Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers (CECAT)
Where do you currently reside?
o St. Paul, Minnesota
Where do you currently work and your role there?
o TRIA Orthopaedic Center – Manager of Sports Medicine and Sport Concussion
What is your educational background?
o BS in AT with double major in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato (1998)
o MA in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado (1999)
What year did you become an athletic trainer?
What are some of your past work experiences/jobs?
o Graduate Assistant AT at University of Northern Colorado (1998 – 1999) – worked with Football, Women’s Basketball, Baseball
o Athletic Trainer at the University of Minnesota (1999 – 2012) – Worked with Women’s Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Tennis
What is your current role and responsibilities for GLATA?
o GLATA President Elect (March 2020)
o Minnesota Rep to GLATA GAC (2018 – present)
What are other roles that you have previously held within GLATA?
o Minnesota Representative (June 2019 – March 2020)
o Member of / Minnesota Rep to GLATA COPA (2016-2018)
What are some rewards of professional service?
o The professional relationships and friendships
o The growth opportunities
o The mentors you gain and the mentor you can be
o Having a voice and a front row seat to the evolution of our great profession
What are some of your hobbies or things you enjoy doing?
o Leading mission trips to Haiti
o Spending time outdoors (preferably in the mountains of Wyoming)
o Being a sports fan
o Picking for antiques & treasures to be upcycled
o Time with family and friends, (especially my 5 nieces and 3 nephews)