What is your name?
What is your role at ARC Physical Therapy+?
Member of the Marketing Team
What year did you begin working at ARC Physical Therapy+?
I first joined ARCPT+ in 2004 and was here for 14 years! I left to pursue another opportunity in 2018 but was excited to rejoin the team in 2020.
Where are you from?
Overland Park, Kansas
Where did you go to school?
University of Kansas, Rock Chalk!
Who or what inspired you to get into the physical therapy space?
Athletic training was my original career pursuit. I had ACL tears playing high school sports and was introduced to the field during my own rehabilitation.
I worked as an ATC from 1986 through 2003 in various roles including assistant trainer at KU for 2 years, clinical and outreach ATC role working with a variety of area high schools, clinical education coordinator at what is now Park University and finally as the work conditioning coordinator at another PT clinic here in the area.
With my ATC background, I love understanding how the body moves and how we move it better.
What do you like most about your work at ARC Physical Therapy+?
It is ever changing and evolving! I trust the leadership and my colleagues to do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do. That’s really important to me.
What is one thing you wish everyone knew about the body or physical therapy?
I think it’s important to stay active—I don’t love to work out but I do love to water ski, ride my horse and more recently, my sister and I have taken up pickleball. We’re not very good but we have a good time playing and that’s what is most important to me.
Are you involved with any outside organizations? If so, what?
I am on the board of the Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association—we host 3 to 4 horse shows every year around the state of Kansas.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to be outside doing most anything! I love being on my horse, I love being on the water with a kayak, paddle board or on a boat. I love to read and I love spending time with my family.
How do you like to celebrate a win or a good day?
I like it best when I can share the win with teammates and high fives and then go home and share it all again with the people that mean the most to me.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
My very favorite go to quote is:
“Do the Best You Can Until You Know Better. Then When You Know Better, Do Better.” -Maya Angelou
My second favorite quote is this:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya had some wise words for us!
Favorite Sports Team?
KU Basketball—we use the games to have a group text to connect with my sisters and their kids!
Sweet or salty?
Coffee or tea?
Beach or mountains?
Tough one…it depends but probably mountains.
Go out or stay in?
Both, but not too late—I am an early riser!