Bachelor of Science in P.E., The University of Idaho 2013
"Nothing can take the place of persistence, talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge 30th US President
Originally from Seattle, WA, moved to Georgia to experience a new part of the country. In the Pacific Northwest I spent my time climbing, snowboarding, alpine fishing, and backpacking. Since moving to Georgia I have taken interest in golfing while continuing other hobbies to the best of my abilities.
I did not know what an ATC was until the end of my senior year of high school. I found it amazing that someone could have such an integral part in a sporting organization without being talented or gifted in that arena. The University of Idaho was the only school that I had applied to that offered a path to becoming an ATC, and it was my top choice of schools.
I continued to be an ATC through college despite continuous adversity because I began to develop a deep interest in biomechanics and how they effect chronic pathologies that seem to plague athletes.t
Traditionally an ATC offers orthopedic, rehabilitative, general medical, exercise, and nutritional advice to parents, athletes, and coaches. To help supplement this I do my best to provide an environment where there is a strong level of trust between the athletes and myself which allows myself to intervene even when the signs and symptoms are not clear. Through this I am able to be the best advocate for the individual's well being that I can possibly be.
In addition to working with athletes I am constantly trying to find students that have an interest in the medical field and encourage them to assist me in my day to day duties. Through this I specialize different skills that I teach them towards their specific interests within the field of medicine, offer opportunities to shadow leading physicians in our community, and provide them with an idea of what the demands of their chosen field require.