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










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


Meet the Team





Theresa Schmidt: Clinical Nutritionist

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Theresa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University. After working in a Physical Therapy office in Plymouth, Michigan for six years, Theresa moved north and started the next phase of her career in Gaylord. She started at Saks Wellness Center, PC. 23 years ago, at first in the billing department, went on to be the Office Manager and then to the Administrator position. Ten years ago, after assisting Dr. Gary Saks with his nutrition patients, she decided to build on her biology degree and return to school to study Clinical Nutrition at Ulan Nutritional Systems, Inc.Theresa has been practicing Clinical Nutrition at Saks Wellness Center, PC for 8 years. She is very family oriented and enjoys helping entire generations of families achieve optimal health.




Kelli Harwood: Office Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Kelli has been with Saks Wellness Center for over 14years.  She is our Office manager and serves as the Ptient Advocate along with handling all of the billing needs for the office.  She graduated from Davenport University with honors, obtaining a B.S. with a minor in marketing and has been a certified personal trainer since 2008.  Kelli has two boys who are in college.  She enjoys volunteering,  spending time outside and with friends, running, and watching patients achieve optimal wellness.






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.







Megan Montgomery: Massage Therapist

Megan attended the Blue Heron Academy graduating in medical massage therapy in 2006. She then went to Baker College of Flint and got her Physical Therapist Assistant degree graduating in 2008. She has been practicing massage therapy for 10 years specializing in therapeutic and deep tissue massage. She has worked for Saks Wellness Center in the past and just recently moved back to beautiful Northern Michigan rejoining our team.






Heather Cuthrell: Scheduling Coordinator

Heather received a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management from Lake Superior State University, eventually becoming a Marketing Intern and Brand Ambassador with the Detroit Pistons. She has also served as a Conference Services Coordiantor at Treetops Resort and Health Club and Recreational Activities Manager at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. And now, she’s joined the Saks Wellness Center team!  Outside of work, Heather is a very active person who enjoys many types of sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with her Fiance Dave and their dogs!





Celeste Mallari: Schedule Coordinator

Celeste was born and raised in the Philippines. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management in the Philippines and moved in the US in 2011 starting of as an Intern. Celeste uses her skills and knowledge in the hospitality industry to provide an exceptional customer service.
On her non-working days Celeste loves spending her time with her son Jace Gerald and her fiancé David - her two biggest inspirations. Celeste's hobbies are painting, sewing and photography. Celeste's motto in life is: "Nothing is impossible with hard work and determination. True success happens when you are passionate about what you do and claim a job as a career."

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