Hometown: Hard to say! My parents are both retired Air Force so I’ve lived in 7 different places-Tucson, AZ. Stuttgart, Germany. Tampa, FL. Gratfon, VA. Colorado Springs, CO. Beaver Creek, OH, and now Gainesville FL. I did most of my schooling in Ohio so we can claim Beaver Creek, OH as my hometown.
Current Town: Gainesville, FL
On Go4Ellis since: Fall 2018
Alma Mater: Ohio University–Go Bobcats!!
Go: Gators, Buffalo Sabres, New York Yankees!
First AT Job: RecSports Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida
Current Gig: RecSports Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida 2nd year
Most Important Thing In Your Bag: Personal – scented hand sanitizer, AT wise- 2in PowerFlex; I cannot imagine my kit without it.
Gameday snack: White Chocolate Macademia Clif Bars
Best AT Moment: I had an athlete who was graduating and thanked me and told me without my help all year he wouldn’t have made it through the season and I helped him beyond his injury with his mental health as well. He said “I knew with you, I was more than just my injury and my sport.”
Quote/Lyric/Line that sums Athletic Training To You: “No matter how small you feel, you make a big difference in this world.” I think the world forgets about our profession and while we struggle with acceptance we’re still making differences in our athletes’ lives, even if it is just one.