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The Palmer Campus Guides are leaders in the student community who represent the Philosophy, Science, and Art of Chiropractic. With a passion for the advancement of Palmer College of Chiropractic, we unite with one professional voice to perpetuate the ideals of Palmer College and Chiropractic. We seek to be welcoming mentors to prospective students by sharing our knowledge and understanding of Chiropractic, Palmer College, and their rich history in an honest and sincere manner, and by conducting a campus tour that is an informative, interesting, and entertaining view into the Palmer College experience.

Get to know the Palmer Campus Guides below!


Preston Benjamin
Preston was born in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Toledo playing various sports until finally settling on cross country and track in high school. It was early on during his sophomore year that Preston had his first experience with chiropractic - trying to manage knee pain during cross country season. One chiropractic visit and his knee pain virtually disappeared. From that point on he pursued his dream of becoming a chiropractor; going to Ohio State and eventually graduating from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Now at Palmer, his eyes have been opened even more to the vast world of chiropractic, and he is excited to share what he has learned with anyone willing to listen.

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Chelsea Brunner
Chelsea grew up in Parker, Colorado. In her first grade year Chelsea decided she wanted to become a chiropractor and she has never wavered in her choice since. This decision was based on seeing her father, an alumni of Palmer, help so many people with chiropractic care and her own personal experience with chiropractic having receiving care from birth. She attended Colorado State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science. Chelsea chose to follow her father's footsteps and come to Palmer because she wanted to come to where the profession began and to be a part of the rich history of the school. What better place to learn how to be a chiropractor than where it all began? In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys playing sports, rugby in particular, being outdoors, especially in the mountains of Colorado, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to continue to share her passion about chiropractic and health with the rest of the world!

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Sara Brutsche
Sara is an Illinois native with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and German Language from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, she moved to Alberta, Canada where she worked as a business manager for a busy chiropractic office. Growing up with a family that included many chiropractors, she personally experienced the benefit of care from a young age. However, it wasn't until she witnessed many miraculous patient recoveries while working at the chiropractic office that she was inspired to pursue her own career as a Doctor of Chiropractic. After graduation, she will be returning to Alberta but plans to one day travel abroad and open a clinic in an area under-served by chiropractic care. Outside of school, Sara enjoys reading, baking, skiing and traveling.

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Holly Callaway
Holly was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. When it came to secondary education she bounced around from music and theater to nursing and finally found a love for the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant. She found a job with a chiropractic office and discovered her true passion was the holistic, non-invasive care chiropractic could provide. She moved herself, her husband and her 2-year-old daughter to Davenport to pursue her education at Palmer.

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Chris Cucullu

Chris was born and raised by his incredible parents in Anchorage, Alaska. He's one of four boys (who had a superwoman of a mom!). He grew up playing hockey, which eventually opened the door for him to play college hockey for Iowa State University. It was there that he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology along with a minor in Business. Chris always thought he was going to be a traditional civil engineer until his junior year of high school when he realized he actually wanted to be an engineer of the spine! Stepping back and looking at the human body as a whole, he realized that we were not put on this earth just to break down – we were created to express health. Seeing the love and energy in his chiropractor’s office and how his patients’ lives were being transformed through the principle of chiropractic made the choice very easy to attend chiropractic school and at no place other than where it all began, in Davenport, Iowa. In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing, fishing, watching/playing hockey, hanging out with friends and family, and reading up on chiropractic philosophy.

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Cody Dessellier
Cody is a native of Minnesota where he graduated from Monticello High school. After graduating, Cody continued his education at the University of North Dakota where he studied Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Science/ Pre-Chiropractic. After 4 years he chose to leave early and finish his degree at Palmer. He knew he wanted to be a Chiropractor from a young age, and chose Palmer for the depth of history, philosophy and the knowledge of the faculty. While not studying for classes you can find Cody on the many miles of bike trails, golf courses, cooking food or watching hockey. After the completion of his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer, Cody plans to practice back in Minnesota to be close to his family.

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Jennifer Forstner
Jennifer grew up in St. Cloud, WI and had spent the past 10 years living in Milwaukee, WI after receiving her bachelor degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She worked for five years in the corporate world and had always known she wanted to work with children in a health care field. After having a personal success story with chiropractic she decided to look further into Palmer. Jennifer decided to visit her brother (who is in his 2nd year at Palmer) and a prospective student event and after the event she felt at home at Palmer and applied to the DC program the following day! In Jennifer’s spare time, she likes to spent time outside with her dog, play soccer, watch the Packers win and spend time with her family and friends.

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Joshan George
Joshan was born and raised in Sterling Heights, Michigan, about 20 miles north of Detroit. As a high school student Joshan found a passion for biology and healthcare. He majored in Biology with a pre-medicine focus at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, Joshan planned on taking a year off to prepare for medical school admission. At the same time, he found a job at a physical therapy clinic that helped shape his views on healthcare. At the clinic he was drawn to the hands on and holistic approach which brought him to a crossroads with his pursuit of a healthcare career. A friend at work told him to consider chiropractic and connected him to a student at Palmer. While on a visit to Palmer as a prospective student, he was drawn to the non-invasive, hands-on, and neurologic aspect of chiropractic. He decided at that time that chiropractic and Palmer was his calling. When he's not studying, Joshan loves to bike the trails, spend time with friends, and keep up with his Detroit sports teams.

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Katie Hamilton
Katie was born in California and raised in Chaska, Minn. by two loving parents and an older brother. She attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. Katie was drawn to the passion that students and staff of Palmer expressed towards chiropractic. She decided to fulfill her dream of becoming a health care provider who helps people reach their fullest God given potential with chiropractic care.

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Raymond Kociolek
Raymond grew up in Indianola, Iowa with a large, extended family. After high school, Raymond attended Upper Iowa University, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, with passing the national Board of Certification exam. After graduating from Upper Iowa, he attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska to work as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working with the Wildcat football and track & field teams. While at Wayne State, Raymond received a Master of Science in Organizational Management degree, with an emphasis in sport and recreation management. While working in sports, He found a respect for the body to work from within itself and when he found out that is what chiropractic was, he was sold and enrolled in Palmer. Ray is an avid football fan (Go Eagles!) and also enjoys bowling, reading and watching movies with his 3 year old dachshund, Max.

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Jordan Kurbs
Jordan grew up in a small town just outside of Buffalo, New York with his parents and four younger sisters. He studied at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Cognition, Logic, and Language. With his father being a practicing chiropractor since 1983 and a former graduate of Palmer, he has been strongly influenced by the chiropractic lifestyle and the benefits that it brings. “I have always known that chiropractic was special, but it wasn't until I came to Palmer that I fully understood the gift that my father had been giving me for my entire life! When I came here I knew it was the place I needed to be.”

