MCC Alumni Feature: Doctors Alexus and Weston Squires

April 18, 2022

MCC Alumni Feature: Doctors Alexus and Weston Squires

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

Spartan News is presented by Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press. This special series of Spartan News features alumni of MCC. 

Dr. Weston Squires

  • MCC class of 2009
  • Post-high school education: Michigan State University, bachelor of science in kinesiology- exercise science; Palmer College of Chiropractic, doctorate in chiropractic medicine. 
  • Current position: Doctor of chiropractic, board certified, specializing in spinal and extremity treatment, Squires Family Chiropractic, Scottville. 

Dr. Alexus Squires

  • MCC class of 2010
  • Post-high school education: Bachelor of science degree in human biology, Michigan State University; doctorate, Des Moines University School of Podiatric Medicine; Ascension Wisconsin Foot and Ankle surgical residency. 
  • Current position: Doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery/founder and owner, West Michigan Foot & Ankle, Ludington. 

Alexus and Weston Squires recently made the decision to move back home and practice medicine in Mason County. Their decision followed several years of traveling and living in other parts of the country. “Throughout all our education we spent many years traveling and living in multiple cities and states in which none truly felt like home,” Weston says. “We are extremely happy with our decision to move back and look forward to what the future holds.” 

Weston is a second generation chiropractor, joining his father, Lewis, at Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 W. US 10, Scottville. Alexus recently opened West Michigan Foot & Ankle, 333 N. Jebavy Dr., in Pere Marquette Township, located in the building formerly occupied by Dr. Al Mast, which is also where she began her career in podiatry. 

“Leaving high school I always had a deep curiosity on how the human body worked,” Weston says. “I was always interested in chiropractic care as a potential career path to guide my education. Once I started diving into anatomy and physiology classes I figured out that I had a passion to acquire more and more information on the human body. I quickly found out that any healthcare field requires constant learning and adapting to healthcare as a whole. This drive quickly lead me to continue with my training at MSU and then to attend graduate school to pursue my doctorate in chiropractic medicine.

“There is simply nothing better than having a patient walk into the office in terrible pain and walk out with a smile on their face,” Weston says. “My job is very rewarding and I feel blessed to be able to provide people in our area with a great healthcare option. Another favorite part about my job is getting to know the patients and develop a relationship with them, I feel that it is important to not only provide exceptional care but to have a personal connection and an uplifting environment to do so in.”

Alexus says she became interested in medicine while taking the allied health course offered by through the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education program. 

“My first job in high school was at Ludington Foot & Ankle Clinic where I worked for Dr. Alan Mast, who helped guide me onto the career path of podiatric medicine,” she says. “After 11 years of schooling and training it has been such a reward to open my own practice in the office that started me on this journey. The community has welcomed us with open arms. Being able to build relationships with my patients and watch them improve has been well worth all the years away.

“This has been a dream of ours to live, work and raise a family in a community we love so much,” Alexus says. 

“I attended MCC from early grade school all the way through high school,” Weston says. “I was a kid who was interested in the education but truly enjoyed the sports I could play while going to school. I have many great memories relating back to my time at MCC, much of which involved competing in sports. One of my favorites to look back on was when Chris Conrad and I both broke the 400 meter school record on the same day that was previously my brother Greg Patterson’s record from 1990. Chris went on to beat the record again his senior year, which I believe he still holds to this day.”

On May 3, voters in the Mason County Central School District are being asked to decide on a 1.95 mills bond request that will raise $33 million towards school facility and technology improvements. Highlights of the bond include safety and security upgrades in all five of the school buildings, upgrades to the high school (including renovations to B and C halls, new administrative offices, renovations of A.O. Carlson Gym and construction of an auditorium), repairs to the school campus streets and athletic facility upgrades. 

Weston says he and Alexus are in support of the bond request. 

“I believe that students with all different interests and desires should be able to have the tools and resources needed to pursue what they want to do in life,” Weston says. “The future of our children matters in the aspect of the future of our community. I would hope as a supportive system we all can find value in attempting to better the experience of our students educational journey.”

Alexus agrees. “Reflecting on my own career path, I have experienced first hand the importance of opportunities. I feel that improvements to MCC will provide more opportunities to students in order for them to discover their calling.” 

Weston credits teacher/football coach Scott Briggs for teaching him valuable life lessons. 

“Coach Briggs had been one of my coaches since a young age and the lessons he taught about pushing forward has always stuck with me. I think it is important to be goal oriented and to listen to those who have your best interest in mind.”

Alexus and Weston began dating in high school and were married in 2019. They live in Victory Township with their (almost) 1-year-old son Nash and their Newfoundland dog Brevis. 

Alexus is the daughter of David (MCC class of 1988) and Tonia Cox (MCC class of 1987). She grew up on her family’s farm in Custer Township. Weston is the son of Dr. Lewis and Wanda Squires. He grew up in Amber Township. 

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