Business of Anesthesia Masterclass

Valuable Knowledge Taught by CRNA Mentors

✔ “Low-Hanging-Fruit” Business Opportunities & Wealth Growth taught to CRNAs by CRNAs!
✔ HOW-TO Negotiate & Launch an Anesthesia Services Business & CRNA Specialty Clinic Services

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 31.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042272; Expiration Date 07/13/2025.

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Learn How-To Find, Negotiate, and Structure Lucrative Facility Contracts

Grow Your Wealth & Elevate Your Legacy!

Here is where you start…

CRNA Services Business Jumpstart: The 7 Essential Steps Guide

By Alesia Quante CRNA, Founder of the 1099 CRNA Success Academy


  • How to launch your own successful  Anesthesia Services business
  • The focus is on creating a scalable Office CRNA Independent Practice.
  • Encompasses the start-up considerations for any outpatient services
  • What makes providing Anesthesia Coverage to Offices and small ASCs the best way to free your lifestyle, control your schedule, greatly increase your income, and evolve into a successful entrepreneur. 

Thrive in your life, and grow as a CRNA Entrepreneur!

Learn from CRNAs that have FINANCIALLY SUCCEEDED and Grow Your OWN Anesthesia Services Business for ANY Facility

  • Learn to JUMPSTART your CRNA Anesthesia Services or CRNA Clinic Services
  • Taught by iconic, savvy CRNA’s that make SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER INCOME
  • Learn to hire other 1099 CRNAs/ MDAs to cover and FREE your LIFESTYLE & SCHEDULE and GROW MORE LOCATIONS
  • Gain the necessary tools to establish a Anesthesia Services business, including:
    • self-marketing, equipment/ supply acquisition, expectations, pitfall avoidance, team building, and billing fundamentals/strategies
  • Gain the CONFIDENCE to NEGOTIATE Anesthesia Services Business CONTRACTS
  • Learn the SETUP METHOD for Aesthetics/Med-spa, Ketamine, and Pain/sedation Clinic Services
  • CRNA Services BUSINESS DESIGNS from Experienced CRNAs from ALL SPECIALTIES including Plastics, Dental, Ortho, Eyes, GYN, Urology, ENT, Vascular, Int Pain sedation, and Mixed specialties!
  • Elevate CRNA RESPECT from FACILITIES, SURGEONS, & DENTISTS thanks to your Competitive Rates and BILLING ACUMEN!!
  • Practice Safely at the top of your Scope using Facility-Specific EXCLUSION CRITERIA & AANA Standards of Anesthesia Business Services
  • Mentorship Included from CRNA Entrepreneurs & a CRNA Friendly Medical Biller


Transition to Business of Anesthesia MASTERCLASS


  • Pre-Recorded for Your Viewing or Listening Convenience… at your favorite speed setting!
  • Replay Available for 1 Year
  • 1 Year FB Group Membership
  • Mentorship and live Q&As

Non-Descript CME Receipt Provided Upon Request: “2022 CRNA MasterMind Summit”

I use the strategies I learned in this masterclass daily. They help me show up for myself and my family in incredible ways.

– Dina Porters

I love the live practice sessions included in the masterclass! Being able to put what I learned into practice right away was powerful.

– Petra Shrew


Hello Alesia. Thank you for putting together the office based mastermind! The course gave me the information and confidence to go after a position in a GI center. I was able to negotiate a great rate and start in January!! Thank you for all you do to support and educate the CRNA community. Keep up the great work!

– Jeffery Schultz

Don’t think twice.
I can see how this class will save me the stress of wondering what my business expenses will total… so I can be the judge of what my estimated taxes will be without waiting on my CPA!

– Tomi Ann, CRNA

Hello Alesia. Thank you for putting together the office based mastermind! The course gave me the information and confidence to go after a position in a GI center. I was able to negotiate a great rate and start in January!! Thank you for all you do to support and educate the CRNA community. Keep up the great work!

– Jeffery Schultz


  • Orientation with Alesia Quante
  • Jan Mannino: Setting Up An Office Anesthesia Practice
  • April Erickson: What Is An Office Based Anesthesia Practice?
  • Jan Mannino: Office Anesthesia: Clinical Practice
  • Brett Maxfield: An Introduction To The Basic Components of Independent Practice
  • April Erickson: The Nuts And Bolts Of Ketamine Clinic Set Up
  • Jan Mannino: Contracts and Compensation
  • Poppy Walker: Understanding Billing Services
  • Jan Mannino: Overcoming Roadblocks to Office-Based CRNA Practice
  • Poppy Walker: How To Have A Harmonious Relationship With Your Billing Service
  • Alesia Quante: Pain Clinic Sedation Services
  • Mary Ford: Transitioning to Aesthetics: Why it’s a Beautiful Life
  • Adam Chaucer: I Got 99 Problems But A W2 Job Ain’t One: A Guide for Transitioning a 1099 Practice Into an Independent Office-Based Group
  • Adam Chaucer: Boosting negotiating power and decision making for office-based anesthesia services business: How and Why investing improves your position
  • Holly Bohannan: Independent CRNA at an outpatient, freestanding Ophthalmic Surgery Center
  • April Erickson: Keys to setting up IV infusion therapy clinic
  • Mary Ford: You’re Ready to Start Injecting – now what? How to Launch Your Aesthetics Business!
  • Brett Maxfield: A look at the quirks and nuances that make plastic surgery practice different from other independent practices
  • Jan Mannino: Legal Aspects of a CRNA Office Based Practice
  • Alicia McCampbell: Dental Office Anesthesia
  • Brett Maxfield: What You Need To Know About Starting An Office Based Practice Or A Surgery Center
  • Kate Schafer: Independent CRNAs Keeping ASCs Safe: Focus on Patient Exclusion Criteria and the Pre-Op Screening
  • Jan Mannino: Case Studies as related to CRNA Office Based Practices

