Our certified recovery specialists have the knowledge and experience in treating clients with various types of neurological conditions.
While playing NCAA Ice Hockey at Fredonia State University, Andrew earned a B.A. in Exercise Science. During this time, he interned at multiple Physical Therapy offices and put in over 200 hours of his time with their athletic training office at Fredonia State's ATR. After gaining knowledge in exercise-induced rehabilitation he realized that he wanted to further his education. He began to pursue his Master’s degree at Canisius College in Health and Human Performance with a specialty track in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Before graduating Andrew finished 400 clinical hours as an Exercise Physiologist at a Cardiac Rehab Center in Buffalo, NY. Prior to Project Walk Andrew worked as a personal trainer and a rehabilitative exercise specialist in a skilled nursing home. He looks forward to being able to help aide clients in a successful direction.
Daniella graduated from Springfield College in 2009 with a B.A. in Rehabilitation & Disability Studies. Daniella continued her education earning a Master’s degree at NYIT in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Prior to Project Walk Daniella has worked with individuals diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Vascular Accident, Traumatic Brain Injuries, etc. Additionally, Daniella has over 10 years of experience working as a certified Water Safety Instructor teaching people the proper swimming strokes, and was the lead swim instructor for individuals with disabilities. Daniella is excited to have joined the New Jersey Project Walk team and is passionate about aiding client’s in reaching their goals of gaining greater independence.
Mike graduated from Rowan University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. One of Mike’s greatest passions is to help motivate and encourage people to better themselves through exercise and recovery training. Mike started with Project Walk New Jersey as an intern and realized he had a passion for helping people with paralysis. After graduation, Mike started as an Aide and worked his way towards becoming a Certified Recovery Specialist.
Daniel graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Science from Ithaca College. At Ithaca, Dan was a pole vaulter on the track team and worked in the faculty wellness clinic as personal trainer. It was there where Dan’s interest in rehabilitation and training grew. Dan has always been motivated to help others in sport and wellness alike. He is very excited to be joining the Project Walk Family and is looking forward to making a difference here.
Austin graduated from Rowan University in May 2018 with a B.A. in Health & Exercise Science with a specialization in Health promotion and fitness management. At Rowan University, Austin was a volunteer trainer for 2 years and a session manager for 1 year in a program called Get Fit, which trains developmentally disabled clients. It was at Get Fit where Austin knew that he wanted to be involved with rehabilitation and helping clients improve their quality of life. Austin has also been a member of the Air National Guard since 2014. Austin started with Project Walk in June as an intern. After his internship, Austin knew this was exactly what he wanted to do so he started as an aide and worked his way towards becoming a Certified Recovery Assistant.
Kristen graduated from Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ in 2010 where she earned her B.A. in Elementary Education with a Spanish concentration. Since graduation she has been teaching in Mt. Laurel, NJ and has worked with special needs children in a differentiated classroom. As Facility Manager, Kristen will help with the daily operations of Project Walk New Jersey and is looking forward to continuing her love for helping people learn and grow.
Before devoting her work full-time to Project Walk New Jersey, Leslie worked for 25 years for Mt. Laurel Township as a school bus driver. Prior to that she worked for 15 years in the banking industry. Realizing that it was too soon for retirement, she began researching franchise opportunities that would involve helping people in her community. Narrowing her search to Project Walk, Leslie learned more about spinal cord injuries and was shocked at the lack of centers available for individuals to exercise, in order to stay healthy and work toward their recovery. To her this was a no brainer! Leslie has a handful of hobbies and interests including riding her Harley Davidson, traveling, and spending time with her beautiful family and friends.
Project Walk New Jersey
521 Fellowship Road, Suite 155
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 10 AM to 6 pm
Saturday: By Appointment
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