Our Team

Experts in Drug Free Family Healthcare

Meet Your Restructured Chiropractic Team

Susan McElroy

Account Manager

Susan joined the MaxLiving Indy family in September 2021. Susan was a patient at another MaxLiving clinic and quickly realized that she wanted to spend her days bringing people to freedom through health. She was introduced to chiropractic care in an effort to reclaim her health and is a resounding success story of having freedom in life as a result. Since beginning chiropractic care, Susan has removed over 15 daily medications, completely changed her diet and exercise habits and began living in a way that honors her body. She has a great passion to help others to achieve the same success she has.

When not at the clinic, you can usually find Susan hiking in the woods or spending time with family and friends.

Kyla Elsten

New Patient Coordinator

Kyla was born in northeast Indiana. She has a passion for helping others and is constantly looking for ways to learn and grow. Her holistic health journey began a couple of years ago after failed attempts to determine the root cause of her gut issues. She now prioritizes her health and better understands how the foods and products she uses affects her body. She truly has a passion for encouraging others to turn to a more natural way of living.

In her free time, Kyla enjoys exercising, traveling, sunbathing, and spending time with her fiance.

Cara Afterkirk

Clinic Director

MaxLiving Indy was fortunate to snag Cara in 2014 after she left years of service at Elevation Church Indianapolis. She has the dubious honor of being the most frequently called upon MaxLiving Indy staffer. Cara (or “CARA!” as she’s known around here) ensures the smooth operation of the health center and plans our many events. Invariably calm, cool and collected, Cara seems to effortlessly head off every potential crisis, though we sometimes wonder about the large collection of coffee cups mounting around her desk. Cara is expert in encouragement and on speed dial for hundreds around the city as their on-call therapist.

When she’s through with work, Cara enjoys spending time with “her chickens,” Cayden, Grahm, Esther and Evalyn. She is also very active in the church community and passionate about helping young adults and young married couples reach their potential in life, though she spends most of her time shuttling her chickens to and from events.

Jessica Jerabek

Chiropractic X-Ray Technician

Jessica joined the MaxLiving Indy family in August of 2022. She graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. She taught for five years as a high school home economics teacher before she went on her own health journey. Diving into holistic health, she found a new passion for health, wellness, exercise and spreading the word about holistic living. She has always had a passion for helping people and feels like MaxLiving has empowered her to continue that goal.

When not at the clinic, Jessica enjoys going to the gym, traveling, spending time in nature, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Andrea Jakubowski

Patient Coordinator

Andrea joined the clinic in October of 2022. She recently relocated from a suburb of Chicago, IL for her husband’s work. Previous to working at Max Living she worked in the aesthetics industry. It was rewarding work but she was longing for more. After searching for possible career changes she discovered her love for chiropractic care! Being able to interact with people while also being with them every step of their health journey is a feeling that is unmatched. In her first year at the clinic Andrea worked very closely with the new patients, which was a great way for her to become a part of the Max Living family. Andrea got married in October 2023 in the beautiful state of Tennessee. In her freetime she loves spending time with her husband and 3 big dogs. Cooking and hosting her friends and family at their home is one of her favorite things to do as well!

Michelle Atkinson

Chiropractic Assistant

Michelle initially learned about MaxLiving through Dr. Wilson’s WIBC radio show, and called to see if we could help a loved one with their health struggles. In the process, Michelle became a patient herself, and shortly thereafter, decided she wanted to work with us! Prior to working with us, Michelle was a preschool teacher and worked in a hospital. She is always looking for ways to raise her family holistically. Learning about Chiropractic care and MaxLiving has been life changing! When not in the clinic, you will find Michelle at home with her children and her foster children. Her family loves pets and people!

Amy Poer

Functional Nutrition Specialist

Amy graduated from DePauw University with a BA in 2003. During her senior year she suffered a stroke, leading her to pursue a path toward whole healing and wellness, beginning with nutrition. Krystal Gray, a friend and clinical nutritionist, taught Amy about the power of alkaline foods, food made by God, and the importance of cleansing and detoxification to support, heal, and restore the body.

Through her own personal health journey, Amy became passionate about vitalistic health and a root-cause approach to wellness. As she began educating her friends and family and seeing their transformation, God opened doors in holistic health coaching.

Amy enjoys hosting friends and family while sharing meals made with organic, whole, clean foods! In her spare time, you’ll also find her building core strength through Pilates, running with her kiddos, listening to podcasts, and occasionally finding outdoor adventures with her husband Patrick and their family (Kauai and the Pacific Northwest are favorite destination spots). She and her family are also involved at Antioch Church Indy!

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