Brian is a Certified Medical Assistant who joined Kik Chiropractic July of 2017 as a Chiropractic Assistant. When asked what he likes best about working here, he said, “I enjoy speaking with people and helping patients explain their symptoms and in return, teaching them about health and discussing healthy lifestyle choices.” Ultimately Brian is happiest when those he cares about are happy. He said, “When people I care about hurt, I share in that hurt. This includes all of our patients as well”.
Of all of the moments to look back on, Brian has three highlights of his life. He is grateful for meeting and marrying his wife, having their two amazing children, a daughter and son, and for the opportunity to work with troubled youth in the Dominican Republic for 4 years before settling down with his family in Michigan. Brian joined the Army in 2008 and has completed his time serving in the Army Reserve! He also enjoys teaching music in his free time.
Here are a few of his favorite things!
Place to Live: Dominican Republic
Song: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
Dream Vehicle: 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT
Motto: “Do nothing of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value and treat others greater than yourselves, not looking to your own interests but also the interest of others.” -Philippians 2:3
Hanna is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a degree in Allied Health Sciences. She joined the Kik Chiropractic team in July of 2015 and takes the role as a clinical liaison. Hanna rotates between the front desk interacting with patients and assisting the doctors and the back office handling patient accounts and insurance. She really enjoys that variety and problem solving that this position offers.
Hanna enjoys staying active in free time. She loves running and has a passion for yoga, getting as much camping and beach time as possible in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. She and her husband, Brian, love their sweet puppy, Hazel, and also taking the opportunity to travel whenever they have the chance!
Here are a few of her favorite things!
Movie: About Time
Song: 'Africa' by Toto
Book: The Harry Potter series
Vacation: Every vacation has been amazing with it's own unique memories. I could never pick just one!
Motto: 'Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.' -Confucius
Ivana joined our office as an Administrative Assistant in September of 2016. What she appreciates most about her position at Kik Chiropractic is the patient interaction and the relationships she has with her co-workers.
When Ivana is not at work, she is happiest spending time with her family and friends but absolutely loves the beach! When asked what she is proudest of, Ivana answered, “the person she is today because of accomplishments, as well as obstacles, that have made me who I am.”
People would be surprised to know that she was born in Europe and lived there for two and a half years before moving to the states. Ivana has since returned but she hopes to visit Paris someday and go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Here are a few of her favorite things!
Movie(s): The Proposal & Hocus Pocus
Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Comedian: Kevin Hart
Vacation: Miami, FL
Dream Vehicle: Acura TL
Motto: “Everything happens for a reason
Kate joined our office as an Administrative Assistant in June of 2019. She is enjoying the opportunity to meet and get to know new people through this atmosphere!
Kate is a 2019 graduate of Calvin College with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Kate was originally from Bellflower, California (LA County) before she moved to West Michigan for school. She is a fan of playing volleyball & basketball and also enjoys weight lifting and gardening. She is also a dog lover!
Kate's favorites are:
Song: Basically every song by Queen! =)
Book: Harry Potter series
Vacation: Backpacking Europe
Place to live: York, England - She lived there for a semester abroad!