meet the team
Tyler Skibba D.C.
Dr. Skibba is the co-founder of The Chiropractic Advantage in the Fox Cities. As a specialist in extremities, Dr. Skibba goes beyond the spine to help people with arm and leg problems, in addition to the typical back and leg problems.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin--La Crosse.
Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Skibba received a Spanish Minor at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse after studying Spanish for nine years. In addition to graduating Magna Cum Laude at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Skibba has also completed over 600 hours of continuing education in the areas of chiropractic medicine, advanced adjusting techniques, physiotherapy, neurology, TMJ and extremity treatments, sports performance, soft tissue techniques and nutrition.
He received invaluable experience in geriatrics during rotations at the University of Iowa Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Skibba has taken courses in pediatrics, Lumbar Flexion—Distraction, Thompson Technique, Sacral—Occipital Technique, Applied Kinesiology, Activator, NUCCA, myofascial release and many others. He is also a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (C.C.E.P.).
Dr. Skibba is a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, Council on Extremity Adjusting, Grand Chute Kiwanis and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Skibba shares his compassion by volunteering for many causes around the world. In addition to local philanthropy, he has provided free health care in a less fortunate part of India, and he plans on many future journeys to come.
To stay healthy and active, Dr. Skibba enjoys participating in many sports, including: basketball, golf, weightlifting, running, snowboarding and softball.
Brent Buss D.C.
Dr. Buss is the co-founder of The Chiropractic Advantage in the Fox Cities. As a specialist in extremities, Dr. Buss goes beyond the spine to help people with arm and leg problems, in addition to the typical back and leg problems.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin--La Crosse.
In addition to graduating Summa Cum Laude at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Buss has completed over 600 hours of continuing education in the areas of chiropractic medicine, advanced adjusting techniques, physiotherapy, neurology, TMJ and extremity treatments, sports performance, soft-tissue techniques and nutrition. He received invaluable experience in geriatrics during rotations at the University of Iowa Veterans Affairs hospital.
Dr. Buss has taken courses in Pediatrics, Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic (AO), Activator, Flexion—Distraction, Applied Kinesiology, Sacral—Occipital Technique, NUCCA, myofascial release and many others. He is also a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P.) and a candidate for being a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonalist (B.C.A.O.).
Dr. Buss is a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, Council on Extremity Adjusting and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Buss shares his compassion by volunteering for many causes around the world. In addition to local philanthropy, he has provided free health care in less fortunate areas of India and Peru, and he plans on many future journeys to come.
To stay healthy and active, Dr. Buss enjoys participating in many sports, including: basketball, softball, golf, snowboarding, weight lifting and running.
Jason Weyenberg D.C.
Dr. Weyenberg was born and raised in Kimberly, Wisconsin. He gained an interest in chiropractic care back in high school, after his uncle provided chiropractic care to help him get back on the field faster after suffering injuries while playing football and baseball.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point where he majored in Biology. Dr. Weyenberg then attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota where he graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. While in school, Dr. Weyenberg interned at the Woodwinds Natural Care Center in Woodbury, Minnesota for three trimesters where he gained a lot of experience with many different patient presentations. He was also an intern for one trimester at the school clinic and did a rotation at a local homeless shelter.
Dr. Weyenberg moved back home after finishing chiropractic school and had been practicing at a local clinic for three years before joining the team at The Chiropractic Advantage in the spring of 2019. While practicing at the clinic in Kimberly, Dr. Weyenberg volunteered as a sideline trainer for the Kimberly Youth Association football program for two seasons.
Dr. Weyenberg lives in the Fox Valley with his wife, Kacie. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, woodworking, boating, and playing and watching sports; especially the Brewers and Packers.
Lauren Carobine D.C.
Dr. Lauren was born and raised in the small Northern Wisconsin town of Florence. From the age of five she avidly participated in figure skating. Throughout her years of being involved in the competitive sport she accumulated a lot of falls and injuries.
When she was in high school she fell and hurt her hip and saw a chiropractor for the injury, since then she was hooked on chiropractic.
Dr. Lauren graduated as the Salutatorian of her high school class and went on to earn her undergraduate degree of Human Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. From there she attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia where she graduated cum laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Lauren had the honor of doing her chiropractic internship at a VA Hospital in the upper peninsula of Michigan where she was able to provide chiropractic care to veterans of all ages. While in school she had an interest in pediatrics, pregnancy, and extremity care and is working on becoming a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P.) doctor. Dr. Lauren is Webster Technique certified, (a technique specifically designed for pregnancy), Kinesiology Taping certified, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) certified.
In her free time, Dr. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Murphy (German Shorthair Pointer). She enjoys bird hunting with her family and trap shooting in the summer. She loves figure skating and downhill skiing.
