A Little About Our Team...
The Beyond Wishes team is dedicated to spreading health, wellness, and love throughout the community
Abby Smiley-Krause L.E./B.Msc.
As the co- owner of Beyond Wishes, Abby continuously strives to educate herself in order to be able to provide her clients with the best information. With a passion for fitness she worked as a Wellness Counselor while in college with a major of Pre-Med. With a change of heart, and relocating to another state she was guided to the Florida College of Natural Health where she attended their Paramedical Esthetic Program. After obtaining her Aesthetics License she traveled the globe working as a National Sales Executive for various spa skin care lines for 12 years. These years of traveling allowed her to train with some of the best that exist in the spa industry. With her love for fitness and wellness being re-ignited she spent quite a few years training for Fitness and Figure Competitions and felt guided to pursue a degree in Alternative Medicine which she is currently completing. Abby also has obtained a Bachelor’s in Metaphysical Science and is currently obtaining her Doctorate in Metaphysical Counseling as well as becoming a Certified Meditation Instructor. Abby’s true love is having people walk into Beyond Wishes and giving them a new perspective on how to make their lives better!
Co-owner Thomas Krause is one of Florida’s finest Marine & Wildlife artists. Tom has combined two of his lifelong passions into his work, art and wildlife, particualrly marine life. Born in Mt. Clements, Michigan, Tom has been a resident of Florida since 1979. He graduated from Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. As a student, his immense talent was reflected as he was featured in the “Best of Ringling Shows.” He has appeared locally in magazines, newspaper articles and has been on regional television.
Marine life dominates his creativity on canvas. His astounding ability to light his subject material below water with refracted light is breathtaking. Much of this stems from Tom having spent plenty of time under water himself in the Gulf of Mexico and Carribean waters.
Tom’s original acrylic and oil paintings, as well as his own limited edition prints has been featured in galleries and regional art festivals. He has also been featured in Beall’s department stores and currently has his art featured in Bass Pro Shop Miami as well as World Wide sportsman in Islamorada and Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Tom firmly believes in presenting his subjects in their surrounding environments. To this end, Tom continually travels North America to satisfy his quest for accuracy and subject material. Painting now has become his life’s most important journey.
View Tom’s Original Artwork: thomaskrause.com
Alberto brings his love of massage to Beyond Wishes. Alberto has been a massage therapist for decades and offers his magical touch to clients-you won’t be disappointed as he has a background in many massage modalities and will customize the perfect massage just for you!
Karen Chandler is an amazing artist as well as an Usui Reiki Master and a Karuna Reiki Master. Karen’s illustrations have appeared regularly for most of the major publishers. Her work is on covers of several popular series, by authors such as R. L. Stine, Agatha Christie and Victoria Thompson’s New York-based historical mysteries. Karen is especially proud of the illustrations she did for the children’s book, “Keeper of the Swamp,” by Anne Garrett.
Karen has also been affiliated with the NASA Space Art Program and the United States Air Force Art Program since 1990. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Galaxy Art Gallery, the Kennedy Space Center and the Air Force Art Collection. Karen’s paintings are also currently hanging at the Pentagon and the National Aviation Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Karen has had exhibitions throughout the country, including New York, California, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Her work is in several private collections, as well as the permanent collection at the Union League Club of New York.
Visit Karen’s Website: karenchandlerfineart.com
A mid-life career change propelled Patricia to study at Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, graduating as a Massage Therapist. The school specialized in training modalities such as Pfrimmer Deep Tissue Massage, and its founder is nationally recognized for the contributions in her field. Pat is passionate about improving her clients overall well-being, which is why she loves her profession.
Her varied career includes working as a private massage therapist in Delray Beach, Fl. , as well as employement with medical doctors and chiropractors as a Massage Therapist. She is especially focused on alleviating clients’ muscular infirmities while enchancing their overall sense of stress relief and relaxation. Her hobbies reflect her creativity. Custom painted wine glasses showcase her talents, as well as jewelry, watercolor paintings and floral designs.
Maureen is a certified life and health coach and brings a wealth of knowledge to Beyond Wishes!
Ashlyn is a college student with a double major of marketing and business. She is helping us for the summer with operations and marketing!