Abundant Life Wellness Center was founded by Jennifer Trejo. Jennifer became interested in natural health and a more holistic way of life after her father died unexpectedly from a heart attack at the age of 59. Out of a determination to learn how to improve her own health and finding a passion to help others do the same, Jennifer left her career in international human resources and completed her Doctorate in Naturopathy.
Jennifer was trained by Dr. Kharrazian in Blood Chemistry Analysis from a functional/preventative perspective as well as in complex autoimmune conditions. Jennifer also continues her training through the Institute of Functional Medicine which was founded in 1991 by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the founder of the functional medicine discipline. In response to a need she has seen rising over the last few years, she is additionally training under Dr. Ben Lynch on MTHFR and other genetic mutations that impact mythelation and detoxification function in the body. Dr. Lynch founded www.mthfr.net and is the leading researcher in this area that impacts over 45% of the U.S. population (many of whom are unaware).
Jennifer has also earned her Bachelors degree in Business from Dallas Baptist University and her Master in Business Administration from the University of Dallas. In addition, Jennifer has trained under Dr. Datis Kharrazian who is considered one of the leading experts in non-pharmaceutical applications to chronic illnesses, autoimmune disorders, and complex neurological disorders.
Jennifer’s education and training as well as the use of the most advanced technologies and professional-grade supplements, allow her clients to receive natural, quality health services. Knowing that there is often better and safer alternatives to pharmaceutical or over-the-counter drugs and surgery, Jennifer is excited to help educate her clients how to live healthier and more holistic lifestyles. She knows this allows bodies to do what God created them to do best, heal naturally in a healthy environment.
Jennifer lives in Fort Worth with her husband Thomas, daughter Lauren and son Matthew. She enjoys her family’s active schedule, spending time with friends, reading, and being involved with her church.
Maribel was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and now calls Texas home. After constantly being sick and being on several bouts of antibiotics, it wasn’t until her early 20’s that she realized that there must be another way. After graduating with her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Fashion Marketing and Management from the Illinois Institute of Art and being in sales for 6 years, she completed her certification as a Nutrition Consultant. In 2008, Maribel opened a wellness center in Michigan, but with the downturn of the economy and much prayer, in 2010 she moved to Texas.
It wasn’t until Maribel started working at ALWC, that she learned she had an autoimmune condition. This drove her desire to learn about physiology and natural healing. Soon after, she decided to pursue her Naturopath degree through the Trinity School of Natural Health.
While pursuing her degree, she became the Neurofeedback Specialist at ALWC and has trained in Educational Kinesiology. In 2015, Maribel became a Certified Natural Health Professional and completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree.
Throughout her career at ALWC, she has been mentored and trained by Jennifer Trejo. She has trained under Dr. Datis Kharrazian, a leading educator in functional medicine and nutrition. She completed his courses in Brain Chemistry, Thyroid, and Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis. In addition, she has been trained in an allergy elimination technique, the Sensitivity Elimination Treatment by Dr. Teryl Boothe. She is pursuing her continuing education under Dr. Kharrazian and Dr. Ben Lynch, the leading expert on methylation and nutrigenomics.
Maribel enjoys the outdoors, working out, learning, spending time with her family, and checking off her “bucket list.” Her passion comes from personal experience. She knows that once we start feeling better, we can focus on the Lord and His plan for our lives.
Dr. Rodney Lindsay is the Medical Director at Abundant Life Wellness Center. He earned his MD degree at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his Family Practice Residency at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, TX.
He Served 3 years of active duty in the US Air Force as a Primary Care Physician at Beale Air Force base in Marysville, CA before returning to Dallas, TX. After a year of primary care practice in Dallas, Dr. Lindsay then started a skilled nursing home only practice in the DFW metroplex. It was during his full time nursing home primary care practice that he saw the need for chronic wound management and developed a passion for wound care. Five years into his nursing home practice he was asked to be the Medical Director of a wound care center in Denton, TX where he established himself as a wound care only physician and grew as a key opinion leader in the wound care community.
