Who We Are
All you need to know
Dr. Deborah Ayer – NH Chiropractor, Owner
For over 2 decades, Dr. Deborah Ayer has been at the forefront of cutting edge wellness and transformation, reaching people both locally and globally. For 18 of those years she has devoted much of her time joyfully raising her son Bailey and being the sole owner of Wellspring Center for Wellbeing in Dover, NH. Her keen sense of the innate brilliance inside every human being, along with her tenacious devotion to the science and the art of humanity, makes her both a gifted facilitator and an incredible leader. She captures her audience’s attention as a dynamic speaker with the capacity to passionately deliver a message that launches each attendee into more inspired action. Dr. Ayer leads NSA/SRI events through WWS and through private practice. She sponsors students and doctors’ success by promoting the unique learning style of each individual. She has cared for high profile people such as Tony Robbins and volunteered to care for emergency personnel at Ground Zero after the 9/11 tragedy in NY.
Dr. Deb attended San Diego State University Majoring in Biology where she was introduced to Chiropractic and immediately knew this was her next adventure. She then graduated Valedictorian in 1993 from Palmer College of Chiropractic West. In 1996 she moved back to her roots in NH where she was first introduced to the powerful impact of Network Care.
Dr. Deb has learned from many pioneers of Chiropractic and the Personal growth industry. She was chosen to be the New Hampshire representative for the International Chiropractic Association during 2001-2005 where she sponsored and met with congressmen in Washington DC to promote Chiropractic awareness. In 2003, Deb was voted “Chiropractor of the Month” by the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance’s On-Purpose Series. After being certified at the highest level of NSA in 2002 she was asked by Dr. Donny Epstein, founder, and developer of Network Spinal Analysis, to join the International Transformational Gate staff in 2005.
Her voracious love for nature and thriving sustainably has magically guided her to Costa Rica where she now owns property and is collaborating with other leaders in global sustainability practices.
Dr. Lauren Yeager – NH Chiropractor
Dr. Lauren is thrilled to be the newest practitioner at Wellspring! Her journey in Network Spinal Analysis began as a high school student when she interned and worked in a Network practice while receiving Network care.
She witnessed a wide range of people coming into the practice from firemen to newborn babies to 100- year-old grandmothers. She also witnessed a wide range of experiences happening for people. From joyful laughter to deep weeping, Dr. Lauren wasn’t certain what happening, but she saw that people’s pain went away, they had a greater adaptability to stress and they experienced more joy in their lives!
What Network care has given Dr. Lauren is the ability to live her life as the truest version of herself. She is more present in the moment, able to find humor in day to day routine and process what her body is feeling much more efficiently. She is elated to share this gift with others!
Dr. Lauren graduated Cum Laude from UMass Dartmouth where she earned her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish. She attended Sherman College of Chiropractic where her passion for Network Spinal Analysis grew even more. She served as President of the Network Spinal Analysis Club and attended numerous seminars with Dr. Deb Ayer to refine, learn and grow in this amazing work!
Dr. Chris Girdis (Dr. G) – NH Chiropractor
Dr. Chris Girdis (Dr. G) is so EXCITED to be back home in New England and serve the beautiful people of Wellspring. Dr. G grew up in Southern Maine. He attended the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth where he played four years of collegiate football and had his first experience helping others while working with the Athletic Trainers getting athletes back into the game. Dr. G received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Marketing and later relocated to Atlanta, GA where he began his sales/marketing career. This was a great learning experience for him, and, he realized that he truly wanted to help others. He was so fortunate to find chiropractic.
Dr. G attended Life University in Marietta, GA, where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. During his time at Life he found Network Spinal Analysis, which has given him the gift that keeps on giving. This work has had one of the biggest impacts in his life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. While at Life, Dr. G held a leadership role in Network Spinal Analysis Club and obtained his Level 1 and 2 certifications in Network Care.
After chiropractic school, Dr. G relocated to Raleigh, NC where he practiced chiropractic as well as developed a platform to help supply fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need. He looks forward to transitioning and growing this platform in the New England area to make a even bigger impact in his community.
Melanie Joy Bruner – NH Outreach Coordinator
Originally from New Hampshire, Melanie returned to the Granite State after spending most of her adult life in Colorado and California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and has recently received her graduate certificate in Project Management from Boston University. Melanie’s passion lies in connecting community members by providing a service that enhances our collective consciousness. Acting as Outreach Coordinator for Wellspring has proven to be a perfect match!
Melanie and her husband of 20 years are raising a soccer enthused 10-year boy and a 4-year-old black lab named Pearl. (Yes, they do call her the Black Pearl sometimes.) When not with her family, Melanie can be found gardening, frolicking on the beach with friends, swimming in the ocean, or walking her dog. Wilderness is where she grows spiritually and strengthens physically. When the weather forces her inside, she spends her time meditating, practicing yoga and playing Catan with her family.
Melanie also volunteers her time with Seacoast Soul Models where she is on the Board of Directors and with the NH Make a Difference Coalition.
Crystal Hayes – Practice Coordinator
Crystal is a true southern girl originally from North Carolina. Crystal completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University. Crystal is our Practice Coordinator. Every day is an adventure at Wellspring because she is surrounding herself by inspiring souls on a daily journey in this experience we call life. Learning to be her authentic self and to show up because life is a gift – she is blessed by the people and the power of Network Care! Self-care is a top priority. Treating Others with Love and Kindness!! Learning something new every day!!! Forgiveness and Grace!!! Laughing at my mistakes and learning from the moments that make my heart sing!! And sipping honey lattes with extraordinary women like my friend Melanie 😉
When Crystal is not working at Wellspring she is managing her role as CEO for the Hayes Household, Personal Chef, Taxi Driver, Behavioral Therapist, PhD in Reverse Psychology, Sibling Wrestling Coach, Janitor, Fort Engineer, In-Law Mediator, Professional Lullaby Singer, Boo-Boo Fixer, Certified Lactation Consultant, Dramatic Story Teller and Advocate for World Peace! Her family is the love of her life; married for 13 years to her best friend and blessed to have two amazing children who teach her daily that life is a beautiful mess!
Crystal enjoys spending her free time practicing yoga, refurbishing furniture, thrift store shopping, urban exploring, extreme camping, book clubbing, winery touring, shower singing, and competitive board gaming with her kiddos.
“There can be no doubt that we are witnessing the birth of a powerful method of healing, grounded in scientific fact, that will become integral to future systems of healthcare.”
Dr Kim A Jobst – Consultant Physician with specialist accreditation in General Internal Medicine and in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Dementia. He also has Specialist Training as a Medical Homoeopath and is Editor in Chief of THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLIMENTARY MEDICINE