Staff

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Travis Neff, PT, ATC, CSCS (Owner)

E-mail: travis@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Biography: Travis has many years of experience providing physical therapy, rehabilitation, athletic training and sports performance training. He started BOOST in 2008 out of his desire to provide the finest physical therapy and sports performance service in the KC metro.Travis is the former Head Athletic Trainer and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Kansas City Brigade (2006-2008), Rehabilitation consultant for the Kansas City Wizards (2004-2006), Interned for the Kansas City Chiefs (2003), and student athletic trainer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (2000-2003). Travis and his wife Misty are proud parents of 3 children, Isaac, Hayley, and Sydney.

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Megan Newland

E-mail: megan@boostkc.com
Business Manager

Biography: Megan was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, MO. She coached for 4 1/2 years (U12 through High School Girl’s). She grew up playing soccer for Dynamos and Lee’s Summit North High School. She was part of a High School 2nd Place State Championship, three Kansas State Cup Championships, two Regional Championships and a National Championship. Then, she played at Park University where she was the starting goalie. Her playing experience consists of playing for a nationally ranked NAIA program where in 2006 she was on the Honorable Mention National Team. In her senior year she received the National Defensive Player of the Week. While studying at Park University she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

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Ryan Johnson, PT, DPT, CSMT

E-mail: ryan@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Ryan received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Southwest Baptist University in December of 2000 and graduated from Missouri Western State University in 1998 with a BS in Biology. Ryan completed his post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Kansas in 2009. Ryan is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT) from the International Spine and Pain Institute (www.ispinstitute.com), attaining this certification in July of 2010. Clinical interests include treating spinal related conditions, aquatics, working with athletes and sports-minded individuals, pain management, and educating/mentoring students and therapists. Recreational interests include playing golf, weight training, and coaching high school football.

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Chris Maguire, DPT

E-mail: chris@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Chris is a native of Kansas City and graduate of Rockhurst University’s Doctoral Physical Therapy program. Prior to PT school, Chris attended Southwestern College where he was a two time all conference performer in football and won seven conference championships in track. In his free time he enjoys running, working out, and spending time with his wife Lindsay and there dog Ozzy. Chris brings an extensive background in sports and enjoys helping others overcome injuries and watching them return to the top of their game.

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Zach Koelling, PT

E-mail: zkoelling@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Zach graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2007. Zach attended Oak Park High School and was an accomplished wrestler. He is newly married to Nicki Koelling and has a dog named Tetlee. He joined BOOST November 2009.

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Tyler Wasmer, DPT, ATC

E-mail: tyler@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Tyler received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University after earning a BS in Sports Management with an emphasis in Athletic Training and Fitness/Wellness. Tyler has experience working with athletes as a therapist, trainer, coach and educator. He has been an assistant athletic trainer for a Division II school and has provided athletic training for a number of area middle and high schools. Tyler is very passionate about teaching and learning. He is an adjunct professor at the college level. Clinical interest includes athletic injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, acute and chronic pain conditions. Recreational interest include spending time with his wife, Jessica, and two sons Truman and Sant.

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Gary Eichenberger, DPT

E-mail: gary@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Gary graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science in Human Health and Performance and went on to obtained his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University. Prior to Iowa State he played collegiate football as a defensive back at Waldorf College. He joined Boost in June 2010.

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Nathan Carlson, DPT

E-mail: nathan@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Nathan received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University after completing his undegraduate studies at Graceland University. Nathan’s clinical interests include running related injuries, spinal disorders, and athletic injuries. In his free time, Nathan enjoys running, cycling, hiking, playing music, and spending time with his new wife Ryanne.

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Emily Post, PT

E-mail: emily@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Emily graduated from the College of St. Catheine in Minneapolis, MN with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She has enjoyed living and working in the Kansas City area for the last 5 years. Emily joined the Boost team in June of 2012. From the student athlete to the elderly population, she enjoys working with the varying patient population that Boost assists through rehabilitation. Professionally, Emily enjoys mentoring student therapists as well furthering her own education. Away from work Emily enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Jerad and their dogs, Gus and Ruby. They are expecting an addition to their family in early December.

