Crystal has lived in the Nashville community for 15 years and has seen the growth boom that Nashville and middle Tennessee have experienced. She is originally from Pueblo, Colorado and spent much of her life in Dayton, Ohio.
Crystal started her professional career in social work helping those that were less fortunate to be able to help themselves. She graduated with a BS in psychology from Wright State University and developed therapeutic programs for women and children in a domestic violence shelter. After moving to Nashville, she desired to further her education and obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Belmont University. She began work as a registered nurse in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her continued drive to help those in need was demonstrated by her compassionate care for the patients admitted to the unit. Crystal continued her education by obtaining her master’s in anesthesia from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia and becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
It was during Crystal’s anesthesia training and post-graduation work that she read studies and started utilizing ketamine in her daily practice, thus becoming very familiar with its efficacy as a pharmacological agent for surgical pain. Her research sparked an interest in owning her own practice. During the AANA 2018 Annual Congress in Boston, MA, that Crystal learned about Alleviant Health Centers and officially began her journey as a business owner.
Following several phone conversations and a trip to Little Rock, AR, to tour the flagship location of Alleviant Health Centers, Crystal and her business associate forged a plan to open a clinic in Brentwood, TN. The idea of being able to help others suffering from depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and many pain disorders has become a reality. Crystal is thrilled to continue her career of patient care and help many in the Nashville community to heal pain, restore hope, and regain purpose.
Crystal and her husband Brad enjoy a wonderful life together with their two girls: Abrielle, 13, and Maislynn, 5. Brad is also a CRNA and works in the Nashville community. Crystal and Brad strongly believe in the opportunity to serve their city and look forward to seeing the clinic flourish in the endless possibilities for healing that it offers. Their mission is to help alleviate unnecessary suffering so that patients’ lives can be restored.