My name is Amanda Lajoie. I am from Nashua, New Hampshire. I received my Bachelors in Biology from Fairfield University. I have dreamed about becoming a Chiropractor since I was little. Chiropractic is such an amazing profession; it's not simply a career, but a way of life. I feel extremely blessed to be here at Palmer and to be apart of the Center for Business Development. The Center for Business Development is an extremely valuable resource because it provides students with the skills that are necessary to succeed after graduation. I believe it is extremely important for the success of the Chiropractic profession as a whole that students receive a well-rounded education.
My name is Danae Sunderman, and I'm from Fremont, Nebraska. I completed my Bachelor's Degree of Exercise Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I'm dedicating my life to chiropractic because I want to serve and love people in the best capacity that I possibly can. I care for people to their core, and I know that the power of chiropractic heals people in a way that drastically transforms lives. I want to give people hope and help them be in the best health possible so that they can live life to the fullest. Chiropractors should be passionate and have big dreams, but we also need to personally invest ourselves in a solid business education. I am excited to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development because they are dedicated to equipping every student with the tools necessary to operate a chiropractic office with excellence and confidence.
My name is Missy Wessels and I am from Manchester, Iowa. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The holistic approach and the determination to make a difference in people's lives is why I have chosen to be a Chiropractor. I am passionate and committed to showing others that through Chiropractic care, our bodies can heal, nourish and maintain itself in ways that provide long term benefit and overall health. I believe that the Palmer Center for Business Development will equip students to be strong and innovative practitioners in the Chiropractic field as well as develop into successful business professionals. I am incredibly fortunate and blessed to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development and the Ambassador Program.
Hello, my name is D'Anthony Doss and I am from Eureka Illinois. I received my bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Eureka College, Illinois. The word “excitement” would be an understatement on how I feel about attending Palmer College of Chiropractic. What brought me into the world of chiropractic was the idea of being able to serve others, to heal others, through the power of my hands. The Palmer Business Center for Development is a great on campus destination for those eager to learn, and be more exposed to the ins and outs of running a business. I'm very pleased to be on the ambassador team and look forward to spreading the knowledge I gain from this program to my fellow peers, and hopefully you!
Hello, My name is Kalie Harrod and I am from Louisville, Kentucky. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky. I have been around Chiropractic my entire life. My Dad is a Chiropractor in Louisville and I cannot wait for the day when I finally get to practice with him. Chiropractic is not only my career path, but it also saved my quality of life. Without the treatment my dad gave me after a bad car accident, along with the treatment I received for a congenital back problem, I would not be the same person today. I have seen first hand how important the business side of a Chiropractic profession is and how vital the Business Center at Palmer can help me, along with the rest of the Palmer students, succeed after graduation. I am excited and very fortunate to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development that will help me gain knowledge that I can bring from this program to my peers!
My Name is Darin Toone and I am from Tremonton, UT. I graduated from Weber State University with a major in Microbiology. I chose to enter the field of chiropractic based on my desire to help others not only heal, but to do so in a natural way. Coming from a largely science background I found my confidence in the business aspect of practice to be lacking. The business center offers all of the tools and knowledge needed to become an efficient business owner. I therefore find myself very grateful to be involved as a business ambassador. With the education gained at Palmer and the business savvy developed from the business center, I willI feel confidant walking out of the doors of Palmer ready to take on the challenges of being a Chiropractor.
My name is Felicia Devine and I am from Tucson, Arizona. I received my bachelor’s degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I was drawn to chiropractic because of a personal injury and its all natural approach to healing. Knowledge in the business field is key to running a smooth and successful practice and the business center is geared towards helping current and former Palmer students in gaining those skills. I also play for and hold an executive position on the Palmer women’s rugby team.
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 Chris Gouveia and I am from Ottawa Canada. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, majoring in Human Kinetics. After suffering several stubborn injuries playing competitive hockey I was referred to a chiropractor for treatment, which opened my eyes to chiropractic's different approach to health care. After several successful rehabilitation stints I knew that chiropractic was the profession for me. My long term goal is to open my own chiropractic rehabilitation practice in order to help athletes recover from their injuries and get back to their sport. The business centre has provided me with the tools and resources to complement my education at Palmer and will help me achieve my business goals. As an international student my goal is to help other international students like myself get involved in the business centre. I am excited to be a part of the Student Business Ambassador program and look forward to helping my peers realize their chiropractic business potential.
My name is Logan Gill and I am from Wake Forest, North Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from High Point University in May of 2015. My decision to attend Palmer was strongly influenced by my chiropractor, a Palmer graduate. During my time here in Davenport, Palmer will undoubtedly provide the tools necessary to become an incredible heath care provider. The Center for Business Development will provide the tools necessary to successfully translate the science, philosophy, and art of chiropractic to those in need. Through skills learned in the Center for Business Development, you will feel confident in your ability to head out into the work force, and ultimately become the best and most successful doctor you can be. Our job as student ambassadors is to help you! Please feel free to contact me/us with any questions you may have!
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.
Hello, my name is Grace Irwin. I am passionate about preventive healthcare and wellness. Prior to attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, I held teaching, coaching, and research positions in higher education. Additionally, I worked as a Clinical Research Associate, specializing in the development of safe and effective medical therapeutics. After I receive my Doctor of Chiropractic degree, I intend to practice in an integrative healthcare setting and continue to conduct research.
It is an exciting time for the chiropractic field. There is greater support for chiropractic treatment from health authorities than ever before. This emphasizes the need for chiropractic students to receive a firm foundation in business and for graduates to receive support as their practices grow and careers undergo changes. Palmer Center for Business Development is a dynamic, integral part of Palmer College that is preparing students for the challenges and diverse opportunities that await them upon graduation. As a Student Business Ambassador, I am excited to be able to help the Palmer Center for Business Development accomplish its mission to help students and alumni build a successful career in 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.