Dr. Sarah Derenzo

Dr. Derenzo is a U.P. native; She was born and raised in Rockland, Michigan. During her free time Sarah  can be found agate picking on the shores of Lake Superior, hiking her favorite trails in the Porcupine Mountains, and taking an active role in her community. She is also an art enthusiast who recently opened a non-profit art gallery with the goal of enriching the Keweenaw Peninsula through creativity and imagination.

Dr. Derenzo obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Palmer College is the first Chiropractic College founded and carries with it a long history of being the trusted leader in Chiropractic education. During her time at Palmer she was active as her Class President and was inducted into the Vogt Leadership Society. She was also nominated for the prestigious Clinical Excellence Award and graduated Magna cum Laude.

While attending Palmer College, Sarah pursued additional training in advanced soft tissue therapy techniques. She is trained in adjusting and therapy techniques including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Myofascial Release, Trigger-Point, Kinesiology Taping, and Sacral-Occipital Technique. Sarah especially enjoys working with children and athletes but her practice includes the entire family.


Kristi Kirkpatrick, LMT

Kristi is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with specialty training in Cranio-Sacral and Myofascial Therapies. She studied at the Institute of Natural Therapies and continues to build her skills and knowledge with additional seminars and learning. Her gentle touch and skilled hands help her relieve tension and imbalances deep within the body. The benefits of her treatment don't stop when you're appointment is over; Improvement is seen for days after your session.

Feeling and following subtle clues revealed by your body, she helps your body unwind. She has spent years honing her skills and truly brings a unique skill-set to Vitality Chiropractic & Wellness. Her practice includes infants, kids, pregnant moms, active individuals, those looking to restore movement, provide relaxation and everyone in-between. 

Outside the office, Kristi is a loving mom to two adorable little girls and truly embraces the wellness lifestyle. You'll find her perusing the shelves of our local health stores, volunteering at her childrens' school and camping in the great outdoors with her family. Her bright spirit and loving nature make her the perfect fit to help you on your wellness journey.


Ann Ruohonen

Annie is a people-person who finds joy in work that helps others. One of her favorite things in the world is people! While the majority of others her age go to college, she has chosen to work and volunteer her time with organizations like AmeriCorps. She will be the first one to tell you how her volunteering has been an incredible experience that she cherishes greatly. In her free time she loves to go fishing, take walks, and has a passion for baking. 

When we asked Annie what she loves about her job she said "Working at Vitality Chiropractic and Wellness allows me to meet new people, learn their stories, and see their smiling faces. Along with being a receptionist I am also a respite caregiver. I am lucky to be able to say I have two jobs that I love!".