Meet Your Athletic Trainer

Adam Thiesse


Adam Thiesse, AT, is currently seeing athletes at St. Joseph High School. Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central Michigan University. He has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 2016 and is licensed in the State of Michigan.

“I always wanted a career that would allow me to help others while remaining part of the sports environment. In my role as an athletic trainer, I enjoy working with athletes to get them back to their peak performance and I can’t imagine doing more rewarding work.” 

Andre Hitt


Andre Hitt, AT, is currently seeing athletes within the Coloma and Watervliet Public School systems. Andre earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central Michigan University. He has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 2015 and is licensed in the state of Michigan.

“As an athletic trainer, I love being immersed on the sidelines in the competitive athletic atmosphere. I look forward to helping athletes be the safest, most educated, and healthiest version of themselves. Athletic Training is truly a profession it its own league, and something that I wake up passionate about each day.”

Dan Tinkey


Dan Tinkey, AT, is currently seeing athletes within the Lakeshore Public School system. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Western Michigan University and is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed in the state of Michigan. He has been working with athletes of all ages since 1980.

“Growing up an athlete myself, I aspired to continue coaching or teaching and found that athletic training was a field that allowed me to work with a variety of sports and athletes. I began my career at Lakeland when the sports medicine program was just getting its start and I’m proud to have worked closely with local school systems ever since.” 

Emily Fix


Emily Fix, AT, is currently seeing athletes within the Berrien Springs school system. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Hope College and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 2005 and is licensed in the state of Michigan. Emily is also is board certified in functional movement screen, a clinical exercise physiologist (CEP), and a Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET).

“I’ve always had a strong desire to help others and an interest in human anatomy and exercise physiology so a career as an athletic trainer seemed like a great fit for me.” 

Julie Legault


Julie Legault, AT, is currently seeing athletes within Buchanan Public School system. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central Michigan University and is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed in the state of Michigan. She has been working with athletes of all ages since 1990.

“After undergoing knee surgery as a college athlete, I decided I wanted to help other athletes in similar situations, whether it be through prevention or rehabilitation of injuries.  I love working with student athletes and can't imagine a more rewarding profession.”

Philip Jasheway


Philip Jasheway, AT, PT, is currently seeing athletes throughout Berrien County. Philip earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and was certified in athletic training from Indiana University. He went on to earn a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Philip has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 1995 and is licensed in the state of Michigan. He is also is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and functional movement screen and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).

“I went in to athletic training with the goal of helping student athletes identify injuries early on and prevent more serious injuries from occurring. Taking steps for early identification and prevention is a key factor to getting back in the game faster.”

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