How did Mark and Teresa Sievers meet?

Published: December 2, 2015 2:09 PM EST
Updated: January 19, 2016 1:50 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Mark and Teresa Sievers grew up in different parts of the country but met through Mark Sievers’ sister and bonded through their medical professions.

Below is a timeline of how the couple met:

  • Mark Sievers was born and raised in rural Hillsboro, MO, about 50 miles southwest of St Louis.
  • Sievers and Curtis Wayne Wright met in elementary school and graduated from high school together.
  • After college, Sievers became a licensed practical nurse in 1995.
  • Sievers and Wright rented a house in Fenton, MO until they were evicted in 1999.
  • Sievers then moved to St Petersburg, where he continued working as a nurse.
  • Teresa Ann Tottenham was born and raised outside New Haven, Conn.
  • She was her high school valedictorian, then graduated with a masters degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1990.
  • She received her medical degree from Ross University in 1996.
  • After completing her residency at the University of Florida Medical Center in Jacksonville, she moved to Charleston, S.C., where she met her first husband, Kenny Cousins.
  • They married in 2000, then moved to Cousins’ hometown of St. Petersburg. They divorced in 2003.
  • Sievers’ sister, Stacy, introduced Teresa to Mark. The couple married seven months after her divorce.
  • The Sievers moved to Bonita Springs in 2005, built a house, had two children and opened a holistic medical practice together.