“We are very proud of our contribution to the local physical therapy and medical community. As of 2018 we have had over 56 interns, shadows, and students go on to a post graduate degree!”
— Benjamin Wobker, PT, Founder

LWPT Alumni: Aides, Shadows, & Interns

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Jason James, DPT, TPIc
SPT 2011

Jason James, SPT
Pacific University (2011)

Jason was our first PT intern at LWPT. He worked with Ben and Matt through the summer of 2011. Jason is an avid bike enthusiast and a great friend of Ben's. His Wife Renee' was a student of Ben's in 2000 at Health South and is also Sara Wobker's childhood best friend from Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Jason and Renee' now both own and work at Boones Landing Physical Therapy in Wilsonville. Jason has completed a fellowship through Kaiser and continues to excel in running mechanics and bike fitting. We are very proud of our good friends and great PTs!

Megan O'Connell
LWPT Shadow & Aide LWPT 2011-2012

High School: Skyline
College: Western Washington University
PT School: St. Augustine University (San Diego)

Megan grew up in Sammamish, WA where she attended Skyline High school. She did her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University where she ran Track and Field for the Vikings for four years. She graduated in from WWU with a BS in Kinesiology. After graduating, she spent two years gaining more experience in the field of physical therapy at Lake Washington Physical Therapy as an aide. Megan also coached the Skyline Track and Field distance team for two seasons. She then went on to further her education at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego.......

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Jenna Kokes, DPT

Jenna Upper Kokes, SPT
University of Montana (2012)

Jenna worked as Matt and Ben's aide while at Redmond Physical Therapy and later became a doctorate student intern while finishing up at the University of Montana. Jenna and her husband Brett now reside in Winthrop and own Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness. She achieved her OCS in the Summer of 2014. Great work Jenna from RPT to UM to LWPT to ownership!


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Nathan Smith
LWPT 2010-2012

High School: Bothell
College: WWU
Grad School: UMass 2012

Nate Castine
LWPT 2011-2012

High School: Nathan Hale
College: WWU
PT School: Marymount University, VA 2012

Kelsea Hazlehurst
LWPT 2012-2014

High School: Roosevelt
College: WWU
PT School: Western States University


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Kelly McGivern
LWPT 2012-2013

High School: Lake Washington
College: WWU
PT School: St. Augustine University

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Victor Kollar
LWPT 2012-2013

High School: International School
College: Gonzaga
PT School: Creighton University

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Hannah Saunders
LWPT 2013

High School: Stanwood
College: WWU


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Christina Bosik,
PT, DPT, SFMAc
LWPT 2011-2013

High School: Auburn
College: Western Washington University
PT School: Massachusetts General Hospital

Natalie Kinney
Shadow & Aide LWPT
LWPT 2012- Current

High School: Juanita
College: University of Washington
PTA School: Lake Washington Technical College

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Heidi Biehl
SPT 2013
LWPT 2014- Current


College: Montana State University
PT Program: University of Montana

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Grant Hennington
PT, DPT
LWPT 2012-2014

High School: Elk River High Minnesota
College: St. Thomas University
PT School: University of Minnesota

More on Grant: Salmon Bay Physical Therapy.

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Kelsey McGladrey
Summer 2013

High School: Bothell
College: St. Martin University
PT School: Franklin Pierce University 2013



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Matt Asahara
LWPT Summer 2015

High School: Renton
College: Washington State University
PT School: Pacific University 2015


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Nicole Riddle
LWPT 2014-2015

High School: Kamiak
College: Washington State University
PT School: Pacific University 2014

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Cory Harum
LWPT Summer 2015

High School: Wenatchee
College: Eastern Washington University
PT School: Pacific University 2015

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Ricky Pittman
Summer 2015

High Schoo: Mount Vernon
College: Pacific University 2012
PT School: Pacific University 2014


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Josh Vlach
LWPT 2015-2016

High School: Stanwood
College: WWU
Grad Program: EMT

Annika Hayman
LWPT 2014-2016

High School: Redmond
College: Concordia
PT School: Washington University St. Louis

