Get to Know Us



The Office

We want Gaston Upper Cervical Chiropractic and The New Hope Center to be the best Wellness facility and experience you have ever had.  We desire you to feel at home and comfortable here. Please let us know if there is anything that you need help with or are having any difficulties with regarding our office.  It is also our wish that when you have your positive experiences here (be it the great results, service, education and care), you tell everyone else.  Tell your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone you know who may be suffering from illness, pain, or struggling with their health about Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

Our Doctors

Dr. Christopher Taulman

Dr. Taulman is the clinic director of GUCC and The New Hope Center. After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in Santa Clara, CA in 1988, Dr. Taulman practiced in beautiful northern California in Redding, CA for almost 20 years. He successfully took care of people from around the globe in a thriving practice before moving to the Carolinas. He also has a degree in Functional Medicine allowing him to comprehensively treat a variety of patient's chronic conditions and why he founded The New Hope Center. Dr. Taulman practices full-time as a chiropractor with a specialty in Upper Cervical and also as a Functional Medicine practitioner which is what makes him so highly sought after. He shares his love of the Carolinas with his beautiful wife Lisa and their two lovely daughters. Originally raised in Anchorage, Alaska he has a great love of the outdoors, skiing, tennis, and fishing. 

Dr. Taulman is a member of the prestigious W.M. Blair Chiropractic Society and after 29 years in the profession has more passion for what he does now, more than ever. He is the only certified Blair practitioner in North Carolina. There is no denying that he cares deeply for the health and well being of each and every one of his patients. He is well respected in his field and has instructed many of his colleagues around the U.S. in the Blair Upper Cervical method he so skillfully practices. He is committed to Gaston Upper Cervical Chiropractic and The New Hope Center in becoming a major wellness center to help people get better, get their lives back, and to feeling well again.

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The Staff

Kelly Hogue

KellyHogue.jpgKelly Hogue is the ‘front office administrator’(?) at Gaston Upper Cervical Chiropractic. She was born and raised here in Gastonia, North Carolina. After graduating from Anderson University, in Anderson, SC, in 2010, she pursued overseas missions for 8 months before returning home. Kelly has worked at Gaston Upper Cervical since February of 2015 and really enjoys the opportunity to interact with and assist all the wonderful patients who come through the doors of our office. 

Kelly and her husband Ricky love living in North Carolina near their families. They are the proud parents of their German Shepherd, Titan, who loves to go with them on their outdoor adventures through the woods hiking and camping.