Jacob Bloch D.C.
Dr. Bloch was one of five children growing up near Pulaski, WI. Throughout his childhood he excelled in school and was even awarded the Officer Bob Award in 2007 for being extremely respectful, responsible, honest, trustworthy, compassionate, and for having outstanding character.
Dr. Bloch also excelled in sports as a lead off batter and starting catcher while playing baseball in high school. He also found a love for volleyball while in undergrad and chiropractic school.
He attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh from 2011-2013 before deciding to follow his love for the outdoors and transfer to the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. There he was able to get away from the city life and enjoy the outdoors while achieving a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2015.
From there Dr. Bloch began chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota in 2016. He believes that health begins from the inside out and with nerve interference, a person cannot achieve their full potential.
Dr. Bloch practices diversified, gonstead, drop, and activator techniques, as well as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release technique, and active release technique.
Dr. Bloch is a Wisconsin native and loves the seasons Wisconsin has to offer. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He also enjoys water and shooting sports.
Dan Ricther D.C.
Dr. Dan is a native of Appleton and loves the Fox Valley area. Chiropractic has helped him significantly while participating in martial arts. He gained an interest in the chiropractic profession after having several conversations with his chiropractor. Dr. Dan originally sought out to become a mechanical engineer and graduated from U.W. Platteville.
He worked as an engineer for 12 years but eventually decided that the chiropractic profession would be much more rewarding. He quit his job, sold his house, and went to chiropractic school. While attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Dan participated in the Clinic Abroad program where he went to less fortunate areas of Brazil to provide free health care. He graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Dan has completed training in Thompson Technique, Sacral-Occipital Technique, Applied Kinesiology, Activator, Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT), and nutrition. Dr. Dan has also has advanced training in ‘corrective care’ chiropractic and has been providing that service since 2011. He also enjoys helping patients with nutrition.
In his free time, Dr. Dan enjoys cooking, woodworking, hunting and fishing, and motorcycling.
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Callie was born and raised in Northern Minnesota, and she is proud of it. She grew up around several family members in the healthcare field, and knew from a young age that she, too, wanted to pursue a career in a helping field. As a freshman in high school, she spent several hours observing occupational therapists at her local hospital and fell in love with the profession.
She is passionate about helping men and women feel their best, move their best, and maximize their quality of life by focusing on the activities in their daily lives that mean the most to them.
Callie spent her college days at the University of North Dakota, with a semester abroad in Australia. She received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013.
After graduation, she moved to Arizona and worked at a Level One trauma hospital in Phoenix. In this setting, she worked with individuals suffering from any and all diagnoses, including neurologic conditions, orthopedic injuries, elective surgeries, cardiac conditions, dementias, and the list goes on. She greatly appreciated the wide array of clinical experiences that built a solid foundation for the rest of her career.
Callie and her husband, Steve, moved to Appleton in 2015. She provided OT at a multidimensional rehabilitation facility - working across the spectrum of rehab, including inpatient short-term rehab, long-term rehab, assisted living, and community outpatient. She quickly realized that she enjoys the outpatient setting most; she feels inspired by her clients who are motivated to restore lost function, to work hard to rehab injuries or trouble areas, and who learn to appreciate the wonders of the human body and importance of caring for one's physical and mental health.
Although she enjoys any and all client conditions and diagnoses, Callie has a special interest in women's health, pelvic floor therapy, and working with the pregnant and postpartum population. After having a little one of her own, Callie intimately knows how under-served this population is from a therapy perspective. As a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, she hopes to bring encouragement, healing, education, and empowerment to those who are experiencing pain, discomfort, incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti, and any other difficulties following the incredible journey of pregnancy and childbirth.
As an OT at Chiropractic Advantage, Callie is available to provide:
- comprehensive movement assessment to discover asymmetries or dysfunctional patterns that may be causing chronic pain or discomfort,
- in-depth evaluation of personal and professional daily habits, routines, and activities that could be contributing to trouble areas,
- individualized exercise programs that will correct muscle imbalances that could be keeping you from fully healing,
- lots of education to empower you to become an expert of your own body, prevent future injury, and take agency over your own health,
- a holistic approach to the human experience that honors not just physical health, but also considers the intricacies of how mental and emotional health influence pain and healing.
Some of Callie's favorite things include nature walks, coffee dates with girlfriends, yoga, college football, the TV show "Friends", and of course, spending time with her husband and daughter.
Office Coordinator and Receptionist
Kim joined The Chiropractic Advantage team in 2018 as Office Coordinator. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing lives changed through chiropractic care!
