|Dr. Keron Vickers; his wife, Tracey; and their children|
Dr. Keron Vickers operates Back on Track Chiropractic on Grants Mill Road, near I-459. His wife, Tracey, teaches at Briarwood, and they have two children -- Audrey, 14, and Alan, 11. They attend Asbury United Methodist Church in north Shelby County.
Vickers obtained his B.S. degree in biology at Troy State University and earned a doctorate at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He focuses professionally on family practice and care of the athlete. From his Web site:
Dr. Vickers has been practicing in Birmingham for 17 years, where he is very active in the community. He has served on the Irondale Chamber as a member and past Vice President. Dr. Vickers is currently one of the official chiropractors for the Alabama Ballet and one of the founding members of Team Chiropractic, which is group of local chiropractors in the Birmingham/Gadsden area who are dedicated to help educate and adjust as many families as possible as well as achieve optimal health using natural chiropractic care. He and his family attend Asbury United Methodist Church located in Inverness. He is an active sponsor of the surrounding high schools treating many of the athletes. Dr. Vickers is an avid golfer and has completed the 2011 Rock n Roll Savannah Marathon.
The Vickers Web site features at least four photographs of him with his wife, his children, or both. He creates the image of a man who cares deeply about his family. But publicly available records indicate his care for them slipped a bit when he signed up for an account at Ashley Madison.
We sought Vickers' comment for this post, but he has not responded to our queries. Here is his Facebook page.
Article with links to 1-20 in Ashley Madison series
(21) Craig Oliver, attorney, Springfield, MO (1/24/17)
(22) Craig Lowell, attorney, Wiggins Childs, Birmingham, AL (1/26/17)
(23) Thomas Mancuso, tax attorney, Montgomery, AL (2/16/17)
(24) Nicholas Arciniegas, attorney, Washington, D.C. (2/21/17)
(25) Griffin McGahey, vice president, High Cotton USA, Birmingham, AL (3/16/17)
(26) Matthew Couch, attorney, Cabaniss Johnston, Birmingham, AL (3/23/17)
Isn't it funny how the righteous Briarwood crowd often has ties to Ashley Madison? I thought only us heathens were supposed to look for a little side action on the InnerWebs.
I'm sure the good doctor was just looking for a few female patients who might want "re-alignments." Expanding the client base, you know.
Why do so many of these guys start looking for action on the side after they've helped produce 2-3 kids? Memo to the cheaters: If you think your wife isn't good enough for you, bail out before you dump kids into the mix.
Just a thought, I believe Mama going to be making some "adjustments" In his time spent with her under the sheets.
How does this help anyone ?About 50 percent of marriages have infidelity.
In a way, you answered your own question. If 50 percent of marriages are affected by infidelity, that means infidelity is a major issue in society -- and thus, it's an important story.
What if data told us 50 percent of families are affected by cancer? Would that tell a journalist, "Don't write about cancer?" Of course not. If anything, it would say, "Write more about cancer." To be clear, this post is not about infidelity. It's about use of a corrupt company, Ashley Madison, that specializes in facilitating extramarital affairs. They make huge amounts of money by conning customers out of their money -- seeking affairs that, in many cases, can't happen because there are relatively few women on the site. That's a business story, a technology story, a social story, a legal story, etc.
I've written 25-30 posts on the matter, and none of them has said anyone engaged in infidelity. Each has shown that someone who should know better -- an accomplished professional or elite -- has used a digital service that has been proven to be a scam. There are ongoing federal lawsuits about it -- and that makes it a story.
In my view, educating the public about a digital scam like Ashley Madison could help a lot of people, but I have no way of knowing if it does or not. That's why "does it help people?" usually isn't in the equation when a journalist decides to cover or not cover a story. Is it newsworthy? That's the main question, and the answer (to me) clearly is yes on the Ashley Madison story.
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