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.
We are accepting applications for the work-study position of Business Ambassador. Students who are in 2nd Tri in March 2018 are eligible to apply.
Davenport campus Student Ambassadors
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.
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.
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 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.
Florida campus Student Ambassadors
The Florida campus is seeking quarter onestudents to apply for the Student Ambassador work study position beginning Winter 181. 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 Winter 2018 term. Applications Due: November 22nd.
Download the Ambassador Application Packet
Donnie LeBlanc: Vice President - email@example.com
Donnie LeBlanc is from a small town called Sussex Corner, in the eastern province of New Brunswick Canada. He studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 2010-2014 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology. He has worked in the forestry industry for the last few summers with a reforestation company. He came to Palmer Florida to continue his passion for human physiology and patient care through the amazing world of Chiropractic. The Palmer Student Ambassador Program was a great opportunity to discover all of the tools and resources available through the Career Development Center, and he looks forward to helping other Palmer students who came to Palmer, like himself, with little business knowledge.
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- 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 - 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.
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!