The AURA Team

Tadgi DeBerg

Tadgi is a Co-Owner / Co-Founder of AURA salt cave and wellness and does a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff. She brings over 25 years of sales experience and customer service and left the corporate world in December 2015 to follow a dream and has never looked back. She is a Certified CBD Coach, Certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Practitioner. Tadgi enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys listening to pop music and experiencing all kinds of different foods. She says, “I am very humbled by all the support and love I feel every time I walk into AURA. It is like nothing I have ever been involved in and I am forever grateful. I love to hear about all the experiences our customers have gone through, or are going through, and I will continue to support our community in any way possible.”

Kelly DeBerg

Kelly is a Co-Owner / Co-Founder of AURA salt cave and wellness and she is definitely our jokester! She is one of the most genuine and honest people you will ever come across. She strives to learn new things and tries to be as knowledgeable as possible about anything we carry at AURA. Research, education and safety are very important to her! She is a saltwater hobbyist and enjoys propagating corals and watching all of the colorful life in her 400 gallon reef tank at home! Kelly says, “I am so fortunate to be able to do what I truly love and that is to interact with people daily and do whatever I can to make their lives a little bit brighter. I am blessed beyond belief to work with the most compassionate, caring and fun girls ever. They make me smile every time I walk through the door and I’m so grateful for each and every one of them!”.

Terry Riter

Terry is our Services Director and our rock. She has been with us from the beginning and is the kindest person you will ever meet. She is responsible for our new employee training since she knows the ins-and-outs of AURA. Terry enjoys spending time with her husband Ken, their three daughters Maxine, Simone, and Carly, and their Beagle, Barry! Her favorite vacation spot is a beach. Any beach will do as long as there is good music and good friends nearby. Since working at AURA, Terry has learned that, "There are so many of us silently hurting with invisible conditions, but there are so many different ways to relieve that pain. AURA salt cave and wellness gave me unexpected relief from my pain and is helping so many others with different conditions and symptoms."

Beth Gunderman

Bethy is a Supervisor and is such a caring and nurturing person and we are privileged and thrilled to have her as part of our team. She understands the benefits of salt therapy and how it helps with all kinds of respiratory issues and our overall well-being. Bethy enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, and her two sons, Adam and Cole, and her two precious doggies named Kacy and Bella. She loves Mexican food, listening to country music and her ideal vacation spot is Florida, specifically Key West. She says, "I love our customers and my co-workers. AURA is the most respectful and positive work environment I have ever worked in!" 

Pamela BurnsPamela Burns

Pam joined us in December 2018 and we are delighted to have her as part of our team. She always knows how to make us smile! Pam does Hypnosis for us and has years of experience in MA/Mental Health Counseling, CHt (Certified Hypnotherapist), and C-SD (Certified Spiritual Direction). She is always excited to hear about new and diverse methods of natural prevention and healing. Pam and her spouse, Lori, share a blended family of 5 daughters, 3 sons, 4 grand-daughters and 1 grand-son and they have a fur baby, Jasper the cat. She enjoys Indian, Oriental and Middle Eastern foods and listens to 80's and 90's rock. She says, "I love the various natural services offered at AURA and the integrity and desire to provide the highest quality of wellness services is the top priority from our entire staff." 

Amy Greiner

Amy joined us in March 2019 and has the sweetest personality and we are fortunate to have her as a member of our team. She has been actively working as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) for the past 14 years and a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) for 9 years. She finds all aspects of massage and wellness extremely interesting and loves learning new concepts and techniques. Amy enjoys trying new crafts and spending time with her husband, their children, and their dog, Finn, and she enjoys all kinds of music. She says, "Medical massage is my passion but I love all forms of massage. I am looking forward to helping all clients decompress while at AURA and help them escape the hectic world around us."

Katie Fortman

Katie joined our team in November 2019 and we are super excited to have her as part of our AURA family. She graduated from Niagara County Community College in May 2018 with an Associate’s of Applied Science in Massage Therapy and has experience in medical, relaxation and pregnancy massage. She is also certified in Reflexology.  Katie enjoys going to the gym in her spare time, traveling to tropical locations, listening to country music and eating mac n cheese. Katie says, “I fell in love with the positive, loving and supporting atmosphere here and I am excited to learn about and share all the benefits AURA salt cave and wellness has to offer.”

Simone Riter

Simone joined our team in August 2020 and primarily works on the ‘teas herbs n’ spices’ side of AURA. She is currently in her final year at Canisius College where she’s studying communication and journalism. In her spare time, Simone enjoys exploring Buffalo, spending time at local coffee/teas, and raising houseplants. She dabbles in photography and loves spreading the word on all of the natural ways AURA can help people feel better. Simone says, “AURA is my happy place! I’m so excited to help our customers discover all of the amazing (and tasty) benefits of teas, herbs, and spices.”