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 those who are expected to do it all. Over the past 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. She is currently in the process of seeking a postpartum rehabilitation certification. Dr. Melanie never stops learning and pursuing ways she can be better for her patients and those around her. She enjoys playing and exploring with her children, watching movies, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family, gardening, and being outdoors.
Chris Dockter, DC, CCEP
Dr. Chris Dockter is the co-owner of Venture Chiropractic and Venture Fitness. Dr. Chris is a problem solver. By performing a thorough exam and providing individualized treatment to restore proper function he can help eliminate pain in your spine and extremities. He treats the entire body and works hard to determine what may be causing your pain. He educates his patients on how to manage their health through proper diet and exercise so they may live pain free. Dr. Chris spends the time to demonstrate and explain how you can be an active participant in your health through exercise guidance and chiropractic care. His goal is to get patients back to participating in their desired activities as soon as possible and keeping them out of pain for the long term.
Dr. Chris grew up in Barnesville, MN. He graduated from NDSU and then furthered his education at Northwestern Health Sciences University obtaining his Doctorate in Chiropractic. He never stops learning and pursuing ways how he can best treat his patients. He is one of 1400 certified extremity practitioners nationwide and has additional training in pre-sports physical certifications and concussion management. He is a member of the ND Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Chris enjoys playing in a local band, doing tasks his amazing wife creates for him, wrestling and playing video games with his oldest son, playing dress up and doing handstands with his daughter, and talking endlessly about dinosaurs and baby sharks with his youngest.
Matt Casperson, DC
At Venture we strive to help you move better, feel better, and be a better you! Dr. Matt helps achieve this by diagnosing your pain problem, educating you on why this has occurred and eliminating your pain through a variety of techniques. Once you are pain-free, Dr. Matt values teaching you how to stay pain-free through home exercises, lifestyle changes, or with additional services such as nutritional counseling or coordination of care with Venture Fitness.
Dr. Matt grew up near Colfax, ND. He attended undergraduate at North Dakota State University and obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Matt loves spending time with his wife and two kids. He enjoys being active outdoors, reading, and is a huge Star Wars nerd!
Jill Bresson, Office Manager & Billing Specialist
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/Marketing
Arnela was raised in Mandan, ND and graduated from NDSU in 2020. Arnela joined the Venture team in 2017 as a chiropractic assistant and enjoys working with patients to ensure that they have the best experience at Venture. She is currently attending Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she is pursuing her chiropractic degree while remotely helping Venture with marketing.
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.
Tylia was born in Southern California and raised in Ortonville, Minnesota until recently moving to Fargo to pursue a degree in psychology at NDSU. Tylia joined the Venture Team in January of 2020 as a chiropractic assistant. She enjoys interacting with patients and creating a comfortable environment for them. In her personal time Tylia enjoys being around loved ones, and finding new hobbies and experiences.
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.