Dr. Arlan Fuhr

Chairman & Founder

Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, Founder and Chairman of Activator Methods International, is the co-inventor of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique.

Judi Fuhr

Chief Executive Officer

Judith J. Fuhr is the Chief Executive Officer for Activator Methods International. Judi has, since 2000, been at the helm of the company’s day-to-day operations as Activator’s Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, President and co-owner.


Chief Operating Officer

Tyler Hoffman is the Chief Operating Officer for Activator Methods International. He has been with Activator since high school. Tyler worked part-time, where he was responsible for answering phone calls and assisting around the office where needed. After high school, Tyler began working for Activator Methods full time, and he worked in customer service, sales, and the warehouse. With deep knowledge and understanding of Activator Methods and a passion for maintaining and organizing operations, Tyler has worked hard to become the Chief Operating Officer. When Tyler is not working, he enjoys working on creative projects and spending time with his dog Tiger.


Warehouse Coordinator

Gertrud was born and educated in Germany before moving to Chicago and worked in the Steel Mill for 12 years.

She moved to Arizona in 1989, and has worked in various industries to include Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, and Aerospace. Later, she joined Activator in 2012 as the Shipping and Receiving clerk.

She loves horses and her seven dogs.


Customer Service Specialist

Kim was born at Williams Air Force base in Chandler, Arizona, now Mesa Gateway Airport. At one year old she went back to Minnesota where she lived until the age of 22. Kim returned to Phoenix and had 29 great years with a wonderful man before losing him to cancer. She has family and friends that keep her busy, but her greatest joy is her love of animals. Since losing her beloved cat Zootie after 17 years she has adopted two new orange kitties. A male named Dean and a female named Sammie. They are super active and keep my heart filled with joy.

Kim has work in customer service for many types of industries including pharmaceutical products, nutritional products, and automotive and motorcycle lubricants and paints. When Kim joined Activator Methods in 2011 she found a family to become a part of and a technique and product that changed her life forever.


Customer Service Specialist

I am a native Michigander with a wonderful family. Two sons who are now adults, we continue to have great fun as we course through life.

My career has been in the healthcare field working in sales & customer service. As you know that has been a dynamic field for the past 25-30 years. I continue to enjoy it immensely. The advances have changed lives for the better.

I received my bachelor’s degree in education and have learned in every career and life situation there are opportunities to learn and teach.


Sales & Product Specialist

Joe Pekarna is a native Minnesotan who comes to Activator with a deep history of successful business development experience. He began his professional career with Hormel Foods, and later pursued his passion for business development within the commercial banking arena.

Joe has served on the board of directors of the Central Mn Music School, and as chairman of the St Cloud Chambers’ annual Central Mn Farm Show.

Joes Marketing and Management degree is from Mn State University Mankato. He and Mary, his wife of 30 years, have three adult children. Joe shares his passion for gardening with friends, neighbors and local elementary schools. He loves to golf, fish and spend time with his grandson, Joe IV.

Aric watson

Director of Accounting and Human Resources

I have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I have worked as an Auditor with the State of Ohio. I have also worked as a contracted officer for the Department of Defense. I started a finance and accounting career with the National City Bank. I was also a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. Here at Activator Methods International, I am the Director of Accounting and Human Resources.