|Organization:||Jefferson Community College|
I received my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Lenoir-Rhyne
University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I received my Master of Education
in Athletic Training from University of Virginia, where I did my Masters thesis on
"Gender Differences in Lower Extremity Force Output, Power, and Dynamic
Balance after Aerobic Exercise."
I was a graduate assistant at Virginia Military Institute and primarily worked with
men's lacrosse. I worked in PT clinics in Virginia Beach for 4 years and was a Sports
Performance Coordinator. I was the Head Athletic Trainer at Smithfield High School
in Smithfield, VA for 2 years. Most recently I worked for Augusta University where I
worked in the Sports Medicine Clinic and was the Head Athletic Trainer at Augusta
Preparatory Day School for the last two years.
Some of my career highlights include getting to work with so many amazing
student-athletes and watching them go on to achieve so many great things in and
out of athletics. I would definitely say the thing I enjoy most is being able to help
someone go from one of their worst days (injury) and helping them return to the
sport or activity they love. Many athletes I've gotten to work with have become D1
athletes, but I've also worked with people of all skill levels and ages to achieve their
best, too. I have had the chance to be able to work with a variety of professional
athlete's through sports performance and combines. I've worked 2 Ironman races and
various full and half marathons. I've also had the pleasure of working with many
amazing coaches, families, support staff, and other medical professionals. Having the
chance to work with physicians, nurses, physical therapists, strength coaches and other
athletic trainers has really helped my professional development.