The Palmer Student Ambassadors (SA's) are a hand-selected group of highly motivated future chiropractic business professionals. The SA's provide an indispensable service to Palmer College of Chiropractic by serving as liaisons to current and prospective Palmer students, the community, Palmer faculty and staff, Palmer Alumni, and business professionals. These students will serve as the face and voice of the Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD), and provide the community a look at what it is to be a Palmer Professional.
As a Palmer SA, each member is expected to be a significant contributor to the future development of the PCBD as well as the well-being and development of each Palmer student in their pursuit to become a member of the professional chiropractic community. Through the positive attitude portrayed by each member and the cohesiveness of the group, the Palmer SA's are the epitome of chiropractic leadership.
- Complete a minimum of 4-7 hours per month of PCBD work related projects
- Attend mandatory monthly meetings (twice a month)
- Attendance at designated events (Career Fair, Homecoming, etc)
- Performs other duties as required
- Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and maintain the 2.5 or higher throughout the program
- Gain experience in public relations (meeting people, public speaking, representing the college)
- Be part of a dynamic, highly visible, customer service oriented organization
- Work with and learn from business professionals in marketing and entrepreneurship
- Broaden contacts among faculty, staff, students, administration, and business professionals
- Possible travel opportunities to events with PCBD staff
- Letters of Recommendation provided to the SA by the PCBD for potential job opportunities
- This is a work-study position.
Main campus Student Ambassadors
We are accepting applications for the work-study position of Business Ambassador. Students who are in 2nd Tri in March 2019 are eligible to apply. Visit the Business Center to pick up the application.
I am from Ohio and excited to be at Palmer pursuing a second career. I worked in Human Resources for over 15 years. This role included Career Development consulting with the workforce to help examine if their job matched their skills, strengths, interests and values. A desire to apply my own strengths and values is what led me here. Chiropractic care has been a benefit in my life and I want to be part of sharing the gift of chiropractic with others. I’m grateful to have an opportunity as a Student Business Ambassador to collaborate with my peers in strengthening our business savvy so that our chiropractic skills can be effectively shared.
My name is Jared Brown and I grew up in Shelby, Michigan. I attend college at Brigham Young University and received a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. I am married and have a little daughter. My Dad is a Palmer graduate and with chiropractic care I have been able to be active and play sports despite countless injuries. I want to be a Chiropractor to give others the opportunity to restore their bodies to an optimal level of function. The Business Center is a dream come true. It is one of the main reasons I came to Palmer. My Dad told me countless times of the importance of putting business skills as a priority. The Business Center provides us with the tools and knowledge to leave school and be successful in whatever style of chiropractic clinic we desire. Becoming an Ambassador has introduced me to networks of people and skills that have opened doors for the future and has allowed me to share that with others.
Hello, my name is Stormie Johanson, and I am from Swea City, Iowa. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor. My passion resides in being a stepping stone for others to see and reach their full potential in health and wellness. The more I dive into the Doctor of Chiropractic program, the more I am able to build upon my passions and express my uniqueness as a future doctor. I am grateful for the endless opportunities Palmer has provided, and immensely honored to be part of the Palmer Business Ambassador program. In order to love my patients well, I will need to establish and maintain a thriving business. The Palmer Center of Business Development strives to help students discover the businessman, or woman, living inside them. Because of the opportunities I have as an Ambassador and Palmer student, I know I will be fully prepared to enter the world of Chiropractic Business upon graduation with confidence and merit.
My name is Kelly McGee. I am from Columbus, Ohio. I studied Exercise Science at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. I decided to become a Chiropractor after receiving Chiropractic care in high school due to a sports injury. I absolutely love the Chiropractic approach to health and wellness. The Chiropractic approach to health and wellness is built on the foundation that structure affects function. I am beyond blessed to be studying here at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where Chiropractic first began. I know here at Palmer, I will become a great Chiropractor. I also know that the Palmer Center for Business Development will help me grow into a successful business woman. The Palmer Center for Business Development is an excellent resource for students to develop and refine skills necessary to operate a Chiropractic office effectively and efficiently.
