Speech Therapy Staff

Heather J Bever, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Graduated From: University of Northern Colorado

Areas of Focus/ Advanced Certifications: Stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, speech-language disorders, cognitive-communicative disorders, alternative-augmentative communication, Modified Barium Swallow Studies, Vital Stim certification.

Treatment Philosophy: My first goal is to build trust with my patients and their family members by establishing genuine connections through reflective listening and empathy. From that foundation, I aim to assist and guide patients in achieving their highest level of independence and quality of life through evidence-based treatment activities, collaboration, and teamwork.

Heather is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Inpatients Settings.

Molly Friedley, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Graduated from: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; Minnesota State University, Mankato

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Speech, language, cognition, adult dysphagia, Walt Fritz Manual Therapy for voice and swallowing, Modified Barium Swallow Studies, and pediatric feeding. Certified provider for Vital Stim and Speak Out! (Parkinson Voice Project).

Treatment Philosophy: To improve patients’ quality of life through evidence-based assessment and intervention, utilizing functional goals and education while collaborating with each patient and their support teams.

Molly is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood, Willits, Valley View Hospital Inpatient settings, and the Pediatric Partners Clinic

Linnea Kehm, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Graduated from: Appalachian State University and Tennessee State University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications:
Adult Dysphagia, Modified Barium Swallow Studies, and TMJ therapy. Manual Therapy Walt Fritz, Vital Stim, LSVT LOUD, Mcneil Dysphagia Therapy Program, Beckmann Oral Motor, Prompt Trained and Apraxia certified.

Treatment Philosophy: Therapy to me is meaningful, motivational, and functional. It allows the patient to be able to communicate as effectively as possible, in order to enhance their quality of life and communicate their needs effectively and efficiently.

Linnea is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs and Silt

Cristina Lambert, M.S.,CCC-SLP

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Graduated from: University of Montana
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Assessment and treatment in English and Spanish for developmental and acquired language disorders of infants through adults. Treats language, articulation, phonology, autism, cognition, stroke rehabilitation, and swallowing disorders.

Treatment Philosophy: To provide person and family-centered intervention employing evidence-based practices and the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF) model to improve patient’s quality of life.

Cristina is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Valley View Hospital Inpatient, and Pediatric Partners clinic

Natasha Patete, M.S., CCC-SLP, CDP

Lead Inpatient Speech-Language Pathologist and VVH Safety Coach.

Graduated from: The University of Alabama and The University of Mississippi

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Treats adults with cognitive-communication, swallowing, speech, and language disorders. Specialty training in modified barium swallow studies. Certified Dementia Practitioner and Vital-Stim Provider.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to advocate for and enrich my patients’ overall quality of life by providing them with comprehensive and evidence-based assessment, intervention, education, and tools to allow them to return to functioning independently in all aspects of their everyday lives.
Natasha is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Inpatient settings.

Outpatient Physical Therapy Staff

Greg Anson PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Washington

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Fellowship in Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute, joint mobilization and exercise.

Treatment Philosophy: Yoga has helped shaped my physical therapy approach but I have a strong background in manual work and prefer to work more through exercise and mobilizations to help people achieve independence in their lives.

Greg is currently seeing patients in: Willits

Melanie Baldwin, MPT

Physical Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for the Eagle Rehabilitation clinic

Graduated from: University of Delaware

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Chronic pain, Parkinson’s LSVT Certified, Vestibular Dysfunction, Post-Concussion, Wound Care, Orthopedic and Neurological Injuries.

Treatment Philosophy: My Goal is to provide quality care for patients to be able to achieve their individual goals and function at their optimal level.

Melanie is currently seeing patients in: Eagle

Sarah Boak PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Columbia University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Treatment of orthopedic conditions, post-surgical rehab, chronic pain, concussion, and vertigo. Certified in Dry Needling.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to guide and empower you in your recovery process so you can get back to doing the things that you love. Movement is medicine!

Sarah is currently seeing patients in: Willits

Jared Curt PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Northern Arizona University
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Complex Orthopedics, Joint and Muscle Dysfunction, Vestibular Disorders, Functional Rehabilitation

Treatment Philosophy: I strive to understand your concerns and promote healing in each person one by one. I treat each patient the way I would treat my own family.

Jared is currently seeing patients in: Silt

Blair Denman PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Colorado
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Return to sport for people of all ages, chronic pain management techniques, and balance and mobility for older adults. Certified in the LSVT Big Program for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Treatment Philosophy: To educate and empower people to take charge of their health and get back to doing what is important to them. My aim is for every patient to walk out feeling better than when they came in.

