Meet the team of chiropractic doctors and professionals at our clinic.
Meet the Doctors
Drs. Brian and Merissa are passionate about living the MaxLiving lifestyle, and enjoy sharing it with their patients. They believe you already have everything within you to allow healing, and will work alongside you to remove interferences in your life (and spine!) to allow 100% expression of YOU!
Dr. Brian Beard
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Brian's family moved from Alabama to Morrilton when he was a young boy. He grew up there, graduating from Morrilton High and continuing on to help his family run their business. When he was 26, Dr. Brian had a life changing back injury while playing football. This injury threatened his ability to play sports as well as to do physical labor required for his work, so he sought care under an Upper Cervical chiropractor in Morrilton. He could barely stand up to walk into the office, but after one adjustment to his atlas, Dr. Brian was able to stand up straight and walk out. It was a miracle!
Dr. Brian received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas in 2012. He then trained under two of the most successful Doctors in the chiropractic profession in Naples and North Carolina for 8 months before opening Beard Family Chiropractic. Now, Dr. Brian is passionate about teaching the entire family the truth about health. He is also an avid CrossFit athlete and CrossFit Level 1 Coach. He specializes in helping you get and stay active, especially if you are approaching "Masters" age!
Dr. Merissa Beard
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Merissa grew up in Victoria, BC, Canada where she obtained her BSc. Kinesiology, with Honours, from the University of Victoria. She learned about the power of chiropractic after having her horse adjusted by an equine chiropractor, leading her to seek care for her own health as well. Dr. Merissa attended Parker University where she obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic (and her husband, Dr. Brian!) in 2014.
Dr. Merissa is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is certified in the Webster Technique for prenatal care. In 2018, she launched BIRTHFIT Conway, AR as a Regional Director, placing Beard Family Chiropractic at the epicenter of care in the Motherhood Transition. Her heart is for serving women and their children to create empowered, healthy families!
In addition to living the chiropractic lifestyle, Dr. Merissa is passionate about fitness! She is a CrossFit L1 trainer and has been a member of CrossFit Conway for 4 years. Her additional certification in Applied Kinesiology through the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) is a favorite among athletes she serves, allowing improved neuromuscular performance and biomechanics.
Our staff members work with our doctors every day to provide our patients with a professional and friendly experience.
Justin, proud native of Arkansas, was previously in the optometry field and he realized that he wanted to help people in a bigger way. In 2015, Justin feels that God led him to the best job posting he could have imagined at Beard Family Chiropractic! After meeting the Beards, he realized their mission aligned with his and would allow him to accomplish his purpose in life.
Justin loves watching MaxLiving change so many lives, and also how it continues to change his own life. In the office, Justin handles the day to day operations including scheduling and patient care management. He's the first face you'll see when you walk in and he'll probably be the voice on the phone reminding you of your appointment! When he's not at BFC, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and son, Braxton. His favorite activities are playing basketball, swimming, running, or attending any sporting event for the Razorbacks (much to Dr. Brian's dismay).
5 Essentials Chiropractic Assistant
Paige Revis was born and raised in Arkansas. She loves living in a vibrant and healthy community like Conway. Paige has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 20 years! She began at BFC as a patient when it first opened in 2014. Later that year, she became part of the team and has been maximizing lives ever since!
When you come to the health center, Paige will help you with your warm-up exercises and will keep you on track while you’re in the office! She will show you how to use all the homecare equipment you receive and remind you to invite all your friends and family members to every event we offer. Paige loves the 5 Essentials and wants to share her passion with everyone. When she’s not running around Beard Family Chiropractic, you can find her teaching Jazzercise or traveling with her husband, David.
Back Office Manager
Carolyn was born in Ohio and loves Ohio State football. She bleeds scarlet and gray! If you want to talk college football with a woman who knows her stuff it's Carolyn. She is just as passionate about chiropractic! Carolyn joined the office staff in the fall of 2014. She handles the accounting, reporting, and all back office details. You will see Carolyn at many of our events manning the blender and food tables!
Carolyn loves the outdoors. She likes to hike, camp, and be a part of all the beauty nature has to offer. She is married to Thad and has a beautiful adult daughter, Candace.
Ribbon is our resident Patient Support Dog. You may have seen her basking in a patch of sunlight, or letting the kids pet her while their families are being adjusted. Ribbon is affectionately called "The Booj" because, as most of you know, she likes to do things on her own terms. One may consider her a bit snobbish because she can be slow to warm up to new people (we believe she has been abused in the past). Once she gets to know you, she'll be your friend for life! She will accept offerings of organic treats and belly scratches.