Mark Smigelski – Staff Spotlight
Welcome back to our Staff Spotlight. This month, meet Mark Smigelski, the Director of Operations for our South, West and North Orange Wellness offices.
Mark began his career at South Orange Wellness in 2002 as an X-Ray Technician and a Registered Chiropractic Assistant. He brought with him ten years of valuable customer service skills that he acquired while working in Orlando’s hospitality Industry. He thrived on the challenges of working with our patients and seeing the positive difference that chiropractic made in their lives.
As time went on, Mark realized he wanted the challenge of management. It wasn’t long before he became the Office Manager. He thrived in this larger role with more challenges and the rewards of helping to streamline the efficiency and productivity of the office operations.
During the next several years, Orange Wellness grew to include the East, West and most recently, our North office. Dr. Eric Feiter now owns the East Office and Dr. Jeffrey Shebovsky is the owner of the rest. Mark now serves as the Director of Operations for the South, West and North offices and he thrives on the daily challenges.
“I still enjoy getting people better. I love their success stories. We have a great team and I’m so proud of them. We are all working towards the same goal and care about each patient’s progress.”
What does Mark love most about what he does? “There are so many things! But I guess I would say I love the fact that no two days are the same. Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities to make treatment and office routines better for our patients. Those challenges lead us to new discoveries.”
Mark does a lot of “behind the scenes stuff” that makes all the offices run smoothly. Some of these things, such as computer and technology issues, are not obvious to our patients, but keep everything running smoothly and seamlessly. Those are the kinds of things we only notice if they’re not working.
Mark proudly admits he’s a Type “A” personality, which is exactly what a great Director of Operations needs to be. He loves to work hard and when he’s not at work making all of your wellness lives run smoothly, he loves to play hard with Jodi, his wife of 13 years and his two beautiful children; his ten-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son.
What does this busy Director of Operations do on his time off? He continues to stay busy and active of course! Mark rises often at 4:00 am to run several miles and on weekends, he trains for triathlons. Mark, Jodi and his kids love spending weekends exploring nature in their road and mountain bikes for healthy family time. Even his kids have enjoyed doing kiddie triathlons and they’re both on traveling soccer teams as well.
His chiropractic career melds perfectly into his family’s active lifestyle. Being physically fit and injury free is important to Mark and his family in every aspect of life. What would some of our patients be surprised to learn about Mark? It’s no surprise to learn how nice and caring he is. But you might be surprised to know that he was once the Florida State Champion Mountain Bike racer!
Our patients might find Mark at our South, West or North Offices on any given day, but mostly he’s behind the scenes making sure that your visit to Orange Wellness is a good, problem free one.
We’re so glad he’s a part of our Orange Wellness family.