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Stephanee Lewis
Stephanee was born and raised in Sarasota, FL but moved to eastern North Carolina to pursue her first career as a paramedic and nurse. She later realized that her personal philosophy and passion lined up perfectly with chiropractic and decided to pursue her second career here at Palmer College of Chiropractic. She knew Palmer was the right choice for her because of the rich history steeped in every nook and cranny of the school; she wanted to walk the halls that the founding fathers walked and study in the buildings they built. Choosing to attend Palmer has proven to be a perfect fit for her! When she’s not studying, she enjoys traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, and walking in the park or along the river with her 3 dogs.

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Morgan Lintz
Morgan was born in Mission Viejo, California, but has lived here locally in Bettendorf, Iowa since she was five years old. She attended Winona State University on a softball scholarship and received her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science. Morgan grew up as a patient at the Palmer Clinic and knew back in high school that chiropractic was the career she wanted to pursue. She was driven by the passion of the doctors who treated her and the concept of finding the root cause of the problem in order to help patient get better. Outside of school, Morgan gives private softball pitching and hitting lessons and also enjoys doing yoga and spending time with her family and friends.

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Katie Lucht
Katie grew up in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls and majored in Animal Science with an emphasis on equine and veterinary technology. After obtaining her license as a veterinary technician she moved to Florida and worked at the University of Florida Large Animal Veterinary Hospital working primarily with horses and goats. As an employee of the university, she was granted six free credit hours every semester and immediately began planning to obtain her graduate degree. The problem was she could never find an area of study that spoke to her. Prior to moving to Florida she had been under the care of a chiropractor ever since injuring herself from a fall off a horse while jumping. Additionally, she attended a Prospective Student weekend with a good friend for moral support. Through many long distance phone calls with her good friend who was already attending Palmer everything come together and plans to attend Palmer quickly began. Since then, she has never regretted completely changing career paths and looks forward to changing the lives of people through "hands on healing". In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, crafting, and all things Christmas.

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Brett Mathes

Brett grew up in the small-but-scenic town of Madrid, Iowa. He grew up with chiropractic care being part of his life even from a young age due to being accident-prone. It was in high school that he discovered his passion for chiropractic and decided to pursue it at his undergraduate institution. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he was part of the pre-chiropractic biology program. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, he decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. He attended for many reasons, including its prestige, history, thoroughness of the technique courses, and the homey atmosphere of the campus.

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Holly McCrady
Holly is from London, Ontario, Canada, where she has lived for her entire life. When she was eleven years old, she began seeing a chiropractor after a teammate on her diving team suggested him. She had begun tower diving the year before, and the force of the water was very rough on her neck and shoulders. She decided to stay at home with her parents throughout her undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, and for the first two years of her degree and despite her history with chiropractic, she volunteered in a prestigious physiotherapy and sport medicine clinic, hoping to pursue a career in physical therapy. Her interests shifted when she realized she wanted to know more about how to prevent injuries from occurring before they get to the stage where physical therapy is needed. She decided on chiropractic after numerous discussions with my chiropractor, who inspired her with the words, "To get the sick well and keep the well from getting sick; to feel better, and to better feel". After attending a prospective student event, she was absolutely in love with the campus, the students, and the atmosphere. She began volunteering to have lunch with Canadian prospective students, and at that time she made it her goal to become a Campus Guide. She wanted to continue to influence prospective students, and particularly international students, and to show them why Palmer College is the place to reach their highest potential.

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Heather Meeks

Heather grew up in Atoka, Tenn. After high school, Heather attended the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minn., where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. While studying at St. Thomas, she was drawn to the field of chiropractic and was immediately impressed by the enthusiasm, passion and pride that chiropractors demonstrated about their profession. To Heather, a career in chiropractic provides a meaningful opportunity to positively impact the lives of countless people, she looks forward to having the ability to help provide strength, healing and well-being to her future patients! In her spare time, Heather enjoys being outside in the sunshine, playing sports and spending time with her family and friends. She is extremely excited to be at Palmer and is eager to share her Palmer experience with others!

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Tanner Mitchell
Tanner is from Big Rapids, Michigan

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Claire Morrison
Claire Morrison was born south of Chicago to two wonderful parents, Alice and Dale, along with her younger sister, Heidi. In 2002, her family moved to the waterpark capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. During the summers, Claire began working in the tourism business. One of the greatest jobs she had was being a river tour guide for the Dells Boat tours. Nothing beat being on a boat all day surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs and informing travelers of the interesting history which established the dells. Claire attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls and majored in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine. Unsure about a career after college, she took a year off of school and toured Palmer's Davenport campus during a Prospective Student weekend and felt right at home; and just like that, she started Palmer that spring.

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Nicole Olechowicz
Nicole grew up in the South Hills outside of Pittsburgh, Penn. She attended Penn State Behrend, The Erie College and earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. While pursuing her undergraduate education, she was indecisive about her career options, but knew she wanted to work with animals in some way. She chose chiropractic as an alternative source of wellness to animals. She decided Palmer because of its roots in the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and playing with her horse and dogs.

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Loni Olstad
Loni was raised on a dairy farm near Westby, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a degree in Organizational Communication, she decided to pack up her car and see where the road might take her. She found herself in Austin, Texas, where she lived for three years managing a retail store, eating the world's best tacos and staying up too late listening to live music around the city. After striking up impromptu conversation about holistic health care with a mutually passionate stranger at a 10K Fun Run event, the fellow runner invited Loni to come job shadow at his chiropractic office. Completely inspired by the doctor, a Palmer graduate, a few weeks later Loni quit her job and came to work at the front desk of that office and never looked back. The invigoration she experienced from inspiring patients to take back control of their own health led her to apply to Palmer College of Chiropractic. Loni is excited to have found her passion and calling, and she looks forward to taking part in spreading knowledge of the benefits of a proactive, healthy lifestyle!

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Gabe Padilla
Gabe Padilla was born and raised in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. Growing up he was always interested in the health sciences. It was after high school that his interests in the field of health shifted towards chiropractic. While obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico (¡Agua pa'los Gallitos!), he learned of the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic. After learning the history of this marvelous system, he decided to come to The Fountainhead to begin his education and become the best doctor he can be.

