Meet the Doctors

Jason Leonard DC, CFMP

Dr. Leonard originally comes from the great white north of Canada.  He received his undergrad degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.  From there, he moved across the border and graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2004.  Dr. Leonard went on to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in 2012.  He and his wife had their own practice in Charlotte before relocating to Western NC in 2017.  Dr. L is an avid “endurance junkie” and CrossFitter.  He has completed several ultramarathons as well as endurance mountain bike events.  His approach to chiropractic revolves around various different soft tissue techniques such as:  Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, myofascial release and PNF stretching.  His chiropractic techniques include diversified, flexion-distraction, Activator and drop table.

Jacqueline Leonard DC

Dr. Jacqueline Leonard is originally from Buffalo, New York. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at State University of New York at Fredonia in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Jackie wanted to enter the healthcare field in an area where she could improve individuals’ overall wellness. This desire led her to New York Chiropractic College where she graduated in 2003. With chiropractic care Dr. Jackie helps patients alleviate pain as well as improve overall health naturally. She worked as an associate chiropractor for 2 years before starting a practice with her husband, Dr. Jason Leonard in Charlotte. They happily practiced in Charlotte for 10 years, but their love of the outdoors kept drawing them to the mountains of Western North Carolina.  In 2017, Dr. Jackie and her family fulfilled their dream and moved to Weaverville. She joined Mars Hill Chiropractic as an associate and in 2019 she and Dr. Jason purchased the practice.  The Leonard’s have made a home in Weaverville as well as the surrounding Mars Hill and Burnsville areas. When she is not working, Dr. Jackie likes hiking with her dog, Finn, mountain biking and camping with her family.

Caitlin Schmitt DC

Dr. Schmitt recently relocated to Asheville from her hometown of Buffalo, New York. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The State University at Buffalo, she performed her graduate training at New York Chiropractic College where she received her doctoral degree. Being inspired at the age of six by her mentor and family chiropractic physician, Dr. Schmitt always knew she wanted to be a doctor of chiropractic. Her family as a whole, including grandparents and parents, realized the significance of getting their nervous systems checked through chiropractic care, while maintaining a healthy and holistic lifestyle in order to achieve greater health and vibrance.

 Dr. Schmitt performed her internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center located in Bethesda, MD, having garnered the much sought after position in a very selective process. She provided chiropractic care to active duty military men and women while training with other medical specialties in both operative and non-operative neurologic and orthopedic conditions.

She has engaged in postgraduate training via the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, where she specializes in the Webster Technique. She actively treats pregnant women and pediatric patients, seeing the wonderfully positive impact chiropractic care has on her patients as well as the influential care she received as a child.

 She has also received additional training in FAKTR, Rocktape, and NIMMO; which are techniques used to facilitate and improve athletic performance. She uses therapeutic taping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and various stretching techniques for the crossfitter, yogi, gymnast, body builder, golfer, athlete, and weekend warrior!

 Should you be looking for Dr. Schmitt at times other than her office hours, you can easily find her exploring everything that the Asheville area has to offer which includes hiking the AT, trail running, yoga and Crossfit.