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Bachelor of Science in Education from Ashland University
Master of Arts in Physical Education w/ specialty in Athletic Training from Ashland University

I have been an Athletic Trainer since: 1979

I have been at Summa Health System since: 1982

Other Experiences:
Assisted in providing medical coverage for the LeBron James King of the Courts 2005
Volunteer ATC, Walsh HS 1982-1992
Speaker for CYO coaches 1984-present
Volunteer ATC, Hoban HS 1992
Member CYO strategic planning committee
Volunteer ATC, Garfield HS 1993-present
Speaker Career Days, Akron schools
ATC for Ohio Ballet Company 1984-present
Sports Nutrition Speaker, area schools
Volunteer ATC for Cleveland Marathon 1995-1996
ATC for Alvin-Ailey Dancers when in Cleveland 1997
ATC for Carousel Dinner Theatre Cast and Crew 1993-2011
Volunteer ATC for Akron Marathons 2003-present
Volunteer ATC for Slam Dunk Contest, Warren, Ohio 1990
Back-up coverage for Green HS, Springfield HS, and Revere HS sports
Special Olympics Preliminaries Coverage, Ashland, Ohio 1977
Volunteer ATC, Nordonia PeeWee Football 1990-1991
ATC for many Akron area HS and recreational sports tournaments for Wrestling and Gymnastics 1982-1998
Head ATC for Women’s National Lacrosse tournament 1982
ATC for State of Ohio Police Olympics 1984-present
Speaker at several state, district, and national ATC symposiums on reimbursement issues for ATs, gait analysis/orthotics and knee injuries.
Speaker for Journeyman Electricians, "Care and Prevention of Injuries for Backs and Knees" 2003-2004
Speaker for Akron Bicycle Club, "Common Injuries-Care/Prevention" 1985-1988
Speaker for Dayton Hospitals/Sports Medicine Centers "Reimbursement Issues" 2001, 2004

Awards/Honors Received:
OATA Clinical/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year 1997
OATA Hall of Fame 2004

OATA Sub-chair for CIC Committee
Member and current Ohio rep of RAG (reimbursement advisory group) for NATA
NATA Liaison to the American Senior Fitness Association
CYO Akron, member of the Strategic Planning Committee
Summa/Akron Marathon Committee
Ashland University Alumni Mentorship Committee

Why did you choose this as your career path?
I loved sports and was interested in medicine, and liked what this profession had to offer. It was also a young profession that I could be a part of developing.