Dr. Erik Kowalke
Dr. Erik grew up in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. From a very young age he had the mind and heart of an engineer, so it was only natural for him to attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree of Mechanical Engineering. When he experienced relief from chronic allergies through chiropractic care, he became intrigued with how the body works. It was then he realized that true health came from the inside-out, not the other way around with over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. The human body is the greatest machine ever built; no man has yet to make or duplicate a human cell! This is exactly what drove Dr. Erik to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. He says, “The human body is amazing; now as a ‘spinal engineer’ it is my mission to help people realize their God-given health potential through specific, scientific, chiropractic care.”
Dr. Marc DeMeester
Dr. Marc was homegrown right here in Grandville, Michigan, graduating from Tri-Unity Christian High School. He married his true Colorado love, Katie (Bowman) DeMeester and they have four children. In addition to chiropractic and his family, his other passions are mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, and enjoying the outdoors. At the age of 24, he was diagnosed with a severe bulging disc that was putting pressure on his spinal nerves and creating extreme pain in his arms and hands. Due to years of antibiotics for chronic bronchitis and the effects of living an active lifestyle, Dr. Marc became unable to do the activities he loved. Chiropractic not only helped him recover from his neck and arm pain, but it improved his respiratory function. With these improvements, he noticed overall greater health and almost no bronchitis! It was then Dr. Marc decided he wanted to help others find healing through chiropractic care. His passion is to help people find hope, get well, and live life with chiropractic.
Dr. Katie DeMeester
Dr. Katie grew up in beautiful Niwot, Colorado. Before chiropractic school, she played basketball at Montana State University and then volleyball and basketball at Colorado Christian University. She graduated from CCU with a degree in biology and then magna cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West. She was introduced to chiropractic as a teenager when severe mid-back pain kept her from doing the sports she loved. Chiropractic not only helped her pain but helped her stay a healthy athlete. She has received additional chiropractic training in pediatric and pregnancy care and loves taking care of kids and pregnant mothers! Dr. Katie is thrilled to be at Higher Health serving such a wonderful community through the power and wonder of chiropractic care.
Dr. John Deyo
Dr. John grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he graduated from Gull Lake High School. After high school, he received a full-athletic scholarship to play football at Michigan State University where he received his degree in Agriculture Business Management and then began his Master’s program at Western Michigan University, where he also played football. While competing at the elite Division I level, Dr. John experienced multiple nerve injuries in his neck and back and found significant relief through specific chiropractic care! Dr. John then enrolled at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa, where he learned about health and healing through specific, scientific chiropractic care. He says, “Chiropractic care absolutely changed my life, and I strive daily to help people achieve their goals through healthy and happy living with chiropractic!”
Dr. Matt hails from 2012’s “America’s Coolest Small Town”, Lewisburg, West Virginia! He loves building relationships with everyone he meets, and can be found relaxing with a book in a coffee shop during his free time. He received his baccalaureate degree in sports medicine from Cedarville University in Ohio. However, he yearned to learn more about the human body and to help people heal better and faster. Eventually, Dr. Matt’s yearning led him to enroll at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa because he knew that specific chiropractic adjustments unlocked the greatest healing potential in the body. During his time in school, Dr. Matt received consistent and specific chiropractic care which helped his immune system function better than ever and got him off a 15-year streak of daily allergy medications! His hope is that others might experience a drastically changed quality of life through chiropractic care today, too!
Dr. Will grew up in rural California where he always dreamed of making a difference in the world. He attended Cal Poly State University to study aerospace engineering, but quickly realized he could make a bigger impact through helping people live healthier lives. After some advice from his family Chiropractor, he ventured to Life University to study Chiropractic. Since then his life has never been the same. Once he learned the amazing power of the body’s ability to heal, he understood the profound impact a healthy nervous system can have on a person’s healing, and he knew he never wanted to do anything but serve his community with chiropractic. It is his heart to help families reconnect with their God-given healing potential through neurologically-based Chiropractic care.