I graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1994 with a degree in Sports Medicine and began my career as an Athletic Trainer, certified through the National Athletic Trainers Association. After leaving SMSU, I began to work on my first Master’s degree through a graduate assistant position at Wichita State University as an Athletic Trainer, working primarily with women’s softball and volleyball teams as well as men’s and women’s track and field teams. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
I joined Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic in 1997, working with our Sports Medicine Manager, Vince Beam, helping develop and build our Sports Medicine program in Mountain Grove and surrounding communities. In 2004, I made the decision to return to school to earn my Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. I now work primarily as a Clinic Manager and Physical Therapist, helping patients of all ages, physical abilities and conditions improve their quality of life with improved function and less pain.
Working at PTSC has also allowed me to pursue my passions of hunting, fishing and kayaking, as well as occasionally attending STL Cardinal and KC Chiefs games.