(2.25) Jack Wolfson

Dr. Paul Wolfson was the life of the party – an incredible storyteller filled with jokes, who also finished first in his class. I still encounter his classmates who marvel at his photographic memory. This doctor – my father – was my most important mentor and ultimate hero.

But in his mid-fifties, he suddenly became depressed. Doctors and their pills couldn’t help. Then he started having trouble swallowing, frequent falls, and a loss of facial expression, leaving him a shell of the man he was. The MD’s called in Parkinsonism and eventually PSP. Every doctor seemed to be another pill pusher; one diagnosis after the other, with no one interested in understanding exactly what was going on. My dad died in 2007 after only meeting my son Noah once.

Hardened and saddened by his condition and the obliviousness of the docs, I felt hopeless. After all, I was a doctor, too. I kept thinking, “Why couldn’t I help my father in the way I desperately wanted to? Would I suffer the same fate?” The answers came through a chance meeting at a local farmer’s market…

It was there that I met my future wife, Heather, a chiropractor who insisted that most doctors were just attempting to cover up problems, not healing anyone. This epiphany of cause – what it meant to be a doctor boldly searching for the root of a patient’s problem (most often poor nutrition and exposure to chemicals) was where our focus should lie, and that science actually defended this idea.

(2.24) Jason Deitch

Dr. Jason is the co-author of the bestselling book: Discover Wellness, How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich as well and founder of the Discover Wellness Center, an emerging leader in cutting edge wellness care. Combining the skills of a variety of health care professionals with the latest technology and revolutionary concepts, Dr. Deitch is redefining our approach to health care.

WellCall Inc. is the nation's leading wellness solutions provider to employers nationwide for over 10 years.

Dr. Jason consults with and speaks to groups of employers, insurance brokers, wellness professionals and to the public to inspire them to discover how wellness is the ultimate solution to America's health care crisis.

Dr. Jason believes that we live our lives based on what we feel and what we know. We can improve our lives when we either feel differently or learn something new. Dr. Jason is committed to seeing a healthier more powerful future, through healthier more powerful people. His enthusiasm and passion for constant growth and learning is contagious.

He has worked with: Melissa Ethridge, the B52's, Beck, Belinda Carlisle of the GoGo's, members of the Wallflowers, members of Tears for Fears, and local SF radio personality Sterling James.

In addition he has also been the backstage Chiropractor for the Dave

Matthews Band in Golden Gate park concert 9.12.04

(2.23) Tim Young

Dr. Tim Young was born and raised in Springfield, MO.  After graduating in 1994 from Cleveland Chiropractic School in Kansas City, MO, Dr.Young and his family relocated to Oklahoma City where he began his own practice, Young Chiropractic.

Dr. Young is currently the Founder and President of The Oklahoma Chiropractors’ Association, Founder and President of the national chiropractic education seminar company FocusOKC, as well as the Co-Founder of Next Level Chiropractic Development company.

Along with running one of the more successful chiropractic offices in the Nation, Dr. Young excels in maintaining a balanced life and keeps his Family his first priority. Along his side is his wife Shannon, and 3 children, Ashlee, Alasha, and Aryion, and now a grandson, Copeland.

Dr. Young maintains a mission to serve his community and patients with love, compassion and gratitude.

(2.22) Matthew Loop

Since 2005, Dr. Matthew Loop has been completely immersed in social media, successfully teaching highly profitable internet growth strategies to brands, entrepreneurs, chiropractors, and practically any business specialty you can think of. He’s also  an best selling author, philanthropist, speaker, iPhone app creator, consultant, and information product developer.

Along the way, Matthew’s developed a reputation as the highest paid social media revenue strategist in North America training over 27,000 professionals. He’s the president of DCincome, which is the world’s largest custom social media marketing training company for doctors and professionals.

Matthew’s success and celebrity status in the business world have made him one of the most sought after social media business growth experts in the world. He regularly rubs elbows with industry moguls and celebrities at private events.

Matthew has an incredible ability to show others how they can easily tap into this social media tidal wave to realize exponential financial growth.

While creating an impressive list of his own success in practice and in the entrepreneurial world, Matthew has prepared major brands, public figures, and business owners for the “next generation” of communication that is recession-proof.

His public speaking events are attending by thousands of high-achievers and forward thinkers annually. Matthew is continuously happy and grateful to be able to share this life-changing information with all who come in contact with the time-tested, proven strategies he teaches on his blog, information products, and consulting programs.

If you’re a public figure and/or own a business (doing $35,000 – 35 million per year or more), Dr. Loop can show you how to dramatically increase sales and profits quickly all by harnessing the power of social media.

