makes the dream work.
(And our dream, is a community full of humans feeling their best and enjoying their lives.)
It’s our pleasure to meet you!
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite color: Aqua/Turquoise
Favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Dr. Krysti Wick
Hey there, I’m Dr. Krysti Wick, Founder of River Shores Chiropractic!
My journey with chiropractic actually began as a little girl. I had a terrible fall that came with life-altering consequences. Luckily, I met a doctor who listened to my health concerns and worked with me to resolve them. This twist of fate had a lifelong impact on my health, and inspired the course of my career.
After attending the University of Wisconsin, I chose Logan College of Chiropractic in suburban St. Louis to complete my education.
After graduation, my husband and I returned to Wisconsin, where I opened River Shores Chiropractic in December, 2007 with the dream of becoming a trusted and revered family health resource in our area. The truth is, community is everything to me and creating a space to truly care for my neighbors is something I take great pride in. Every decision I have made for River Shores has been based on how we can best serve the families in our neighborhood and I truly believe that’s what has led to us becoming our community’s go-to team of trusted family health experts.
My children Keaton and Kyla, and my husband Joe, remain central to my work. When Keaton was born in 2012, he faced overwhelming challenges during a stay in the NICU. I was able to apply my knowledge of adjustments for newborns in my own son’s care, and he had a transformative recovery as a result.
Children currently make up over 40% of our patient base and my pledge is to give each and every one of them the same level of attention and care that I give my own children. The families that work with us become part of the River Shores Family and that’s a level of trust we take very seriously.
Dr. Andrea Lange
I joined the River Shores Chiropractic team in 2015, fulfilling my lifelong goal of working alongside another mom-chiropractor! Prior to working at River Shores, I had opened Cafe of Life Chiropractic in Milwaukee, which also focused on full family care, with an emphasis on children and pregnant moms.
Like Dr. Krysti, my journey with pediatric chiropractic began when I was a patient myself, going in for wellness adjustment as a competitive swimmer.
I attended Texas A&M University for my undergraduate degree, followed by Parker University in Dallas, TX for my doctorate in chiropractic. It was at Parker where I was introduced to chiropractic care for newborns and young children, along with pregnant moms. I focused on prenatal and pediatric care throughout my time at Parker and became dedicated to making that my life’s work. This passion only increased after my husband Jeff and I welcomed our own two daughters, Camryn and Taryn.
My life’s purpose is helping parents create healthy families through chiropractic care! I am lucky enough to be able to use my education, experience, and relatability to inspire them towards a path that empowers each person to see that their body was designed for health. I firmly believe that every pregnant mom should be empowered to know that they are more than capable of having a healthy pregnancy and the birth that they desire! I also believe that every child should be checked at birth and beyond to be allowed to grow and thrive the way they were intended.
Most days you can find me at the practice, serving up adjustments and hugs to our RSC families! When I’m not in the practice, you can find me at home “momming” it up with my spunky, yet sweet daughters and my super supportive husband! I love spending time with my family, snuggling with my 2 pups, reading something motivational or just plain fun, drinking coffee, and jamming out to my favorite songs!
Favorite food: Steak and Campfire Potatoes
Favorite color: Teal
Favorite quote: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite quote: “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown
Dr. Kari Charlevoix
As a kid, I hated the doctor. I was very active, suffering from broken bones and illnesses, and experienced my fair share of pain and impersonal experiences. I set out to become a doctor to try to change this experience for other children.
I felt strongly about being committed to health and wellness, not just sickness and pain. I began seeing a chiropractor in middle school to help treat sports-related injuries, and continued to receive care while playing golf at UW-Whitewater. I saw a huge difference in my performance while under chiropractic care, and also appreciated the difference in my experience as a patient.
Because of the positive impact my own doctors had on my life, I decided to become a chiropractor, and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. There, I became passionate about pediatric and family care. I feel it’s my responsibility to help educate parents to evaluate all medical options for their kids.
I am honored to be a part of the West Bend community, and seek to bring hope and healing to families along with Dr. Krysti and Dr. Andrea.
Meghan Jakubowski – Chiropractic Technician
Meghan was excited to join the River Shores team in April of 2021 as our first Registered Nurse team member. With the amazing support of her husband, Mike, and two pre-tween daughters, Zoey and Avarey, she made a leap to follow her heart into the Chiropractic profession. She has always had a passion for kids and caring for others in general.
After 15 years of nursing, she has grown to learn that her values strongly align with wellness and holistic care. Meghan didn’t grow up with a holistic care mindset, and she often catches herself saying “if I would have known then what I know now I would have done a lot of things differently!” She is excited to be able to share her new found holistic knowledge as much as possible with our RSC community.
Her greatest pride is being a Mom; her family loves to play games, bake, and read together. They also enjoy spending time outside with their two shi tzus. Meghan is crafty, creative, and enjoys a good challenge of trying to make something she hasn’t before!
