Business Name: Gateway Chiropractic
Member Name: Dr. Alicia Haupt
Business Address: 7439 Linton Hall Road
Business Phone: (703) 753 – 8080
Business Website: www.gateway-chiropractic.com
When and why did you decide to start your own company?
My family and I moved here in 1999. We determined this area was positioned for growth and that my chiropractic expertise would be able to assist individuals here.
How does your business serve the local community?
We are active in supporting local schools, Holy Trinity Church and healthcare providers, and we volunteer as coaches and as team officials with our children’s activities. I am committed to proper nutrition, as this seems to be at the center of helping with stress, weight, and pain issues.
Please share one of the greatest moments you’ve experienced in your current profession.
I was fortunate to formally present my daughter her diploma on stage at her graduation from PALMER Chiropractic College (FL) in 2015. Surrounded by her peers and teachers was a very satisfying and fulfilling moment.
Tell us about your experience with the HGBA. How has it supported you in your local business?
I am thrilled to have this professional network to connect with. HGBA has demonstrated state of the art knowledge and capability as we navigate social medial and business platforms. I am pleased with the “DEAL” that appears in the HGBA app.
What are the top three business tips and tricks can you offer other professionals?
Join your community, be honest, and respect your customers; they will share their positive experiences.
Are you from this area? If not, what brought you here and what do you like about our town?
I grew up in Long Island, NY and went to college at Union College in Schenectady, NY. I like being in striking distance of DC for the Arts. The town offers us a competitive position where we can give back to the community by supporting local teams and high school bands. We like being healthy and active across the landscape, whether it means attending local band competitions, attending a concert at Jiffy Lube Live, or watching a horse race at Gold Cup.
What is your favorite season in this area, and why?
The fall. Marching band season combines a fresh community spirit for athletes, parents and music performances, providing a showcase of talent proving why funding the arts and athletics in the schools are so important.
What are some hobbies you enjoy?
I have two hounds and enjoy fitness and yoga.
What is your favorite restaurant?
We enjoy Okra’s in Manassas, and now in Virginia Oaks. I often frequent Jimbo’s to watch WVU games.
What is your favorite local high school sports team?
This is a touchy subject, as our daughter went to Brentsville and our son went to Battlefield. But we are fond of Kettle Run and Patriot teams as their music program has been a key partner in our son Connor’s career. I am committed to all teams who agree with my healthcare philosophy of helping our own bodies heal themselves without drugs or surgeries whenever possible. We try to provide each school funding or material for the trainers to work with the athletes.
What was your first job, or your most interesting job prior to your current profession?
I was a waitress in a diner working summers while in college, where I learned I wanted much more than working for tips.