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. In 2010, Dr A branched out and founded ChiroLife Wellness. 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. 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
Diane GiambraChief 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), a very spoiled Yorkie “Max' and a crazy cat 'Theo. Their son Nico works in commercial lending in Wilmington. Diane has a great passion for cooking and baking and shares her mouth-watering creations on social media.
Rebecca ThorpeBilling 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!
Introducing Nan, our friendly receptionist at ChiroLife Wellness. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Nan has been a valued resident of Troutman for approximately one year. Boasting an extensive background in retail management and customer service, Nan brings a wealth of experience to our team.
Outside of the office, Nan is a devoted family person, with three children and a delightful 4-year-old grandson. Her hobbies include a range of creative pursuits such as cooking, baking, crocheting, and sewing. A book enthusiast, she enjoys reading and also finds solace in the great outdoors through camping adventures. Nan's heart is full when surrounded by loved ones, including her sweet kitten.
Meet Sarah, our dedicated team member at ChiroLife Wellness. Though born in Charleston, SC, she proudly considers herself a native of Charlotte, NC, where she spent her formative years. Sarah is passionate about the outdoors and, when not assisting patients at ChiroLife, she can be found engaging in activities like paddle boarding, mastering the art of rock climbing, or simply relaxing in a hammock with a good book.
Speaking of books, Sarah is an avid reader, making it impossible for her to pick just one favorite. However, she might be persuaded to share her top 10 if you ask. At the front desk of ChiroLife, Sarah ensures that every patient receives the exceptional service they deserve.
Meet Marissa, our dedicated receptionist at ChiroLife Wellness. Hailing from Mesa, Arizona, she has been a proud resident of Mooresville for approximately one year. When Marissa isn't assisting you at the front desk, you'll likely find her at an NHRA race, eagerly watching her boyfriend contribute to the construction of some of the fastest race cars. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, indulges in retail therapy, and finds joy in playing with her beloved puppy. Marissa holds a deep appreciation for quality time spent with family and friends, as well as the undeniable bond she shares with her furry companion, Jack.
Introducing Jackie, a dynamic member of our team at ChiroLife Wellness. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jackie's upbringing as an Air Force child took her to various places, including New York, Virginia, and Germany. This diverse background instilled in her a love for travel, a passion for connecting with people, and an appreciation for making new connections.
Currently residing in Concord with her husband, two sons, and a bonus son, Jackie is a proud owner of a French Bulldog named Moe. In her leisure time, she indulges in her love for cooking and stays abreast of the latest trends in makeup, nails, and hair.
Jackie strongly believes in the importance of self-care and maintaining good health, making her a perfect fit for ChiroLife Wellness. She finds immense fulfillment in witnessing patients invest in their well-being and is honored to be a part of their health and wellness journey.