Meet Our Therapy Team
Stephanie Yates LPT, ATC, LAT
Stephanie earned a B.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1997; additional education here led to certification and licensure in Athletic Training. In 1999, Stephanie graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center’s PT school and moved to Juneau to start her professional career. Stephanie’s treatment loves are functional movement systems, pain neuroscience, and various tissue mobilizations. She has special interests in Functional Medicine and Food and Nutrition for optimal health. Outside of the clinic she loves to spend her free time researching all things related to wellness and scrambling around the outdoors with her favorite red-headed four-legged creature, Piper!
Chris Chiles LPT, MSPT
Chris graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and has lived in Juneau since 1995. Chris loves Juneau and everything this beautiful place has to offer. He enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and skiing, but he hates it when he can’t do these things because of injury. “Whatever it is you want to get back to doing, it’s my goal to help you achieve that and for you to be able to keep yourself healthy going forward.”
Kelley Kluender LPT, DPT
Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from The University of Toledo and went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2014. She joined the JBJC Rehab team in June of 2017 as a transplant from West Virginia. She has grown to call Juneau her home with a love for exercise, hiking, and photography. She loves to tell jokes and share a laugh with everyone she meets. In 2017 Kelley became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and just recently received her certification in Selective Movement Functional Assessment (SMFA).
Shannon Zorsch LPT, DPT
Shannon graduated with her B.S. In Exercise Science in 2011 and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Buffalo in 2014. Originally from Upstate NY, she has worked as a travel Physical Therapist for the last 6 years. Travel therapy brought Shannon to Juneau in the Spring of 2019, for what she thought would be a 3 month rotation. She quickly fell in love with Juneau and has decided to make Juneau her new home! Shannon has recently been enjoying learning how to ski, going for “nature walks” and has recently become certified in Selective Movement Functional Assessment (SMFA).
Sara Stekoll LPT, DPT
Sara has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Music from UC Davis, she then attended PT school at the University of Washington, graduating in 2008. Sara is a full-time mom and local brewery co-owner, now part-time (sometimes) physical therapist. She joined the JBJC Rehab team in 2008 and worked full time until 2012, and has continued to be a part time (sometimes) PT since!
Devita Vaughan LPT, DPT
Devita earned her BS in General Science from Linfield College in 2009. She went on to receive her DPT at Pacific University in 2012. She, along with her husband Patrick, started their grand adventure and moved to Juneau in 2012. After their first child they took a three year hiatus from Juneau with a move back to Oregon. While she was away she became a certified lymphedema therapist in 2015 and had their second child. Their love for Juneau brought them back in 2018! Devita and her family spend as much time outside as they can. She enjoys paddle boarding, fishing, hiking and biking while outdoors and photography and painting in her free time!
Although a very part time physical therapist, Devita loves working with patients as they get back to the things that make them happy and keep them healthy!.
Jenna O’Fontanella LMT
Jenna is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Nutrition Health Coach, Plant Based Nutrition Educator and Jeweler. She received her LMT at East/West College in Portland, Oregon after receiving her B.A. at Lewis and Clark College. She worked with Dr. Bursell and Dr. Schwarting for 4 years before they merged into the formation of JBJC. She has worked at JBJC Rehab since we opened the doors in 2007.
Jenna’s main modality of practice is Orthobionomy (https://www.ortho-bionomy.org) and she is working diligently on her Practitionership which she hopes to complete by the end of this year. She focuses on Mind/Body Medicine and is committed to working closely with the Physical Therapists at JBJC to help patients reach their rehab goals. Jenna loves living in Juneau where she enjoys getting outside with her dog, hiking, running, gardening, cooking and making jewelry. You may see her jewelry on show from time to time at Annie Kails.
John Nagel LMT
John began his career as a Massage Therapist in August of 2000. He joined the JBJC Rehab team in January of 2010. John uses a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point, negative pressure, sports and polarity techniques as part of his Massage Therapy Treatments. Born in Fairbanks, but raised in Juneau, after some time away his love for Juneau brought him back in late 2009. John has extensive outdoor and athletic experience including swimming, running, triathlons, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. He enjoys coaching and helping athletes in swimming, cross country and track.
Jordan is the JBJC Rehab Aide. She is a life-long Juneauite and graduated with a BS in Health and Human Performance from the University of Montana in 2009. Jordan started with JBJC Rehab in 2009 and she rejoined the team again in January of 2019. She enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor activities we have access to from skiing and rock climbing to gardening (though not well) and berry picking. She and her husband Matt, share their lives and the couch with their adorable dog Zoey and are lucky enough to have their parents and extended family in town as well.
Elliot is the JBJC Rehab Scheduler. He joined the JBJC Staff in 2018 and has worked in the billing department and as the MRI Scheduler. He was born in Juneau, then spent a year living in Hoonah before moving back to Juneau permanently in 2000. Elliot graduated from JDHS in 2018, where he was an HS athlete playing varsity football, baseball and soccer. Elliot has a special interest in music: listening, playing, studying, and sometimes writing. He enjoys spending his free time playing softball, guitar, drums and watching a lot of baseball!