Under The Elder Tree


Meet The Team!

At Under The Elder Tree, we are focused on 

providing personalized services with 

the highest levels of customer satisfaction 

& will do everything 

in our educated power

to meet your needs. 

* a variety of holistic offerings *

 *  helpful, caring Assistants *

* professionally trained therapists *

with combined 

70+ years experience, 

we guarantee 

you'll be happy working with us. 

We encourage You to try any, and all, of our therapists.  

We each have our our unique styles and can help you out in different ways. 

We are all here to support YOU!

Look around the website and if you have any questions, 

please feel free to contact Carrie.

Always evolving to serve you better.

 There's so much more to come!

    Carrie Eller


 Nationally Board Certified in 
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork,
Licensed WV 
Massage Therapist,
 Herbalist  & Aromatherapist

I've  been practicing Massage Therapy & Reflexology for over 18 years now. 

I'm licensed in WV and have reached the highest level of professional Certification in the United States by gaining my 

National Board Credentials.  

I'm also the lead house 

Professional Herbalist & 

Certified Aromatherapist.

I've built my skills up over the years 

in some vastly different settings- everywhere from touristy high end Spas, contracting with professional athletic venues, such as WWE Wrestling & the Ohio Valley Greyhounds,  quick walk -in high traffic spas outside of a military base, working with long distance professional drivers, local mom & pop salons, to providing medical therapy in a Chiropractic office.  

Each locale allowed me to build

 vastly different professional skills and learn some really great ideas to 

add to my professional tool belt to build Under The Elder Tree to 

to better serve the entire community.

I opened Under The Elder Tree in the

Spring of 2014.

I'm always asked where the 

business name came from.  

My last name is German, 

& it literally means, "Under The Elder Tree".  And traditionally, the Elder Tree is the tree representing the village "wise woman" to whom you could come for health and healing guidance for  various

ailments & complaints.  

It almost seems as if I was meant for this line of work!  

I've applied my knowledge, intuitive skills, and call for healing to create a space for people to 

receive safe, educated guidance 

on health and wellness care.

Taking care of your health 

shouldn't be a luxury! 

I strive very hard to keep all of our holistic services & products at a price point where everyone can afford to make them a part of their health maintenance program.

Those who work at the shop 

are more than employees.  

We have become a 

family of healers 

who have all been 

drawn together 

by a collective call for helping. 

I have extremely high expectations 

of my staff.  

I will accept & retain only top notch, 

highly trained & 

skilled practitioners 

whose call for healing 

comes from the heart & not the ego.  

I set the bar high so you can get 

the best care possible!

We are a quirky, creative bunch 

who all support each other 

-and you -

with all of the unique skills 

we each bring to the table.  

What can we help 

you with today?


Committed to converting Nature into 
customer satisfaction & wellness 

Carrie Eller

Jack of All Jobs


A lifetime of study 
culminated in the 
opening of 
Under The 
Elder Tree.

I love my shop.  

To be here is Bliss! 

While I enjoy helping those who walk through the door,  the other ladies in the shop tell me I come alive when I'm alone blending and creating new Teas and 

oil concoctions.  

My sensory disorder that could be overwhelming as a child has proven to be my superpower when it comes to Oil & Herb blending. 

My highly sensitive sense of smell and the ridiculous catalog of scents & their associated feelings and energy I have in my brain allow me to easily come up with complex blends that not only uniquely smell good, but are good for you!

Finding creative ways to help others is where 

I shine!

I adore how 

Under The Elder Tree

is growing and evolving.  

It's simply amazing to watch what was once just ideas in my head become realities that help support 

others along 

their own journeys.  

I can't think of a 

more fulfilling thing for me

to do in life!

What can I help you with today?

Beth Moore

Shop Assistant


Beth's love of nature and what it can provide has
driven her nearly 
30 years of 
self education, 
wild crafting and organic gardening.
This, coupled with her training in the medical field, and being Dr Mom to 3 children,  has prepared Beth to be a great addition 
to the team at 
Under The Elder Tree.

