Meet our Team

 
 
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Jenna Kokes, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist & Co-Owner

Jenna Kokes is a third generation resident of the Methow Valley who posses the passion for the outdoors and community that comes with growing up in such a special place.  She has a passion for assisting with youth sport and equestrians as she has been an active participant in these activities.  Jenna also 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

Co-owner and bookkeeper of Winthrop Physical Therapy and Winthrop Fitness, 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. Coming from a Colorado town with a graduating class of NINE, Brett thrives on small town life. Having grown up on a 6,000 acre farm, he found his soul mate 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.

 

Pete Dickinson, MS, PT, 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 and Methow Valley Nordic Team, and high school sport teams.

 

tim newton, 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.

 

Tedra Acheson, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
With a Bachelors of Science in Fitness and Sports Management, Tedra went on to receive her degree from PTA school through Whatcom Community College in June of 2009. Tedra is 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.

 

Jill Duncan, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
Jill is one multi-talented lady!  Growing up in the Northwest, she developed a love for the outdoors and channeled her high energy level into dance and gymnastics. She attended Spokane Community College on a gymnastics scholarship before transferring to the University of Washington where she earned a degree in Kinesiology while rowing for the UW Women's Crew. Later, Jill participated in TKD with her son and daughter, earning her black belt in 2000.  She coached rowing for Lakeside High School in Seattle and coached and rowed with Martha's Moms Master Crew until returning to school to obtain her PTA license.  Jill worked for Edmonds Orthopedic Therapy for several years before we were lucky enough to welcome her to WPT in 2012.  

Jill discovered the Methow Valley while attending a Sports Medicine Conference held at Sun Mountain Lodge in 1994. She enjoys working with all types of patients and her most recent continued education focus was vestibular rehabilitation.  She enjoys hiking, cycling, X-country skiing, line dancing, the arts and all that living in the Methow Valley has to offer.

 
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Erin Clark 

Front Desk and Fitness Center Manager
Erin is a graduate of Washington State University and has her Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management. She has worked in the hospitality industry here in the Methow Valley at both Sun Mountain Lodge and Twisp River Suites, to rave reviews. Hailing originally from Bellingham, Washington, Erin moved to the Methow Valley in 2009 with the intention of spending one season. Like many of those who call the Methow home, Erin never left. She has decided to put her hospitality skills to work in a new environment that matches her love of an active, outdoor lifestyle.

Erin’s interests include hiking, backpacking, riding her horse Spud, gardening, cooking for friends and working on her fishing skills. 

 

Kathy Merwin  

Front Desk Reception
Kathy opted to trade in not one, but TWO corporate dream jobs 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 and manages to find time to help 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 the occasional ping pong game with her husband, Steve. Kathy has instilled her passion for an active lifestyle in her four children, too. Two of her sons are Personal Trainers, one is in school training to become a Physical Therapist, and her daughter is a Yoga instructor. Lucky for us, we’re pretty sure Kathy is in the Methow for the long run!