meet the team

Chiropractor Asheville NC Kirsten West


Kirsten West D.C.

Dr. Kirsten West grew up in Wilkesboro, NC and found her passion for chiropractic from being a patient at 4 weeks old. Through this experience and witnessing firsthand the positive changes in her health as well as her family's , she decided to pay it forward and pursue a career in Chiropractic so that people can make positive changes in their health journey.

Dr. K graduated in 2011 from North Carolina State University with and went on to attend Logan University outside of St Louis, Missouri. In April of 2015 she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and Masters of Sports Science and Rehabilitation. While at Logan, she was chosen by faculty to tutor students in the areas of Biochemistry and Anatomy as well as be a peer mentor to fellow students in the clinical setting.

Dr K continues to pursue learning opportunities in nutrition, pediatrics, and sports science through seminars and other continuing education. When Dr K is not in the office, she enjoys outdoor activities (hiking, floating, kayaking), spending time with her pup Chance and exploring all that the Asheville and surrounding areas have to offer.

Chiropractor Asheville NC Michael Fortini


Michael Fortini D.C.

Chiropractic Asheville NC Sarah Hatton

Super CA Tech

Sarah Hatton

Sarah Hatton has a Bachelors in Psychology from Penn State and is an Army Veteran. Sarah worked in Social Work for years before joining our team as a multitasking ninja. She has a daughter named Courtney and 2 cats named Audrey Hepburn & Stevie Nicks. Sarah relocated to Asheville from the Philadelphia area in 2016 and spends her time enjoying all of western North Carolina's outdoor activities.
Chiropractic Asheville NC Ryan Neilsen

Super CA Tech

Ryan Neilsen

Originally from Wisconsin, Ryan moved to Hendersonville NC in 2019, before that Ryan attended Palmer College of Chiropractic that earned him an Associates in Chiropractic Science. While in Chiropractic college he earned his Radiologic Technology certification and is board certified as an x-ray technologist.

Ryan enjoys kayaking the French Broad river and disc golfing. His wife is a graduate Chiropractor of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Ryan is passionate about helping to shape the modern Chiropractic field and the future of the industry.


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8:00am - 10:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 10:00am


Merrimon Family Chiropractic

390A South French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 255-8333