Our Team Family

A happy, healthy life is our goal for every person, from newborn to wise elder, and all of us in between.  
Our bodies are designed to heal themselves but sometimes they require assistance.  
Chiropractic has been proven to be the number one technique to aide your body in achieving that healthy goal!  
It is not possible to have just "one thing be wrong" in our bodies.
Everything in the body is connected together, therefore every "piece of your health puzzle" needs to be addressed.  
Spinal alignment, nutritional building blocks, muscle strength and movement, emotional balance and stress, all play apart in complete health and wellness. 
Your "puzzle" may seem complicated and fragile but  we can help you with that. 



Dr Wesley Sheader, DC, DICCP

His power...is to EMPOWER you!

A few years ago, Aetna Insurance did a review of the prior 10 years of all claims, in an attempt to show that chiropractic was expensive and not effective. However, it showed just the opposite: those who were under chiropractic care had, on average, $3000 per person less claims then those who were not under chiropractic care.  So, Dr Wes is literally saving lives when he helps someone regain their health, and saving them and our nation money at the same time.

He became a doctor to help you gain control of your health and your life.  His mission is to help as many children and their families as possible.  His number one tool is providing exceptional natural health care and the education needed to maintain it.  His style in caring for patients, physically, nutritionally and emotionally, is way above average.

A little bit about his training.  He did his undergraduate studies at Mesa State College leading to a B.S. degree, and then received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the founding college of chiropractic, in 1996.  He continued his studies and became one of only 153 Board-Certified Pediatric Chiropractic Diplomats in the world which required completing a three-year post-doctorate degree in the specialized area of Pediatrics, including pregnancy and infertility.  He has been an instructor for the International Chiropractic Association Pediatric Conferences and published articles on Attention, ADD, Learning Disorders, and Colic. He also has articles submitted for publication on the topics of Urinary Tract Infections and GERD.

Personally, he loves spending time with his two sons.  You can find Dr Wes outdoors climbing on the playground, mountain biking, four-wheeling and hiking.  This love of the outdoors helps balance with his indoor activities such as creative nutritional cooking.  His "handyman skills" are exceptional and he loves to restore and modify old muscle cars! 

Getting to participate and witness miracles everyday...now that is what EMPOWERS HIM!

Dr. Laci Harrison-Baldwin, LMT, DC

A student who loves to learn, Looking for a mentor…
A mentor who loves to teach, Looking for a student…
Through steps we could not plan, Dr Laci came to us when a member of our “client family” walked in and said, “I found your new massage therapist, oh and by the way…she is a chiropractor”!
Born and raised in Denver to a loving faith-based family consisting of a Baptist Preacher father, a multi-talented mother and four wonderful siblings, Laci has always had a strong desire for learning.  As a member of an elite group of track and field athletes training for the Olympics, she was injured in the winter of 2011.  This combined with the pregnancy of her son, lead her down a new path of education.
She began seeing a chiropractor in Colorado Springs, a specialist in the “Gonstad Technique”, to make sure her pregnancy proceeded as perfectly as possible along with the healing of her hip and psoas muscle.  She was so inspired by the care and its results that she made the decision to become a chiropractor.  This decision brought her to Grand Junction where she completed her preliminary classes at Colorado Mesa University as well as shadowing a local chiropractor for two years before moving onto Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Attracted to Palmer for its history as the “birthplace of chiropractic” and to the school’s Florida campus due to the fact of having extended family there, she received a bonus when she discovered that the talented chiropractor she had gone to in Colorado Springs for care was a guest professor for her last two years at the school.
Graduating in 2021, Dr Laci chose to move back to Grand Junction and while waiting for her college transcripts to be sent to the state of Colorado for licensing, she again decided to increase her education by attending Intellitec’s excellent course in massage therapy.  Having an educational background ahead of most students, she completed the extensive course in only 5 months, impressing her instructors, her family and herself.  As a licensed massage therapist Dr Laci completely understands the compliment of healing muscle work to assist chiropractic in maintaining the body’s natural stabilization and healing power. 
While providing care as a massage therapist Dr Laci was reminded of the “mentorship” she had always desired when a client mentioned Dr Wes Sheader and New Life Chiropractic.  Now the student has a mentor and the mentor has a student.
Coincidence…synchronicity…faith…?  Does it really matter?  She is here and we are blessed!


Dawn Donalson, CNC

Life is a LEARNING EXPERIENCE and there is no better teacher than FAMILY!

A southerner transplanted to the Western Slope of Colorado, Dawn is our new BioMeridian, Heart Sound Recorder (HSR), and Ankle-Brackel Index (ABI) technician.

As a certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPs) Coach, and a 15-year Chapter Leader with the Weston A. Price Foundation, her nutrition knowledge is a “step-above” the average.  Through her own health experiences as well as those with her family, Dawn pushes through life with grit and determination.  Overcoming severe asthma, allergies, eczema, and learning disabilities, she and her husband of 28 years are nourishing and raising 7 “free-range farm” children, 3 grandchildren, and numerous animals on their 5-acre spread northeast of Grand Junction.

In conjunction with Dr Wes’s pediatric specialty, it is Dawn’s desire to give hope to parents that are dealing with difficult behavior in their otherwise wonderful child, as these issues can be based on the foods, they are consuming.

Luckily this LEARNING EXPERIENCE applies to all of us at ANY AGE!

Kim Combs, CST, BCPP, LMT

In the education of life…teaching takes many forms!

We are very pleased to welcome Kim into our office family.  Like Dawn, other locations have led her here.  Being a Spanish bilingual public school teacher for the past 20+ years, Kim has found new ways to teach that resonate with her spirit.
Working in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and the delicate, continuous unwinding of the nervous system, she began to feel the call of bodywork, and the intuitive knowledge that she was going to eventually leave public education and pursue other avenues for her life’s work.  Curious about studying the Craniosacral system, (CST) which then led her to learn about Polarity Therapy, (BCPP), she became a certified practitioner of both modalities.  This natural expansion with focus on mind, body, nutrition, exercise and communication, led her to her final frontier of massage, tying all her talents together.  Her specialty is working with injury recovery, unwinding tissue patterns, somato-emotional communication (communication between body and mind), and lymphatic drainage.

Life’s roads always lead us to where we are meant to be and we are grateful that it is here!


Having amazing people who provide the logistical support needed to run a clinic, is the foundation and definition of caring!

Penny Lyons, PRCA, Office Manager

Everyday is an opportunity to create the life we want, with the power...of CHOICE.

Penny's favorite quote is "perception creates thought and thought creates EVERYTHING!"
Which leads to the question...what do you want to create?

From patient to employee, the choices of Penny's life brought her here.  For over 18 years now she has had the privilege of assisting our clients in making choices for their best health.  She strongly believes in keeping her focus forward, for both herself and others.  There are some things she knows for sure, such as the benefits of the Iodine protocol, chewing your supplements, and drinking your body's proper amount of plain water...every day!!!  She will tell you honestly that she is still "under construction" where her health is concerned but she keeps her attention on what she wants, even if the "right now" appears different from that.

Her desire is the highest level of health that our wonderful team can help you attain and since perception is everything...this is her CHOICE for all of us!

2532 Patterson Road, Suite 15

Monday-Friday: 9am - 3pm

Appointment spaces are available with both Dr Wes and Dr Laci
Please call us and we will do our very best to get you the care that you need!

(970) 254-2954

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