Hello, I’m Austin and I am from Howell, Michigan. I am a graduate of Michigan State University, receiving my diploma in 2016. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science studying Kinesiology. I have always been an active hands on person from sports, to work and learning. Chiropractic is a way for me to take a hands-on approach to health care. I believe that the body was designed to be healthy and functional. Being a Chiropractor, I will make sure the body stays in this state by removing subluxations and allowing for proper communication and adaptation of the body. The classes at Palmer provide the information to become a great Doctor. The seminars, speakers and events at the Center for Business Development provide the chance to be a successful Doctor. Knowing how to adjust is just one step. We all need to know how to run a business and get patients in the office, so we can adjust. The Center for Business Development offers the chance to acquire this knowledge to all the students at Palmer.
My name is Arielle Bohnert. I was born and raised in the small rural town of Altenburg, Missouri. I received my undergraduate degree in Health Management from Southeast Missouri State University. Chiropractic care helped me through a sickly childhood. It wasn’t until my late teens however that I started to fully appreciate what a powerful role chiropractic had on my life and health. I began to take a closer look and found that I resonated deeply with chiropractic philosophy. The idea that the body is intelligent and self-healing and chiropractic care simply facilitates an environment for that intelligence to thrive. I decided that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others through the profession that has so helped me. After receiving my undergraduate degree, I worked as a Chiropractic Assistant for a year and a half. I chose to become a Student Ambassador for the PCBD because I have seen how important it is to have a firm foundation in both chiropractic technique and business acuity. The more successful your business, the more lives you can change through chiropractic care.
My name is Francois Montbrun. I am from Ishpeming, Michigan found in the Upper Peninsula. I attended the University of Michigan where I studied Movement Science in the school of Kinesiology. My desire and passion for helping people live life without pain and to their fullest potential is why I choose chiropractic. After years of competitive athletics and outdoor activities I contribute chiropractic care to keeping me on the field and pain free. I have wanted to be a chiropractor for a long time and I know Palmer will leave me with the best adjusting skills and business savvy, allowing me to help as many people as possible. I am very thankful to be a part of the Palmer Business Ambassadors to enhance the business skills of my classmates and myself to become the best chiropractors possible.
My name is Courtney Slaby, and I am from Arcadia, Wisconsin. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology—Human Performance. Chiropractic has positively impacted my life, and for several years, I have had the dream to help other people reach their goals, passions, and dreams through the chiropractic lifestyle. A business education is key to allowing my dreams with chiropractic to come true. I feel incredibly blessed to be a Business Ambassador for The Center of Business Development of Palmer College of Chiropractic. The skills and resources the Business Center provides allows students to be in a successful position after graduation. I am excited to help bridge the gap between being both doctors and business people.
My name is Gates Maier and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Indiana University in December of 2016. I first heard about chiropractic after my sister suggested I shadow a chiropractor for an internship I had to complete for high-school. At the time I knew nothing about the occupation, but trusted her input and after just a few days I knew that I wanted to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. I love the complexity of the human body and all the amazing feats it is capable of, especially within the sports/fitness world. I hope to open my own chiropractic rehabilitation practice so that I can help people live life to their fullest capacity without pain or fear of immobility. Being a Student Ambassador not only allows me to work on gaining more knowledge to run my practice successfully in a business setting, but also allows me to practice efficient communication with a team. The Palmer Center of Business Development allows students to gain confidence, make connections, and become fully prepared to enter the field of Chiropractic.
My name is Stockton Butterfield and I am from Riverton, Utah. I received my associates from Snow College and I am currently enrolled in the combined BC/DC Program here at Palmer College. I have wanted to be a chiropractor for almost my entire life and I am excited to be a part of the Palmer Legacy. Chiropractic is one of the most noble professions. I believe we tend to be too caught up in chiropractic techniques and clubs that students don’t see that the business aspect of Chiropractic is what will make or break them as a practicing Chiropractor. The Business Center gives students and alumni the skills they need to be successful. I am excited to be a helping hand and a driving force in that effort and to learn from other students and alumni on how to be business minded.
