Meet Our Team



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Lauren A. Noel, ND

Founder and Director
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Lauren Noel is the founder of Shine Natural Medicine. She was awarded her Bachelor Degree in psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, California. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in an acupuncture clinic and discovered the beauty of natural medicine. She also developed a passion for nutrition and began pursuing… Read More



Chad Larson, ND, DC, CCN, CSCS

Naturopathic Doctor
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Larson holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern… Read More


Dr Katherine

Katherine M. Zagone, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Katherine M Zagone is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She has a unique practice focusing on natural women’s health and family wellness, but sees patients of all ages and genders. Her training as a primary care naturopathic doctor allows her to perform appropriate physical exam and order standard as well as advanced labs and diagnostics. Utilizing an extensive intake and health… Read More



Stephanie Greunke, RD

Registered Dietitian

Stephanie Greunke is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and health promotion. She has certifications in holistic wellness from the National Institute of Whole Health and a personal training certification from the National… Read More

Shanna Mota

Shanna Mota, CNC

Marketing and Social Media Consultant

Shanna Mota has worked in the health field for over 7 years, with experience in both western medicine and naturopathic medicine. She found her passion for nutrition when she suffered from adult onset acne about 4 years ago. After the western medicine route failed her, she turned to Dr. Noel for help… Read More



Sonja Reitmeier, NA

Naturopathic Assistant
Inventory Manager

Sonja Reitmeier has been passionate about naturopathic medicine and holistic nutrition for many years. Her awakening began when she started having digestive issues of her own and realized that… Read More



Bekah Patterson, NA

Naturopathic Assistant
Front Desk Manager

Bekah lives in Encinitas with her husband and two sons. She was in real estate for 16 years before she joined the Shine family. Her dream for the past 7 years was to get into the natural side of healing and nutrition… Read More