Peak Physical Therapy Staff

Learn Fun Facts About Each of Our Team Members

Meet Team Peak

Peak Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Staff

BRENDA SKALA

Fun Facts about BRENDA

  • I’ve been to Hawaii twice. Once for my wedding.
  • I’ve lived in Nebraska, Kansas, Georgia and Florida.
  • I love Boxers. Our dog Rango is my favorite!
  • I get excited to gather eggs from my chickens. Every. Single. Day.
  • I’m infatuated with moose.
  • I won a sword at one of my figure competitions.
  • I love playing volleyball.
  • I was raised on a dairy farm. We named all of our milk cows.
  • My favorite show is the Golden Girls.
  • Dream big, work hard, stay focused & surround yourself with good people.

RACHEL ROSE

Fun Facts about RACHEL

  • I am left handed.
  • My hair is naturally curly.
  • When I was in high school, I lacerated my liver while sledding.
  • I enjoy traveling with my family and friends and have been many amazing places.
  • I used to be in 4-H and I showed pigs at the Lancaster County Fair.
  • Coffee and Chapstick are must haves for me.
  • My husband, Casey, and I have a salsa garden and we make smoked salsa. He does most of the work, but I help him with the canning process and I'm a really good taste tester!My favorite colors are green and orange.
  • My favorite colors are green and orange.

JEFF BOOHER

PT, MPT, ATC

Fun Facts about JEFF

  • I’m a night owl and usually don’t go to bed before midnight
  • Favorite movie quote: “Get busy living or get busy dying” –The Shawshank Redemption
  • With sports, I don’t just love to watch the game, I love to study the game
  • “Jump, and learn how to fly on the way down!”
  • Once I start my dessert, I can’t go back to the main meal
  • Fun fact: I was awarded a patent for a new product I invented
  • For a previous job, I had to drive a 15-speed, double clutch semi-truck
  • I love to paint! I prefer acrylic on canvas.
  • I really dislike colored paper napkins. When no one is looking, I turn them inside out so the white is showing

ERIN KOTTICH

PT, DPT, STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor

Fun Facts about ERIN

  • My life motto is “To love and serve”
  • I firmly believe a good cup of coffee and a nice long run can change the outlook of any bad day
  • When I am not at work, I can be found celebrating “Mommy Day” which includes adventures, walks, playtime and lots of snuggles with my three little girls
  • I love sports! I especially enjoy cheering on the Yankees and the Huskers with my husband Jonathan
  • I am the napping queen and can fall asleep within minutes
  • I get excited about the little things…a pretty sunset, surprises of any kind, a great talk with a friend, a funny joke that makes my stomach hurt from laughing
  • My happy place: anywhere with an ocean and a beach
  • I can do the worm…forwards and backwards
  • Family is extremely important to me. I have 8 brothers & sisters, 24 nieces & nephews and too many cousins to count.
  • I love to talk in abbrevs (abbreviations)!

JILLIAN JAKSICH

PT, DPT

Fun Facts about JILLIAN

  • Favorite Quote: “Be yourself and you will always be in style”
  • I’m a die-hard Denver Broncos fan
  • The mountains of Colorado bring me peace
  • My favorite thing to cook are fruit pies
  • I like to sew and make blankets
  • I love puzzles and problem solving
  • I wanted a career where I could have a positive impact on people’s lives
  • If I had one super power, I wish I could fly
  • I love cooking, gardening and snow skiing

BRETT ARMSTRONG

PT, DPT

Fun Facts about BRETT

  • I use to fish using leftover breakfast potatoes as bait
  • My two favorite college football teams: Nebraska and Wyoming
  • I love Dumb & Dumber and can pretty much quote the entire movie
  • My favorite books: the Bible and “Into thin air”
  • I would love to visit Croatia or Switzerland
  • My favorite wedding dance song is “Turn Down For What” or anything Jazz-ish
  • I grow jalapenos in the garden solely for the purpose of making jalapeno poppers
  • My wife and I love to play “foot tennis” and Spikeball
  • I don’t like to watch a movie more than once…unless it’s Dumb & Dumber!