My name is Lauren Budas. I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology from Michigan State University. I have had a passion for the health field and helping individuals since third grade. I look forward to graduating and helping people live a happy and healthy life. Working for a chiropractic office in Michigan allowed me to see first hand how amazing chiropractic is and how it can change the lives of patients. I am very thankful to be a Business Ambassador for the Palmer Center for Business Development. Not only is it important for a chiropractor to know a great deal about the human body, but to also know how to run an efficient business. The Center for Business Development allows students to gain and strengthen skills required for operating a chiropractic office.
Hello, my name is Kaleb Olson. I am from Fenton, Iowa. Before beginning at Palmer, I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I studied Biology and also pursued a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. I have known I wanted to become a chiropractor since the age of 13. My passion for chiropractic is driven by the endless amounts of stories you hear about how chiropractic care has changed the lives of individuals and families for the better. I hope that one day I can continue to add to those stories, but to do that, I will need to know how to run a successful business. The Palmer Business Ambassador program provides the opportunity for me to continue to develop my business, communication, and professional skills, as well as, to communicate with my peers about all of the resources that the Business Center has to offer. The Center for Business Development provides great resources that the rest of the students and I may utilize so that upon graduation, we will be fully prepared for our future as chiropractic clinicians and businessmen/women.
My name is Mitchell Wade. I am from Canal Winchester, Ohio. I attended Miami University, where I studied kinesiology and business management. It is a dream of mine to one day be able to work with my dad, who is a Palmer graduate, to help people regain control of their health. Chiropractic has been an integral part of my life, and it has allowed me to live an active and healthy lifestyle. I have seen and experienced its effects first hand, and know that it can help those who are suffering from conditions causing pain and discomfort. I am thankful to be an Ambassador for the Business Center at Palmer, and I am very excited to be able to learn with my peers about how to be not only a great chiropractor, but also a successful businessman.
My name is Kendra Minick and I am from Columbus, WI. I received a Bachelors of Science degree from Winona State University in Minnesota. While growing up I always debated between pursuing a career in medicine or business. Having been adjusted my whole life, I never really considered Chiropractic as a career option. It was when I realized that with Chiropractic I would be able to do both medicine and business I knew immediately it was what I wanted to do. I continue to fall more in love with what Chiropractic has to offer both professionally and business wise as I progress through the program. I envision seeing high volumes of pregnant woman and pediatrics. I look forward to sustaining my Chiropractic and business knowledge here at Palmer over the next few years.
My name is Victoria Brown and I am from Elkhorn, Wisconsin. I graduated from University of WI - La Crosse with a bachelors degree in Public Health. I played ultimate frisbee for five years, I bleed blue and gold for the Milwaukee Brewers, and I co-founded Ping Pong Club at my undergraduate school. Chiropractic is another one of my passions and I am optimistic about my future career. The Business Ambassador program has increased my sense of purpose and narrowed down the steps I should take to accomplish my goals. My biggest piece of advice is to attend events in the business center and if you ever have questions - look for an ambassador in a blue polo, we want to help.
My name is Emylee Thompson and I'm from South Elgin, Illinois. I had the privilege of attending Trinity International University where I received my Bachelor's in Pre-Medical/Biology and my Master's in Bioethics. While my Biology degree focused on the scientific aspects of life and the body, my Bioethics degree focused on people and the inherent dignity each human possesses. I worked as a Chiropractic Assistant in college and felt called to utilize my education and passion in the world of chiropractic. It is an honor to be learning at Palmer and a privilege to follow in the Palmer legacy. I am thankful to be a Student Ambassador as I believe I will become a more well-rounded doctor as part of the Palmer Center for Business Development by increasing my networking and business skills, which cannot be learned as thoroughly in the classroom. After graduation, my desire is to become a doctor that loves people well while using my abilities to help and heal in body, mind, and spirit.