Beth is a patient & 
animated soul.  
She is a whirlwind of ideas and follows through with  hustling to make 
things happen.

She also recently began hosting herbal foraging walks at the shop!

The stars aligned when she walked in my door and she has quickly ingrained herself as my  indispensable   
Right Hand  Wench.    



others in

 need is not 

only a


of life, it's 

what gives


to life."

Committed to converting Nature into 
customer satisfaction & wellness

Samara Eller

Junior Apprentice &
Shop Assistant
Samara is following in her mother's footsteps of becoming a future Herbalist and Healer.  But right now, you'll mainly find her stamping bags. Totally not her favorite thing.

Her favorite 
part of working in the shop is watering the plants.  She loves discovering all the little fairies lurking among the foliage.

She bounces around the shop being a helper, and has recently discovered the joy to be gained from swiping credit cards. 

Outside of the shop, she loves doodling, watching cooking shows,and creating confectionery masterpieces. She's also mildly obsessed
with Cats.


File Organizer &
Shop Assistant

My love of order makes filing and data entry a perfect job for me. 

 After wandering in to schedule bodywork, I made it my goal to work through the Healing Arts menu.... and then I just never left! 

 I love learning about everything the shop offers and then passing 
that knowledge 
on to customers. 

This is my happy place.

 When I'm not here, 
I'm most likely at my 
full-time job at the library or spending time 
with my husband & cats.

"Helping one 

person might not 

change the world, 

but it could change 

the world for 

one person"



The ones with hands for healing

arrie Eller

Lead Senior 
Massage Therapist

 I will always remember the date of my first day of Massage Therapy School, because I can never forget. 



I'm licensed in WV, formerly in VA & have reached the highest level of professional Certification in the US by gaining my National Board Credentials.  

My massage therapy training was 

unusual & unique.  

My main instructors were a Neurologist & Chiropractors.  

And for a third of my 900 hours of education,  I was the only student, so I had amazing 

one on one private instruction with 

these Doctors!

My education was 

deeply medically based, 

fantastically focused, & personally tailored to my quest for more and more medical knowledge to 

help & heal others.  

As a result, I have the  skills for seeing some of the worst of the worst cases that other therapists might find 

too much.

 I enjoy the challenge

of figuring you out and 

giving you relief!

I approach my bodywork as I do my herbs and oils.  I just intuitively know just the right direction and techniques to help your body to relax and release.  

I recently started seeing clients again. 

My therapy is a bend of all the tools I have learned over the nearly 2 decades and I will intuitively tailor your session for you alone.


How can I help 

you today?

Elizabeth Wilkinson

Senior Massage Therapist

I am a lifetime resident of the Ohio valley, 
a mother of three and oldest sibling of four. 
Caring and nurturing are in my soul!

have been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. Swedish, Trigger point therapy, Reflexology, and specializing in pregnancy, pre and postnatal massage are all in my 
"tool box". 

With massage comes relaxation, 
with relaxation comes healing. 

I look forward to doing my part of helping people take a breath, relax, and heal! 


Jess Link

Massage Therapist
Thai Therapist
Ear Candler

Many of you may 

recognize me as one of the sister-owners of 

Second Cup Coffee.  

After leaving the world of coffee, I followed my heart to my first passion,

Massage Therapy.

I have been practicing 

in Pennsylvania for 

10 years now.

They say, 

“You always go home…” and here I am. 

Wheeling will always 

have my heart. 

I am thrilled to be a part of the Elder Tree Family.

I am very passionate about providing detailed/specific work for pain, 

discomfort & injury. 

It is very rewarding 

to help improve someone’s life by addressing 

the area that need  focus. 

I approach each client’s massage goal with customization. 

Be it chronic pain, one of my runner’s pre or post race injury prevention massage, 

reaching a total Zen like state, or being twisted like a pretzel for flexibility 

on my Thai mat. 

Not one massage fits all, so every massage I do is different because 

every day, every body 

is different. 

The only thing that is constant is my commitment, intention & passion to aide 

in the healing process, 


 have you feel better 

than when 

you walked in.