Almost 6 years later, he was sought out by the Baylor Scott & White Health System to be the Medical Director of their wound center in Carrollton, TX and remains at the helm although the hospital name changed to Carrollton Regional Medical Center after being sold to a physician led private investment group. Dr. Lindsay retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, as a Lieutenant Colonel completing 20 years of service
He is married to his lovely wife Melissa of 17 years and has 2 boys – Reid is 12 years old and Riley is 9 years. His interests include travel and wine collecting. Dr. Lindsay also had the rare opportunity to RIDE IN and FLY an F-16 fighter jet! A 16-year dream come true!
Amber Bontke is a Registered Nurse and is pursing her Master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. While Amber is studying western medicine, she also has gained great interest in Functional Medicine and Naturopathic health. She is also gaining great insight and understanding of different holistic modalities such as homeopathy, Ozone Therapy and IV nutritional therapy.
Her passion is to see people healthy and thriving at life not only physically, but as a whole, body, soul, and spirit. She says she will never stop learning and strives for excellence in all she does to bring her best for her patients.
Amber enjoys sharing her love for Jesus to people on a Live Broadcast weekly where she gets to reach out to people all over the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married with two children, Kenna – 17 and Landon – 14. and her children are her pride and joy; she is very proud of their achievements and accomplishments in in life including academics and sports.
As a creative outlet, Amber enjoys playing her guitar and singing, running for overall health and mental clarity. She loves to travel with her family to create lifelong memories as well as gain appreciation for different cultures, architecture design, and delicious foods.
Sara is one of our office Nurses. She came to love natural medicine through her mom, who was “crunchy” before it was cool, and her own health journey with Lyme disease.
She attended Weatherford College and received her degree in Nursing. Her background has been in the hospital setting as well as pediatric home health and is now super excited to work one on one with our clients at Abundant Life. Currently, she is working on a certification in holistic nutrition through the Nutritional Therapy Association, hoping to expand her knowledge in nutrition.
Sara enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, playing board games, sunny days and having people over to share a meal. She loves working in an environment that fosters a love for God and others.
Wendi was raised by Christian parents who turned to health and nutrition when she was born, in hopes of less visits to the doctor’s office. She has passed on their knowledge and passion for healthy living to her three grown children, one of whom is our Nutritionist, Kati. Wendi has worked in customer service for over 30 years. Her love for Christ, of helping people, nutrition, and sharing alternative healing options makes her feel like this is more of being at home than a job.
When she’s not traveling for work and pleasure, Wendi loves making memories with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys being with her friends, her Boston terriers, photography, playing board games, and all things pumpkins & Christmas!
Ramona has been in the Alternative and Holistic Wellness field for over 15 years and has been with Abundant Life Wellness Center since 2015. This exposure has allowed her to live her life’s purpose which is to serve others and to do so with compassion, understanding and knowledge.
Mark 9:35 “And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
Ramona understands that proper colon health is essential to many aspects of our lives such as a healthy and optimally-functioning immune system, mental, emotional, and cognitive health and the list goes on. She believes that colon hydrotherapy is a very important tool and that when combined with the many available modalities at ALWC, she can help you achieve your goals of living an improved healthy lifestyle. She strives to gain your trust by providing a comfortable and effective setting where you leave knowledgeable of the benefits of maintaining a healthy colon. She has received training from Wood Hygienic Institute in Kissimmee, FL as well as Clearwater Colon Hydrotherapy in Ocala, FL.
As Marketing Manager, Ramona loves getting out and spreading the word about ALWC! Being that “pebble that helps to create a movement” either in a community or even just one person’s life, is just one of the reason she loves being a part of Abundant Life Wellness Center.
Ramona enjoys being “Honey” to her 2 grandchildren, spending time with family, serving at her church, attending bible studies, spontaneous road trips, and especially getting to know her clients one on one!