Nutrition Consultant and Practice Representative
Anna is a Nutrition and Holistic Health enthusiast! Born and raised in Kaukauna WI as 1 of 6 children, Anna's journey of health and helping others really began as she joined the military out of High School. Peak physical performance and nutrition became a passion for Anna as she obtained a degree in Nutrition from UW-LaCrosse, where she also fell in love working with at-risk youth and families.
Being devastated by the rise in mental health concerns among teens, Anna applied her mentoring and nutrition skills to serve families and help give them tools to improve their lives. As a former foster parent, Anna has seen first hand the positive impact that diet, lifestyle, nutrigenomic testing, and quality supplementation can make. Anna continues to learn and apply all of her experiences to consult with individuals and families to help impact the health of her community.
Anna grew up going to a Chiropractor, which served her well throughout the military, being active as a soccer player and mountain climber, and throughout her pregnancies. As a young mom of two children, Anna continues to see her children flourish under Chiropractic care, which fuels her passion to educate the community even more.
When Anna is not talking about digestive health, functional medicine, or her latest healthy recipe, she is hanging out with family, coming up with puns, or hiking with the love of her life, Michael. Whatever realm Anna is in, she lives to make people smile and give them hope again.
Having graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in 2017, Megan has been a licensed massage therapist for 2 1/2 years. She enjoys deeper therapeutic work to help solve the root of your problem. She is certified in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy, hot stone, sports massage, Swedish massage and chair massage. In her free time, she loves being outdoors.
From Appleton, WI, Jan enjoys meeting new people and seeing lives changed through Chiropractic Care. Jan oversees billing, insurance and accounts payable/receivable, and she feels blessed to be able to work with her son, Dr. Buss.
Joining The Chiropractic Advantage team in 2017, Emily has loved learning more about how chiropractic care is the best preventative care for her and her family! She loves growing her knowledge in natural health and enjoys being at the front desk to answer any of your questions on how our team can help your family. She also has a passion for travel and volunteering her time for non-profits in Africa.
Jeanine (Gnee) comes to the Chiropractic Advantage in 2020 as our Billing Specialist with 2 decades of successful experience in customer service and 5 years of medical and insurance billing. With a fresh set of eyes and a strong belief in the power of a positive work environment; collaboration and adaptability are a huge part of what Jeanine brings to our team.
Katie is originally from Rock Island, Illinois (Fabulous Illinois Beauty) but was raised here in Appleton.
Katie keeps busy with her family, friends, and adorable nieces. In her spare time, she tends to head outside to explore nearby parks. Her birthday is just around the corner and she's planning a shopping spree! She is also saving up to buy her first house here in town.
Katie's been using chiropractic care since high school. Regular adjustments have kept her migraines and sciatica at bay. Chiro care does a lot for her, "It's a big part of my mental health and it keeps my immune system boosted. It keeps me healthy, mentally and physically! It's so important to keep your body calibrated. Our bodies are like machines that need constant maintenance. It has taught me so much about how the body works. After learning more about my body, I can sense when a migraine is coming on, get an adjustment, and stop it in its tracks."
Lead Chiropractic Assistant
Megan is originally from Weyauwega, WI. But moved to the Fox Valley 2 years ago to be closer to family members. Megan first experienced chiropractic care earlier this year when she suffered from such severe back pain that she had trouble sleeping. She tried a chiro clinic in Oshkosh and saw zero results.
A family member suggested she try the Chiropractic Advantage. Since starting treatment here she's seen drastic improvements in her sleeping, flexibility, and overall wellbeing. Her treatment was tailored to her needs and helped heal a couple sports injuries. Her faith in Chiropractic care has grown even more since working on our team.
When Megan isn't at work you can find her on the volley ball court. She played competitively in college and high school and can't give it up. She's not on a team right now but will play with anybody!
In her spare time Megan is busy planning her wedding for summer 2022 while navigating the complications covid-19 has thrown into the mix.
As we approach the holidays Megan is getting excited to safely gather with friends and family. Her faith is very important to her and reflects in her reverence for the holiday season.
Please welcome Megan to our team! She's already been a great asset as Patient Coordinator. Her passion for helping patients and her love for families shines brightly!
Arikca will primarily be working in the therapy room assisting Doctors with the various treatments we offer. Occasionally you might see her helping out at the front desk!
Aricka is originally from Hurley, WI., a tiny town perched on the state boarder across from Ironwood, MI. She moved to the Fox Valley in 2017 to start school at Fox Valley Technical College.
This spring Aricka will be graduating from college with an Associate's Degree in Medical Administration. We are all very proud and excited for her!
