Meet The Team

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– Our Physical Therapy Team –

Stephanie Ross, DPT
Stephanie Ross, DPT is Kids First Therapy's founder and owner. Stephanie graduated with high honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2002. Stephanie is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, an Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist, and has completed Level I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles.
Krystle Beam, PTA
Krystle Beam, PTA graduated from Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute with an Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2011. Krystle has completed Level I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles.
Jessy  Bowers, DPT
Jessy Bowers, DPT attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Science, Austin, TX and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. She received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2015.
Robin Bowers, DPT
Robin Bowers, DPT attended Drexel University and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010. She received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2005, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Galveston in 1991. Robin is a certified CranioSacral Therapy practitioner and is NDT Certified.
Christi Bristol, PTA
Christi Bristol, PTA attended Ambassador College and received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in 1997. Christi has been a swim instructor for children and adults with disabilities since 2001.
Kim  Healy, PTA
Kim Healy, PTA attended South College in Asheville, NC where she received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2015.
Glen E. Neal, MPT, DSc, PCS
Glen E Neal, MPT, DSc, PCS attended Appalachian State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology in 1998. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2000 where he received a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. He graduated with a Doctor of Rehabilitation Sciences degree Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in 2017. Glen is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Kayleigh Parsons, PTA
Kayleigh Parsons, PTA attended South College in Asheville, NC where she received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2016.
Daniel S. Perkins, DPT, PCS
Daniel S. Perkins, DPT attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. He received a Master of Science in Physical Science from Duke University in 1977, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 1975. Dan is a Certified Autism Specialist, an APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinic Instructor, a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, NDT Certified, and an Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist.
Brittany Peterson, PTA
Brittany Peterson, PTA attended South College in Asheville, NC where she received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2017.

– Our Occupational Therapy Team –

Jenny Auldredge, MS, OTR/L
Jenny attended Winston-State University where she received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2012.
Katie Pazur, MS, OTR/L
Katie attended Lenoir-Rhyne University where she received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017. She received a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.
MaryAnn Riley, COTA/L
MaryAnn attended South College where she received an Associate in Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in 2017.
Dina L. Stainbrook, COTA/L
Dina attended Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute where she received an Associate in Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in 1999. She also attended Kaplan University Online where she received a Bachelor of Health and Wellness in 2012 and a Master of Public Health in 2015.
Kelby VanBuskirk, COTA/L
Kelby attended South College where she received an Associate in Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in 2017.
Sarah Wall, MS OTR/L
Sarah attended Lenoir-Rhyne College where she received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in 2005.

– Our Speech Language Pathology Team –

Lynn Bynum, MA, CCC-SLP
Lynn Bynum, MA, CCC-SLP graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1994. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Carolina University in 1988.
Rachel Cross, MS, CCC-SLP
Rachel Cross, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011.
Brittany  Wiseman, MS, CCC-SLP
Brittany Wiseman, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master of Speech-Language Pathology in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Carolina University in 2011.

– Our Administration Team –

Regena Hamrick
Office Manager
Regena Hamrick is our Office Manager. She has more than 10 years experience with the Burke County Public School System working with children with special needs. She has been an Office Manager in a Pediatric Clinic setting for more than 5 years. Gena performs the primary and secondary billing for the clinic as well as overseeing the day to day duties of the front office.
Bobbie  Walker
Office Assistant
Bobbie graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in General Education from Catawba Valley Community College in 2010. Bobbie has spent 10 years working in the Medical Office field.
William Ross
William is Kids First Therapy's Boss Baby.


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