Curriculum Vitae








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Present Positions:          

            Smith Spinal Care Center, Owner & Director

            Chiropractic Paradigm Systems, Owner & Director



Educational Background:      

            B.S. Conservation of Natural Resources, 1970

                        University of California, Berkeley

            M.A. Sociology of Sport, 1972 (while working at Livingston College, Rutgers University)

                        Goddard College, Cambridge, Mass.

            Doctor of Chiropractic, 1978

Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Ga.


Teaching Experience: 

            Livingston College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

                        1972-75, Sociology of Sport & Intercollegiate Sports Coach

Adjunct Professor: National University of Health Sciences,, 2001


Athletic Achievements:

1968 All-American Track; Varsity Football, University of California, Berkeley


1966 CIF SS Sprint Champion; All-County Football,

Upland High School, Upland, Calif.


Professional Achievements:

2002 ACA Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Chiropractic Community




Publications  & Presentations


            A Chiropractic Paradigm

            The Path to Mastery in Chiropractic

How to Avoid Back Surgery: Chiropractic—the Proven Method for Back Pain

Poisoned Love: When a Chiropractor and an Orthopedist Fall in Love…

The Medical War Against Chiropractic


Magazines & Journals    

            Dynamic Chiropractic

            Staff Management – Hiring New Staff Members

            Management & Transformational Leadership

            Can You Imagine?

            Unity or Anarchy? (3 part series)

            Mystery Science Profession

            Too Many Notes, Mozart

            The Chiropractor Is Naked!

            The Chiropractor As Hero

            Voodoo Diagnosis

            Humpty Dumpty & Workers’ Comp.

            Affirmation Action in Chiropractic

            Bad for Business–But Good for People

            Stormin’ the Capitol: NCLC 2001

            American Healthcare: Truth or Dare?

            Celebrate Our Victories!

            Believe or Understand?

Back Surgery: Too Often, Too Ineffective, Too Costly (4-part series)


The American Chiropractor 

            In Search of Excellence or Excess?

            Cooks & Chiropractors

            Sour Grapes, AMA!

            Killer Subluxation

            Between a Rock & a Hard Place

            Smart Marketing: Top of Mind Awareness

            Smart Internal Marketing

            The Journal of the ACA

            Time to Crow

            Dr. Smith Goes to Washington

            We Are Family

            Strangling the Golden Goose

            Managing the Patient from Hell

            ACA Today Newsletter of the American Chiropractic Association

NCLC in First Person: “You Toucha My Fender, I Smasha Your Face”

The American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic

            Ethics in Chiropractic—Pursuit of Image or Ignominy?

            CAM Scam

            Stormin’ the Capitol

            The Journal of Chiropractic Humanities

            Chiropractic Ethics: An Oxymoron?

            Microsoft & Medicine

            Florida Chiropractic Association Journal

            Chiropractic “PC” Style

            Blueprint for Success

            The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

            Back Surgery: Modern Medical Pitfall

Fighting to Help Lower Costs: Making a Financial Case for Chiropractic

            The Georgia Chiropractic Journal

            The Bane of Chiropractic, November 1996

Discounted Chiropractic Care, January 1999

Bad For Business, But Good For People, February 1999

Jump on the Bandwagon to Better Health, Naturally, June 1999

Pleading Chiropractic’s Care to Workers’ Comp, December 2000


Speaking Engagements

Seminar Presentations

British Chiropractic Association—Fall Convention, 2007     

Georgia Chiropractic Association – Practice Boosters Seminars

            Practice Consultants – Advanced Client Program Instructor

            N. W. Florida Chiropractic Society – Smart Marketing Seminar

            Chiropractic Paradigm – Practice Management & Marketing Seminars

            Palmer Chiropractic College (West) – Symposium to Preceptor Class

            ACA Sports Injuries & Physical Fitness – Keynote Speaker at their annual convention before the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia

            NYCC Career Development Program

            Life Chiropractic College (off-campus presentation)

Florida Chiropractic Association Conventions at Tampa, Del Ray Beach, Panama City, Jacksonville, and Orlando

National College of Chiropractic Homecoming and Ethical Practice Mgt. Class in 2000

CBP 2000 Semi-Annual Reno Seminar

Rhode Island Chiropractic Society convention

Governor’s Commission on Workers’ Compensation, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Los Angeles Chiropractic College lecture on ethical practice management

Chiropractic Poli-Sci seminar sponsored by NUHS

Oklahoma Association for Chiropractic Education



Political Involvement:

GCA’s Delegate to the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations: 1999, 2000

ACA member to the National Chiropractic Legislative Convention

GCA representative to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Workers’ Compensation

ACA PR Ad Hoc Committee

NCLC attendee, 1999, 2001, 2002

World Federation of Chiropractic member