Our Team

Meet the team of chiropractic doctors and professionals at our clinic.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Tom Nixon

Dr. Tom Nixon was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida. He graduated with his bachelors from the University of Central Florida and went on to receive his doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dedicated to transforming the health of families in the Triad community, Dr. Nixon is committed to helping people achieve true healing through lifestyle choices.

From Dr. Nixon: At a young age, I watched as my dad battled type II diabetes, high blood pressure, two heart attacks and underwent a quadruple heart bypass. He was diagnosed with chronic heart disease and was told he would be on medication for the rest of his life. Not accepting this conclusion, my dad sought a natural route through chiropractic care, nutrition and exercise instead of merely treating his symptoms. After a changed mindset and much work, he reversed his diabetes, heart disease, and came off all his medication. My dad’s journey and the impact his loss of health had on my family during that time is what inspired me to become a doctor of chiropractic. I love the opportunity I have to empower and encourage people to reach their potential, both in life and in health, and to provide hope that they are not defined by their diagnosis. My mission and privilege is to help another mother, father, child, friend, etc get their health back so they can not only fulfill the life they were called to, but also to help and inspire those around them make healthy life choices. The movement of MaxLiving is striving to change the way healthcare is viewed and delivered in this country, and I absolutely believe it is possible with education and each of us taking responsibility for our health. My wife and I were called to the city of Winston Salem. We love our town, are grateful for the mission we are a part of, and look forward to every person and family we get to meet and help achieve their highest potential of health.

Marissa Nixon

Health Center Director

Marissa is the owner and director of Twin City Health with her husband, Dr. Tom Nixon and proud mom to Lincoln. After graduating from Florida State University’s College of Business and spending years as a corporate event planner, Marissa experienced firsthand the powerful results of chiropractic.

Originally a huge skeptic, she understands other’s hesitations, questions, concerns, and doubts. It wasn’t until she gained enormous relief from decades of terrible migraines, and witnessed others around her (including her own family) experience life-changing results, that she became incredibly passionate about sharing the benefits of chiropractic care and natural health. Marissa’s greatest joy is seeing people step into their God-given purpose. She loves seeing patients, her team, as well as other chiropractors come alive as they regain their health and discover their value.

With the mission to help people experience hope, health and wholeness, she and her husband opened Twin City Health in January 2013. Through wellness events, working one on one with patients, and leading her team, Marissa loves to fight for and celebrate the small and large health achievements. Whether it’s the simple ability for a mom to pick up her child again or a teenager who is able to cancel his scoliosis surgery, every story makes all the work worthwhile.

Fun fact: she and Dr. Nixon started dating in high school and have been together ever since. When not working to help more people, you’ll find them exploring the great outdoors, traveling to various seminars for personal growth, playing in the snow at every opportunity possible (again, they’re from Florida), and sharing delicious (and healthy) meals with family & friends.

Dr. Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area before attending college at Virginia Tech. After graduating, she moved back home and worked as a personal trainer before realizing she had a passion to help others with more than just their fitness levels. She watched as loved ones around her lost their health without knowing where to seek proper help and wanted to do something to change it. She felt and knew she had a greater calling to give others hope through empowering them to attain a healthier life.

At Palmer Chiropractic College she first was introduced to MaxLiving and was drawn to their mission to help people reach their health goals naturally. She loves being a part of a group that feels like family and is all about serving and loving others. Dr. Jessica specializes in providing care for expecting moms, ensuring their body is in proper alignment for delivery. Being able to adjust moms-to-be throughout their pregnancy and then adjust their babies is one of her favorite joys.

When Dr. Jessica is not at the office, you can find her hiking with her border collie, Maggie, or in a CrossFit gym. She enjoys spending time doing anything in nature, hiking, snowboarding, or spending time at a beach.

Dr. Tiffany Bradley

Dr. Tiffany was raised in the Port Orange, FL before attending college at the University of South Florida in Tampa. There she developed a passion for learning how the body heals, for women's health, and obstetrics.

She grew up with family members seeking help for the chronic illness and witnessed little to no improvement despite being given countless medications. After discovering the holistic results of chiropractic and how it allows the body to heal itself, Dr. Tiffany decided to attend Palmer Chiropractic College in Port Orange, FL. There, she further pursued pediatrics and learned webster techniques for future moms.

Upon graduating she was introduced to MaxLiving and immediately connected with the mission to help others become healthier versions of themselves. She loves seeing families empowered and hopes to see Winston become one of the healthiest cities.

