Meet Our Friendly Staff


Vanessa Knapp joined Be Well Natural Medicine in February 2016 after experiences in administrative and volunteer work in both hospital and complementary healthcare settings in the Twin Cities.

Vanessa's undergraduate study was in performance art and creative writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she is currently training for certification as a Classical homeopath at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Saint Louis Park. She will finish the 4-year program in 2019 with 2 years of clinical training completed. The bridge between art and healing has been an organic one for Vanessa, drawing from her interest in performance artists using presence, observation and intention as creative, collaborative mediums, as well as her own experiences of injury and illness while in art school.

At Be Well Vanessa most enjoys getting to know patients and witnessing the details, idiosyncrasies and expressions that make people unique. She’s also the one happily coordinating the details that make your care plans roll out smoothly.

In her spare time Vanessa enjoys the family cabin, messing up her kitchen, embarrassing her two children with her exuberant dance moves, and watching nature documentaries.

Deana Ward