When they aren’t helping with patients at the Neuropathic Therapy Center with their chronic pain, you can find some of our staff out seeking adventures while hiking in national parks, rocking the saxophone, and heating up the grill with good BBQ and family. Yes, you read that right, the staff at Loma Linda University Health’s Neuropathic Therapy Center has some fun hobbies when they’re away from the clinic. For National Neuropathy Awareness week, meet our staff and learn about what they love to do in their spare time. Check the photo gallery below.
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- Ariana Martinez: I am a Patient Navigator for the LLU Neuropathic Therapy Center. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my daughters, spending time with family, and going to sporting events.
- Jay Alido: I am a Physical Therapist Assistant at LLU Neuropathic Therapy Center. I enjoy golfing, fishing, and other outdoorsman activities.
- Jordan Lozano: I am a Patient Navigator for Loma Linda Neuropathic Therapy Center and I enjoy going camping, fishing, and being out in the wilderness with my husband.
- Karla Pieters: I am the Business Office Manager for LLU Neuropathic Therapy Center. In my free time, I especially enjoy family and friends’ gatherings, which includes my cats, having BBQ’s, going to the river, the beach and traveling.
- Kevin Carrington: Administrator Director for the NTC. When I am not at the office I enjoy binge watching Marvel movies, taking my kids out for fun adventures, and feeding the thrill-seeker inside.
- Mark Bussell: I am both a physical therapist and the clinical director of the Neuropathic Therapy Center, as well as, the pioneer of the INF™ treatment. In my spare time I enjoy my family, my church, the saxophone and sports.
- Paul Samosky: I am a Physical Therapist Assistant at LLU Neuropathic Therapy Center. I love spending time with my family doing all sorts of activities.
- Ron Coleman: I am a Physical Therapist for LLU Neuropathic Therapy Center. Growing up in rural Washington State I spent much of my time outside. Whether it was attempting to ride horses, fishing in the creek or doing chores, my parents encouraged me to explore outside. Because of this, I think that is where I feel most at home. I wouldn’t say I’m adventurous; however, I firmly believe you must stay active while you can. This last winter brought some of the greatest snow our region has seen in years. I was fortunate to share this with my family. For us, the outdoor life just makes more sense. It is easy to feel God’s presence while in Nature. There is a simplicity that echoes through the rock canyons of Zion National Park, a calm beneath the waters of the Big Island and the peacefulness of falling snow within the powder-covered slopes of our California Mountains. For me it is the outdoors that keeps me centered and focused toward our purpose in life.
- Trisha Gorny: I enjoy pop culture and good movies! But ultimately, I love to spend time with my husband.