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Bachelor of Science from Baldwin-Wallace College (1989) Master of Education from The University of Akron (1991)

I have been an Athletic Trainer since: 1991 

I have been with Summa Health System since: 2005

Other Experiences:
Planning Committee and Medical Administrator, LeBron James King for Kids Bike-a-thon
Medical Administrator, LeBron James King of the Courts 2005
Medical Administrator, Akron Roadrunner Marathon 2006 - Present
AT for Gilmour Academy, Aurora High School, Girard High School and Lakeland Community College
Cleveland Crunch exhibition game AT
Keycorp Track Classic AT
Frappier Acceleration Sports Training Program Administrator
Presenter for various District and State Athletic Training Professional meetings Presenter for various community outreach and injury prevention seminars 1991- Present
"Sports Medicine Column" writer for Warren Tribune 1999-2005

OATA Immediate Past President 2011-2013
OATA President 2009 - 2011
OATA President Elect 2008-2010
OATA External Vice President 2007-2009
GLATA Ohio Representative 2003-2007
OATA CIC sub-committee chairperson 2001-2003
OATA CIC sub-committee member 1999-2001
Board of Certification Home Study Reviewer
Summa Center for Sports Health Symposium Committee
Summa Center for Sports Health Network Committee
Summa Center for Sports Health AT Month Committee
Summa Diversity Advisory Counsel
Summa A+PLUs Employee Resource Group Communications Chair

Awards/Honors Received:
OATA Hall of Fame 2015
GLATA Dedicate Service Award 2009
OATA Clinical/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year 2003
Baldwin-Wallace Athletic Hall of Fame

Why did you choose this as a career path?
A severe ankle injury in volleyball while in high school caused me to cross paths with an athletic trainer. I wanted to get back in time for tournaments, so my coach sought out a friend for me to rehabilitate my ankle with. Realizing that I will not play sports forever, I wanted a profession allowing me to stay involved with sports, help people and have fun…athletic training was a perfect fit.