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Rachana Patel

Rachana is a native of Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Prior to pursuing her chiropractic studies at the Davenport, Iowa, campus, Rachana earned her Bachelor of Science at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Rachana’ s dedication and passion for the field enabled her to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Ohio and Texas at skilled nursing facilities. Rachana’s positive approach has enabled her to stay abreast with the latest techniques, courses and technologies offered in the physical therapy field and empowered her to provide the best care for her patients. She continues to be inspired and motivated by the variety of techniques used by chiropractors. She believes that hard work and perseverance will not only take her through graduation, but also allow her to continue working as a health-care professional and provide for optimal care towards her patients. In addition to school work, Rachana is also a member of the International Student Ambassadors and she enjoys cooking, running and staying active.

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Megan Polivka

Megan was born in the small farming town of Pittsville, Wisc. Growing up in the country, she had a huge passion for horses and anything outdoors. Her love for nature has continued throughout her life with her two favorite hobbies: hiking and snowboarding. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Megan worked as a certified nursing assistant to gain direct patient-care experience while deciding which career path was right for her. Her healthy and active lifestyle ultimately lead Megan to chiropractic, a career in which she can share her passions and educate patients on how to be the best version of themselves. Megan has worked very hard her entire life to get where she is today and to be the best version of herself that she can be. For this reason, Megan knew her chiropractic education had to be from the best chiropractic school. Palmer represents the first, the best and the key to her future.

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Logan Smith
Logan grew up in Las Vegas, Nev. and is the oldest of five children. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Addictions Treatment from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Initially pursuing a career in addictions research he recently found chiropractic and chose Palmer to help him achieve his new career path. He enjoys the practical application of neuroscience that chiropractic offers.

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Jena Stewart

Jena grew up in Sobieski, Wis. (about 14 miles north of Green Bay-go, pack, go!). After growing up in a small town, Jena knew she wanted to be a part of a big city so she decided to do her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University (O-H-I-O!). There she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. While in pursuit of going to medical school, she realized her true passion was in chiropractic care, which had recently made a huge impact in her own personal health. Jena enjoys running, all things Packers or Buckeyes, cooking and completing puzzles.

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Yessenia Torres
Yessenia was born in Pasadena, California to two wonderful parents, Ana and Hector Gutierrez. She lived there for two short years after which they decided to leave the sunshine and move to a very small town called Sublette located in Illinois. Throughout high school, she enjoyed playing volleyball competitively and served as Class President all four years. Her parents are proud owners of a restaurant called La Fiesta where she worked as a busgirl and eventually as a server for many years. This job helped her blossom into the person she is today and helped her become comfortable with meeting new people. I was able to expand my communication skills immensely and become a more responsible person. After she graduated high school, she attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where she earned a degree in Biology and Spanish for the Professional Use. She always knew she wanted to become a chiropractor since she was in high school when she fell in love with the idea and purpose that chiropractic enveloped. Allowing the body to heal itself from within was and still is fascinating to her and it went right along with what she believed in.

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Matthew Waro
Matthew Waro grew up in Walworth, Wisc. After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in cellular and molecular biology and a minor in Chemistry. While studying in Stevens Point, Matthew developed a passion for different ethnic groups and indigenous populations. Along with his main coursework, he studied vocal music and medical anthropology.He aspires to help less privileged populations and intends to work in Mali, Africa after graduating from Palmer. Matthew chose chiropractic because it gives him the means to treat patients in a holistic, non-invasive fashion with few tools and supplies. One of Matthew's favorite B.J. Palmer Epigrams is: "We appreciate the power of being useful to mankind.", as it fuel's his ambitions of helping human beings all over the world.

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Thomas Wessel
Tom grew up with one younger sister in Birnamwood, a small town in northern Wisconsin, where at a young age he decided to pursue a career in chiropractic after seeing the relief his father got from chiropractic care. Tom attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where he was drawn even more to the profession. After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology Tom immediately took the next step toward his dream, and applied to Palmer College of Chiropractic. Tom looks forward to opening a practice near his hometown in WI, where he is excited to help the community live a healthier, drug free life. Whether it be camping, hunting, or hiking, in his free time, Tom enjoys the outdoors with friends, family, and his dog, Bandit.

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CA - Candice Baker
Candice Baker
Candice Baker, from Martin, Tenn., earned her B.S. (cell and molecular biology) from the Univ. of Tennessee at Martin, before commencing her chiropractic studies at Palmer’s San Jose campus in 2015.

“Chiropractic has personally improved my quality of life – and I want to do the same for others,” said Candice, who acknowledges Palmer’s distinguished history, its evidence-based curriculum, and the beautiful Bay Area as the primary factors for her decision to attend the San Jose campus.

“My passion is to be able to treat people naturally, and to educate them about how they can actively maintain their health.”

In addition to the Campus Guides, Candace is active with several of the technique clubs, including Motion Palpation, Chiropractic Extremities, Diversified, and Soft Tissue. Candice enjoys traveling, hiking, and other outdoor activities, including rock-climbing. She grew up performing in ballet recitals – and continues to enjoy the art.

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Sara Binder
Sara is a Walnut Creek, Calif., native, who graduated from Auburn Univ. (B.S., kinesiology) with academic honors in 2011.When Sara began receiving chiropractic care at the age of 12, she developed an appreciation for chiropractic's unique hands-on approach to health care, and the ability to help patients achieve immediate relief from pain.Sara's part-time position motivated her to accept a full-time position in another chiropractic office, when she graduated from Auburn. Once Sara decided to pursue the chiropractic career path, she says the primary reasons for enrolling at Palmer's West campus include: close proximity to her family in the Bay Area; the Sports Council; and the evidence-based curriculum.

In addition to Campus Guides, Sara is active with a variety of other student clubs and campus organizations, including: Sports Council (for which she serves as an executive officer); the Gonstead, Motion Palpation, and Soft Tissue Clubs; and the West campus chapter of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA).

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Kamran Eghtesad is a native of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He completed his Palmer prerequisites at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, with focused study in the field of kinesiology (with emphasis on active health and rehabilitation). Drawn to a career in the health care profession, Kamran pursued multiple internships during the course of undergraduate studies, with the hope of discovering a field of care that would ignite his passion, and place him on a specific career path – which turned out to be chiropractic. Kamran chose to attend Palmer’s West campus because of “the highly respected Sports Council, the level of education – and to “chase the California sun!” In addition to Campus Guides, Kamran, who entered the Palmer program in Fall Quarter 2015, is a member of the Motion Palpation, Extremities, and Diversified Clubs.

