Melanie Dockter, DC, CACCP
Dr. Melanie Dockter is a mama of three, chiropractor, birth enthusiast, postpartum supporter and the co-owner of Venture Chiropractic and Venture Fitness. She believes every busy woman struggling with pain can feel better in their body through simple and effective strategies. Dr. Melanie treats prenatal and postpartum women, women living with the chronic pain, and corporate women who are expected to do it all. Over ten years, Dr. Melanie has refined how she looks and treats the body using healing modalities including chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise, and nutritional support to find and treat the root cause of pain. She believes the stronger and more resilient we are mentally and physically, the more present we can be with the people that matter the most. Dr. Melanie’s goal is to not only alleviate pain, but also improve and maximize optimal function. She also enjoys working with children and feels starting chiropractic care early can give them a great foundation to grow and thrive. She focuses on milestone achievement and how they move and interact with the environment around them.
Dr. Melanie grew up in Marshall, MN. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict and obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is a member of the ND Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She has completed numerous postgraduate classes in women’s health and pediatric care obtaining her Maternity & Pediatric Certification (CACCP) and is certified in Webster Maternity Technique. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family, gardening, and being outdoors.
Chris Dockter, DC, CCEP
Dr. Chris grew up in Barnesville, MN. He received his bachelor degree in zoology at North Dakota State University and then graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Chris is a member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association, and the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Chris is interested in helping individuals and athletes be their best. He is a certified Extremity Practitioner and has additional training in pre-sports physical certification and concussion management. Being a former athlete himself, he understands the importance of staying injury free. In his spare time Dr. Chris plays in a local band, enjoys MMA, cooking, and being outdoors. He loves wrestling with his son, Jack, singing and dancing with Fiona, and playing trains with his son, Asher. His goal is to get patients back to participating in their desired activities as soon as possible.
Matt Casperson, DC
Dr. Matt grew up near Colfax, ND. He attended undergraduate at North Dakota State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. He obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Matt was introduced to chiropractic care after a minor sports injury in 9th grade. After that first adjustment he knew he wanted to be a Chiropractor and the rest is history! In his spare time, Dr. Matt enjoys being outdoors with his wife Danielle, reading, learning, and being active in their church. They also welcomed their son, Elliot, July 2018 and enjoy watching him grow. He and his wife are thrilled to be back in the Fargo-Moorhead area and look forward to serving the community!
Jill Bresson, Office Manager
Jill Bresson was born and raised in ND, except for a short time in the Minneapolis area, ND has always been home, in Fargo since 1995. Jill joined the Venture Team in March 2016, and brings 25 years of office management experience with her. She enjoys working with patients and their families to assure they are taking advantage of all available insurance benefits. She will work with you to find those benefits or any other available discounts offered. Jill enjoys spending time with her two daughters, their husbands and of course her beautiful granddaughters.
Arnela Karic, Chiropractic Assistant
Arnela Karic is from Mandan, ND where she graduated in 2016. She is currently attending North Dakota State University as a psychology major with a focus on pre-chiropractic, as she plans to become a chiropractor herself. She enjoys helping others and making them feel the best that they can. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and snowboarding.
Francesca Huelsman, Chiropractic Assistant
Francesca Huelsman was born and raised in Robbinsdale, MN. She moved to Fargo in 2013 to attend North Dakota State University for her Bachelor’s of Science degree in gender studies and psychology. After getting married in 2017 she has called Fargo her home and loves to help her community in any way possible! In her free time Francesca loves to camp with her husband and stepson, explore state parks, and bake cupcakes.
Candie Beninga, Chiropractic Assistant
Candie was born and raised in Marietta, MN. She received her Associates Degree from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN. Candie currently works at Sanford as a billing supervisor and helps us out in the evenings and Saturdays. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. She started receiving chiropractic care at the age of six and continues to receive the benefits as an adult.
Jason Natal, Personal Trainer
Jason is a Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Personal Trainer, MMA fighter, and MMA instructor with a passion of helping athletes and general public reach their fullest potential. He has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He is looking to bring fitness into a new light where everyone will feel involved, and have fun while doing it, whether you’re a high performance athlete (or aspiring to be one), or if you are someone who is tired of where their health and wellness has gone. Everyone has to START SOMEWHERE.