MAT Rx Practitioner, Performance Specialist
Hey ya’ll, I specialize in injury management and athletic return/development for ambitious and recreational athletes of all levels and ages, primarily focusing on golf, basketball, and football, but have enjoyed volleyball, lacrosse, swimming, and wrestling.
I received my BS in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Washington State University in 2005, working with their varsity women's crew, woman's tennis, and football teams during my 3 years. I was accepted into a Master's program at Boise State University to pursue my Master's degree in PE Athletic Administration in 2006, while also working as a Graduate Assistant athletic trainer at BSU.
My primary responsibilities were the wrestling & football teams, as well as teaching, supervising & mentoring the BSU athletic training students in our training rooms. I also worked with the men's & women's basketball teams at various times, and was a primary coordinator for all sport’s summer camp programs, ensuring all camps had adequate medical supervision and supplies.
I left school early in 2008 to start a 1.5 year stint with the Seattle Seahawks NFL team as an Intern athletic trainer. I left this great opportunity to pursue my Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) coaching business at ATI with Kirk Bradshaw, ATI owner, and I have spent the last 13 years pursuing my education in MAT.
I work to help our community be as healthy and active as possible, coordinating with orthopedic docs, PT's, chiropractors, coaches, and other local professionals, to best provide acute injury management/prevention, rehab, & post-surgical recovery.
During these 13 years while I was growing my business, I was also the Head athletic trainer at a Woodinville high school for 4 years, the Head athletic trainer at Bellevue College for a single year, an assistant athletic trainer for the XFL Seattle Dragons football team, and am still the MAT contractor and occasional athletic trainer for the Seattle Seahawks since 2010, coordinating with the team’s medical staff to help many players on the team, & lend the occasional hand at mini camps.
School & education has always been an amazing ride! I have worked with some amazing people, wonderful athletes, and have built friendships that have been so instrumental to me personally, professionally, and spiritually. I would not have accomplished any of this without the help of some amazing mentors at each stop! I am so excited to pursue a new challenge, starting in 2022 I am pursuing my Doctorate degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, so I can keep helping people in my community in better ways.
Personally, I played basketball my whole life, & will always be a student of the game. I am always pursuing new limits in the weight room and finding new ways to challenge myself & my clients. Golf, my newest passion and sport study, as well as long range target shooting, snowmobiling, boxing/kickboxing and hiking with my wife, dogs, & family are the preferred choice on the days I'm not working.
Education and Certifications:
- Bachelors of Science Kinesiology/Athletic Training
- Master’s of Physical Education/Athletic Administration
- Certified/Licensed Athletic Training, since 2005
- Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist, 2010
- Muscle Activation Techniques Master, 2012
- Muscle Activation Techniques Rx/Nuex, 2016/2020