More of the ones with hands for healing

Alexandra Salkovick

 Massage Therapist

In November of 2018, I was a member of the final graduating class at 
Career Training Academy  
in Pittsburgh.
I've been  a licensed WV practitioner since 
this past February, and am at present the 
Apprentice Therapist 
here at 
Under The Elder Tree. 
I love growing my skills!

I am a current member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Hooverson Heights Volunteer 
Fire Department. 
I am also in the midst of EMT training and will receive my certification in 
Spring of 2020.

I have always had a pull for helping and caring for others when they need 
it the most.  
Massage has allowed me to continue this by listening and adjusting my massages the way every 
client needs.

In my free time, I enjoy fishing, camping and basically anything outdoors.

I look forward to meeting you- See you soon!

Linda Mauk

Massage Therapist

I have been a 
licensed massage therapist since 2004 after graduating from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.  

Some of my training included Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release. 

You may know me from 
The Wheeling 
Spine Center. 
I worked there for  
many happy years.  

I left an Advertising career for Massage, 
and it has been a
fulfilling transition!  

I don't think there is any field quite as 
satisfying & rewarding.  
It's a holistic way to provide 
relief & comfort.  

My husband and I spend part of the year in the warmth of the Arizona sunshine and the other part back here in the Valley near family.  
I'm happy to resume my passion while I'm back in the area. 

When my clients leave my table feeling better, 
I feel better too!  

Victoria Dellapaolera

Reiki Master
Spiritual Healer

Hi! My name is 
Victoria Dellapaolera, 
and I am a Shaman, Reiki Master & Spiritual Healer. 
I work to heal the soul 
from the inside out. 

I have always been gifted, having a close connection with animals, spirits and the energies that surround us.

 Once I began really embracing this side of myself, I began truly understanding what I was capable of, and where my abilities laid. 

During my shamanic healing sessions I have used reiki, chakra healing, sound therapy and intuitive guidance to assist in bringing healing energy into ones self and to ultimately help each person live a balanced spiritual, physical and emotional life. 

 I am a Montana girl, born and raised. I met my husband in the oil fields of North Dakota- and we recently moved to the area in Spring of 2019. 

I really love West Virginia and am happy to call Wheeling home.

" Touch the body...

Calm the mind...

Heal the Spirit"



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just anyone can lead a class!
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Betsy Sweeny

Yoga Instructor
Meditation Guide

I found yoga early in life as a way to decompress and destress my body after long hours as a dancer.  Later in college, I began teaching yoga at the University of Missouri, and in the local community.  After college, I moved to rural Virginia to work at James Madison's Montpelier, and soon became the town yoga instructor! 

Outside of yoga, I work as an architect-ural historian, and enjoy hiking with my rescue dog, Marshall.  
I moved to Wheeling in December of 2018, and I am excited to become part of this community. 

My classes combine the physical postures (or asanas) with meditation and breath work.  
I have experience teaching all levels, and love to cater my classes to the needs of the group.  

My motto is: 
"If you can breathe, you can do yoga!"

Betsy is our house instructor
who teaches regularly 
scheduled weekly classes. 

Cathy Downing

Yoga Instructor

I was introduced to yoga well over 12 years ago as a way to combat sore muscles & joint dysfunction created by lifting heavy weights in the gym.  
A dedicated, deeper practice developed after yoga was integrated with physical therapy for me 
to better recover from knee surgery. 
I had a heart felt calling to share the benefits and practice of yoga with others so I completed a 
200 hr. YogaWorks certified teacher training. 
I became a Yoga Alliance RYT two years 
after the knee surgery.  
Yoga has become part of my lifestyle, but I also enjoy time my grown daughters, spoiling my cats and grand-fur babies, collecting tattoos, working on my miniature dollhouse, and yes, still lifting heavy things.  
My day is not complete without chocolate and coffee. 

Cathy is an
special class

Pamela June

Yoga Instructor

I started practicing yoga ten years ago 

as a way to reduce stress. 

I loved that yoga helped to quiet the mind, and I was amazed to learn what it could do for my body, too! 

