To bring life-changing skills to military, first responder, and veteran families so they can be strong and thrive.
Why we do what we do
Our vision is for healthy marriages and stronger families in every community. Our military and first responders are our national and local heroes. Their unique occupational experiences add stressors that affect their relationships and families.
Stronger Families comes alongside them to offer hope and tools to strengthen their family unit, thereby impacting future generations in our free society. It’s our privilege to serve those who have already served us.
Every good story has a defining moment. That second where we realize that everything before and after has come down to that one decision. For Noel and Karissa Meador, their defining moment came when they chose to heal their marriage.
“Are we going to make it?”
A few years married, 80-hour work weeks, a new baby, the launch of a business, a new job, family dynamics, and a lack of understanding their personality differences had the Meadors looking at each other one day asking the question, “are we going to make it?”
Connection was waning. In its place, wounding, misunderstanding, and disappointment grew.
This was the moment the Stronger Families story began.
After digging in, seeking counseling, and learning more about each other and their unique differences, healing began to take root. Noel and Karissa soon realized that hope wasn’t intangible. As they continued to work, the answers weren’t hard to find. But, it took something very few couples spend on their relationship amidst the daily stresses of life–concentrated, devoted effort and time.
A defining moment.
Through the healing of their marriage, the Meadors developed a passion for other couples to experience hope and healing. They wrote and created the OXYGEN seminar. Later they would go on to develop the personality test, the OXYGEN Profile Assessment.
After a front row seat witnessing a loved one struggle in their marriage after multiple deployments, and a recommendation by a 2-Star General Retired who believed this program could change the lives of our heroes—the Stronger Families mission was birthed.
Today, because of Noel and Karissa’s vision and the incredible team at Stronger Families, OXYGEN has served military, veteran, and first responder heroes in 9 countries, on 76 installations, in 36 states, and now has six chapters nationwide.
Never underestimate the power of a defining moment.
President & CEO
VP, Managing Director
Director of Operations
Director of Sales & Training
Our Board of Directors
President & CEO, Stronger Families
Co-Creator and Author,
Creative Director, Stronger Families
Co-Creator and Author,
Board Chair, Speaker, Author, Tech Advisor,
and Retired CIO of Microsoft
Shannon DuBois, Psy.D.
Independent Practitioner at Eastside Psychological Associates
Adjunct Professor at Northwest University
US Army Ranger (Ret.)
Combat veteran of the 3rd Ranger Battalion
Bronze Star for Valor Recipient
Award-winning Recording Artist
Kris Peterson, MD COL (Ret)
Medical Director, TouchstoneTMS
Rosemary Peterson, MD
President, Commercial Office Interiors
Director of Sales Operations,
Commercial Office Interiors
Gevers Wealth Management, LLC
President / Financial Advisor
Real Estate Investor
Team Nelson Earthwork and Utilities
President and Owner
Property Manager & Philanthropist
Founder & CTO
Senior Account Manager