Teri Hasemeyer Porter
Teri Porter has been a part of Functional Chiropractic since early 2015 as part of the marketing and leadership team. She became office manager after her and Dr. Porter’s wedding in December 2015, and after their kiddos were born in 2018 and then 2022, Teri has taken more of a backstage role as CFO and social media manager. Her commitment and passion for chiropractic were born out of a passion for ballroom dance and the required level of fitness, health, and supporting the body to perform at its best. Teri enjoys dancing, training for and running Spartan races, and most importantly, homeschooling and hanging out with their son, Teddy, and daughter, Alexandria. Teri and Dr Porter also have a little YorkiePoo named Chewbacca.
Kalea Cauwels was drawn to work with Functional Chiropractic because of her interest in health. Her eagerness to learn about all things health-related, including yoga & pilates and nutritious food, combined with the on-going educational opportunities in the office fit her passion to see people have their best expression of life. Kalea is married to Holden Cauwels and they have “the craziest, best 9-year-old boy, Bo, who keeps her young and wild”. Her family has a cat named Suki. Kalea grew up in a military family and lived in 10 different places throughout her childhood, with the farthest being Denmark, Europe. She enjoys gardening thrifting, hiking, and researching for her ever-growing health pursuit.
Mitchell Cook completed his undergraduate internship with Functional Chiropractic in the fall of 2023, as a stepping stone to pursue chiropractic college in the fall of 2024. He is studying Kinesiology at UAH and will graduate in May. He is from Gadsden, AL, and is engaged to his lovely high school sweetheart, Lily, whom he will be marrying in June before heading off to start the next step in his journey to become a chiropractor. His passion for chiropractic comes from his desire to help people and his own desire for a fit and healthy life. He has worked at Fleet Feet for 4 years and loves running and working out.
Theodore “Teddy” Porter has been lovingly known as Functional Chiropractic’s “mascot, chiropractor-in-training, youngest assistant, and the maitre’d” over the years. He is Dr. Porter and Teri’s son and has been in the office since about 8-weeks-old. He is now 5 years old and loves to be at the office, playing with Andria (2-year-old little sister), watching Daddy adjust patients and helping with many tasks. His favorite hobbies include building with Lego blocks, his building couch, and clay. His favorite color is red and he loves to “make faces and make his family laugh.” Teddy was born in Tennessee, because midwives weren’t legal in Alabama at the time, and when he grows up, plans to be a “builder… or a chiropractor”.
Laurie Bell was drawn to Functional Chiropractic for the opportunity to learn – both about healthy habits, but also life- and work-skills, in a healthy, fun environment. Laurie is from Huntsville and has 3 sisters. One of her sisters is married and has a daughter and a new baby son, both of whom Laurie adores. She enjoys playing volleyball and soccer, working on cars, sipping on a good coffee, and is interested to study Psychology.