Courtney was born and raised in Washington state. After vacationing in Arizona in number of times, she wanted to move here for the weather and outdoor activities. She enjoys hiking, dining out, concerts, and football games. She is still a big Seahawks fan.
She attended the University of Idaho where she played on the tennis team. She has three beautiful children who swim, play softball, do tae kwon do, and enjoy theatre. She loves Mexican food.
Susan trained as a researcher in Food Science, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine with both Brigham Young and Arizona State universities, including undergraduate and graduate work with animal research in clinical nutrition and food product development. She has worked with individual clients and volunteered as a community nutrition instructor developing her understanding of individual nutrition needs outside of the research lab.
Prior to relocating with her family to Arizona in 2014, Susan worked as an adjunct professor in both biology and clinical nutrition at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Besides teaching students, Susan worked to develop an experiential nutrition curriculum for the Westminster nursing program and instructed at the Snowbird Continuing Education Conference for physician assistants and nurse practitioners as well as corporate seminars.
Her book, Mission Nutrition: Calories Matter but They Don’t Count…At Least Not the Way You Think They Do, is currently in preparation for publication in 2017. Susan’s motto: Eating your way to Healthy!
Heather was raised in Seattle, Washington and moved to Arizona in 1998. She is married and has two children. Her oldest son is a junior at ASU and her daughter is attending her first year at Chandler Gilbert Community College. She and her husband raised their children in a small town just south of Tucson and moved to Gilbert in September of 2016. Heather has spent many years in customer service and the healthcare field with the last six at La Posada Assisted Living in Green Valley. She spends most of her free time with her family and enjoys traveling, going out to dinner and the movies, and taking their boat out to the lake. Now that her children are grown she looks forward to exploring new interests.
Kristen is credentialed both as a Physical Therapist and an Athletic Trainer. She received her BS in Athletic Training from Northern Arizona University (NAU) and worked part time for the university while completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy there. She is certified in manual therapy and dry needling, and is also an adjunct professor at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus for NAU teaching 2nd year Physical Therapy students.
Prior to joining our team, Kristen worked for 8 years in outpatient physical therapy clinics working with all types of injuries, including neck and back pain, shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries/surgeries.
Outside of the clinic, Kristen enjoys spending time with her children and husband, including hiking, camping, and playing at the park.
Dr. Hill graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2003 and returned to complete a clinical Doctorate in 2006. He became Board-Certified in Orthopedics in 2009, is certified in dry needling, has advanced training in various manual therapies, and is certified in vestibular rehabilitation with several years' experience doing neurologic rehab.
Ben worked at Physiotherapy Associates for five years directing a clinic and eventually overseeing the operations of seven clinics in Louisville, Kentucky. More recently, Ben directed a physical therapy clinic in Gilbert AZ for 360 Physical Therapy. He provided training to other physical therapists in both companies and assisted in teaching a professional manual therapy course.
He is the founder of an evidence-based, effective holistic treatment system: MovementCorrection.
Outside of physical therapy, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, hiking, working out, and giving church service. He has background in various martial arts and is learning the guitar...very slowly.
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Denise brings years of insurance billing experience to the Mission team as we brought billing in-house earlier this year. She has two children, a handful of dogs (including several pugs), and loves horses. Originally from Canada, she is fluent in French.
Adam is dual credentialed as an Athletic Trainer and Doctor of Physical Therapy. He completed a B.S. in Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in 2012. He is certified in Graston soft tissue mobilization and Intermuscular Therapy (dry needling) and has advanced training in Mulligan Manual Therapy Concepts.
When not working, Adam can be found pursuing an active lifestyle outdoors. He often enjoys weekend camping trips along the Mogollon Rim or spending time on his family farm back in Wisconsin.
Velvet is an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. She likes spending time with her two teenage daughters. They enjoy cooking, baking, and going to movies together. She also likes supporting them in their sporting events. Currently, she is attending Chandler Gilbert Community College working towards a degree in nursing. Velvet has a background in medical billing and enjoys being part of our team.
Colleen is a San Diego native, but loves the time she has spent living in other places: South Korea, Utah, and Kentucky. She enjoys her life in Arizona and hopes to stay put for a long while.
Her undergraduate degrees were in Sociology and Linguistics, and she went to graduate school to be a school counselor. She now enjoys a good run (here and there), cooking (or more like perusing cookbooks), writing, and organizing stuff. Her favorite thing, though, is taking care of her good husband (see above) and their five children.