Find Out More About Our Past TTT Competition Winners


Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!

Past Winners

Derrell Pratt- Blackburn

The most recent champion of Talk the ’TIC winning the 2011 competition held at Parker University. Derrell is currently a 6th trimester student and is still deciding where he would like to practice when he graduates from Parker University in Texas. He says, “Talk the ’TIC has opened so many doors for me and has created countless opportunities. I have had the privilege to meet so many giants in our profession. It has also given me the courage to speak in front of crowds and educate anybody I come in contact with. It virtually has made me the educator I have always worked to be and the inspiration to others that I know will help move our profession forward.”

Miranda Abbott, DC

She graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia in March of 2011. In 2010 she was the winner of the International Talk the ‘TIC contest bringing the Chiropractic Torch out to Life East. Talk the ‘TIC has helped her to focus on what really matters with people: educating them on ways to get and stay healthy. Miranda is currently practicing in Appleton, Wisconsin where she serves families in her community. Miranda’s passion is working with moms to be and pediatrics. Whether she is teaching kids at school about how their bodies work, educating expectant moms on their birth options or meeting with business people in the community, Talk the ‘TIC has helped her to build confidence in her speaking skills she uses every day.

Kris Stepney, DC

He claimed the Talk the ’TIC title in 2009 as a student from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. This was the first time the Chiropractic torch of Talk the ’TIC traveled away from Life Chiropractic College West thanks to Dr. Stepney. Since graduation he moved back to his homeland in Canada. You can find him in Sherwood Park, Alberta where he passionately spreads the chiropractic message throughout the community. His strong vision has fueled a family practice and adjusting many newborns is a regular occurrence in the office. “Proactive health begins on day one”, he says with a smile. “Talk the ’TIC was instrumental in laying my foundation to the practice I have now. It allowed me to shed fear and embrace the power of truth.

Noah Kaplan, DC

He is an Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractor who practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is proud to be part of the team at Upper Cervical Health Centers in Mill Valley (Marin County). He won the national Talk the ’TIC competition in 2008 and placed second nationally in 2010. Dr. Kaplan earned his Bachelor of Science at Saint Mary’s College and his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life West in Hayward, CA. He has done extensive post-graduate work in Knee-Chest Upper Cervical Technique in addition to his doctorate requirements. His experience with Talk the ’TIC helped him grow into a confident public speaker and stimulated his desire to speak at many different venues to spread the chiropractic truth.

Laura Iverson-Dieleman, DC

She practices in Surrey, BC, Canada. She attended Life Chiropractic College West and won the inaugural Talk the TIC’ Competition in 2007. Laura and husband, Dr. Kevin Dieleman, opened their own clinic two years ago and have been practicing in Surrey since. She loves making a positive difference in the lives of people of all ages, every day. She says, “Talk the ’TIC was a wonderful highlight of my chiropractic education and was a great way to set a vision and focus for my future as a chiropractor.”