Team Members

The Dreams Team

Key to the Dream’s mission of empowering attendees to create and live the life of their dreams is having a team of highly capable, experienced individuals whose passion for sharing their gifts is equal to the integrity and care in which they share them.

The remainder of this page is dedicated to sharing a brief summary of each individual’s background and the recurring programs and/or services they provide at Dreams Life and Wellness Center.

Feel free to check back from time to time to meet new Dreams Team members; experienced practitioners who would like to inquire about sharing their gifts at Dreams are invited to click here and submit a contact note accordingly.

Erik Swenson

Dreams Founder and Director, Event and Program Leader and Practitioner

Passionate… inspiring… deeply caring of all… intriguingly insightful…playful… exceptionally adept at identifying perspectives capable of unlocking the limitless abilities within them and articulating them in clear, positive and supportive language that empowers all who choose to experience the aspects of their life they desire differently…

Each of us is as unique as we are gifted and the blend of each of the above, the expansive life experiences and world travels Erik has experienced, his pursuit and exploration of the essence of humanity, life and paradigms of the past and today, his profound inner-connectedness, peace, awareness and his soulful desire to assist others in creating and living the life of their dreams together uniquely position Erik to be the Founder and Director of Dreams Life & Wellness Center, as well as a presenter and practitioner of the ever expanding events, programs and services Dreams offers.

Erik has maintained an intentful balance since long before the words of how to do so existed within him, he was raised in Western perspectives, he spent decades of his life deeply immersed in the Christian faith and he has achieved an ever expanded richness in his life by recognizing the alignment of Eastern spiritual perspectives of love, gratitude, peace, the Oneness in which all exist and the ability each of us has to create the lives we desire with the life and teachings of Jesus and Buddha and so many others and choosing to live his life in harmony with these perspectives.

Erik has maintained an intentful balance since long before the words of how to do so existed within him, he was raised in Western perspectives, he spent decades of his life deeply immersed in the Christian faith and he has achieved an ever expanded richness in his life by recognizing the alignment of Eastern spiritual perspectives of love, gratitude, peace, the Oneness in which all exist and the ability each of us has to create the lives we desire with the life and teachings of Jesus and Buddha and so many others and choosing to live his life in harmony with these perspectives.

Add to this Erik’s 30+ year career as a business person and entrepreneur, 20+ years of leadership of church youth programs, 20 more as the coach of his sons and more recently his granddaughter’s soccer teams, 25+ years as a Reiki healing practitioner, 10 years as a Certified Life Coach, a multi-decade background of speaking, leading and/or presenting at literally hundreds of programs, events and workshops focused on improving the lives of those in attendance and it becomes clear Erik’s background, life experiences and inner alignment uniquely position him to be of potential benefit to others.

Erik truly believes that “We are never any further than a single perspective away from experiencing whatever aspect of our life we desire differently”; the sharing of such perspectives and walking with people through their life journeys are two of the key elements of all of the events, programs and services provided by Erik and others at Dreams Life & Wellness Center toward the goal of assisting participants in truly living the life of their dreams.

As there’s no such thing as an accident, as you have found your way to this website perhaps one or more Dreams experiences with Erik or others could be the catalyst to achieving whatever it is you desire in your life.

Dr. Drew McMillen

For the last thirty years Dr Drew has been practicing alternative health care based soundly on the kinesiology model and other holistic tenets. He was fortunate to have studied under the main founders of this work, George Goodheart and Alan Beardall.

Dr. McMillen has studied many disciplines that are all part of the kinesiological dialog, holding degrees in Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Homeopathy. He has traveled to Germany to learn the science of Biological Medicine and Functional Medicine. His practice has always adhered to the notion of Wholistic Health Care, incorporating a mosaic of various modalities from the realm of Structural, Biochemical, Psycho-emotional, Allopathic, Energetic / Informational, disciplines. Most recently, he has included what he feels are two equally important systems, the utilization of Quantum Physics and its principles of Law of Attraction, and the inquiry into the status of ones Genetics as it applies to Epigenetics therapies and Methylation.

Viewpoint Wellness, reflects an important principle of emphasis, that ones inner Point of View, a product of the subconscious and deep seeded belief systems, will contribute to the process of ones health either favorably or unfavorably. Dr. McMillen is committed to helping his patients attain a point of inner perspective that empowers them to be very much in charge of their own health. When we reclaim the skill of being able let go of prospective that is Mal-adaptive and no longer serves us, we make available a revived inner disposition that not only naturally exudes optimal health, but also allows for the enlightened self to animate our very beingness.

Dr McMillen is pleased to be a part of the Dreams Life and Wellness Center and contribute to such a dynamic and integrative endeavor, committed to the the health and well being for all those that are drawn to participate.

