Mershon Niesner has a background as a Certified Life Coach, child welfare social worker, marketing/communications entrepreneur, freelance writer, and author. Mershon lost her mother at eight-years-old and was widowed at fifty-five. Her mission is to help other women who have experienced loss move forward in a healthy way. In addition to her own experience, Mershon interviewed over fifty motherless daughters for her book, Mom’s Gone, Now What? Ten Steps to Help Daughters Move Forward After Loss. Between them, Mershon and her husband have six children, nineteen grandchildren, and nine great-grands.