Meet the Staff

Julie Paiva, Front Desk

When Julie’s son was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 3, she struggled to find any solutions from Western medicine. Julie wanted to address the cause of the condition versus just the treatment of his symptoms. After months of searching for answers on her own,  it was a chiropractor that eventually led her to the root of the diagnosis.  Within only a few short months of natural treatment, the asthma disappeared.  

This experience sent Julie on a journey to discover alternative medicine and live more of a natural and holistic lifestyle. Since Julie was an educator prior to having children, it is part of her nature to research as much as possible and share what she finds with others. So, it is no surprise that after several years of working for different chiropractors, she went on to receive a degree in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2013 and has been doing nutritional counseling ever since.  

Julie also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University in Elementary Education with a concentration in Math, Science and Geography and a Master’s Degree in Science from Southern Connecticut State University. This background in education and science has been a great foundation for her pursuits in the health and wellness industry over the past 14 years.

Holistic Nutrition Education is now her passion. She is currently available for one-on-one coaching sessions to help patients implement the Dr. Brown Diet into their daily lives. These sessions will include grocery shopping tips, recipe substitutions and adaptations, and many more healthy lifestyle changes. Contact the office today to book your appointment!

Kristen Barkley, Front Desk

Kristen is a happily married mother of four beautiful children, Joshua, Ashtyn, Everett, and Brooks. In June 2007, when her infant son came down with a rare medical syndrome that led to a serious heart condition, she and her husband, John Paul, sought out Dr. Brown and his expertise. After six months of treatment along with a lot of prayer, Joshua was miraculously given a clean bill of health, and the whole family began to see Dr. Brown regularly.

It wasn’t long before it became clear to Kristen that many people, especially other mothers, could benefit from all Dr. Brown had to offer. It was his unique dietary guidelines plus his comprehensive treatment style of combining natural therapies that inspired her to partner with Dr. Brown and form a wellness company called Marpé in 2012. Now, in order to better integrate both of Dr. Brown’s companies, Kristen has been helping out with different projects at the office once a week and fills in for Julie at the front desk when needed.

Kristen has a BBA in Business Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive undergrad coursework in the field of Nutrition. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about with a doctor she believes in, so she can help others live a healthier and happier life!