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Aaron Horschig, DPT

E-mail: aaron@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Aaron received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri (DPT) in 2012 with his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University in 2009. Aaron has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCS) since 2009 and a Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Coach through the United State Olympic Weightlifting organization (USAW) since 2006. Along with being one of the first physical therapy students to complete a clinical rotation with the University of Missouri Athletic Performance in 2011 working with the football and softball teams, he has been competing in and continues to do so on a national level in Olympic Weightlifting.

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Samantha Linville, DPT

E-mail: sam@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist

Biography: Sam received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Kansas. She worked at a sports private practice in Australia, and worked with on-field training for local soccer clubs after graduating until 2011. After returning to Kansas, Sam was the team leader and lead Inpatient Rehab therapist at Menorah Medical Center. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the PT program at Rockhurst University, and attaining her CSMT. Her recreational activities include running, snowboarding, indoor soccer, sand volleyball, softball and traveling.

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Gini Fite, PTA, ATC, BS

E-mail: gini@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer

Biography: Gini joined Boost in the fall of 2011 as an ATC providing school outreach and works in the clinic as a PTA. She has 12 years of experience working in outpatient rehabilitation as well as inpatient and geriatric care. She received her Associate Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Missouri Western State University in 1999 and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Gerontology and Aging in 2001.  At Missouri Western she served as a student athletic trainer for all sports. Gini has provided athletic training services for numerous high schools and colleges in the metro area. In her free time she enjoys hunting, riding ATVs, spending time with family and spoiling her Yorkiepoo, Josey. You also might find her at the dirt track with her boyfriend Tyee.

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Liz Ross, PTA

E-mail: liz@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist Assistant

Biography: Liz completed the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Kansas City Kansas Community College in December of 2011. After doing a 7 week clinical rotation with Boost Liz started full time in April of 2012. Liz is from Sedan, Kansas and enjoys spending time with her Grandma’s and her best friend Hazel (Her 90lb French Mastiff).

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Garry Noravong, PTA

E-mail: noravong@boostkc.com
Physical Therapist Assistant

Biography: Garry graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. He then continued to Kansas City Kansas Community College and finished the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2012. Garry enjoys spending his time with family and friends, traveling and working out.

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Greg Huff, MS

E-mail: greg@boostkc.com
Sports Performance Director

Biography: Greg received his master’s degree from KU in Exercise Physiology, after earning a BS in Exercise Science from UCM. Greg specializes in Sports Performance, Functional Strength Training, Nutrition, and Sport Specific Training. He has worked all over the United States including Rochester, MN, Scottsdale, AZ, and Alanta, GA. He has experience working with children as young as 6 years old up to professional athletes. Greg and his wife are proud parents of Addison and Aiden.

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Alphonso Hodge, BS

E-mail: zo@boostkc.com
Sports Performance Site Manager, Lee’s Summit

Biography: Alphonso holds a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Miami-Ohio where he was a four year letterman in football, 1st team All MAC as a defensive back, 5th round pick of the NFL 2005 Draft, former NFL player with the KC Chiefs, NY Jets, Cleveland Gladiators of the AFL and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Alphonso’s pro career and experience has given him the opportunity to participate in sports performance programming across the nation. Specializes in football skills, strength training and SAQ training.

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Bryan Tunison, BS

E-mail: bryan@boostkc.com
Sports Performance Site Manager, Independence

Biography: Bryan was born and raised in Lee’s Summit. He graduated from O’Hara High School.  Bryan was a x2 All-State Soccer Player and also wrestled in high school. He went on to play soccer at Avila University in Kansas City. Earned his BS in Sports Science and Human Performance. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, cycling and playing the occasional round of golf when hes not hanging out with his girlfriend, Megan and their dog Brinkley.

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Drake Pollard, BS

E-mail: drake@boostkc.com
Sports Performance Site Manager, Liberty

Biography: Drake attended the University of Central Missouri, graduating with BS in Kinesiology and Corporate Fitness. He was apart of the UCM Fighting Mule football team for 5 years, playing free safety and wide receiver. He graduated high school from Excelsior Springs. Drake specializes in Sports Performance Training, Sport Specific training, Team training and is a Certified TRX Suspension Trainer.

