Coaches

We are fortunate to have access to the expertise of coaches with years of experience in exercise physiology, therapy and medicine. They are volunteers and unable to provide personal “medical care” in the Run Camp setting, but each knows the appropriate boundaries for this setting and will provide as much helpful information as is practicable under the circumstances. You may meet with our Camp coaches individually or ask questions through your Team Leader.

Borgess Orthopedics, with Dr. Tom Goodwin and Dr. Mary Vajgrt, is open Monday—Friday from 8am – 5pm for individualized diagnosis and care. For appointments within 48 hours, contact (269) 343-1535. Please visit www.bonejoint.borgess.com.

Kensey Bermingham

Kensey Bermingham

Board Certified Physical Therapist

Kensey Bermingham is a Board Certified Physical Therapist on the Sports Team at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center. He is an avid fitness enthusiast.

Josh Burnett

Josh Burnett

Physical Therapist Assistant

Josh Burnett is a Physical Therapy Assistant who works in outpatient physical therapy for Borgess. He is also the head Cross Country coach for Lawrence High School and Junior High.

Tom Goodwin

Tom Goodwin

Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Tom Goodwin is a Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Borgess Orthopedics. He is an avid runner, and has coached at Run Camp for several years.

Emily Hirschman

Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer

Emily Hirschman is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Her work at Run Camp will focus on answering campers’ questions about the role of diet in their running and general health improvement.

Mark Hollings

Mark Hollings

Physical Therapist

Mark Hollings is a Physical Therapist who works in outpatient physical therapy for Borgess, is on the sports physical therapy team, and specializes in treatment of foot pain and injuries. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Brett Lark

Brett Lark

Board Certified Physical Therapist

Brett is a Board Certified Physical Therapist on the Sports Team at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to Borgess, Brett worked with athletes at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in the Chicagoland area.

Rob Lillie

Rob Lillie

Personal Trainer for Lillie Training & Inspiration

Rob Lillie is a personal trainer for Lillie Training & Inspiration in Kalamazoo. He has a degree in Exercise Science and experience working as a personal trainer and running coach.

Janis Montei

Janis Montei

Board Certified Physical Therapist

Janis Montei is a Board Certified Physical Therapist on the Sports Team at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center. She is a nationally Board Certified Clinical Specialist in orthopedics.

Jason Nicolai

Jason Nicolai

Diabetes Dietitian

Jason is a dietitian, diabetes educator with masters in exercise science, marathon coach for leukemia and lymphoma society and 4 year assistant cross country coach at Kalamazoo College.

Ed Orloff

Ed Orloff

Physical Therapist

Ed Orloff is a Physical Therapist specializing in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy at BorgessSpine. He holds a doctorate in physical therapy from GVSU, a diploma from the McKenzie Institute and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Ed is an avid runner.

Maria (Swifty) Swiftfoot

Maria (Swifty) Swiftfoot

Psychologist, Counselor & Medical Massage Therapist.

Maria Swiftfoot is a licensed psychologist, counselor & medical massage therapist.

Chad VanDerwall

Chad VanDerwall

Performance Coach

Chad VanDerwall is a Performance Coach with the Borgess Athletic Performance program. He has a degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Mary Vajgrt

Mary Vajgrt

Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Mary Vajgrt is a Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Borgess Orthopedics. She is an avid runner, and has coached at Run Camp for several years.

RaeAnn Vermeer

RaeAnn Vermeer

Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

RaeAnn Herman is a Sports Medicine Physical Therapist with Borgess. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist.