2213 Wealthy Street SE Ste 220
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Our Team

We believe that health & wellness is owned by each individual and we want to support you in living your best life. Our truly dynamic team is here to offer you holistic care customized to your specific needs and wellness goals.

Choose from Chiropractic care, Nutrition Response Testing, Applied Kinesiology, Therapeutic Massage, Life Coaching & more!

We cannot wait to meet you!

Our Doctors

Monica Rasmussen
DC, Owner

Dr. Monica Rasmussen graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in February 2014. Along with having her bachelors of science and doctorate, she is also specialized and certified in Applied Kinesiology. She did her internship and worked for a short period of time in Holland, MI, until she received the great opportunity to begin a career in East Grand Rapids.  Complete bio...

Phaedra Iafano
Dr. Phaedra Iafano grew up in Rockford, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University where she did her undergraduate work. She then attended Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX in 2005. Complete bio...
Shane Pluger

Dr. Shane Pluger grew up in northern Michigan working on his father’s Dairy farm. From a young age he always knew he wanted to go into the chiropractic profession. He completed undergraduate coursework at Calvin College where he also competed for three years on the Varsity track team. In 2010 he moved to Atlanta, GA to complete his chiropractic education at Life University. Complete bio...

John DuShaw
DC (in office Saturdays Only)

John DuShaw, D.C. is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and Grand Valley State University where he earned a B.S. in biomedical science. While at GVSU, John discovered the benefits of chiropractic after a sports injury. After being inspired by his own chiropractic treatment, John knew he wanted to provide that same care to others. Complete bio...

Our Massage Therapists

Katie Lowell

Katie Lowell joined Gaslight Family Chiropractic in June of 2015. Graduating from Irene's Myomassology Institute in 2013, she is certified and licensed in Massage Therapy. Complete bio...

Emily Venn

Emily graduated from The Soma Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy in 2012 and specializes in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation and Therapeutic Bodywork. Complete bio...

Alicia Alessandrini
Alicia Alessandrini is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy in Medford, MA in 2009.  Complete bio...
Michelle Hawley

Michelle graduated from Blue Heron Academy’s Medical Massage program in May 2018. Prior to that Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Aquinas College. Complete bio...

Our Office Staff

Kari Bergman
Office Manager
Kari Bergman joined Gaslight Family Chiropractic in May 2015, excited to be a part of equipping people to live into their power, pursue more holistic lives and trust their bodies to inform them of what they truly need. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public & Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2010, she worked with a local nonprofit for 5 years. Complete bio...
Miranda Lindberg
Practice Representative
Most of you have seen or spoken with Miranda, but we figured it is time for a proper introduction 🙂 She is the newest face at the front desk and is quickly becoming a rockstar at scheduling & patient care coordination. Complete bio...
Kathy Galbreath
Practice Representative

Kathy is a Rockstar. She spends most free time with her sweet family or with her butt in her boat - kayaking raging rivers and seas. Kathy is transitioning to life in the Greater Grand Rapids area and will be joining the faces at the front desk to help keep the office running smoothly. For 14 years, she has worked as Lab Instructor and Adjunct Faculty member at Lansing Community College. To continue fulfilling her love for teaching, she also runs a tutoring business. 

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