meet the team
Co-CEO, Clinical Director and Chiropractor
Dr. David Hughes, D.C.
Dr. David Hughes grew up in Texas where he graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2003. Prior to that, he graduated from Utah Valley University on the Dean’s High Honors List with an Associate in Science and also received his Bachelors of Science in Anatomy at Parker College of Chiropractic. His passion for Chiropractic started when Dr. Dave was a young boy. He knew by the age of 14 that he wanted to become a Chiropractor.
Dr. Dave is philosophically chiropractic rooted in alternative, whole-body care. Dr. Dave has received extensive training in several techniques including Thompson Technique, Activator Technique, and Flexion-Distraction and Diversified, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT). He is also a member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Dave has been married to his beautiful wife Sherry Hughes since 1997. They have 3 amazing children together Candace, Devin, and Allyssa. The whole family is excited to practice in the community of Loveland and look forward to many years of serving patients in the area.
- Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker Chiropractic University
- Bachelor of Science with a Major in Anatomy from Parker Chiropractic University
- Associate of Science from Utah Valley University
Affiliations and Certifications
- Board Member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association
- National Certified in Spinal Decompression
- Extremity Adjusting Certification
- Board member of the CCA
Co-CEO, Executive Director and Chiropractor
Dr. Michael Hughes, D.C.
Dr. Hughes grew up in Fort Worth, TX. He completed his undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University. Soon after he enrolled at Parker Chiropractic University in Dallas, TX and graduated in 2002. Becoming a doctor of chiropractic fulfilled a life-time desire since the age of 14. Dr. Mike experienced many miracles in his youth from chiropractic which began his passion to become a chiropractor.
He has successfully treated patients from infants to adults with is soft touch over the past 10+ years. He has been trained and practices the techniques of: Thompson, Activator, Diversified, Cranial, Sacral Occipital Technique, (SOT), AK, Cox-Flexion/Distraction CBP-Chiropractic BioPhysics. Passionate about the chiropractic profession, Dr. Mike will continue to give lectures to the public and his patients about the philosophy of chiropractic and it’s all natural approach to allowing the body to heal itself by removing nerve interference caused by spinal trauma, stress, posture and joint dysfunction. Dr. Mike is living his vision to educate the community about the science and miracles of chiropractic care.
Dr. Mike has been married since 1998 to his high school girlfriend, Shari. They have 5 beautiful daughters Jordan, Mallorie, Averi, Emersynn, Ella.
- Parker Chiropractic University
Affiliations and Certifications:
- Nationally Certified in Spinal Decompression
- Corrective Spinal Restoration Certified with Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP)
- Member of the CCA
Chief Operating Officer
Shari came to Gateway Family Chiropractic with vast business and management experience. Prior to moving to Colorado, Shari managed a large retail store for 10 years. She also managed the largest staffing agency in Texas for more than 5 years. She was the account manager for an international shipping company for 15 years. Today she is the Chief Operating Officer of Gateway Family Chiropractic.
Shari is the wife of Dr. Michael Hughes and the mother of 5 daughters. In her free time she volunteers as the President of the Board for the non-profit Booster Club for Fossil Ridge High School Theater Troupe and enjoys boating with her family.
New Patient Concierge
Sherry and her family relocated from Texas to Colorado in 2006. She has owned several small businesses since the 1990's, and is currently the New Patient Concierge for Gateway Family Chiropractic. Sherry is the wife of Dr. David Hughes and the mother of 3 children. She received her chiropractic assistant certificate from Parker University and her x-ray certificate from the Colorado Chiropractic Association. In her free time Sherry enjoys working out, volunteering at her church and spending time with her family.
Process Consultant & Source of All Wisdom
Larry Hughes AKA Legendary Larry
Larry was born in Branson, Missouri in 1938. His father was a traveling salesman and they lived many places before settling down in Ft. Worth, Texas. Larry started his adult life working for the Texas-Pacific Railroad. After 4 years on the railroad, he took a job with General Dynamics, and later Tandy Corporation, American Handicrafts, Gearhart Industries and Lockheed Martin, where he was the Chief of Graphics before retiring in 1990.
Larry prides himself as the Patriarch of Gateway Family Chiropractic, as he is the literal patriarch of the majority of Gateway's employees. He's the Father of 10 children and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren (the number changes monthly). Dr.'s Hughes enjoy knowing they are being overseen and guided by Larry's watchful eye which has been educated and refined by his rich life and business experience.
Back Office Chiropractic Assistant
She is a Colorado native and grew up right here in Loveland. She brings 30+ years of experience in Bookkeeping and Human Resources to the Gateway team. Diane enjoys working in a wellness environment where there are always amazing stories of patients who have improved their quality of life by taking a natural approach to healing.
Diane is the mother of 2 wonderful boys. She received her Cosmetology license in 1990 which comes in handy when her family needs haircuts! Diane enjoys sewing, travel, reading and watching movies.
Jordan was born in Fort Worth, Texas but has spent the majority of her life in Fort Collins, CO. She is the oldest daughter of Dr. Michael and Shari Hughes. She graduated from Fossil Ridge High School and is currently working on her bachelors degree in Music Education. Growing up with a chiropractor for a dad instilled in her a love and appreciation for natural health and healing, and she has always been a big advocate for what her dad does. In her free time, you can find her watching movies with her friends and family, going boating, singing or reading a good book.
New Business Development & Digital Marketing Strategist
Christopher was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. He attended Utah Valley University before changing course to pursue other opportunities, and eventually started a business in 1999. After retiring from that business, Christopher relocated to Loveland, Colorado to assist with Gateway's expansion efforts. He has a passion for chiropractic and business and has taken on the roles of new business development and digital marketing strategist.
Christopher is an accomplished author, speaker, business consultant and the host of a personal development podcast. He's a father of 3 sons and 1 daughter. In their free time, Chris and his family enjoy traveling and doing anything in, on or around the water.
Jennifer was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has lived in Colorado just over a year now. She has a degree from the University of Utah in Biology and is currently working on another degree from Brigham Young University- Idaho in Interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on Business Management and minors in Communications and Family studies.
Jennifer has done many things in her life such as modeling, pageantry, professional makeup artistry, teaching, fashion consultant, and marketing and sales representative. She has worked with different people from all over the world and loves to meet new people. Her greatest passions are her family members. She is married to her Captain America and has 3 beautiful children. She loves running, reading, and learning something new every day.
Dorothy Richter, LMT
Hi, my name is Dorothy Richter. I’m the massage therapist at Gateway Family Chiropractic. I’ve been practicing massage for 29 years and believe massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments go hand in hand, each complimenting the other. Massage is my passion and I love working with the amazing doctors to help relieve pain. I am looking forward to meeting you and hopefully being a part of your Gateway experience.
When muscles are loose, adjustments tend to last longer and pain is reduced. I’ve been trained in many modalities including Swedish relaxation, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Myofacial Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Massage and Prenatal Massage.