Meet The Staff

The staff at Smoot Family Chiropractic is friendly and helpful. Here is your chance to learn a little more about them.


Doctor Brian Smoot

Chiropractor-Brian-Smoot-and-his-lovely-wife-Astrid-300x201At a glance:

  • Salinas Native!
  • Attended North Salinas High
  • B.S. in Biology and Physiology From CSU Fresno
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in Hayward, California
  • Member of many Community Clubs and Organizations
  • Hyper Active in Community Events



Dr. Brian Smoot was born and raised here in Salinas. Dr. Smoot is an honors graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Hayward, California. Along with his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Smoot holds a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology and Anatomy from CSU, Fresno.

Although Dr. Smoot had to leave Salinas to learn the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic, he was able to return home and has been serving his community since 2006.

If he looks familiar it’s because Dr. Smoot doesn’t just live in Salinas, he is a part of it.  He is active with and has served on the board of the Salinas Jaycees.  Dr. Smoot is also the founder and member of the Salinas chapter of BNI, BNI Valley networking.

Doing his best to live a healthy and active lifestyle, he has also joined Ke Kai O’Uhane Outrigger Canoe Club and Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (Morca).

Your kids may have seen him at “Career Day” at North Salinas High or Everett Alvarez High.

Dr. Smoot also participates in health fairs and community events throughout the year, helping to serve, educate and spread the concept of healthy living and healing to anyone who will listen.

Luis R. Cruz-Marin

Salinas-Chiropractor-Brian-Smoot-presents-Luis-R-Cruz-Marin-e1377501985443-224x300At a glance:

  • Salinas Valley Native
  • Currently attending Hartnell College and employed as an Enrollment Ambassador
  • Will be Attending Life Chiropractic College West in summer 2014
  • Has worked at various local health related positions including “A&O Pharmacy” and “Pacific Coast Pediatric and Adolescents”



Luis joined the Smoot Chiropractic family several months ago in May 2013. He is planning on attending Life Chiropractic College West and is ‘shadowing’ Doctor Smoot to get some experience on the joys of helping people. Luis has held several health related positions, and helping improve an individual’s health has always been his main priority. In his words;

“Ever since I discovered the power of Chiropractic to heal the body without the intervention of foreign substances, I quickly learned that my gift would help to bring health and restore individual’s lives naturally.”

Val'sBioPikValerie Garcia

At a glance:

  • Born and raised in Salinas
  • Attended Alisal High
  • Graduated from Central Coast College
  • Mother of three beautiful children
  • Passionate about helping others



Valerie joined the Smoot Chiropractic Family in March 2015. Since graduating from Central Coast College she has held different positions in the medical field. She truly loves helping others and it’s a passion near to her heart.  When she’s not in the office, she finds herself spending quality time with her family, working out, and doing fun activities such as cheering on her kids in their Tae Kwon Do class.

IMG_1935Cynthia Hernandez

At a glance:

  • Born and raised in the Salinas valley
  • Currently attending Monterey Peninsula College
  • Passionate about helping others
  • Enjoys spending time with family
  • Enjoys working out and motivating others to stay active



Cynthia was born and raised in the Salinas valley. She became a part of Smoot Family Chiropractic in November 2015. She truly enjoys working here because she has the opportunity to help others. Cynthia is currently attending Monterey Peninsula College and working towards obtaining her Bachelors in Psychology. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and loved ones. She also enjoys working out and motivating others to live a healthy lifestyle.


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