Kamran enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and hiking. Following graduation, Kamran plans to practice for several years in Dubai, UAE, before returning to his hometown of Vancouver.

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Anna Marie Gierach
Anna Marie is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Can., where she earned her B.Sc. (biological sciences) and graduated with "Distinction" honors from the Univ. of Alberta prior to initiating his chiropractic studies at Palmer's West campus. Working as a chiropractic assistant in her stepfather's clinic allowed Anna Marie to see the results patients achieved through chiropractic care, and ignited a desire to become a chiropractor herself. "Performing initial 'new patient' intakes and re-evaluations allowed me to see the positive benefits of chiropractic on a variety of patients," said Anne Marie, who ranks snowboarding among her favorite recreational pastimes. "Plus, I always felt like chiropractic combined my desire to help people on their path to health and wellness in a natural way," Once Anna Marie decided to pursue a career in chiropractic, she chose to attend Palmer's West campus. "The West campus is part of Palmer College, which provides an educational experience with a great balance of science, philosophy, and the art of chiropractic. Plus, after attending a large university in Canada, the 'family' feeling of a smaller campus also was a major factor. I also look forward to being close to exploring California!" Anna Marie says plans to explore various practice options as she progresses through the West campus program, and plans to sit both the Canadian and U.S. National Board exams before settling down.

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Lauren Groves

Lauren Groves
As a member of Canada's Olympic and national triathlon teams, Lauren Groves often dreamed of what it would be like to step onto the medal podium. As she continues her chiropractic studies at Palmer's West campus, Lauren's dreams now focus on the achievement of another goal: stepping onto the graduation stage. Like many other competitive athletes who've made similar transitions, Lauren's decision to pursue the chiropractic career path was inspired by the chiropractic care she enabled her to compete as a world-class athlete, and overcome numerous overuse injuries and bike crashes. "Initially, chiropractic opened my eyes to the natural-healing power of the body," said Lauren, who earned her B.A. (psychology) from Queen's University in Kinston, Ont., Canada. "However, it wasn't long before I realized chiropractic's power as a preventative approach to injuries, and overall health." Lauren credits much of her success as an athlete to the team of chiropractors with whom she's had the privilege to work. "The transition from professional sport to chiropractic was an easy one for me," said Lauren, who enjoys cooking, gardening, running, crafting - and cheering on her hometown hockey team, the Vancouver Canucks. "My experiences with chiropractic left me with a fascination with the human body, so I combined my passion for healthy, active living, and made the decision to embark upon this journey to Palmer's West campus," added Lauren, who in addition to the Campus Guides, is a member of the Sports Council, the SPEAK Club, and the Applied Kinesiology technique club.

Lauren's decision to attend Palmer's California branch campus was inspired by: smaller class sizes; the broad curriculum, along with the clubs and electives; and the opportunity to live in the Bay Area, where she plays to "enjoy all the hiking northern California has to offer!"

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Jake Halverson is a native of Ogden, Utah, who entered the program at Palmer’s West campus in Fall Quarter ‘15. Prior to enrolling at Palmer, Jake earned his B.S. degree (zoology) with Summa Cum Laude honors from Weber State University (located in his hometown). Jake’s interest in a chiropractic career was ignited in high school, when he worked as a medical assistant in the office of Palmer Davenport alumnus [Name], and developed an appreciation for holistic health. “The human body is an amazing piece of machinery, and we are healthier beings when we trust our bodies to heal themselves,” said Jake, whose recreational interests include going to the beach, or going on a hike, and experiencing wildlife. “It’s my goal to help liberate my patients from the unnecessary use of drugs and surgeries through chiropractic care. I believe utilization of chiropractic care will expand as the profession continues to grow, and more people recognize its utility in achieving and maintaining optimal health.” Jake said choosing to attend a Palmer campus was an easy decision. “I knew that Palmer is a good college by the quality of care provided by Palmer 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.”

In addition to Campus Guides, Jake also is active with other West campus activities, including the Diversified, Extremities, Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) and Animal Chiropractic Clubs. Additionally, he’s a member of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA), and the student chapter of the California Chiropractic Association (SCCA).

In addition to his Palmer chiropractic classes, Jake also is completing coursework with the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, with the goal of ultimately earning his diplomate in chiropractic neurology (DACNB).

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CA - Cheyenne Hok

Cheyenne Hok
Cheyenne grew up in Wetaskiwin, Alb., Canada, where she attended the Univ. of Calgary and Mount Royal Univ., and graduated with a BKin. (Bachelors of Kinesiology) in athletic therapy from the Univ. of Calgary, an advanced certificate in athletic therapy from Mount Royal University.

After working as an athletic therapist for several years, Cheyenne decided she wanted to expand her knowledge and skills – and decided to embark upon the chiropractic career path by enrolling at Palmer’s San Jose campus. “I want to be able to help people achieve a higher level of health and wellness – to help them truly understand the depth of the human body, and to provide a higher caliber of treatment for my patients,” said Cheyenne, whose interest in chiropractic as a career was further fueled by working alongside chiropractors on sports-medicine teams, and in multidisciplinary health care settings.

“Demand for chiropractic is growing, as more people choose a holistic approach to their health. Chiropractic fits into a preventative health and wellness model, which is the foundation of my personal beliefs as a future health care provider – and helping patients live a healthier life by overcoming their injuries and dysfunctions is my ultimate goal.”

Once Cheyenne made the decision to embark upon the chiropractic career path, her decision of which college to attend was an easy choice.

“As a chiropractic patient, and having worked with several chiropractors. I’ve had a wide network of professionals who’ve influenced me – and the most respected, and sought after, are always Palmer College graduates,” said Cheyenne, who, in addition to the Campus Guides, also is an active member of the Motion Palpation, Diversified, Extremities, and Animal Chiropractic clubs.

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Daniel Hopper

Daniel Hopper
As a member of the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) track team, Daniel Hopper suffered a hamstring injury as a member of the Blue Devils' quarter-mile-relay team. When it became apparent that the injury wasn't healing properly, a friend of Daniel's recommended that he see a chiropractor. And, when he did, that office visit not only put Daniel back on the track - it also sent the quarter-mile runner sprinting onto the chiropractic career path.

Daniel graduated from CCSU with his B.S. degree (Exercise Science & Health Promotion) in 2013, and initiated his chiropractic studies at Palmer's West campus the following year. "I knew I wanted to be in the health care field, but I wasn't sure what direction," said Daniel, a native of New Fairfield, Conn., who was captain of the Blue Devils' track and field team. "When I scheduled my appointment (for the hamstring injury), I didn't really know much about chiropractic. It was a positive experience -- both for helping me recover from my injury, and for opening my eyes to field of chiropractic, and recognizing the type of doctor I wanted to become."

