Dr. John AshcraftDoctor Of Chiropractic
Dr. John Ashcraft first discovered chiropractic following a wrestling injury at age 12. His parents took him to the local Chiropractor in the upstate NY town where he was raised. On the way home from his miraculous first visit, his father asked him how he felt and his reply was 'I'm going to be a Chiropractor!' After a series of treatments, not only did he feel better from his injury, but he no longer experienced asthma or allergies. He chased his passion and loves his profession more now than he did when he started practicing in 2001.
Dr. A earned an exceptional upstate NY education, receiving his degree from the State University of New York at Oswego, with a major in Biology and minor in Health Sciences. He then graduated Magna Cum Laude near the top of his class at New York Chiropractic College, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree as a member of the Phi Chi Omega honor society.
Following his first two years after graduation gaining valuable experience in a family and wellness clinic, Dr. A joined a Sports Medicine team. For seven years he gained priceless knowledge as the Chiropractic Physician in a multidisciplinary practice consisting of a Chiropractor, an Orthopedic Surgeon, a Physician's Assistant, and a Physical Therapist. Im 2010, Dr A branched out and founded Chirolife Wellness Center. As a proud husband and father, he was excited to bring the wisdom and training back to the family and wellness setting to aid in the health and wellness of all people of all ages from the infants to the elderly.
In his career, Dr. A has treated thousands of patients with a wide range of conditions. He loves neurological conditioning and extremity protocols, as well as nutritional and exercise rehabilitation. Moreover, he aids his wellness patients in maintaining optimal health through gaining natural immunity and sports enhancement.
When not helping the community to achieve greater health and wellness, you may find Dr. Ashcraft working with the microbrewery he co-founded, exercising, reading, boating on Lake Norman, or his favorite thing in the world; spending quality time with his wonderful wife Tara and their four children
Dr. Connor DonoghueDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Connor Donoghue, A native of Mooresville, North Carolina, has always had a passion for understanding how the body functions and how to maximize health. Dr. Donoghue first encountered chiropractic after an injury playing football at Lake Norman High School. He was amazed at how quickly he was able to recover. He also noticed his performance both on and off the field dramatically improved to a level even higher than before his injury. Connor continued his education at Elon University where he earned a B.S in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology.
It was during his time completing an internship at Elon, shadowing a variety of health professionals, that he discovered his calling to serve families through Chiropractic care. He then graduated Magna Cum Laude near the top of his class from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. It was there he fell in love with Chiropractic and realized it was what he was born to do. In early 2019, Donoghue joined one of the largest family wellness practices in the Lake Norman Area, Chirolife Wellness Center. Dr. Donoghues goal is to impact as many lives as possible through a Wellness model of healthcare. He believes the body has an extraordinary ability to heal itself. His care is aimed at maximizing our own innate healing capacity through a wellness chiropractic model in order to correct the root cause of people's health conditions and empower them to reach their full potential in health and wellness. Dr. D prides himself on the results his patients' experience as well as the lasting relationships he develops with them. He truly cares for his patients as if they are his own family.
When he is not serving his community through Chiropractic care you can find Dr. Donoghue playing basketball, biking, boating on Lake Norman, attending church at Williamson United Methodist Church, or his favorite thing, spending time with his wife Nicole, his daughter Grace, family, and friends
Dr. Erin HaydenDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Erin L. Hayden has always had a passion for understanding human performance and rehabilitation. Initially, she thought she wanted to be a Physical Therapist; however, following an automobile injury in 2019, she discovered the beauty of chiropractic. She was intrigued at her increased level of performance following a steady stream of care, and in addition to her pain free low back, her struggle with hormone imbalance began to subside. This experience solidified her decision to become a Chiropractor.
Dr. Hayden did not follow the typical educational routine while earning her degree. Her venture began in Central, NY at Onondaga Community College. She then joined the United States Air Force as a member of the New York Air National Guard, where she became an E.M.T and finished her A.A.S in Allied Health Services. In September of 2019, Dr. H started her journey at New York Chiropractic College. Here, she finished her Baccalaureate Degree in Professional Studies with a focus in Life Science; while concurrently completing her Doctor of Chiropractic, and working full-time with the USAF, for several months on the front lines of the Covid-19 Pandemic. She is currently working on her Masters, in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, in order to become an expert instructor, providing a more evidence informed education to undergraduate students who intend to become health care providers.
