Staff Bryan, Cheryl, Ann and Mary 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 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. Rachael Sturtevant PT, DPT Rachael joined the West Campus team in 2020. She graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from California State University in Long Beach, California. She enjoys helping her patients move in the best way that they can so they can enjoy doing the things they love to do! She is excited when her patients are able to overcome challenges from the tools they gain and hard work they put into therapy. In her free time, Rachael enjoys hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, and attending dance classes. Fun fact: Rachael is a Michigan native and has never lived in a state without a coastline (yes, the Great Lakes count!) 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 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 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 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 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. Tyler Swanson EXERCISE SPECIALIST Tyler received his AA degree from Pierce college (where he also played baseball) and is currently attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas finishing his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; he plans to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy once he graduates from UNLV. Tyler’s interest in physical therapy comes from wanting to help people get better and healthier. In his free time, Tyler enjoys hiking, playing with his mastiff puppy, and playing baseball. 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. 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 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. Sara Steward FRONT OFFICE MANAGER Sara joined the West Campus team in 2020. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2017 with a BA in Law and Justice and minored in Psychology. Her favorite part of working in the medical field is building a relationship with patients and seeing them get better! In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her two young children and new kitten, reading, and being outdoors by the water.