Meet The Team

Chiropractic Team

Jilian M. Stogniew, DC, RYT

~ Chiropractor and Registered Yoga Teacher

Dr. Jilian Stogniew was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire (2001) and Cleveland Chiropractic College (2006) in Kansas City, Missouri as a Presidential Scholar and Valedictorian. She has completed numerous continuing education courses in adult health, pregnancy, and pediatric development. Dr. Jilian has been adjusted since childhood and has experienced optimal health through natural chiropractic care since her early years, overcoming chronic bronchitis and a depressed immune system. She has been adjusting both of her children since birth, creating two of the healthiest kids around!

Dr. Jilian founded Awakening Chiropractic in December 2009. Awakening is focused on educating and helping our community reach optimal health through chiropractic care and wellness education. When she is not adjusting and educating our community, she enjoys yoga, exploring National Parks, hiking, camping and being a wife to her husband Bryan, and a mom to her son Sebastian and her daughter Lucia.

Amanda Lajoie, DC

~ Chiropractor

Dr. Amanda Lajoie was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. She graduated magna cum laude with her bachelors from Fairfield University and her doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Amanda has expanded her knowledge of health and wellness through continuing education courses on the subjects of neurology, kinesiology, soft tissue, and rehabilitation.

Dr. Amanda has been under chiropractic care regularly her whole life. Growing up going to her Chiropractor helped her as a young female athlete to maintain strength and prevent injury. In college she was a NCAA Division I athlete, and her passion for movement has carried over into her professional career. Too often we are told what our body is incapable of doing; Dr. Amanda wants to focus on educating patients on all the wonderful things the body is capable of when in the optimal condition.  Her personal philosophy is that as a doctor her job is to teach her patients on how to live and function to their fullest potential. Dr. Amanda loves getting out in the community to do outside talks and speaking engagements to empower and inspire our community to be healthier together. Dr. Amanda loves being outside and has hiked all of the NH 48 highest peaks with her husband, Dr. Tyler. Outside the office, you will either find her in nature, at the gym, reading a book, or spending quality time with her husband and their 2 dogs (Nala and Simba).

Tyler Kuntz, DC

~ Chiropractor

Dr. Tyler Kuntz was born and raised in the small town of Mildmay, Ontario. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph (2014). He received his bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics with a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. He graduated magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic (2018) in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Tyler has completed continuing education courses in nutrition, biomechanical X-ray analysis, and functional movement.

From a young age, Dr. Tyler was very active in a variety of sports. While playing many different sports at high levels he utilized chiropractic care to enhance his athletic performance, improve recovery time, and prevent injuries from occurring. Dr. Tyler believes that regular chiropractic care is an integral part of maintaining a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Tyler is very passionate about sharing information with his community focused on health and wellness, in hopes that everyone has the opportunity to live their life to their fullest potential.

Since moving to New Hampshire Dr. Tyler enjoys spending time outdoors, taking advantage of all the state has to offer. He particularly enjoys hiking in the White Mountains with his wife, Dr. Amanda and their German Shepherd, Nala.

Angel Rosen

~ Chiropractic Assistant

Angel has been getting adjusted for over 20 years and has been a Chiropractic Assistant for over 16 years. Being a part of the Chiropractic Community gives her the opportunity to bring love, hope, and inspiration with every connection. Angel balances her work and home life while being a mom to her well adjusted son and two rescue dogs from Aruba. She has lived in the Lakes Region for over 10 years and you can usually find her riding her bicycle, hiking with the pups, swimming, paddleboarding, or anywhere there is sunshine. In the winter, you can find her at home or on vacation!

Cassie Wadleigh

~ Chiropractic Assistant

Cassie was born in Natick, MA and raised in Framingham, MA. She attended Keene State College for 3.5 years and graduated in 2015. She currently lives in the Lakes Region of NH with her hubby and 2 dogs. She has a yellow lab named Bella and a pug named Britches. She loves the outdoors in the summer time. You can find her hiking, camping, or at the beach. She also enjoys reading, puzzles and snuggling with the dogs. She first started thinking about chiropractic care when a friend and current patient mentioned an opening at a chiropractic office and suggested I apply. She started working as a chiropractic assistant in February 2022 and shortly after started getting adjusted. She hadn't been to a chiropractor before then and now wouldn't think about stopping. In the short time she has been getting adjusted, she notices a huge difference in the way she looks and feels.

Stacey Nutting

~ Chiropractic Assistant

Stacey is a transplant from New York. She worked in Early Childhood Education for over a decade and loves connecting with families. Her journey with chiropractic care has caused her to notice an improvement in her overall health. She wants others to understand the importance of regular spinal care. Outside the office, Stacey enjoys the outdoors with her husband, daughter, and their dog. She believes her chiropractic care will allow her to continue to be able to do the things she loves; such as ATVing, Snowmobiling, and boating the NH Lakes.

