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Cameron Veres

Cameron Veres

High School: Lake Washington

College: PLU

 

Cameron grew up in Redmond, Washington and attended Lake Washington High School. His interest in physical therapy began in middle school after a minor knee sprain. Cameron observed Matt Sato and Ben Wobker at Redmond Physical therapy for his LWHS senior project, which confirmed his interest in studying Kinesiology at PLU. He has played soccer his whole life on teams including LWHS, Crossfire, NW Nationals, and PLU until he suffered two ACL ruptures during his freshman and sophomore years in college. He is now taking some time off after graduating in January from PLU to pursue his interest in grad school and rounding off his resume.

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Kamy Brandt

Kamy Brandt

High School: Skyline High School

College: Universtiy of Washington

 

Kamy grew up in Sammamish, Washington where she attended Skyline High School. She first became interested in Physical Therapy in high school after suffering a minor back injury acquired through gymnastics. She became increasingly passionate about the field because of its active and social nature. Kamy then went on to attend the University of Washington and graduated with a B.S. in General Biology. In her free time she loves to hike, throw around with her lacrosse stick and explore new places. She now working and gaining experience in order to apply for doctorate of physical therapy programs.

Wendell Galvan

Wendell Galvan

High School: Bothell

College: Willamette Universtiy

 

Wendell grew up in Bothell, WA where he attended Bothell High School. He first developed his interest for physical therapy in high school after injuring his ankle playing football. He continued to play in college at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where he recently graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. Aside from sports, Wendell has developed a passion for the outdoors over his years spent in Oregon. He is now working and gaining experience while preparing his applications to graduate schools to receive is doctorate in physical therapy.

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Mike linder

Mike Linder

High School: Inglemoor

College: Universtiy of Washington

 

Mike grew up in Redmond, WA and attended Inglemoor High School. He first became interested in Physical Therapy after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis; And learning about ways to strength and combat this inflammatory disease through Physical Therapy. Mike when on to attend and graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in Communications. After being in the workforce for some time; Mike decided to go back to school to pursue his passion in Physical Therapy. Taking the leap back into school was driven by his love and appreciation for exercise, human health, and a desire to help people improve their quality of life. In his free time, he loves to play basketball, golf, ultimate frisbee, weight lift, and spend time with friends. He is now finishing up pre-requisite classes and pursuing the application to graduate schools in hopes of receiving a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Nicole Bartlett

Nicole Bartlett

High School: Shorecrest

College: Western Washington

 

Nicole grew up in Shoreline, Wa where she attended Shorecrest High School. She participated in many sports growing up including soccer, horseback riding, cheer, track & field, and cross country. She attended Santa Barbara City College for two years then transferred to Western Washington University to study Psychology and Sports Psychology. Nicole became interested in physical therapy after suffering multiple sports related injuries and wanted to help other return to their favorite activities like her Physical Therapists helped her. In her free time she loves running, trying new coffee shops, and exploring new cities. She is currently taking classes and gaining experience in order to apply to a PTA program.

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Shin Park

Shin Park

High School: Juanita

College: Western Washington

 

Shin grew up in Kirkland, Washington where he attended Juanita High School. Although he never played any school/club sports growing up, he loved being outside with friends and playing sports, games, and hiking. His passion for physical therapy comes from his extroverted personality and his love for the outdoors. After high school, he decided to attend Western Washington University to study Kinesiology. While attending WWU, Shin played multiple intramural sports (flag football, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, softball) and coordinated several sports tournaments for the community. On his free time, he loves to play volleyball, throw the Frisbee around, and hammock. He is now working and gaining more experience in order to attend physical therapy school.

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  • Houghton Aides
Joaquin

Jaoquin Lizaola
Rehabilitation Aide

High School: Hazen High School

College: WWU

 

Joaquin grew up in Renton WA where he attended Hazen High School. He became interested in the field of kinesiology while playing soccer. In order to pursue this interest, he attended Western Washington University and recently graduated Kinesiology- pre physical therapy. Currently he is working on applications to physical therapy programs, Occupational Programs, and Physician Assistant programs throughout the country in hopes of acceptance into graduate school.