My name is Jacob Brandman and I am from Temperance, Michigan. I am a graduate of the University of Toledo in Ohio, where I majored in Biology and minored in chemistry and business. I was called to the chiropractic profession after uncovering the truth behind where my passions were taking me after graduating. I recognized the impact this career could make on others’ lives and the amount of potential there was to lead towards a life of fulfillment. The Palmer Center of Business Development has become a key element to my education. It provides a tremendous amount of opportunity to learn and grow professionally and helps prepare you for the steps that come after graduation. The knowledge I have obtained from the center has, more than likely, saved me from making 10 years of mistakes. I fully recommend utilizing this resource and am happy to help at any time.
Florida campus Student Ambassadors
The Florida campus is seeking quarter one student to apply for the Student Ambassador work study position beginning Spring 2019. If interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for the Center for Business Development, please visit the Career Development Center, Room 2141 to pick up an application or use the link below to download and print. Must be second quarter status by Spring 192 term. Applications Due: February 15th, 2019.
Download the Ambassador Application Packet
Justin Willis: President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Willis is a true Floridian, living most of his life between Miami and the Daytona Beach area. He attended Daytona State College, where he received a degree in Supervision and Management with a focus in Life Sciences. Professionally, Justin has over a decade of management experience and he is the owner of a mobile health and wellness business. He is a Massage Therapist, Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and health writer for a local newspaper. As a Student Ambassador, Justin is excited to use the knowledge he has attained through his degree and experience of small business ownership to help his fellow students understand the importance of using the Center for Business Development's resources in order to bolster their own success in the chiropractic profession.
Isaac Banks - Isaac.email@example.com
Isaac Banks was born and raised in Ohio before moving to Haiti with his family at age 12. Spending five years in Haiti and being there during the 2010 earthquake opened his eyes to the many different professions dealing with health. His mother’s passion for health as a nurse shows in Isaac as his desire to help people has continued to grow through the years. He received a Bachelor of Science while majoring in Exercise Science from Bluffton University. He is excited to be a part of The Palmer Student Ambassador team where he will be able to develop more skills for his future and to aid his classmates as they push forward in Chiropractic.
Jason Dunlap: Vice President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Dunlap was born and raised in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelors in Science from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business from California University of Pennsylvania. Jason has been a high school educator and sports coach since 2004. He came to Palmer Florida with a desire to help others restore their bodies to an optimal level of function. As an ambassador, he hopes to use his prior business knowledge and leadership skills to educate his fellow classmates into becoming well-rounded chiropractic professionals.
Gloria Cavett - email@example.com
Gloria Cavett grew up in Swartz Creek, Michigan. In high school, she began chiropractic treatment for a cheerleading injury and experienced the incredible power that the profession’s care offers. Ever since, it has been her passion to pursue chiropractic and wellness. In pursuit of this passion, she attended Olivet College in Michigan where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in biology, exercise science, and sports psychology.
Her greatest desire once she is a doctor is to offer care that is specifically tailored for her patients to help them optimize movement and wellness for an overall better quality of life. As a Student Ambassador, Gloria hopes to assist her classmates in learning vital skills for successfully owning and operating a clinic of their own while providing quality care to patients.
Kelsey Pilati- firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey is an Ohio native who has migrated to Florida due to her passion for health, wellness and paddle boarding. She earned her B.S. in Athletic Training from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a MEd. in Sports Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She worked as an athletic trainer for 8 years doing rehabilitation, injury prevention, post-surgery and on field care for her athletes. She found chiropractic after a personal injury and chronic back pain for 15 years. Kelsey is thrilled to be a chiropractor and help every person be their healthiest person possible!!
Kelsey is proud to be a Student Ambassador. She came from a family owned business and is excited to expand her business knowledge and share with her classmates the advantages and resources the Center for Business Development has to offer.
