By Tim Priebe
November 30, 2023

Young Professional Q&A: Daniel Holt

Daniel Holt shares his passion for helping people get back to the things they love without pain.
Daniel Holt with Spinal Care Associates in Edmond (Photo: Brent Fuchs)

Daniel Holt has a passion for helping people understand their bodies and impact their health in a profound way, leading him to pursue a career in medicine. As the newest member of the Spinal Care Associates team, he is able to bring mobility and pain relief to Edmondites. 

Q: Do you live in Edmond, work in Edmond, or both?

A: I have been working in Edmond since 2021 but have been living in Choctaw. Fortunately, I am moving to Edmond this month and am excited to become a part of this community.

Q: Where did you grow up and go to school?

A: I grew up and attended school in Choctaw, Oklahoma. I later moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from OU. Following my time at OU, I attended the Academy of Contemporary Music, the UCO program located in Oklahoma City, where I received an Associate’s degree in guitar performance. I then relocated to Kansas City and earned my Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland University.

Q: What did you do prior to working for Spinal Care Associates?

A: Before becoming a Chiropractor, I worked as a personal trainer for about nine and a half years at various gyms. The last gym I worked at before going to Chiropractic school was Gold’s Gym in Edmond. Working as a personal trainer helped me realize I wanted to help people with their health on a deeper level, which gave me the drive to go to Chiropractic school.

Q: How did you get involved with Spinal Care Associates?

A: Burt Chappell, D.C., is the current owner and founder of Spinal Care Associates. I was hired in 2021 when Dr. Chappell decided to bring on an associate Chiropractor who shares his philosophy and passion for healthcare. The plan is for me to take over Spinal Care Associates in the next few years when Dr. Chappell retires.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: The primary aspect I love about my job is helping people feel better. Injuries, dysfunctions, aches, and pains can all interfere with the activities people need and want to do. My passion in becoming a chiropractor was to enable grandparents to play with their grandkids, help people avoid missing work, help people recover from auto accidents, and so much more.

Q: What’s something you’re passionate about in your personal life?

A:   In my personal life, I am very passionate about music. I began playing the guitar at the age of 13 and later earned an Associate’s degree in guitar performance, as mentioned earlier. I have been in bands in the past and currently satisfy my love for playing live music by joining in with the many talented musicians who participate in Irish Folk music sessions every Monday at the Patriarch in Edmond.

Q: What do you like about Edmond?

A: What I truly appreciate about Edmond is its fantastic community of people and professionals. It is always a pleasure to engage in Edmond events, such as VIBES, to get to know the community better. I am also a member of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and the Edmond Young Professionals, and I always enjoy participating in the activities of these organizations when I can.

Q: What is your number one tip for other young professionals, either for work or life in general?

A: My tip would be to take the time to listen attentively to people. Whether they are patients, customers, or individuals in your life, the best way to meet their needs is to genuinely listen to what they have to say.

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About Tim Priebe

Tim is a public speaker, author, publisher of Edmond Business, and the owner of Backslash Creative. He helps businesses that are worried they don’t have the expertise or time required to invest in doing their own digital marketing. He helps them plan where and how much to invest and often helps execute the plan.

Tim started the Edmond Business online magazine in May 2020 to fill a need in the community when The Edmond Sun shut down and stopped publishing their monthly magazine, The Business Times.