• Certified Athletic Training Staff

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    Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

    Athletic training services for the Bismarck Public Schools is provided by Sanford Bismarck. The following Certified Athletic Trainers are employed by Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to provide coverage for Bismarck Public School practices and events.

     

    Athletic Trainer Logo Defining Athletic Training

    Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.

    Practicing athletic training in North Dakota without first obtaining a State of North Dakota License is prohibited.

    LAT = Licensed Athletic Trainer / ATC = Certified Athletic Trainer

     


    Bismarck High School and Wachter Middle School Team


    Alicia Wells      Alicia Wells, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, PN1-NC

    Primary Responsibility: Head Athletic Trainer

    Wells is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. Her primary responsibility is providing coverage for Bismarck High School. In the fall, she will be at Hughes with football and then she will be at the high school in the winter and spring.  Alicia will also assist with Wachter Middle School.

    Education: A native of Watauga, SD, Wells received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Wellness from the University of Mary in 2013 and a Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2015. Wells also ran NCAA Division II Cross Country and Track from 2009-2013 for the Marauders. Wells successfully earned her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) credential in August 2017. Wells recently completed the requirements for the PrecisionNutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification.

    Wells is also currently teaching part-time at the University of Mary in the Athletic Training Education Program. Her husband, Kyle, is a rancher south of Carson, ND. They have two children.

    Contact info: Cell 605-848-2376; CLICK HERE to email Alicia.

    William Littlefield      William Littlefield, Ed.D., LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Littlefield is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for Wachter Middle School and assisting with Bismarck High School. Littlefield is also the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Mary.

    Education: A native of Hatton, ND, Littlefield received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2015, Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2017 and Doctor of Education Leadership in 2020, all from the University of Mary.  

    Interests: Littlefield enjoys running, biking, hiking, traveling, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.   

    Contact info: Cell 701-415-8063; CLICK HERE to email William.


    Century High School and Horizon Middle School Team


    Shantelle Rule     Shantelle Rule, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Lead Athletic Trainer

    Rule is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. Her primary responsibility is providing coverage for Century High School and assisting with Horizon Middle School.

    Education: A native of Pinedale, WY, Rule received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Mary in 2021. Rule also ran NCAA Division II Track & Field from 2017-2021 for the Maruders.

    Contact info: Cell 970-531-4138; CLICK HERE to email Shantelle.


    Dean Chumley      Dean Chumley, LAT, ATC, CSCS, PN1-NC

    Primary Responsibility: Assistant Athletic Trainer; Lead Athletic Trainer, Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine

    Chumley is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. Chumley provides coverage for Century High School along with assisting with Horizon Middle School.

    Chumley was recently promoted to Lead Athletic Trainer for Sanford Bismarck. Chumley works in the Sanford Sports Medicine Clinic supervising the Sanford Bismarck athletic training staff, collaborating with upper management to assist with appropriate delegation of day-to-day operations, coordinates potential sports medicine service proposals and events, and assists with contractual agreements.

    Education: A native of Annandale, MN, Chumley is a 2015 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Coaching. Chumley successfully earned his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) credential in June 2016. Chumley recently completed the requirements for the PrecisionNutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification.  

    Contact info: Cell 612-220-9903; CLICK HERE to email Dean.


    Legacy High School and Simle Middle School Team


    Jordan Davis      Jordan Davis, MS, LAT, ATC, FN1-NC

    Primary Responsibility: Lead Athletic Trainer

    Davis is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer  with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for Legacy High School along with assisting with Simle Middle School. 

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND, Davis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2015 from the University of Mary. Davis recently completed the requirements for the PrecisionNutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification.  

    Contact info: Cell 701-226-8094; CLICK HERE to email Jordan.


    Sports Medicine Specialist


    Jon Kolberg      Jon Kolberg, MD

    Dr. Kolberg mainly treats sports injuries, and specializes in the following procedures:

    • Common illnesses and injuries
    • Preventive health
    • Sports medicine
    • Non-surgical treatment of sports injuries
    • Injury prevention
    • Return to activity
    • Concussion management

    Education History

    Fellowship: Sports Medicine: Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR

    Residency: Grand Forks Family Medicine, Grand Forks, ND

    Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND

    Undergraduate School: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    Certifications: American Board of Family Medicine

    American Board of Family Medicine: Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine

    Appointment/Schedule: 701-323-8920


    Anthony Kasch  Anthony Kasch, MD  

    Dr. Anthony Kasch is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon.

