LIFE Vision RAW January 24 -25, 2020


Chuck Ribley
Dr. Ribley graduated from Palmer School of Chiropractic in September of 1960. He is an internationally renowned Chiropractor, speaker, and seminar leader. For the past 45 years he has been a continuing education teacher for post graduate education and state chiropractic associations. He founded the Michigan Chiropractic Council, served on the Michigan Board of Chiropractic Examinees for 10 years, and represented the ICA for the state of Michigan. In addition he co-founded Life University alongside Dr. Sid Williams and served on it's Board of Trustees through January 2010.
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Andrew Wright
Dr. Andrew Wright is the founder of AVO, and is a NetworkSpinal Analysis Chiropractor. Dr. Wright graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University in December of 2017. During his time at Life University he served as a Student Ambassador and leader of the NetworkSpinal Analysis club. After graduation he served Asheville, NC under Brian T. Lumb, and is currently in his second second year in the Master-E program studying under Dr. Donald M. Epstein.
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Claire Welsh
Dr. Claire Welsh serves on the ICA Board in the position of Southern Regional Director. Dr. Welsh studied undergraduate studies at the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula and graduated from the College of White Plains, Pace University with a Bachelors of Science Degree. In December 1988, she received her Doctor of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College. Active on both the state and national levels in chiropractic organizations, Dr. Welsh served many terms as the ICA Assembly Representative from Georgia and as President of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic from 2007 to 2009. In 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2017 Dr. Welsh served as the ICA delegate to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). In 2006, she was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the ICA. Dr. Welsh was honored by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic as the Chiropractor of the Year for 2001. In 2004, she was inducted as an Inaugural Fellow of Life University where she is also a member of the President’s Circle.
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Marleny Perez
Dr. Marleny Perez graduated in 2018 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. During her time at Life University she served as a student ambassador for three and half years. Dr. Perez has a certification in the activator method technique is currently in the process of obtaining certification in Webster Intrauterine Constraint Technique. Dr. Perez plans to continue her Life University legacy by becoming a LIFEforce doctor to continue to help and mentor students in pursuit of their dreams and in turn move towards a tomorrow that is healthier.
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JaGerran Knight
JaGerran Knight-Bryant, D.C. is a first generational doctor and doctor of Chiropractic. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry from East Carolina University and is a graduate of Life University. During his time as a student, he also served as a student ambassador for the president's office for over three and half years wherein he helped to create hundreds of chiropractors in the process of becoming one himself. He also was the co-speaker with Dr. Guy Riekeman in the “Why Choose Chiropractic” lecture for Life Leadership weekend for over 2 years. Dr. Knight-Bryant is also known as an international speaker after speaking in Montreal, Canada during Life Vision in 2017.

During his time at Life University, Dr. Knight-Bryant received multiple awards such as the “Life University Outstanding First-Year Student Award" followed by the “Life Leadership Award” for 3 consecutive years. During his graduation, Dr. Knight-Bryant was honored with the “Lasting Purpose Award” as he embodied what it means “To Do, To Give, To Love, To Serve from a sense of abundance” both on the campus of Life University and in the community of Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Knight-Bryant is currently an associate doctor of LifeGiving Chiropractic located in Austell, GA with Dr. Sammy Clavell. He is also a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and International Chiropractic Association. Dr. Knight-Bryant continues to educate, inspire and influence the community-at-large, as his wife, Jessica Knight-Bryant, a current student pursuing her doctor of chiropractic degree, as they plan to make a lasting impact on the health and wellness of communities on a national and international level.
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Lisa Engle
Lisa Engle is a co-owner of the Atlanta Natural Health Clinic where she works with Dr. Hurd to educate, empower, and facilitate the realization of potential. Lisa oversees office operations and serves as the NSRT practitioner. She was selected as Chiropractic Assistant of the Year by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic and recently completed a certification program as a Health and Wellness Coach. In addition to her work at the Atlanta Natural Health Clinic, Lisa is the owner of OptiMOM coaching.
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Cathy Wendland-Colby
Dr. Cathy Wendland-Colby graduated from Life University as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1998. She is currently a Board Member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic, the League of Chiropractic Women, and serves as a member of the ICA. Dr. Wendland- Colby is known for her work with pregnant women and young families. She has traveled around the world to lecture on the natural Chiropractic approach to health, pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
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Adam Tedder
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Adam Tedder has enjoyed the benefits of Specific Chiropractic care, after being introduced to Chiropractic at the age of 15. However, it was not until being introduced to the amazing power of Upper Cervical Chiropractic, did he want to become a Chiropractor himself.
Dr. Adam completed his undergraduate studies at Life University and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from the prestigious Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2010. Dr. Tedder has studied under the top Upper Cervical doctors in the world, and has trained with the KCUCS (Knee Chest Upper Cervical) program, The Knee Chest Society, The Upper Cervical Academy, KALE Seminars and is now a lead instructor with the Upper Cervical Revolution certification program. Dr. Tedder has been a Senior Advisor for CAPPA (Childbirth and Perinatal Professional Association), the world’s leader in birth professional training and certification, since 2012.
Dr. Adam currently runs a successful family practice in Suwanee, GA. He focuses on pediatrics, perinatal care, and Chiropractic care for the whole family.
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Rebecca Koch
In her day job, Rebecca serves a wide range of interests as something of a general factotum as Life University’s director of service initiatives, shepherding and supporting the application of Lasting Purpose (To give, love, do and serve from a sense of abundance) in the daily work of the institution. Rebecca’s first gig at Life U was as a free-lance contributor to Today’s Chiropractic, producing the “Bull-O-Meter,” short, sharp and sassy snapshots of the ironies and absurdities of the mechanistic, profit-over-people, hyper-consumerism that drives our society and its systems. She soon graduated to columnist and produced six years-worth of expanded but still pithy observations of “everyday vitalism” under the title, “Vitalism Signs.” In 2017, Rebecca compiled all of her columns from various Life University publications into a book, “Vital Signs: Trusting In Life Itsownself” (available to borrow from the Life U library, the generous purchase of which benefits The Chillon Program, which provides degree programs and Compassionate Integrity Training, aka CIT, for incarcerated women at Georgia’s Lee Arrendale state prison in Alto, Georgia.).

