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Education:

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 2005-2006
Medical Administrator, LeBron James King of the Courts 2005
Medical Administrator, Akron Roadrunner Marathon 2006
AT for Gilmour Academy, Aurora High School and Lakeland Community College
Cleveland Crunch exhibition game AT
Keycorp Track Classic AT
Frappier Acceleration Sports Training Program Administrator
OATA Annual Meeting Student Workshop Presenter 2003
OATA Annual Meeting Presenter 2004
GLATA Annual Meeting Presenter 2005
Presenter for various community outreach and injury prevention seminars 1991-present
"Sports Medicine Column" writer for Warren Tribune 1999-2005

Committees/Organizations: 
OATA President Elect 2008-present
OATA External Vice President 2003-2008
GLATA Ohio Representative 2003-2008
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

Awards/Honors Received:
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.