When Dr. Tiffany is not at the office, you can find her hiking and exploring with her pup, Monty. She also enjoys spending time rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, catching a wave on the coast, or doing anything in nature.

Jonathan Cox

Exam Technician

Jonathan joined the Twin City Health team in September 2014 originally knowing very little about chiropractic or the five essentials, but eager to be part of an organization that cared for people. He quickly learned and saw firsthand people’s lives change for the better including his own.

Jon had struggled with stomach ulcers, acid reflux, headaches and lower back pain. After receiving chiropractic care and implementing the other essentials, he no longer experiences any of those.

Jonathan is passionate about sharing the truth of health with all who will listen. He loves helping patients and discussing different ways to live a maximized life. When he isn’t helping to change lives in the office, he is leading worship at his church with his wife, helping with youth programs, playing music, spending time with his little family and finding new ways to create healthy and delicious meals.

Lisa Garner

Patient Care Coordinator

Lisa began with MaxLiving as a patient. She had struggled with various health issues since childhood, but never imagined it could get as bad as it did. She had a laundry list of problems: chronic sinusitis and bronchitis, allergies, migraine headaches, digestive problems, menstrual problems, insomnia, joint pain, sciatica and got an average six to eight viral infections a year. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and depression which brought muscle pain, weakness, crushing pain in her hands and feet, profound exhaustion, difficulty concentrating and even hair loss. She was taking six different medications every day including anti-depressants which she was told she would need for the rest of her life. At that point, she had no hope but began care with MaxLiving as a last resort because it was the one thing she hadn’t tried.
As she began to implement the 5 Essentials into her life, everything changed. She reversed every diagnosis she was given, got off all medications, starting losing weight, and got her life back. Today, she is the healthiest she has ever been! Her life was truly transformed so she changed careers to help others toward hope and healing.

Lisa is the proud rescue momma of two dogs and three cats. In her free time, she loves spending time with her loved ones and her church community, enjoys art, theatre, and tromping around in the woods.

Ashley Landreth

Patient Care & X-Ray technician

Ashley was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. She graduated with her bachelors from Bridges Christian College where she studied Theology and Spiritual development. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, she spent time in Kenya, Africa doing medical missions in the slums of Nairobi. This caused her heart to expand and opened her eyes to see that ALL people need physical and inner healing, regardless of their culture.

All at the same time in 2013, during her second year of college, she found herself experiencing the pain of scoliosis that had been the norm in her life for as long as she could remember. Soon after, she was led to Twin City Health where she met Dr. Tom and Marissa Nixon. Little did she know that she would soon be led to join this team less than 3 years later!

She has a deep desire for both inner and physical healing. Watching two dreams collide of wholeness and health within the community of Winston Salem has been the best adventure. She loves people, art and beauty, culture, and Jesus. She is so excited to meet you and learn your story!

Pearl Pendergrass

Front Desk Ninja

Originally from Newark, NJ, Pearl is the youngest of 5 children and the only girl, so you can imagine she had to be a tough cookie growing up. ☺ At 13, she moved to Charlotte, NC where she attended and graduated from West Charlotte High School. Upon graduation, she moved to Winston-Salem to attend Winston Salem State University to pursue nursing but believe it was a blessing in disguise that path didn’t work out. Pearl now has a passion for holistic health, specifically chiropractic care and desires to attend chiropractic school next year!

Pearl fell in love with MaxLiving after attending one of Dr. Nixon’s community dinners where he lit up the entire room with his passion for getting people well through chiropractic care. She was currently working in another chiropractic office that was moving away from the care they originally provided and she felt her purpose was not being fulfilled any longer. Pearl then attended Twin City Health’s ladies night where she was introduced to Marissa Nixon and got to meet the entire team. Pearl was completely blown away as to how welcoming they made her feel and how the patients responded to the office. Pearl says the thing she likes most about Twin City Health is “not only does the team make patients feel like family but the doctors look at the entire body as a whole. It’s great they get you out of pain but the best thing of all is getting people off of prescription drugs and living the life God has designed for them”.

She’s excited to help with the mission of Twin City Health, which is to bring hope, health & wholeness to our city.

Position: Patient Care Coordinator

Our mission is this: we exist so that people experience hope, health, and wholeness. We love what we get to do. We work really hard, have fun, educate, encourage, and celebrate life-change with the people and families we help. If you are simply looking for a job and a paycheck, this position is not for you. If you are looking for work that matters and a place with purpose, keep on reading.

What we do:
We’re dedicated to naturally transforming the health of families through the 5 Essentials: chiropractic, nutrition, exercise, minimizing toxicity, and having an empowered mindset. You can read more about the under the "our approach" tab.

