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Meet our Family First Chiropractic Team

Melissa Marley – Director of Operations

Melissa MarleyMelissa is Dr. Joel’s wife and a large contributor to much of the operations of Family First Chiropractic. She is the person behind the beautiful themed decor throughout the months as well as the fun events, contests, and promotions that go on within the office. She is also responsible for making sure that there is a great team of people serving you each day. She spends half of her time each week at FFC so you may see her at times popping in and out of the office. You will also see her at the parties in the office and special workshop nights where she may also be one of the speakers!

Melissa was born and raised in East Dubuque, IL. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2004 with a degree in Recreation Therapy and then also graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2005 with a degree as a Chiropractic Office Assistant. Since her and Dr. Joel married in 2009, they were blessed in March of 2013 with their first daughter, Gianna, and in December 2017 with their second daughter, Mae. Melissa enjoys being able to pursue her mission with Family First Chiropractic as well as a second career in doing life/business coaching and team training for chiropractors around the globe.

Joanne King – Administrative Manager/Chiropractic Assistant

Joanne KingJoanne was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007 with a Master’s degree in education.

After spending a few years working with local school systems, Joanne decided to pursue an opportunity to educate people of all ages about the importance of having a healthy spine and nervous system. Joanne focuses on providing the best experience to everyone who walks into the office; most of her efforts happen “behind the scenes,” making sure that everything at Family First Chiropractic is running smoothly! Outside the office, Joanne enjoys cooking, traveling, watching movies with her husband, Todd, and being a mom to their daughter Adalynn and son Oliver.


Julie Larson – Community Outreach Coordinator/Chiropractic Assistant

Julie LarsonJulie grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, and then attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. She has worked with children in many capacities, helping them to learn, grow, and be healthy. In her role as a Chiropractic Assistant, Julie loves continuing to educate others, this time about keeping your nervous system functioning optimally by maintaining a healthy spine. Julie and her husband Ben have two children, Anna and Claire. Among reading, dancing, and playing with the girls, Julie loves to travel, be outdoors, and laugh with friends and family.


Jen  Allen – Tech Chiropractic Assistant

Jennifer A.Jen grew up on a family farm a few miles outside of the small town of Butte, Nebraska. She is the youngest of two children in her family. Since she was from a small town, Jen was very involved in school activities and sports. She played basketball, volleyball, softball and track (running, shot put, and discus). She was also part of the National Honor Society, band, choir, FFA, One Act, all-school plays, and speech. Jen had a mentally challenged aunt with cerebral palsy, which sparked her interest in helping people from an early age. As soon as she was able to, she began working at the local nursing home where her aunt was residing and her mother was working. In 2010, Jen moved to Lincoln for college and continued to work in the healthcare industry. Jen graduated from Southeast Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Surgical Technology. While she was pursuing her degree, Jen started working specifically with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, which she quickly become passionate about. In 2018, Jennifer moved to Omaha to be with her now husband, Will, whom she enjoys spending her free time with. She also enjoys playing with their dogs (Millie & Roxy), painting, cooking, trying new things and being active. Jen is excited about the changes that her adjustments have made in her life and loves helping other people improve their lives with chiropractic care.


We look forward to meeting you and watching your life transform with care from our amazing doctors and staff.

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