Hi, I'm Joyce!

I've always had an interest in using more natural things at home.

Degrees in Geology, Environment & Natural Resources, and later in Hydrogeology (groundwater movement & contamination) made me aware of the impact synthetic (man-made) chemicals had on the environment and on us!

But it was several personal health issues in my 30’s and 40's that drove me beyond natural cleaning at home into an avid interest in personal health.

What I found over time that it was often the things I learned in the wellness community - the things I could do at home - that made the biggest difference in my recovery.

Repeatedly, (under different health situations) I was told by medical professionals that "this was just the way things are now". I was told to just muddle through as best I could until I couldn't take it anymore, and then come back for surgery. Or that I would just have to learn to live with it.

I’m now on a mission to help other people get back to better health after an injury or health set back.

I show folks how to use simple techniques at home to improve their health over time, even in the midst of full schedules, families, and life in general. We owe it to ourselves to protect our health so we can enjoy the life we have.



  • B.S. Geology & Natural Resources w/minor in Entomology (Think Bugs & Rocks!). University of Wyoming, 2003.

  • M.S. Hydrogeology, Illinois State University, 2008.

  • Certified AromaTouch Technique Instructor (2015)

  • MELT Method Hand & Foot Level 1 Instructor (2021)

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (2022)

  • YogaBody Certified Yoga Trapeze Instructor (2022)

  • YogaBody Certified Breath Coach (2023)

  • MELT Method Level 2 Instructor (2023)

  • MELT Method Level 3 Instructor


"Joyce is a fountain of information and can really help people. Between her essential oils and her knowledge concerning green ways to manage your home, she is a real treasure!"

Liz P. (Peoria, IL)

I am so glad I found Joyce and MELT!!! I love how she walks us through each of the steps and customizes each class depending on the responses we give as we check in with our bodies. This has made a tremendous difference for me in how my body feels and moves!! Thank you Joyce!

Ronai B. (Minnesota)

"Thank you for coming to speak at Building Better Moms! Everyone enjoyed hearing you speak and there was a lot of buzz after! You inspired us!"

Amy Moele, Building Better Moms (Washington, IL)

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