(2.21) Theresa & Stuart Warner

Chiropractors that have a strong desire to see children can struggle with trying to educate parents on the value of this. They may also face challenges getting accepted in their local communities. Drs. Theresa and Stuart Warner are leading experts who will teach you how to position your practice as the leader in your community for helping children in a very professional and credible way. They are pioneers at attracting the child as the first patient in the family to benefit from chiropractic care and developing platforms that catapult the chiropractor as a leader in their town for Children’s health and wellness.

Research trends supporting the technical and clinical validation for the practice of chiropractic pediatrics.
Pediatric procedures for visits 1, 2, and 3 for the pediatric patient.

Communication and promotions to report the effectiveness of chiropractic care for children to the public in a professional and credible way.

Pediatric case studies communicating the benefits of chiropractic care for children to third parties.

Drs. Stuart and Theresa Warner have revolutionized the chiropractic world by teaching chiropractors to attract the child as the first patient in the family to receive care. The Warners were known as “pediatric chiropractors” before there was such a thing as pediatric chiropractors. They have been teaching and coaching chiropractors around the world for 20 years on pediatric practice procedures, marketing, promotions and leading special events to propel them to become leaders in their communities. In 1995, the pair founded the celebrity and government endorsed Kids Day America/International™, the biggest day ever for chiropractors helping children. Every year chiropractors join the over 2,000 chiropractors that screened over 5 million children for subluxation which resulted in hundreds of thousands of children starting chiropractic care in those offices.


(2.20) Robert Moberg ceo of Chirotouch


Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch

ChiroTouch development began in 1999. Ron McNeill, in collaboration with key Chiropractic practices in San Diego created the ChiroTouch total practice management system. As the passing request went out for a “simpler way,” Ron sketched out a couple of easy-to-use features that evolved into an extensively complex yet intuitive system that delivers powerful solutions for making the practice experience easier, quicker, and more efficient.

Ron joined forces with the highly tenured and experienced chiropractor, Michael Failla, in 2004. Ron’s Paperless Medical Solutions and Dr. Failla’s Failla Practice Innovations merged to form Integrated Practice Solutions, Inc (IPS) with the purpose of bringing together a powerful team of experienced in-house programmers, trainers, and client support managers.

In 2014 it became apparent that ChiroTouch needed a partner to support our rapid growth, help improve aging infrastructure, and invest more into our chiropractic solutions. With the help of K1 Capital ChiroTouch was able to push forward. 2015 was a year of major transition as we upgraded support systems, increased support staffing, and merged with Future Health Software Inc. and EON Software Solutions. We focused on delivering upon our promises and are now poised to help our clients navigate the challenges chiropractic faces



(2.19) Krista Burns

Dr. Krista Burns, co-founder of the American Posture Institute, is dedicated to being the world’s leading professional resource for posture-related information, products, and correction systems.

She graduated with honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Passionate about furthering her education, she completed a Doctorate in Health Administration with an emphasis in Health Policy. To increase her clinical expertise she completed certifications as a Certified Posture Expert, Certified Posture Exercise Professional, and a Specialist in Functional Chiropractic Neurology.

She is an inspiring public speaker and has been a featured presenter at forums such as the International Functional Medicine Conference in Italy, the UCA Women in Chiropractic Conference in England, and the Women’s Leadership Summit in the United States. Dr. Burns is a published author and researcher in the field of health and wellness. She is the author of the evidence-based textbook, The Principles of Posturology. As a recognized health expert, she is a regular featured expert on Sport Magazine televised program, CYOU TV live radio program, and as a contributing author to L’Accademia del Fitness national health magazine, and a weekly expert author of NaturalNews.com.

Dr. Burns has created and implemented a publicly recognized postural hygiene program called “Better Posture for Brighter Futures” which has been implemented throughout the Italian school system. She is the co-founder of the Certified Posture Expert Program, an intensive online certification educating healthcare professionals of the theories of Posturology, how to perform postural evaluations with clinical precision, and complete postural correction strategies.

She is the Vice President of Membership for the League of Chiropractic Women and also the founder and President of the European League of Chiropractic Women, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the chiropractic profession. She is a regular featured speaker at seminars to empower women in chiropractic.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Burns has always had a love for fitness. She was a competitive member of the United States Freestyle Ski Team, and a qualifier for the US National Championships and North American Competition skiing circuit. Her love for sports continues today, as she is a nationally recognized fitness competitor in the category of Bikini Bodybuilding. In 2014 she was the Italian Grand Prix Overall Champion, she finished 3rd overall in the IBFA Bodybuilding World Championships, and 4th in the Italian Natural Bodybuilding Championships.

