"You got to listen to your heart
Listen to the beat
Listen to the rhythm
The rhythm of the street
Open up your eyes
Open up your ears
Get together and make things better
By working together!"

About Shelby Hawes, Patient Administrator

Shelby began her Administration Career several years ago in the Behavioral Health Field. This role quickly became a passion of hers. She enjoys being on the “front line” creating an environment where people can ask for help, have space to breathe, and know that they are heard.

Her main schooling came from her life-long interests in cooking and adventure. Having graduated from The French Culinary Institute’s Pastry Arts Program in New York City, she went on to work at various bakeries around the country. Feeding people’s souls one buttery baked good at a time really brings her pure joy.

She eventually made her way to California, where she dove deep into the mind and soul practices of Yoga. This new lifestyle taught her how to tune into her own needs and treat her body with kindness. She has always had a heart for others, but connecting truly to herself opened her up for a deeper connection to those around her.

Her role here is to support Samantha on the administrative side of the practice, in order to help things run as smoothly as possible for our providers and patients. As a natural born “helper,” Shelby really excels in this role (ask our patients and they will vouch for her being kind, organized, and on top of things!).

Now residing in Clarkston, Michigan with her husband and two children she gets to pass on her love of cooking, volunteering, and being in nature to her daughter and son. As a family they have their own personal gardens, as well as belonging to a farm in Metamora, MI. There they tend to the fields by helping grow and harvest the produce that serves their family and well as others. It truly is a love of hers to teach her children exactly where our foods can come from and how to care for the land.

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My Philosophy

I believe in the space created for others to feel seen and heard.

I believe in the lyrics of the theme song to the kids show Arthur, for real though – they are amazing!

I believe in the power of a good home cooked meal shared with loved ones around the table.

I believe in the healing powers of laughter.

I believe that we do have the power to create change in our own environments, both physically and emotionally.

I believe that being in community with one another is how we were intended to be. Leaning on each other and being there for one another is a beautiful gift.