What is your background and how did you develop the skills to start your business?
(A) I attended UNL and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa. I met a successful Chiropractor in Dallas who became my mentor. He encouraged me to join a management group for guidance and he helped me start my practice in 1995.
(Q) Do you have any specific advice for other’s who are thinking about starting their own business?
(A) Find your passion and put your whole heart into it. You must have confidence in yourself and be willing to work hard. Find a mentor and ask for advice. Treat your staff and clients fairly. Be involved in and give back to your community. Your business will have ups and downs. I have had several incredibly low points in my practice, but I fought every time and became even more successful.
(Q) Name your greatest success, or what you are most proud of, in your business experiences.
(A) I am proud of many accomplishments: Chamber, management company, community and newspaper awards, etc. However, I am most proud of our patient success stories: we have helped patients who were able to cancel their scheduled spinal surgeries, get off prescription medications and enjoy life again.
(Q) What’s an interesting fact about your business most people don’t know?
(A) We LOVE giving back to our community. We run specials for patients that allow us to give free services in exchange for donations to Metro Relief, Plano Children’s hospital and The Colony Animal Services – which we have donated over $10,000.