My company is… Complete Chiropractic and I am a Chiropractor.
A typical day in my life… involves waking up early with my wife Olivia before she goes to work. Second, I get my son up and ready for preschool. This usually involves a series of negotiations like what cereal to eat, how long is potty time and which Thomas the Train show to watch on the tablet. After dropping him off at school, I finally head to the office. My day at the office involves many different hats. I divide my time between networking and marketing, to treating and educating patients. I truly enjoy health and wellness and being able to share with my community the benefits of chiropractic and alternative care is a privilege. I will do an event at a local gym or a lunch and learn talk at a local business. I always make sure to end my work day with treating patients because this is the part that I enjoy most. When I leave the office for the day I will head home and spend time with my family. Because we just moved to Arizona from Chicago, the warmer weather here is truly wonderful. We like to spend our evenings going for a walk or bike ride in the Preserves.
My favorite thing about living in the North 32nd community… are all of the outdoor activities. It is so nice to have the Preserves at our backdoor, and to be able to hike and bike ride most of the year. My favorite thing about working in such a physically active area is that as a chiropractor, I can help educate and treat families, parents and kids alike, to achieve their health goals.
My family is… my wife Olivia, my son Emmit, my mother in-law Julie and my parents Melanie and George.
The business lesson I learned the hard way is… if you want to be successful, do not get discouraged. Fear and doubt will try to show up at your door a lot. But, being able to control your emotions and stay committed to the business plan despite the setbacks will help you overcome hurdles.
One thing I cannot live without is… watching Chicago Cubs baseball.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a doctor.
The one person who motivates me is… my son. He gave me a new perspective on what matters in life and made me want to appreciate the small things in each day.
The perfect day would be… spending time with Olivia and Emmit like going to brunch and then for a hike or bike ride, followed by a good long nap. Then having a nice dinner on an outdoor patio or beer garden.
My first job was… a sandwich artist at Blimpie’s.
My life… is evolving.
I am currently working on… lunch and learn presentations to help educate and share the importance of proper ergonomics, nutritional health, and sleep habits with employees in local small businesses of my community.
The best gift I have ever received… is my health.
The actor I would want to play me in a movie of my life… is Michael Keaton.
My dream vacation would be to… Spain and Southern Italy.
My words of wisdom to aspiring business owners are… stay focused, believe in your purpose, have gratitude for others, and allow yourself to make mistakes.