Our Awesome Team

Dr. Ellen Hector, PT, DPT, ITPT, COMT, CPPC

Dr. Ellen Hector, PT, DPT, ITPT, COMT, CPPC

Owner, Physical Therapist

Dr. Ellen was born and raised in the Detroit area, and graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine / Exercise Physiology / Athletic Training. She then attended the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008.

She holds specialties and additional certifications in Concussion Rehabilitation, Pre-/Post Natal Coaching, Manual Therapy,  Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Vestibular Therapy, Clinical Education, ASTYM, and Kinesiotaping.

Ellen has worked with multiple high school and collegiate level teams including soccer, hockey, wrestling, softball, volleyball and rugby. She also served our men and women in uniform during her time at Camp Pendleton with the United States Marine Corps.

She is married to a very attractive lumberjack, has 2 beautiful sons, owns a dog and knows 2 cats who occasionally grace her with their presence. She enjoys being outside in any weather and minimizing her footprint.

Dr. Cara Ahlgrim, PT, DPT, CSCS, Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Dr. Cara Ahlgrim, PT, DPT, CSCS, Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Physical Therapist

Cara grew up in Northern New York and studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern University, where she also played Division I field hockey.

She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Vermont. Her clinical interests include orthopedic and sports rehab, as well as injury prevention and manual therapy.

Cara is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and holds certifications in RockTape FMT Blades & Blades Advanced, and through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Her TPI certification allows her to better assist golfers by breaking down the golf swing into functional movements and developing personalized exercise plans to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength. 

In her spare time she enjoys visiting craft breweries, skiing, paddleboarding, golfing, and spending time with her family.

Jacob Haugen, BSc

Jacob Haugen, BSc

Coach, Kinesiology Specialist

 Jacob Haugen was born and raised right here in Kalamazoo, MI, where he attended Mattawan Schools. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Kinesiology, he went on to work as a private health coach, Parkinson’s researcher, and fitness program designer.

He holds several titles in competitive sports including state champion gymnast, second-degree black belt, and has placed first in several ballroom dancing and rock climbing competitions.

He is currently studying to attend graduate school for physical therapy. In his free time, he enjoys producing videos, tutoring local students, and programming web applications.

Laura Martin

Laura Martin

PRO Staff

Laura grew up in the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Indiana, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. She worked in the oil & gas industry, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. Her work brought her to Kalamazoo in 2001, when she hired in with Pharmacia, then Pfizer. After a fulfilling career in manufacturing and project management with Pfizer, she decided to “retire” and spend more time with her family.
She is active with volleyball, boating, paddle boarding, stained glass and photography.
Laura is married with two beautiful daughters and a dog. Her journey as a mother led her to MindsetPT, where she watched a long, sometimes frustrating, journey through injury end in joy for her family. After witnessing first-hand the power of Mindset to get to the root of the problem, she wanted to be part of the practice and support its mission.
Jeremy Brown, Onnit Academy Kettlebell Specialist

Jeremy Brown, Onnit Academy Kettlebell Specialist

Owner, COO

Jeremy was born and raised in Paw Paw and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in English and Communications.

In previous jobs he has served as a narrative director for a video game company, launched and led two departments for a multi-million dollar media company, and created validation documentation for Pfizer.

He is an Onnit Kettlebell Specialist and was previously a Level 1 CrossFit Coach. He has attended multiple courses with StrongFirst and MovNat, participated in a dozen adventure races, completed two Tough Mudders, and attended classes at Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Bill McConnell’s PAST Skills Wilderness School.

He is married to Dr. Ellen (see above for how lucky that makes him). Spending time outdoors with her, their two boys, and any critters who choose to join is the best part of any day.