Dr. Audrey VanPelt
Welcome to Legacy Chiropractic Center! My name is Dr. Audrey Van Pelt. I attended Life University in Marietta Georgia and graduated with high marks in 2019. So as you might have guessed, this is a second career for me. I spent 32 years in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist and am happy to report that I have found a new passion in upper cervical chiropractic! For me, the best part of doing hair was being able to affect people’s lives in a positive way every day. Now the driving force that wakes me is how wonderful it is to be able to affect people’s well-being! To help them improve how they live and to get the most out of life!
I have spent the past couple of years serving the community in Holt Michigan. I was able to help many patients, including an infant who was not sleeping or eating well. You can imagine the mother’s relief when she took home a baby who could now eat and sleep normally because of chiropractic!
I grew up in Michigan and still believe the west shoreline is one of the most beautiful places on earth…..in the summer. I was drawn to the beauty and vibrancy of Athens Georgia as well as the more reasonable 4 seasons! I am looking forward to laying down roots here and am happy to call Athens my new home!
I also have 2 grown, beautiful children. My daughter is 25 and lives in Grand Rapids Michigan where she is growing her photography business. My son, 18, lives in Lansing Michigan where he attends Lansing Community College. He is an accomplished pool player and has won many youth and adult tournaments! Throughout the process of my career change, I hope that I have instilled in both my children that change may be difficult but when you find your passion, hard work always pays off! You can be, do or become anything you want if you are willing to put in the work!
To this end, I have created Legacy Chiropractic Center. Creating lasting health and wellness in our community is my passion. A legacy is something that lasts. It is not for a week or a month but for a lifetime! It is what we pass on to our children. So again, I welcome you to Legacy Chiropractic. I would be honored if you allowed me to help you create your own legacy of health!
Michele (Shelly) Fortson
I am passionate about serving and supporting others. I spent many years working in the Health industry, be it hands on with patients, supporting other healthcare workers or managing healthcare offices. I believe every encounter I have with others has the potential to either help another person out, or to learn something new.
I met Dr. Audrey when I realized I might need chiropractic care. When I first met her, she was a one woman show. Being both the awesome chiropractor that she is while also being the only office personnel. She needed my help and I needed her expertise. For me, it’s been great learning about all of the different ways chiropractic care can help others and it allows me to do something that I love, serving and supporting others.
I proudly share that I am a mother to Michael, my adult son who resides here in Athens, GA.
My Husband, Lee and I share our home with two dogs and one cat. We always have welcome cuddles and happy animals to greet us when we get home.
Lee and I enjoy traveling together, be it a road trip close to home, or a plane ride to some fabulous location. We have so many more places to visit!