Dr. Burns has a passion for all things “health.” She lives the advice she gives. Her superior personal work ethic is demonstrated by her continuous devotion to academics, her professional accomplishments, her role as a female leader in the chiropractic profession, and her success as a professional athlete.

(2.18) Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet,1 is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology.

Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain and lift his IQ by 20 points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet.  Through his work Dave provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.

Dave’s new venture, the Bulletproof Coffee Shop, is now open in Santa Monica with more locations coming soon.

(2.17) Matt Hubbard

Dr. Hubbard is an enthusiast of all things business and health related. As of June 1st 2013 Dr Hubbardassumed his role as President of the California Chiropractic Association (CCA).  Dr Hubbard was the Secretary of the CCA in 2012-13, and is currently CEO of Hubbard Chiropractic Inc., an online training program called, My Marriage Mastery and C.O.R.E., a site that helps chiropractors come together for personal and professional development. As of March 1st he was also made partner at Legacy Business Solutions, a coaching company committed to the success of chiropractors worldwide.

Coaching and leadership training started early as Dr Hubbard was one of the hand selected coach’s of Dr Jacksons Epic Practice and Epic Accelerators, one of most cutting edge on-line training in the profession. Before Epic, Matt Hubbard ran a San Diego based training company, CORE MASTERY, where he focused on brain trust concepts and business strategies for local doctors with wild success. He has forever been a student of cutting edge training and been a part of The Ultimate Achievers Club (U.A.C.) since inception.

In 2001, Dr Hubbard moved to San Diego and began his career as an Associate Doctor learning the ins and outs of business and how to run a family based wellness office. In 2003 he became an Independent Contractor and started building today what is Convoy Village Chiropractic that he started in 2004. Now CVC is San Diego’s largest chiropractic office, has trained 100’s of doctors from around the world, and is expanding to multiple locations. Doctors from all over have come to shadow anywhere from one day, up to a year for specific training. Dr Hubbard’s program is called “Shadow Dr. Matt” and currently has a three month wait list.

Politics started early and in 2004 was asked to sit on the board of the non-profit Foundation World Chiropractic Alliance and was a board observer until 2007. In 2004 Dr Hubbard started locally attending CCA meetings and worked his way on the board in San Diego in 2005. Since then he has sat on almost all positions and has actively helped San Diego become the strongest districts in the state winning District of the year back to back since 2011.

A graduate of Westmont College, Matt holds a BA in Kinesiology and Psychology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. In his chiropractic office he specializes in pediatrics, wellness preventative care and new forms of proactive progressive rehab. His back ground in sports training and human performance is what sets his unique ability and talent apart in the profession.

His greatest passion is his wife Mikala and his newborn baby girl Mikah Faith, born in November 2012.

(2.16) JJ Virgin

Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of 4 New York Times Bestsellers: JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks, The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com. 

(2.14) Cathy Wendland-Colby

Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby is well known for her work with pregnant women and young families. She lectures around the world on the importance of improving our lifestyles because “Healthy Moms Equal Healthy Babies”. Her lectures take people out of their comfort zone by dissecting the medical model forced on our society and replacing it with the natural approach -the chiropractic approach – to health, pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

(2.13) Leslie Hewitt

As the Owner of Anatomy Power Chiropractic Wellness Studio,  I love to share wellness principles. I teach stretching to ALL my patients as a yoga and fitness instructor. My patients benefit with a holistic and gentle approach to healthcare. In addition to providing full-spine and whole-body chiropractic adjustments, I also review diet and nutrition with friendly recommendations. I always recommend additional testing if required using Functional Medicine. Many patients benefit from lab tests for gut health, thyroid and hormones, and there are amazing DNA tests now for the best vitamins for your DNA, your ancestry, and more!!! If you need X-rays or an MRI, I can get those done quickly here. My commitment for a holistic approach to care "leaves no stone un-turned". My Wellness Care programs ensure you will get all your needs met. You will not be rushed in and out during your chiropractic appointments, and I love to connect with my patients through healing and conversations. There are many approaches to restoring function, reducing pain, and improving wellness - so let's find the best way for you to get back to your busy life pain-free and fully functioning with vitality.

(2.12) Heidi Haavik

Dr Heidi Haavik is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology for over 15 years. Heidi has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland.

She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association. Her work has been instrumental in building the base of scientific evidence demonstrating the efficacy of chiropractic care in improving people's health and wellbeing.

As a researcher, she has investigated the effects of chiropractic adjustments of dysfunctional spinal segments (vertebral subluxations) on somatosensory processing, sensorimotor integration and motor cortical output. 

