The mission of the Young Professionals' Committee (YPC) is to identify and address the interests, needs and concerns of young athletic training professionals and to facilitate communication to and from members of that group.

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Mikaela Joseph MA, LAT, ATC, PES


Mentorship Program

The purpose of this program is to have clinicians in various settings to be a resource for those who are entering in to the profession or will be entering in to the profession (athletic training students). Attached is a list of mentors in various settings across the state. Please contact a mentor if you have any questions in regards to that specific job setting or any general questions you may have! 



5 for 5 Outreach Initiative

The goals of this outreach is to: interact with future and current young professionals, discuss leadership opportunities at national, district and state levels, encourage early and continued involvement with the NATA and its programs, and provide students and YPs with resources for success as a young certified athletic trainer. If interested in having a young professional come out, please contact Julie at


Secondary School - Private

Trent Hayes 


Secondary School - Public

Felicia Twiford


Nick Martin


Brittany Ward

Collegiate Division 1

Justin Smith

Helen Denbow


Collegiate - Division 2

Misty Tate


Collegiate - Division 3


​Professional Athletics



Physician's Practice

Jason Brafford

PT Clinic




Corrie Struble


Yuki Sugimoto (doctoral student)

Non Traditional

TJ Cirone


Yuki Sugimoto (doctoral student)