March is National Athletic Training Month
Megan Werner, LAT
Sports Medicine Coordinator
Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Growing up on a dairy farm near Houston, MN she developed a love for the outdoors and being physically active. In high school she participated in multiple sports, and ice hockey while at UW-La Crosse.
In her free time Megan enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, traveling, and being with friends and family. After graduating from UW-La Crosse, she was the athletic trainer at Oregon High School (Oregon, WI) for 3 years. Starting with APTSM in 2013, she was the athletic trainer at Hortonville High School for 4 years.
Her professional interests include strength and conditioning, nutrition, and working with athletes of all ages. She now serves APTSM in both the industrial setting and is the Sports Medicine Coordinator.
Kayla Schneider, LAT
Kayla is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She grew up in Colorado playing soccer, ice hockey, and riding horses. Kayla's professional interests include mobility, strength and nutrition as they relate to making "whole' athletes. Kayla spends her off time exercising, travelling, eating really good food, and playing with her two dogs. Kayla is the LAT for Appleton West High School and can be reached at the APTSM North location.
Cassy Timmers, LAT
Cassy graduated from the University of Evansville (IN), with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. While in college, Cassy studied abroad at Harlaxton College in England, with an emphasis on sports psychology.
An Appleton North alumni, and three sport athlete, Cassy has a passion for Lightning athletics. Cassy loves the day-to-day interaction with high school students and matches their energy and enthusiasm with her own. Whether helping student-athletes prevent injuries, returning them to play post injury, or just being an ear to listen, Cassy treasures contributing to their success.
When Cassy isn't working, she loves to travel. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, attending concerts and local festivals with family and friends. Cassy's competitive nature still runs strong with nightly Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune competitions.
Lucy Werley, LAT
Lucy graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She is a current member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.
Growing up in Kaukauna, Lucy enjoyed participating in volleyball, basketball, powerlifting, and softball. She competed in collegiate volleyball on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh women’s club volleyball team. Lucy’s love for competition on or off the court and her passion for Athletic Training are a perfect combination to fuel her desire to keep her athletes healthy and in the game.
When Lucy is not working in the clinic or at a sporting event she enjoys a playing volleyball, cheering for the Packers, cycling, running 5K's, dressing up for the July 4th Firecracker 5K with her family, listening to music and being with her friends and family.
AASD Strength & Conditioning Team
Mitch Johnson, BS
Mitch has personally trained over 50 collegiate level athletes. He also works with junior high through high school students one on one, or in a group class setting to improve their fitness level and sports performance. In addition, he offers personal training to anyone wishing to improve their lifestyle in a safe and effective way, tailored to their goals and their preferences. Combining his knowledge as a coach and personal trainer, he encourages clients to lead a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition guidance, then apply this knowledge directly to workouts and personal goals. Mitch is also a national certified football and baseball coach through the National Federation of High Schools. He is the Head football and Head strength coach at Appleton West High School. He also holds a bachelors of Science in Business Administration and minor in economics and marketing. Mitch has been involved with Athletics since a young age. He was a 3 sport athlete in high school; and he also played football and baseball in college. He enjoys watching sports, walking his dog, and working out.
Sally Egan, LAT, CSCS
Sally graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Strength & Conditioning. This was followed by two years as a graduate assistant Athletic Trainer at Eastern Michigan University. She spent the next eleven years working as a high school Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. In addition to being a NATA Licensed Athletic Trainer, she is also a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach and FMS certified.
Sally grew up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin and participated in several activities growing up including baseball, cross country, track and weightlifting. She believes that people of all ages and physical abilities can benefit from being physically active. She enjoys working with all ages, and has a special interest in injury prevention and nutrition.
In addition to her role as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Appleton West High School, Sally also provides services as an Industrial Rehabilitation Athletic Trainer for APTSM.
Kevin Bleck, CSCS, M.S.Ed.
Kevin graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science Teaching. His emphasis was coaching and adapted physical education. Kevin played football at UW-La Crosse and went on to earn his Masters in Education and Health Science. He has international experience managing challenge courses and team building as he traveled the world as a general manager for an adventure company. Kevin also has experience with multiple athlete training organizations.
An Appleton North alumni and three sport athlete, Kevin is invested in Lightning athletics having been a coach for multiple sports. He has a passion to help students learn how to maximize their potential in a safe way and is excited to work with all athletes at all levels.
When Kevin isn't working, he loves to spend time with his wife and 2 daughters having an adventure. He is strength and conditioning coordinator and health teacher at Appleton North.
Tommy Moriarty, BS
Kyle Hayes, BS
Kyle is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He spent thirteen years in the real estate business prior to becoming a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. Growing up in Kaukauna, Kyle enjoyed participating in a variety of sports and activities.
In his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and two young kids. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, camping, spending time at the beach, and being as active as possible. Kyle’s personal interests include any form of exercise, nutrition, golfing, basketball, standup paddle boarding, and snowboarding. He is also an avid Packer, Badger, and Brewer fan.
Kyle is currently an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at Appleton North High School.
Jake grew up in Waterford, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Physical Education at UW Oshkosh while playing both collegiate football and baseball. Jake believes in keeping athletes healthy, fast, and strong on the field and the court, and that begins and ends with the work done in the weight room. Jake’s motto is simple: “I make athletes better athletes.” Jake likes to spend his free time outdoors doing things like boating, hunting, camping, and attending local sporting events.
Andrew Wolf, BS, MA
Andrew is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology. This past year, Andrew also graduated from Concordia University – St. Paul with a Master of Arts in Sport Management. He is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Andrew’s professional interests stresses injury prevention, mobility, and movement over mass.
Growing up in Hortonville, Andrew was a three-sport athlete and played baseball, football, and basketball. Andrew also competed at the collegiate level on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee club baseball team. Andrew spends his time off by continuing to play baseball, exercising, fishing, and hunting. Andrew is a strength and conditioning coach at Appleton East High School.
Kate Dobberstein, LAT, CMT
Kate has been a member of the APTSM team as a Licensed Massage Therapist for many years.
In addition to that important role, she also serves as the outreach Licensed Athletic Trainer for St. Mary Catholic High School.