Staff Bios

Hannah Skalecke, MPT

Hannah, a native Vermonter, received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Vermont and her Master of Physical Therapy from Clarkson University. Prior to working at the clinic within the Green Mountain Valley School, she worked in several orthopedic outpatient settings in southern California. Areas of clinical interest include postural restoration with a sports and orthopedic focus, as well as spinal mobilization. In her free time, she enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking, skiing and spending time with her family.

Steve Skalecke, MPT

Steve graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology in 1997 with a Master of Physical Therapy. He has a strong clinical background in orthopedic manual therapy and has done extensive post-graduate work with the Institute of Physical Art. Other areas of clinical focus include postural restoration as well as functional training. Prior to moving to Vermont, Steve had worked in southern California both as a rehab director, and in a progressive outpatient orthopedic clinic, focusing on patella-femoral dysfunction. In his free time, Steve enjoys mountain biking, skiing and fly fishing.

Sarah Pashby, PT

Sarah is a native Vermonter who received her BS in physical therapy at the University of Vermont in 1998. She has worked in a variety of orthopedic and neurological settings. Her clinical interests include gait analysis and biomechanics. She has lived in the Mad River Valley since 2001 and enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Brie Pike-Sprenger Beckwith, DPT

brie-bio-picBrie is a native Vermonter with a lifelong passion for snow sports. She attended Stratton Mountain School and was a member of the U.S. Alpine Development Team.  She went on to captain the Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team, where she graduated with a joint B.A. in Psychology and Education in 2004.  Brie pursued her clinical doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Vermont in 2008.

Prior to working at Elevation Physical Therapy, Brie was the head physical therapy for the Women’s Alpine U.S Ski Team and supported the athletes during World Championships in 2013 and 2015 and the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014. Her areas of clinical areas of interests are sport injury reconditioning, postural restoration and polestar pilates. When she is not in the clinic, you can find Brie exploring Vermont on foot, bicycle, kayak, or skis.  In the winter season, she spends her free time lapping the single chair at Mad River Glen, or striding on the Catamount Trail.

Ali Spencer, ATC

Ali was raised in Waitsfield Vermont and is a  graduate of GMVS.  She received a bachelors of  science in athletic training with an additional major in Health Sciences from Castleton University. Ali is committed to working with all levels of athletes and community members to  facilitate  preventative and rehabilitative programs that lead to ultimate performance and optimal health.

Ali is an outdoor enthusiast and loves skiing, hiking and water sports.

Heidi Bridgewater, PTA

Heidi has worked with Elevation PT since 2012 and brings many years of clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings.  When Heidi is not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors and being with her family.

April Carr, Office Administrator

april-bio-picApril, a native Vermonter, joined the staff of Elevation Physical Therapy in the fall of 2013. She brought 10 years of experience working with insurance verification and claims processing.  When she’s not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family and following Dead & Co.