Community Outreach Director
I am a truly happy addition to HealthWorks as the Community Outreach Director. I am a recent transplant from Sioux Falls, South Dakota so let me start by saying you don't know cold! You folks do, however, know how to drive super-fast and I Love it! I just moved to the Plano area with my fiancé, Gabe who is from this area and we are having an official MID LIFE ADVENTURE, which we are super excited about! We have a unique love story. Gabe and I dated our first semester of college 27 YEARS AGO at West Texas A&M in Canyon, TX. We became friends on Facebook a few years ago; one day he posted something in March 2018 about going to Amarillo. I responded immediately that I wanted to go with him. Fast forward a year and a half, we are getting married. And we have yet to get to Amarillo but that's the plan for our honeymoon. (Yes, yes, Amarillo By Morning, which is the song that everyone sings to you when you live there.)
So, October 1, 2019, we packed up and came to Dallas to follow our dreams and low and behold HealthWorks came up on my job search and I knew. You know how sometimes you just KNOW? Well, I knew. When Dr. Christy asked what I thought of their business all I could say was "LOVE IT. LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT." Some people and places are just special. It's such a warm feeling walking into HealthWorks, I can just feel the hope in the air, a hope for healing and a new future. Not only do I look forward to that for myself but for everyone who seeks it! This job really is A DREAM COME TRUE for me. I have had a few positions where I played an important part but to actually HELP PEOPLE is more than a job, it's a calling, as the Doctors say. That's a call I want to answer.
My health history is long and diverse. I have suffered from many conditions and the shortlist is severe asthma as a child, chronic allergies all my life and hypothyroidism most recently. I have gone down the rabbit hole of medications and nasal surgeries (7 to date) and I know that there has to be a better way and I believe that holistic medicine is the only answer that makes sense, mostly because I have tried everything else. I have self-medicated and found that it led me to many strains of addiction, and I am so very grateful to say that RECOVERY is part of my story. It has been the driving force in my relationship with my soon to be husband as well. Funny how that power that I choose to call God knows what I needed and when I was truly ready for it. Kind of like this job, I am at a place in my life where I am ready to be a participant and an advocate for HealthWorks and the healing that is happening here. I can't wait to meet all of you traveling this road to better health and greater happiness!
My role here is to visit the businesses in our community at their worksite and to bring our wonderful massage therapist with me to provide a nice break in their day to enjoy a 10-minute massage. It's a wonderful way to not only give people the gift of massage but also to tell them just how amazing HealthWorks is and offer an opportunity to come in and find out more about the wonderful healing benefits of both massage and chiropractic. I look forward to coming to meet you, Plano!
To schedule a massage event, lunch & learn, or spinal screening for your office, please email Marisa (outreach@HealthWorksTX.com) or call the office at 972-612-1800.