The Alumni Association is the official association of Sonoran University Health Sciences graduates. The alumni association organizes social events, raises funds for the association and provides a variety of benefits and services that help alumni maintain connections to Sonoran University and fellow graduates. For more information, please contact the Alumni Association President via email (listed below) or Sonoran University administration at alumni@sonoran.edu.


Mission Statement 

We promote the validity and efficacy of naturopathic medicine on numerous, relevant platforms. We strategically inform and educate the public about Naturopathic Medicine. We are intentional about providing alumni with medical practice/business development and management skills for sustained success. We cultivate and nurture relationships with alumni and current and future students establishing genuine connection and support at Sonoran University of Health Sciences. 


Elected and General Members 

Elected Members General Members

President, Amanda Alexander, ND


Vice President, De Adrea Fontaine, ND


Turshá Hamilton, ND

Tracy Wooten, NMD

Marcus Shams, ND

Cara Sandell, MSCN

Shell Fanelli, MSCN


Sonoran University Alumni Association's Alumni Business Buds Podcast!

The Sonoran University Alumni Association is pleased to announce our NEW podcast series, Alumni Business Buds, featuring SCNM Alumni sharing valuable business information. 

Why we created this series: 

  • To highlight different business models, strategies, and opportunities
  • To reignite excitement about what we do and how we can make a huge impact
  • To showcase the success of our alumni and to inspire new possibilities within the profession
  • To give back to our community through a platform that supports information sharing
  • To stir up interest in the Alumni Association and the activities we are doing
  • To share information in a way that's easily accessible and easy to listen to "on the go"




Alumni Business Buds Episode 1: Dr. Samm Pryce & Dr. Amanda Alexander

Dr. Pryce shares insights about setting up and operating a concierge practice and strategies for practicing in licensed and unlicensed states.
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Alumni Business Buds Episode 2: Dr. Jennifer Bahr


In this episode, Dr. Bahr explains how she created a thriving, virtual practice with a unique niche. She candidly shares insights about financial strategies, connecting with possible patients via social media, and the team-based approach that helps her practice thrive.  


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Alumni Business Buds Episode 3: Dr. Marcus Shams


In this episode, Dr. Marcus Shams shares with us how he started a mobile IV clinic that serves metro Phoenix! He generously shares how he was able to start up and fund his thriving practice as it expands.


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Alumni Business Buds Episode 4: Dr. Alan Christianson 


In this episode, Dr. Alan Christianson explains the evolution of his medical practice and how it was financed. He also shares insight about various avenues to connect with potential patients including writing books. As a semi-retired, renowned naturopathic doctor, Dr. Christianson reminds us to be courageous because we have wonderful opportunities to support our patients.


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