Gaylord Chiropractor | Gaylord chiropractic care | MI | Meet the Team


Gaylord Location
1447 South Otsego Avenue
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-7000

Bellaire Location
4637 S M 88 Hwy.
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-5031

Meet the Team





Theresa Schmidt: Clinic Administrator and Clinical Nutritionist

Theresa has been with Saks Wellness Center for over 22 years. She graduated from GVSU with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Theresa enjoys working in an atmosphere of wellness care and excellence in patient care.







Kelli Harwood: Office Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Kelli has been with Saks Wellness Center for over 10 years.  She is our office manager and serves as the patient advocate. Kelli graduated from Davenport University with honors, obtaining a B.S. degree and has been a certified personal trainer since 2008.  She and her husband Tim live in Gaylord with their three boys.







 Kelly Pelach:  Scheduling Coordinator

 Kelly joined the Saks Wellness Center team in July 2014.








Gwyn Smith:  Massage Therapist

Gwyn is a new member of the Saks Wellness Center Team and thouroughly enjoys her position as a massage therapist.  Upon finishing her medical massage education at Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts & Science in 2013 she decided to further her education in manual therapy at Blue Heron.  Being part of the healing process and watching her clients' health improve gives her joy and fulfillment.






Tamra Buhrman:  Theraputic Body Work Practitioner/Licensed Massage Therapist

Tamra has been with Saks Wellness Center for over 6 yeasrs.  She was born and raised on a farm in Northern Michigan.  Tamra has traveled to London, England to study under Michael Kern.  She graduated from a 2 year practitioner training at The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust.  In 2007, she graduated from the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and is a Certified Therapeutic Bodywork Practitioner and is nationally certified.  Tamra resides in Northern Michigan with her husband and two children.




Sara Pence:  Massage Therapist

Sara has been practicing therapeutic massage full time since 1998.  A graduate from Kirtland Community college with an associates degree in Applied Science and Massage Therapy.  She has worked with multiple Chiropractors, Physicians and Physical Therapists, which she continues to receive a number of patient referrals from all of them.  Sara has had the pleasure of working for Saks Wellness Center since 1998 and is experienced in a variety of massage techniques.






Barb Bourdlaies:  Scheduling Coordinator

Barb joined the Saks Wellness Center team in September of 2013.  She and her husband live in Gaylord with their son.







Jen Martin:  Scheduling Coordinator

Jen is the newest member of the Saks Wellness Center team. She graduated from Kaplan University~ Summa Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in psychology. Jen resides in Gaylord with her husband and three kids.







Gaylord Chiropractor. Dr. Gary Saks & Dr. Lindsay Higgins provides Chiropractic, Wellness, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Chiropractic Care, back pain relief, neck pain relief to the following locations: Bellaire, MI. Bellaire, MI Chiropractor providing Chiropractic, Wellness, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Chiropractic Care in Gaylord, Bellaire, MI, Michigan.