Allison grew up in Ewen, MI, a small town in the Upper Peninsula. After graduating with a B.S. degree in Biology, she attended Grand Valley State University where she earned her M.S. in Physical Therapy. Allison has received specialized training in treating back and neck patients, as well as in manual therapy.
Andrea was born in Redwood Falls, MN and raised in Bemidji, MN. Andrea received her Masters in PT at the University of ND. Andrea’s specialties and areas of interest include Lymphedema, pelvic and abdominal pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, vertigo and balance problems.
Jamie Drevlow is originally from Gwinner, North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2017.
Mandy was born and Raised in Bagley, MN. In 2007, she graduated from the University of North Dakota with her B.S. in Psychology and a Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy. Mandy enjoys working in a small town/rural community where she can treat individuals with a variety of ages and conditions.
Born and raised in Bemidji, Ben graduated from Bemidji High School. After high school, he attended South Dakota State University where he earned his B.S. degree in Exercise Science and experience as personal trainer and fitness instructor. Ben then earned his Doctor of PT degree from the University of North Dakota in 2017.
Erin Norenberg is a Hibbing native and has over 12 years of PT experience. She moved back to Hibbing after receiving her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the College of Saint Scholastica. Erin has received specialized training in pediatrics and most recently received training for custom wheelchair seating in Denver, CO.
Trevor was born and raised in Alsen, ND where he grew up on his family farm. He always loved sports which lead to first hand experience with physical therapy following injuries. Trevor obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2019.
Cody was born and raised in Barnesville Minnesota. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo majoring in exercise science and psychology. He went on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mary in Bismarck North Dakota in 2018.
Nicole Stehly was born and raised in Rapid City, SD. Nicole earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. During her schooling Nicole worked extensively with the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery group at the local YMCA and is now LSVT BIG Certified.
Paula was born and raised in central Minnesota on a small family farm. She graduated from Bemidji State University in 2002, with a B.S. and 2005 from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate of PT. She worked for five years at MeritCare PT before joining Choice Therapy.
Cheri was born in rural North Dakota and grew up on a farm. She attended the University of North Dakota where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1986 and 17 years later went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005.
Nancy has a passion for being a “detective” of sorts in her approach to helping clients in their pursuit of improving their health and well being. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy evaluation and treatment with various applications to improve mobility, motor control and symptoms.
Chantel was born and raised in the small town of Golden Valley, North Dakota. She pursued a Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of North Dakota graduating in 2000. Chantel enjoys working in the geriatric / Long Term Care setting with various ages and health conditions.
Kori grew up in Eveleth, MN and after high school, went to college at Minnesota State University Moorhead to earn a Bachelor’s in Photography. After living and working in various parts of the country over the next few years, she went back to school at the UND. She received her Master’s degree in OT and found her way to Bemidji.
Born in Fargo ND and raised in small town Casselton ND, Joe attended UND, graduating in 1994. Joe married his wife Naomi in 1995 and have three children, Grant, Kolbie, Gavin. Joe is a very avid hunter and fishermen and enjoys all sports and outdoor activities.
Naomi has been a therapist since 1995, graduating from UND. She became interested in the field following an accident of a friend that resulted in a severe traumatic brain injury. She enjoys working with all populations but recently her greatest passion is pediatrics.
Speech Language Pathologists
Emily Brownell was born and raised on the Iron Range. Emily graduated from Hibbing High School. She then went on to Minnesota-State University, Mankato where she majored in Communication Disorders, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree. Emily then completed the ATCC Speech-Language Pathology Certificate Program in May 2018.
Erin grew up near Mahnomen, MN and currently lives in Osage, MN. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arizona in 1998. Erin joined Choice Therapy in 2013 as a pediatric and school-age speech-language pathologist.
Hailey is a Cook, MN native. She returned to the northland after graduating with her Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Her professional interests include language development, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Physical Therapist Assistants
Kevin was born and raised in central North Dakota. After High School he attended the N.D school of Science for Architectural Drafting. Later in life he decided in a career change and enrolled at St Catherines in Minneapolis to study Physical Therapy. Kevin graduated with a AAS degree as a PTA.
Carlie loves being outdoors as much as possible, she loves biking, walking, cross country skiing, being on the lake and spending time with friends and family. She has a Physical Therapist Assistant degree and a strong interest in working with Pediatric patients.
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Leah was born and raised in Bagley, MN. She pursued her COTA degree at Northland Community and Technical College of East Grand Forks, MN. She enjoys working in the Long term care facilities working with the more acute rehab patients and the Geriatric population.
Jessica was born and raised in McIntosh, MN. She completed her AAS Degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting at Northwest Technical College in East Grand Forks MN. She has 23 years experience in various settings with my passion being pediatrics and mental health.
Karen was born and raised in Bemidji on a small family farm. She received her AA degree in Anoka. She has spent most of her career working with children in the Bemidji public schools. Karen recently retired from the school district to work for Choice Therapy.
Chelsea was born in Stillwater, MN. She pursued her B.S. in Kinesiology at UW-Eau Claire, playing four years of collegiate soccer. She then furthered her education at St. Catherine’s University in Minneapolis MN, where she completed the Certified OTA program.
Speech Therapist Assistants
Support Staff: Billing/Finance
Support Staff: Community Relations
Denise was born in a small town in Northern Minnesota, and moved to Bemidji in March of 2019. Previously worked for Nelson Ink Promotional Products for the past 15 years. Denise stays busy coaching elementary basketball during the winter months.
Support Staff: Culture Relations
Mya was born and raised in Bemidji. She graduated from Northwest Technical College in 1989. Mya has worked in sales and customer service for over 25 years with 10 years of management experience. She promotes and supports the values and culture throughout all facilities within the company.
Support Staff: Front Office
Andi grew up in Zim Minnesota. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and hanging out at the lake. Andi enjoys the quiet life of the country, she is a lover of animals and the environment and won’t let anyone get away with not recycling!
Paula was born and raised in Kelliher MN. She graduated from Northwest Technical College in 1984. She has worked in the customer service and office field for the past 36 years and really enjoys being able to help patients and co-workers. She has two children and 5 grandchildren.
Support Staff: Human Resources
Candace was born in Slidell, LA and raised in Thief River Falls, MN. She graduated from Bemidji State University with a major in Business Management. She has over 15 years of experience in management and more than 25 years of experience in customer service.