Brittany Webster
LWPT 2014-2016

High School: Juanita
College: WSU
PT School: Franklin Pierce, AZ


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Laura Maruhasi
LWPT Winter 2016

High School: Mercer Island
College: Western Washington University
PT School: Regis University

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Jocelyn Riordan
LWPT Summer 2016

High School: Shorecrest
College: University of Puget Sound
PT School: Pacific University



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Samantha Gunderson
LWPT Summer 2016

High School: Bothell
College: Western Washington University
PT School: Montana




Cole Graves
LWPT 2015

High School: Juanita High School
College: CWU
PT School: Northwestern University (Chicago)

Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson
SPT 2018
Aide & Front Office 2016-2017

High School: Redmond
College: Western Washington University
PT School: Eastern Washington University

Kayla Panos
LWPT Student 2017

High School: Austin
College: University of Texas
PT School: Texas College Women’s School


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Mike Linder
LWPT Aide 2018


High School: Inglemoor
College: Universtiy of Washington

Justin Ho
LWPT Student 2017

Justin was raised in Lake Forest, California where he attended University of California,
Irvine. He grew up playing basketball. During his time at UCI, he came across break dancing. This lead to his involvement with ballet dancers and the UCI Dance Medicine department. This exposure to dancers and his own
injuries sparked his interests in the robust body and how rehabilitation can empower individuals to recover through movement. In 2014, he moved out of his bubble to NYC to....

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Ashton Griffen
LWPT Aide 2016-2018

High School: Cedar Crest
College: Western Washington University
Grad: Logan University

Ashton joins the team in Houghton while also working full time at Lake Washington High School as a teacher and coach. Currently she is coaching badmitton and also girls soccer for the Kangs. Ashton grew up in Duvall and played collegiate soccer at both college of Southern Oregon and also at Western Washington University.


Kamy Brandt

Kamy Brandt
Aide & Front Office 2016-2019

High School: Skyline High School
College: Universtiy of Washington

Jordan Bork
Rehabilitation Aide
Summer 2018

High School: Juanita
College: Washington State University
PT Program: Eastern Washington University

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Anna Lindquist
Summer 2018

High School: Juanita
College: Azusa Pacific University
PT Program: Azusa Pacific University


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Shin Park
Rehabilitation Aide
2016-2019

High School: Juanita
College: Western Washington University
PTA School: Lake Washington Technical College

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Cameron Veres
Rehabilitation Aide
2016-2019

High School: Lake Washington
College: Pacific Luthern University
PTA School: PIMA Medical University

Wendell Galvan

Wendell Galvan
Rehabilitation Aide &
2016-2019

High School: Bothell
College: Willamette Universtiy
PTA School: PIMA Medical University


Brian Levon
LWPT Summer 2018

High School: Sammamish
College: Western Washington University
PT School: University of Montana

James Kim

James Kim,
SPT 2018
Franklin Pierce University

James was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and attended college at New York University, graduating with a degree in Economics. He was raised with a dedication to serving others, which manifested in joining the Peace Corps upon graduation. He spent the next 27 months in Armenia, living in a rural farming village while helping a local nonprofit organization provide more educational, service, and growth opportunities for the village youth. He also met his future wife, another Peace Corps volunteer, while in Armenia. When he returned to the United States James became an Americorps volunteer in New Orleans, LA, where he worked with a nonprofit rebuilding organization whose mission was to bring families affected by Hurricane Katrina back home. James Completed his clinical rounds with Heidi in 2018.

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Morgan Figueroa
Summer 2017

High School: Juanita
College: Forhdam University
PT School: Wingate University

Morgan left JHS with a softball scholarship to Fordham university. She mentored with several of our PTs at our Downtown Kirkland Location and successfully applied to Wingate University in North Carolina for their DPT program. We hope to have Morgan back in the PNW by 2021 :)