Staff

Cheryl Ayres

Cheryl A. Ayres

PT/ OWNER

Owner of West Campus Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1987. Graduated from Washington State University and St. Louis University in Physical Therapy. Cheryl has many years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy. Eclectic manual practitioner utilizing techniques/concepts from:

  • Mulligan
  • Sahrman
  • Janda
  • Gary Gray
  • Functional Rehab
  • Strain-counterstrain Techniques

Cheryl enjoys her 2 children, bicycling, tennis and outdoor activities.

Erika

Erika Beebe

PT, DPT

Erika joined the West Campus team in 2018. She completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at the University of Puget Sound, and earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. What she loves most about her job as a physical therapist is teaching her patients about movement and helping them get back to doing what they love without pain. During her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, reading, and traveling. A fun fact about Erika is that she played rugby in high school.

John Stigen

John Stigen

PT, DPT

John joined the West Campus team in 2020. He graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a B.S in Exercise Science, and returned to Concordia University to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His favorite part of his job is getting patients back to their prior level of function and helping them return to performing their favorite activities without pain. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports (especially football and baseball) and being in the great outdoors fishing or hiking in the mountains. John is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan, and is always looking for an excuse to discuss the status of Minnesota Sports.

Denise Merdich

Denise Merdich

PTA

Denise is excited to help identify patient’s problems and restore patient’s movement to return the patient to their prior level of function. A graduate of University of Puget Sound receiving a BA in elementary education with Science minor. She received her PTA degree from Green River Community College. Outside of the clinic Denise enjoys helping/assisting her family and animals. Athletics especially Soccer and movement in general has been the back bone of her life and studies.

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

PTA

The opportunity to work with people to improve mobility, prevent disability and assist patients return to their previous level of function-inspired Scott to pursue his PTA degree. He received his Associates in Applied Science from Green River Community College. Scott enjoys family, fishing, mountain biking. He frequently can be found working in his vegetable garden.

Zac

Zac Downey

EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Zac graduated from Seattle University with a BS in Sports and Exercise Science and spent several years working as an Exercise Physiologist in a Cardiology clinic. Physical therapy is a new field that he is looking forward to learning more about and is excited to help patients move well and take a preventative approach to their health and well-being. In his free time, Zac enjoys playing soccer, hiking, reading, and loving on his dog whenever he can.

Casey

Casey Neumeier

EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Casey graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology with a Pre-Physical Therapy specialization from Western Washington University, and plans to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy next year. Her interest in therapy stems from her passion for helping others – she has always wanted to give back and help others improve their lives. In her free time, Casey enjoys playing rugby, cooking, taking pictures and gardening. She is a certified personal trainer and enjoys spending time outdoors. A fun fact about Casey is that her family has a lot of animals, including a horse, goats, chickens, and 3 dogs.

Monica Gill

Monica Gill

EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Monica is currently pursuing a degree at Green River College to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. She thrives working with individuals one on one to create and achieve their personal goals. Monica became interested in PT after seeing the positive results of a friend recovering from surgery. She looks forward to helping people gain mobility in their daily lives. IN her spare time, she enjoys exploring, camping and hiking in America’s National Parks.

Gabriel Mateo

Gabriel Mateo

EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Gabe joined the West Campus team in 2021. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Human Physiology and is planning on returning to school to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the next couple of years. His interest in physical therapy comes from the one-on-one interactions with patients, and the chance to be involved with their recovery and getting them back to their normal activities. IN his free time, Gabe enjoys traveling, playing basketball, fishing and snowboarding around the world. A fun fact about Gabe is that he has visited over 18 countries and is excited to be able to start traveling again soon.

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Ann graduated from University of Puget Sound with a BA in Business Management and received her Accounting Degree from City University. Very much enjoys rooting for all the local sports teams especially the Seahawks but is also an avid Denver Bronco fan. In addition to her love of sports, Ann enjoys her 2 adult children and her menagerie of pets including her 2 turtles and tortoise. Best part of her job is watching patients get better after going through their proper treatment, exercise and posture programs.

Bryan Aryres

Bryan Ayres

ASSISTANT BOOKKEEPER

Stadium High School Alumni class of 2014 and received his Associate of Accounting degree from Tacoma Community College. In his spare time he loves watching and playing sports and huge fan of the Card Game Magic the Gathering. Excited to be part of the Physical Therapy world as he notes the importance of staying active throughout the whole day.

Nicholas Wells

Nicholas Wells

FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR

Nick joined the West Campus team in 2021. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Human Physiology. His favorite part of working in the medical field is getting to meet and interact with a variety of patients and watching them get better. In his free time, he enjoys walking his puppy and going to the gym. A fun fact about Nick is that he got a full ride track scholarship to the U of O!