I started at PTSC in 1992 as a PT tech while I worked toward obtaining my Associates degree from SMSU West Plains. In 1997, I received my Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Athletic Training and a minor in Exercise Science, and followed this up with a Master’s in Athletic Training the following year. After moving around for school, I returned to West Plains and accepted the position of Athletic Trainer at PTSC.
Throughout my years at PTSC, I have worn several hats and held many titles, including head Athletic Trainer for the MSU Grizzles and Clinical Athletic Trainer with an outreach program to several local and area high schools. Additionally, I have had the privilege of being the Athletic Trainer for Thayer High School for nearly twenty years. This includes covering all home Varsity football games, as well as two state championships. In the clinic, I have held the position of Mt. Grove Clinic Manager, Regional Clinical Manager, Clinical Specialist, and now Executive Vice President. This allows me to work closely with the community and local industries to provide wellness as well as a wide range of specialized testing.
Working at PTSC allows me to help others reach their healthcare goals. Whether it’s the student athlete getting back to full participation after an ACL injury, a weekend warrior back in the game after a hamstring strain, or the factory worker, fully rehabilitated and back at work after a surgery. Through my many years at PTSC, I have met and developed numerous great relationships with coaches, athletes, parents, doctors, industrial leaders, and community members. Most of all, I have had the privilege of working with an exceptional work family who I can also call my friends.