Bryan Roy

~ Chiropractic Assistant

Bryan was born and raised in southern NH. He currently resides in the beautiful Lakes Region with his wife Dr. Jilian, his two well adjusted children Lucia and Sebastian, and his 6 dogs! He joined the Awakening team full time in 2022 and loves connecting with patients and seeing their growth through chiropractic. He enjoys the outdoors in his personal time and the many activities to do within it such as hiking, biking, swimming, and walking his dogs. He is blessed with and relies on his chiropractic care so that he is able to do these things he loves and the great quality of life it brings to him and his family.

Christina DiGiandomenico

~ Chiropractic Assistant

Christina is born and raised in Massachusetts, she relocated to New Hampshire in 2017. She worked in E.M.S. for 30 years, the last 25 as a Paramedic. She has sought out chiropractic care for many years to maintain a healthy spine for a very demanding job. When not working she enjoys the outdoors, kayaking and a simple life with her boyfriend, Pete.

Cathryn Smith

~ Chiropractic Assistant

Cathryn was born and raised in Webster, NH. She recently moved to the Lakes region with her two cats, Medusa and Athena. In her free time you can find her crocheting, playing Zelda, and spending time with friends. She is also going to school for Game programming and development. Cathryn had very minimal experience with chiropractic growing up, but has come to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy spine and is looking forward to helping and connecting with more people!

Relaxation Therapy

Sylvie Lizotte, LMT

~ LMT, Craniosacral Therapist, Reiki Master

Sylvie Lizotte graduated from NorthEast Institute of Whole Health in 2002 and has been practicing massage therapy for over 12 years. She has experience working in a variety of settings providing Massage Therapy services for clients of all ages. Before becoming a Massage Therapist, Sylvie worked as an Occupational Therapist for 13 years working in a hospital, clinical, and home settings. Along with teaching her clients the importance of self care, she began to receive training in Craniosacral Therapy from instructors with the Upledger Institute, to help her clients get relief from chronic pain naturally. This treatment is a gentle manual therapy that helps the body to self-correct imbalances caused by tissue restrictions in the spinal cord and cranial bones. Craniosacral Therapy works at the deep core level, which provides relief for many types of chronic pain such as migraines and low back pain. Sylvie is also a Reiki Master in Usui, Karuna, and Shamanic practices. Reiki is a gentle laying on the hands treatment that helps the body heal through channeling of Life Force Energy facilitated by the therapist. She has had the honors to have learned and worked with many spiritual mentors and masters, therefore enhancing her work to an advanced level of care. Sylvie also offers Swedish Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy (deep tissue). Swedish is a light touch, relaxing massage with long soothing strokes, and Neuromuscular is a deeper touch on the muscles with focus on tight muscles and trigger points. Sylvie enjoys what she does in educating and empowering clients on the importance of good health, self-care practices and body awareness.

Outside of her work, Sylvie is a devoted mom to her 14 year old daughter. When the weather is warm, she enjoys nature walks and meditating outdoors.

Jennifer G.

I can not express how wonderful this warm welcoming team of ladies are. Being a new patient at 5 months pregnant I feel the greatest sense of comfort on many levels. Thank you so much for helping me with my health and this new perspective I have. I highly recommend everyone who may be curious to Awakenings!

Jennifer G.

Dale M.

‘The increase of energy is amazing. I feel like I am 30 again! My joints in the hips have returned to the way they were 10 years ago. This is the best I have felt in many, many years. Thank you all for the mental, emotional and spiritual care that I feel in this place.’

Dale M.

Liz S.

Dr. Jillian is amazing and it is a pleasure entrusting her with my family’s wellness. She is responsive, personable and extremely knowledgeable. She never rushes through appointments even when she is busy and always answers my questions. She offers sound guidance and truly cares. It is clear she has a true gift and passion for what she does. I recommend her highly.

Liz S.

Dee P.

“I appreciate the helpful classes each Monday night. The joyful and attentive staff care about everyone. I look forward to my adjustments and leave feeling better. I highly recommend them.” -Dee P.

Dee P

Arryn

‘Since going to the chiropractor…I am able to have the energy and ability to play with my child without having back back problems and headaches…Now I don’t don’t take any medications because I feel that I don’t need it. Chiropractic has made my life easier and more fun.’

Arryn

Bob L.

‘I feel like a new man every time I leave here. I can stand up straighter, I have energy, and am ready to start my day.’

Bob L.

Brent E.

Great place, great folks!

Great place, great folks!

Patanjali

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

Patanjali

What I do best 2 – Dr Jillian

What I Do Best: “Work hand in hand to support my clients in finding ways to integrate healthy eating, exercise and FUN into their busy lives.”

