Meet The Staff
Office Manager/Health and Fitness Coach
I am Samantha. I recently moved to Waukee with my husband and my two amazing kids. I began working at Waukee Wellness and Chiropractic in October of 2019. I came to work at Waukee Wellness as CA, But plan to bring my background in nutrition and fitness to the team. I have my bachelors degree in nutrition science and I am a certified personal trainer. I am excited to bring health coaching to Waukee Wellness as another offered service to help patients on their health journey. Outside of work I enjoy being outside playing with my kids and husband, working out, and exploring what Des Moines area has to offer.
I am married to Dr. Wes and Waukee Wellness is definitely a family business! While you might occasionally see me in the office with our boys getting adjusted (or decorating for a holiday!), I spend time working on social media and education for our patients. I work primarily as a labor doula, postpartum doula, childbirth/new parent educator, and doula trainer through my personal business, The Iowa Baby Lady. If you are a pregnant patient in our office, be sure to let Dr. Wes know if we can be of any help. I love talking to patients about their birth options in Des Moines and staying comfortable during pregnancy and birth!
My name is Melissa (Mel) Tibbetts. I grew up and live in the West Des Moines area. I joined Dr. Wes and his team January 2023. Previously I worked as a preschool teacher for 15 years and then as a CNA/Medication Aide for the last 5 years. While working in healthcare it taught me how much I love helping people. With chiropractic I can watch people progress with their health and wellness everyday!! All of which is very exciting to me! During my free time, I love spending time with my fiance Brandon and my two children Boston and Brooklyn. I also enjoy spending time with my very large extended family, going to sports and school activities. Looking forward to days and years to come at Waukee Wellness and Chiropractic!
Licensed Massage Therapist
My name is Sheila, born and raised in northwest Iowa! I have been practicing massage therapy for 3 years January! I was attracted to this career as I love hoalistic approach to healing and I fully believe massage therapy and chiropractic does just that! In my free time outside of the office I love traveling to different counrties, working out, and enjoying quality time with my family!
Paige Harnish, LISW, CHIMP
Mental/Behavioral Health Therapist
Originally from Cedar Rapids, I moved to the Des Moines area in 2013 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a master’s degree in social work. My personal passion for health and wellness led me into the field of medical social work where I have spent the majority of my career. I work as an integrative mental health provider committed to helping people achieve whole body wellness. My work focuses on identifying, treating, and resolving barriers and symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to reach full mental and physical potential. I believe in taking a holistic and collaborative approach to helping clients.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Hi, my name is Hollie Midtlyng and I am sole owner and operator of Healing Hearts with Hollie. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, level II Reiki Practitioner, and postpartum doula. I studied massage at LeJames International in 2010 graduating with the required 600 hrs needed to become licensed here in Iowa. I am a member of the AMTA and continue to learn through a variety of continuing education classes. I have also studied at the School of Metaphysics and completed their first cycle of lessons in mastering consciousness in 2019. I have been practicing Reiki since 2020 and became a postpartum doula in 2022 through CAPPA. Massage is the first profession that I remember having an interest in, and it truly makes me happy to help others feel relaxed and balanced. Reiki adds energy work to the physical work of balancing the body and can help calm the mind and clear negative feelings and emotions. I love helping others in any capacity that I can, and it has led me down the paths to where I am today. I am excited to be here at Waukee Wellness, and it brings me joy to welcome you into my own space.
My name is Ian Krutsinger and I am currently in my 10th Trimester at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I am originally from Marengo, Iowa and I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. I then started at Palmer in July of 2019 and will graduate this coming February of 2023. During my time at Palmer, I worked as the Athletic Trainer for the men and women’s rugby team and gained hands-on experience working with athletes. I hope to bring this experience I gained and use it to improve my clinical skills on my future patients. During my free time I enjoy riding my bike, watching college football and spending time with my wife, Emilie and our St. Bernard puppy, Norman. I’m excited for this journey at Waukee Wellness and Chiropractic!