Dr. Allmendinger is a North Dakota native, growing up in Hazen. She attended NDSU where she studied Dietetics and Pre Medicine. While at NDSU she also worked as a CNA and at PRACS Institute. After her time at NDSU she continued her education at Bastyr University near Seattle, WA. There she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Acupuncture. After graduation she came back to ND and began practicing at Dakota Natural Health Center.
Professionally, Dr. Allmendinger is a member of the North Dakota Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is currently serving as their President. She is also the AANP liaison and represents NDAND on the House of Delegates. As an American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) member she participates in the State Alliance meetings and the Government Affairs committee. She has a large interest in the political realm of naturopathic medicine at the state and federal level. She generally attends the annual DCFLI event to educate our national legislators in Washington, DC about naturopathic medicine and federal legislation involving naturopathic medicine. At the state level she serves as one of the lobbyists for NDAND.
Dr. Allmendinger has always had a strong interest in International medicine and has traveled extensively to learn about other forms of medicine around the world.