2013-2014 PTAH Club Leadership

Nicolas Castaneda- President castanen@onid.orst.edu


Nic is a senior from Gresham, Oregon. He is studying Exercise Sports
Science with career aspirations as a physical therapist. Nic
transferred to OSU last year after spending his first three years of
school at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham. Nic has volunteered
for IMPACT 4 Life, MS Walk, and hopes to join the M.S exercise clinic.
Nic also works for a non-profit organization that helps adults with
developmental disabilities achieve all of life’s successes. In his
spare time, he loves to cook, watch sports (especially NFL), brew
beer, and go hiking. Nic is passionate about the power of networking
and hopes to bring that trait to the club this year.

Jackie Browns- Vice President  browjack@onid.orst.edu

Jackie is a senior from Bandon, Oregon. She is studying EXSS with Physical Therapy as her planned career choice. She has volunteered for Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT), and has worked at Dixon Rec. in the Safety Department as well as for Professor Pavol in his Biomechanics Research Lab. Last year she broke her foot and it was during her recovery that she realized her genuine interest in Physical Therapy. For fun, Jackie likes to travel the streets of Corvallis on her 150cc scooter. She hopes to one day work at the Physical Therapist clinic in her home town.

Kelsey Downs- Vice President  downske@onid.orst.edu


Kelsey, a senior at Oregon State is from Canby, Oregon. She is studying Pre-Physical Therapy. This is her third year at Oregon States and plans on graduating this spring.  Her hobbies are riding horses, representing the 2014 Benton County Fair and Rodeo as the  Queen and hanging out with friends. The reason she is interested in studying physical therapy is because she job shadowed a physical therapist who was certified in hippotherapy. Hippo is Greek for horses. She could tie her love for horse and her passion to help people. She hopes to help make this year the best ever for the PTAH Club!

Paige Perilli - Officer of Operations paigeperilli@gmail.com


Hi I’m Paige, I’m an Eastern Oregon girl from Pendleton.  I love to lead an active life which led to my career goal of physical therapy.  Besides being a student I work for Supplemental Instruction, so if you need help with anatomy I’m your gal. I’m also  a member of the gymnastics club and tri-athalon club, volunteer at the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise clinic, volunteer at IMPACT for life, undergraduate researcher in the Movement Studies in Disability lab, and in my very limited free time I enjoy being thrown around (see picture).  If you ever want to be more active, go on an adventure, need help with anatomy, or have any club finance questions let me know! Oh, and I love my Beavs (:

Chelsey Sann - Community Service Coordinator sannc@onid.orst.edu


I am from Gresham, Oregon.
I am a senior.
My major is EXSS- Pre Physical Therapy.
I work at the OSU Beaver store.
I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
I coach little kids volleyball at Corvallis Parks and Rec.

Skyler Schroder - Public Relation/Club Recruitment/Retention schroesk@onid.orst.edu

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I’m from Roseburg, OR. I’m an Exercise and Sports Science major with a Pre-PT option. For the last two years, I volunteered at the M.S. clinic and IMPACT For Life. My favorite things to do are riding bikes, longboarding, hiking, camping, playing sports, and being around friends and family. My all-time favorite place to be is anywhere along a river or on a medium to large body of water.

Kesie Jordan - Wheel – A – Thon Chair jordanke@onid.orst.edu

Sarah  MacMillan- Wheel – A - Thon Chair macmills@onid.orst.edu


Sarah is a senior from Trabuco Canyon, CA.  She is studying Exercise and Sports Science with an option in Pre-Therapy and Allied Health and wants to be a physical therapist one day.  This is her second year with the club.  Last year she volunteered for the MS Walk and really enjoyed it.  She loves sports and if she had to pick a favorite is would be gymnastics.  Sarah also really likes going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and just being active.

Katie Soares-Blog/Wheel-A-Thon Chair  soaresk@onid.orst.edu


Katie is a senior from Grants Pass, Oregon. She spent her first two years of college at Rogue Community College and last year was her first  year here at OSU. She is majoring in Applied Exercise Sports Science, with hopes of entering the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Mount Hood Community College in Fall of 2015. She has volunteered for Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT), coached basketball at Corvallis Parks and Recreation, is on student leadership with Campus Crusades for Christ, and works at the Memorial Union Information Desk. In her free time she likes to read, hunt with her family, and run. She has really loved Oregon State and will be sad to leave next year!