Our Talented Team

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS BEHIND BIGFOOT HEALTH!

Team

Kirk Woelffer

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Husband, father, podiatrist, Minnesota native, sports nut, dog lover, car guy, singer in a rock-n-roll band, middle-aged hoops player, youth soccer/basketball coach.

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Mancel Mitchell

M.D.

Husband and father of three, Medical Doctor practicing, Family Practice in the Twin Cities and lover of all things of outdoors, from cross country skiing to cycling, to dog walking, and everything in between.

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Jeff Blixt

D.O. FASAM.

Dr Bllixt, an Osteopathic Physician is currently in private practice treating patients primarily related to addiction and weight related conditions. Prior to specialization is these two areas he was a Family Practice physician.

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Kevin Kirsch

Master of Social Work

Variety is the spice of life so you'll find me on Bigfoot health getting my big feet (size 12) wet in all sorts of ways. Community volunteering, swimming, bicycling, meditation, yoga, and cannonballs off the diving board.
I bring a background in social work, and bring a "whole self" mindset to you. While I've competed in a half dozen marathons and triathlons, I don't think I'll ever skydive. But just like with your own health, allow yourself to be surprised on what you are capable of accomplishing.
I love all animals and one day hope to meet the legendary Bigfoot. Until then, I'll let my inner Bigfoot be my guide. Because to go big, ya gotta start small.

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Diana Graham

M.D

Diana Graham, M.D. is a psychiatrist who lives and practices in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her medical training at Harvard Medical School and NYU School of Medicine. Diana also runs Bonnie's Book Foundation, a small family nonprofit dedicated to improving children's literacy by putting books in the hands and homes of at-risk kids, many of whom have no books of their own. Learn more at bonniesbooks.org.

Cindel Gwyn

MS, RD, LDN

Dog mom that loves to cook (big foodie over here), run, play basketball, and go on hikes carrying my geriatric pup in his K9sports backpack.

Originally from NMB, SC and then moved to Raleigh for my college years where I was a NCSU student athlete that graduated in 2010 with a BS in Finance. After working a few years I decided to go back to school to pursue my dream and in 2017 I graduated, again, from Meredith College with a Masters of Science in Nutrition. Currently working as a contracted Registered Dietitian at Senior Community Care of North Carolina aka PACE. Working as a Dietitian brings me nothing but joy. I truly love working with people and helping them work towards their goals.

Rhea Alley

Rhea Alley

St. Olaf Class of 2022

Psychology & Asian Studies student. Future clinical psychologist and public health official. Small business owner. Lover of learning, traveling, creating, and exploring.
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Suleyman (Suley) Rahameto

Suleyman (Suley) Rahameto

St. Olaf Class of 2022

Economics major and concentration in Statistic/Data Science student. Future Data analyst. Current music, sports, food, and juggling enthusiast.
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Lauren Johannes

Lauren Johannes

St. Olaf Class of 2023

Pre-Med Biology student on Genetic Counseling track with a concentration in Family Studies. Future health care worker. Current enthusiast of everything outdoors, food, and music.
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Tajuana Lordeus

PA-C

Tajuana Lordeus, PA-C, is a physician assistant currently working in psychiatry. She is also enrolled in a Doctor of Medical Science program with a health care leadership and psychiatry emphasis. In 2015, she also created HELP-Health Education and Lifestyle Programs, LCC, to extend her medical knowledge to others. Aside from her work, she loves traveling, writing, and the love and support from her family.

Bhavya Lankipalli

Medical Student - Year 1

Medical Student and aspiring Podiatric Surgeon. Avid music and food enthusiast. Lover of learning, exploring, and staying active!

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Melanie Walker

M.D.

Pediatrician, mother, and wife. Born in California raised in North Carolina. Tarheel Alum. Loves tennis, exercise, travel, reading, cooking and all things crafty!

