Dr. Leah Hahn
Dr. Leah Hahn grew up in Minnesota and watched her mother suffer with severe illness for years while receiving little help from the medical profession. Finally her mother found a Chiropractor that helped her achieve health and healing through chiropractic care, exercise, and nutrition. After these experiences, Dr. Leah knew that she had found her passion and wanted to dedicate her time and energy to helping others in a holistic and natural form of healing.
This inspiration led Dr. Leah’s pursuit to help people achieve abundant health. She attended Cornell College and received her degree in Biology and Anthropology. Her next pursuit was Northwestern Health Sciences University for postgraduate studies. At NWHSU she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, and additionally specialized in Network Spinal Analysis and Functional Medicine.
Dr. Scott Hahn
Dr. Scott Hahn grew up in northern Minnesota, near the Canadian border. Living in an incredibly beautiful part of the country, he was able to take advantage of the outdoors. Dr. Scott grew up as an outdoor enthusiast and also excelled in multiple sports. After severely injuring his shoulder in football, it was chiropractic that finally allowed him to become active again.
It was his personal story of healing that inspired Dr. Scott to attend chiropractic school. He attended University of Minnesota Duluth before pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He met Dr. Leah during the first week of chiropractic school. Dr. Leah and Dr. Scott share a similar passion for providing natural health and wellness for families. Together, they attended hundreds of hours of seminars to gain Certification in Network Spinal Analysis, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Public Outreach and a Certification in Pediatrics.
Casandra Morelli, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
While working on a farm in Northern California, Casandra worked in many different positions throughout the day and found herself in pain a lot of the time. Upon working at the farmer's market, she began trading her fresh organic produce with bodywork from the massage therapist in the stall next to hers. She quickly found that she started feeling better with consistent stretching and regular massage and began to open up to just how deep self care actually goes.
Upon returning to Colorado, she decided to go to massage school to help people find healing through touch. Learning about the human body had fascinated her to no end and helped her realize her desire to educate the public on the support the body needs to heal itself. She continues to use different methods to help manipulate the tissues and guide the body in healing. These modalities include deep tissue, myofascial trigger point therapy, stretching, Swedish, and more. Come in and receive bodywork today and experience why she loves what she does!
Michael Fortier, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Michael’s mission is to support sustainability of our communities by empowering and connecting people of all ages to feel you can achieve your life purpose through mind, body, spirit, medicine, and education.
He was initially drawn to the healing arts at a young age, knowing he always wanted to help people, and from experience in his early 20’s with food being medicine that reversed completely allergy related symptoms, he had suffered with his entire life up until that point.
With over twenty years of full-time experience clinically working with children, teenagers, adults, seniors, male, and female in our communities, he is recognized for his transformational gifts as an adjunct to traditional western healthcare methodologies. He does this by combining contemporary and traditional eastern-western massage and manual therapies to enable self-healing and honor your unique needs and desires for wholeness, to live your best self.
Stephanie Stafford, CSCSPersonal Trainer
I have been training clients and athletes for 16 years. I ventured into the world of personal training from sports medicine. I love helping clients find their way out of pain through corrective exercise and rebalancing their bodies. I was voted “Best Personal Trainer “ in Mountain View, California 2 years in a row before moving to the Denver area.
I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Precision Nutrition certification as well. I have spent the past 16 years focusing on continuing to educate myself on what’s new in this industry. I am passionate about bringing fitness to those who need it most. Fitness does not look the same on all people but the psychological, and physical benefits remain constant.
Lyn-Holly Knight, CPTCertified Personal Trainer
Lyn-Holly is a 5th generation Colorado native and she loves living a healthy lifestyle. She grew up dancing at Peak Academy in Conifer, CO, toured for two summers with a dance group based out of California, and was on the dance team in college. After college, her lifestyle became increasingly sedentary and she soon noticed she was abnormally exhausted. In 2015, she was diagnosed with an eye condition that required chemotherapy. It was then that she was determined to get back on track with fitness. Since her diagnosis and treatment, she has worked diligently to become a personal fitness trainer and group fitness instructor. Her main passion is encouraging and guiding people towards a healthier and holistic life.
