Dr. Jessica Kinkaid
I am a Guilderland, New York native with very strong family ties. When I moved to Dallas, Texas for Chiropractic school, it was challenging for me because I was far from family and didn’t know anyone in Texas. I quickly became self-sufficient and began making friends both in and out of school.
One activity that I particularly enjoy is playing volleyball. I joined a volleyball team and, at a gathering to celebrate the 4th of July, I met my future husband and love of my life, Brian. Brian and I both enjoy the outdoors, swimming, volleyball, and traveling. Brian was a native Texan, however, I learned that his Grandmother was actually from Syracuse, New York!
I’ve always been a big hugger and while I was in Chiropractic school, I learned the nerdy explanation for why I enjoy hugs so much--hugging releases oxytocin in the body which, in turn, reduces stress levels for both of the parties involved. During Chiropractic college, I quickly realized that my hands could help to heal people the same way that my hugs would bring a sense of well-being.
In November 2016 Brian and I celebrated the arrival of our daughter, Hollie. During my pregnancy, I found a burning passion to care for other pregnant women. After graduating with my Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Brian, Hollie and I moved to Guilderland, New York and opened Kinkaid Family Chiropractic. Due to our deep family roots and my love of caring for pregnant women--who are creating new life--our logo became The Tree of Life.
Fun Fact: Dr. Kinkaid used to work at Dallas Cowboy Stadium while she was attending Chiropractic college in Texas!
Dr. Ashley Busse
Dr. Ashley Busse grew up in Endicott, New York until 2001 when she moved to Ballston Spa to finish high school. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland where her love for the human body began. Since she has a huge fascination with the body and how it works and also a passion for sports, she decided to move to St. Louis, Missouri to get her Masters Degree in Sports Rehabilitation.
During her Masters program, she was taught by several chiropractors, and realized how amazing chiropractic care was in helping the body to heal itself without medication or surgery and how it helps people live fuller and healthier lives. She then decided to stay in St. Louis and go to Logan College of Chiropractic, where her oldest sister graduated. During school she realized that along with her passion for treating athletes, she also had a passion for treating babies, children, and pregnant women. She completed 180 hours of additional training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and obtained her Webster Technique certification. She began to recognize that pregnant women are also athletes, and birth is one of the biggest marathons that they have to train for.
With the knowledge and experience she gained from her Masters training and training through the ICPA, she is committed to helping moms-to-be get ready for that marathon, and make it one of the best and most memorable experiences of their lives. Once she graduated in 2013, she decided to move back home to Ballston Spa. On the first New Years Eve that she spent back home, she ended up meeting her husband, Jim. They now reside in Glenville with their two cats, Beebo and Betty. In her free time, she loves mountain biking, skiing, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Fun Fact: Dr. Busse loves downhill mountain biking, and even accidentally entered and won a race at Killington Mountain!
Jodi is our Office Manager who grew up in the small town of Knox, New York. She graduated from The College of Saint Rose with her bachelors degree in early childhood education. After graduating, Jodi decided to join Kinkaid Family Chiropractic to take a step forward into the healthcare world after discovering a passion for holistic well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her puppies for a walk, baking, and swimming.
Fun Fact: When Jodi eats spaghetti, she eats it one noodle at a time!
Shannon is our Chiropractic Assistant that joined our team in October, and has been a wonderful addition! Shannon is from Long Island, and moved to the area for college. Shannon graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from UAlbany. Shannon loves to spend her free time in the great outdoors. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating and rock climbing.
Fun Fact: Shannon is an expert at making dream catchers!