Hometown: Marshall, MN

Education: South Dakota State University (Bachelor’s in Exercise Science) and University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (Doctorate of Physical Therapy)

Position: Physical Therapist

Describe some of your job duties: Evaluate and treat patients with various orthopedic conditions, including post-surgical repairs/replacements, athletic injuries, joint pain, and more. I utilize research and resources to the best of my own knowledge to help patients achieve their goals in enhancing overall quality of life based on their movement abilities. It is my lifelong passion to help patients improve overall function and movement in their lives. I utilize several techniques to help patients improve their function and prevent further injuries, including manual therapy, strengthening, facilitation of proprioception, dynamic balance, mobility, and much more.

Favorite thing about working at SPO: I love the aspect of open communication that is fostered within this building. Each and every employee exudes a high amount of respect for both patients and other employees, which creates a welcoming environment for all.

Hobbies: I truly enjoy being outside, hanging out with friends and family, running, rollerblading, being in the sun/by water, and smothering puppies/dogs.

Family/Pets: Back home in Marshall, I have a dad (Ron), mom (Linda), and brother (Austin). They are definitely a huge part of my life and I enjoy seeing them whenever I can. My husband is Chad, and we just got married July 14! In less than a year, we will be adopting a goldendoodle puppy that we’ll be naming Winslow.

If you could be any office supply item, what would you be? And why?: I would wish to be a stapler. It does a great job at keeping all things organized and put together, which I will admit I am one to color-code my closet. It is my goal to bring people together, create bonds, and facilitate peace among all people.