About myself

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I am a mother and a wife before anything else. I got married and then pregnant on our honeymoon over 25 years ago. So my entire marriage has been as a mom (or “Mere” as my kiddos call me). While I am no where near a perfect Mere, I have tried hard. I have failed along the way at many things but I have tried to learn. I am a human after all. Parenting is humbling. It is exhausting and fulfilling and while at times I feel as though I haven’t done enough, I know that I have put my best foot forward and by the grace of God I have given it a solid effort.

When I was in nursing school, I got married and then became a mom, all while building our first house. For the years following, I worked part time as an emergency room nurse in a busy trauma center and eventually we had four children (3 girls and then a boy). I went back to anesthesia school when our son was a year old. We moved our family from Michigan to Florida and gave it our all for me to get though anesthesia school. By the grace of God, we all survived, I graduated and we moved back to Michigan.

I worked for almost a decade as a nurse anesthetist in a critical care access hospital in northern lower Michigan. I went back to school and got my doctorate and began teaching graduate level anesthesia students. We eventually moved back to Florida and I continued teaching and began working in a hospital providing anesthesia in SWFL.

Then Covid happened…just like many others, my life changed. Due to a contract dispute, I lost my job and started working as a locum anesthesia provider. I had always contemplated being a locum provider and this pushed me to do so. It also got me thinking about what I really wanted… how I wanted to live my life and what I really wanted to do for my family and my community. This eventually led to A Better Solution. The story could go on and on but the short version is that I was led to starting my own clinic… helping others to find their wellness and live their best lives. We all just want to feel better – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A Better Solution is here to help you feel better. Whether it is fatigue, illness, depression, pain, wrinkles, or acne scars, we are all seeking a better version of ourselves. Let us help you find yours.


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