Aricka had never had an adjustment before working here. She received her first adjustment from Dr. Buss and was amazed at how much of a difference just one adjustment made. Aricka is a self-proclaimed shopaholic. She's always on the lookout for good deals and loves to shop around with her boyfriend Connor. While they're not shopping, Aricka and Connor love to cook dinner together, watch movies, and play with their dog (a German short haired pointer Weimaraner mix) named Apollo.
Next time you're back in the therapy room - give Aricka a warm welcome!
Ashley has been massaging for almost 3 years. Her interests in anatomy and the human body lead her to pursue massage therapy. She is the only massage therapist in the clinic to offer cupping. Cupping is used to help with pain relief, inflammation, improve circulation, as well as general relaxation.
She is finishing certification for Precision Neuromuscular Techniques, or PNMT. This specialized therapy treats muscular discomfort and pain. PNMT utilizes soft tissue manipulation to help improve nervous system function and the overall function and alignment of the skeletal system. We are very excited to pair this with chiropractic care!
Before joining the Chiropractic Advantage, Ashley had never tried chiropractic care. After her first adjustment she was astonished at the quick results. She’s hooked now!
Ashley was born and raised in Appleton. She lives here with her husband, child, and two dogs. She’s looking forward to spending the summer reuniting with family and friends. During covid she’s been exploring new genres of books and challenging herself to read books she wouldn’t usually read!
Ashley has made quite an impact in the short time she’s been with us! Here’s a testimony from one of her patients; “The first time I had a massage with Ashley was the first time in 5 months I haven’t felt pain! I’ve been doing physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments, but nothing has worked as well as Ashley’s massage!” Way to go Ashley! We’re glad to have you on the team!
Please welcome our newest member of the team – Nikki Buck! She joined us this spring as a Chiropractic Assistant and we are thrilled to have her on our team as the clinic continues to grow!
Nikki started seeing a chiropractor for back and hip pain along with shoulder and neck stiffness and saw results immediately and wanted to learn more.
Born and raised in Neenah, Nikki is an only child and has been married to her husband Sean since 2019. She lived in California for about 6 months and moved back to her true home. Nikki also has done some schooling in the past to be an AODA counselor.
She has 3 pets; 2 cats and one terrier. She’s a firm believer in ‘adopt, don’t shop’ for animals. When she isn’t at work you can find her relaxing in her backyard, walking her dog, and hiking trails and nature preserves with her camera looking for birds and owls. Her favorite foods are pesto fries from Rustique Pizzeria or any great bbq. Her dream vacation would be Montana or Wyoming (anywhere with beautiful landscapes), or Ireland or Sweden.
Next time you’re in please give her a warm welcome!
Chiropractic Assistant & Massage Therapist
Please welcome our newest member of the team Taya Hahnemann! She joined us at the beginning of June and we are thrilled to have her on our team as the clinic continues to grow! She will be joining us as a Chiropractic Assistant and Massage Therapist.
Taya recently graduated from the Therapeutic Massage course at FVTC and is pursuing a Physical Therapy Assistant program at NWTC in the fall of 2022.
At the age of 11 months Taya was adopted from China. She has two siblings who are both married as well as three nieces and two nephews. She enjoys visiting state parks to hike with her family and her dog, loves many types of foods and cooking, and likes to watch a good thriller. Her dream vacation is to backpack through Europe for a month.
She first knew she wanted to be in the health industry while she was doing martial arts. She’s a second degree black belt and has been both a student and an instructor. Having a career helping others and building relationships are important to her.
If you see her in the office please stop and say ‘welcome’!
The sweet Natalie was born in Seattle but grew up in the Appleton area. Wisconsin did not keep her here though as she went to school in New York for Intercultural Communications and shortly after being married to a local Fox Cities man, moved out east again for a stint.
She is back in the area now though, but if she could live anywhere it would be near the ocean on the west coast!
Natalie is happy to be back in Wisconsin as she enjoys being close to family and the scenery of open spaces, woods, and tress that Wisconsin has to offer! The open spaces allow her to soak up more of the sun, which she loves. Especially when she is riding her bike to work most days!
When she is not biking to work at our office she is enjoying time with her husband and house plants, hiking, camping, reading her favorite book: The Art of Flight, growing things, and fermenting things! When asked what her favorite food is she smiles because she doesn't really have one. She replies with 'All food, there isn't a food I don't like, but really anything my husband makes for me, because he does the cooking'. If she does go out to eat she prefers Mai's Deli and Los Tres Mantianales!
Although her first time being adjusted is at our office with Dr. Marissa, Natalie is already a great fit for the team along with the patients who are enjoying the energy she brings to the team! Please help us warmly welcome Natalie to our office!
Chiropractic Assistant / Practice Representative
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