Faculty and Speakers

Alesia Quante CRNA, MHS 

Alesia Quante has been a CRNA for 22 years, and for the last 19 has enjoyed the work/life balance offered by the 1099 CRNA lifestyle. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s in Health Sciences in the Anesthesia for Nurses program from the Medical University of South Carolina in December 2001.

Her 1099 practice locations have been in multiple hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians’ offices on the east and west coasts of Florida as well as coastal and central Georgia. She is presently a 1099 chief CRNA at a Pain clinic in Savannah.  She was also a chief CRNA at a GI center in Savannah, GA until she resigned recently to teach this class.  She guided the GI practice from an ACT to a thriving independent CRNA practice.

Throughout her career, Alesia has helped CRNA‘s control their schedule, earnings, and savings by teaching them how to transition from W2 to 1099.  In 2020, Alesia launched the 1099 Success Academy to teach CRNAs Practice Management with her AANA accredited “1099 Freedom Masterclass”.

Alesia states, “It is my goal and honor to guide fellow CRNA’s to what I believe to be the most auspicious CRNA lifestyle. As a result of my tenure as a 1099 CRNA, I have been in complete control of my schedule, purchased benefits for a competitive rate, set my pay rate by negotiating independently, saved much more in my retirement account than I otherwise would have, not had to participate in workplace politics, and experienced many other freedoms associated with being a 1099 CRNA.”

Alesia was a live aboard sailor with her high school sweetheart husband for 22 years.  She presently lives in Isle of Hope, Georgia with her husband and two teens.

Mary Ford, CRNA 

Mary has been in the medical field for over 11 years. She grew up in Nashville, TN, where she received an associate’s degree in Nursing followed by a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University. She worked in the Neuro ICU at Vanderbilt University before attending the University of Tennessee to pursue her Master’s degree in Nurse Anesthesiology. After receiving her degree in 2016, she began practicing in the operating room as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist and continues to do so today. Mary lives in Knoxville with her two beautiful children and loving husband. She worked in a medical spa in downtown Knoxville for over two years before founding Smiley Aesthetics.

Mary is an experienced aesthetic injectables trainer with certifications from Allergan, International Association For Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, and American Medical Educators Training. She continues to advance her aesthetic education and practice daily and has a passion for training others.

April Erickson, CRNA

Dr. April Erickson has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 20 years, gaining experience in anesthesia practice, policy, and leadership. As a seasoned Nurse Anesthesiologist, she is passionate about advancing the practice of nurse anesthesiology and developing policies on the hospital, state, and federal levels that allow CRNAs to practice to the top of their training. 

 In addition to her hospital and office-based anesthesia practice, she also was the first to open a Ketamine clinic for mental health in the state of Alaska. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and teaches healthcare policy to future nurse practitioners. 

 She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a master’s in Nurse Anesthesiology from Texas Christian University, and a doctoral degree in nursing practice with leadership emphasis from Boise State University.

Outside of work, April enjoys hiking, biking, being outside and enjoying life with her husband Todd and two Labrador retrievers Sig and Kimber.

Poppy Walker, MBA

Poppy Walker has been the owner of Medical Reimbursement Solutions for the past 23 years, specializing in medical billing for self-employed CRNAs. Her clients work in various specialties, including pain management, gastroenterology, ENT, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and orthopedics, to name a few.  Her clients span across the United States, and Poppy has become well-regarded in healthcare reimbursement. Her company has grown exponentially over the years simply by word-of-mouth referrals.  She currently bills for over 20 anesthesia practices. Her faithful staff has the medical billing operation running like a well-oiled machine. Medical Reimbursement Solutions’s triple-layer audit system makes her company model unique to the billing industry, ensuring providers reap maximum insurance revenue. Poppy places a substantial value on personal relationships. Her most extended client has been with her company for 20 years, and her longest employee has been on staff for over 18 years.  

Poppy holds a BS in Healthcare Administration and an MBA in Finance. She obtained a real estate license in 2019 to build her real estate portfolio as well as assist clients with investment properties who are looking to diversify streams of income.  Her passions include teaching, remodeling houses, pilates, and serving on local community executive boards.  Poppy teaches financial literacy once a week to high school students, serves as vice president of the Swenson House Historical Society (preservation of local historical landmarks), and is treasurer of the Big Country Home Educators Association – advising in non-profit accounting and record keeping. Poppy is an Air Force veteran – having served six years, and her husband is a 20-year retired Air Force Veteran and currently a law enforcement officer for the City of Abilene. They have two beautiful adult daughters, one of which is on her way to becoming a CRNA herself. 

