United Way VISTA member
Tave Kuckhoff is The Serenity House of Flint’s Americorp VISTA member (United Way)for the opioid crisis. Her job is to create data research and build capacity for the Serenity House. She is in recovery from opioid dependency and is very passionate about helping others to get what she has because “this is a beautiful life.”She’s an advocate of a holistic lifestyle and is working to spread the love and knowledge of Holistics to the community. “I am honored to be able to work with The Flint Serenity House team.”
Melissa Franklin has a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and psychology from Oakland University. She is a McLean Meditation Institute certified meditation and mindfulness instructor (CMMI) and received mindfulness-based stress reduction training. Melissa is also a Reiki master and intuitive card reader. After being in the corporate world for over 30 years and feeling the stress associated with that she knew there was more to life. Melissa was introduced to meditation when her daughter was having heart surgery and the surgeon told Melissa that if she didn’t begin meditation she would end up being his next patient and probably wouldn’t survive. Once she experience the benefits firsthand she knew she had to bring the peace of meditation to others. Her desire to help people learn how to calm their minds and reduce stress has been her driving force in wanting to help her students. Melissa believes that meditation is one of the most beneficial practices you can bring into your life and she would love to help you develop your practice so that you can see amazing results and experience peace in your own life too.
Serenity Reiki Outreach Coordinator
Janice Walker is a Level 2 Holy Fire Reiki Practitioner and Usui Master practicing since 2012. She was the first Certified Medical Reiki ™ Master in the State of Michigan having been instructed in the Medical Reiki ™ Gold Standards and Best Practices enabling her to take the practice of Reiki into various medical settings including preop, postop as well as the operating room as trained by Raven Keyes Medical Reiki ™ International in November 2016. She is very passionate about Reiki and has a strong desire to share and educate the public about the benefits of Reiki. In January 2018 she joined forces with Tara Moreno in launching The Serenity House Reiki Outreach. She currently holds the position of volunteer coordinator for the outreach organizing a group of certified Reiki practitioners who serve those in need as well as educating the public about the benefits of Reiki in the Genesee County area and beyond. Janice also facilitates a monthly Reiki share at the Life Enrichment Center on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Terry Moore is a registered nurse and has been in the healthcare arena since 1974. She holds a Bachelors of Health Services Administration (Summa Cum Laude). Her specialty was working in surgical department at Hurley Medical Center. Terry also taught at Baker College in Flint, Michigan.
After a rewarding 35-year career at Hurley Medical Center she retired in 2001. She continued her work in healthcare for another 10 years at The Surgery Center in Flint.
Terry began her holistic journey when she completed her study of USUI SHIKI RYOH Reiki and was attuned in March of 2010. In July of 2016 she completed her Master / Teacher Degree.
In December of 2018 Terry was introduced to Acudetox and in March of 2019 she completed the NADA Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist Training in Jackson, Michigan. In April she received her National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Certificate.
She is a mother of 2 and grandmother of three. She is an artist, poet and author of Cancer A Journey of Attitude and Gratitude. She is an astute people watcher; by using her observational skills she creates artwork, poems and stories for her journals. She is passionate about using all her skills to help others in their pursuit of a healthier life.
Jennifer Davis is currently a program at General Motors. She has been in the automotive industry for the past 4 years, but her true calling is aromatherapy. She is an advocate of holistic healing having used alternative medicine most of her life. She is educated in essential oils and the many benefits they provide. She is passionate about sharing how essential oils can help a person in the recovery process from addiction and emotional trauma. She has shared a personal experience with addiction as a child and spouse of an addict. She is devoted to helping the community overcome this epidemic and enthusiastic about working with the Serenity House of Flint.
Volunteer Recovery Coach & Reiki Master
Sarah Shaw, CPRC is a state certified peer recovery coach who has an extensive background in promoting self-advocacy and self-efficacy through multiple pathways of recovery and holistic intervention. Sarah is also a Reiki Master and has experience teaching mindfulness and the benefits of Aromatherapy. As peer recovery coach and case manager for Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, she understands the necessity for individuals within the community who support multiple pathways and advocate for holistic options for recovery.