Cheryl Ayres

Cheryl A. Ayres


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


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


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!)

Denise Merdich

Denise Merdich


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


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 reports he enjoys family, fishing, mountain biking. He frequently can be found working in his vegetable garden.


Zac Downey


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


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, she 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.

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor


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 she does enjoy 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


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.