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Our Founders

Inspired by their unwavering commitment to wellness, our founders not only dedicate themselves to helping patients and hosting impactful wellness events but also lead by example. Their passion for health and well-being is woven into every aspect of their lives.

Meet Desiree Hester
Meet Dr. Brian Hester


Dr. Brian Hester 

Founder & Coach

Dr. Brian Hester, originally from Alabama, graduated from Life University in 1999 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic.  He moved to Anthem, Arizona in 2003 and opened his wellness center. Dr. Hester's mission is to provide people in the North Phoenix area, with the tools they need to identify stressors in their life and the underlying causes of their health challenges. With Dr. Hester as a health partner, patients can make positive lifestyle changes and take control of their lives. 

Dr. Hester has spoken widely on many topics of stress, nutrition, longevity, obesity, pediatric health, health safety, and many more. His presentations are entertaining and educational. He firmly believes in the premise that the body has the ability to heal itself. Every experience you have in life is through your nerve system, and if an interruption occurs the quality of life is diminished.  It is his purpose to inspire, promote and celebrate healthy lifestyles by guiding his practice members to a new experience of life. 

Dr. Hester is married to Desiree Kretsch-Hester, while having a strong faith and putting God first in his life knowing that all things are made great through him. Dr. Hester also enjoys hiking, triathlon, mountain biking, and crossfit. Amongst these activities however, spending time with his wife and family is his most beloved activity of them all. 

Dr. Hester is a valued member of The Wellness Champions. Their efforts include promoting health awareness at a time when illness is devastating American productivity, our economy and quality of life. He would love the opportunity to discuss our services designed to educate, enlighten, entertain, and educate you and the people you care about.

Desiree Hester

Founder & Director of Client Experience

Desiree, Co-Founder of The Wellness Progression, has dedicated her career to promoting health and wellness, drawing from a diverse background in education, leadership, and community engagement. With a wealth of experience, including leadership roles at the University of Phoenix and as a front office manager at Back to Health of Anthem, Desiree's journey into the wellness industry has been guided by a deep-rooted passion for helping others lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Desiree's journey led her to co-found The Wellness Progression, a transformative coaching program aimed at empowering individuals to invest in their health. Drawing on her expertise in patient care and her innate warmth and hospitality, Desiree brings a unique perspective to the program, infusing every interaction with a sense of home and belonging. 

Desiree enjoys hiking the beautiful Arizona landscape alongside her husband and their adorable pup, Max. Together, they embrace a lifestyle centered around wellness and connection, embodying the core principles of The Wellness Progression.

Through her unwavering dedication and genuine compassion, Desiree continues to inspire others to prioritize their health and well-being, leaving a lasting impact on the lives she touches.

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