PT, DPT, Board Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
David is the director of physical therapy and the head of operations of PACE. He graduated with his bachelors of science in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 1999 where he was also a quarterback for the perennial powerhouse football team, the Nittany Lions. He then received his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and subsequently moved to Portland to start his career as a sports therapist. Over the past 6 years David has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of athletes from recreational to Olympic levels and currently acts as the physical therapist and strength and conditioning consultant for many athletes, athletic teams and programs throughout the Northwest.
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Certifited Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Hood River Coach
Lara is native Oregonian and has been coaching runners & triathletes since 2002. She has a running background as a four year Division I cross country and track athlete at the Air Force Academy and raced at the national and world championship level in both running and triathlon. While training and racing Lara suffered many injuries and spent all too many hours with trainers, doctors and PTs. She has learned through personal experience about many types of injuries as well as overtraining and chronic fatigue. She has developed a passion for biomechanics and strength and coaches by encouraging her athletes to be mindful, consistent and aware. Lara currently heads the youth Strength Training for Mid-Long Distance Runners programs at P.A.C.E, is a coach and personal trainer at Nike HQ and Columbia Gorge Spine & Sports Medicine. She currently lives with her husband and two young boys in Hood River, Oregon.
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Becca graduated from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Science in Life Science. She played on the Women’s Division I soccer team at the University of Portland where the team clinched the Division I National Championship in 2005. Becca was awarded Most Inspirational player during the championship season. Her continuing education includes a diploma from the National Personal Training Institute where she not only gained a well rounded knowledge of personal training but she continued to develop her passion for helping people become stronger and happier. In 2011 Becca started FRESH Performance, where she has continued to work with a variety of different athletes including the Oregon Ballet dancers, individuals from the Portland Thorns women’s professional soccer team, and the Portland STAGS men’s professional ultimate team. Becca is now ACPT certified.
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Pat became a Physical Therapist as on offshoot of his previous experience as a collegiate athlete. A transplant to Oregon from Montana, he attended the University of Portland on a baseball scholarship, helping him to a degree in Biological Science. His injuries – related to his athletic pursuits – challenged him to become a student of his own body, gave him vast insight into the healing and rehabilitative processes, and provided a unique personal experience in the optimization of human performance. He would later return to his hometown, Missoula, MT to earn a clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Currently, in addition to his contributions at PACE as a movement specialist and running coach, Pat holds clinical hours at Kwan Yin Healing Arts and teaches Human Anatomy at his Alma mater, the University of Portland. Outside of work, he spends time playing music, practicing yoga, and trail running.