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Program Director: 
Travis Obermire PT, DPT, SCS, OCS

Associate Program Director:
Kaitlyn Schlueter PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW-1

Sports Physical Therapy Faculty:
Christina Gomez PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

Shawn Cole PT, DPT, SCS

Jennifer Neudorfer ATC, PT, DPT, SCS

Adjunct Sports Faculty: 
Douglas Aukerman MD, MBA

Christopher McCrum, MD

Nicholas Phillips, MD

Kyle Bangen MS, CSCS

Kurt Beachy, MS, ATC
Kurt is an athletic trainer with Samaritan Athletic Medicine with previous experience in high school and collegiate settings. Kurt has also served as an educator in athletic training academia. His current role is in the physician practice setting where he enjoys being part of a healthcare team that works collaboratively to provide a high level of care for patients.

Athletic Coverage Mentors
Natalie Startin MS, ATC

Steve Gaul MS, ATC

Winston Davenport MS, ATC

Tom Fregoso MS, ATC

Sienna Antolin MS, ATC

 Amy Evilsizer MS, ATC
Amy serves as the head athletic trainer at West Albany High School. Education. Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University, and her Masters in Education from California State University, Bakersfield. She has worked as an athletic trainer for over 23 years with 6 years as a physician extender and 8 years teaching, with experience across a spectrum of athletic levels including Division 1, Division 2, Junior College and High School. She is a huge animal lover!

Christian Cox MS, ATC
Christian started at Samaritan Athletic Medicine in the fall of 2021. He is the Head Athletic Trainer at Crescent Valley High School. Prior to his current role, Christian served as the Athletic Trainer at Batavia High school near Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as an Athletic Trainer for 3 rural high schools in Adams County Ohio. Christian is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.

Russell Yap MS, ATC
Russell is a certified athletic trainer for the SAM that works with Linn-Benton Community College. His career began in 2019 and he works with all sport programs at LBCC. Before arriving at the SAM, Russell was the head athletic trainer for Eastern Oregon University for 12 years. He previously worked as an assistant athletic trainer for Missouri University of Science and Technology. He got his Masters in Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he also worked as a graduate assistant. Prior to SWOSU, he did a year internship at New Mexico State University. Russell is a graduate of Oregon State University’s Athletic Training Education Program and attained a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science.

Taylor Schroeder MS, ATC
Taylor serves as the head athletic trainer at South Albany High School.