Kati Cruz is our office’s Nutritionist. She has grown up with a passion for health and fitness, taught to her by her grandparents and continued her love for them in high school when she was on a competitive dance team. It has always been important to her to share her knowledge of health and wellness with her friends and family.
She attended Trinity School of Natural Health and received her Master Nutritionist and Master Herbalist degrees and is currently studying Vibrational Medicine at Vitae Pondera. She plans on continuing her education to become an Iridologist and a Doctor of Naturopathy in pursuit of her career to become a Holistic Health Practitioner.
Kati enjoys lots of outdoor activities including hiking with her dog, hammocking, and camping, as well as traveling, and reading. She loves working at an office that puts God first!
Danielle has a passion for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and has worked for the last 4 years as a substance abuse counselor. She has a strong belief that the releasing of trapped emotions from our physical self is a missing link for the kinds of changes we are trying to achieve.
Danielle currently holds a degree as a human service provider, and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor; she is also currently pursuing a degree in Psychology. Additionally, Danielle has experience in pastoral and deliverance ministries and considers herself a specialist in the use of essential oils for emotional well-being.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her 3 teenagers (who are all the same age for 6 weeks every year – figure that one out!), her 2 cats, friends and family. Danielle also enjoys trips to the beach, eating good food, cooking, baking, reading, listening to music and watching The Office.
A long-time client, Susie came to know Abundant Life Wellness Center almost a decade ago and immediately felt welcomed and overjoyed by the ALWC community. She now has the privilege to share her love for holistic medicine as a part of the team!
She is more than thrilled to share her passion for health and wellness by helping others to find that very same feeling. She believes in the benefits of natural medicine and has a heart for helping others. Susie has worked extensively in interior design and visual positions as Pottery Barn, West Elm where she worked with clients to help them love their “Place of Space.”
Susie thrives best in environments that are active and socially oriented. She is always looking to gain wisdom and looks forward to helping others find that healthy lifestyle that is best for them.
Susie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, close friends, traveling, snow and water skiing, bible studies, shopping and of course – decorating!
Andrea is our sweet Scheduler. She is an Army wife and mother of two. She has traveled all over the world. Her family just came back from living in Hawaii and is so happy to call Texas home again!
Her passion for health and fitness started very young playing on multiple competitive community and school sports teams. She has always enjoyed food and started focusing on nutrition while marathon training. She plans on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition very soon.
Andrea enjoys running and has completed 2 full marathons and several half marathons in 2019. In her spare time, she loves hiking, biking, and being outdoors with her family and serving within various ministries at her church. She loves working in an environment that recognizes the importance of spiritual, physical, and mental health as a whole.
Rachelle has had a passion for health and wellness and a desire to serve others as for as long as she can remember. Through her own personal health journey, she discovered the calling that God placed on her life to help bring healing to others as a registered nursing student at Tarrant County College and then chose a more holistic route transferring her studies to Trinity School of Natural Health.
Rachelle has over 20 years of administrative experience and has also served in clerical capacity for various ministries. Her love for people, holistic health and wellness combined with her extensive office experience makes her a great addition to the ALWC family.
Rachelle enjoys the blessings of being a wife and mother of 4 children. When she has time outside of raising her identical twins, she loves to travel, hike, read, work out and meet new people. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve clients of ALWC!
Meaghan is a part-time Office Assistant at the Alliance location. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia and Master’s degree in Counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She practiced as a Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC) for about 5 years, before deciding to stay home with her growing family.
She has always been interested in healthy, natural ways of living her life from using essential oils to having two natural home births to researching everyday natural remedies for her and her family. She is married with 4 kids ranging from 3-13. She stays busy with her family and enjoys camping, biking and hiking with them. In her spare time, Meaghan likes to practice yoga, piano, and watercolor painting.
Nancy Zuniga recently moved to Fort Worth with a vision from God to make an energetic impact in children, families and community. As a Wela to two grand darlings, her family is a major force for her passion in families.