"I heard you speak at Parker, and was thrilled beyond words to hear of your work. I have been in practice for 35 years, and have been waiting all my life for your research. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your dedication, and your curiosity. Finally, proof of what I see every day. I was moved to tears, really. (and not by your swearing!)"

(2.11) Ross McDonald

Many of our Mavericks, Geniuses and Icons honorees could have been included in more than one of our categories. Dr. McDonald was chosen for his work in spreading principled, drugless chiropractic around the world, including The Edinburgh Lectures. And, because he has made his many contributions to the profession all while practicing full time, he could easily have been honored as one of our Practicing Docs Changing the World.

Dr. McDonald makes a difference every day by taking a stand to advance health rather than battle disease. His steadfast support of chiropractic’s founding principles continues to not only make the world safe for chiropractic, but to make sure chiropractic continues to be safe and effective in its focus on removing interference to innate health and potential.

TCL is pleased to honor Dr. McDonald for his work in education, motivation and patient care. It is a particular pleasure to recognize him for his legislative work as the driving force behind reversing anti-chiropractic laws, paving the way for chiropractic’s continued existence in the UK and beyond.

(2.10) Dan Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan graduated Chiropractic College in 2004. In 4 short years he built one of the largest practices in the profession of 1000 visits/week. He is a graduate of The Academy of Chiropractic Philosophy Diplomate Program. He has a deep burden for bringing certainty to the profession by educating on the simple science that proves the importance of Chiropractic Philosophy and the power of an Adjustment! He launched www.chiropracticadvocate.com this year to help bring certainty and vision to Chiropractors!

(2.9) Beau Pierce

As a second generation DC, Dr. Beau Pierce has been exposed to the idea of total wellness for over three decades. Dr. Pierce represents an emerging digital generation that has proved social networking and online connectivity translates into growth and strength. His idea to meld Chiropractic with a custom engineered social network was made possible by the unique circumstances of lifelong professional exposure and the generation he was born into.

Dr. Pierce serves as the CEO and Chief Innovator and works to continually develop and enhance value added digital functions that will facilitate global member interactions, awareness and resource sharing. His practiceis located in Santa Maria, CA.

(2.8) John Minardi

Awarded Chiropractor of the Year in 2011, Dr. John is the creator of Minardi Education, an innovative educational series which focuses on increasing certainty in the Power of the Chiropractic. For the past 15 years, Dr. Minardi's primary interest has been to understand the Neurology of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) and apply this information in a clinical setting for chiropractors and patients. Dr. John brings a unique blend of passion, intensity and excellent teaching skills in order to explain, in a practical manner, the VSC's segmental and global neurological effects that occur in the body.  In addition to his busy lecture schedule, Dr. Minardi operates a full time practice in Oakville, Ontario.

(2.7) Danny Gambino

My name is Dr. Dan and I grew up in NYC in a family of nine. I am a constant learner and genuinely care for people. Chiropractic is not just a job, profession, or career; it is my lifestyle. It is the place from which I live and breathe. After graduating with dual degrees in Biology and Human Nutrition from State University of New York, I have worked as a fitness trainer at the Exercise Training Center in Manhattan before graduating from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) on a rugby scholarship.

I am an active member of the California Chiropractic Association. I am licensed in 6 states including Colorado, California, New York, New Jersey, Georgia and West Virginia and am active with the Life University Alumni Association, the LIFEforce1000 Program and the Life University Rugby Program, ranked in the top 5 in the country for the past several years. I am the 2014 California Doctor of the Year out of over 13,000 California chiropractors.

Together with my incredible spouse of 24+ years, Dr. Kim and I have three fantastic boys who have grown up with chiropractic care. I am an avid lecturer and program speaker, teaching the public and other doctors through fun, interactive workshops. I moved to San Diego to set up a training headquarters for other chiropractors and to bring the message of chiropractic to the sick and suffering masses. I look forward to meeting you.

(2.6) Steve Judson

Dr. Steve Judson has been practicing in Newington, Connecticut since 2002 and has a great passion for helping others reach their fullest potential through Chiropractic.  He is a 1998 Life University graduate and has traveled around the world to Russia, Central America, Tobago and the Dominican Republic educating doctors and patients about the power of the human body and its Innate wisdom to heal itself.

As an upper cervical specialist, Dr. Judson trains chiropractors to become upper cervical specialists themselves.  He speaks and educates internationally about finding their destiny from within themselves.

Dr. Judson prides himself most on his incredible family:  his wife Tammy and his five beautiful children, Kylie, Sierra, Brooke, Kane and Jaimee.