 

Wendell Galvan

Wendell Galvan Rehabilitation Aide

High School: Bothell

College: Willamette Universtiy

 

Wendell grew up in Bothell, WA where he attended Bothell High School. He first developed his interest for physical therapy in high school after injuring his ankle playing football. He continued to play in college at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where he recently graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. Aside from sports, Wendell has developed a passion for the outdoors over his years spent in Oregon. He is now working and gaining experience while preparing his applications to graduate schools to receive is doctorate in physical therapy.

 

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith
Rehabilitation Aide

High School: Wenathchee

College: Northwest University

 

Olivia grew up in Wenatchee, WA. She became passionate about physical therapy after getting rehabilitated from a snowboarding knee injury. She is currently attending Northwest University in order to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science. After graduating, Olivia plans to continue her education and earn a doctorate in physical therapy. In her spare time she enjoys instructing snowboarding lessons, trail running, and backpacking. Her favorite area to backpack in is the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth, WA.

 

Ashton Giffen

Ashton Griffen
Rehabilitation Aide

High School: Cedar Crest

College: WWU

 

Ashton joins the team in Houghton while also working full time at Lake Washington High School as a teacher and coach. Currently she is coaching badmitton and also girls soccer for the Kangs. Ashton grew up in Duvall and played collegiate soccer at both college of Southern Oregon and also at Western Washington University.

 

 

 

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Nate Castine

Nate Castine

High School: Nathan Hale

College: WWU

PT School: Marymount University, VA 2012

 

Nate has left LWPT and is currently attending Marymount University to attain his doctorate in physical therapy. Congrats Nate!

 

 

 

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Nate Smith

Nathan Smith

Nathan came to Lake Washington Physical Therapy from Western Washington University. He majored in Kinesiology and psychology. He currently is enrolled at UMass biomechanic graduate program where is he is working on his masters and teaching.

 

 

 

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Megan O'Connel

Megan O'Connell

High School: Skyline High School

College: WWU

PT School: St. Augustine University
San Diego, CA 2013

 

Megan majored in Kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-pt. She is taking the year off from the classroom before heading to graduate school to get her doctorate in physical therapy. She hopes to gain more experience, techniques, and knowledge in the field.
Megan grew up in Sammamish and went to Skyline High School. She ran cross country and track. Megan continued her education in Bellingham at WWU where she ran track and field there and also was an All-American for indoor track and field. Megan heads off to St. Augustine School of Physical Therapy in the spring to acquire her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

 

 

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Kelsea Hazelhurst

Kelsea Hazlehurst

High School: Roosevelt

College: WWU

PT School: Western States University Pamona, CA 2013

 

Kelsea graduated from Western Washington University where she majored in Kinesiology and minored in Spanish. She is in the process of applying to graduate school for her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kelsea grew up in Seattle where she played soccer in high school at Roosevelt and then played lacrosse for Western. Kelsea also coached and worked as a trainer at the Starfire soccer complex and is active in training soccer athletes. She loves to be outdoors enjoying the Pacific Northwest and staying active in sports.

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Kelly McGivern

Kelly McGivern

High School: Lake Washington

College: WWU

PT School: St. Augustine University
San Diego, CA 2014

 

 

Kelly graduated from WWU where she received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, with a pre-physical therapy specialty. She is taking the year off to gain more experience before applying to graduate schools this fall. Kelly grew up in Kirkland and attended Lake Washington High School where she swam and played golf. Kelly is an avid volunteer and instructor for King County Explorer Search and Rescue. She specializes in high angle/steep angle rope rescue and snow rescue and spends her winter weekends training new volunteers. Kelly is excited to spend some quality time in the Pacific Northwest hiking, biking, swimming, and cooking.

