I obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training in 1989 from Kansas University and a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri. I am a Certified Athletic Trainer and serve as our Sports Medicine Community Outreach Coordinator. I work with local adult & youth sports clubs that do not normally have access to a Sports Medicine specialist and assists with event coverage, injury evaluation and educational programs for athletes & coaches. In the office, I work as a physician extender and assists the orthopedic physicians with fracture care, casting & surgical procedures. My extensive Sports Medicine background over the past 20 years includes working with all levels of athletes from professional teams to youth & wellness programs. I was the Head Athletic Trainer at Coastal Carolina University and have also served as an athletic trainer for the US Olympic Committee.