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

Jon Mitchell

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

Eric Bengtson, MA, LAT, ATC, PES, CPT

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

Nathan Peck, BOC, LAT, CSCS, Graston

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

Christina Biddle, LAT, BOC

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

Dillon Smith, BOC, LAT, CKTP, SASTM

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

Jimmy Strickland, MS, LAT, ATC

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

Jason Freeman, LAT, BOC

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

Wyatt Little, BOC, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
828-262-6265

Kaitlyn Ogden, LAT, ATC

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

Lacey Mainer, BOC, LAT

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

Heather White, LAT, BOC

Intern Athletic Trainer
Softball
whitehm2@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Tori Winslow, BOC, LAT

Intern Athletic Trainer
Football
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

Elyse Adams, 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