Sports Medicine Staff
Learn more about each member of the staff by clicking HERE

Jon Mitchell, MS, ATC, LAT

Director of Athletic Training Services
Men's Basketball
mitchelljt2@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Maggie Berkowitz, MC, ATC, LAT

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Women's Soccer, Track & Field
berkowitzm@appstate.edu
828-262-7478

Nathan Peck, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Head Football Athletic Trainer
Football
Email: pecknf@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Christina Biddle, MS, ATC, LAT

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Baseball
biddlece@appstate.edu

828-262-8555

Claire Davis, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Men's and Women's Basketball
daviscl@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Taylor Young, MS, ATC, LAT

Assistant Football Athletic Trainer
Football, Men's and Women's Golf
youngdt1@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Jimmy Strickland, MS, ATC, LAT

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Wrestling, Cheerleading
stricklandjw@appstate.edu
828-262-3018

Ben Shabb, MS, ATL, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Men's Soccer
shabbb@appstate.edu
828-262-2528

Heather Vallan, ATC, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
vallanhm@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Elisa Tanksley, MS, ATL, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Field Hockey, Assistant Track & Field
tanksleyec@appstate.edu
828-262-2528

April Ormand, ATL, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Volleyball
ormandva@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Natalie Samer, ATC, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Softball
samernm@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Andrew Downing, MS, ATC, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Football
downingat@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Dr. Evan Ekman, MD

Medical Director
Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
828-386-2663
www.apprhs.org 

Dr. Bill DeVault, MD

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
828-386-2663
www.apprhs.org

 Jillian Barney, PA-C

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
828-386-2663
www.apprhs.org

Dr. Lauren Fontaine, DC

Appalachian Family Chiropractic
828-355-9052
www.appfamilychiro.com