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Meet Your Profile by Sanford - Ankeny, IA Team

Janel Shanks

Janel has had a love for the science of a healthy human body long before she completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at Iowa State University! She’s a runner by nature and has realized how important nutrition is for fueling activity. Her background includes corporate wellness and healthcare so Profile has been the perfect marriage of the two. Janel loves meeting one on one with members to help them find their personal definition of wellness and success! When she isn’t working, she loves being outside; wakeboarding; running the trails with her Goldendoodle, Darby; spending time with friends and family ; and completing projects at her house!

Luke Bostrom
Certified Profile CoachLuke Bostrom
Certified Profile Coach

Luke is from a small town in Northeast Iowa called Fayette. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (Go Cats!) with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Minors in Health Education and Coaching. In his free time he enjoys playing disc golf or watching a movie. Luke has been a Health Coach with Profile since inception of the Ankeny location. He enjoys meeting with our members and developing professional relationships with them to help them feel comfortable and positive about their weight loss and accomplishing their goals.

Sarah Meyer
Certified Profile CoachSarah Meyer
Certified Profile Coach

Sarah is a coach at Profile by Sanford because she loves helping others and loves talking about nutrition! She has had a passion for nutrition and food for quite some time, which drew her into pursue a degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy hosting their friends and family at their home where she gets to try out new recipes often. They also enjoy being outside on new trails around the Des Moines area via walking or on their long boards. "What Profile means to me is a full lifestyle change. Since college, I have heard and learned about all the different fad diets and this is not another fad! I love what I do because I get to help others feel good about themselves and teach them how to feel this way for the rest of their lives!"

Tiffany Christensen
Certified Profile CoachTiffany Christensen
Certified Profile Coach

Tiffany is a certified personal trainer with over ten years experience working in fitness centers including owning two Anytime Fitness franchises. She is married with two boys (15 and 12) and enjoys attending their activities. She can often be found walking her dog, lifting, biking, and playing tennis. Like all moms, she's always working to find the balance between taking care of her family and taking care of herself. "I love working at Profile. Our team and members make it a great place to be! It is an honor to talk with and encourage members on their journeys."

Susan Nowatzke
Certified Profile CoachSusan Nowatzke
Certified Profile Coach

Susan is a Profile Coach, certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and a registered nurse. She has been on her own personal weight management journey since she was a teenager in high school. Susan has been a witness to the power of feeling better mentally and physically with healthier food choices, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction.

Justin Vinchattle
Certified Profile CoachJustin Vinchattle
Certified Profile Coach

Justin has been with Profile by Sanford since February 2017. He graduated from Iowa State University with an Exercise Science degree. He has spent over 12 years in the health and wellness field and has really enjoyed helping his members reach their health and wellness goals. Justin has many interests. He enjoys time with his wife and kids. They spend a lot of time playing outdoors, going to parks, bike rides and walks. In his free time he likes to read, go to movies (might be a “Star Wars nerd”), and exercising.

Keith Macrae
Certified Profile CoachKeith Macrae
Certified Profile Coach

​​​​​​Keith graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Kinesiology and has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2007. His passion for helping others achieve their version of success is what motivates him to work hard every day and make a positive impact on everyone he interacts with. When he’s not at Profile, you can find him in the great outdoors spending time with his family or at home completing various house projects while watching YouTube videos on how to complete various house projects.