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Summer 2009

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Dr. Elaine Falak, ’46, Warragul, VIC, Australia, retired from practice in 1990. She is 92 years old and through chiropractic care, her spine is inline and she’s feeling fine.

Dr. Stanley Bolton, ’48, Sydney, NSW, Australia, has retired from practice. He is the history editor and assistant editor of the Chiropractic Journal of Australia. E-mail:


Dr. Jack Donovan, ’50, Carroll, Iowa, recently celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary. Dr. Donovan is a member of the Parker College Board of Trustees. Phone: (712) 792-3716.


Dr. Robert Goldberg, ’60, and his wife, Verna, Louisville, Ky., are pleased to announce the birth of their fifth great-grandchild, a boy, born March 16, 2009. E-mail:

Dr. James Rippel, ’61, recently celebrated practicing 45 years at his office in Denham Springs, La. Phone: (225) 664-4035, website:


Dr. Thomas Rexroth, ’70, West Burlington, Iowa, recently completed his second book, “Animal Colony”. The book is available at Phone: (319) 752-4544, e-mail:

Dr. Howard Hunt, ’73, Fairfield, Iowa, celebrated the birth of his granddaughter, Maya, on June 28, 2008. Phone: (641) 472-4323, e-mail: hlhchiro@

Dr. Rex Jones, ’74, Spencer, Iowa, was elected to the Advantage Chiropractic Network Board of Directors. Dr. Jones also recently adopted an 11-year-old son, Sergy, from the Ukraine. Phone: (712) 262-3517.

Dr. Bradley Chicoine, ’75, Sioux City, Iowa, recently announced that his daughter, Jennifer Chicoine, D.C., joined his practice. Phone: (712) 252-8633, e-mail:

Dr. Glenda Foy, ’75, Aledo, Ill., was presented a 25- year community service award by the Aledo, Ill., Chamber of Commerce. Phone: (309) 582-2222, e-mail:

Dr. Kelly Reed, ’75, Bakersfield, Calif., recently started his second year as team chiropractor for a local women’s roller derby team, The Bakersfield Diamond Divas. Phone: (661) 322-3997, e-mail:

Dr. Dennis Lopez, ’76, has a new office, Core Health Care, located at 5260 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, IA 52806. Dr. Lopez continues to work as a faculty clinician at Palmer’s Davenport Campus. Phone: (563) 391-2673, e-mail:

Suzanne Somer

Ronald Cohn, D.C., ’77, co-director of holistic health at one of the southeast’s largest integrative health clinics was recognized as one of the best doctors to see by Suzanne Somers in her book “Breakthrough,” which was released last fall. He also was recently appointed the orthopedic chair of the 2010 program of the Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics.

Dr. Eric Gren, ’77, San Antonio, Texas, and his wife, Crystal, have opened a home office where they are senior monitors in clinical trials. Phone: (210) 497- 0148, e-mail:

Dr. Peter Schnider, ’78, Solothurn, Switzerland, earned his Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Schnider is now teaching Applied Kinesiology to the chiropractic community in Switzerland. Phone: (41) 32-622-1818, e-mail:

Dr. Steven R. Brown, ’79, has moved his practice, Brown Chiropractic Center, to 30 Lynoak Cv., Jackson, TN 38305. Phone: (731) 668-3399.

Dr. Kurt Wood, ’79, Davenport, Iowa, was recently named a Board of Trustees emeritus at Upper Iowa University. He is the executive dean for Clinic Affairs at Palmer College. E-mail: kurt.wood@


Dr. James Dubel, ’80, Red Bank, N.J., has been in charge of Philosophy Weekend in New Jersey since 1991. Website:

Dr. Thomas Nosser, ’81, Shreveport, La., is president of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana. Phone: (318) 868-6508, e-mail:

Dr. Randall Stange, ’81, Orange City, Iowa, has been elected president of the Iowa Chiropractic Society. Phone: (712) 737-6824; e-mail: stangecc@

Dr. Steven Messerschmidt, ’82, Juneau, Alaska, attended the graduation of his daughter, Dr. Stefanie Messerschmidt, ’09, from the Davenport Campus, on Feb. 27, 2009. Phone: (907) 789- 5189, e-mail:

Dr. Greg Pitman, ’84, Cincinnati, Ohio, opened Family Tree Chiropractic and Wellness Center in May 2007. Phone: (513) 777-0024, e-mail:

Dr. Dan Thomas Noerenberg, ’86, Elgin, Ill., welcomed a granddaughter, Nola Kay, on Jan. 5, 2009. Phone: (847) 695-0220.

