Staff

 

Natalie Conca, CTRS, ATRIC

Credentials:

  • Nationally Certified Recreation Therapist
  • B.A. Therapeutic Recreation -Radford University, clinical at University of Virginia's Kluge Children's Rehab
  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry Certified (ATRIC)
  • Holds specialty certificates in Pediatrics, Hip & Back Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab, AquaStretch Technique,Total Joint Replacement and Athletic Rehab
  • Arthritis Foundation, P.A.C.E, and P.A.C.E Aquatics Certified
  • Adult, Child and Infant American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified (10+ years)
  • PATH International (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) Advanced Level Certified Instructor
  • Ai Chi Certified. Ai Chi is a water-based total body strengthening and relaxation progression that bridges East and West philosophies, and integrates mental, physical, and spiritual energy
  • "Children with Challenges" Certified
  • Healthcare Providers Services Organization (HPSO) Insured


Professional Memberships 

  • NCTRC National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification Inc.
  • ATRA American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • PATH Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl
  • CHARTA Chesapeake Area Therapeutic Recreation Association (2012-Present Secretary)
  • NARHA North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
  • TRAV Therapeutic Riding Association of VA

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Sharon Mannion, WSIT, ATRIC

Credentials:

  • Over 24 years experience as an Aquatic & WSI Instructor specializing in individuals traumatized by aquatic experiences.
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Water Safety Instructor & Lifeguard Trainer (WSIT)– American Red Cross
  • B.S. in Liberal Arts Grace College - Indiana
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • Completed "Understanding Autism" coursework through ChildCare Education Institute.
  • Trained Virginia "Child Abuse & Neglect Reporter
  • ATRI 2014 Jalkanen Foundation Scholarship Recipient
  • Sadler Liability Insured


Certifications 

  • Certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Arthritis Foundation facilitator "People with Arthritis Can Exercise" (PACE)

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Alexa Go, CTRS

Credentials:

  • Nationally Certified Recreation Therapist
  • B.A. Therapeutic Recreation -Virginia Wesleyan University
  • 2016-Currently pursuing Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry Certification (ATRIC)
  • Knowledge and experience with geriatrics, pediatrics, brain injury population and adaptive recreation setting
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Healthcare Providers Services Organization (HPSO) Insured


Professional Memberships 

  • NCTRC National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification Inc.
  • ATRA American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • CHARTA Chesapeake Area Therapeutic Recreation Association (2012-Present Secretary)
  • TRAV Therapeutic Riding Association of VA

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Gretchen Schwarting, ATRIC,AFP, WSI

Credentials:

  • B.A. Psychology University of Richmond
  • Virginia teaching license PK-6
  • 23+ years experience teaching group and individual swimming and water fitness 
  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry Certification (ATRIC)
  • Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • Completed Aquatic Options training for Special Populations and Post-Rehab Fitness
  • Earned Specialty Certificates in Clinical AquaStretch for Orthopedic Diagnoses and Children with Challenges through ATRI
  • CPR Certified
  • Sadler Liability Insured


Professional Memberships
 

  • ATRI Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Insitute 
  • Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

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    Sharom Stephens, PT

    Credentials:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in Virginia
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Maryland School of Physical Therapy
  • University of Delaware School of Nursing, Member of Student Nurses' Association
  • Adult, Child and Infant American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Holds a Aqua Stretch Specialty Certificate from Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute
  • Healthcare Providers Services Organization (HPSO) Insured

  • Professional Memberships 

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    Jared Conca, PMP

    Business Manager and Partner

    Credentials:

  • B.S. Business Administration Radford University
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • 15+ Years Management Experience


    Professional Memberships 

  • PMI-Project Management Institute
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