LAURA PORATH

PT, DPT

Fun Facts about LAURA

  • I could eat ice cream for any and every meal!
  • A lemur once jumped on my head while I was in Madagascar
  • My greatest fear are bees, wasps or anything that stings
  • My favorite movie is “About time”. British accents…enough said
  • I once lived in Nome, AK for 2 months
  • I love the Harry Potter series
  • When I get to choose the music, I usually pick musicals
  • If I could go anywhere in the world I would love to visit base camp of Mt. Everest
  • My family often communicates in movie quotes
  • I am mesmerized by campfires!

KRISTINE SLEPICKA

Operations Manager

Fun Facts about KRISTINE

  • I begin most days ordering a skinny carmelicious with an extra shot
  • In my free time I enjoy lunch dates and shopping with my daughter
  • I love road trips and the beach
  • My biggest fear is grasshoppers
  • I have an 8lb dog whose nickname is Cujo
  • Sixteen candles is my favorite movie
  • I have always wanted to be a race car driver
  • If I could go anywhere in the world it would be New Zealand
  • I am passionate about helping others
  • I think pico de gallo is disgusting!

MICHELLE SIPHERD

Operations Manager / Pilates Instructor

Fun Facts about MICHELLE

  • I love coffee mugs and Friday lunches with my co-workers
  • What I lack in height, I make up for in hair
  • I thrive in chaos and I’m uncomfortable in calm and quiet
  • I’m always ready to plan and have a party
  • I’m the ring leader and oldest of 6 sisters and love spending time with them
  • I’m always up for a social engagement, if you ask me to do something socially, I will say yes every time
  • I look for humor in every situation
  • Afternoon coffee runs make me giddy
  • I don’t believe in getting up before 5am…unless it’s for travel
  • I love the smell of the Fourth of July
  • I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs

LISA PALENSKY

Office Manager

Fun Facts about LISA

  • I am the youngest of 5 (they saved the best for last☺)
  • I could eat chips and salsa every day
  • I was a competitive swimmer in high school
  • My greatest joy is my family
  • I am a HUGE Kid Rock fan, l will travel near and far to see him live
  • I love the boys of summer, my favorite team is the Atlanta Braves
  • My husband Ron and I love to travel any and everywhere
  • I hate when people wait until the very last second to merge when they know the lane is closed
  • What I love most about my job is getting to know the patients and learning about what makes them tick.
  • I can’t wait to help our patients REACH THEIR PEAK!!

TYLER

Massage Therapist

Fun Facts about TYLER

  • I may be the only massage therapist that doesn’t like to be touched
  • My favorite word to use is “absolutely”
  • I played 4 sports in high school and football in college
  • My two front teeth are not real
  • I love country music and concerts
  • I want to live in Texas or Louisiana
  • The only pro sport I like to watch is golf
  • I'm a texture person when it comes to foods
  • My favorite holiday is the 4th of July
  • In my free time I like to golf and sand volleyball

KOTA

Therapy Dog

Fun Facts about KOTA

  • My favorite game is playing fetch with a Frisbee
  • I love sleeping in on the weekends
  • My biggest peeve: When people call them “pet” peeves; leave the pets out of it!
  • My owner thinks it’s funny dressing me up for Halloween every year
  • My full name is Dakota King Booher
  • Favorite joke: What do you call a dog magician? A Labracadabrador

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LOCATIONS

Lincoln North Location

5790 N. 33rd Circle
Lincoln, NE 68504
ph: 402-975-8028

Lincoln South Location

8901 Andermatt Drive, Suite 105
Lincoln, NE 68526
ph: 402-423-7325

Hickman Location

6710 Woodland Blvd, Suite 2
Hickman, NE 68372
ph: 402-423-7325

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