Meet our Team

 
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Jenna Kokes, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist and Co-Owner

Jenna Kokes is a third generation resident of the Methow Valley who possesses the passion for the outdoors and community that comes with growing up in such a special place. She takes pleasure in assisting with youth sport and equestrians as she has been an active participant in these activities.  Jenna loves to spend her free time backpacking, cross country skiing, and training her horses.

Jenna received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana with the dream of eventually returning to the Methow Valley to practice. She is a board-certified orthopedic specialist whose clinical interests lie in the area of athletic injury prevention and ACL rehabilitation. Jenna has the skills and experience to get you back to your sport, work, and hobbies as quickly and effectively as possible.

 

Brett Kokes

Bookkeeper and Co-Owner

Brett Kokes is a devoted husband and father who followed Jenna’s dream of returning to the Methow Valley to practice. A graduate of Colorado State University, Brett is a retired fish biologist who enjoys hiking, fishing, farming, and biking. Growing up on a 6,000-acre farm in Colorado and graduating from a class of NINE, Brett thrives on small-town life. He found his soulmate in Jenna - and a business partner to boot! Working together, Jenna and Brett will carry on the tradition of running a family business that reflects their values of partnership and giving back to the community that they call home.

 
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Pete Dickinson, PT, MPT, SCS

Physical Therapist

Pete Dickinson is a board-certified specialist in sport with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Pete’s approach includes incorporating cutting-edge therapy techniques to help patients return to activity as quickly as possible. Pete’s distinguished career as a Physical Therapist has sent him around the globe working with the US Ski Team and pro cycling teams. An athlete, teacher, and coach in his own right, Pete develops and supervises strength training programs for the U.S. Forest Service, Methow Valley Nordic Team, and high school sport teams.

 
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tim newton, PT, mpt, atc

Physical Therapist 

After graduating as an ATC, Tim worked as an Athletic Trainer for the University of Portland for several years before leaving to travel extensively throughout Europe. Upon returning home, he established a private practice focused upon rehabilitation and sports medicine. During this time, Tim was fortunate enough to work with an Olympic champion and several national champion swimmers at the Puyallup Aquatic Club. Tim received a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2001 and then completed a two-year internship and independent study with Loren Rex, an Osteopath known in the greater Seattle area. He has also completed the Level III coursework with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Tim enjoys hiking, mountain biking, soccer, running, and skiing.                             

 
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Mitch Luce, PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Physical Therapist

Mitch Luce is a Washington native who loves the outdoors and being an active member of the Methow Valley. He landed in Winthrop after 4 years of filling in for clinics and hospitals across the Western US. Mitch has a passion for working in rural settings and takes pleasure in helping people get back to farming, ranching, gardening or the many other outdoor pursuits offered here in the Valley. Mitch is an active outdoorsman and loves hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, rafting, fishing, gardening and being outside in general.

Mitch received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver in 2013. He is a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He is happy to bring these skills to the beautiful Methow Valley and assist people to getting back to enjoying what the Valley has to offer.

Tedra Acheson, PTA, CLT

Physical Therapist Assistant

With a Bachelors of Science in Fitness and Sports Management, Tedra went on to receive her PTA degree through Whatcom Community College in 2009. Tedra is also a Certified Lymphedema Specialist and works with post-surgical patients to control swelling. When not busy treating patients, Tedra teaches tap and jazz dance, loves figure-skating and riding bicycles.

 
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rachel mozzetta 

Office Manager

Rachel hails from Colorado Springs, CO and earned her BS in Hospitality Management from CSU. After receiving her degree and working as an Activities Guide at Wyoming Dude Ranch, Rachel and her partner Patrick road-tripped around the Western US in search of climbing adventures. This trip ended in the Methow Valley, and like so many other visitors, their short visit evolved into permanent residency. 

Rachel's interests include climbing, hiking with her dog Mishka, skiing of all kinds, and game nights with good friends.

 

Kathy Merwin  

Front Desk Reception

Kathy opted to trade in two previous careers to follow her real passion: a life well-lived in the Methow Valley. After receiving her BA in Architecture and Urban Planning from Washington University in St. Louis, Kathy went on to practice architecture first in her home state of New Mexico and then in Seattle. She later decided to open up a catering business, which she ran successfully for 21 years in the Seattle area. Now a full time Valley resident, Kathy works as a freelance editor in addition to helping us out at the front desk. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Kathy enjoys horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing and rafting. She also loves spending time in her orchard, preparing and sharing meals with family and friends, and a lively ping-pong game.