Blair is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Jessica E. Galgiani PT, DPT, PhD

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Delaware

Area of Focus/ Advanced Certifications: Neurologic and Balance, Functional Strengthening and Dance Medicine. Fully certified in Pilates.

Treatment Philosophy: Jessica has a background in movement education as a ballet dancer and Pilates teacher, as well as a therapist treating individuals with acute and chronic neurological disorders. She often utilize a movement-based treatment approach as a direct route towards addressing the source of an injury or dysfunction.

Jessica is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs.

Linda Geiss, MPT, MDT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Rutgers University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: McKenzie Dipolma Certified, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, mat Pilates certified, American Back Pain Center training in cervical spine, lumbar spine, headache and vestibular. Focus on foot rehabilitation including running injuries and orthoses fabrication.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal when working with a patient is to treat the body “as a whole”. For all patient’s, once pain control is established, my goal is to build a home program to achieve regaining strength, endurance and skill so to return to sport, work or normal activities of daily living.

Linda is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Liz Gustafson PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Colorado – Anschutz
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: I am an Orthopedic Certified Specialist but I also provide LSVT treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease and wound care.

Treatment Philosophy: I strive to use an eclectic treatment approach with each patient under my care. My goal is to find the most effective means of getting my patients back to their ideal performance and physical health. I want my patients to enjoy their therapy instead of seeing it as a burden or chore.

Liz is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Jamie Kelkenberg PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of St Augustine
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Areas of focus include oncology, neuro, and orthopedic patients. Has additional experience in pulmonary rehab. Teaches “Moving into Health,” a group exercise class for cancer patients.

Advanced certifications include: LSVT BIG certified clinician for Parkinson’s patients; Certified Yoga Instructor; PORi-Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Therapist (Foundation and Breast Cancer).

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to optimize patients to meet their goals of mobility and movement. I strive to treat not just the body part, but the person as a whole.

Jamie is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Travis Kemper PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Nothern Arizona University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Balance, pain management, neurological conditions. Certified in PWR! And Big for patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to increase the quality of life in my patient’s by decreasing pain and disability to allow them to return to the activities they love safely.

Travis is currently seeing patients in: Silt

Hayley Killam MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Texas State University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Functional movement patterns utilizing manual therapy, joint mobilization and certified in dry needling. Also sees male and female patients for pelvic floor dysfunction.

Treatment Philosophy: To develop realistic exercise programs that fit into my patient’s lives on a day to day basis so that they can manage their condition and become independent in their lives and activities.

Hayley is currently seeing patients in: Willits

Adam Kliebert PT, DPT, FMSC, SFMA

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Oakland University
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Return to high level sport and work demands post muscle and joint related injuries. Certified in Dry Needling, and functional movement screening and assessments.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to work with my patients to find the root of their issue, eliminate barriers to healing and support their recovery process for the goal of long-term health and optimal ability.

Adam is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Jordon McIlvain, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Virginia Commonwealth University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Pelvic floor, pediatrics

Treatment Philosophy: I work with my patients using a holistic approach to incorporate strategies learned in the clinic into their everyday life, so that they can progress toward goals that are important to them.

Jordon is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs and Willits

Katie Hough, PT, DPT, OCS, CMT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Concordia University Wisconsin
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Orthopedic Certified physical therapist, dry needling, certified manual therapist

Treatment Philosophy: I listen to my patient’s concerns and goals for rehab and then as a team determine the best treatment approach. I incorporate sound clinical reasoning, evaluation of biomechanics, specific exercise prescription, and manual therapy to optimize the patient’s rehab potential and achieve their goals.

Katie Hough is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Michael Levy, MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Puget Sound
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Orthopedic post-surgical rehabilitation, myofascial release, joint mobilization and targeted therapeutic exercise.

Treatment Philosophy: Empowering patients with the knowledge of how to care for their injuries and return to their highest level of function possible through education and targeted activities to unlock their full healing and recovery potentials.

Mike is currently seeing patients in: Willits

Jessica McElroy, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Des Moines University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Conservative care of orthopedic injuries as well as post-operatively. Certified in Dry Needling, Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist certification.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to treat patients with a holistic approach to care, educate them on management and prevention, and make their rehabilitation an enjoyable informative return to optimal health.

Jessica is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Joe Mazzotta, III. MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Hands on treatment of musculoskeletal problems, development of realistic home exercise programs for self-management of their conditions, and wound care.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to help my clients regain their function, and teach them ways to manage their present conditions and prevent future injuries.

Joe is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Ann Kough PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Pelvic floor treatment for men and women including treatment of oncology patients. Certified in Dry Needling and lymphedema therapy.

