Meet the Staff

If you have any questions about our two Asheville chiropractors, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Kordonowy Chiropractic Center, please call us at (828) 277-0903 today!

Dr Kordonowy

Dr. Stuart Kordonowy D.C.

I have been in practice for over 36 years and in Asheville since 1995. My Chiropractic journey began as a young man that suffered a football injury to my back causing back and leg pain. After nearly seven months of mostly unsuccessful medical treatment. My mother suggested I see a Chiropractor. My whole life changed with my first adjustment. Not only did I feel better, but knew that I wanted to become a Chiropractor. So I changed my College major from Pre Med to Pre Chiropractic. I am asked often how a kid form North Dakota, found his way to North Carolina to live and work. The answer is pretty simple, the mountains and the weather. I enjoy cycling and golf so Asheville was a natural selection. My wife Caroline and I have three daughters. In 2006 I served as President of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. That same year I was voted by my peers as Chiropractor of the Year. In 2007 I was nominated and accepted to the Chiropractic Knights of the Roundtable.

- Dr. Stuart Kordonowy

Quick facts about Stuart:

  • Undergraduate degree: Moorhead State University
  • Doctorate: Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport Iowa 1985 graduation
  • Seven years of private practice in Michigan’s largest chiropractic research clinic
  • North Carolina Chiropractor of the Year 2006
  • President of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association 2006
  • Chiropractic Knight of the Roundtable 2007

Dr. Rachel Kordonowy

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Rachel Kordonowy. To say I’ve been waiting my entire life to be a Doctor of Chiropractic is an understatement! I was adjusted minutes after I was born and have had the greatest blessing of growing up in a chiropractic household, watching my mentor and father, Dr. Stuart Kordonowy. I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to be a chiropractor, and finally get to live out those dreams here at Kordonowy Chiropractic Center.

I have a great love for the Mountains of Western North Carolina, as well as a deep passion for serving others. I recently graduated in September of 2022 from the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus. During my time there I got involved with the Motion Palpation club as well as joined the Gonstead club as an officer. I traveled all over the country participating in seminars to continue to grow in the chiropractic analysis, crafting my technique, as well as developing patient care. In my free time you will catch me out and about enjoying the beautiful city of Asheville with my friends and my fur baby, Theodore. I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing team and cannot wait to serve each and every one of you to ensure you can be the best version of you possible!


Quick facts about Rachel:


  • High Point University
  • BS in biology


  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Florida Campus - Graduated September 2022
  • Graduated with academic excellence
  • Graduated summa cum laude

Techniques Practiced

  • Gonstead
  • Activator
  • Webster
  • Thompson
  • Diversified



- Dr. Rachel Kordonowy

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Deb Layne

I have been working for Dr. Kordonowy since 2016, and because of Dr. K, and our patients, this is truly the best job I've ever had! I have an amazing 24 year old son and a sassy 10 year old cat named Pinky Tuscadero. Yes, I am an ACW so flash me the gang sign when you come in (if you know, you know!).  I enjoy volunteering in the community, and I love spending Fridays with my grandniece, "the wild child". 

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Judy Kirby

Hi everyone… I am blessed to be working here with Dr. K, Dr. Rachel & Deb, who just happens to be my sister! I moved to Asheville in 2020 to be closer to my family. And now, am lucky enough to see Deb every day, hang out with our mom & my daughter’s family, including my granddaughter. My son lives in Texas with his wife & my other three grandkids & three grand puppies. We definitely like to laugh and there is no shortage of laughter in this office.