In addition to the Campus Guides, Daniel also is a member of the Sports Council and the Gonstead Club; played in the "Bay Area Classic" basketball game again Life West; and also plays on Palmer's West campus softball team.

When Daniel isn't playing sports or exercising, he enjoys venturing to different destinations along the west coast, or watching movies.

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Michael Klein

Michael Klein
Michael suffered a severe injury while playing high-school football in his hometown of Stockbridge, Wisc. After seeing several medical professionals, Michael was told it would be at least a month before he could return to the field. Then Michael sought the care of a local chiropractor - and returned to action within the week. As Michael completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (from which he graduated with a major in biology, and a minor in chemistry), he began to narrow the focus of his career path - and found himself heading toward the chiropractic profession.

"After more research, and continued treatment, I came to the conclusion that manual therapy is one amazing tool," said Michael, an avid fitness enthusiast, who is very involved with athletics, and weight-training. Once Michael decided to pursue the chiropractic career-path, he began to the process of deciding which chiropractic college to attend. In the course of the process, one campus stood out.

"Palmer's West campus, on the contrary, gave me a clear impression of their intentions: to provide me with the information and ability necessary to become a successful doctor - while letting me find my own 'niche' within the profession."

Michael says the Sports Council program is another major reason he chose to attend Palmer's West campus. In addition to the Campus Guides, he participates in a variety of other clubs, and has participated in inter-quarter basketball, football and volleyball tournaments

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John Lin
A native of Taiwan, John grew up in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and earned his B.S. (kinesiology) from McGill Univ. in Montreal. He was inspired to pursue the chiropractic career path after positive results as a patient for treatment of a sports-injury he suffered in high school. John enjoys playing a variety of sports, including competitive badminton, and ultimate Frisbee. In addition to the Campus Guides, John also is active with the Motion Palpation and Applied Kinesiology clubs. Upon graduating, John’s goal is to return home, and establish his practice in Vancouver.

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Vivian Ly considers the greater southern California region as her “home,” as she grew up in San Diego, and attended undergraduate college in Orange County (where she attended the University of California at Irvine, and earned her B.S. in biological sciences). When Vivian graduated from UC-Irvine, she knew health care was her calling – the challenge was deciding which of the many career-pathways to follow. She started her profession-decision process by working in the office of a medical doctor – an experience which ultimately redirected her career path toward the chiropractic profession. “In the medical office, I quickly recognized that I wouldn’t be able to help patients as much as I wanted,” said Vivian, a rock-climbing enthusiast whose recreational interests also include outdoor activities, such as hiking, backpacking, and camping.“I was inspired to pursue the chiropractic path came after I broke my ankle rock-climbing, and completed my rehab in an integrated physical therapy and chiropractic office. I liked the chiropractic approach: addressing the problem, instead of merely putting a ‘Band-Aid’ on the problem.” Once Vivian decided to embark upon a chiropractic career, she chose to attend Palmer’s West campus (beginning Winter Quarter 2015) because of “the professors at Palmer who write the textbooks used by the chiropractic colleges; Palmer’s connection to the growing field of ‘corporate chiropractic’; the Sports Council; and the curriculum’s balance between philosophy and science.”

In addition to Campus Guides, Vivian participates in a variety of other activities, including the Rock Climbing, Motion Palpation, and R2P Clubs, and she plans to explore practice opportunities in the field of integrative medicine.

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Andrea Ormonde
Andrea grew up in Riverside, Calif., and earned her B.S. (biological studies) from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, prior to making the move to the northern part of the Golden State to pursue her chiropractic studies at Palmer's West campus in San Jose. Given that health care was her passion, Andrew knew this would ultimately become her profession. And, the more she explored health career options, the more Andrea found herself following a career path into the chiropractic profession - and heading in the direction of Palmer's West campus, which she selected for "the small class sizes, supportive family feel, and the outstanding students and faculty." In addition to the Campus Guides, Andrea also is active with a wide range of West campus extracurricular endeavors, including the Gonstead and Soft Tissue clubs, the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation, the Sports Council, and for some recreational release, the Volleyball club. "Chiropractic is everything I have ever wanted in a career -- and more!" says Andrea, who also enjoys baking, traveling, running, yoga, and cycling. "A career in the chiropractic profession not only allows you to interact with people on a daily basis, and help them to achieve an optimal level of health, but you also have the opportunity to spread the word about this amazing healing technique that works naturally with the body."

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Jessika Parham
Jessika is a Jackson, Ala., native, who earned her B.S. (medical sciences) from the Univ. of South Alabama in 2014. Jessika's interest in chiropractic was sparked while conducting orthopedic research that examined the effect of platelet rich plasma on improving the healing time of knee injuries - during which she noticed a correlation between the patients who received chiropractic care and the expediency of their healing time. Once she made the decision to enter the chiropractic profession, she decided to attend Palmer's West campus because of the diversity of the curriculum, the sports emphasis, and the friendly campus.

"I look forward to providing care in an underserved area, where I can introduce people to the positive effects of chiropractic care," says Jessika, an avid exercise enthusiast, who also enjoys fishing, and watching college football - especially the Auburn Tigers!

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Gun Poespowidjo

Gun Poespowidjojo
With a degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University, Gun Poespowidjojo was part of the first "tech boom" in the Silicon Valley in the early 2000's. When the "boom" began to fizzle, so did Gun's interest in computer engineering. So, he redirected his career path from "hi-tech" to "high touch," and became a certified personal trainer, where he could help people lose weight, gain strength, and improve sports performance and overall wellness. Like what many in the business world often encounter, in his new role as a personal trainer, Gun felt there was a "glass ceiling" impeding his ability to help his clients reach their full potential.

"In particular, I felt limited in the areas of injury rehab and posture alignment," said Gun, a native of nearby San Francisco. "I decided to pursue a career in chiropractic, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the human body."

Once Gun decided to take his post-tech career journey to another level, he says the appeal of Palmer's West campus was more than just its close proximity to family in the Bay Area.

"I was drawn to the West campus because of its strong foundation in science, and 'evidence-based' curriculum; Palmer's renowned reputation for academic excellence; and the Sports Council program," said Gun, who enjoys lifting weights, playing sports, and practicing martial arts.

