The Parker Alumni Association Board of Directors is happy to introduce three new members of the. These accomplished members of the alumni community will be working to lead the association through the three years of their term.
Matt Jackson, DC '12
Dr. Matt Jackson graduated from Parker University after first completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Utah Valley University. While attending Parker, Dr. Jackson was greatly inspired by the Parker Principle “If it is to be, it is up to me.” This lead to him being heavily involved in campus activities, serving as student body president, class president, and class vice-president. Dr. Jackson also founded the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO) club on campus. In 2015 Parker Seminars recognized Dr. Jackson as the “Student of the Year”.
While in school, Dr. Jackson began training with Shawn Dill, Andy Roberts, and Lacey Book in The Art of The Specific (TATS), a knee-chest upper cervical system. Dr. Jackson has traveled the country attending intensives as well as traveling to El Salvador twice a year to participate as a member of the outreach programs. Prior to graduation, Dr. Jackson completed his certification with the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP), which culminated with his writing and defending of a thesis paper that he titled “The ever-changing landscape of the Chiropractic Lexicon”. Dr. Jackson was one of two students to ever earn the recognition through Parker University. For his final trimester in clinic, Dr. Jackson was selected to serve in the GV Sonny Montgomery VA Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi and participated as a member of a multi-faceted team tending to needs of veteran patients.
Upon graduation, Dr. Jackson moved to Dublin, California to become a Clinic Director at the Headquarters for The Specific Chiropractic Center. Since moving to Dublin, Dr. Jackson has pledged and become a brother in Delta Sigma Chi-the oldest and original chiropractic Fraternity. Dr. Jackson is excited to continue his career practicing and upholding the Parker principles with the same dedication he did while in school and looks forward to supporting the Parker University Alumni Association.
Michelle Krenek, DC '08
Dr. Krenek grew up in the small town of Fayetteville, Texas where she excelled in academics as well as multiple sports. She received a scholarship to play basketball in college while completing her Associate's Degree and then her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She began her collegiate career at Temple Junior College in Temple, Texas where, seven years later, she would met the chiropractor who changed her life and inspired her to go to chiropractic school. After Temple she continued to play at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma for one more year. She would end her career after three years in lieu of surgery for plantar fasciitis. She finished her degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio with K-12 certification in Physical Education.
After student teaching, Dr. Krenek began her teaching and coaching career at Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas and then one more year at Copperas Cove High School. She taught Algebra I while coaching basketball and volleyball.
In 2004 Dr. Krenek lived in Belton, Texas when she began feeling symptoms from a previous car accident. She was plagued with headaches, fatigue, numbness, and tingling. She was referred to a chiropractor by a friend and, even though she was not confident in chiropractic because she knew so little, she trusted her. Dr. Schels changed her life. She quickly had relief and all of the symptoms went away. She also gained more energy, better sleep, and a higher functioning immune system. At this point she knew there was something more to this chiropractic thing which sparked her interest in chiropractic school.
Dr. Krenek visited Texas Chiropractic College first, followed by Parker University. She remembers the moment, standing by the fountain, when she realized that was the place she was meant to be. She finished her year of teaching and started chiropractic school in the fall of 2005.
Kristina Stitcher, DC '04
Kristina Stitcher was raised in Maine, attended Brigham Young University, then furthered her education at Parker University. Kristina earned a post doctoral fellowship from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Kristina opened Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center in 2004 which has become a very successful office specializing in family wellness care, particularly pregnancy and pediatrics. Dr. Stitcher has four children, three born at home, one adopted and all aspiring chiropractors. Kristina has served on the Utah Chiropractic Physicians Associations board for eight years, including three years as president. Dr. Stitcher has become a sought-after speaker and consultant for pediatrics, pregnancy, and business success throughout the United States. Kristina was a faculty member for Parker University in 2015. She taught business, communications, and technique. Her passion for this profession and our future is amazing, inspiring and continues to grow as she serves her patients and teaches current and future doctors.