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Ryan Ruble

E-mail: ruble@boostkc.com
Sports Performance Trainer

Biography: Ryan is an engineering student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to attending UMKC he played Division 1 soccer at the University of Memphis. He was a student athlete at the University of Memphis from 2007-2010, and was a member of the All-Conference CUSA team. He graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 2007. He was an All-State 400m runner in Track, as well as All-State in soccer.

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Kim Beasley

E-mail: kim@boostkc.com
Administrative Assistant

Biography: Kim Beasley is a Pittsburg State University graduate, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is a certified group fitness instructor, and actively leads outdoor boot camps in Kearney, Missouri for her recently established business, Project Fitness North. Kim and her husband Bryan are the parents of three daughters, Emily, Bryanna, and Madelyn.

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Melissa Reinsel

E-mail: melissa@boostkc.com
Administrative Assistant

Biography: Melissa joined the BOOST team in October of 2012. She graduated from UMKC in December of 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies. She is excited about continuing her career with BOOST and using her degree to further her career here. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her boyfriend Jon and their 2 dogs.

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Jackie Seidelman

E-mail: Jackie@boostkc.com
Administrative Assistant

Biography: Jackie graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2011 where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology. Prior to college, she was a competitive gymnast for 6 years at Diamond gymnastics where she was the level 8 all-around champ for Region III. At Northwest, she was a part of the Bearcat cheerleading squad for 4 years. Jackie has really enjoyed working at Boost for the short time that she has been a part of their team. She plans on applying to graduate school next summer for Occupational Therapy.

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Becky Curnutt

E-mail: becky@boostkc.com
Certified Athletic Trainer

Biography: Becky was excited to join the Boost team in April 2012. Becky grew up in Belton, MO where she played 4 years of varsity soccer at Belton High School before graduating in 2007. From there, Becky went on to MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she played four more years of soccer as an outside defender for the Pioneers. Becky graduated from MNU with a Bachelor’s degrees in both athletic training and kinesiology, with minors in chemistry and psychology. Becky was a student athletic trainer for a variety of sports teams. Through Boost she was an athletic training intern for the Kansas City Command Arena Football Team in 2011. In her free time, Becky loves hanging out with her boyfriend, Ryan, and her dog Macie. She also enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, running, and rock climbing.

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Tiffany Carmack

E-mail: tiffany@boostkc.com
Administrative Assistant

Biography: Tiffany was born and raised in Independence, MO. She graduated from Fort Osage High School where she participated in track, wrestling, and football. She attended Metropolitan Community College. She recently married Eddie and now is the mother to Bailey and BreAnna Carmack. She enjoys zumba, running, fishing, boating and all water sports. They also have a yorkie named Diva. Tiffany is looking forward to coaching the girls in their sports in the upcoming years.

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Robert Kaleikau

E-mail: rob@boostkc.com
Sports Academy Director

Biography:Rob has over 35 years volleyball experience and specializes in Skills Training, Athlete & Team Performance, Coaching Strategies, Program Planning. Volleyball background: Founder/Owner of Rob Kaleikau Volleyball (RKV), current Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at MCC – Longview, 2-time NAIA All-American (Graceland Univ.), Athletic Scholarship Div. 1 (Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA). Certified thru USAV CAP 1, USAV Impact, American Sport Education Program. Player Evaluator for the National USA Volleyball High Performance program which is the “pipeline” for young volleyball athletes aspiring to reach USA Olympic competition. Alumnus of Graceland Univ. (B.A., Bus. Adm. & Psych.), Loyola Marymount Univ. (pre-Bus. Adm.), Univ. of Hawaii (Masters Degree, Urban & Regional Planning), Harvard Univ. (AMDP). 25 years in corporate world prior to pursuing volleyball full-time. Resides in Lee’s Summit, Mo. with wife Cynthia; two grown children, Jace and Taylor. Enjoys spending time with family and friends, piano/guitar playing, music listening, travel.

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