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Victor Kollar

Victor Kollar

High School: International School

College: Gonzaga

PT School: Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

 

Victor majored in Human Physiology with an emphasis in pre-pt and performance training. He is taking the next year off from school to gain more experience in the field to gain more knowledge about techniques and administration around the clinic. Victor was born in Toronto, Ontario, but has lived in Redmond for over 15 years and went to the International Community School in Kirkland. He played varsity soccer for Eastlake High School in Sammamish and other local clubs such as Crossfire and Eastside growing up. His European roots have guided him to play soccer at all levels, peaking at the Collegiate Club level which enabled him to get involved with NCAA DI GU Athletics. He has helped train individuals as young as early elementary schoolers, to high school prospects, to college athletes, to professional athletes in the CFL and NFL. His involvement in athletics at the collegiate level enabled him to obtain the position of Team Manager of the GU Women’s DI Soccer team for his entire collegiate career. He also helped train individuals from the GU Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Volleyball team, in addition to the Women’s Soccer team. Victor enjoys staying active and playing other sports too such as basketball and football.

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Hannah Saunders

Hannah Saunders

High School: Stanwood

College: WWU

 

Hannah graduated from Western Washington University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology. Hannah grew up in Stanwood, WA where she enjoyed volleyball, soccer, and snowboarding. She was introduced to Athletic Training by an amazing teacher where she attended conferences, sports competitions, and gained knowledge about her future. Attending college, she found a new interest in cycling and figure competing. She is currently Spin and Yoga certified. After finishing college, Hannah is now heading North to WATCOM Community College for her PTA certification. Good Luck Hannah!

 

Josh Vlach

Josh Vlach

High School: Stanwood

College: WWU

 

Josh grew up in the town of Stanwood Washington where he developed a passion for sports and the outdoors. Attending Western Washington University Josh’s passion for sports transitioned into a personal discipline as he began training for triathlons. During this time at Western Josh also enjoyed racing for Westerns cycling team and teaching his peers group fitness classes of spinning and postural-core dynamics. Receiving his degree in Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy Josh is taking this year to prepare for advancing his education in a physical therapist program.

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Aanika

Annika Hayman

High School: Redmond

College: Concordia University
PT School: Washington University (MO)

 

Annika grew up in Redmond, WA where she attended Redmond High School as a multisport athlete in soccer and track. She continued to play soccer at the collegiate level while attending Concordia University in Portland, OR, where she recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology. Her passion for physical therapy developed when an ACL tear marked the second of two back-to-back injuries, which sidelined her for all but five weeks over a twenty-month period spanning her freshman and sophomore seasons in college. Annika is now taking some time off to gain more experience before applying to physical therapy school.

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Brittany Webster

Brittany Webster

High School: Juanita

College: WSU
PT School: Franklin Pierce, AZ

 

Brittany grew up in Kirkland, WA where she attended Juanita High School. Her interest in physical therapy began with a shoulder injury she got while playing volleyball, which she played for Juanita and also for the Washington Volleyball Academy. Brittany attended Washington State University, where she majored in kinesiology/pre-pt. After graduating in May of 2014, she worked at LWPT for over a year. She now is working on her doctorate at Franklink Pierce University in Arizona.

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Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson
Rehabilitation Aide

High School: Redmond High School

College: WWU

PT School: Eastern Washington Univ.

 

Nick grew up in Redmond, WA where he attended Redmond High School. He became interested in the field of kinesiology while playing football and lacrosse for Redmond. In order to pursue this interest, he attended Western Washington University and recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology- pre physical therapy. Nick spends as much free time as possible outdoors where he enjoys hiking and rock climbing. Currently he is working on applications to physical therapy programs throughout the country in hopes of earning a doctorate in physical therapy.

 

Cole Graves

Cole Graves
Rehabilitation Aide

High School: Juanita High School

College: CWU

PT School: Northwestern University (Chicago)

 

Cole grew up in Kirkland, WA where he attended Juanita High School. He became interested in the field of kinesiology while excelling in football in high school and later in college. In order to pursue this interest, he attended Central Washington University and recently graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology- pre physical therapy. Cole spends as much free time as possible outdoors where he enjoys all sports and previously working on applications to physical therapy programs throughout the country in hopes of earning a doctorate in physical therapy. He also worked Full-Time at Evergreen hospital as an aide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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