David Gaskin


David has over twenty five years of experience providing professional anesthesia services across all patient populations. He earned a BS in Nursing from Texas Christian University in 1993, a Masters in Health Sciences from Texas Wesleyan in 1998, and completed the Advanced Pain Management Non-Surgical Pain Management Fellowship through Texas Christian University in 2017-18. He was one of the first 50 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in America to become board certified in Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM-C).

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Dan Nash


Daniel became an RN in 1983. He worked in the OR, ICU and ER settings for 9 years prior to attending Texas Wesleyan anesthesia program getting his CRNA credential in December 1994. He received his DNAP degree from Texas Wesleyan in 2012. He was in the first class for the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at MTSA program graduating in 2018. He serves as adjunct faculty for MTSA as a clinical site director. Daniel is co-owner of Maverick Medical Education.

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Dena Gaskin

Chief Operations Officer

Dena Gaskin has spent over 30 years in business and project management, including a previous role as Director of Operations and Public Affairs for the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce for 12 years. She has extensive experience in medical practice management, human resources, medical coding and billing and accounting. She earned a BBA from Texas A&M University in 2008 and an AA in Accounting from Trinity Valley Community College in 1986. Dena has been married to David for 40 years and has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys watercolor and acrylic painting and spending as much time as possible with her grandbabies!

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Elisa Beth McNeill

Ph.D., CHES™

Dr. Elisa Beth McNeill, a Clinical Associate Professor of Pedagogy in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University. Beth is a 40-year teaching veteran having experience with middle school, high school and at-risk pregnant and parenting adolescents and college students. She earned her masters’ degree and Principals Certificate in Educational Administration, as well as her PhD in Health Education.

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Austin Bates

Director of Operations

Austin solves the challenge of the day using his expertise in leadership, instructional design, health education, and operational technology. Born and raised in Texas, he learned at an early age the importance of dedication to a craft. During his pursuit of a Masters in Education with Texas A&M University, Austin began to question “Why not create better ways to train medical professionals online?”

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Carter Lehman

Assistant Director of Operations

Carter graduated from Texas A&M University earning a BS in Visualization with a focus in 3D Modeling and Animation. During his college Carter has worked on several 3D animated shorts, video games, VR experiences, and even published a research paper and project demonstrating how VR could be used to teach medical students’ human anatomy and the impact of nerve damage upon muscle movements.

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Patrick Myer


Patrick has been a CRNA since 2006 and currently serves as the Chief CRNA in an orthopedic specialty hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (DNAP), Georgetown University (MS Nurse Anesthesia) and the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship (ASPMF).

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Jason Whiteley


Jason has been teaching ultrasound guided techniques to CRNAs, SRNAs, and RRNAs for years, both through Maverick and at multiple schools in their nurse anesthesia programs. He earned his MS in Health Sciences in 1999 and his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice in 2011 from Texas Wesleyan. His education continued as he completed his fellowship for Post Graduate Certification in Pain Management from Texas Christian University in 2017.

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James Stockman


James is a 2010 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University’s Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia. Hailing from Nacogdoches TX, James has worked independently for the majority of his career in Eastern Texas and its surrounding communities.

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John Edwards


John M. Edwards III is a CRNA with a focus on acute pain. He received his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, in Madison, TN in 2021. In 2018, Dr. Edwards completed the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.

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Maverick Medical Education Instructor, Stace Dollar

Stace Dollar


Stace began his career at Howard College in 1995. He was an RN at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, then Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Stace continued his education at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) in Madison, TN, where he earned his Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in 2003, Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship in 2019, and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice in 2021.

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Josh Dunlap


Josh began his career as an RN at University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX in the Surgical and Burn ICU. He continued his education at Texas Wesleyan University for CRNA school. After a limited ultrasound guided regional anesthesia experience at his clinical site, he attended the Maverick Essentials course, then the Advanced course and finally taking the POCUS course to gain a wide breadth of knowledge in this field.

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Masson Farmer


Masson enjoys teaching regional anesthesia and helping to simplify and streamline the practitioner’s approaches, specifically in regards to improved efficiency and success of neural blockade. He practices in rural hospitals and strives to be a regional anesthesia resource to his surgical and anesthesia colleagues. When he is not practicing or teaching anesthesia, he can be found on his land with his wife and two children, tending to their animals.

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Keith Wright


Keith is a regional block enthusiast, and has been since CRNA school. He has always advocated for blocks since his first one. Keith is always trying new blocks and trying to find new ways to help his patients. Pocus is also something he uses all the time and believes is the future. Keith loves teaching and seeing the excitement of people when they get it.

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Matthew Bowden


Matt is a 2016 graduate of the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Nurse Anesthesia program. Early on in his career as a CRNA, he gained interest in opioid-sparing and regional anesthesia. After a transition to a collaborative anesthesia practice, Matt was able to train and gain experience in regional and non-opioid techniques. The natural progression after gaining mastery of basic regional techniques was a transition to more advanced regional and point of care ultrasound.

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Greg Collins


Dr. Collins serves as Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia and maintains an active clinical practice in the Fort Worth area. He has over 17 years of independent nurse anesthesia experience, with most of that time spent in a high-acuity, high-volume obstetric practice. Greg is a veteran of the US Army Reserves, providing down-range anesthesia in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

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Jackie Rowles


Jackie is an internationally renowned leader and clinical expert in pain management practice and was instrumental in the development of CRNA pain education, practice, and certification. Her research, practices, developments, and discoveries have been vital to the practice and pain relief of patients all over the world.

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Mindy Wallace


Mindy has practiced pain management full time since 2004. She began teaching with the AANA Jack Neary Advanced Pain Management Workshops in 2010. Mindy is one of the founding faculty of both the Hamline University and Texas Christian University Pain Management Fellowships. She continues to train pain fellows in her New Hampshire clinic where she is the owner and sole provider.

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Steve Wooden


After graduating from the University of Nebraska School of Anesthesia, Steve started a private anesthesia practice in Central Nebraska. The practice began with four hospital contracts covered by two CRNAs. Twenty years later, the practice had grown to six CRNAs covering nine Hospitals. There was a tremendous need for a modernized dynamic anesthesia practice in these rural areas, and the incorporation of regional anesthesia and a comprehensive pain management practice allowed many of these small hospitals to provide state of the art anesthesia and surgical care.

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Patrick Alduenda


Pat began his career in emergency medicine as an EMT for the city of Missoula fire department in Montana in the early 1990s. In 2003, he attended the interservice physician assistant program (IPAP) where he graduated with honors. He transitioned to the active army as a PA with a WMD response unit focusing on toxicology and emergency medicine. He worked in various emergency departments during this time and was introduced to ultrasound in 2005 by his emergency medicine mentors at Saint Peters hospital in Helena Montana.

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Becky Pennington-Moore


Becky is a retired registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer. She has over 30 years of experience, specifically with the Oklahoma VA Medical Center and Oklahoma University Medical Center. She was adjunct faculty for The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Allied Health and at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City.

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Jon Wilton


Jon is a clinical expert in pain management committed to bringing the most up-to-date treatments to his community. He regularly shares his knowledge and provides training and instruction to pain relief providers nationwide He has lived in California for over ten years and considers it his home. When not caring for patients, he takes advantage of outdoor recreational opportunities, such as skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Amy Thompson


Amy spent the first seven years of her career at the University of Vermont Medical Center working as an RDMS/RDCS, quality assurance leader, and instructor at Champlain College. Currently, she is the Cardiovascular Sonography Program Coordinator at Bluegrass Community College in Lexington, KY. Aside from Program Coordinator, Amy serves as a sonographer at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, KY.

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