OUR TEAM

 

Jim Keller

ATC – Owner

Jim opened Next Level Sports Performance doors in 2004, following a 10-year career as the assistant athletic trainer for the National Football League’s (NFL’s) Denver Broncos
. This was an experience that gave him unique insight into elite-level training and rehabilitation techniques that he now shares with clients through his personalized approach. Overall, Jim is backed by more than 20 years of experience in working with injured and non-injured professional and collegiate athletes. A Colorado native, he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Fort Lewis College and his master’s degree in kinesiology from University of Northern Colorado. Today, Jim is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Colorado Athletic Trainers Association and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainer’s Society and speaks frequently at both local and national industry symposiums.

Phone: 303-279-6000 ext: 3092
Email: keller@nextlevelsppt.com

Joe Bryant

DPT, OCS – Owner

Joe joined the Next Level team in January 2008. Joe has spent his whole life in the sports world both as an athlete and a coach. Joe began his healthcare career by working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado. The next chapter for Joe was obtaining his Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. As a member of the Next Level team, Joe has attended numerous continuing education courses in specialized treatment of the hip. Since, Joe has specialized in manual and therapeutic interventions for a wide variety of hip syndromes. Joe enjoys continued education and collaboration with many great local hip surgeons. Joe is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Joe has implemented a functional sports test, to evaluate the ability for an athlete to return to sport following a lower body injury. He has presented this test at numerous professional conferences and classes. Joe enjoys mentoring physical therapy and sports performance students as a clinical instructor. He has been involving in mentoring dozens of students, and current Next Level team members. Joe is certified through Kinetacore in level one and two Functional Dry Needling. He is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. Joe enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and 3 young children. Joe’s other main hobbies include coaching, snowboarding, wakeboarding, golf, poker, and working out.

Phone: 303-279-6000 ext: 3090
Email: joe@nextlevelsppt.com

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Travis Dehne

DPT, OCS

Travis joined the Next Level team in January 2014. He is a Colorado native who grew up playing soccer and has been involved in a variety of other sports throughout his life. He played soccer at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. During his time there he sustained several injuries which led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. He then received is Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Colorado. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedics section. Travis is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Travis is certified through Kinetacore in level two Functional Dry Needling. He is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. Travis enjoys exercising, and doing anything outdoors with his family.

Email: travis@nextlevelsppt.com

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TJ Hovel

PTA

TJ joined the Next Level team in 2015 after receiving his Associate of Occupational Studies – Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Pima Medical Institute. He started his academic career at Colorado State University, and then ran his own business before deciding to pursue his passion for sports and sports medicine. He is a Northeastern Colorado native who has been involved athletics both as a player and coach throughout his entire life. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association – Sports Medicine section, with his dedication to professional growth, continues to attend courses which will further enhance his skills and ability to provide Next Level clients with top of the line care. He is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. In his free time, TJ enjoys working out, snowboarding, cooking, playing guitar, fishing, and watching football. You can also find him enjoying the microbreweries Colorado has to offer.

Email: tj@nextlevelsppt.com

Kylie Clark

DPT, OCS, CSCS

Kylie joined the Next Level team in August of 2016. She grew up in Noblesville, Indiana playing a variety of sports including basketball and soccer. The injuries she sustained while playing those sports led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. She received her BA in Exercise Science and a minor in Spanish from Hope College in Holland, Michigan were she also played four years of soccer for the Flying Dutch. Upon graduating from Hope, she moved to Colorado to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedics Section. Kylie is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist.  Kylie is certified in level 1 functional dry needling through KinetaCore. She is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. Kylie enjoys playing soccer, tennis, camping, hiking, and snowboarding and spending time with friends and family both in Colorado and in Indiana.

Email: kylie@nextlevelsppt.com

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Kylie Bauman

DPT, OCS

Kylie joined the Next Level team in January of 2017. She is originally from Craig Colorado. She grew up playing a variety of sports including gymnastics, basketball, and track. Injuries through these sports and the want to optimize physical therapy and return to sport for others led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. Upon completion, she moved to Denver to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association- Orthopedics section. Kylie is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Kylie is certified in level 1 functional dry needling through KinetaCore. Kylie enjoys all things related to water (avid water skier), the outdoors of Colorado, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: bauman@nextlevelsppt.com

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Patrick McGlade

PTA

Patrick joined Next Level in 2018. Originally from Virginia, he gained his undergraduate degree in business marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to Colorado in 2012 to pursue larger mountains than those on the East Coast. Following careers, in business and arboriculture he decided to follow his passion for human movement and returned to school to receive his Associate of Occupational Studies – Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Pima Medical Institute. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is committed to furthering his abilities. He is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. Patrick enjoys training for and racing ultramarathons, skiing, climbing, camping, and anything else outdoors – all of which with his wife and dog.

Email: Patrick@nextlevelsppt.com

Cody Gibbs

PTA

Cody joined the Next Level team in March 2018. He received his Bachelors of Science from Colorado State University before continuing to earn his Associate of Occupational Studies – Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Pima Medical Institute. He is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. He is a Colorado native who grew up playing football, lacrosse, and snowboarding. Cody’s passion for sports and helping others lead him to pursue his career in physical therapy. He is an active person who enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, concerts, visiting local breweries, and enjoying all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Email: Cody@nextlevelsppt.com

Taylor Johnson

DPT, OCS

Taylor joined the Next Level team in May 2018. She is a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She went through several years of physical therapy after multiple shoulder injuries and her experience inspired her to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Washington University-St. Louis. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy-Orthopedics section. Taylor is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Taylor is certified in level 1 functional dry needling through KinetaCore. Taylor enjoys all things outdoors including biking, hiking, skiing and camping, especially with her husband and Vizsla puppy. She is a die-hard Wisconsin Badger fan and enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports.