While at New York Chiropractic College, she was appointed as Senior Clerk, an honors level opportunity, awarded for performing clinical excellence and expertise. Dr. Hayden is also a certified Sports Science and Human Performance practitioner.
Dr. H joined ChiroLife with the goal of offering her patients and community an opportunity to unlock their body’s innate ability to heal itself, to enhance their overall health and well-being, as well performing at a level higher than ever before. Dr. H is honored to have been afforded the opportunity to learn under some of the best in the profession, and the relationships she has developed with patients and colleagues reflect the care she intends to provide as a practitioner. She is eager to continue learning from her mentors, in order to exceed the expectations of herself, her colleagues, and her patients.
When she is not serving her patients, in an effort to maximize their human potential, you can find her exploring her new home in the greater Charlotte area, exercising, boating, studying, and her favorite past time – spending time with her dog, Nala.
Diane - Chief Operating Officer/Office Manager
Diane joined ChiroLife in 2018 and, 'loves being a part of the amazing ChiroLife team.” She began her medical career in Pennsylvania as a Nursing Assistant at the age of 14, and was certified by the age of 16. She became an LPN in 1993. She earned a BSN from Misericordia University in 2008, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with perfect attendance. In 2017, Diane graduated with an MSN and highest distinction from Chamberlain College of Nursing and in 2020 earned her Doctorate of Nursing.
Diane resides with her husband John (married in 1999), son Nico (a student at The University of South Carolina) and Yorkie “Max.” Diane has a great passion for cooking and baking and shares her mouth-watering creations on social media.
Rebecca - Billing and Insurance Specialist
A native of Catawba, NC Rebecca joined ChiroLife in 2018 as our Director of First Impressions When Rebecca noticed the job posting and job description; she knew this was the place she wanted to be! Now you will find Rebecca in her role as Billing and Insurance Specialist.
Chiropractic adjustments have been the norm for her since she was a teenager but she didn’t fully understand the connection between our skeletal system and nervous system. Not only have regular chiropractic adjustments helped with her neck pain and low back pain, but she can also see that her mental well-being has improved. For Rebecca, Chiropractic care is a way of life, just as healthy eating habits and exercise are! Outside of Chirolife, Rebecca enjoys learning more about God, spending time with her husband, daughter, and son. Rebecca enjoys exercising, bike rides, and lots of vacations!
Nan - Receptionist
Hi, my name is Nan. I am a receptionist here at Chirolife Wellness. I am from Seattle, Washington and I have lived in Troutman for about a year now. I have three kids and a 4 year old grandson! I have an extensive background in retail management and customer service. When I am not working I enjoy cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing, reading, and camping. I love spending time with my family and friends and my sweet kitten.
Sarah- Front Desk
Sarah was born in Charleston SC, but grew up in Charlotte, NC and considers herself a native. If you don't see Sarah working at ChiroLife you can find her spending her time outdoors, either paddle boarding, learning how to rock climb or just laying in a hammock reading. She will never be able to pick a favorite book, but maybe a top 10 if pressured. You will find Sarah at the front desk at ChiroLife making sure all of our patients are receiving the exceptional service they deserve.
Hi I’m Jackie, I was born in San Antonio,Texas but because my dad was in the Air Force I have also lived in New York, Virginia and Germany which gave me a love of travel and a love of people and getting to make new connections.
I live in Concord with my husband and two sons. I enjoy cooking, and staying up to date on the latest trends in makeup, nails and hair as I am definitely a girly girl! I also love my dogs and especially my French Bulldog Moe who is like a third son to me. I am also a big believer in taking care of yourself and your health and that’s why I love working at Chirolife Wellness, it’s a beautiful experience to witness our patients investing in their health and I feel so lucky that they chose us to go along with them on their health and wellness journey!