Dr. Rowen Pfeifer, ’87, moved his office, Living Health Chiropractic, Inc., to 1608 Westgate Circle, Ste. 100, Brentwood, TN 37027. Phone: (615) 373- 3345, e-mail:

Dr. Diana (Hoffman) Henson, ’88, Lanark, Ill., and her husband, Bob, recently adopted a one-yearold boy, Anton Alexander, from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Phone: (815) 493-8706; e-mail:

Dr. Monica Schnack,’88, has been elected president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society, the largest chiropractic organization in Illinois. Phone: (309) 452-9097; e-mail:


Dr. David Anderson, ’91, West Palm Beach, Fla., is president of the Palmer Beach County Chiropractic Society. Phone: (561) 683-4971, e-mail:

Drs. Steven Basler, ’91, and Kathy Langemak Basler, ’91, East Greenwich, R.I., had their fifth child, Jacoby James, on March 17, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Luigi DiRubba, ’93, Cheshire, Conn., and his wife, Anna Maria, had their sixth child, a daughter, Antoinella. He also was recently named a 2008 Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association. Dr. DiRubba is a past president of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council. Phone (203) 272-3239, e-mail:

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., continues to volunteer his support to the Division 1 Denver Highlanders Rugby Football Club. Phone: (303) 452-2678; e-mail:

Dr. George Khoury, ’95, Cecil, Pa., was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic. Phone: (412) 220-1800,

Dr. Michael Burak, ’96, and his wife, Marnie, Jamison, Pa., had a son, Hayden Blake, on Dec. 10, 2008. Phone: (215) 938-6040, e-mail:

Dr. Joseph Carew, ’96, is a member of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, he is also a Fellow of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board. Phone: (803) 252-0108, e-mail: drjosephcarewdc@

Dr. Todd Hubbard, ’96, and his wife, Amy (Hoefler) Hubbard, C.T., ’92, Bettendorf, Iowa, had a son, William Sawyer, on Dec. 15, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Eric Russell, ’96, is now an Associate Professor of Chiropractic Techniques, Philosophy and Associated Practices at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Russell also maintains his practice, Beacon Chiropractic, in Commerce, Texas. E-mail:

Dr. Denise Wahlert, ’96, Davenport, Iowa, married Joseph Bohr, on Oct. 25, 2008. E-mail: drbohr1025@

Drs. Dan Weinert, ’96, and Neleigh Weinert, ’07, Davenport, Iowa, had a daughter, Eisley Lane, on April 3, 2009. E-mail:

Dr. Perry Nickelston

Perry Nickelston, D.C., ’97, has become a regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic. His column, “Practice Success Strategies,” covers all aspects of running a chiropractic office, from clinical to business topics.

Dr. April Roybal, ’97, is now working at Spokane Chiropractic Sports Injury Clinic in Spokane, Wash. Phone: (509) 465-8400, e-mail: draroybal@

Dr. Michelle Rose, ’98, Virginia Beach, Va., was listed as one of the profession’s most influential chiropractors ages 40 and under in the June/July 2008 Today’s Chiropractic Lifestyle.

Dr. Grethe Flatjord, ’99, Ørsta, Norway, opened her new clinic, Kiropraktikk og Helse Ørsta, on Oct. 10, 2008. Phone: +(79) 7196457, e-mail: grethe_dc@

Dr. Brian Leaf, ’99, Delaware, Ohio, built and opened his new practice in June of 2008, and hired Luke Reinhart, D.C., Davenport ’06, to work in it. Already, four of Dr. Leaf’s patients have shown an interest in attending Palmer. Phone: (740) 363-9705; e-mail:

Dr. Craig Pruitt, ’99, and his wife, Nicole, Middletown, R.I., recently had a son, Caleb Anthony. Phone: (401) 847-5165; e-mail: veanna@


Dr. Courtney (Carmichael) Schwartz, ’00, Spencer, Iowa, and her husband, Doug, had a daughter, Mia Elizabeth, on June 21, 2007. Phone: (712) 264-8829, e-mail:

Dr. Mark Frideres, ’00, Nevada, Iowa, adopted a daughter, Lillian Jean, in 2007 from Korea. Phone: (515) 382-2128, e-mail:

Dr. Franz Aukee, ’01, Ironwood, Mich., and his wife, Dana, had a son, Brenden Michael, on Jan. 26, 2009. E-mail:

Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter, ’01, and her husband, Marc, Geneva, Ill., had a daughter, Ella Jo, on Jan. 24, 2009. Phone: (630) 584-5200; e-mail:

Dr. Brandon Zoller, ’02, Hamilton, Ohio, had a son, Nathaniel Grant, on Aug. 1, 2008. Phone: (513) 939-7144, e-mail:

Drs. Lola and David Capps, ’03, Arlington, Va., had a son, Lachlan Cooley, on Jan. 11, 2009. E-mail:

Dr. Becky Hustedt, ’03, Sutherland, Iowa, and her husband, Brent, had a daughter, Chloe Ann, on May 25, 2008. Dr. Hustedt continues to practice at her clinic, Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center PC. E-mail:

Drs. Kelly and Gordon Janssen, ’03, opened Chiropraktikk Zentrum Wiesbaden in May 2008 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Website: www.chiropraktikk-

Dr. Chris Dinning, ’04, purchased Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Mount Carroll, Ill., in August 2007. He then married Paulina Maltas in September 2008. Together they have four children. Phone: (815) 244-7746, e-mail: cornerstonechiropractic@

Dr. Tammie Gibson, ’04, Belle Chasse, La., married Gregory Lee Carr in July 2005. Dr. Gibson and Gregory had a son, Bryce Mason, on April 16, 2006. Phone: (504) 319-8861, e-mail: doctort2003@

Dr. Robert B. Hatcher II, ’04, North Liberty, Iowa, and his wife, Anne, had a son, Robert Bowen III, on March 9, 2009. E-mail:

Dr. Kelly Lange, ’04, Ashland, Ore., received her CCSP certification in November 2007. Phone: (541) 482-3492, e-mail:

Dr. Joshua Winslow, ’04, Kirkland, Wash., and his wife, Cori, had a son, Grant, on Jan. 22, 2009. Phone: (425) 820-2101, e-mail: drjosh@soundlifechiropractic. com.

Dr. Thomas Anderson, ’05, Urbandale, Iowa, joined the Iowa Chiropractic Society Board of Directors and the doctor to doctor committee. Phone: (515) 252-7070, e-mail: andersonfamilychiropractic@

Dr. Karla Adair, ’06, North Liberty, Iowa, and her husband, Nathan, C.T., ’05, had a son, Sam Nathan, on Dec. 28, 2008.

Dr. Nicole Ferguson, ’06, Jewell, Iowa, had a daughter, Kyra Marie Leahy, in 2007. Dr. Ferguson opened Jewell Family Chiropractic Clinic in 2008. Phone: (515) 827-9008, e-mail:

Dr. Kristin Vike-Steinich, ’06, Mt. Horeb, Wis., had a daughter, Addison Marie, on Nov. 12, 2008. Phone: (608) 437-5585, e-mail:

Drs. Neleigh Weinert, ’07, and Dan Weinert, ’96, Davenport, Iowa, had a daughter, Eisley Lane, on April 3, 2009. E-mail: nmweinert@gmail-com.

Dr. Brent DeRocher ’08, opened DeRocher Chiropractic and Acupuncture at 2351 Sunset Dr., Ste. 8, Norwalk, Iowa 50021.(515) 285-9030, e-mail:

Dr. Megan DeTray, ’08, opened DeTray Chiropractic Center located at 1844 E. Second St., Defiance, OH 43512. Phone: (419) 785-4215, e-mail: meg_catie@

Dr. Enrico Dolcecore, ’08, and his fiancé, opened Crowfoot Chiro Centre, in Calgary, Alta., Canada, on Nov. 1, 2008. Phone: (403) 239-3000; e-mail:

Dr. Anglea (Pfeifer) Michaud, ’08, had a baby, Michael Galen, on May 1, 2009. E-mail:

Drs. Carson Muth and Natalie (Newman) Muth, ’08, opened Plains Chiropractic & Accupuncture at 3750 32nd Ave., Ste. 103, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Phone: (701) 361-8482, e-mail:

Drs. Patrick Newhouse, ’08, and Jackie (Dukes) Newhouse, ’08, recently opened Health from Within Moline in Moline, Ill. Website:

Dr. Tara Stateler, ’08, and her husband, Mark, had a son, Bo Brian, on Jan. 1, 2009. E-mail:

Dr. Brent Zoller, ’08, Cincinnati, Ohio, was married on Dec. 29, 2007. Dr. Zoller is working at Family Tree Chiropractic with Dr. Greg Pitman, ’84. Phone: (513) 777-0024, e-mail:

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