Andrea Stong

Andrea Stong is a Master Teacher, certified in Reiki and Chios Energy Healing, a Certified Ordained Minister, and Spiritual Intuitive. 

She has spent most of her life healing from several autoimmune diseases. In her journey to get healthy, trying everything she could, she found essential keys to optimal wellness. Andrea has a passion to teach and assist others in finding total healing by creating a balanced Mind, Body, and Spirit connection using energy healing, mindfulness, breath work, meditation, and other tools. She feels the best approach to achieving total healing is to dig deep, understand and connect with each client and take a holistic approach, looking at the entire picture of their life and well-being. This way, together, we can target specifics in what may be the root cause to the mental, emotional and/or physical symptoms the individual may be experiencing; finding ways to better manage stress, avoid repeated patterns and begin to create new healthy ones. She has assisted numbers of others awaken into their path of empowered purpose and personal truths, and optimal health and well-being; supporting them throughout. 

John Stuart



Vibrational Medicine, Love/Relationships, Holistic Wellness, Emotional Wisdom, Sound Alchemy & Healing, DJ, Sacred Partnership/ Spiritual Intimacy, John Stuart graces the collective with a spirited devotion to his practice.  He is a published author, speaker, facilitator of self growth and expert in the field of Vibrational Therapy.  In addition, John is an accomplished DJ and electronic sound alchemist with over a dozen releases, as well as managing partner for internationally-reknowned record label, Chillin Music.

As a Holistic Wellness Practitioner specializing in Vibrational Medicine, Stuart has guided and facilitated thousands of meaningful life transformations by leading clients to a clear and gentle understanding of their inner-truth; untangling the energetic and subconscious constriction within our mind and body at a core level, loosening the intensity of belief patterns that no longer serve us and providing an opening for us to remember and return to a state of harmony, natural vibrancy and complete state of well-being.

Musically, his dynamic style appeals to globally diverse audiences at a core level & beckons the masses to partake with him on an intimate, alchemical journey through sound.  To be in John’s presence is to experience his very special brand of mind-expanding, body-grooving & soul-soothing soundscapes, which he uses as a medium to amplify the spirit of personal expression, oneness, freedom & love.  Beautifully spontaneous, he connects with the collective energy to create a ritual of spiritual communion & ecstatic celebration tuned to the frequency of love.

John’s DJ sets, writings, workshops, vibrational therapy sessions & talks have been featured throughout the US & abroad.

Experience your natural vibrancy and the vibe of LoveAmplified!

mind. body. spirit. sound.

Kathy Milanowski

Kathy Milanowski is a Certified Reiki Practitioner, Master Teacher with Usui Holy Fire II Reiki & Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®, and Kathy’s mission is to empower you with tools to help you along your spiritual journey. The sacred space she creates, is designed to provide an opportunity to refresh, learn, educate, connect and rejuvenate.

Kathy’s healing background and training is extensive. She is a Certified Reiki Practitioner and Master Teacher with Usui Holy Fire II Reiki & Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®. To further deepen her Reiki training and teaching she is working as a Student Teacher in the LRMT program of the International Center of Reiki Training. She is versed in Western and Easter Reiki techniques and her studies have also developed in Jikiden Reiki® Okuden level, Holographic Sound teaching certification, Akashic Records Reader, and other healing modalities. Kathy offers individual & group events at Dreams and in her studio and at Carriage House, Healing Arts and Wellness Center in Deerfield Wisconsin, which she is the founder and creator of. You can find more information on her website:

Nikki Estes

 Dreams Practitioner

Nikki Estes has been passionate about mind-body wellness since 2003, having over fifteen years of experience in movement therapy that includes yoga, pilates and strength training. She is a certified, experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT) and a continuing education provider (YACEP) registered with Yoga Alliance and a brand Ambassador for lululemon athletica. Recently Nikki has been chosen to represent the Milwaukee and Chicago area at the International Ambassador Summit for lululemon athletica in B.C, Canada.

Becoming a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) and Ayuryoga Therapist in 2012, Nikki is also a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).  She continued her education in Coimbatore, India in 2013 and extended her experience working with clients by becoming a faculty supervisor at Kanyakumari School for Ayurveda and Yoga.

Nikki’s philosophy is, “Yoga is for every BODY.” and strives to balance the BODY, focus the MIND and enlighten the SPIRIT with her students, helping them to heal and become their best selves.

She leads many workshops and lectures in Wisconsin and has been featured in local publications.

