I was born in an upstate small town, Hammondsport, NY, at the end of Keuka Lake. One of the many Finger Lakes surrounded by family owned vineyards and wineries. I owned three businesses and for many years worked as Business Manager/HR Director at a 600 acre conference and retreat center. Came to Asheville to live in 2009 with a new job, where I had vacationed many time. The great climate and mountains, drew me back! I have a son and 3 grandsons that come visit me when the white water rafting is a go. I have been using Chiropractic most of my life and found Merrimon Family Chiropractic. They are devoted to educating everyone on the spine. It goes right along with natural healing your body wants to accomplish on its own. A natural, non-invasive way to get healthy and pain-free. No drugs, no surgery. It is a healthy way of life.
Hi, I'm Monica Cook. I was born and raised in southern WV. I moved to Asheville NC 9 years ago with my husband and three children. We now reside in Weaverville which reminds me of my little home town I grew up in. I love the small town feel with the larger city only minutes away.
I have worked with Merrimon Family for several years now doing everything from Outreach educating the public in the benefits of Chiropractic care to working the front desk. I am very passionate in and a firm believer that the entire family should have Chriopractic Care. This office is the most caring group of co workers, family, I have ever had. The Doctors love to educate our practice members in the benefits of wellness care for the entire family and each person becomes our family and we treat them as such.
My family and I are living a living a better life due to Chiropractic care!!
Born and raised in Erie, PA
BS Degree from Slippery Rock University
Double Major PE: Exercise Physiology/Dance with an emphasis in Lifetime Fitness
Following graduation I worked in several fitness corporations and danced/choreographed in the Pittsburgh area. I have been married to my husband Christian for 16 years and have two children Caleb 14, and Logan 13. I was employed full time at Edge Chiropractic Clinic in Greensburg, PA as a Rehabilitation Supervisor/Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Assistant/X-Ray Technician for ten years. We moved to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC in 1999 and have appreciated the warm weather and southern charm of the community.
It is such a blessing to be a part of Merrimon Family Chiropractic. The doctors and staff all feel like extended family. When I am not working in the finance department, I love being a Chiropractic Assistant, involved with the care patients and their families receive. The most rewarding aspect for me is witnessing their lives change as they become pain free, more active and part of our Merrimon Family.
I'm proud to be an Asheville native. In fact, after touring the US and surrounding countries with Disney On Ice, my husband and I decided to settle here to raise a family. Seventeen years, and 3 children later, we are still proud to call WNC our home.
I have had the opportunity to experience a variety of careers: real estate, figure skating, the US Army... Although I was never exposed to chiropractic, I consider myself abundantly blessed to have found my life's passion and purpose within the Merrimon Chiropractic family. As the Community Outreach Director, I am responsible for educating the people of our area on the relationship between spinal alignment and overall wellness. Every day I wake up with a divinely driven energy to find that one person who has suffered needlessly, functioned in spite of heavy medication, and perhaps, lost all hope for a better quality of life.
And every day, I am once again abundantly blessed to serve those I've met in the community, in our office. As symptoms subside, eyes brighten, smiles return, Hope is restored and each patient genuinely become part of our family. Witnessing people heal...it just doesn't get any better than this!