Photo by Lisa Hughes
Personal: 34, married, expecting first child.
Occupation: Chiropractor and owner of Knight Chiropractic Center.
Community activities: Board member of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust; sponsor of Chili Soccer Association Inc.; active member of Open Door Baptist Church.
My favorite thing to do in Rochester: I moved here to Rochester eight years ago from the Thousand Islands and have made the most wonderful friendships. I enjoy dining out at the many Rochester venues and visiting the summer festivals with my girlfriends, all of whom are professionals locally as well. I especially love the waterfront restaurants in the summer where I can enjoy the water, music and the serenity of watching the sun set. My husband and I also like participating in local softball leagues at Cobb’s Hill and skiing Swain.
What I’m reading now: What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway and Your Best Life Now by Joel Olsteen.
Biggest challenge I’ve overcome: After eight years of focusing solely on the development of my chiropractic clinic and my professional reputation, I was struggling to find balance in my life. My life revolved around my practice. I finally found balance when I hired more staff, especially a new doctor. I want to enjoy my new role as a wife and future mom. Now we have a team of professionals instead of just me. Personally, this allows me to reach my other life goals and ambitions, all while giving me the confidence to know I’ll be a better doctor in the end.
The best advice I ever received: To keep it real and true to your heart. My mother and father helped promote self worth and the confidence to be real while striving for success. This advice allows me to have such wonderfully fulfilling friendships, patient relationships and family values.
Goal that I’m working on right now: I would like to become part of a group where women strengthen each other professionally and personally. I would like to advance treatment options in my facility to allow more options for people in pain. Lastly, I feel I need to become more involved in my church for personal development.
What I do to relieve stress: Quiet time is what helps me relieve stress so I enjoy reading, getting a massage or just puttering quietly around my home with my husband.
My favorite guilty pleasure: I don’t pamper myself too often but when I do, I like to indulge. I enjoy a spa day, shopping in boutiques and staying in lavish hotels.
What people say about her: Work associate Christine Brady: “She makes us all feel very important. She is a very caring person, she cares about us and our patients … She never criticizes us, she’s always praising us. She is a very good person to work for.”