Meet The Team
Founder & Office Manager
Leah is originally from Kirksville, Missouri where she grew up involved in a variety activities including student council, choirs and musicals, tennis, basketball, and track & field. She continued on to Missouri S&T in Rolla where she competed in the pole vault on the track & field team. She graduated from Missouri S&T with a Chemical Engineering degree and went to work for Phillips 66 in Wood River, IL as a Process Engineer.
Leah met Dr. Taylor when she was working for Phillips 66 and living in St. Louis. She had never been to a chiropractor and thought chiropractic care was only for people with back pain. After getting under principled chiropractic care with Dr. Taylor, she has seen incredible improvements, not only in how she feels but also how her body functions as a whole. She went from having terrible neck pain and reduced range of motion, to having no pain in her neck. She has also seen vast reductions in various health issues in her body and how often she was sick.
Once Leah and Dr. Taylor were married, and she had seen her amazing improvements under principled chiropractic care, she decided to step away from her engineering career in order to open an office with him in Columbia, Missouri where she will be the Office Manager. Her new passion for helping others find health and healing through principled chiropractic care has given her the the faith to pursue this mission! She and Dr. Taylor are excited to serve the Columbia area and to call this city their home!
Kendell graduated from Moberly Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, then received a Bachelor’s of Health Science Degree at the University of Missouri! Working at Restoration Chiropractic continually educates Kendell on more holistic and alternative ways to stay healthy, keep her body functioning optimally and always staying aligned! Her ultimate goal is to live a pharmaceutically drug free life and to continue passing along the message of health and healing that comes with principled chiropractic care!
In the office, you can find Kendell working in the back office with insurance and finances or she is planning the office's upcoming events! When she is not in the office, she is spending her time with her husband, Jheron, three bonus babes Arieanna, Landon, Elaina and their new baby Emil on the farm, hiking around or exploring new places to eat!
Fun Facts: She played competitive softball from 6-18 years old! Her husband owns Mr. Murphys Food Truck which makes her Mrs. Murphy (Mrs. Potato Head if you will..) and she loves painting in her downtime!
Katelyn was born and raised in the small southwest Missouri town of Schell City. Growing up Katelyn participated in FFA, volleyball, and many other extra curriculars in school. She now continues many of those hobbies and has discovered some new ones over the years. Such as her passion for coffee, motorcycles, plants, and continuing her love of sports and the great outdoors. She is always up for a fun-filled adventure.
Columbia has been home for over 4 years now for Katelyn and she has been here a Restoration for almost as long. Being a practice member for a year and now a team member for 3+ years. She found her passion for chiropractic care while living in Davenport, IA. After being diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis and having 2 surgeries to remove her cysts, she was blessed to start chiropractic care and has not had to have any cyst removal surgeries since then.
In her spare time, Kate loves spending lots of time with my fur baby Franky, her Australian Shepherd, and her boyfriend Andy!
Fun Fact: She can water ski on 1 ski! She also used to barrel race as a kid!
Jeanice was born and raised in Wellsville, Missouri. She now lives in Hallsville with her husband, Kelly, and their three children, Willow, Oliver, & Jett.
Debilitating migraines and neck pain have always given her struggles throughout life and with the help of adjustments she has been able to better serve her family and community pain free (also, Gluten-Free).
Shortly after beginning care, Jeanice accepted a position on the team and is excited to share her goal of living a pharmaceutical drug-free life and educate others on how principled chiropractic care can impact their lives as well as their loved ones.
With her creative outlook on life, Jeanice coordinates RC's website, social media, and marketing! When she's not behind the camera or computer screen you'll catch her snapping photos and videos around the office for our Instagram feed. In her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially when they can get outdoors, and capturing love stories as a traveling wedding and elopement photographer!
Fun Fact: She was a multi-sport athlete, winning All-State recognition in both track and cross country! She hasn't lost her love for running, but has a goal to get back to running soon (marathons, that is)!
Morgan grew up in the tiny northeast Missouri town of Philadelphia. Morgan participated in softball, basketball, track and field, and cross country as well as almost every club imaginable throughout her high school days. She went on to graduate from Moberly Area Community College, followed by the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Computational Neuroscience!
Before joining the Restoration Chiropractic team, she started as a practice member in 2017. In those several years under care, Morgan came to know and love the doctors and the team. When life threw her a couple curve balls, Morgan knew that joining the team at Restoration would not only help bring hope and healing to her, but would also allow her to offer hope and healing to others as well.
If you’re ever wondering what Morgan is doing while she’s not in the office, she also works alongside her husband, Tyler, as a missionary to the University of Missouri campus and is a mom to Blakely and Bennett!
Fun Fact: She LOVES singing and leading worship with Tyler, so shameless plug for their album, War & Wonder!
Michelle started as a Practice Member at Restoration and became a team member after being under care for two years! She had spent most of her working years in the medical field but after noticeable relief from chiropractic for her migraines, she knew she needed to take a different approach health and healing!
Michelle was born and raised in Colorado, moved to Tennessee at 15 years old and resided here in Missouri only three years ago. If you ask, Michelle will tell you that she loved what she did and helped THOUSANDS of people...but she felt God had led her here to make connections and heal along side Practice Members here at Restoration Chiropractic and keep people well instead of fix sick adults in emergency care.
When Michelle isn't talking, joking, and smiling with Practice Members, you can find her hanging with her precious little pup, CocoBella, and her sweet family that means the world to her! She enjoys dancing, working out, biking, being outside and has the biggest heart and sweet tooth! With the slight Tennessee accent sticking around, Michelle "is fixin' to" educate you on how chiropractic care can help improve your life!
Fun Facts: She had a full ride soccer scholarship to Tennessee Wesleyan College, cheered in college, and played multiple sports growing up! She was also in 3 parades for baton twirling as a child!
Iain was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri! He grew up in a large family, and is one of 7 kids. He was a Boy Scout in Troop 52 and earned the rank of Eagle scout. He was also involved in FFA and participated in state and national competitions. Iain earned his Bachelor's degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
Iain was a practice member at Restoration Chiropractic for 5 years before joining our team. Initially coming in to help alleviate severe shoulder and back pain. His experience led him to refer half of his immediate and extended family to receive care over the years. He likes getting to know people and serving others. He is excited to now be sharing the help and healing he has received from our office with others.
Fun Fact: Iain has 13 nieces and nephews! He is Uncle Iain.. not the mean one from Alvin & the Chipmunks!