Jim and Susan Yezbick
Susan and Jim Yezbick have been involved in Live the Life since 2013 and have been married almost 30 years. They have one daughter, Natalie, and Jim has a son and daughter from a previous marriage. Now retired, Dr. Jim Yezbick served Floridians as a physician for 50 years. Most recently, he practiced occupational medicine, providing care to city employees and private sector workers across Broward County and, at one time, serving as the police surgeon for the City of Lauderhill. Dr. Yezbick has provided medical care on mission trips to Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, and the Bahamas. He interned at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Michigan. A lover of languages, he speaks fluent Spanish and German and is conversational in French, Arabic, and Italian, and looks forward to soon becoming a American Contract Bridge League Life Master. Dr. Yezbick is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, now A.T. Still University, the University of Detroit Mercy, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary's high school.
Susan Yezbick has lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for 35 years. She owned a professional fundraising company benefiting South Florida schools for two decades, at one point raising funds for 35 schools annually. An avid tennis player, she was the owner of outfitter LaSportif on Las Olas Boulevard and now enjoys playing competitively in multiple Broward County leagues. For more than 40 years, she has been a member of the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale, holding numerous board positions both as an active and sustaining member. She also taught students Live the Life's Real Essentials curriculum at Fort Lauderdale High School. Susan raised funds for the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art through Beaux Arts and served as a deacon, session member, and elder for the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. After beginning her college career at Eastern Illinois University, she graduated from Florida State University, where she was an executive board member of Sigma Kappa.