Since then, I have learned that yoga helps provide the fullest experience of ourselves. 

It builds strength, balance, and flexibility in more ways than one, putting us in touch with our movements and thoughts and empowering us to become the best version of ourselves.

Outside of yoga, 

I am a full-time 

English professor and 

cat lover. 

I moved to Wheeling five years ago, 

and I have grown fond of the city's walking trails, the small businesses, and the many festivals. 

I also volunteer at the local homeless coalition. 

I have truly grown to love life, and I can’t wait to share this passion with others through yoga.

Pamela is a new mother, so as she adjusts to her new role, she will figure out how to incorporate Yoga instruction back into her life. 

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Nancy Shutler

Tai Chi Instructor

Nancy  has practiced Tai Chi for 29 years 
and is an experienced teacher of 16 years. 
 She is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. 

 Scientific studies have shown Tai Chi to 
improve health, balance, and quality of life. 
Regular Tai Chi practice improves balance, coordination and flexibility; it strengthens muscles and bones, 
improves circulation to internal organs and calms the mind and nervous system. 
 Tai Chi's flowing movements open the energy meridians of the body, eliminating blockages and allowing the free flow of chi (vital life energy) throughout the systems. 
 To learn Tai Chi, one practices a series of postures and movements that are performed slowly and continuously. Moving slowly allows the mind to become deeply concentrated on the precise movements. Thus, Tai Chi has a calming and centering effect, much like the effect brought about by meditation. 

 Tai Chi has 
been called "Meditation in Motion" 

Nancy hosts class when both the weather and her garden 
allow her time.

Michelle Blake

Yoga Instructor

“Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self’

That truly is what yoga is to me and what inspired me to begin teaching.  I am a 200hr certified yoga teacher with a passion for Vinyasa and Power flow. Yoga became a part of my life 16 years ago when my first son was born and I needed to bounce back. I immediately fell in love, my body responded so naturally to yoga but it wasn’t until recently when I dove into teacher training that my true passion was ignited.  My sadhana, or daily devotional practice, began and through this shift from occasional yogi to devoted yogi I was able to learn to live my true self.

 Yoga keeps me centered throughout my crazy schedule that includes raising 3 boys and formulating/crafting organic body care products for my small business.

 I love where yoga takes me and I love sharing it with others.

Michelle is a random 
visiting instructor.

Jessi Byrne

Yoga Instructor
Meditation Guide

Jessi is a certified Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour certification led by Jennifer Yarrow and Jennilee Toner in Costa Rica in 2015.
Her focus is on proper alignment, safety, 
& hands on assists.
She is currently working on her 300YTT certification with Frog Lotus, and now Thai Massage Certified through the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage.

Jessi first came to know Yoga in 2007 for an "easy" college credit.
Even though she had been previously interested in Yoga, she had no idea the depth and the beauty which lies within the practice.
Having always been active; a dedicated trained dancer for nearly 20 years, an Equestrian rider & trainer for 25 years, along with various recreational sports, there always comes injury.
Finding many fitness practices left her misaligned and nursing strained muscles and joints, Yoga was the only practice she walked away from feeling whole.
Diving into the world of Yoga, Jessi found that it not only supported her body, but her mind and spirituality as well.  
Now she desires to spread the knowledge, the physical healing, and the depth of spirit with those who are curious and come with an open heart and mind.

Jessi is a random 
class instructor

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Yoga Instructor

Hi I'm Zachary!  I'm a 200 hour certified with the Yoga Alliance and received my training through the Heartland Yoga Center in Bradenton Florida.

I was born and raised in Wheeling and began practicing yoga at home 7 years ago and promptly fell in love with it.  
Yet, being introverted and judgemental of myself kept me from visiting a "studio"

So, now I focus my intention on 
showing newcomers that 
everyone is welcome
on the mat.  

I am trained in Hatha Yoga.
These classes include plenty of props, modifications, and occasional hands on assists in order to make them accessible to everyone.  Hatha yoga allows for a broad range of work, allowing classes to be arranged based on the individual and/or
group needs.  

Zachary will be leading regularly scheduled classes again soon.

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