The U-District Foundation was created in 2007 to promote health and wellness in our youth. We compiled a team of doctors, therapists, teachers, trainers, and community members who have a heart for helping kids.
Our foundation board volunteers their time to shape the direction of our programs and also to plan and work events.
Meet the Foundation Board
Brian has been an adjunct professor teaching in EWU’s Physical Therapy Department since 2007. He was elected a board member for the Private Practice SIG in 2016 and he also proudly serves on the U-District Foundation Board. Brian has provided community educational talks to Washington Trust Bank, SNAP, Wa. State Dept. of Transportation, Leadership Spokane, SYSA, Washington State Employees Credit Union, NE Kiwanis, Morning Star Boys Ranch, Avista, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lee & Hayes, Gonzaga’s Business School, EWU Exercise Science Department, and Washington Alliance for Physical Education. Brian is Certified as an Emergency Medical Responder and in Applied Functional Science by the Gray Institute.show less
Christine graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in Exercise Science and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. Christine is a Physical Therapist and a board certified Sports Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Emergency Medical Responder.
Christine is a clinical instructor, guest lecturer in EWU’s DPT program, and writer on health topics in the Spokane Club Signals magazine. She enjoys promoting and living an active lifestyle with her husband and three children. Christine has been a member of the U-District team since 2005.show less
Jeff earned his BS and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. Jeff is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He combines his unique educational background to provide physical therapy services to youth athletes through active seniors.show less
Mike graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Business and completed his Master of Arts in Servant Leadership at Gonzaga. He played basketball for Gonzaga’s Elite 8 and Sweet 16 teams, earning WCC Defensive Player of the Year and All-Academic Team honors. In 2009, Mike completed a 40-week mentorship program in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute.
Mike is a licensed Sports Nutritionist and has been an Adjunct Professor for Gonzaga University since 2010, teaching health, human movement, and nutrition classes. Mike specializes in Sports Performance training and is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Gonzaga University.show less
Rhiannon is a founding member of the U-District Foundation board. She holds a Masters In Teaching from Gonzaga University.show less
Matt received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Prior to George Fox, Matt graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University where he also played basketball reaching the Elite 8 and the Sweet 16’s twice. He is very passionate about the patients that he works with, helping them achieve their full potential while using evidence-based practice in his treatments. Matt completed a physical therapy serve trip to Uganda in the summer of 2018 where he treated children with various disabilities and limitations. He worked to leave a lasting impact by educating and empowering leaders and individuals in the community on how best to care for those in need. He is originally from Spokane and a West Valley High School graduate. In his free time, he enjoys everything outdoors, including hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, and archery.show less
Matt Thompson is a pediatric family doctor at the Children’s Clinic. He is a founding member of the U-District Foundation Board.show less
Morgan is a founding member of the U-District Foundation Board. As the Foundation Director, she organizes our large community events.show less
Mike is a founding member of the U-District Foundation Board. Along with Jeff Hart, Mike helped create our mentorship program and serves as the Director of the program.show less
Pete is a founding member of the U-District Foundation Board. He helped create our PE Program and recently retired as the Athletic Director at St Aloysius school.show less