Jenn Evon, MS, CPT, CESFunctional Medicine Nutritionist
Jenn is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist, certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, yoga instructor, and a member of the American College of Nutrition. Jenn studied accounting, economics, and Spanish at Regis University. She then earned her Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, where she serves on the teaching staff. Jenn used the healing and transformative power of whole-food nutrition and functional medicine to overcome her own challenges with adrenal dysregulation, leaky gut, and chronic pain associated with scoliosis.
Jenn is a Colorado native and enjoys hiking, strength training, and yoga. She uses her background in anatomy and functional movement along with her training in functional medicine nutrition to provide tailored diet and lifestyle recommendations to patients. She believes health is our greatest asset and is passionate about helping others to live vibrantly and pain-free.
Kat McNieceHealth Coach & Team Coordinator
Kat joined the Body In Balance team in 2017, but has been passionate about professionally and personally implementing integrative therapies for several years. Her interests lie in communication, mind-body healing, counseling, and yoga. She supports our practice members on their healing paths by offering empathy, presence, and laughter. She is pursuing a Master's in Social Work, which will allow her to further broaden this role.
Kat regards the body as an integration of the physical, emotional, and mental. Her personal journey has given her an understanding of inner and outer connectedness and the body's innate ability to heal on all levels of being. She believes that how we relate to others begins with our relationship to ourselves. Using NSA, massage therapy, exercise, and nutrition to facilitate and strengthen this connection allows our patients to become their authentic selves.
Kelly McGinnisPatient Care Coordinator
Jae VanOrsdaleFront Desk Assistant
Karen MurphyFront Desk Assistant
Karen is a San Francisco native who recently moved to Colorado to begin a new chapter in her life, after her son went off to college. She has been drawn to Colorado for many years, and although she misses the ocean now and then, she's happy to finally be living here!
She is passionate about holistic health and has worked at integrative medical centers, health food stores, and health clubs. She has studied nutrition extensively and has a vision of one day having a side business of guiding others to better health through nutrition and exercise.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys weight lifting, hiking, cooking, and seeing live music. She also loves to travel nationally and internationally, especially to coastal locations. She is excited to be working at Body In Balance, helping our patients receive the gift of NSA and other services!
Body In Balance Wellness Center
In 2004, Drs. Scott and Leah started practicing their dream together by opening up Body In Balance Chiropractic in beautiful Golden, Colorado. They were seeing amazing life changes in their patient’s bodies, but they knew something was missing. To meet a greater need for patient lifestyle improvements, they introduced the Extreme Makeover Body Edition and the Ultimate Health-Style Challenge. They became part of the nationally-recognized group, Maximized Living, and became educators for the Center for Living Education. For many years, they educated their patients and community on how to be healthy through exercise, nutrition, and stress management. They were voted among the best chiropractors in the country in 2009.
In 2011, Drs. Scott and Leah co-published the book: Chiropractic Pure and Simple: 7 Wellness Secrets that will Change Your Life! With the desire to be able to help more people in the community, Drs. Scott and Leah Hahn joined the Wellness Champions in 2012. Shortly thereafter they knew they needed to expand their office to better support the community’s needs.
In 2013, Drs. Scott and Leah expanded Body In Balance Chiropractic to become Body In Balance Wellness Center and introduced the 8 Weeks To Wellness program to Golden and the surrounding communities. The following year they opened up Body In Balance Fitness Center. Currently, Drs. Scott and Leah Hahn own and operate one of the premier Health and Wellness Centers in the Front Range offering the 8 Weeks To Wellness program, Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic care, Functional Nutrition, Holistic Health Coaching, Massage, Fitness through group and personalized training, and Somato-Respiratory Integration.
They are constantly striving to learn more to be able to better support their patient’s needs. When people have a supportive environment with education as well as accountability, achieving the health you desire is possible! Drs. Scott and Leah have helped thousands of patients achieve their health, fitness, and wellness goals.