In addition to the Campus Guides, Gun also is a member of many other student organizations at Palmer's West campus, including the SPEAK Club (which provides students with opportunities to build public-speaking skills through participation in community-education/awareness events), as well as several of the technique clubs: Applied Kinesiology; Diversified; Extremities; Motion Palpation.

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Kirtpaul Sandu
Kirtpaul is a Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada native, and a 2013 graduate of the Univ. of the Fraser Valley (B.Sc., kinesiology) in Abbotsford, B.C. As a youth, Kirtpaul suffered a severe injury playing hockey, which resulted in reoccurring back pain. After a few visits to a chiropractor, he was out of pain and injury free. As Kirtpaul began to consider career-path options, his interest in health care, combined with his experience as a patient, guided him toward the chiropractic profession.

"My chiropractor was the only doctor who was able to make me feel better, and eventually achieve a pain-free level of health," says Kirtpaul, a member of the hockey team at Palmer's West campus, who has already surfed at many Bay Area beaches.

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Alex Silver

Alex Silver
Alex Silver was heading toward a career in firefighting when he realized that he was sell-suited to provide a different type of life-impacting service. A chiropractic patient from a young age, Alex now looks forward to helping his future patients reap the same health benefits he has enjoyed from life-long care.

"While training to become a firefighter, I discovered that helping people was my true passion," said Alex, a Malibu, Calif., native, who graduated from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (B.S., environmental studies). "Having personally benefited from chiropractic care since I was young, I became very interested in the chiropractic profession, and decided to pursue a new and exciting career path."

Once Alex made the decision to pursue a career in chiropractic, he chose Palmer's West campus, because, "I wanted to stay in California; Palmer teaches the perfect balance of philosophy and evidenced-based chiropractic; and student experience at the West campus provides many learning opportunities beyond the core curriculum, from guest speakers, to extracurricular clubs, and other unique programs, such as the Sports Council."

In addition to the Campus Guides and the Sports Council, Alex is a member of the Motion Palpation, Diversified, and Applied Kinesiology Clubs, as well as the West campus student chapter of the American Chiropractic Association (SACA), and the Rock Climbing Club.

Alex enjoys surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and mountain-biking - and, between classes, he enjoys playing table-tennis in the West campus student lounge!

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Stephanie Stensaas is a native of Stoughton, Wisc., who entered the program at Palmer’s West campus in Winter Quarter ’16. Prior to enrolling at Palmer, Stephanie earned her B.S. in biology (cell biology and physiology emphasis, with a chemistry minor) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Drawn to a career in the health care profession from a young age, the challenge for Stephanie was deciding which path to follow. That uncertainty gained clear focus when she gained a first-hand perspective about the chiropractic profession, when she spent some time observing practice activities in the offices of two Palmer Davenport alumni. “Chiropractic offered exactly the type of health care career I was looking for,” said Stephanie, who has enjoyed exploring and experiencing the many attractions and activities the Bay Area has to offer. “The hands-on, preventative and non-invasive approach, the way it provides patients with life-long care, and the opportunity to form more personal relationships with patients is what makes chiropractic so appealing.”

In addition to Campus Guides, Stephanie also is a member of the West campus student chapter of the American Chiropractic Association (SACA), the Sports Council, and the SPEAK (Student Patient Education and Knowledge), Diversified, Motion Palpation, and Rock Climbing Clubs.

“I considered all three Palmer campuses, and felt San Jose was the best fit for me, due to the evidence-based curriculum, the strong sports emphasis, the opportunity to experience living outside of the Midwest – and the way I felt like a part of the community from the moment I was greeted for my campus tour!”

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Ashley Uy
Ashey Uy, from Trabuco Canyon in southern California, earned her B.A. (psychology, San Diego State Univ.) and M.S. (exercise science and health promotion, Calif. Univ. of Pennsylvania), and worked as a corporate health coach before making the decision to combine her collective skills and interests, and pursue her chiropractic degree at Palmer’s San Jose campus.

“Chiropractic is the perfect marriage of my love of athletics and the human body, and my passion for helping people,” said Ashley, a long-distance runner in college.

“I look forward to utilizing my skills as a health coach, where I was able to help guide people toward making long-term lifestyle changes, and applying them as a doctor of chiropractic, to fully address an individual’s health and wellness from a full-body perspective, and to help them live a healthy and active life.”

In addition to the Campus Guides, Ashley has been active with a variety of other extracurricular activities at Palmer’s San Jose campus, including the Sports Council, the Motion Palpation Club, and the Soft Tissue Club.

Ashley also serves as her class’ Associated Student Government representative; has worked as a student tutor; and has assisted San Jose campus faculty with research projects. (She acknowledges Palmer’s leadership in the field of chiropractic research as one of the motivating factors that impacted her decision to attend a Palmer campus.)

An outdoor enthusiast, Ashley, whose goal is to return home and develop a southern California-based practice, enjoys “sports that connect me with Mother Nature,” including surfing, mountain-biking, snowboarding, cooking, and watching (and performing!) improve comedy.

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Anne Marie Vicencio
Anne Marie Vicencio
Many chiropractic students are inspired to pursue chiropractic careers following a positive experience as a patient, and regard the doctor who cared for them as their "chiropractic mentor." Anne Marie Vicencio also has a chiropractic "mentor." However, her inspirational mentorship is not the result of personal care, but from her internship in the athletic training department at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. - where Tony Kearns, D.C., a 2007 graduate of Palmer's West campus, is the director of sports medicine. "Observing Dr. Kearns, I was able to see how chiropractic treatment benefited the athletes who came in," said Anne Marie, who graduated from St. Mary's with a B.A. in "Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance." "To see the immediate results of the care was something I'd never seen before - which sparked my interest in the chiropractic profession," added the Hayward, Calif., native.

Anne Marie acknowledges the fact that her chiropractic mentor is an alumnus, along with the close proximity to her family in the East Bay, and the great weather, made Palmer's West campus quite appealing as the school to attend. However, other features factored in her decision-making process. "I like Palmer's evidence-based curriculum, and the strong Sports Council program," said Anne Marie, who enjoys rock-climbing, playing sports that keep her active - and anything and everything Disney-related!

In addition to the Campus Guides, Anne Marie participates in a variety of other student activities at Palmer's West campus, including the Diversified, Extremities, Motion Palpation, Soft Tissue technique clubs, as well as the Rock Climbing Club, and the West campus student chapter of the American Chiropractic Association (SACA).

And when Anne Marie becomes an intern in the Palmer Chiropractic Clinic, she hopes to return to St. Mary's, to associate with her chiropractic mentor, Dr. Kearns, in the special internship program that enables selected interns from Palmer's West campus to assist Dr. Kearns with the evaluation, assessment and treatment of student athletes, and to interact with members of the St. Mary's sports medicine team.