Meghan believes that smiles and laughter are contagious and she has been known to
strike up conversations with complete strangers and go out of her way to make someone smile (you’re welcome RSC family members ).
Meghan feels blessed in this new chapter at RSC with so many strong and passionate women in her corner. She is beyond excited to play an integral part in creating positive health journeys and success stories while building deep relationships with all of our patients.
Rachel Burns – Chiropractic Radiological Technician
Rachel is excited to be rejoining her River Shores Chiropractic family in October of 2021!
Before Rachel was introduced to Chiropractic care, she dedicated her time as a Caregiver and Medication Administer in a Alzheimers and Dementia Unit as well as Assisted Living. When caring for the elderly she often wondered if there was a more holistic approach in the healthcare system as she frequently noticed so many residents were on more than 10 medications at a time that often masked a deeper underlying issue.
In February of 2018, Rachel was introduced to Chiropractic care. Her passion grew instantaneously as she watched countless patients of all ages heal within, helping them set and reach their own personal health goals, all while growing deep and meaningful relationships. What’s her favorite thing about Chiropractic care besides feeling amazing? Hearing all the success stories, as her baby has one of her own
When Rachel isn’t in the office serving our River Shores families, you will probably find her at her home away from home; Door County with her Husband Cory, her Daughter Ephraim Bailey and Teddybear dog named Chet, listening to Christmas music.. yes year round, exploring the great outdoors, visiting with family and friends, or online shopping.
Candice Butzlaff – Front Desk Assistant
Candice joined the RSC team as a marketing coordinator in 2017 and has played a role in many different parts of the office since then. First as a practice member, and now as a front desk assistant, Candice values being surrounded by a team that loves what they do and is passionate about creating a personal relationship with each person who joins the RSC family. She’s often said that she doesn’t HAVE to go to work, but is thrilled to GET to go to work! After growing up in Belgium WI, Candice attended UWM-Washington County and then moved to Kewaskum, where she and her husband Ben are raising their four fantastic children.
Throughout a 10 year struggle with autoimmune dysfunction, Candice discovered her passion for holistic health and wellness. Using chiropractic care throughout all 4 pregnancies was a game changer – to this day, she still cannot survive without her weekly wellness adjustment! When she’s not at RSC or living the mom-life, Candice loves exploring all things essential oils, paleo cooking, recipe modifying, finding and creating different natural remedies, and sharing her wealth of knowledge with everyone she meets!
Melissa Theisen – Operations Manager
Born & raised in Washington County. Dog person. Philanthropist. Happy hour enthusiast. Morgan’s mom. And the newest member of the RSC team!
Pre-RSC, Melissa graduated from UW-Madison in 2013 and built a career as marketing professional in Milwaukee. She officially joined the River Shores crew as Operations Manager in September 2022 – a career shift that brought her closer to her family, hometown roots, and the community change-makers at RSC.
She and her husband, Matt, recently took the leap from dog-parents to human-parents, welcoming their son, Morgan, in June 2021. Their parenting journey was not as they had planned: Mo passed away due to complications associated with a congenital heart defect two months after he was born. Inspired by his ever-present and brave, bright spirit, she and Matt established the Morgan Matthew Foundation (MMF): a nonprofit that raises critical funds to improve outcomes for infants with complex medical conditions.
Following Mo’s passing, Mel began care with the River Shores doctors to help manage the ebbs and flows of grief and anxiety. After learning more about the benefits of chiropractic care and quickly realizing that her adjustment appointments were her favorite part of the week, she was thrilled that the twists and turns of her career path – and life – brought her back to Washington County to join the RSC team and their mission to help families feel their best.
When she’s not bopping between Dr. Krysti’s three businesses or banging the MMF drum, you can find her scoping out local breweries with Matt, hiking the Ice Age trail with their GSP, Porter, and spending time with her huge (and always growing!) extended family.
April McDonough – Account & Billing Coordinator
April joined our team in March of 2021 as our account and financial guru!
Born and raised in West Bend, she left Wisconsin for the wild west and spent 16 years in Colorado where she met her husband and they began raising 2 amazing daughters, Jovie and Lyla. Ultimately, she made the return to her roots to be closer to what is most important to her, her family. While in Colorado she spent years as a Transplant Financial Coordinator, working with patients and their families to ensure they were financially healthy to undergo life saving surgery.
When April is not looking at spreadsheets and crunching numbers in her office, she can usually be found at her home in Kewaskum. She loves spending time with her family, roaming the aisles of Target, or cheering on her kids on a field or stage somewhere nearby. She also enjoys organizing all things, home decorating, traveling (especially family trips to Disney), and snuggling her goldendoodle Marshall.
April looks forward to working with all of our RSC families!