Dr Jillian

Valerie J.

“I have been going to Awakening for about five months. I love it! I feel better, more energy, and less aches all over. The entire staff is great!” -Valerie J.

Valerie J.

Diana A.

‘Chiropractic has helped me in many ways…besides improving my posture, strengthening my back, neck and shoulders. It has improved my psoriasis, kept me healthy during the Winter, etc…Thank you Dr. Jilian and staff.’

Diana A.

Barbie

‘I am moving better, and even going up and down stairs seems to be getting easier. I am so thankful to have found Dr. Jilian and this better way of healing. I feel super. My body has been able to heal itself and for the first time in my life I feel like I am in control.’

Barbie

Erika P.

“Everyone at Awakening Chiropractic are so very understanding and accommodating when I have any last minute changes. I walk in needing an adjustment and leave with nerve flow and feeling infinitely better. Absolutely would recommend 10 out of 10!” -Erika P.

Erika P

Thomas Edison

‘The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.’

Thomas Edison

Don St. G

‘…Feeling more energized after each adjustment. Feeling more relaxed and in tune to total body health.’

Don St. G

Ashley S / Family

‘I started bringing my daughter in to see Dr. Jilian in May of 2010 at 18 months old because of chronic ear infections, colds, and respiratory complications from Cystic Fibrosis. She has not been sick at all since her first visit! Her appetite, breathing and sleep patterns have all vastly improved since coming to see Dr. Jilian. I encourage any person or parent to come give chiropractic care a try if they feel at the end of their rope with health issues. After seeing the dramatic results with my daughter, I now bring my entire family in to get regular adjustments to stay healthy!’

Ashley S

What I do best – Dr Jillian

What I Do Best: “Help people make connections between what they are eating and how they are feeling.”

Dr Jillian

Adena B.

I had my first apt ever with Dr. Alyssa yesterday. I never knew that a simple “crack” of my neck could give me back my mobility. The environment and staff are absolutely amazing. I seriously wish I could just live there!

Adena B.

Cary C.

‘I have never felt healthier, happier, or lighter in my own skin than since I have been seeing Dr. Jilian. I am able to avoid all of the germs that circulate my office & when I do catch one it is less severe and short term. My overall health has drastically improved and I have been told that I “look different” in a good way! This is such a gift I have discovered & given to myself. Thank you Awakening Chiropractic!’

Cary C.

Kelly B.

I never knew getting healthy could be so easy. I have seen so much improvement to so many health issues since starting treatment. My back neck and shoulder pain is significantly reduced. I have reduced the number of colds I catch yearly, my migraines are nearly extinct, my allergies have been greatly reduced, I haven’t had to use my asthma inhaler in almost 6 months, and I have been able to reduce the use of many of my regular medications. The workshops I have been able to attend have been life changing. I have learned so much about nutrition and healthy living choices since becoming a patient. The personal touch and positively energized environment of Awakenings is contagious; you can’t have a bad day after getting adjusted. What I also find so amazing is the level of personal care and interest every staff member has in each patients progress and health. Its like having an extended family. Awakenings is a family wellness center, and they truly mean it.

Kelly B.

Emily

‘…My son had been sick from birth. He had chronic ear infections, bronchitis, and too many viral infections to count. When he turned 2 he ended up in the hospital from a blood infection. Between all the Rx’s and surgeries suggested, we were frustrated. Ever since starting care at AC my son hasn’t had more than a sniffle! My son and I will get adjusted for life!’

Emily

Carl C

“Getting my spine and joints adjusted every 2 weeks keeps me strong, flexible and healthy. Everyone needs a tune-up regular.” -Carl C – 74 years young

Carl C

Donna H.

I love the positive energy I feel each and every time I walk through the door! They have the most caring and amazing staff making this an exceptionally peaceful environment.

Donna H.

Holly P.

Amazing place with wonderful people! I couldn’t imagine going somewhere else!

Holly P.

Katina P.

You feel welcome from the first second you enter the door with all the beautiful, smiling faces of the team behind the desk. Angel is a true angel to the clients. The care you receive at Awakening Chiropractic is like being cared for by family, not uncaring doctors. They are there to teach you about health and wellness at all levels – spinal health, nutrition, and exercise. Well done team!

Katina P.

Darren B.

‘Chiropractic makes me feel and act younger each visit. It aligns my mental state, not just my spine.’

Darren B.

Joy M.

“Friendly, I recommend Awakenings to everyone I know. Evan my mom, who loves it! From the first initial appointment and throughout every appointment after I know when I walk in I am greeted with a smile and hello. They make you feel like your spine is the only one that matters. You are never just a chart. You are a person they genuinely care about. Doctors and staff are knowledgeable. They are always willing to go above and beyond for not only your spinal health but you as a whole. Love them!” -Joy M.

Joy M