Nick Soliz, CBIS, B.S. Exercise Science[email protected]
Nick earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University. While earning his degree, he played baseball for Eastern Michigan University, a Division I team. Nick’s strengths in conditioning, speed, agility training and strength-building stem from his background in baseball, as a player and as a coach. Nick has worked in the SCI Recovery field since 2006 and has been with Walk The Line from the very first day in July 2007. He has the opportunity to work with our clients, all who have different levels of injury, but all who have the same goal of recovery. He is committed to using his knowledge and experience to benefit our clients. Nick is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Eric Myers, CBIS, B.S. Exercise Science[email protected]
Eric completed his B.S. in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University. His senior year included an internship at Oakland Orthopedic Fitness and Rehabilitation, where he gained practical and valuable experience working with patients of all populations. Having worked as a Personal Trainer prior to joining our team at Walk The Line and utilizing his degree in exercise science, Eric has developed his own unique style of promoting core utilization, strength and development in our clients recovery. Eric is a former hockey and baseball player and is motivated by the positive results his clients achieve. Eric joined Walk The Line in 2008. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Mia Jeanene Grimes, CBIS, B.S. Kinesiology[email protected]
Mia attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and majored in the Division of Kinesiology. She Earned a BS in Movement Science in 2000. Mia has worked as a strength trainer for the Athletic Department while attending U of M. She also has experience working at Stanford Sports Medicine as an exercise therapist. She enjoys working with all clients as her experience ranges from athletics to therapy. Working with people to attain a goal motivates her to provide the best experience to her clients along with progress towards their recovery. Mia joined Walk The Line in 2007. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Zach Gehring, CBIS, B.S. Exercise Science, CSCS[email protected]
Zach graduated from Eastern Michigan University and holds a B.S. in Exercise Science. He also earned a PT certification from NPTI and is CSCS certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Zach has spent the past five years in the personal training industry. He credits much of his experience and knowledge in the field of exercise to his mentor Kirk Vickers who was voted one of the Top 100 Trainers by Men’s Journal. Zach takes a very functional approach to training our clients during their recovery sessions and believes the human body can continually be strengthened and improved. Zach joined Walk The Line in 2008. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Christopher Griffin, CBIS, B.S. Exercise Science, CSCS[email protected]
Chris has a B.S. in Exercise Science – Sports Medicine from Eastern Michigan University. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Chris has six years of experience in both commercial and corporate fitness settings which has given him the opportunity to work with diverse and challenging clients. His training philosophy is “intelligent intensity”. Chris believes exercise selection should be based on form, function and effectiveness. Chris specializes in strength development and stresses that every training session is a chance to progress and achieve goals, both short and long term. Chris joined Walk The Line in 2009. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Mark Jerome, CBIS, B.S. Exercise Science[email protected]
Mark earned his B.S degree in Exercise Science from Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL) where he played baseball. He has been a Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning coach for the last 4 years. Mark is certified through NESTA, an active member of the NSCA, and credits most of his experience and knowledge to Victor Verhage, a Fitness Professional for the last 25 years. Mark looks forward to the opportunity to help clients reach their goals at Walk The Line. Mark joined Walk The Line in 2010. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Lori Ann Johnson, A.A.S., P.T.A.[email protected]
Lori attended Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor and received her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2011. Her academic achievements include the Dean’s list and recipient of the WCC Foundation Scholarship. She is a member of APTA/MPTA. Lori is excited to be part of Walk The Line and making a difference in our clients lives as they work towards their goals of recovery. Lori joined Walk The Line in 2011. She CPR and First Aid Certified.
Max Dickerson, B.S., ATC[email protected]
Max earned B.S. in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University in 2011. His undergraduate clinical rotations included work with the Western Michigan University Football team, Kalamazoo Outrage semi professional soccer team, the Special Olympics and the United States Tennis Association Junior Nationals. Max is a NATA Member and a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. He is CPR/First Aid Certified. Max is excited about the opportunity to work in a setting that challenges both clients and trainers, mentally and physically.
