Meet The Staff
Chiropractic Assistant/Health 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.
Hi, my name is Victoria and I was born and raised in Missouri. I’m fairly new to Iowa after moving from Lake of the Ozarks! I graduated from Missouri Western State University in 2018 with my B.S degree in Health and Exercise Science. Health and wellness has always been my passion which is why I love working at Waukee Wellness and Chiropractic. Seeing the progress of our patients on a day to day basis is the highlight of my week! I believe chiropractic and massage therapy is the most prominent way to heal the body naturally, along with exercise and good nutrition. I’m so grateful to be a part of an amazing team who truly cares about the well being of others.
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!
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.