Auburn Staff - Outpatient Physical Therapy

Administration

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Zach Steele

CEO, Physical Therapist, DPT, OCS

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Education: 

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Missouri State University
  • Undergraduate Degree, Washington State University

Advanced Certifications: 

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

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Staff Drew Pennnington

Drew Pennington

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS/Director of Operations


“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!”

As an owner of OPT, Drew enjoys setting the vision and direction of the company, providing opportunities for growth for the amazing staff, and simplifying the complexities of healthcare by removing as many barriers as possible. He loves knowing the people who work at OPT and considers them to be extended family. Their dedication, talents, sense of humor and deep commitment to taking care of the people who walk through the doors of OPT make the world a better place. Drew is a graduate of the University of Colorado (BS in Kinesiology) and the University of St. Augustine (MS in Physical Therapy). He is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and Sports, and is a part time faculty member in the University of Puget Sound’s Physical Therapy program. He also serves on the Board for the Washington State Private Practice Special Interest Group.

More than 25 years ago, Drew started his career as a Senior Fitness Instructor and fell in love with using exercises and education to help people stay well. He enjoys learning about human performance and motivation. The Enneagram is his favorite tool for understanding himself and others because of its depth and breadth.

Education:

  • BS in Kinesiology: University of Colorado
  • MS in Physical Therapy: University of St. Augustine

Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Orthopaedics and Sports

Interests:

Drew met his wife, Holly, in physical therapy school and they have 2 amazing daughters and a wonderful Golden Retriever. His favorite vacation spots are La Paz, Mexico for the beach, his home state of Colorado for the mountains, Ohio for visiting family, New Mexico for the food and scenery and South Africa for adventure. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, climbing and spending time with his family.

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Diane Baker

Business Office Manager


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

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For more than 30 years, Diane has worked at OPT and watched it grow and change. It has become part of her family, and she loves interacting with the employees and leadership team. She graduated from high school in 1987 and earned her degree from Green River Community College. She holds certifications in Administration and Quickbooks. In her role at OPT, she enjoys analyzing metrics, budgeting and paying bills.

Education:

  • Associate Degree- Green River Community College

Certifications:

  • Administration and Quickbooks

Interests:

Diane is mom to two amazing boys and a grandpuppy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching sports with her sons and hanging out with family and friends. Her favorite vacation spots are Las Vegas and Leavenworth, and she was born in Germany.

Marisa Tesch

Human Resources Generalist


“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

As the Director of Human Resources at OPT, Marisa enjoys working with people who are passionate about what they do. She loves thinking outside the box to meet the needs of the company while upholding the myriad employment laws, regulations and requirements. Marisa is a graduate of Central Washington University, where she earned her BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources. She serves on the CWU Chapter Advisory Board of the Kappa Xi business fraternity and is PHR and SHRM-CP certified.

Education:

  • BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources- Central Washington University

Certifications:

  • PHR Certified
  • SHRM-CP Certified.

Interests:

Marisa loves spending time with her Labrador mix, Riley. When she isn’t working, she can be found going to concerts, camping, and vacationing in her favorite spot, Ocean Shores. A fun fact about Marisa is that she shares a birthday with her dad and her grandfather’s birthday is the day before hers: She has always had a birthday buddy!

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Rachel McDade

Marketing/Business Development 


“Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”- Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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Education:

Bachelor Degree, Psychology, Central Washington University

Certificates:

Project Management, University of Washington

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Becky Jo Bolin

Compliance Manager, DPT 


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Robin John-Charles(Taylor)

Patient Account Supervisor 


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.”

Robin loves working with people! Her favorite thing about her job is the interaction she has with employees and OPT is like her family. She also enjoys seeing growth in billing practices and communication, and has a certificate in Accounts Receivable.

Education:

  • Certificate in Accounts Receivable

Interests:

She stays busy with her 3 children, including twins, and enjoys vacationing in Las Vegas. A fun fact about Robin is that she used to be a back-up dancer for her brother’s band!

Millie Norton

Billing Specialist


“It is what it is.”

Millie has been working at OPT for over 30 years, and loves that it feels like family. Helping the front desk solve problems and helping the billing office run more smoothly are her what she enjoys most in her role at OPT. Mille degrees in Technical Arts and Medical Terminology.

Education:

  • Technical Arts Degree
  • Medical Terminology Degree

Interests:

Married for more than 40 years, Millie has a son, two daughters and six grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with her grandchildren. Her favorite vacation spot is Nebraska for “sisters weekends.”

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Ashley Reddy

Billing Specialist


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