Visit her website for additional Ayurveda information

Nikki is the owner of Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, along with Scott Fisher, in Delafield, WI. For more information



Scott Fisher

In 2008 an unexpected ‘appointment with the Universe’ propelled me out of the courtroom and on a quest journeying the World in search of Truth.
It seemed I shed business suits for Thai pants because everywhere I traveled, Yoga was there waiting for me.
I’ve been humbled to learn and study with Shamans in Peru, an Aboriginal Elder in Australia, A Swami in Thailand and too many more to mention.  I’m equally humbled by the great Yoga teachers I’ve had in Bali, Thailand and most recently Rishikesh, where I completed my 2nd 200-hour teacher training with Rishikesh YogPeeth.
As Yoga is Unity of mind, body and spirit, I seek that my classes are similarly syncretic, allowing feathers of wisdom from many ancient teachings.
I enjoy teaching an eclectic Hatha class suitable for all. My class is a playground where growth of the physical and spiritual self be encouraged and sought.
Yoga is for Everybody and everybody.
Scott, along with Nikki Estes, are the owners of Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda.


Damaris Swenson Martinez

Damaris Swenson Martinez has come all the way from Nicaragua to share her gifts of Zumba at Dreams!

Damaris’ exposure to Zumba in the Latin culture of Nicaragua was extensive; when combined with her playful spirit, deep caring for all and genuine enthusiasm for life it has led to a passion from within her to share the joy, fun and fitness benefits of Zumba with others.

The Zumba Basic teaching certification Damaris has achieved perfectly meshes with her spiritedness and allows her to lead the full range of Zumba Basic style and movements that millions of people throughout the world participate in each week. The Zumba Gold certification Damaris has achieved allows her to modify the classes in a manner that provides highest quality fitness opportunities for beginners, those more mature, retirees or people experiencing a more limited range of movement than they desire; even people of very limited movement can benefit greatly from Zumba Gold experiences!.

One of the greatest gifts in life can be sharing experiences with others who love what they do and sharing with others; Damaris’ pours her heart into her Zumba experiences. while at the same time exercising limitless patience that together assist others in achieving the balance of fun, joy and fitness they desire.

Experiencing Zumba with Damaris is as joyful as it is beneficial to our bodies, minds and spirits!

Mary Beth Rezek

Mary Beth has a spectrum of modalities to offer in the healing arts.  Mary Beth trained at Cuyahoga Community College in Highland Hills, OH with a post degree in Massotherapy (massage therapy), and completed workshops in infant massage and thai yoga massage.

In 2008, she trained under Auntie Maile Napoleon in Hilo, Hawaii learning the ancient art of lomilomi, Hawaiian massage. Also, in 2008, she attained a certificate from the American Bodywork Professionals and Massage Therapists.  In 2010 she became licensed for massage therapy by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, the Ohio State Medical Board and the state of Wisconsin. With John Barnes, PT, she completed a course in myofascial release.

She is a reiki master teacher, and practitioner of Integrated Energy Therapy (IET), calling in the angelic realm. She has studied the healing energy of crystals at Free Spirit Crystals, became certified in crystal reiki from Angel Light and integrates these into her energy and massage work.  She trained in sound healing with Sheri Bauer, at Angel Light, in Elm Grove, WI in 2015. In 2016, she studied Aromatherapy and was certificated by Floracopeia. She integrates essential oils in her massage and shares them in yoga during shavasana. In 2017 she studied VST, Vibrational Sound Therapy, placing Himalayan singing bowls on the body for deep relaxation with Kathy Lester with Silver Sky Imports in Seattle, WA.

She owns Profoundly Peaceful Massage LLC where three practitioners offer massage, facials and yoga, thai yoga, and sound healing. She initially opened in Milwaukee in August 2010. In spring of 2013 she joined Magnolia Group Health & Wellness Center in Pewaukee. In spring 2015, she moved her practice Pathways of Light in Delafield. Her intention is for clients to find deep peace within. She utilizes sound healing therapies in her yoga and massage practice integrating tuning forks and singing bowls in massage and Himalayan singing bowls in yoga class. She offers individual and group session with singing bowls.

She has been practicing yoga since 1978 and teaching yoga since 1996.  She trained under master teachers: Alice Christianson (American Yoga Association), Bhumi (Kripalu style), and Rama Berch (Master Yoga Teacher Training, San Diego, CA Svaroopa style).  She is a registered teacher at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.  Under Rama’s guidance, Mary Beth studied yoga postures, breathing, yoga philosophy, anatomy, chanting, and meditation.  She likes to help students release tension and find their bliss. She taught yoga to children in Milwaukee Public Schools at Cass St school for two years. She now teaches children’s and adult yoga classes at Pathways of Light in Delafield. She also sings in a kirtan group named Bhakti Bliss at Pathways with Dawn Riesing.

Before her career in the healing arts she taught 26 years in elementary schools in the inner city of Cleveland, OH. She has a B.S. in ECED, and a Masters in SPED, a Montessori A.M.I diploma and a reading endorsement. She assisted special education students part time at Pewaukee high school 2014-2015. Mary Beth is married with three children.

