Meet The 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.
Dr. Amanda Lajoie, DC
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. Lajoie has expanded her knowledge of health and wellness through continuing education courses on the subjects of neurology, kinesiology, soft tissue, and rehabilitation.
Dr. Lajoie has been under chiropractic care regularly her whole life. Growing up going to her Chiropractor helped her as 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. She is a certified group fitness and boot camp instructor who loves encouraging people to reach new health and wellness goals. Too often we are told what our body is incapable of doing; Dr. Lajoie 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. Outside of the office, Dr. Lajoie enjoys hiking and running with her husband and their German shepherd, Nala.
Dr. Tyler Kuntz, DC
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.
Erica Calcagno, DC, CACCP
8/8/79 - 3/25/16
Dr. Erica Calcagno was a Massachusetts native and relocated to the great state of New Hampshire to pursue a chiropractic associate position at Awakening Chiropractic. She obtained her B.S in Exercise Physiology from UMASS and her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, graduating magna cum-laude with clinical excellence awards from both colleges. Dr. Erica completed over 250 hours of continuing education involving the care of pediatric and pregnant populations including adjusting technique, diagnosis, neurosensory integration, neuroimmunity, neurology and research. She was issued a Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.) from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and is Webster Technique Certified (a chiropractic technique that balances the maternal pelvis to allow for ideal fetal positioning). Her passion was always focused on helping families understand the power of Chiropractic and the role it can play in maintaining their overall health and wellness. Dr. Erica was a proud and loving mother of three beautiful children, Eliana, Kai and Olivia. She was fortunate to have had three amazing home births, and adjusted all of her kids since they were just hours old!
Dr. Erica was engaged in a powerful personal journey towards optimal health from the moment she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in January of 2015. Her journey took her through an abundance of holistic and alternative cancer treatments as well as what conventional healthcare has to offer. While Dr. Erica's battle was fought with grace and an open heart, she passed away just thirteen months after her initial diagnosis. Her strength, determination, and willingness to lead us all, will always be with us.
~ Chiropractic Assistant
Angel has been well adjusted for over 18 years and a chiropractic assistant for over 15 years. After experiencing the power of Chiropractic, Angel left her corporate career to help educate our community on the benefits of chiropractic care by becoming a CA.
Angel is the friendly face that greets and assists all off of our patients at the front desk as they walk through the door. She enjoys spending time at the lake and riding bikes with her family. Chiropractic is a key component to her and her son Harrison's health. He has been getting adjusted since the day he was born.
~ Chiropractic Assistant
Christine was born and raised in Loudon, NH. After years of Chiropractic care she has realized the
importance of regular adjustments to maintain a healthier lifestyle and looks forward to sharing her
experience. She strives to help bring joy to every personal interaction.
She adores Mike her husband of over 20 years and has two amazing children, Austin a Machinery
Technician in the United States Coast Guard and Michaela whom is pursuing a career in the Medical
Field. When Christine is not working she loves to be outdoors, reading, making crafts, playing with her
chocolate lab Tucker and talking to her children.
~ Chiropractic Assistant
Brianna has been getting adjusted for over 10 years! After taking part in many sports throughout her school years following with injuries, she began to realize just how important getting adjusted truly is. With an injury almost putting an end to her cheerleading dreams she began to truly take chiropractic care seriously and keeping up with the homework from her local provider.
Brianna started her career working as a preschool teacher where she discovered her love and passion for teaching and guiding others. After needing a change in pace, she became a dental assistant and really was able to work on creating lasting and sincere connections with patients. Although not quite the field of work she was looking for Brianna wanted to stay within the health field she leaped at the opportunity to work as a CA. If you can’t find her in the office here, she is most likely out re-building her 76” GMC Sierra, or out playing with her pup Bear.
~ Chiropractic Intern
Mackenzie was born and raised in Sanbornton, NH and attended school in the Winnisquam school district where she danced and ran track. After a sports injury in 2018, she came to Awakening Chiropractic and immediately fell in love with chiropractic and the Awakening community! Mackenzie is now a junior at the University of New Hampshire and is studying Biomedical Science: Medical and Veterinary Science in hopes of one day becoming a chiropractor herself!
Mackenzie enjoys practicing yoga, running, playing with her dogs, reading, and all things health and wellness! Chiropractic is extremely important for her to continue to stay active and healthy with the activities she loves.
~ Chiropractic Intern
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.