• Our Team

    Get to know the Care First Family

  • About Us

    Kaela and Jason are Texas natives and live in Liberty Hill with their sons Lane and Amos, daughter Ruby and bulldog Hank. This will not be their first time working together. They first met while working as the First Responder Team at the Dell Diamond during Round Rock Express games. Their first time working as a team resulted in an engagement - they are hopeful this second time they are able to hit it out of the park as well!

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    Owner, Kaela Thurman, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

    Kaela Thurman APRN, FNP-C, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kaela has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room, Urgent Care and Primary Care. She has over 10 years of experience in the Emergency Room. She has served as a Nursing Supervisor and Nursing Educator at a Level II Trauma Center.

    Co-Founder, Jason Thurman, EMT

    Jason Thurman has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for 16 years. He is currently a professional firefighter and has worked in the fire service for over 15 years. Prior to becoming a firefighter, Jason worked at a local Emergency Room as a patient care technician.

  • Our Crew

    We've got a top notch team!


    Nurse Practitioner

    Stacy Novick APRN, FNP-C, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University (Cum Laude) and a Master of Science in Nursing from Angelo State University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Care First, Stacy worked as an Emergency Room nurse for 12 years at a local Level II Trauma Center.


    She is the proud mother of a blended family of five kids, dog mom to "Mr. Waffles" and a fan of college football, especially the Texas Longhorns! Stacy loves empowering her patients through education, enjoys connecting with pediatric patients (and their parents!) and is known for going "above and beyond” to help patients better understand how to take control of their health.


    Nurse Practitioner

    Sarah Bradshaw MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is both a Longhorn and a Hoya as a proud graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree; a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree; and is nationally certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


    Sarah has over 10 years of experience in the emergency room, and 4 years of experience in primary healthcare. With a passion for disease prevention and health promotion, Sarah strives to provide holistic and personalized healthcare and foster a patient-provider relationship that will last for years to come. She lives in Pflugerville with her wonderful husband, handsome dog Griswold, and funny kitties Valentino and Casey. She enjoys cooking, gardening and exploring the Texas Hill Country on motorcycle rides with her husband.

  • Chelsea PCT

    "The Backbone"

    Chelsea is the 6th generation of her family to be born and raised in Liberty Hill! She is proud to call this community home and is especially excited to be serving her home town. Chelsea is a state certified CNA with acute care experience. When not at Care First, she is at school working towards her nursing degree.


    "The Chaos Tamer"

    Amber is a local mama and business owner who joined our team in 2020. She knows our community and shares in our passion to serve as your Hometown Health Center, as a local community member and a mom who knows how important it truly is to have access to medical care you can trust.


    "The Billing Master"

    Hannah grew up in Cedar Park back when it felt like a small town like Liberty Hill is now and has always loved that feeling of knowing someone everywhere you go.

    She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 and now focuses on the financial aspects of medical businesses. She's married to a Round Rock firefighter and her current obsession is binge watching The Home Edit.


    "The Organizer"

    Maddie is also proud to call Liberty Hill home. She is a graduate from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and chose to begin her career in the medical field with us! While you may not get to see her sweet smile too often, rest assured she's working to keep our back-office fluid and organized to increase patient satisfaction and ensure a positive experience both inside and outside the office.

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