Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss Colorado Springs Staff

Kristen Kells

Kristen Kells, DC, BSc

Founder and Developer

Dr. Kristen Kells is a proud wife and mother of 3 as well as a success story herself of transforming her life.

Read more on the Meet Dr. Kells, DC page.

Rebecca Archey

Rebecca Archey, RN, CHC

Clinical Care Advisor

Rebecca Archey worked in the healthcare field for over 15 years, serving everyone from infants to the elderly. She witnessed many patients who lived long lives, but in progressively declining health. Moved by this observation, she set out to find a sustainable quality of life, starting with her own personal health. Rebecca comes from a family who struggles with weight, and overcame many unhealthy habits, including binge and emotional eating, in order to transform her life.

Rebecca earned her BSN from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked as a charge nurse and staff nurse in inpatient and outpatient settings, and was highly praised by both doctors and patients. Rebecca earned her certification in health coaching (from ACE) and provided private and group coaching to empower clients to live whole and healthy lives. Rebecca has extensive training in functional medicine with a special focus on hormone optimization, adrenal dysfunction, brain chemistry optimization, and detoxification. She is passionate about helping people transform their health through preventative care, and feels that her position at VIVE Health & Wellness is the perfect blend of her skills and passions.

In her free time, Rebecca loves to hike and camp in the Colorado mountains with her husband Joe, vacation at the beach, and curl up with a good book.

Lindsay Doyle

Lindsay Doyle, NC

Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Lindsay Doyle has been a health enthusiast for over 15 years. At a young age she was taught the beauty of real food by her grandmother. She always had a passion for health and wellness but decided to take a step further. After multiple family members became ill with no support from conventional medicine, she took her innate passion for health and wellness and became a certified holistic nutrition counselor.

Lindsay completed her certificate with honors in Nutrition Consulting at Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado. She uses her knowledge of whole foods-based nutrition as it contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health to help those around her achieve a higher quality of life.

Lindsay is the mother of two children who she has also helped overcome health conditions. She enjoys gathering together with family, friends, and good food. Originally from Arizona, she enjoys the warm weather, sun, and being outdoors.

Mickell Cottle

Mickell Cottle

National Director of Operations

Mickell has worked for over 11 years as a caregiver with a strong passion for helping others. She has worked with a multitude of people, including teenagers with cancer, the elderly, and addiction and mental health patients. She has extensive training and knowledge in pharmaceuticals, medication administration, and nutrition. She is currently working towards her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Growing up a family with autoimmune disorders, Mickell saw the effects these had on the human body firsthand. Mickell started to develop her own autoimmune symptoms in 2010. With doctors that couldn’t give her a definitive diagnosis, she was forced to search for her own answers. Despite all of her previous medical and autoimmune knowledge, she hadn’t correlated her own issues with food until 2015, which quickly changed her focus and gave her positive direction. Due to the medications, steroids, and unhealthy binge eating during those previous years, she found herself 60 pounds overweight. She fully committed to changing her lifestyle, and so far has lost 45 pounds. Her newfound passion is to help others who are having the same struggles with their weight and help change their relationship with food.

Mickell was born and raised in Utah and came to Colorado in 2017 for new opportunities. She is a mother to a son and daughter who keep her life exciting. In her free time she is off traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and being active anyway that she can.

Christina Kelley

Christina Kelley

Marketing Director

I am a mom of two wonderful boys, ages 17 and 13 and wife to an amazing husband since 2003! We also have a dog and cat whom we love very much! We and our dog do everything possible outside in Colorado, camping, fishing and anything in our amazing mountains!

I came to Dr Kells Weight Loss as a patient and I am so proud to be a part of the team now and bring the program to you all!

Carol Schofield

Carol Schofield

Certified Health Coach

I am a certified health coach, receiving my certification through Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in Englewood, Co. I have been married 40 years and am a proud mother of 6 and Grammy of 6!

I started my journey to be healthier so that I could be a more active and happier mom, wife, Grammy, sister, and daughter. Quality of life has become a priority in my life, and I have improved my health drastically. I still have my struggles, but I continue to strive for my goals every day!

These struggles and my own journey give me the life experience to help others on their own journeys! I am a natural caregiver and have a passion to help others. Along with my years of customer service experience, I am here to help you in any way I can!

Emily Stephenson

Emily Stephenson

Clinic Director, Colorado Springs

Emily moved to Colorado Springs from Michigan to be closer to nature. With a strong interest in healthy eating and sustainability, fueled by her family’s experience with obesity and health issues, she has become very conscious of the impact food has on the health of the body and mind. Being a part of the Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss team, she hopes to be able to be a part of the change the world needs to live a happier, healthier life.

Emily lives a very eco-friendly lifestyle and loves encouraging others to do the same. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and hanging out with her cat, Beau.

She loves to be a part of the celebration with our patients here and watching them change their lives.


Denise Carroll

Denise Carroll

Orientation Specialist and Weight Loss Coach

Denise lived in the mountains of Colorado and graduated from the Colorado University system, has worked in a number of roles in Colorado, Alaska, and on the East Coast. Her passion for helping and educating people is seen in her seven kids and many other areas of her life.

Always active, from skiing as a family and coaching kids soccer, to guiding and shuttling the kids through national, international, and college athletic events. Denise spent decades focused on athletics and working out to maintain health, however there was a constant battle with weight which wasn’t solved by time in the gym with trainers and a lot of other programs.

After surviving cancer ten years ago and focusing more on food choices and overall health, still struggling with weight for years she stumbled onto Dr. Kell’s program and for the first time in decades lost 45 pounds with huge improvements in energy and has kept it off with the help of the staff and program.

She loves being a part of something that changed her life, sharing the program and aiding others in finding their way to better health and a healthy long term lifestyle.

Kelly Bangerter

Kelly Bangerter

Weight Loss Specialist and Coach

I have always loved working in fields serving people and have always been one that really wants to make a difference in the world. I have enjoyed many years of working with people with disabilities, working with youth and being a caregiver.

My own personal health and wellness journey has given me the passion for Holistic Health. I found that the more I went the holistic path, the better I healed from my Hashimoto’s disease, depression and my overall health improved. I also lost over 25 pounds of weight after struggling with an eating disorder for many years!

I completed my schooling at Southwest Institute for Healing arts and graduated in the Holistic Wellness Practitioner Program with schooling in Holistic Nutrition, Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, and I love being outdoors, seeing live music and dancing.

Hayley Arns

Hayley Arns

Client Care Coordinator

Hayley Arns is the Client Care Coordinator for Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss. She just recently moved to Colorado Springs at the end of March of 2020! She graduated from Quincy University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Sport Management. She has previously worked for a hospital as a health coach and absolutely love watching clients reach their goals and feel confident in who they are and who they want to be.

She moved out here because of the passion she has for adventure and memorable experiences. The feeling she gets to be able to accomplish these dreams- is the feeling she hopes to be able to help provide to all of her clients.

In her spare time, she loves to go hiking, camping and boating- along with all water sports! All of her family lives back in Illinois so she loves facetiming or going to visit when she has time. She is a huge animal lover, ecofriendly and big travel girl.

In the meantime, she is always finding ways to better her education to help everyone through their journey. She currently is studying to become certified as a personal trainer and after that will be looking into holistic nutrition!