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. 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 reports he enjoys family, fishing, mountain biking. He frequently can be found working in his vegetable garden. 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. Andrew Park PT/ DPT Andrew received his BS of Health Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Andrew’s University in Michigan. He enjoys exploring Washington’s trails and on those infrequent rainy days he enjoys reading. What gets him excited about PT is the uniqueness of every individual and the variety of problems that everyone faces. It provides him a sense of fulfillment when he is able to help others achieve their personal health and fitness goals and return to activities they enjoy. Mary Longhurst FRONT DESK DIRECTOR Mary joined the West Campus team in 2012, where you’ll find her at the front desk. She serves as your “go-to” person for all things administrative. A Seattle native, she earned a master’s degree in Strategic Communication from Antioch University Seattle. The best part of her job is definitely connecting with and helping patients; she strives to make all feel welcome and comfortable. In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading, writing, creating art, walking, and playing with her amazing grandchildren 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 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 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. Christian Whiteside EXERCISE SPECIALIST Received his BS degree in Human Nutrition from Washington State University. Has plans and aspirations to return to school and pursue a degree in Physical Therapy as he likes being active and is compassionate about helping others. Christian feels PT allows him to help others be confident in their activities so they can enjoy life pain and worry free. He enjoys wrestling, movies, going to the beach and exploring outdoors. Fred Echaniz EXERCISE SPECIALIST Loves to be active with tennis, soccer hiking and kayaking. Relaxes with Disney movies. Graduate of Fife High School, received an Associates of Arts from Highline College and a BS in Clinical Physiology from Central Washington University. The field of physical therapy has always interested Fred and his next step to continue his passion is to become a physical therapist.