Our Awesome Team
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. Josh Fisher, PT, DPT, CVR, CMT
Dr. Josh is a proud 2004 graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he received his Master degree in Physical Therapy.
He has practiced in the Kalamazoo area since 2004 doing primarily outpatient physical therapy.
In 2006, he was credentialled in vestibular rehabilitation through Susan Herdman at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He obtained his manual therapy certification from the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2007. Furthering his education, he returned to school while still practicing and obtained his transitional Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2012.
Dr. Josh is known to take on the most challenging cases and providing the utmost care. He specializes in temporomandibular dysfunction, lower limb loss (amputees), vestibular and balance disorders, and prides himself on his manual therapy skills for orthopedic and spine conditions. He enjoys educating patients as well as taking on physical therapy students as a credentialled clinical instructor.
Josh is the proud father of 3 children and lucky to have a very supportive wife. When not working you can find him in the outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and spending time with family (including his 4-legged man’s best friend).
Josh’s motto is to help empower others with knowledge to get themselves better so they can meet their full functional potential.
If you see Josh in the clinic, he will make you feel at home and welcome you with a warm smile!
Jacob Haugen, BSc, CSCS
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.
Mary-Katherine Thompson Miller, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Power, WERQ Dance Fitness, Barre Prime, SCW Group Ex
Mary-Katherine is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but now considers herself to be a pure Michigander! Mary-Katherine attended Kalamazoo College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English and Education and fell in love with the city of Kalamazoo. She went on to attain a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut and spent a decade teaching middle and high school students.
After having her daughter, Mary-Katherine headed back to a new type of classroom: the gym studio! Certified in a variety of group fitness formats, Mary-Katherine loves to help all people move and access the enjoyment and fulfillment of purposeful exercise. While the type of classroom might have changed, Mary-Katherine’s focus continues to be on empowering others through education.
Mary-Katherine is married to her Kalamazoo College crush, Andy. They have one daughter, Grace, who is 5 and will be headed to kindergarten in the fall of 2021. In her free time, Mary-Katherine likes to travel, hike, read books, and go to thrift stores with her mom.
Cassidi Wenke, ACE
Cassidi was born and raised a Kalamazoo local and graduated from Western Michigan University with an Exercise Science degree. She has been involved with the world of exercise since elementary school when she started playing volleyball year-round.
When she hit high school, she decided to get into lifting and fell in love with it. She has been a personal trainer since 2017 and loves helping people learn to be confident in and proud of themselves. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Behavior Change Specialist.
Cassidi married her high school sweetheart in July of 2020. In her free time, she likes to be outside enjoying the sunshine, traveling to see new places and finding new projects to accomplish around the house she and her husband purchased in early 2020.
Her favorite thing about fitness is that every time you step into the gym to work on yourself, even if you feel like it wasn’t your best day, you take a step in the right direction.
Jeremy Brown, Onnit Academy Kettlebell Specialist
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.