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Danielle Walsh is a native of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, who entered the program at Palmer’s West campus in Fall Quarter ‘15. Prior to enrolling at Palmer, Danielle earned her Bachelor of Kinesiology & Extended Psychology Minor from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbottsford, B.C. Like many Palmer students, Danielle’s desire to enter the chiropractic profession was inspired by a positive experience as a patient. “While competing in sports, I suffered a recurring injury, and was told I wouldn’t be able to play again,” said Danielle, whose recreational interests include yoga, hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. “I sought chiropractic care, which enabled me to play – and motivated me to pursue a chiropractic career.” Danielle says she chose to attend Palmer’s West campus, “due to the evidence-based curriculum; how well-prepared Palmer graduates are for their career; and the positive environment created by the supportive staff and friendly student body.”

In addition to Campus Guides, Danielle also is a member of the Sports Council, and hopes to open a practice in her hometown of Vancouver.

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Jessica Yeung
Jessica is a native of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, where she completed her Palmer prerequisites while studying environmental science at the University of British Columbia. Jessica's journey into the chiropractic followed sojourns along other career paths, none of which filled her with any degree of passion and purpose. Then a family friend encouraged Jessica to visit a local chiropractor. She didn't receive a hands-on adjustment, but the inspirational impact of the visit prompted an "adjustment" of Jessica's career-path direction - toward the chiropractic health field.

"I was impressed by the fact that the doctor not only helped her patients achieve relief from pain, through hands-on care, but made an equally strong commitment to educating her patients in ways to stay pain-free," says Jessica, who loves baking, and is always open to a game of ultimate or badminton.

In addition to the Campus Guides, Jessica is involved with a variety of other clubs and student organizations at Palmer's West campus, including: Campus Ministries, SPEAK (Student Patient Education and Knowledge), the Motion Palpation Club, and the Soft Tissue Club.

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Scherina Alli
Scherina grew up just outside of the Twin Cities, in Burnsville, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her first Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on Microbiology and Molecular Biology, and her second Bachelor's in Pre-Clinical Health Sciences. Being the first generation born in the United States was not easy, and there was much exploring to do as far as career choice. After years of schooling, research and shadowing, Scherina came across a position as a chiropractic assistant. Having known nothing about chiropractic, the positive energy from the field and amazing results and experiences had her sold. It was an instant attraction to the profession and the desire to know everything there is to know about chiropractic that led her to Palmer College of Chiropractic. After so many years of research and shadowing, chiropractic was the only profession that made sense to her. This approach to holistic healing was a perfect fit for Scherina and the abundance of support from her family and friends has encouraged her to pursue her dream of helping others to live their full potential. Outside of school, Scherina enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring anything fitness related as well as nutrition.

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Chloe Barnes
Cloe was born in Montreal, Canada and attended James Madison University for her B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Coaching Education. During her time there, she had many opportunities to shadow various fields in health care. However, what spoke to her most was chiropractic. She was first exposed to chiropractic in high school when her father took her to see his practitioner and since then, she was sold. She loved the individualized care and interaction between patient and doctor, especially considering how impersonal western medicine is becoming. She hopes to open her own practice and create an integrative treatment center that can cater to all needs. Cloe chose Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus because she loved the idea of being hands on at the beginning of the curriculum and attending the College where chiropractic began.

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FL Kaitlyn Bassett

Kaitlyn Bassett
Kaitlyn was born in Jackson, Michigan and attended Hillsdale College for her B.S. in Biochemistry. She grew up in a very loving home and continues to be close to her parents and two sisters. She has received Chiropractic care since she was ten years old and began to consider it for a career in high school. She shadowed two chiropractors and fell in love with the Florida campus on her first visit. Kaitlyn loves sports of all kinds and played basketball and volleyball in high school. She continues her interest in fitness and hopes to incorporate it into her chiropractic practice. Kaitlyn loves to travel and has visited 48 out of the 50 States, 4 Canadian provinces and Mexico. She loves reading, swimming, jet skiing, snow skiing, boating and bicycling. You will often find her at the beach. Kaitlyn chose Palmer College of Chiropractic because she wanted to serve others and become “the best of the best”. She is a very passionate person and she wanted an environment that would encourage such passion.

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Martin Booth
Martin Booth
Martin Booth is a local to the Port Orange area and could not imagine living anywhere else. He is one of two biological children of Martin Sr. and Becky Booth and was fortunate to be raised in a very lively home, with his parents fostering over 150 children throughout their years of dedicated service to foster care. This upbringing taught Martin how to love, share; accept differences and the importance of community. Martin spent most of his teen years and young adult life working in Emergency Medical Services as a paramedic and firefighter, serving Volusia and Flagler Counties. Coupled with his time in service, he also led an exciting and rewarding career as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. After treating individuals with chronic disease day after day, he decided to follow his passion for prevention and wellness, leading to initiate a chiropractic career.

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Bryan Call
Bryan Call
Being raised in an allopathic environment, Bryan never grew up knowing about chiropractic. After suffering through a terrible ski accident where he fractured two vertebrae was where chiropractic came into his life. Not knowing his condition for 3 years and then being informed by a chiropractor was inspiring. His wife convinced him to go see the chiropractor and he had an amazing experience. That was the beginning and passion was the result.

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Christina Ciotti
Christina Ciotti
Christina Ciotti, who also goes by Christy, spent most of her childhood in Virginia Beach, Virg. She started her undergraduate career at a small rural college in Radford, Virg. After two years, she transferred to Christopher Newport University, which was closer to home, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a Minor in Business Administration. After graduation, Christina started her career in the Washington D.C. area on a grant to develop a nationwide educational curriculum to teach law enforcement about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. While working in Washington D.C., Christina was able to travel around the country as the lead project assistant for the trainers and staff and was able to speak at many different meetings and conferences. Though her career provided her with many opportunities, she still felt as if there was another purpose for her. After some personal reflection, Christina decided she wanted a career within the health care industry in which she could have the freedom to make her own decisions, serve the community, and be able to find self-fulfillment. Making a decision to pursue chiropractic began through Christina's own view on health, natural healing, and nutrition, as well as her desire to help people with a more non-invasive, hands-on approach. After some extensive research, job shadowing, and of course helpful talks with friends and family, Christina ended up choosing the chiropractic profession and Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, Fla. Christina feels that she has found her perfect fit with chiropractic and would like to help others pursue their dreams of becoming part of this life-changing profession as well.

