Patti Bartsch, PhD, MA, CCT
Owner, Traditional Naturopath
Patti Bartsch, MA, PhD fell in love with biology in 7th grade when she learned about the skeletal system. A few years later she entered a special program where she studied Animal Science beginning in 10th grade. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, a master’s degree in biology and two doctorates; one in Natural Health and Wellness and one in Animal Naturopathy. She is passionate about natural health and wellness for both humans and animals.
Unique for someone in the natural health field, Dr. Bartsch spent nearly eight years in the biotechnology industry conducting oncology and pharmacology research. She talks about how when she started in the field, they were looking for a cure for cancer but by the time she left the industry they were no longer looking for a cure; they were looking for a drug that would keep your cancer from growing and spreading so you would need to take that drug for the rest of your life or your cancer would spread. She left that career for a position as an Animal Nutritionist specializing in equine nutrition and she went on to become a high school teacher and department head for biotechnology and animal science departments at two schools in Massachusetts.
Patti founded Naturally Unbridled Wellness in 2009 and, when she relocated to southeastern Minnesota during the summer of 2011, she opened a location in Onalaska, WI and works full time supporting clients in naturally achieving their wellness goals. Considered a “Traditional Naturopath”, Patti educates and empowers her clients to regain balance of body, mind, and spirit. Her consultations, therapies, and suggestions are not intended to replace medical care and she encourages her clients to work closely with their physicians when making wellness choices.
Dr. Patti is a popular speaker and trainer for wellness professionals across the globe.
An avid equestrian, animal lover and whole foods connoisseur, Patti enjoys spending her free time with her husband Cory and their animals on their hobby farm in southeast, Minnesota.
Connect with Patti on Facebook www.Facebook.com/NaturallyUnbridled and Twitter @NULifeWellness.
PEMF Cellular Exercise Technician
Shari Mitteco has had a passion for wellness since the age of 14 when she started taking aerobics classes. The physical and emotional benefits were life-changing. She was hooked and became a lifelong learner about exercise, wellness, and nutrition.
After starting her career in the biotechnology field Shari developed an interest in holistic wellness. Although biotech work was interesting to Shari her desire to support people in preventative measures prevailed over the quest for pharmaceutical treatments. With her enthusiasm for fitness and her interest in nutrition she earned her certification in personal training and weight management in 2001 and started personal training full-time shortly thereafter. For many years Shari owned and operated a fitness center in Colorado.
In 2006 she added a life and health coaching certification so she could support her clients in behavioral and lifestyle changes for long-term results with their wellness goals.
She created the Diet Terminator program in 2009 after helping so many clients (herself included) overcome the detriments of yo-yo dieting and reach long standing success with their weight and healthy habits.
Originally from Minneapolis with a spouse from the Coulee Region, Shari moved to the area from Colorado in the fall of 2019 so she could be closer to family. Shari’s expertise as a health coach, weight management consultant and in fitness make her a top asset to Naturally Unbridled Wellness clients as a PEMF Cellular Exercise Technician and Quick-Start Appointment Health Coach.
Tori started her journey in wellness during her college years after experiencing chronic health issues. She was experiencing debilitating symptoms and her doctors couldn’t find any solutions. Tori took a nutrition class as part of her pre-med program and noticed that nutrition lessened the severity of some of her symptoms. She kept studying on her own after completing the course. The changes she experienced were enlightening and led her to question the medical system she was preparing to enter, and she threw away her graduate school applications in search of a holistic path.
After graduating with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Tori decided to combine her passions for wellness and cooking by earning her Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition, specializing in Mental Health. She has spent many years in patient care and looks forward to using her experiences and knowledge to help clients achieve their wellness goals.
Tori is originally from Pine City, MN but fell in love with the Coulee Region during her time at Winona State University. She now lives here with her husband and son. In her free time, you can find her whipping up experiments in the kitchen or exploring a new hiking trail.
Christine Cronin, PhD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Christine Cronin, PhD is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and a Chopra Center for Well Being certified Ayurvedic Instructor in Perfect Health. Christine is also a certified personal trainer and member of the International Association of Wellness Professionals and the National Center for Homeopathy. Christine is our EVOX practitioner who helps clients to move through emotional blocks via perception reframing.
Director of Operations
A partner in every way, Cory Bartsch joined Patti in managing Naturally Unbridled Wellness as the Director of Operations. With a strong background in business and a membership in “Patti University” since 2001, Cory is the perfect person to keep the practice running smoothly and ensure the highest level of customer service and the NUW Client Experience.