Rebecca is privileged to hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Science in Positive Psychology with a focus on positive organizational scholarship and is certified by the Life University Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (CCISE) as a Level 2 facilitator for Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT).
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Jeff Aita
Life University's Board of Trustees member Dr. Jeffrey Aita, a 1979 graduate of National College of Chiropractic, has been in practice since 1980, and is currently practicing and managing a multi-chiropractor office in Bluffton, South Carolina. Dr. Aita is a LIFEforce doctor and member of LIFE’s President’s Circle. He lives an innate driven and vitalistic lifestyle to the extent that two of his children are also chiropractors. Dr. Aita has been on a lifelong quest to learn “how to manifest your dreams”.
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Ed Plentz
Dr. Edward G. Plentz III, of Brooklyn, MI, is a 1991 graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been in solo practice for over 23 years, and now as co-owner of The New Renaissance, and coaches Chiropractors part-time. Dr. Ed has lectured for the ICPA, numerous state associations, and has been the senior Renaissance lecturer of The New Renaissance. Dr. Ed was personally trained and closely mentored by Dr. Joseph Flesia.

For over 20 years Dr. Ed has been married to his beautiful wife Angela, and they have stunning 3 daughters. He is author to “Finding That Something Within You” and co-author to “A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Purposeful Children,” along with several other books, CD’s, DVD’s, and other Chiropractic materials. Having personally coached hundreds of Chiropractors in his career, Dr. Ed’s sole purpose is to reach more patients and DCs, and help them, too, reach their full potential. He lives by the mantra, “Healthier People = Healthier Planet.”

Several years ago, Dr. Ed co-founded Love Has No Color with fellow coach, Dr. Kevin Pallis. It is TNR’s project that helps Native American kids on a Reservation in Montana. LHNC works to ensure that every child on the Fort Peck Reservation grows up healthy and has a childhood filled with hopes and dreams, as well as practical ways of achieving them.

Dr. Ed is the king of details when it comes to his chiropractic coaching. It’s never one, huge obstacle that is prohibiting you from growth, but rather numerous small things that add up to big trouble. Dr. Ed excels at showing DCs how small, consistent steps can equal huge changes. Most Chiropractic offices are leaving THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS on the table each year due to ineffective structures and procedures. One of the first things Dr. Ed and you will tackle? You guessed it: how to improve your collections and efficiency.

On his best day, Dr. Ed saw 257 patients and he’s constantly trying to beat that record. He’s perfected strategies to educate patients so they understand what Chiropractic is really all about…after all, if they don’t get it, they’ll never stay, pay, and refer! The great teacher that he is, Dr. Ed is an expert at not only showing DCs how to have high-volume practices, but also how to run high-volume offices efficiently…like a well-oiled machine!
Gilles LaMarche
Dr. Gilles LaMarche is a leader, chiropractor, educator, accomplished author, professional speaker, and inspiring certified personal development/executive coach. Dr. LaMarche found his calling as a healer when at the age of twelve he was taken to a chiropractor after years spent as an “unwell” child. His only expectation was that a chiropractor might help him resume regular activities without pain; little did he know that one meeting would change the course of his life and he would soon discover the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic which lead him to a vision for better health. This vision: to help the world discover the importance and value to taking personal responsibility for overall health and well-being naturally. Dr. LaMarche continues to live to this vision almost 50 years later.