Orne Bey: Director of Special Projects - email@example.com
Orne hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health from Miami (OH) University. His focus was in sports studies with a minor in Business Management. He developed most of his business skills and management practices from working in various cooperate positions within Enterprise Rent a Car Corp. prior to attending palmer. Orne is a former college athlete who regularly visited a chiropractor to keep up with optimal performance. This is where he developed a huge interest in Chiropractic care.
"My goal as a Palmer Student Ambassador is to inform and assist fellow classmates on the importance of business relations and showcase every resource we make available. It is important to use the Center for Business Development to our advantage now as students and for our future endeavors as professionals."
Paige Dougherty: Director of Social Media - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige Dougherty is from a small town in lower Delaware called Dagsboro. She earned her bachelors degree in health sciences with a concentration in biological sciences from the University of South Florida in Tampa in three years. She developed her professional and business skills from working as a secretary in a neurology office and owning a small bath bomb company. Her decision to become a chiropractor was made as soon as she saw first hand the impact of opioids and other harmful drugs that were so easily prescribed while working at the neurology office. The Palmer Student Ambassador Program is the perfect opportunity for her to expand her business skills and share her knowledge of the plentiful resources that Palmer Center for Business Development has to offer to her peers. She excited to continue her journey through Palmer as a student ambassador.
Michael Hozan: President - email@example.com
Mike Hozan is from a small rural town in Ohio called
Homerville. He attended The Ohio State University where he earned a bachelors
degree in Business Operations. Mike competed for The Ohio State varsity
wrestling team from 2013-2017 where he first witnessed the impressive impact
that chiropractic could have in treating athletes. As a business ambassador, Mike is excited to
share his passion for Business with the other students and continue to learn as
much as possible before starting his own practice.
Nick Loughren - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick was born and raised in Cape Coral,
Florida. He studied at Hodges University where he completed a dual-major in
Interdisciplinary Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. He is a family man and
career changer that comes to Palmer after retiring from 10 years of law
enforcement. He was a high school baseball coach and served in various roles in
multiple business startups. Drafted by the Colorado Rockies out of high school,
his baseball career was short lived following multiple injuries. His
experiences in baseball intrigued his interest in sports medicine and motivated
his desire to treat athletes. He plans to return to his home in Southwest
Florida to open a Chiropractic Sports Medicine practice. He is honored to serve
as a Palmer Center for Business Development Ambassador and seeks to capitalize
on the networking opportunities offered by serving as his class liaison.
Katherine Lloyd - Katherine.Lloyd@palmer.edu
Katie Lloyd is from a rural agricultural community in north-central
Florida named McAlpin, near the Suwannee River. She earned her bachelor’s
degree in Animal Science with a specialty in Equine Science at the University
of Florida. Throughout her undergraduate career, Katie developed her public
speaking skills by serving as a teaching assistant for multiple courses and by
competing on the UF Horse Judging Team. Her first exposure to the success and
personal benefits of chiropractic care began when she received treatment for
constant headaches and neck trauma associated with horse riding accidents as a
high school student. As an equestrian, Katie has also used an equine
chiropractor to help keep her horses in the best physical condition for sport
performance. Katie plans to one day own a practice where she can treat both
human and equine patients and help them return to a pain-free lifestyle. In
addition, she wants to help educate her patients and community about
chiropractic medicine. As a Student Ambassador, Katie is excited to share with
her classmates all the tools and resources that the Business Center has to
offer, while also helping each student prepare for the practicalities of the
Chloe Casteel - Chloe.Casteel@palmer.edu
Chloe Casteel grew up in a small town in
Pennsylvania called DuBois. She went to
Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where she completed a Biology
Pre-Chiropractic degree in three years. Chloe was immersed in Chiropractic
since the day she was born, being the fourteenth member of her family to go to
Palmer College of Chiropractic. She did
pave her own way by being the first to attend the Florida campus. She has seen the wonderful effects that
chiropractic care has on the human body from working in her dad’s chiropractic
office in her hometown. She believes that the Student Ambassador program will
help her gain knowledge alongside her chiropractic family. She is excited to learn more about the steps
it takes to own your own business so she can ultimately open up her own practice.
