Tracy grad ‘comes home’ to open Marshall practice

RETURNING TO HER ROOTS — Tracy Area High School graduate Dr. Jessica Peterson is glad to be back closer to home. She will open her chiropractic practice in Marshall in March.

By Per Peterson

Like a well-aligned spine, things have fallen into place for Dr. Jessica Peterson.

Peterson, a 2010 graduate of Tracy Area High School, is just weeks away from opening her chiropractic practice at Elysian Chiropractic on East College Drive at the location of the former municipal liquor store. But as serendipitous as things have played out, coming home to start a business wasn’t exactly part of Peterson’s master plan.

“I had big plans to stay in the Cities area and open an office somewhere like Waconia or Victoria — kind of the western suburbs — and then one day in July I was going back and forth and it all of a sudden just hit me — it’s like, ‘I need to move home, I want to live close to my parents in a rural community. And I thought there was such a need in Marshall for pediatric chiropractic. The next week I was in Marshall looking at properties. This one was one of the last ones that I looked at.”

She decided in July that she would, indeed, move back home and signed the lease to the brand-new building in mid-August. Construction started in September.

“It took me a while to design the floor plan, but once that was done it just took off,” said Peterson, the daughter of Brian and Julie. “Everything in my life has just fallen into place since I’ve been back. I’m so happy; it’s perfect.”

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