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Sara was born in a small town in Minnesota. Her education and career path is like a mountain road traversing to the peak. She started her education at North Dakota State University, yes, Fargo, ND, where she majored in Electrical Engineering. After a summer internship at Boeing, ...
High School: Juanita
PTA School: Lake Washington Tech
Natalie grew up in Kirkland, WA where she attended Juanita High School and enjoyed participating in soccer, gymnastics and track. She then went to the University of Washington where she earned a B.A. in Geography with an emphasis in Globalization, Health and Development, all while also completing the necessary prerequisites in order to pursue physical therapy.
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High School: Austin Texas
College: Texas State University
Stephanie grew up in Austin, TX. She earned her BS at Texas State University majoring in Dance. She taught dance and PE in middle school and high school for ten years in the school district where she grew up. She was also the coach of the varsity dance team and spent countless Friday nights at high school football games. She loves Saturdays in the fall filled with college games. Hook 'em Horns! In 2015 she and her husband moved to North Carolina where she worked in the UNC Dental School in the Continuing Education Department. After a short time in NC they moved again to Washington and are very happy to be here. She loves to hike and ski and is excited to live in a place that offers amazing weekend outdoor adventure. Stephanie is enjoying exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her dogs.
Kelli Sato is originally from Bellevue Washington, where she attended Interlake High School. She graduated from Western Washington University in 2004 with a degree in Exercise Science. Kelli and Matt met in their undergraduate program and were married in 2005. Shortly after, they moved to California for Matt’s Physical Therapy program and Kelli became a guinea pig and study partner. They have a son, Lucas, who keeps them very busy and always entertained. In her spare time Kelli likes to do yoga classes and read. She also loves to bake and be outdoors. In the fall she does a Fantasy Football league and is hoping to beat her husband this year.
Houghton@lakewashingtonpt.comHigh School: Redmond High School
Nick grew up in Redmond, WA where he attended Redmond High School. He became interested in the field of kinesiology while playing football and lacrosse for Redmond. In order to pursue this interest, he attended Western Washington University and recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology- pre physical therapy. Nick spends as much free time as possible outdoors where he enjoys hiking and rock climbing. Currently he is working on applications to physical therapy programs throughout the country in hopes of earning a doctorate in physical therapy.
Wendell Galvan Rehabilitation Aide
Houghton@lakewashingtonpt.comHigh School: Bothell
College: Willamette Universtiy
Wendell grew up in Bothell, WA where he attended Bothell High School. He first developed his interest for physical therapy in high school after injuring his ankle playing football. He continued to play in college at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where he recently graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. Aside from sports, Wendell has developed a passion for the outdoors over his years spent in Oregon. He is now working and gaining experience while preparing his applications to graduate schools to receive is doctorate in physical therapy.