After 25 years of successful practice, and 6 years in higher education, in the fall of 2013 he joined the executive team at Life University and is currently Vice President of University Advancement. For more than 30 years, he has studied the philosophy of success, a hobby that has supported his vision to share the message of health and personal responsibility.

Gilles has learned to balance his life, enjoying a successful professional career and a wonderful personal life. His personal philosophy encompasses mind, body and spirit. He believes in the great importance of commitment and responsibility to the world in which we live. He is a husband, a doctor, a teacher, and a friend, and most importantly Dad to three terrific young adults, and grandfather to three beautiful princesses, and 2 little princes. His mission is to help all those he meets achieve their full potential. Gilles is a little man with a big heart and an open spirit. He has chosen to live a life of unconditional love and Lasting Purpose. “Loving Service - My First Technique” has become his way of life.
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Eric Plasker
Dr. Plasker is a 1985 graduate of Life University and has been a practicing chiropractor for over 30 years. He and his team have helped tens of thousands of patients from all over the world improve their health and quality of life through the chiropractic care and 100 Year Lifestyle information provided at Plasker Chiropractic.

Dr. Plasker is the international bestselling author of The 100 Year Lifestyle, The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout and The 100 Year Lifestyle Second Edition. His books have been translated into multiple languages and he has been featured on media, corporate and health care platforms worldwide.

Dr. Plasker believes that “everyone deserves to be healthy from the time they are born through their last breath of life. This includes you!” We look forward to working with you and your family to help you reach your health goals and live your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle.
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Winston Carhee
Dr. Winston Carhee is founder and director of Pain 2 Wellness Center, L.L.C. located in Atlanta City of South Fulton, GA. Dr. Carhee completed his pre-medical training from Morehouse College, received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University, and holds post-graduate certifications as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians). He is licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in good standing with the State of Georgia. Dr. Carhee is extremely active throughout the community serving as Past President of the Cascade Business and Merchants Association, organizing Chiropractic Service at Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, Past President of Sandtown Community Association, Georgia Chiropractic Association member, Georgia Chiropractic Association (GCA) Political Action Committee member, Chiropractic Summit – Government Relations Committee member, Past President of the American Black Chiropractic Association, and Accident Works of America member. He also offers educational courses to plaintiff’s attorneys to maximize settlement valuation on bodily injury claims.
Rob Scott
Dr. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology from the University of Minnesota, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and is also a Diplomate of Chiropractic Philosophical Standards. His master’s degrees include a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration. He attended the University of Guelph to earn his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.

Dr. Scott came to Life University in 2005 as the Dean of the College of Chiropractic before moving to Vice Provost and executive leadership roles in Academic Affairs. He has also worked as the Dean of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Logan College of Chiropractic. “I have been honored to serve the LIFE community,” says Dr. Scott. “From our forward-thinking programs to the commitment of our students, faculty and staff, Life University is truly an institution dedicated to social innovation.”

In May 2017, Dr. Scott was named the fifth President of Life University, succeeding former President Dr. Guy Riekeman, who assumed the title of Chancellor of Life University at that same time. “Dr. Scott has been a long time friend as well as a trusted colleague, says Dr. Riekeman. “I attempted to recruit him years ago because he was an emerging talent. Today, after working together for more than a decade, I can say I was correct. He is now at the top of his field, and Life University is enriched because of his contributions to education and our vision.”
Guy Riekeman
Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. is a second generation chiropractor who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1972. He became a successful chiropractor and businessman creating companies and seminar programs to improve chiropractic practice and facilitate personal growth.

After years in the field, Dr. Riekeman decided to shift his energy and focus to education. He went on to become Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic before becoming the fourth President of Life University in 2004. In 2017, he was appointed the University’s first Chancellor. As an educator and leader, he extols the message to “Make Your Life Extraordinary” and challenges everyone to strive for excellence, both in the classroom and in life.

As a leader in the chiropractic profession, Dr. Riekeman works non-stop to keep the public and his fellow leaders in healthcare informed of important issues in Chiropractic, Vitalism and wellness to create a greater appreciation of the shift from an authoritarian “sickness care” system to a vitalistic partnership approach to health and wellness.

For decades, he has organized efforts to advance personal integrity and has worked tirelessly through educational programs and thousands of personal presentations to promote a new attitude and approach to healthcare and personal responsibility.

Under his leadership as both President and Chancellor, Dr. Riekeman has guided Life University to become the largest single campus chiropractic college in the world. His leadership created the 20/20 Vision, a multi-year, multi-phase initiative transforming Life University into a modern college campus with all the old-world values of education.
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Patrick Porter
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Tune in and learn how you can become apart of this world changing movement. With over 2000+ chiropractic and wellness offices you can starting helping more people get well by adding a brain-based wellness model.