Shea Prueger was raised in Ames. At the age of 18, she made her way to New York City where she started a modeling career. Modeling took her all over Europe and Asia. Introduced to ibogaine therapy in 2011, she has worked with the medicine in Central America, South East Asia, and Africa. Prueger is director of Envision Recovery Costa Rica, and head director and ibogaine administrator of Minds Alive Mauritius.