Three years ago Nancy began working in a clinic for natural medicine. She was introduced into the holistic side of medicine and now incorporates it in her own health and shares this tremendous way of living with family and everyone she meets!
“God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day!” – Psalm 46:5
In a world where technology is growing at a rapid pace, Nancy says it’s nice to slow the pace and unplug for some quality time making memories with family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors trail running, swimming, cycling and getting connected in the community. Nancy believes it’s our moment to make a difference, she hopes to make a positive impact in her home of Fort Worth and ALWC!
Bonnie works in the office as one of our newest team members. She began her holistic health journey as a client suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. She has come to learn and love the optimal effects of treating her body with natural remedies whenever possible. With the Lord’s healing and natural care, she is thankful to be living symptom free.
Bonnie also has a background as a linguist, and has worked as an Air Force officer and foreign language instructor. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on foreign policy from Troy State University in Florida.
Also a military spouse of a now-retired Marine Corps officer, Bonnie, her husband and four children have enjoyed living and traveling abroad. She still enjoys traveling at every opportunity, spending time with her family, and studying foreign languages.
Rachel was born in Fort Worth, Texas and is proud to be apart of the ALWC Team! She has a versatile back ground that has provided her with an abundance of skill sets and Rachel feels God has shown her the perfect career path in holistic health and wellness field.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and their wonderful Cocker Spaniel “Joy” and is very family oriented. Rachel and her husband love to spend their free time finding small business foodie places around the metroplex. As a hobby Rachel reviews these places on her blog, Butfirstmyhappylife.com.
I chose a rating of 10 because I feel as though we have an action plan to follow based upon the bloodwork results and the Zyto analysis. We want to get to the root cause of what's going on and now we have some direction to make that happen. Dr Trejo is kind, attentive and very knowledgeable.
Marybel discovered things wrong with me that needs to be corrected for a very long time. I've been to several doctors that didn't take the time to help me heal. She's very caring, thoughtful and definitely an asset to my health and wellbeing.
Maribel was so kind! Actually the whole staff was! Maribel was super knowledgeable and helpful. I felt confident about my health after leaving there. Like I have a partner who will help me navigate these somewhat scary waters. Super encouraging!
Jennifer has helped my family more than words can say and I am very grateful for her and for the staff at Abundant Life! May the Lord guide and direct your lives ladies! Go in His wisdom and strength!!
We love Jennifer! My son and I go to see her and every time we go is like visiting a dear friend that looks out for you. Gives the best care and the best advices. Not only she works on our physical health but also on our spiritual health!
Ramona is an expert at her work. Knows the system, knows the body, knows the colon! And just as important, she knows YOU, the client, as she takes the time to get to know you. Not just on one visit, but every visit she takes it to a personal level. Why? Because she CARES. Thank you Ramona.
Abundant Life has improved my quality of life and is very affordable compared to many alternative medical clinics. Thank you!
Because I am seeing results of my body healing for the first time in a decade. Everyone there actually cares about my health and well being.
Maribel was so thorough and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with her almost immediately. It was refreshing to have a medical person really listen and try to get to the bottom (root cause) of a health issue. I was also impressed by the technology used (zyto scan). Very friendly staff...thank you all!
Abundant Life uses functional medicine as well as the body’s capability with support to heal itself. God created us in His image and designed our bodies to do just that. All of the practitioners are knowledgeable, professional and genuinely interested in helping us heal. The best part is that it is natural medicine. I highly recommend Abundant Life Wellness to anyone truly interested in healing and staying healthy.
Maribel is so kind and knowledgeable. She makes me feel at ease where I can talk with her about anything. I like how she starts with a few things at a time instead of overwhelming you. I love how the supplements are in stock and such a large supply.
Wonderful bunch of ladies! Highlight of my day coming and being pampered. Bottom line…..because I get help naturally with my health issues. I thank our God for leading me to Abundant Life staff. I am so blessed.