Treatment Philosophy: My treatment objective is to help my patients reach their goals. By listening to my patients describe what they want to achieve we start with education and then develop a treatment plan to return them to optimal function and health.

Ann is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Jenna Schauer PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Pittsburgh

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Orthopedic injuries, neurologic conditions, chronic pain, pediatrics and pelvic floor dysfunction. Certified in Dry Needling and Kinesiotaping.

Treatment Philosophy:
 My goal is to work alongside my patients to empower them to get back to doing the things they love without limitation.

Jenna is currently seeing patients in: Eagle

Nicole Schettler PT, DPT, PRPC, PCES

Physical Therapist, Pelvic Floor Specialist

Graduated from: Saint Louis University

Area of Focus/ Advanced Certifications: Men, women and pediatric pelvic floor physical therapy with emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum, pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction related to the bowel and bladder. Nicole is a board-certified pelvic floor specialist and a pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist.

Treatment Philosophy: To meet each patient where they are at in their treatment journey and assist them in developing an individualized treatment plan to meet their specific goals. I hope to empower my patients and give them the tools to care for their whole selves.

Nicole is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Brandi Vinger, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: Franklin Pierce University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Sport-related injuries, chronic pain, and post-operative cases. Certifications: Myofascial cupping, Yoga Instructor, and pursuing pelvic floor certification.

Treatment Philosophy: I strive to provide each patient with individualized care while focusing on their function and personal goals. I make a strong effort to make physical therapy an educational, enjoyable, and rewarding experience in order to help my patients return to the activities they love.

Brandi is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs

Sara Whetstone, PT, DPT

Physical therapist
Graduated from: CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Wound care, post-concussion rehabilitation, vestibular conditions, orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions, Parkinson’s LSVT Big certified, post-operative return to sport, rehabilitation of spinal cord injury.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to provide an effective, evidence-based, holistic, and compassionate treatment approach tailored to each patient’s unique situation.

Sara is currently seeing patients in: Eagle

Ashley Wibby PT, DPT, PRPC

Physical Therapist & Pelvic Rehab specialist

Graduated from:
 University of St Augustine

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Sports Injuries and high performance biomechanics. Pelvic Floor Rehab. Pregnancy and Post-Partum recovery. PRI. Dry Needling. MFD aka Orthopedic Cupping.

Treatment Philosophy: I always look to treat the whole patient and retrain the whole body so your results and the knowledge you gain with PT will last a lifetime! I love helping new mothers through big life transitions, as well as helping athletes with injury recovery and optimizing performance for life long health and well-being.

Ashley is currently seeing patients in:
 Willits

Inpatient Physical Therapy Staff

Troy Harbour PT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of New Mexico

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications:
To help patients return to high level of function through using hands on manual and manipulative techniques with dry needling.

Treatment Philosophy:
I enjoy returning patients’ to their prior level of function or higher while empowering them to maintain that level and self-treat.

Troy is currently seeing patients in:
Glenwood Springs Outpatient and Valley View Hospital Inpatient Settings.

Heidi Levy MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Graduated from: University of Puget Sound
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Focused treatment on functional mobility training, strengthening and balance re-education.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to assist patients with mobility, safety and discharge planning in order to return home following an acute or critical care stay in the hospital setting.

Heidi is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Inpatient Settings

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Staff

Scott Kitchener OTR, CHT

Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Graduated from: Gannon University
Areas of focus / advanced certifications: Upper extremity orthopedics focusing on hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neurological conditions. Certified hand therapist.

Treatment philosophy: I believe laughter is the best medicine, but sometimes you have to get physical.

Scott is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs and Willits

Randy Williams, OT, CHT

Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Graduated from: University of Florida
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Orthopedic injuries of the upper extremity, with specific focus on the hand, wrist and elbow. Certified hand therapist.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to alleviate my patient’s pain and help them regain full function of their hand or arm after they unfortunately experience an injury, trauma or surgery.

Randy is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood Springs and Silt

Inpatient Occupational Therapy Staff

Amanda Chenoweth OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Graduated from: Colorado State University

Areas of Focus: Pediatric outpatient services, including sensory integration, fine and gross motor, feeding, and executive function interventions.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to help patients increase their quality of life and participation in activities that are important to them in order to produce functional, family, and client-centered outcomes.

Amanda is currently seeing patients in: Silt, Pediatric Partners Clinic and Valley View Hospital Inpatient Settings

Claudine Mason OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Graduated from: Western Michigan University

Areas of focus: Acute Care, and Critical Care settings as well as Outpatient OT, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health. Patients with spinal cord injury, Head Injury, pediatrics, geriatrics, Neurological disorders, patients with swallowing disorders, and Orthopedic joint replacements.

