Alpha Lifestyle Center of Birmingham
April 2006 – Present (9 years 3 months) Birmingham, Michigan
Alpha Lifestyle Center of Birmingham offers the same laser stop smoking & weight control programs that originated in Windsor in 1986. Often referred to as laser acupuncture, laser therapy to quit smoking pairs principles of ancient acupuncture with modern laser technology to offer customers a unique, alternative and comprehensive approach to nicotine addiction without PAIN, NEEDLES, DRUGS or SIDE EFFECTS. We see the majority of our customer for just a single laser smoking treatment.
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
April 2015 – Present (3 months) Birmingham, Michigan
Tobacco Treatment Specialists, or CTTSs, are professionals who are trained to provide treatment for individuals seeking to stop smoking or using tobacco. The Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Training Program is an intensive, five-day course focusing on the skills needed to effectively treat tobacco dependence. Program faculty includes Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center physicians, psychologists and counseling staff. The role of a TTS is to help individuals manage their feelings about their tobacco use and, if/when appropriate, help develop individualized treatment plans for quitting.
Certified Acudetox Specialist
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
AcuDetox is a 5-point acupuncture protocol developed and regulated by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). Scientists theorize that AcuDetox dulls the pleasure of drugs by reducing dopamine levels. It’s also been shown to reduce withdrawal symptoms like cravings, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, and insomnia. It is used throughout the world to help people detox from nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, prescription, and other drugs, as well as to help prevent relapse.
Oakland County Children’s Village Foundation
2007 – Present (8 years) Pontiac, Michigan
I have served on the Board of Directors for the OCCVF since 2007 and was appointed to the position of President in 2014. The Foundation is made up of volunteers who raise and appropriate funds for the betterment of the young residents at the Village. Children’s Village is a county operated youth home that provides shelter care for abused and neglected children, and serves as a detention & rehabilitation center for troubled youth and juvenile offenders.
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
September 2012 – Present (2 years 10 months) Birmingham MI
I have been a member of BBCC since 2008. I have served as an Ambassador for the Chamber since 2013, focusing on member relationship-building, involvement and retention. I am also serving on the Board of Directors for a 3-year term, working to promote economic development, strengthen the business climate and improve the quality of life in the six communities we serve (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin).
Graduate of Class XXV
Each year, as part of the 9-month program, 50 developing leaders delve into the issues facing the region — from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity. In-depth, monthly sessions, led by experts in each of these arenas, focus on both the treasures and challenges facing the region. Our goal is to take developing leaders and provide them with a rich network of colleagues, a deep understanding of the region’s challenges and the opportunity to achieve value for their own organizations, creating new levels of leadership. Through Leadership Oakland, today’s leaders will grow in their personal, professional and public leadership ability.
Master of Science, Exercise Physiology-Oakland University
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science-Albion College