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Ella Schwochert

MPH, RDN, CSCS

Registered dietitian in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Empowering active men & women all over the world to love their bodies, have more energy, and crush their workouts!

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Abby Erceg

Professional Footballer

Hello, Everyone!!

Abby Erceg here, pro footballer, and new member of the Bigfoot Health team! Yay!! I am excited to share my passion for health and wellness with all of you. I grew up in New Zealand, but now I call Raleigh, North Carolina home. As you know, I am a defender on the professional soccer team North Carolina Courage, but I have plenty of other interests, including reading, cooking, baking, and fitness.

Please follow me, and the other Bigfoot health team members, on Instagram and Facebook so that we can all help each other be our best. Remember, we are all in this together! Go BIG!!😎

Dr. Woelffer, hosted by Dr. Blixt, revitalized by Hot Yoga!!πŸ’ͺThank you, Liza, @hotasanacos πŸ™. Next, Sasquatch Cookies!!!πŸ₯³#yoga #sasquatch #health #doctorsofinstagram #bigfoot #breathe #gratitude ...

Dr. Blixt here, finding my sanity. Many thanks to the great teachers at #hotasanacos. At times staying connected means with others, and sometimes it means connecting within, cool thing is yoga often feels like both. #bigfoothealth #breath. Check out all the cool posts by the Bigfoothealth team! ...

Student Doctor Lankipalli!!πŸ˜€. Bhavya helping Dr. Woelffer - smiles all around!!😎#learning #laughing #feet #teamwork ...

The A-Team at Open Door Clinic!!πŸ‘ #raleigh #teamwork #helpingpeople #fun😎 ...

Gas station donuts!!!πŸ₯³πŸš˜πŸ¦Ά#breakfastofchampions #smiles #fun #ifyourenotfirstyourelast 🀣 ...

Let’s walk!!😍 Saturday, May 21, 9:00am, Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, North Carolina. Support National Alliance on Mental Health. www.namiwalks.org Team #47849😎 ...

BIGFOOT spotted at St. Olaf College?!?!😎#fun #jeep #happiness ...

Bigfoot Health’s Suley and Kevin!!😎#health #arts #style #education ...

Silliness! Dr. Woelffer tries acting - with fun-loving surgery patient Dr. Ken Branch!πŸ˜€#fun #surgery #podiatry #doctorsofinstagram ...

Drop it like it’s hot!!πŸ”₯. Help some kids with books, clothes, toys - drop off at Raleigh Foot and Ankle! Much thanks to Myra John:) www.myrasangels.org. 😍 ...

⚽️Pro Abby says, β€œWe are all in this together.β€πŸ˜€πŸ˜www.bigfoothealth.com #teamwork #support #health #thenccourage #abbyerceg #kiwi #ncfcyouth ##nzfootballferns #northcarolinafc #ussoccer #bigfoot #gratitude ...

Thank you, Abby Erceg!πŸ™Soccer Star Abby will be helping BIGFOOT HEALTH, and all of us, be the best we can be. Yay!!!πŸ₯³βš½οΈwww.bigfoothealth.com😎#health #fun #thenccourage #abbyerceg #newzealand #kiwi #gratitude ...

😎#freshair #snow #nature #bigfoot #jeep #outdoors ...

Bigfoot sighting!!!😎#snowday #jeep #bigfoot #takemehomecountryroads #gobig #besafe ...

Doctors on fire!!πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚#danceparty #silly #fun #gobig #yeah #usher 😎 ...

Party!! Video shoot was a hoot!!πŸ₯³#dreamteam #uptownfunk #fun #gobig #doctors #smile 😎 ...

Teammates - for decades!!πŸ˜ŽπŸ€#oldschool #reallyoldschool #raleigh #stolaf #ballers #bigfoot ...

BFH Girls say, β€œGo BIG in 2022!!”πŸ’ͺ#girlpower #soccer #fun #smiles #bigfoot 😎 ...