Balance Wellspace Team
Administrative and Clinical Team
Julia Parise - Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer
Julia grew up in Punxsutawney PA and went to school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has a degree in exercise science and is a certified Personal Trainer. Here at Balance, you can find Julia in the Rehabilitation rooms facilitating active and passive rehab. She also leads individual and small group personal training sessions as well as nutrition counseling. In her free time, Julia loves to play with her dog Izzie. Her favorite place to be is in the great outdoors, preferably paddle boarding somewhere beautiful!
Tricia Adams - CMT and Marketing
Tricia is a Certified Massage Therapist and has a degree in graphic design. Tricia.was the very first team member with Dr. Walker when she opened the office on Cape Cod, MA as Cape Chiropractic, Inc. When Dr. Walker decided to relocate to Virginia, Tricia joined Dr. Walker to help make the vision a reality. Tricia not only supports Balance through massage as she has been doing since 1994 but to also act as the Creative Director for all internal and external communications. Many people know Tricia from her passion from art which you can see her work proudly displayed. She is amazing and her creative energy is invaluable to Balance. Her caring and compassionate nature is adored by our patients and fellow team members alike.
Treigh Crouch - Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer
Treigh grew up in rural Iowa where he was a 4-sport athlete throughout high school. He went to college where he played baseball, unfortunately where he tore his ACL. He went on to graduate with his Bachelor’s degree in K-12 physical education from Northwest Missouri State University before moving to St. Louis. In St. Louis, he was a Regional Manager for the supplement company GNC for two years while completing his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Upon graduation, he moved out to Los Angeles to do an internship at a baseball academy as a strength and conditioning coach and baseball instructor. Coaching is a passion of his and he wanted to utilize his passion for coaching and fitness into one job so decided to get his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.
Edyta Smigielski - CMT and Licensed Esthetician
Polish born esthetician and massage therapist, Edyta Smigielski joined the Balance Wellspace team in November of 2013. Edyta's passion for educating clients on skin health and wellness is evident in her ability to build and nurture a satisfied clientele, while helping them to feel and look their best. "When you feel good, you look good. So I believe that taking care of yourself from the inside out is the first step in true beauty," says Edyta. Edyta comes to Balance Wellspace from Celestial Massage and Spa on Cloud 9 in Myrtle Beach, SC. She has additional experience as a licensed esthetician and massage therapist in several spas and plastic surgeon's offices. There, she learned pre-surgical and post-surgical care and medically oriented skin care programs and technologies. Edyta has accumulated extensive knowledge of several leading skin care lines, including Eminence Organic Skin Care, as well as Diamond Microdermabrasion, laser technology and innovative treatments for acne, sun damaged and aging skin, rosacea and menopausal skin issues. Treatments and services include facials, waxing and body wraps.
Edyta is also experienced in several therapeutic massage modalities, including deep tissue massage, sports massage, myofascial release, medicupping, range of motion, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage and reflexology. "As we become even more rushed and pressured in every day life, we find fewer and fewer opportunities to take the time to take care of ourselves. It is okay to stop and indulge yourself in a massage. It's not a luxury anymore, it's a necessity," Edyta declares.
Lisa Uhl - Director of Development and Operations
Lisa first came to Balance as a patient and years later decided to join the team to help spread the word to others. She sees shares the philosophy of where Balance is now and sees the potential for future growth and vision. Lisa is co-owner of L2 Media Services, LLC and has over 12 years of marketing experience with 8 years in the non- profit arena where she was an integral part of fundraising and marketing. Lisa became enthralled with re-development projects in Roanoke, VA where she initiated new marketing efforts, as well as headed all public relations efforts. In addition to marketing, Lisa is involved in volunteering and community engagement activities.
Areas of expertise include organic marketing, brand building, customer service training, fundraising, public relations, media relations, grassroots marketing, event planning, grant writing, and social media guru.
Lisa is originally from Corning, NY but has made Roanoke, Va her home. She has her BS in Political Science and Communications and her MS in Corporate and Professional Communications. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, kayaking or just about anything in the outdoors.
Jackie Hopkins - Director of Finance
Originally from the Philippines, Jackie recently made her home in Roanoke after living in both Guam and Charlotte NC.