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Sean Gimbert
Sean Gimbert
A native of Virginia, Sean come from a small rural community and grew up as an only child by the guidance of his two wonderful parents. During his early years, his mother and father instilled the importance of health and allowing the body to express its innate healing potential without unnecessary drugs and surgery. Sean graduated from Virginia Teach and received a Bachelor's of Science and minor in Medicine and Society. Besides Chiropractic, he's also passionate about music and has the blessing of performing professionally in the local area. Sean's passionate about the Campus Guide organization because of the importance it played in his decision to pursue chiropractic and apply to Palmer through the exemplary guidance he was given by a former campus guide. He hopes to provide similar experiences to prospective students by proudly conveying the power of the ChiropracTIC adjustment.

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Brittney Hughes
Brittney is an Alabama native with a bachelors degree in business management from Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida. After graduating she decided to pursue a degree in chiropractic and chose to do this at the Palmer Florida campus so that she could help others reach their optimal health through chiropractic. After graduating, Brittney plans to move back to Alabama and work with close relatives who are also chiropractors and share the same vision that she does. In her spare time, Brittney enjoys kayaking, fishing, canoeing and other sports.

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Jeffrey Jackson
Jeffrey grew up in Quincy, Florida in a very supporting home with one other brother. He attended the University of Florida and graduated with a B.A. in Spanish Linguistics while taking additional pre-med courses to prepare for graduate school. Jeffrey was first introduced to the chiropractic profession after getting into a car accident and undergoing chiropractic treatment first hand. Being inspired by the benefits of chiropractic, he decided to assist his mother around her job at the local chiropractic office from time to time and became close to the chiropractor that his mother worked for. After traveling to the Dominican Republic to work as a volunteer for a few months, Jeffrey decided that his then career choice major as an engineer was not going to satisfy him for the rest of his life; and he soon realized that what made him happy was helping others personally and building quality relationships. From there, he researched more about the chiropractic profession and potential school options and was recommended Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus. Jeffrey can definitely say that Palmer was one of the best choices he has made and the experiences and bonds that he has made since starting classes will benefit him and his career for the rest his life, as well as show as a reminder as to why he chose to pursue a career as a chiropractor.

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Samantha Jordan
I worked alongside a team of chiropractors that inspired me to pursue a career in chiropractic. The way they represented the profession, provided quality care for their patients, and overall promoted a great environment in their practice made me want to aspire to be like them. I gained confidence that Palmer was for me by the quality of professionalism, adjusting technique and knowledge that these Palmer chiropractors embodied.

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FL Mickey O'Donovan
Mickey O'Donovan
Mickey was born in the small, rural town of Pittston, Penn. and was the older of two boys. Throughout high school and college he had always known that he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, just not which part. After receiving a B.S. in Biology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Penn., he was convinced that he wanted to enter into Physical Therapy. He had never even considered Chiropractic until his wife; Danielle was involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents. Following Danielle through her chiropractic treatment and seeing, first-hand, how quickly she was able to recover from her injuries made him believe in the power of chiropractic medicine and he immediately wanted to get involved. Palmer's sterling reputation and welcoming faculty/staff made it an easy choice for pursuing his chiropractic education. Always active, he enjoys being outdoors, Palmer's various intramural sports and relaxing with his dog, Fozzie.

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Jessica Ostrander
Jessica Ostrander
Jessica was born in Lapeer, Mich., where she spent the first half of her childhood before moving with her family to Wyoming, which is where she now calls home. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Jessica found her passion in helping others achieve their maximum wellness potential as a personal trainer and fitness manager. Towards the end of her college career, Jessica knew she wanted to expand on her knowledge of the human body; her love of a natural and healthy lifestyle led her to the field of chiropractic. Jessica had chosen Palmer College of Chiropractic right off the bat because of its reputation within the chiropractic community. Spending the latter half of her life in the mountains, there was no doubt in her mind that she wanted to go to school in sunny Florida. Jessica is excited to continue with her education as a Doctor of Chiropractic and looks forward to helping others discover the journey of a healthy lifestyle. Outside of school, Jessica enjoys almost anything fitness related, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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Jessica Rodriguez
Jessica grew up in Puerto Rico, where a big part of the Hispanic culture is music and dancing. Since she was little she shared her passion for dancing with her mother. Later her mother was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Jessica began to worry about how her bones might restrict her from dancing and enjoying her passion. With this in mind she started to guide her life to a career in which she could help others enjoy their passion. Her parents showed her the meaning of hard work by working untiringly to compensate for the bad economy in their country and to give her the education they weren’t able to receive. Jessica worked hard to receive a bachelor degree majoring in biomedical science. As a Hispanic, she believes helping one another is in her nature, and being able to improve someone’s life by doing something she cares about shaped her career decision to study at Palmer College of Chiropractic

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Amber Scott
Amber was raised in the small town of Curwensville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Natural Science; Pre-Chiropractic concentration. She was the first one in her family to graduate college, and could not have done it without her mother, sister and grandmother. They are her number one supporters in everything she does. Amber chose her career path early in life thanks to a knee injury. Rather than pursue a second knee surgery she decided to take a less invasive, holistic approach. This is when she started her chiropractic journey and became a patient. It was an influential decision because it was her first exposure to chiropractic and helped her avoid an invasive surgery. From that day on it became her passion to one day be able to provide that option for someone else. In her opinion there are too many people out there that are uneducated about the benefits of chiropractic care. Her long term goal is to educate as many people as she can about chiropractic. Aside from all things chiropractic, she enjoys playing with her boxer pup Marley and exploring/traveling to new places. Her favorite sports teams (abandoning her Pennsylvania roots) are the Green Bay Packers (Roll Pack!) and the Ohio State Buckeyes (O-H-I-O). 

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Tony Vizzini
Tony Vizzini
Tony was born into a large family in Rockledge, Florida. He lived in six different states as a child until his family ended up in Melbourne, Florida. He received his Bachelor's in Exercise Science at the University of West Florida. While at UWF, Tony was the captain of the golf team. They won many conferences under his leadership. He was the President of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, and served on Student Council as the Secretary of Treasure. He has two chiropractors in his family, which sparked his interest in the career. He worked as a Chiropractic Assistant in Pensacola, Florida while completing his B.S. He applied to Palmer because of the reputation the school has in the community. The doctor he worked for inspired him to apply to Palmer’s Florida campus for the location and the early hands on experience he would get. His plan is to bring his interest in nutrition, health and supplementation into his future practice.

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