Dr. B, as he is known, grew up on a farm in southwest Michigan. As a multi-sport athlete in high school, he experienced sore throats, back pain, headaches, and breathing issues. Visits to the medical doctor did little to help, even after a tonsillectomy, so he went to a chiropractor. He noticed that after an adjustment, his sore throat vanished! Not only did his pain subside, his breathing issues were gone and his athletic performance soared! Dr. B had found his vocation. After college, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa where he spent weekends learning advanced chiropractic techniques to refine the care he would offer. He and his wife, Susan, settled in Grand Haven to open his practice. In 1996, the practice was moved to the current location at 17040 Robbins Road. The Brusveens have three sons: Dr. Kellen, a chiropractor in Allendale, MI; Kyle, a landscape architect in San Antonio, TX; and Dr. Kolton, an emergency room physician in Muskegon. They also have three grandchildren: Karter and Karson, sons of Dr. Kellen and Lacey Jae; and Harper, daughter of Dr. Kolton and Tiffany. When he’s not providing comprehensive chiropractic care, Dr. B enjoys bird hunting, relaxing at the lake, and spending time his family.
Many years ago, for no obvious reason, Kerry found himself limited by lower back pain. A visit to a prompt care clinic yielded a prescription for drugs and advice to stay off the feet for a few days, neither of which was compatible with work or play. Thus, began the search for another fix, one that didn't involve drugs or protracted bed rest. Amazingly, chiropractic adjustments and massage of the right muscles in the right way dramatically reduced the back pain, allowing a quick return to full movement and function. A passion for touch therapy and its dramatic effects has been his primary focus ever since. Graduation from the Institute of Sanative Arts served as a platform from which to launch a deeper understanding of manual therapy. It is Kerry’s passion and pleasure to share what he has learned, and continue to learn every day, with others, so that they, too, may leave their anxieties, aches, and pains, in the past.
Sarah Ronfeldt grew up in Spring Lake where she graduated Spring Lake High School. She is also a graduate of Alexander School of Natural Therapeutics in Washington State as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in medical massage with an emphasis on myofascial release and deep tissue massage. In addition to her interest in holistic wellbeing, she loves to work out and attending Phish concerts. She and her two children reside in Spring Lake.
Becky Eminger joined Brusveen Chiropractic as Practice Manager in July, 2015. She holds a B.A. in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor and brings a background of medical and dental office experience to Brusveen Chiropractic Clinic. Previously, she was the director of Lakeshore Pregnancy Center in Grand Haven, and a volunteer coordinator with Love, INC. She and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Grand Haven for 25 years. They have two married daughters and one granddaughter. In her spare time, Becky loves bicycling, sewing, painting, and drawing. She also volunteers as recording secretary at St. John’s Lutheran in Grand Haven. She has seen first-hand how much chiropractic care can make a big difference in her life and the lives of others!
Rita has lived in the Tri-Cities area her entire life, having grown up in Spring Lake as the fourth of five children. She and her husband, Cal, married in 1979 and raised a son and daughter who are now both married. They have three grandchildren. A registered nurse since 1975, Rita took a hiatus from nursing to stay home with their children. Her nursing experience includes hospital/medical-surgical, ICU, long-term care, internal medicine, dermatology, and most recently, hospice. She is a pro-life advocate whose favorite form of exercise in walking. During her free time, she takes pleasure in reading (especially mystery stories), crocheting, finding bargains in thrift stores, baking, sewing, making wine, and singing as a cantor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Courtney is one of our chiropractic assistants. She grew up in the Grand Haven area and has held various jobs in child care and food service. A job opportunity at Brusveen Chiropractic Clinic could not be refused as it is applicable to her field of interest, nutrition. She is currently a student at Grand Valley State University majoring in Biomedical Sciences with Nutrition Emphasis. She plans to become a dietitian and further her education in holistic nutrition. Her hobbies include biking, cross-country skiing, water sports, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and cooking dinner for her family.
Courtney Bennett - 'Benney'
Courtney ‘Benney’ Bennett Benney is a native of Denver, Colorado, and moved to Grand Haven last year with her newly-wed husband, Louis Bennett. After seeing multiple medical doctors, chiropractic care finally offered the relief she needed after only a few adjustments. Since then, Benney has worked in the Denver area as a chiropractic assistant for several chiropractic clinics by advocating the benefits of seeking chiropractic care first. In her spare time, Benney enjoys hiking with her husband, crafting, and walking her two puppies at Kirk Park.