Email: Taylor@nextlevelsppt.com

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Marie Pollock

DPT

Marie originally joined the Next Level team in January 2019 as part of a DPT residency/internship program and came back for more fun as of September 2020! She is a Colorado native and grew up playing competitive soccer. During high school, she endured three major knee injuries resulting in three ACL/meniscus repairs and LOTS of rehab! Because of this, she was introduced to the world of sports medicine and fell in love with physical therapy as a means to help athletes get back to the sport they love. Marie received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO and went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is certified in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training through Owens Recovery Science. Nowadays, Marie enjoys hiking, camping, soccer, and CrossFit as well as exploring Colorado and spending time with family and friends.

Email: Marie@nextlevelsppt.com

Annie Leavitt

DPT

Annie began at Next Level in January 2021 after completing her final rotation at Next Level and earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy from CU Anschutz. Originally from Southern California, Annie made the move to Colorado in 2015 to enjoy the increased access to rock climbing that the state has to offer. Annie graduated from Oregon State University with her BS in Exercise Science in 2013 which was followed by a few years working in the outdoor industry before a wrist injury and subsequent surgery brought her back to PT. This experience reignited her excitement to become a physical therapist where she would have the opportunity to help those in her community get back to the activities they love. Annie is an active member of the APTA and excited to continue to advance her professional growth in the future. Currently, Annie splits her time between rock climbing, trail running, skiing with her fiancé, and hiking with her dog.

Email: Annie@nextlevelsppt.com

 

 

Greg Brock, CSCS

Greg is a Colorado native who joined the Next Level team in February of 2018. He graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. After graduation, he went on to obtain his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification through the NSCA and a tactical strength and conditioning facilitator. Greg is also certified in personal blood flow restriction therapy. Greg’s interest for sports and performance began at a young age. He has played sports for many years and ultimately played football at the collegiate level in Indiana. In his free time Greg enjoys working out, playing sports, and exploring Colorado.

Email: Greg@nextlevelsppt.com

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Mekala Henderson, CSCS, CPT

Mekala joined Next Level in 2018 and has been a fitness professional for over 7 years with experience helping clients of all levels achieve their fitness goals. She completed her bachelors degree in May 2017 and has both a Strength and Conditioning certification as well as a personal trainer certification. Currently Mekala is working on her Corrective Exercise certification to keep her knowledge up to date and to be of even more help to the clients at Next Level. She is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions.. While not at work Mekala is a current Nationally Qualified bikini bodybuilding competitor with 6 competitions under her belt with the last three she prepped herself. Her other activities include trap shooting, hiking, camping, travelling and spending time with her family and four legged friends.

Email: Mekala@nextlevelsppt.com

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Tes Hass

Tes, a Colorado native from Loveland, joined the Next Level team in December of 2019. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. While at MSU Denver, she played collegiate softball. Tes has been in athletics since she was little which created the pursuit of this field. After multiple knee injuries, she found a greater passion to help those in the aspect of sports performance as well as the return to sport. In her spare time, Tes likes to workout, travel, and spend time with friends and family.

Email: Tes@nextlevelsppt.com

Bobby Johnson

Bobby is a Colorado native from the Boulder area. Bobby graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. Upon completing his final internship at Next Level, he joined the team full-time in December 2020. He is currently working on getting his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification through the NSCA. Growing up sports was a large focus in Bobby’s life, playing football, lacrosse, and basketball. After going through his share of injuries and never receiving the proper treatment, he found a passion for sports performance and helping with the recovery process. He enjoys playing golf, being outdoors, and watching any type of sport.

Email: Bobby@nextlevelsppt.com

 

Sydney Gonzalez

Sydney, a Colorado native from Denver, joined the team in May of 2021 after completing her internship at Next Level. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Pre-Healthcare. Sydney was a competitive swimmer from a young age and swam at the collegiate level for 2 years at Youngstown State in Ohio. After having knee surgery and not getting the therapy she needed to return to her previous performance level, Sydney found a passion for physical therapy and helping individuals recover to their former performance level. Sydney plans to obtain her DPT in the near future. Sydney enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog Turbo.

Email: Sydney@nextlevelsppt.com

 

Alyssa Nelson

Receptionist 

Alyssa joined the Next Level team in February of 2016. She was born and raised in Colorado. Alyssa has two wonderful children, a boy and girl. She loves the outdoors and playing outside with her children every chance she gets.

Email: Alyssa@nextlevelsppt.com

Maddie Anderson

Receptionist 

Maddie was born and raised in Haxtun Colorado. She graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Health Sciences and is currently in nursing school. In high school she was a three-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball, and running track and she also ran track while attending Colorado Christian University. In her free time she loves to spend time outdoors, hanging out with my friends and family, and baking.

Email: Maddie@nextlevelsppt.com

Nadine Boyd

Accountant

Phone: 303-279-6000 ext: 3091
Email: nboyd@nextlevelsppt.com