About Our Staff
Owner and Clinic Director
For the past 15 years Nico has practiced chiropractic and nutritional care in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated in 1998 from Texas Chiropractic College. He also completed a program in Tennessee to become a Navy Antisubmarine Warfare Tech as well as finishing flight school in Pensacola, FL. Nico served on the aircraft carrier, US Enterprise for VF 114 F-14 fighter squadron before finding his calling in medicine.
Nico’s passion has always been for nutrition and comprehensive wellness care, so much so that he completed his Master’s Degree in Integrative Medicine and Clinical Nutrition from the National University of Health Sciences in 2010. He has been an athlete involved in healthy living and nutrition his entire life, and in the past he competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting. Today he enjoys cardiovascular exercise almost daily and spends a good amount of time practicing Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts which he loves! Nico is a proficient brewer and vintner as well as an avid hiker, so he is really looking forward to exploring those activities here now that he has settled in!
Nico has always loved the Pacific Northwest and has several close friends nearby- so when he found this great nutritional practice for sale in an area of the country he loves, he thought this could be a great opportunity. Dr Kevin and Nico hit it off immediately, and after several months of talking and getting to know each other's treatment and care philosophies, he knew this was a perfect match! Dr Kevin and Nico share virtually the same nutritional and "root cause" philosophy. He is also very excited to let you know that the NW Vitality team is working on expanding our services to integrate some of his additional testing techniques, as well as adding new supplement lines that he knows are going to be a great benefit in many of the cases he’s reviewed. Nico is so excited to get to know you all, and promises to do everything possible to be the best doctor he can for you. He thanks you in advance for this wonderful opportunity.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
After completing a bachelors program in exercise physiology at the University of Florida, Amber came to Portland seeking a different kind of medical community. As she was working toward applying to medical school, she began working at Northwest Vitality as a receptionist in November 2009. After seeing so many miracles coming out of this clinic, Amber changed her mind about how she wanted to help people. She took a few years to find the best program that fit her ideals about nutrition, health, and wellness. During that time, Amber continued to grow from receptionist to Office Manager, and then Director of Patient Care. Working so closely with patients with a wide variety of conditions has given Amber the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the benefits of nutritional healing for a wide range of chronic health conditions. Amber completed the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) program in October 2013. Her guiding philosophy is that a nutrient dense, whole food diet and individualized supplementation can greatly support the body, allowing for long-term healing and strength. Amber is grateful for everything she has been taught at NW Vitality, and is excited to be continuing her career alongside the other incredible practitioners at NW Vitality.
Founder of NW Vitality Center
Kevin Misenheimer is the founder of Northwest Vitality | Optimal Health and Wellness Center. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Management at Texas State University, and graduated from Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, Texas in 2000. Kevin completed Advanced Clinical Training in Nutrition in 2008 to specialize exclusively in nutritional healing. He built and directed two successful chiropractic practices in Austin, Texas and the Texas Hill Country before moving to Portland in 2008. In June of 2015, Kevin sold NW Vitality to Dr Nico Montecalvo and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii with his wife Crystal with their three children, Lorelei, Gretchen and Carsten. They are expecting a fourth baby girl in November and he hopes to use this time to focus on raising his children and spending some time in the sun.
Northwest Vitality is the culmination of years of research and development, with the goal of combining the most powerful natural healing products and services to create an ultimate wellness program. Today, Northwest Vitality is the center for treatment of irritable bowel treatment, chronic health conditions, allergies, and weight loss Portland residents can count on for real, lasting results. Our clinic not only offers an unrivaled combination of healing technologies, but also the compassionate manner of practitioners who’ve been there. Read more about Kevin's journey from marathon runner to chronic fatigue sufferer, and how he brought himself back from the edge to create NW Vitality. He has left two practitioners that have followed in his footsteps and are excited to join you on your journey back to optimal health- let’s get started on your success story today!