She is excited to help her peers and classmates pursue their own dreams to be
the best chiropractors that they can be.
West campus Student Ambassadors
The Business Ambassadors invite all West Campus students to the business modules. A schedule can be found on
www.palmer.edu/business/modules/. RSVP using the
We are accepting applications for the work-study position of Business Ambassador. Students who are in 2nd Quarter or above in September are eligible. Click here to download the application.
My name is Ayushi Sinha and I am from San Jose, California and graduated from University of Colorado in Boulder. I have always leaned towards a non-invasive and drug free approach to health. I have seen that people have been evolving and leaning towards more natural and healthy lifestyles which showed me what a potential chiropractic holds for the future.
As a student ambassador I would like to take the opportunity to understand the necessary skills that we would need to obtain to apply the practical knowledge of what we learn in school to the real world. I want to be learn how to build a better basis and expand my network to embrace and expose myself to a variety of possibilities chiropractic holds. With my experience I want to be able to spread that knowledge to my fellow classmates so together we can be more confident when we step out into the real world on our own.
Hi my name is Monique Hamon and I am from the East Bay Area in California. I have my A.A. in Math and Science from Las Positas College in Livermore, Ca. I was passionate about chiropractic from the moment I realized it had augmented the vitality of my family’s lives, including my own life. I always knew I wanted to be apart of a profession that cares for others and I am very grateful to be a part of chiropractic! One benefit of being a chiropractor is the option of being self-employed and creating the ideal practice that you want to provide your patients. It is not easy to build your own practice and manage it, so as a Student Ambassador with experience working under my father in his many successful businesses and the knowledge gained from business classes from my undergraduate education, I am excited and prepared to advise and support my peers the best I can on business and chiropractic. Upon graduation, I hope to work for a chiropractor in the Bay Area and eventually open my own practice in California.
Hello, my name is Jake Halverson. I am from Ogden Utah, where I graduated from Weber State University with a B.S. degree (zoology) with Summa Cum Laude honors. In high school, I worked as a medical assistant in the office of Palmer Davenport alumnus Stan Larson, where I developed an appreciation for holistic health. Over the years, my views have been reinforced that the human body is truly an amazing piece of machinery. I know that we are healthier beings when we trust our bodies to heal themselves. It’s my goal to help liberate my patients from the unnecessary use of drugs and surgeries through chiropractic care. I believe that the utilization of chiropractic care will expand as the profession continues to grow, and more people recognize its utility in achieving and maintaining optimal health. I am attending a Palmer campus because I know that Palmer is a great school, by the quality of care provided by its alumni, and because of the number of chiropractors who are Palmer graduates. I want to learn all I can, so I can become a good doctor, just like them. As a member of the Palmer Business Development Center, I want to help our profession reach more people by maximizing our exposure. I feel that by reinforcing business skills with my peers, and learning all I can from practicing doctors, I can make a difference. Upon graduation from Palmer West, I hope to gain enough experience working as an associate to open a practice of my own. I am also interested in working with corporations as a part of an on-site integrated health clinics.
My name is Marc Gusse. I was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. In 2005, I received a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. I’ve worked as a logistics manager since my graduation. Managing my customers' transportation and managing coworkers of my department has given me a lot of valuable business experience. Running a small business takes time, initiative, hard work, and the ability to step out of your comfort zone. After a serious car accident where my chiropractor helped with my rehabilitation, I decided to leave logistics and pursue a profession dedicated to helping others. Here I am today pursuing my passion and direction at Palmer West. As a Business Development Ambassador, I hope to use my business background to help my fellow students gain an advantage before they are out in the real world as doctors running their own businesses. I want to help students network with doctors so we can learn from those who have gone before us and avoid making mistakes they have made while developing their businesses. We chose this profession to be of service to people in our communities. I want to do what I can to prevent my classmates from struggling on the business side, which hopefully makes it easier for them to focus on helping their patients. When I graduate, I hope to run a private practice back in Michigan and to work on the high school athletes I coach!