meet the team


Michael R Powell


Dr. Powell was born and raised in Iowa, went to school at Buena Vista University and graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Growing up, Dr. Powell was a 4 sport athlete and played NCAA Division III college football. Dr Powell moved to Alexandria to open his practice in 1997. Dr. Powell has served as team doctor for the local NAHL and NA3HL hockey team for 10 years.

As a lifetime athlete, Dr Powell has earned multiple certifications in rehabilitation, sports injury and fitness that have served him in helping his patients achieve optimal results.

In his spare time, he enjoys all aspects of fitness including weight training and cycling. He and his fiance, Kelly, love to spend time on the water wakesurfing and paddle boarding, as well touring the countryside on their Harley. Dr. Powell has 2 grown boys, Tom and Jack along with Kelly’s three girls, Reise, Jada and Devyn.



Office Manager

Joan Olson, office manager at Life Quest Chiropractic and Sports, was born and raised in Alexandria. She began her career in chiropractic with Dr. Powell in 1997. Over her years at Life Quest, she has furthered her education in patient centered care, leadership, practice management and best practices for the chiropractic profession through national conferences and workshops. Skilled in the insurance and business aspect of the practice, she also helps other offices around the globe navigate the insurance billing and reimbursement process.

A mother of 3 boys, she is busy with basketball and football and all of their activies. In her free time she enjoys working out in the gym where she is a USAW certified weight lifting coach. She also spends time reading and biking.



Chiropractic Assistant


Shawn Halliday


Dr. Halliday grew up in New London-Spicer MN and was a 3-sport athlete in high school. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After serving 4 years of active duty, he got out of the military and enrolled at Saint Cloud State University to pursue his degree in Athletic Training. Upon completion of his bachelor's degree, he pursued further education and went to Northwestern Health Sciences University and earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

Dr. Halliday has a passion for sports and fitness. He has experience in injury management, rehabilitation, fitness and weight loss and is passionate about helping patients achieve their health and fitness goals.

In his spare time he enjoys weight training, golfing, hunting, snowboarding, and riding his Harley, as well as spending time with his wife Brooke, and their dog Bella.



Rehab Assistant and Personal Trainer

Jake was born and raised in Pennsylvania where he attended Penn State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with a Medical Emphasis. He has spent the last 20+ years working in both the Medical and Fitness Industry’s. Jake’s experience has allowed him to work with Scholastic, Collegiate, Professional and Olympic athletes. He has served as Assistant Strength Coach for both the ECHL Reading Royal’s Hockey and the Reading United A.C. Soccer teams. He is passionate about helping clients become more Functionally Fit within their daily lives and to feel empowered through exercise.
In his spare time, he enjoys weight training, wood working and riding his motorcycle. He and his wife Anne enjoy cooking together, searching for great farm-to-table restaurants and spending time with their two daughters Madi and Ellie. They also have two boxers Duke and Marra who are full of energy and keep them on their toes.



Chiropractic Assistant

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