Wendy Kohlhaas

Wendy Kohlhaas from Celestial Sound has been studying and sharing sound since 2011. Her teachers have included Leigh Ann Phillips, Jonathan Goldman and Dr. Paul Hubbert. She has been Certified as a Holographic Sound Practitioner. She  studied Advanced Energy Healing with Martina Schmidt. Wendy participated in a 3 year contemplative program,”Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation” at the Christine Center.
 Prior to this Wendy enjoyed a 28 year career in Addiction Medicine. Working as an LPN, Addiction Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director.
 Wendy has been a seeker of truth and love her entire life. Carrying a deep reverence for all life, she continues to seek encounters  to facilitate soul evolution and enlightenment.
Wendys mission is to assist in raising the light consciousness of humanity utilizing sound.
Wendy is available for private groups and individual sessions.

Patty Jackson

Patty Jackson is a master life coach, instructor and inner alignment specialist. She has a unique ability to help people hone in on what is truly going on and powerfully create change.

The author of two books and life coach training curriculum, Patty has trained hundreds of life coaches and has been featured as a relationship and  human empowerment expert on tv, radio and in magazines.

For the past decade, people have been experiencing life changing success stories because of living and sharing Patty’s tools and concepts; confident parenting, ability to enjoy previously toxic relationships, recovered marriages, exponential business growth, success producing decisions, life long goals fulfilled, powerfully managing stress and anger, health, personal fulfillment–and more! When the going gets rough, Patty helps you tap into your wisdom and create solutions.

Tricia Engelking

Tricia enjoys helping people discover for themselves how to release muscle tension and pain.  She graduated from Integrative Yoga Therapy (200 hour) and taught yoga from 2001-2015.  She also practiced Thai Massage/passive yoga movement. Tricia felt like her body was increasingly adding tightness, and pain was limiting her sleep, comfort and being able to do the activities she loved.  After a long exploration of every stretch and movement she learned in her studies, she found relief from a Somatic Movement YouTube video.  4 years later, Tricia has completed the coaching program and Clinical Somatic Movement Educator program from Essential Somatics.  According to Tricia, “We are masters at contracting muscles.  We do it when we exercise, when we push, pull and stretch.  We do it when life challenges us, but learning how to soften and release muscles is foreign.  It is a skill that is resurfacing and becoming more important to people who want to live rich, full, active lives and I enjoy helping people rediscover the art of creating soft lengthening and mobility.”  Tricia also teaches yoga mudra & meditation classes.

Julie Szyba

Coming soon.

Keith Varnum

At the tender age of 19, a vibrant filmmaker in college, Keith Varnum went totally blind before he could launch out on his own. The prognosis of Western doctors that Keith would be blind for the rest of his life catapulted him into a magical adventure of discovery and wisdom! On his journey he studied with medicine men, shaman, Hawaiian Kahuna and Eastern spiritual masters, regained his eyesight, and discovered the secrets of all healing, transformation and success. Keith has tested these practical tools in his 40-year career as an author, Matrix Energetics Life Coach, Vision Quest guide, acupuncturist, sound healer, radio host, and vice-president of a multi-million dollar natural foods company. When not guiding people into the sacred Red Rock Canyons of Sedona exploring consciousness, Keith travels around the world assisting people to open to life’s wonders and surprises in his Dream Workshops. Keith helps people get the love, money, health and spirit they desire at Keith 800.736.7367

Patricia Corrigan Culotti 

Patricia Corrigan Culotti, BSA, CTI, MTF is co-founder of Enhancing Balance and consults with local hospitals and healthcare organizations to introduce ancient healing arts into mainstream medicine. Pat has been teaching and studying traditional Yang style Tai Chi and Qigong since 1977. She has taught tai chi to diverse special populations including Veteran’s, Parkinson’s patients, the frail elderly and more through UW Research project, VA Medical Center, Aurora Health Care Systems, ProHealth and others in the Milwaukee area. As a highly qualified instructor, Pat has received certifications to teach from Michael Milewski of the Tai Chi Center of Milwaukee, Masters Benjamin Lo and William C. C. Chen. Pat’s ability to train and certify health care professionals in Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF) comes from her Master Instructor Certification from author, Tricia Yu, in this discipline. She is also a certified Range of Motion (ROM) Dance instructor. Pat is a featured model of Tai Chi postures for “Tai Chi Mind and Body” by Yu (DK Publishing, London). She teaches Cheng Man-Ch’ing form internationally.
Culotti’s expertise is in teaching students, of all capabilities, how to joyfully integrate mind-body practices into everyday life. She teaches at a variety of locations around the Milwaukee area and enjoys enhancing balance in many people’s lives.

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