Treatment Philosophy: My Goal in therapy is to work closely with my patients to achieve their goals and facilitate return to what is most important to them as related to self-care, leisure, and/or work. What’s important to you is important to me, and we will work together towards your goals.

Claudine is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Inpatient Settings

Jessica McClung OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Graduated from: Florida A&M University

Areas of focus: Inpatient Acute Care, Critical care all areas of physical disability, neurological dysfunction and postsurgical rehabilitation.

Treatment Philosophy: To work towards finding the individuality of each patient and help achieve the best functional outcome for return to independent living.

Jessica is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Inpatient Settings

Ellen Terry MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Graduated from: Colorado State University

Area of Focus: Inpatient acute and critical care, neurologic dysfunction, orthopedic post-surgical rehab. Pediatric outpatient services, including sensory integration, fine and gross motor, and executive function intervention.

Treatment Philosophy: I love using a holistic approach to learn what is important to a patient and setting goals based on each person’s individual wants and needs. With that knowledge we can work together to attain the highest desired level of function and independence.

Ellen is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Inpatient Settings and providing outpatient care in Eagle.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Staff

Rick Bradley MS, ACSM-CEP

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist II

Graduated from: University of California

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Inpatient and Outpatient therapy for those managing cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic disease. Certified in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and in Cardiac, Pulmonary and Diabetes Program Management.

Treatment Philosophy: I always aim to deliver optimal customer service, which in-turn allows for mutual a respect and ease of goal making. My background understanding of cardiovascular and muscular strength/endurance physiology in relation to metabolic and ventilatory thresholds guides my exercise prescription.

Rick is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Juliane Cook, B.S. Exercise Science, ACSM-CEP

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist

Graduated from: Utah State University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications:
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ACSM-CEP.

Treatment Philosophy: To help people navigate the challenges after life changing health events. I strive to give people the knowledge and confidence to live a happy, heart healthy life.

Juliane Cook is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Bonnie Darbyshire, MS, CCRP

Clinical Coordinator, Cardiopulmonary Rehab Specialist/Diabetes Educator

Areas of Focus/Advanced Certifications: Certified Cardiopulmonary Rehab Specialist certified and working towards a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist certification.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to work together with the patient to identify areas of opportunity for behavior change, assess patient readiness, and provide the education and self-management skills for the patient to be more successful in managing their health issues.

Bonnie is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Michelle “Mickie” Hosack, RD, CDCES

Registered Dietitian II

Graduated from: Rutgers University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: Trained Lifestyle Coach, Certificate of Training in Obesity Intervention for Adults, and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Treatment Philosophy: I like to meet people where they are at, so they can set goals that are meaningful and achievable for them.

Mickie is currently seeing patients in: Glenwood and Valley View Hospital inpatient settings for Diabetes care

Lydia Senn, M.A.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist & Exercise Physiologist

Graduated from: University of Colorado and Adelphi University

Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications:
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Corporate Wellness and American Heart Association – Basic Life Support Instructor

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to compassionately work with patients to improve their quality of life and reduce the risk of future heart problems through established exercise protocols, education, and risk factor modification.

Lydia Senn is currently seeing patients in: Valley View Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Athletic Training staff

Marni Barton MS, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer

Graduated from: BS from Cal State Fullerton, MS from Indiana State

Areas of Focus/ Advanced Certifications: The diagnosis, care and prevention of student athletes in the secondary school setting.

Treatment Philosophy: Treat every student athlete as an individual and in a manner that I would expect my own child to be treated. Never stop learning.

Marni is currently seeing students athletes in: Glenwood Springs High School

Jacqueline Brey, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer

Graduated from: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Areas of Focus / Advanced Certifications: BLS instructor for the American Heart Association

Treatment Philosophy/Approach:
Jackie believes in leading by example; working top of scope to bottom of scope, teaching up Joint Commission Standards and Best Practices.

Jackie currently works fulltime in clinic at ValleyOrtho and provides back-up coverage to our local high schools.

Ryan Erickson, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer

Graduated from: University of Montana
Areas of Focus/Advanced Certifications: Aide in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries at the secondary school level.

Treatment Philosophy: My goal is to provide specialized orthopedic and emergency care with the most up to date evidenced based practices.

Ryan is currently working with athletes in: Roaring Fork High School

Mike McCann, MS, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer

Graduated from: University of Central Florida and University of Northern Colorado

Advanced Certifications: Active release techniques (full body certified), corrective exercise specialist

Treatment Philosophy: I make sure to connect with my patients and student athletes to provide the kind of care I’d want to get myself. Working with student athletes is truly the most rewarding thing I do.

Mike is currently seeing student athletes in: Basalt High School