631-500-9021 | 50 Station Road, Building 3 Unit 1, Water Mill, NY 11976
631-500-9021 | 50 Station Road, Building 3 Unit 1, Water Mill, NY 11976

About Us

Our Team

Tapp Francke

Holistic Nutritionist

STANDwellness founder Tapp Francke has first-hand experience in the challenges, hard work and patience it takes to achieve optimal body health.

She was able to navigate her struggles with chronic Lyme disease through diet, infrared sauna, and PEMF therapy, and is now a thriving, healthier person. She wants to share the knowledge gained through this journey, combined with her extensive education, with her clients.

As an Institute for Integrative Nutrition-Certified Health Coach, a student of Clinical Nutrition and Naturopathy, and a Pulse-Certified PEMF practitioner, Tapp’s focus is to educate her clients on how to eat properly for their respective conditions, to make informed health choices, and to trust therapies that can enhance their body’s ability to heal itself.

Tapp opened the Aegle Healing Center in 2013, an alternative and holistic help center where she focuses on addressing digestive issues, microbial imbalance, chronic disease, inflammation, and general fatigue for her clients.

In July 2017, Tapp established STANDwellness to offer additional products, supplements, practitioners, services, and the XL Pro, a PEMF machine which helps to optimize the body’s cells, to her clients.

Devin Russell

Manager

Devin is the perfect example of practicing what you preach. After trying conventional and alternative means for nine years to help alleviate his suffering stemming from Chronic Lyme Disease, he found his way to STANDwellness. Tapp Francke guided him through wellness techniques and treatments and, within a few months, he saw dramatic improvement. Thanks to Tapp and the resources available at STANDwellness, Devin’s movement was no longer restricted and he experienced an upswing in energy. With this newfound vitality, he was able to start working at STANDwellness in June 2016, where he now serves as the manager. Devin holds a B.A. in Business Management from Gettysburg College (2009) and is certified by Pulse Centers for PEMF operation.

Charlotte LaGuardia, MS

Clinical Nutritionist

Native to the East End of Long Island, Charlotte’s love for food started at a young age. Surrounded by small farms and fresh seafood she learned the benefits of nutrient dense foods first hand. She graduated from Southampton Senior High School in 2010 and went on to study psychology at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. During her time in Massachusetts, Charlotte completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and has been teaching ever since. It was during that time she realized  health is multifaceted and requires a holistic approach. She enrolled at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and completed her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition in 2018. At MUIH she learned to approach nutrition with an integrative eye, incorporating diet, lifestyle, and physical activity.

During her free time, she can be found trying out new recipes, at the beach with her dog, or paddle boarding on the bay. 

Cleary Rohde

Vital Practitioner

Cleary’s journey to discover better health began as a teenager. After contracting Lyme disease and years of traditional therapies with little success, she decided to explore alternative modalities. Now that her life has been restored, she strives to equip her clients with the knowledge and tools they need to return to their health. Cleary is certified as a Therapeutic Herbalist and focuses on balancing every system of the body through diet, herbs and alternative therapies. Additionally, she has been trained in computerized bioenergetic assessment which is a comprehensive computer based system for measuring the energies of the body.

Stacy Cicola

Energy Practitioner

While struggling through a variety of personal and health challenges, Stacy found her way to a massage therapist and spiritual counselor who changed the trajectory of her life. Through a combination of bodywork, energy work, and spiritual healing, Stacy experienced both subtle and profound shifts in all aspects of her life. As a result, she knew that she wanted to share these wellness tools and modalities with others to assist them in moving forward through their difficult and challenging times. 

In 2004, Stacy completed a 1,000-hour training program at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2007 she went on to become a Certified Alexander Technique Instructor. Stacy is a graduate of the 2-year Clairvoyant Center of Hawaii Training Program and is currently a student of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She also holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Together with her mind-body-spirit focus, intuitive gifts, background in bodywork and energy healing, Stacy is excited to bring her gentle and heart-centered approach to health and well-being to STANDWellness. Stacy offers Jikiden and Usui Reiki sessions, Access® Bars sessions, AromaTouch® Therapy sessions, and Zyto Nutritional Assessment scans, for those interested in exploring the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.     

Dr. Gregory Melvin, DC, BCCT

Doctor of Chiropractic Board Certified Thermal Reading Doctor for 20+ Years

Dr. Melvin has 35 years of chiropractic experience, 20 years of reading and interpretations of thermal imaging scans and 300 hours of radiology. He is a noted speaker who teaches and certifies doctors and technicians in thermal imaging. He has trained offices throughout the US and continues to educate himself everyday in analyzing his patient scans to help them have a better understanding of their health and health options. 

Tammy Kohlschmidt

Thermographer

Tammy Kohlschmidt is a Certified Clinical Thermographer who intertwines her intuitive healing abilities and love for energetic medicine as a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. She is trained in Nutritional Evaluations using the Zyto technology, and is a member of Dentistry for Diabetics, Centers for Dental Medicine, Thermography Unlimited, and the International Body Talk Association. As a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, she integrates Thermal Imaging, Periodontal Therapy, Energetic and Spiritual Healing with Nutritional Evaluations for sustaining health and a better well-being.

Betsy Kuhnau

Thermographer

Betsy Kuhnau is an advocate of natural healthcare with a wide range of healing modalities. She is a Certified Clinical Thermographer, and a Licensed Dental Hygienist specializing in Periotherapy, Thermography, and Aroma Touch Therapy. Her additional certifications include Tong Ren Therapy, Local Anesthetic, CPR and CO2 Laser Therapy. Her continuing education classes focus on naturopathy, essential oils and holistic health, as she continues to believe the body is the “most amazing healing machine ever invented.”