Meet the Team

At Synapse: Center for Health and Healing, our team of health care professionals looks forward to helping you achieve your optimal health potential at our Eagan chiropractic office.


Dr. Troy Spurrill

Founder & Senior Chiropractic Associate

Dr. Troy is a leader in developing and implementing unique and powerful healing strategies. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Manitoba and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, and has extensive training in Functional Neurology, Nutrition, and Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Troy has dedicated his career to leading the charge in wellness, making Synapse an internationally known center for true health. Dr. Troy is an author, international lecturer on wellness and Brain Based healing, and founder of a revolutionary emotional wellness based product called the I-Perk.

    Dr. Mark LaScotte

    DC - Chiropractic Associate

    Dr. Mark was raised in Blaine, Minnesota. He was exposed to the benefits of Chiropractic care at an early age having a mother who is also a Doctor of Chiropractic. The benefits and relief experienced with Chiropractic care in his own life motivated him to be a provider of such care for others. Dr. Mark earned his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2010. In 2014, he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington MN.

    Dr. Mark has participated in numerous sports over the years including football, baseball, and hockey and is very familiar with sports injuries that come with being a competitive athlete. His diverse experience with sports and sports injuries gives him first-hand knowledge of what specific treatment it takes to return to your sport, along with techniques for minimizing the likelihood of re-injury. In addition to being knowledgeable about sports injury, Dr. Mark has also had extensive experience helping people with neck pain, low back pain, headaches, foot pain, and everything else between. Dr. Mark is passionate about the need for good nutrition and believes that one can achieve optimal health through comprehensive nutritional and chiropractic combined with wellness education.

      Dr. Amber Genetzky

      DC, DACNB, CVSMT - Chiropractic Associate

      Dr. Amber Genetzky has been a practicing chiropractor since 2007.  Her undergraduate degree in Biology was obtained from the University of Minnesota.  She spent a year at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine before being drawn to change her career path to chiropractic.  She graduated with honors from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2007.  She received her post-graduate training in functional neurology from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, and she passed her boards to become a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2014.   She spent nine years working for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake where she was exposed to a wide variety of conditions and where she was honored to work side by side with healthcare providers from multiple disciplines.  She has been certified in and practicing acupuncture since 2007.  She was trained in animal chiropractic from The Healing Oasis in Wisconsin and has been practicing animal chiropractic since 2010.

      In addition to chiropractic and functional neurology, Dr. Amber worked as a professional ballet dancer for local Minnesota companies for 13 years, and after semi-retiring  in 2015, she remains active in the ballet world by sitting on the Saint Paul Ballet Board, and continuing to take classes and teach. She has acted as treating chiropractor for a number of professional and non-professional dancers in the Twin Cities area.   She is also a long distance runner and has completed full and half marathons.

        Dr.Lisa Shields

        DNP, APRN, CNP - Nurse Practitioner

        Dr. Lisa has been a practicing nurse practitioner since 2002.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota in 1998.  She practiced as a Registered Nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital before returning to school at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul to obtain her Master’s Degree in Nursing, and becoming a Nurse Practitioner.  In 2011, Dr. Lisa obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from St. Catherine’s University.

        Dr. Lisa has been working in health care since the age of 16.  She has a diverse background working in a variety of settings.  Dr. Lisa is passionate about wellness and helping the body to heal.  She enjoys learning about multiple holistic healing modalities and applying them in practice to bring health and wholeness to her patients.  She strives to truly know those she serves as individuals with individual needs.

        When not at Synapse, Dr. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and two cats.  Dr. Lisa and her family love to spend time travelling and in nature.  She also has a passion for the environment and the preservation of our amazing natural resources.

        Dr. Lisa joins the Synapse team in providing excellent care in hormonal issues, weight loss, digestive, anxiety, thermography, LipoVite and b12 injections.

          Chad Weed

          Licensed Massage Therapist & Rehabilitation

          Chad does both massage therapy and is responsible for the physical therapy aspect of care here at Synapse. He is trained in many different massage and rehabilitation techniques. When Chad is not at Synapse, he is spending time with his wife and two boys. He enjoys snowboarding with his oldest son and coaching both basketball and baseball. He also enjoys tae kwon do, pumping iron, and staying fit.

            Synapse: Center for Health & Healing
            4480 Erin Dr
            Eagan, MN 55122
            Phone: (651) 209-9906
            Fax: (651) 209-9909
            Hours of Operation
            Mon. – Thur. 9am-1pm and 3pm-5pm
            Friday 9am-1pm

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