Meet our core leadership team
Michael graduated from anesthesia school in 2005 and immediately joined the staff at a level 1 trauma center in Columbia, SC.
In 2006, he and his two study mates from anesthesia school started a teaching business, Nurse Anesthesia Review Course 4U, because they felt there was a need for more review courses than was available then. In 2013, Michael started Storm Anesthesia on the ashes of NARC 4U to continue his passion for teaching and writing.
In 2020, Michael decided to extend his writing and teaching skills to CRNAs needing continuing education. In 2021, he launched recertCRNA to become the premier continuing education website for CRNAs.
Michael has partnered with Dr. Strube in helping struggling nurse anesthesia residents become the best possible CRNAs.
Additionally, Dr. Strube and Dr. Storm have launched a platform for an RN to SRNA academy, where they coach RNs wanting to be accepted into nurse anesthesia school.
When you do not find Michael in front of his computer, he can often be found sailing on Lake Murray with his wonderful wife, Annette. His love of the outdoors also brings him to the ski slopes in the Rockies or Europe. Michael has been a professional, fully certified alpine ski instructor for almost 30 years and has taught in Vail, CO, Livigno (Italy), Avoriaz (France), and Hemsedal (Norway). One day, he and Annette would like to get back into playing golf, which, before anesthesia, was Annette's and Michael's primary passion.
Annette N Storm
Annette became an RN in Denmark in 1987 and in 1990 decided to explore nursing in the US. She convinced her boyfriend, Michael, to come along, so they would not one day be sitting in a nursing home rocking chair and wonder what if?
Annette is a very strong patient advocate and did not see herself become a CRNA when Michael decided to go back to school. No, she liked her bedside patients. Well, the best plan sometimes changes and Annette obtained her BSN in 2008 and became a CRNA in 2012. And not just graduated, but graduated with the program's highest honor, the Agatha Hodgins Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence. So much for not becoming a CRNA!
Annette enjoys her garden, although, she can often be seen sailing on Lake Murray, skiing in the Alps with family (she is an alpine ski instructor), hiking in the mountains, or just laying on the beach.
Annette enjoys the outdoors!
Meet our valuable instructors
I graduated with my Masters in 2006 from the University of South Carolina; and started working at Palmetto Health Richland, now Prisma, in Columbia SC. I have been taking call from day 1 at the level 1 trauma center and trauma and OB are my two favorite kinds of cases!
I’m a mom of 2 fantastic daughters who love all kinds of dance so in my time off I can be found driving carpool to the dance academy! I also love to volunteer, working in my garden, traveling and working out.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine with a Master of Nurse Anesthesia in 2009. In 2020, I received a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Texas Wesleyan University.
While I provide anesthesia for all ages and most specialties, my preferred area is pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT). Besides being an anesthesia provider, I also enjoy and find great satisfaction in being a clinical instructor to the nurse anesthesia residents that use our institution as their primary clinical site.
One of my favorite quotes is from Benjamin Franklin, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
When I am not working, I enjoy spending my time hiking in the mountains and traveling with my husband and golden retriever.
Since that time he has been practicing at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken, SC, where he became Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular CRNA in 2008 and Manager of the Anesthesia Department in 2016.
Jeff is presently enrolled in Midwestern University’s DNAP program with an anticipated graduation in 8/2021.
Professional interests include:
- Cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia
- Clinical and didactic anesthesia instruction
- Difficult and complex airway management
- Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
- Procedural ultrasound
- Professional development
- Regional anesthesia
He and his wife (Mary) have been married since 1998, and together they have a son (Garrett, 2004) and a daughter (Caroline, 2006).
Personal interests include:
- Guitar playing
- Outdoor activities
- Scriptural study and instruction
My lovely wife, Katie, put up with me through anesthesia school, and we now have a 2-year-old son and 9 month old daughter. Life is busy and lots of fun! I enjoy working out and taking naps whenever possible!
Annette graduated from anesthesia school in 2012 and joined Storm Anesthesia as an instructor in 2013. She has always had a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge with others. Prior to anesthesia Annette was the educator in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for several years.
Annette is passionate about the EP lab and all the intricacies of electrophysiology. Her six years in the cath lab prior to anesthesia comes in very handy where she is now the liaison person between her anesthesia department and the cath lab.
Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated from St. Mary’s University school of anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree. His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Peter was awarded the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) in June of 2017 and completed an MBA December 2020.
Lieutenant Colonel Strube is retired from the United States Army Nurse Corps. Dr. Strube has mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations which includes service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Peter currently is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director at Newman University.
Peter owns and operates Trollway Anesthesia that covers several critical access hospitals. He has authored several professional articles and training programs, speaks professionally both nationally and internationally.
Peter also tutors at risk Nurse Anesthesia Residents on their anesthesia boards.
Peter has served on the Wisconsin state association board and as AANA Region 3 Director. He has served his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and is a Commissioner on the Dane County Ethics Board and is a court appointed mentor for veterans in crisis.
Matthew owns and operates a Maryland-based mobile anesthesia practice that has been in business since 1984.
He speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia. He is the host and producer of The Provider Wellness Podcast where he speaks with experts involving healthcare provider well being and self-care.
Matthew is currently the President-Elect of the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and an appointed member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology Health & Wellness Committee.
He is adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Georgetown University Schools of Nurse Anesthesia.