Mike Gorney, B.S., ATC[email protected]
Mike graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor of science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine in 2011. He has worked with CMU football, baseball, field hockey, and with Saint Joseph’s University Women’s Soccer team during an internship. He has also worked as a personal trainer for LA Fitness and as a contingent Athletic Trainer for Utica Community Schools. Mike is driven by the physical and mental challenges Walk the Line brings to clients and himself.
Kris Kath, BS, ATC[email protected]
Kris graduated from the University of Toledo in 2011 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. His clinical rotations at the University of Toledo included the UT softball, football and men’s basketball teams. He also spent a semester at the University of Toledo Medical Center’s physical therapy clinic, assisting with orthopedic and neurologic injuries and conditions. Kris is CPR/AED certified and a member of NATA. He is looking forward to helping the clients at Walk The Line achieve any and every goal they may have throughout their recovery.
Leslie McIntyre, A.A.S., P.T.A.[email protected]
Leslie earned her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Macomb Community College in May, 2014. During her clinical experiences as a student, she was lucky enough to spend a full time rotation at the Michigan Institute for Human Performance, an orthopedic clinic owned by one of her instructors and mentor. Known for its out-of-the-box, full body approach to physical therapy she was able to develop biomechanical assessment skills, manual therapy techniques and problem solving strategies that she is looking forward to implementing here at Walk The Line. Leslie joined Walk The Line in June 2014 and is excited to be a part of the WTL training team and all of the amazing things that are accomplished by our clients every day. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
Brianna Ferguson, MA, ATC[email protected]
Brianna earned her B.S. in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University in 2009. She has been a certified athletic trainer since 2009 and is also CPR/First Aid certified. After completing her undergraduate education, she continued on to graduate with her Master’s degree in Sports Performance from Ball State University in 2011. Most of her experience comes from collegiate level sports working with field hockey, tennis, football, softball, basketball, cross country and track & field. She has gained experience at Northwestern University and most recently, at Oakland University. Brianna feels blessed to work in an environment that is mentally and physically challenging and hopes to help Walk The Line clients achieve their goals.
Anthony Wash, B.A., ATC[email protected]
Anthony graduated from Albion College in 2013 with a B.A. in Athletic Training and has been BOC certified since 2014. While earning his degree, he played basketball for Albion College, a Division III team, where he was voted team captain and team MVP his senior year. Anthony is currently pursuing M.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise and Sports Science. His experience as an athletic training student and as an intern at Mercy Rehab has allowed him to gain practical and clinical experience with a wide variety of individuals and sports teams. Anthony enjoys the energetic and challenging environment that Walk The Line offers the clients and the training staff, which motivates him to come to work everyday. He believes that challenging clients and keeping them engaged, active, and optimistic will allow them to achieve their goals. Anthony is CPR/First Aid certified.
Katrina Kerzsykowski, A.A.S, P.T.A[email protected]
Katrina graduated from Baker College of Allen Park with an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in June of 2015. She first came to Walk The Line to complete a clinical internship as a student and officially joined the Walk the Line team in July of 2015. Before coming to Walk The Line she also completed a full time clinical rotation at Oakwood Hospital in Taylor, MI where she was able to experience working with people during the early stages of SCI and TBI recovery. Katrina is eager and enthusiastic about utilizing advanced and creative techniques in the journey to recovery for so many individuals. Katrina is an active member of the APTA and she is also CPR and First Aid certified.
Jennifer Miller, BS Movement Science, CSCS[email protected]
Jennifer received her bachelors of science in Movement Science from Grand Valley State University. Upon graduating, Jennifer became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and began working as a Sports Performance Coach and later a Sports Performance Director. Jennifer has trained several athletes at all levels, from youth to elite athletes, including: Olympic Gold Medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis, World Champions Evan Bates and Madison Chock, Olympic Bronze medalist Gracie Gold, and professional beach volleyball players. During her time as a Sports Performance Director, Jennifer became passionate about inclusion within athletics and exercise, specifically with children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Jennifer is excited to bring her philosophy of “education through exercise” to Walk the Line to help clients gain strength, self confidence and improved quality of life. Jennifer came to Walk the Line in April of 2016. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.