How we got here:
Dr. Tom and Marissa Nixon are originally from Ormond Beach, Florida (fun fact, they’ve been dating since high school). They could have opened their Health Center anywhere in the country. After originally thinking it would be Asheville, discovering it didn’t feel like home, and lots of prayer, they discovered Winston Salem on the drive back to the Greensboro airport. Immediately when they pulled off the exit in Winston Salem, they felt an overwhelming sense of God’s peace and clarity that Winston was the city they were called to. Their health center opened January 21st, 2013 and within 10 months became the largest chiropractic wellness office in the Triad area. When people ask how, the response is simple: seek Jesus, love people.

Who are we?
We’re just ordinary people with big dreams hoping to live with purpose. Yes, that may sound cheesy. But we like cheese. We love doing work that matters and resting our heads at night knowing we made a difference. We’re super passionate about what we do and believe the best is yet to come. Feel free to check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/TwinCityHealth or our insta feed: @twincityhealth.

What we value as a team
1. Honesty and transparency – with our team, our communication, with our patients, with everything we do. If you always remain true, there’s never a need to untangle the untruth.
2. Trust. We trust each other to get our jobs done and always have one another’s best interest at heart. We are family. We believe it’s the only way to have a healthy team moving forward with the same goals.
3. We take responsibility for our lives. You’ll hear “shoot, my fault” around our place fairly often. It’s the best response we have when we drop the ball. It’s not a blaming/pointing-fingers kind of thing. We have grace for each other. It’s an empowered/there’s-something-I-could-have-done-differently sort of thing. When we realize mistakes are our fault, we can learn from them, fix them, and move forward. Every failure is an opportunity to grow and improve. Mistakes are part of life but blaming everything else for them only leaves you helpless.
4. Excellence. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
5. Love wins. Always.
6. We get to give. We seek opportunities to be generous with our time, talents, and finances.
7. We believe in laughter and play. Don’t get us wrong, we’re a disciplined, well-oiled machine, but we believe the happier and more filled we are spiritually, emotionally, and physically, the more people we can effectively help.
8. Celebrate life change. Big or small. Every baby step matters.
9. Attitude of gratitude. When you change your perspective to see the good in every situation and be thankful for it, you’ll find less to complain about.
10. Growth. We believe each of our team members should grow as individuals, as doctors, and as leaders in our city. Our goal is to constantly invest in our team so they may experience their fullest potential. We teach goal setting, personal budgeting, communication skills, leading with love, organizational skills, how to increase in capacity, and much more. The more we invest in ourselves, the greater impact we can make.

Who are we looking for?
We strive for excellence but know no one is perfect. There are, however, very specific characteristics we’re looking for.
-A genuine love for people and a passion to help, serve, and see others succeed.
-Joyful, positive, and outgoing - you will be around people all day.
-Excellent customer service skills.
-Demonstrate a high level of empathy for people.
-Self-motivated, hard working & disciplined. Excellent work ethic and be able to work efficiently without supervision.
-Enjoy high energy (we're not your typical slow, quiet, doctor’s office).
-Super organized and great multi-tasker.
-An appreciation for self-growth through constructive correction.
-No nonsense. No drama. We value team unity and don’t tolerate gossip.
-Computer savvy with knowledge of word, excel, email, and the world wide web.
-Ability to work in a fast-pace, ever-changing environment.
-Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others.

What does the position entail?
-Above all, help provide amazing care to our patients. This involves:
-Knowing EVERY patients name. We know names because we care.
-Greet each person by name with a smile.
-Assist in resourcing our patients with their health needs and informing them of upcoming events.
-Managing & coordinating the schedule.
-Answering phones & responding to emails.
-Keeping desk orderly.
-Collect payments, posting transactions, addressing declined payments.
-Working closely and supporting our doctors to ensure each patient is empowered and equipped.
-Data entry.
-This position is salary for 40 hours a week (some weeks with workshops and events will be 40+, some weeks less).
-Weekend travel for training seminars and personal growth & development (3-4 times a year and they’re pretty awesome).
-Must be available to work evenings about once a month for events – sometimes as late as 9pm (usually Mondays).

How to Apply:

1. Create a 2 – 3 minute video of who you are, what you are passionate about, why you'd like to join our team, and what you think you can bring to the table.

2. Take a disc profile test here: www.tonyrobbins.com/ue/disc-profile.php

3. Email your video, DISC test results, resume, application, and cover letter to info@twincityhealth.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

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