meet the doctors
Alexander Young D.C.
As a native of West Bend, Wisconsin, Dr. Alex had childhood dreams of becoming a healthcare practitioner. These dreams led him to pursue an undergraduate degree at Marquette University, where he became involved in the downtown Milwaukee community and gained firsthand knowledge of the shortcomings of our current healthcare environment.
From that point on, Dr. Alex knew he wanted to provide a better solution for community members - one that would be drug-free and help people feel empowered to make their own health decisions.
Dr. Alex became interested in the chiropractic field after a close friend educated him on the true power of chiropractic care. Once he had investigated several different techniques, Dr. Alex decided to seek out a neurologically-based chiropractor who ended up being able to correct the root cause of his specific health concerns. He noticed a decrease in his life-long chronic headaches and allergies within weeks and was finally able to get through his days without constant pain and frustration. Amazed by the results and inspired to provide the same care for others, Dr. Alex decided that he wanted to become a chiropractor as well.
Dr. Alex attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While in school, he worked under the family and pediatric staff doctor in Palmer's Clinic. He was also given the opportunity to assistant teach other students about pediatric and obstetric chiropractic care. Dr. Alex graduated with an advanced certification in the Torque Release Technique. Upon graduation, and still driven to give back to the Greater Milwaukee community, Dr. Alex opened Connect Chiropractic in Wauwatosa in March of 2020.
Dana Hammond D.C.
Since she was a child, Dr. Dana knew that she was born to serve. Growing up, her interests in and outside of school revolved around science, specifically how the human body functions and adapts to its ever-changing environment. This quickly led her to the healthcare field.
Dr. Dana was first introduced to chiropractic after her mom developed a severe episode of sciatica that left her unable to work or even walk. Her family was further disheartened by the situation when the initial solutions presented were limited to prescription medications that gave her only mild, temporary relief.
With little hope of recovery, her family began preparing for the worst. It was at this point that a family friend recommended Dr. Dana’s mom seek chiropractic care. Within just 4 weeks of receiving regular chiropractic adjustments, her mom’s symptoms were almost completely resolved, her mobility had been restored, and she was now able to drive, work, and spend quality time with her family. From this moment on, Dr. Dana knew that the path of chiropractic was the one she was supposed to follow.
In 2021, Dr. Dana graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. She also holds a BS in Human Biology as well as a BA in Neuroscience. While attending school, Dr. Dana underwent training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), adolescent mentorship, and nutrition/botanical medicine.
In her free time, she enjoys staying active both indoors and outdoors, including cooking, backpacking, hiking, and remote camping.
Marlee Williams D.C.
With lifelong dreams of a career in healthcare, Dr. Marlee Williams grew up playing soccer and loving all things health and wellness related. This led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Health and Human Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she became a certified Personal Trainer and gained extensive knowledge about the structure and function of the human body.
Dr. Marlee first discovered chiropractic after suffering a soccer injury and finding that multiple therapeutic routes had only left her with more pain and no answers. She decided to try something new, and after a few chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Marlee realized that she was not only pain-free but was seeing positive results in many other aspects of her life as well. It was then that she decided she wanted to help other people feel this way too.
Dr. Marlee attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While in school, she worked under a staff doctor in Palmer’s clinic, where she was given the opportunity to care for patients of all ages and was able to deepen her knowledge of the importance of a well-functioning nervous system.
In her free time, Dr. Marlee enjoys spending time outdoors, doing CrossFit, practicing yoga, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Olivia Thomas D.C.
Growing up with chiropractors as parents, Dr. Olivia has been adjusted since the day she was born. She and her siblings were always part of the office growing up, and her parents taught her how amazing the body can be if it can communicate as it was designed. Dr. Olivia has always had a heart to serve others and has always been fascinated with learning how the body works.
Dr. Olivia was motivated to be a chiropractor by an accumulation of moments growing up - hearing miraculous healing stories, attending seminars, her own healing, watching hope return to people who had lost it, and having parents who always shared their ever-growing knowledge. Instead of growing up feeling she needed to take a pill for a symptom, she was constantly challenged by her father to dig deeper into the root cause of the problem. She was blessed to have the experience of seeing the impact chiropractors could have on someone's life by restoring the function of their nervous system when so many other healthcare avenues had left them without hope.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Dr. Olivia served in missions overseas for a year. During her time overseas, her passion for serving others through chiropractic was solidified. Dr. Olivia attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. While in school, she had the opportunity to gain more experience serving patients of all ages and was able to be part of a special program in the radiology department to gain invaluable knowledge from the DACBR.
Dr. Olivia loves to see families under chiropractic care because she knows how important it is to make sure your nervous system is functioning at its best as early as possible. She has lots of experience with children, having 5 children herself. Her family moved to Wisconsin from Bentonville, Arkansas in June 2022 and absolutely love the people and weather! They enjoy going out to explore as a family during their free time.