Adam Chaucer, CRNA

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Adam obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 2004. After moving to Fort Worth, Texas, and working for a couple of years, he attended Texas Wesleyan University, where he received a Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in 2008. Upon completion of the program, he then went on to work for several different anesthesia groups holding various management positions, including Vice President of Operations, before starting his group in 2016, Trident Anesthesia ( Trident Anesthesia provides anesthesia services to offices, ASCs, and surgical hospitals all across the state of Texas.

Being an experienced business owner and successful investor, he started AG Collective Capital in 2021 to educate accredited investors on venture capital and to provide access to investment opportunities offering above-market returns in early-stage private companies through its network of relationships with founders, angel investors, VCs, and other affiliated investment companies. His investments cover a variety of sectors including biopharma, biotech, e-commerce, fintech, education, healthcare, artificial intelligence, space transportation, cyber security, and web3/blockchain. He has a passion for educating others on venture capital as well as financial independence to allow others to maximize their earnings and their charitable contributions. 

Along with his wife, Gena, he is also a co-founder and serves on the board of directors of RE_Ministry (, a Christian-based non-profit organization for high school boys based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Jan Mannino, CRNA, JD

Jan Mannino has been a CRNA for over 60 years, received a law degree, and has a long history in the profession.  She has been active in the AANA and served as president from 1987-1988.  Jan has authored many articles in professional books and journals and two books, The Nurse Anesthetist and the Law and The Business of Anesthesia.  She has recently retired from clinical anesthesia practice but continues to consult and lecture to SRNAs and CRNAs on legal and business issues for nurse anesthetists.  In her retirement, Jan is writing a medical malpractice thriller and a memoir.  She lives in Southern California with her dog, Annie.

Brett Maxfield, MS CRNA

Mr. Maxfield is a graduate of the Brigham Young University Nursing and Biology programs and the University of Michigan-Flint Nurse Anesthesiology program. He has practiced clinically in Michigan, Montana, and Idaho as a nurse anesthesiologist. Since retiring from clinical anesthesia, he has also worked as a nursing educator for the College of Eastern Idaho.

Since 2010 Mr. Maxfield has been the President and CEO of Maxfield Healthcare Solutions, an international Surgical and Anesthesia consulting firm with clients in multiple countries and in all 50 states. He is also the owner of a multi-specialty surgical center and an oral surgery center and is a surveyor for AAAASF. Mr. Maxfield currently resides in Southeast Idaho with his wife and children. 

Alicia McCampbell, CRNA, WHNP, MN, MSN

Alicia lives in East Tennessee with her husband John of 25 years. She has a 22 year old daughter and a dog named Lucy Mabeline. 

Alicia completed her anesthesia training at LSU HSC in New Orleans in 2010 and has practiced in Texas and Tennessee in the hospital, ASC, and office settings.

She has been a solo dental office anesthesia provider for over 20,000 procedures in the last five years for ages 3-93. 

She also graduated as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at The University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1994. 

Her business include:

  • Total Tiva Anesthesia
  • Southern Skin Aesthetics
  • Coming soon- The Back Porch, an indoor and outdoor cooking channel on YouTube.

Holly Bohannan, MSNA, CRNA

Holly Bohannan has been a CRNA for 16 years, and has worked as a 1099 CRNA for about half of that time. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science Nurse Anesthesia in December of 2005, after completing clinical time at St John’s Health Center for the Southwest Missouri School of Anesthesia, she became a CRNA in March 2006. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing was earned at the University of Arkansas in 2000. 

Her 1099 experience began in 2006 when she accepted a position as a contracted employee for a MD anesthesia group, until the group was changed and the CRNAs were required to become W2 employees around 2011. In January, 2019 she accepted a position to work independently and bill for her anesthesia services alongside another CRNA at an ambulatory ophthalmic surgery center. She also helps at a couple other outpatient surgery centers in Northwest Arkansas with vacation or emergency coverage. 

Holly lives with her husband of 19 years, a professional bass fisherman, and her teen son in Bentonville, Arkansas. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing in the Ozarks and snow skiing in Colorado, swimming in the ocean, and Lake Michigan adventures with her family.

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CRNA Business of Anesthesia Success Community

The CRNA Business of Anesthesia Success Community helps CRNAs transition to negotiating and managing Anesthesia Services Contracts at a range of Facilities, including Offices, ASCs, and Hospitals. Additionally, this community mentors and supports Anesthesia Group setup and Anesthesia Clinic Practice setup including Ketamine, Aesthetics, and IV Therapy.

We nurture your Anesthesia Practice niche along with the many successful CRNA entrepreneurs in the group who share their knowledge freely.  Providing a rich network of support for our members is key for the upward mobility of CRNAs in the Business of Anesthesia world.

Creating your own Business of Anesthesia takes organization and hard work up front, but ultimately it’s guaranteed to bring you great Freedom for Yourself and Your Family.

Be Empowered. Ask questions. Learn from mentors… then Go For It!!

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