Why I am a PTA: I was introduced to physical therapy for the first time as a high school athlete. Even though it wasn’t always fun, the overall experience was quite positive. This is what prompted me to pursue a career path as a physical therapist assistant. I love being a PTA because I get to interact and build rapport with a very diverse population. The best part of my job is getting to be a part of someone’s road to recovery. This involves working closely with each patient to help maximize their potential so that they can achieve both their short and long-term goals.
Continuing education commitment: I consider myself extremely lucky to be surrounded by such knowledgeable, fellow clinicians; I soak up as much information that I can from each one of them. My patients are constantly teaching me new things as well. Over the course of my career I will be taking various continuing education classes to stay up to date with the latest and greatest treatments/techniques that physical therapy has to offer. Doing this will help me improve my skill set to become a better overall therapist.
Personal interests: I’ve been a big Seattle sports fan ever since childhood. I love how sports can bring a community so close together. I’ve had the opportunity to attend many Seahawks home games since the early 2000s, so football season is always extra special for me. Once baseball season rolls around, I enjoy getting out to Safeco Field to root on the M’s. I really miss the Sonics and am an avid supporter of bringing them back to Seattle. I can’t get enough of traveling- whether it’s visiting family in different parts of the country or flying to watch the Seahawks play on the road. During my spare time you’ll probably find me in the kitchen cooking, barbequing outside on the grill, shooting hoops, or hanging out with friends.
Educational background: Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science); Media Analysis (minor) – Arizona State University, 2011
Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate in Science) – Whatcom Community College, 2016