Player safety is the top priority of the Yellowstone Quake. Our organization is extremely proud of the professionals that contribute their time and skills to keep our players safe. In addition to the monitoring they receive throughout the year, our players are also provided with baseline exams/tests at the beginning of each season to provide medical examiners a more complete history should they be necessary. Each player receives free of charge:
- professionally fitted custom mouth guards
- eye screening
- concussion test
- dental screening
Kelsey Kolstad, PT, MPT, OCS, LAT, ATC, CKTP – Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer
Kelsey has been an integral part of the medical staff of the Quake for the past 8 seasons, serving as the team’s Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist. Kelsey attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He has worked as a Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer in Cody since 2003. Kelsey is currently working for Canyon Therapy. He has completed certification in Kinesio Taping, a specialty certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and is working toward a specialty certification in Sports Medicine Physical Therapy.
Amanda Kolstad, PT, DPT, CKTP – Physical Therapist
Amanda has worked with the Quake for the past 8 seasons. Amanda attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where she received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked a Physical Therapist for 11 years. Amanda has worked at Canyon Therapy for the past 5 years, where she sees a variety of patients from sports medicine, orthopedics, geriatrics, and women’s health. She has completed certification in Kinesio Taping, and LSVT BIG which focuses on improving strength and balance for patients’ with Parkinson’s disease.
Adam Peters, MD – Team Physician
Specialty: Family Medicine Medical School: University of Washington Residency: McKay-Dee Family Medicine
Dr. Peters is a family practice physician who can take care of a wide range of medical problems that team players may face. From infections, to lacerations, to minor musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Peters has been helping with the Quake Hockey Team since 2007. Though a resident of Cody, he is an employee of Billings Clinic, which is the region’s largest health care organization and as such has direct referral access to multiple specialties if necessary. His interests outside of medicine include family, church, camping, hiking and fishing.
Jared Lee, MD – Team Physician
Specialty: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Medical School: University of Washington
Residency: Harvard Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado.
Dr. Lee is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who joined the Big Horn Medical Center practice in 2013. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at BYU and Ricks Junior College, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History. Dr. Lee completed his residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program where he served as administrative chief resident for the Massachusetts General Hospital. After completion of his residency, Dr. Lee completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the Steadman Clinic in Vail Colorado. He continues to work as a member of the US snowboarding physician team pool. His research interests include biomechanics and traumatic injuries of the shoulder and sternoclavicular joint. He played college football for both Ricks Junior College and BYU, and prior to medical school he signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dr. Lee and his wife, Niki have lived with their five children in Cody since 2013. With numerous outdoor interests including fly-fishing, bow-hunting, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and skiing, the Lee’s have enjoyed the rugged outdoors of Wyoming.
Richard Bennett, PhD, PA-C – Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Education: Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Yale University, Doctorate Degree in Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic
Jimmy Edwards, PA-C – Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Education: Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Steve Rogers, MPAS, PA-C – Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Steve was born and raised in Powell, WY. He attended Northwest College and the University of Wyoming for his undergraduate studies, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Nurses Assistant prior to being accepted to PA school. He attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT for His Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. During his training, he had the opportunity to work at The Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver, CO. There he learned from top physicians in the field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, including the team physicians for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. He currently works at Absaroka Orthopaedics with Dr. Jay Winzenried in Cody, WY. He has a lifelong passion for sports and competition. The ability to work with athletes is what drove him to be a PA. Steve looks forward to working with the Quake this season.
Jeremy & Jamie Hill, DDS – Team Dentist
Hill Family Dentistry, PC is a licensed, insured, and locally owned family dentistry clinic offering a variety of oral care services, from cleanings and whitening treatments to fitting dentures and prosthetics.
Jonathan Hartley, OD – Team Optometrist
Dr. Hartley is a Wyoming native who was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology from the University of Wyoming before beginning his formal optometric training. In 2007, Dr. Hartley graduated valedictorian with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. He completed his externships at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, Eye Care Associates of Nevada, and at the Indian Health Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma. In 2007, he joined Basin Vision Center. Dr. Hartley is currently serving on the board for the Wyoming Optometric Association and is a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Hartley is married to his beautiful wife, Brooke, and has three children. They enjoy spending time hiking and fishing in the Beartooth Mountains and doing home projects.
James H. Bell, OD – Team Optometrist
Dr. Bell began practicing in Cody, Wyoming at Basin Vision Center in 1991 after graduating from Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Oregon. While in school, he received training in all areas of optometry. He is a member of Wyoming Optometric Association and is active in the American Optometric Association. He has prepared and given a presentation regarding glaucoma for the Wyoming Optometric Association. Dr. Bell is certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy, Refractive Surgery Co-Management, and Systemic Pharmaceutical Therapy. Dr. Bell is on the Northwest College Alumni Board and the St. Anthony’s Church Board. Dr. Bell and his wife, Stefanie, have eight children.