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About Us

Meet The Team

Meet The Team


Kari Boudreau, DC

Owner, CEO, Lead Doctor

I founded Ambiente Gallerie to further the mission of “helping our community achieve better, improved, and enlightened health.” Health and wellness has always been very important to me and for over 25 years I have provided care to hundreds of people with various conditions and have helped them improve their lifestyles. I believe, with 100% certainty, that people have greater potential for better and improved health.  I am so proud of our environment which enhances healing and stimulates inspiration. I hold a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State and Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Science Universities.

Travel: I would travel anywhere in the world that would increase my understanding of people and cultures and cuisine. Top of my list includes Thailand, Japan, Croatia, and Costa Rica.

Magic of Ambiente?  It is a constantly evolving service machine. I love that. We constantly get to discover ways to deliver health and wellness.

When I am not working I'm traveling, cooking with my gourmet dinner club, reading at least a couple of books, planning trips to see friends, taking my dogs to the park, taking mountain bike coaching lessons & traveling to fun trails around the country.

Little Known Fact- I am always learning and taking personality tests. My favorite, The Myers Briggs.

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Christian Johnson, DC

Associate Doctor

I have a Bachelors in Kinesiology from Winona State University and my Doctorate of Chiropractic with a sports emphasis  from Northwestern Health Sciences University. In the near future, I plan on getting a certification in pediatrics. I love working with kids because I think it’s important to keep them moving properly.

Health and Wellness is important to me because being healthy and well is important to being happy. If we’re under lots of stress it could lead to unhappiness. I love helping people improve their quality of life and that’s why I wanted to be a chiropractor.

I like Ambiente because the atmosphere is awesome, there’s a great group of people here, and it’s in the heart of Minneapolis.

If I could travel anywhere in the world it would be New Zealand because it’s been a dream of mine for a long time and all of the pictures I’ve seen from there have been stunning.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife Ala, hiking, disc golfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, attending car shows, video games, discovering new local eateries (especially brunch) and breweries.

Little known fact: I’ve had a car obsession since I was 2 years old. I would name every car on the road by brand as it passed by. My favorite car is a Chevrolet Corvette.


Courtney Bliese, DC

Associate Doctor

I have a Bachelors in Mathematics with a Minor in Chemistry from University of Minnesota Duluth and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Research Track from Life University. I enjoy forming interpersonal relationships with my patients, helping them find a solution for their health concerns and seeing them thrive as they reach true wellness. 


My research focused on the effects of stress on the body and how chiropractic care can help reduce the physiological effects. This translates into my care as well, I'm not only passionate about helping patients reach physical wellness but truly helping guide them into overall wellness so they can improve their quality of life. 


If I could travel anywhere in the world it would be back to Switzerland. My grandparents were both born there and going back to learn about our family, explore the country and perfect some family recipes are some of my favorite memories with my grandmother. 


In my free time I enjoy reading, going outside and spending time on the water, running and hosting dinner parties and game nights for my friends and family. 

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Elizabeth Sullivan, NP

Orthopedic Specialist

-Board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over 8 years of spinal care and orthopedic experience. 

-She is specialty-trained in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, spine-related issues, and the performance of musculoskeletal injections. 

-Interests: Hiking, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son.


Tracie Fowler, DC

Public Lecturer

I have a Bachelor in Science and her Doctorate from Northwestern Health Science University. I  expanded my education obtaining a certificate in sports nutrition, functional medicine and as a medical assistant. I Have  over 15 years helping people improve their health.

Health & Wellness is important to me because without it you have nothing- no enjoyment in any aspect of a person’s life. It really is that simple.

I enjoy Ambiente because I love the energy of Minneapolis and the Arts district where we are located plus the people I work with all are passionate and always help our mission.

If I could travel anywhere in the world it would be the birthplace of my grandmother- Spain!

The magic of Ambiente is the people.

When I am not working I am being with my family biking, going to the beach, cooking, and just spending that quality time enjoying our beautiful city.

Little known fact: is an accomplished musician.

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Bianca Garcia

Chiropractic Assistant, Patient Manager

I am the newest team member at Ambiente and I already love my job! I enjoy interacting with our awesome patients, helping treat them and assist in their wellness journey, and support them in any way I can. I look forward to meeting any existing and future patients.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and a Minor in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas at El Paso.

I love thrifting, crafting, cooking, trying new cuisine, listening to crime podcasts, reading, and spending time with my wonderful husband and dog. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX and have recently moved to Minnesota. I am super excited to continue to explore MN and I’m completely open to sight-seeing suggestions and restaurant recommendations.

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Ashley Leonard

Massage Therapist

I am a Licensed Cosmetologist and decided to expand my skills to become a Massage Therapist, I graduated from Aveda Institute in 2013. I enjoy working at Ambiente because they emphasize the importance of wellness as I am striving to be better myself.

When I can I would love to travel, I enjoy cooking and being outdoors. I have a strong passion for the, photography, poetry and music.

Little known fact: I am a musician who performs locally and I'm also a painter.


Henry Avalon Kaldhusdal

Massage Therapist

Henry is a graduate of the Aveda Institute’s massage therapy program. He practices both Swedish and deep tissue massage, and has a special interest in reflexology and abdominal digestive massage. He has always been interested in making a career out of healing, and strongly believes in massage therapy’s ability to promote physical and emotional wellness. Henry is an avid artist and is passionate about the natural world.


Little known facts: Enjoys hiking, writing, and tending to his many plants.


Carter Hanson

Marketing Director

Ambiente offers such a unique and beautiful environment for our patients. My goal is to have as many people as possible experience this for themselves. I aim to connect everyone to the personalized care they need in a space that feels natural, friendly, and elegant. I am doing this through a wide variety of community outreach and informative events.

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a specialization in digital media. I started here at Ambiente in early 2020, and love working in such a creative, vibrant office. When I am not working you can probably find me at the golf course, on the lake fishing, or doing some gaming online with friends.

Little known facts - I have been playing the drums for over 15 years, and I love science fiction!

Our Space

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"I took the opportunity to work closely again with a visionary architect, Ali Heshmati, who resides currently in Husnes, Norway. Together we envisioned a health care office like no other. Our goal was to take the unique, 100 year old warehouse space and create an environment that both embraced the old and brought forth a new and modern vision. Throughout the gallerie you will feel the 4 earth elements: earth, air, water, and fire. With fabric rooms enveloping the clients, fiberglass doors glowing from within, state of the art LED lighting, the space truly is the future of office design. The mission of Ambiente Gallerie is to improve the lives of all those we connect with in the community. This is accomplished through our passion to improve health through natural, prevention based care. We emphasize quality, service, reliability, and a super fun and engaging environment. The atmosphere is upbeat, interesting, stimulating, and is meant to illicit excitement for what is possible. "


-Dr. Kari Boudreau. (Ambiente Gallerie Owner)

Ambiente Gallerie is a modern, contemporary setting for hosting events, located in trendy NE Minneapolis. This 112 year old fully restored warehouse features original hardwood floors, gorgeous rotating artwork, unique architecture, natural lighting along with LED lights throughout to create a soft lighting experience.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday - Closed

Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Our Space



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