    He specializes in the surgical treatment of sports-related injuries. His focus is on shoulder and knee ligament and joint injuries that can be treated with arthroscopic or open surgery.

    Dr. Kasch treats athletic and orthopedic injuries, including:

    • ACL injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Damage to the meniscus
    • Joint dislocations
    • Ligament and joint injuries
    • Limb realignment needs
    • Muscle and tendon strains and tears
    • Patella dislocations
    • Shoulder, elbow, knee and hip conditions

    He offers these services:

    • Performing thorough sports-based physical exams
    • Ordering and reviewing imaging
    • Performing arthroscopic and open joint and ligament surgery

    Education History

    Fellowship: Sports Medicine: Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, CA

    Residency: Orthopedic Surgery: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CA

    Appointment/Schedule: 701-323-8920


  • Boy's and Girls' Ice Hockey (BHS, CHS, LHS)


    Blaine Steiner      Blaine Steiner, MS, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Certified Athletic Trainer

    Steiner is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is to coordinate coverage for the Bismarck Public Schools ice hockey teams. Steiner will help provide coverage as needed for BPS events during the school year.

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND, Steiner received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Dakota in 1992 and a Master of Science degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation with a Sports Medicine emphasis from South Dakota State University in 1995.

    Contact info: Cell 701-527-1948; CLICK HERE to email Blaine.


    Alyssa Bruer      Alyssa Ehrlich, MS, LAT, ATC, FN1-NC

    Primary Responsibility: Certified Athletic Trainer

    Ehrlich is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage for the Bismarck Public Schools ice hockey teams at the Capital Ice Complex/Schaumberg Arena & Wachter Arena.

    Ehrlich is also the Head Athletic Trainer for Shiloh Christian School and provides sports medicine coverage for Solen High School during the basketball season. Ehrlich will help provide coverage as needed for other BPS events during the school year.

    Education: A native from Bowdon, ND, Ehrlich received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Kinesiology degrees from the University of Mary. Ehrlich recently completed the requirements for the PrecisionNutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification.   

    Interests: Hobbies include running, camping, and reading. 

    Contact info: Cell 701-341-0816; CLICK HERE to email Alyssa.


    Help out staff


    The following members of the Sanford Orthopedic and Sports Medicine staff will help out with coverage of high school and middle school events when needed.

    Nadine Brew      Nadine Brew, PTA, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Brew is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year. She also provides sports medicine coverage for United Tribes Technical College for Sanford.

    Education: A native of Watford City, ND, Brew is a 2004 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD, in 2008.

    Contact info: Cell 605-881-1043; CLICK HERE to email Nadine.


    H. David Chavez      H. David Chavez, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Chavez is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year.

    Education: A native of Bowman, ND, Chavez received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2019 from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and Doctor of Physical Therapy  degree in 2022.

    Interests: Chavez enjoys running, camping, hiking, and kayaking.

    Contact info: Cell 701-449-6966; CLICK HERE to email David.


    Brendon Ehrlich      Brendon Ehrlich, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Ehrlich is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year. Ehrlich is also provides sports medicine coverage for the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats.

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND,  Ehrlich received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Mary in 2017 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2020. 

    Contact info: Cell 701-202-2823; CLICK HERE to email Brendon.


    Doug Nickels    Doug Nickels, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Nickels works full-time for Sanford Health Equipment and part-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. Nickels will help provide coverage as needed during the school year.

    Education: A native of Mobridge, SD,  Ehrlich received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Mary in 2006. 

    Contact info: Cell 605-848-2853; CLICK HERE to email Doug.


    Bruce Schumacher      Bruce Schumacher, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Schumacher is a native of Napoleon, North Dakota and is employed by Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine as a part time Certified Athletic Trainer.

    Education: Schumacher has degrees in Athletic Training, Business Administration and Business Communications from the University of Mary and a Commercial Art degree from Bismarck State College.

    Schumacher works full time as a loan officer at a local bank and has been employed in the financial industry for over 25 years.

    Contact info: Cell 701-471-7276; CLICK HERE to email Bruce.
    Candy Vander Wal      Candy Vander Wal, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Vander Wal is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year. Vander Wal is the Return-to-Performance Specialist at Sanford Power in Bismarck.

    Education: A native of Washburn, North Dakota, Vander Wal received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a Wellness minor in 2015 and Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2017 from the University of Mary. Wal successfully earned her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) credential in October 2017.

    Contact info: Cell 701-315-0345; CLICK HERE to email Candy.