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The Doctor

Keven M. Ellis, D.C.

Dr. Ellis was first introduced to Chiropractic when he was 7 years old. At that time his mother began her chiropractic education at Texas Chiropractic College. From that point on, chiropractic became a part of his life. It was during his freshman year of college that he decided, working behind a desk in the business world was not for him. Shortly thereafter he completed his pre-medical requirement and was enrolled at Texas Chiropractic College. After graduating from chiropractic college, Dr. Ellis became an associate doctor with Dr. Mark J. Davis in Clear Lake, TX. Coincidentally, this was the same doctor that his mother first associated with following her completion of chiropractic college.

Dr. Ellis married Shelli Cox in 1993 and following the birth of their children, they started considering moving from Houston to a better place for their children to grow up. In 1998, they moved to Lufkin, TX, the hometown of Shelli, where they have enjoyed becoming actively involved in the community and their church.


1995 Texas Chiropractic College (Doctor of Chiropractic - Cum Laude)

  • Omega Psi Honor Society Texas Chiropractic College (1994-95)
  • Who's Who among American College Students (1995)
  • Student American Chiropractic Association, Chapter Secretary (1994-95)
  • Student Body Association, Treasurer (1993-95)
  • National Dean's List (1992-95)

1992 Western Washington University (Pre-med Undergraduate Studies)


  • 1998 to present: Private Practice in Lufkin, Texas.
  • 1997-1998: Chiropractic Director of multi-disciplinary practice that included medical doctors and physical therapists.
  • 1995-1997: Group practice with Mark J. Davis, DC in Clear Lake, Texas.
  • 1995: Internship with Dr. David J. MacDougall, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


  • Spending time with our three children
  • Attending Texas A&M sporting events with our Aggie alumni children
  • Bass Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Golfing

Licensures & Certifications

  • Designated Doctor for Texas Workers Compensation Commission: 2004-present
  • Impairment Rating Evaluator Wholeperson Institute: 1998-present
  • Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners: 1995-present
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Certified 1995-present
  • Omega Psi Honor Society
  • American Red Cross Protect Your Back Certified Instructor
  • Certified by NRCME to perform DOT Physical Examinations: 2011-present

Community Activities

  • 1998 - present: Lufkin Host Lions Club active member
  • 2001 - 2002: President, Z&OO Railroad
  • 2004 - 2013: Director, Angelina County Benefit Rodeo
  • 2009 - 2014: Executive Board Member, Lufkin Host Lions Club
  • 2012 - 2013: President, Lufkin Host Lions Club
  • 1998 - present: Angelina County Chamber of Commerce
  • 1999 - 2000: Chairman, Small Business Council
  • 2008 - 2010: Member, Lufkin ISD Task Force
  • 2008 - 2012: Member, Lufkin ISD Tri-Ethnic Commitee
  • Active member of Eastview United Pentecostal Church
    • 2010 - present: College and Career teacher
    • 2012 - 2014: Chairman, Family Life Center Building Committee
  • 2013 - 2014: Member, Lufkin ISD School Board
  • 2013 - 2017: Member, Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
  • 2015 - 2017: President, Lufkin ISD School Board
  • 2017 - present: State Board of Education - Member District 9
  • 2020 - present: Chairman, State Board of Education