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Emerging & Early Professionals Committee 

 

 

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CO-CHAIR

Shannon Courtney

shannon.courtney@unco.edu

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CO-CHAIR

Hannah Duszynski

hmduszynski@gmail.com

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CO-PRESIDENT
(EMERGING)

Blake Poledna

Blake Poledna is currently a 2nd year student in the University of New Mexico‘s (UNM) Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Blake graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Health Promotion and Mathematics/Sciences. During his undergraduate schooling he also worked for Premier Bone and Joint Centers as a PT Tech and then Lead Tech and DME Management/Requisitions. Blake was also Co-Head Coach of Laramie Swim Club from 2013-2022. During his first year at UNM he served as the RMATA Student Senate President and is looking forward to this year as an EEP Co-President. After graduation, Blake is planning to work as an athletic trainer in the physician practice setting.

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CO-PRESIDENT
(EARLY)

Monica Ortiz

Monica currently the head athletic trainer at Amphitheater High School in Tucson Arizona. She graduated with her Master of Athletic Training degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center and with her bachelors of science in physiology from the University of Arizona.

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VICE-PRESIDENT
(EMERGING)

Dylan Zolezzi

Dylan Zolezzi is a first year MSAT Student at the newly formed MSAT program at New Mexico State University. He got his undergrad from NMSU in Kinesiology Exercise Science. He is an Ex collegiate Football player and one of his main purposes in AT is to keep athletes on the field longer than he was! He has worked HS football and is currently working with NMSU baseball. He plans on moving into Texas in the HS/Pro setting once he becomes a certified

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NEW MEXICO STATE REP
(EARLY)

Emma Stratmoen

Emma is in her second season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Lobos having joined in August 2022, and works primarily with the volleyball program. She is a residency-trained athletic trainer having completed the athletic training primary care residency through New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute in 2021-2022, where she provided care to multiple secondary schools in Southern New Hampshire.  In December of 2023 she volunteered with Maccabi USA for the Maccabi Pan American games in Buenos Aries, Argentina. This continued the work she began with Maccabi USA in July of 2022, an athletic trainer at the 21st Maccabiah Games in Israel. She is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds her Functional Movement Screen Level 1 and basic integrative dry needling certification. She also has completed her American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification, has served the athletic training profession at the state level and is an active member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Foundation Educational Resource Committee. Stratmoen graduated from a joint-degree program at Baylor University with her bachelor’s degree in health science studies with a minor in business administration and her master’s in athletic training in May 2021. While at Baylor, Stratmoen was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and established herself as a reputable fitness professional within the Orangetheory Fitness network. She continues to seek out ways to get involved in her community and enjoys helping others reach potential they didn’t know they had.

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NEW MEXICO STATE REP
(EARLY)

Misa Tran

Misa is a 2022 graduate of New Mexico State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with a minor in Exercise Science. During her undergraduate clinical rotations, Misa fell in love with the secondary school setting and now works at a high school in southern New Mexico. She previously worked as a PT tech and was a part of athletic training in high school, both which led her to the NMSU ATP. As someone who was inspired by her high school athletic trainers to pursue this career, she works to provide the same inspiration for her athletes and student athletic training aides now.

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EARLY

Brittany Bilek - Scribe

Education: Undergraduate degree from Chapman University with a major in Health Science and minor in Integrated Educational Studies in 2019. Master's degree from California State University, Fullerton in Athletic Training in 2023. I have had experience in the high school, community college, and collegiate settings as a student and certified Athletic Trainer. I currently work at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.

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ARIZONA STATE REP
(EARLY)

Sean Stoeppel

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COLORADO STATE REP
(EARLY)

Codi Jarmond

Codi Jarmond is currently the Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Northern Colorado servicing the Women's Basketball and Cheer teams. Codi graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors in Athletic Training and then went on to graduate from Eastern Washington University with a Masters in Physical Education. During that time she served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Football and Women's Tennis teams. Before returning to the collegiate setting Codi was the Head Athletic Trainer at Prospect Ridge Academy.

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COLORADO STATE REP
(EMERGING)

Hannah Grace West

HannahGrace (or HG as her colleagues call her) is a first-year graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in their Athletic Training program. She received her undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science at UNC as well. During her undergraduate degree, HannahGrace worked alongside a high school athletic trainer and in the local Banner Orthopedic office. She now sits on the board for the Colorado Athletic Trainer's Association (CATA) as a Student Representative for the state.

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NEW MEXICO STATE REP
(EMERGING)

Elliot Wunsch

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ARIZONA STATE REP
(EMERGING)

Jonathan Semillo

 

Jonathan Semillo is a 1st-year student at Northern Arizona University in the Masters of Science in Athletic Training program. Jonathan graduated in 2023 from California State University, Monterey Bay with a Bachelor in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and a Minor in Business Administration. While an undergrad he completed observation hours under the CSUMB Athletics Department and Balance PT in Salinas, he also volunteered his time to the Kinesiology Department programming campus events for students. Jonathan's favorite sport to watch is College Basketball and after completing his Masters he hopes to become an Athletic Trainer in the collegiate setting with the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.

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INTERIM WYOMING STATE REP

Blake Polenda

 

 

Blake Poledna is currently a 2nd year student in the University of New Mexico‘s (UNM) Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Blake graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Health Promotion and Mathematics/Sciences. During his undergraduate schooling he also worked for Premier Bone and Joint Centers as a PT Tech and then Lead Tech and DME Management/Requisitions. Blake was also Co-Head Coach of Laramie Swim Club from 2013-2022. During his first year at UNM he served as the RMATA Student Senate President and is looking forward to this year as an EEP Co-President. After graduation, Blake is planning to work as an athletic trainer in the physician practice setting.

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UTAH STATE REP
(EMERGING)

Marcus Richardson

 

 

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