowich, Chiropractic Assistant_MG_8404

Raquel is one of the smiling faces you will see when what through our front doors.  She has been a fan and patient of chiropractic for years. She is busy studying in her free time for her nursing degree. Raquel is a nursing student at Western Technical College. When not studying, you can find Raquel enjoying the outdoors, traveling and snow-boarding in the winter.

Darlene Kalsem (Paudler), 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.



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