Athletic Training Residency, Class of 2020-2021

Cynthia Wright

Cynthia is originally from the small town of Enumclaw, Washington.  She received her BA in Athletic Training from Whitworth University, went on for a masters degree at Texas State University, and finished her PhD in Rehabilitation and Movement Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Clinically, Cynthia has worked as an athletic trainer in collegiate and high school settings, with the majority of her time spent working with softball, football and soccer athletes.  She prefers treating acute injuries to chronic ones!  For the past 8 years, Cynthia has served as the Athletic Training Program Director and an associate professor of health sciences at Whitworth University, where her main area of research is the treatment of chronic ankle instability.  She is undertaking the Steadman residency program during her sabbatical year as a way to return to her clinical roots, acquire new skills, and explore a beautiful area of the country.  Outside of work, you are likely to find Cynthia rock climbing, reading, or doing yoga. She’s excited to engage with the residency and explore Colorado’s outdoor activities.


Jennifer Payne

Jennifer was born and raised in Nelson County, Virginia. She attended James Madison University, where she completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Jennifer went on to obtain her Master’s of Science in Athletic Training at Shenandoah University. While completing her Master’s degree, she had clinical rotations at Strasburg High School, Shenandoah University, Bishop McNamara High School, and Georgetown University. Jennifer completed her graduate research work on the clinical outcomes following two different modes of cryotherapy in healthy ankles. She took a postion at Virginia Military Institute in 2016 as the athletic trainer for the Men’s Soccer and Baseball teams. Following that position, Jennifer has spent the last three years working at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She worked with the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Baseball teams. In her free time, Jennifer loves hiking with her dog Bella, being on the water, and going to concerts and sporting events. She looks forward to learning from the remarkable physicians at The Steadman Clinic and exploring all the activities that Colorado has to offer!


Jennifer Schuck

Jen was born and raised in Putnam Valley, New York. She received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University in 2018. During her time at Quinnipiac, Jen most notably completed her clinical experiences with the women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse programs at Quinnipiac University, women’s rowing and women’s gymnastics programs at Yale, and the football program at the University of Wyoming. After graduation, Jen continued on to the University of West Florida to receive a Master of Science in Physical Education and Human Performance in 2020. While at West Florida, Jen served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the men’s basketball, men’s soccer, and baseball programs. She completed her graduate project focusing on the role of the coach in properly managing the psychosocial impact of injury on athletes participating in sports. After two years spent by the beach, Jen is excited to be able to enjoy outdoor life in the mountains out West, and to continue to expand her knowledge under the guidance of the prestigious staff at the Steadman Clinic!


Kate Suelter

Kate is originally from Omaha, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. While there she worked with a variety of sports teams including Women's Gymnastics, Women's Basketball, Football, and Wrestling. She also had clinical rotations at a local high school in Lincoln, NE as well as Concordia University, a smaller NAIA school. At Concordia University she worked with the Men's & Women's Soccer, Track & Field, and Softball teams. After obtaining her Bachelors degree, Kate accepted a Graduate Assistant Athletic Training position at West Virginia University. There, she obtained her Master's degree in Athletic Training while working with the Mountaineer Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving team as well as the Cross Country/Track & Field team. She also served as a preceptor to undergraduate Athletic Training students. In her free time, Kate enjoys running, cooking, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors. She's excited to live in Vail and can't wait to learn how to ski and snowboard.


Meagan Hanley

Meagan, originally from North Reading, MA, graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. While at Sacred Heart, she had the opportunity to work with a variety of team sports including basketball, football, rowing, and teams at Staples High School. Meagan continued her education at the University of New Mexico where she received a Master's in Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Administration. During her time at UNM, Meagan served as the graduate assistant for the UNM Athletic Training Education Program. For the past ten years, Meagan has also been working as a ski instructor teaching children the love of snow sports. In her free time, Meagan enjoys skiing, hiking, and cooking. She is looking forward to exploring Vail and working with world-renowned medical professionals.



Taylor Wade

Originally from Santa Claus, Indiana, Taylor attended Indiana State University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training as well as a minor in Massage Therapy. While at Indiana State he obtained his Graston IASTM M1 Certification. His passion for learning continued at West Virginia University. While there, he worked at Waynesburg Central High School providing athletic training services for all of the sporting teams and associated events. After completing his Masters in 2016, he continued onto Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Resort working in the Musculoskeletal Department. There, he performed clinical orthopedic care and conducted evaluations, assessments, as well as subsequent treatment and rehabilitation plans. Outside of his primary duties, he was able to collaborate with a host of health care professionals gaining a wide perspective of health and wellness. Professionally, Taylor has a strong interest in regenerative therapies in orthopedics, biomechanics, as well as the integrative care model. Personally, some of Taylor’s hobbies include traveling out west, hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, and baking. He is very excited to be part of the team at the Steadman Clinic and looks forward to the coming year!


Will Heim

Originally from Fairfield, CT, Will ventured to Massachusetts where he received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Lasell University. While at Lasell, Will rotated among various clinical sites in High School, Division III, Division II, and Division I athletics. Upon graduating from Lasell, Will worked for three years at the University of Richmond as an Intern Athletic Trainer. During his time at Richmond, Will worked with various teams including football, baseball, soccer, swimming and dive, and lacrosse. Will furthered his education at Oklahoma State University where he received a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance, with an Exercises Science Focus. While at Oklahoma State, he worked as a graduate assistant athletic for tennis and other varsity teams. Most recently, Will served as the Athletic Trainer for the Amarillo Bulls Hockey Club of the North American Hockey League. Will is looking forward to working and learning under the esteemed physicians at The Steadman Clinic. In his free time Will enjoys being outdoors and spending time hiking, cycling, and hanging with friends. Will is excited to experience life in Vail and get back into skiing.

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