Meet The High Five Team
B.S in Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California
I graduated from University of Southern California with a B.S. in Occupational Science and Therapy in 2003. After graduation, I served in the US Army for 4 years at Fort Leonard Wood where I accrued over 4000 hours in direct practice experience in hand therapy.
Since then I got certified as a CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) and have been practicing for over 19 years now. I love seeing the positive changes in my patient's lives and enjoy working with the wide range of clientele at High Five Hand Therapy.
On my free time I enjoy doing HIIT training workouts, biking, and hiking. I love staying active, but just also enjoy staying home watching Netflix.
from M.S in Occupational Therapy Stanbridge University
MS, OTR/L, LMT
Andrew obtained his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Stanbridge University and a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Rzeszow in Poland. Additionally, he holds a certified degree in massage therapy from the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy School, where he accumulated 1,000 hours of hands-on training in massage techniques. Andrew also completed advanced training courses in IASTM and he became a certified IASTM practitioner and instructor.
With over twelve years of experience, Andrew has acquired clinical practice skills working with individuals who suffer from chronic medical conditions, muscle tightness, pain, and athletes who suffer from sports-related injuries. He also has experience treating individuals with various conditions of the hand and upper extremity.
Andrew is currently a practicing clinician at High Five Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation. There he provides mentorship, supervision, and education to COTAs, OTD and MSOT students as a dedicated fieldwork educator. Andrew demonstrates advanced assessment and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to excellence. He wears his credentials with pride for himself and his profession, but most importantly for his clientele.
B.S in Health Science and Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree from CBD College
I enjoyed sports growing up, but fell in love with volleyball during high school and coached volleyball in college. As a result I pursued a career in Occupational Therapy because I have a passion for helping others.
I've worked in pediatrics, personal training, and at High Five Hand Therapy for the past six years and gained so much knowledge and experience.
I enjoy working at High Five because it allows me to work with people with sports injuries and hand injuries. On my free time I love watching sports and spending time with my family.
B.S in Human Development University of California, San Diego.
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree (OTD) from University of St Augustine.
For my undergraduate studies, I attended and graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2016. During college, I worked as a physical therapy/occupational therapy aide at an outpatient clinic and conducted research in pediatric hand therapy at a children’s hospital. That was when I found my spark and realized I wanted to pursue my profession as an occupational therapist/hand therapist.
For my graduate studies, I attended and graduated with my doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Miami Campus in 2021. I had the opportunity to demonstrate my leadership skills as the class president of my cohort and was also awarded with the Academic Achievement Award upon graduation as the class valedictorian. During my free time, I enjoy roller skating, traveling, eating, and spending time with my dog, Kiki.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Degree from CBD College.
I switched to pursue OT in 2018 after dealing with sever health issues from an autoimmune disease while attending UCLA. I graduated on the President’s List and as Valedictorian from CBD College in 2020. I enjoy working in hand therapy/sport therapy because it combines my passion for exercise with helping people! In my free time I enjoy weight lifting and playing with my animals.
B.S in Kinesiology Cal State Fullerton.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree from American Career College
I graduated from California State University of Fullerton in 2015 majoring in Kinesiology. I worked as a personal trainer at 24 hours fitness for 2 years. In 2016, I enlisted into the Army Reserves specializing in nutrition care. I wanted to incorporate my Kinesiology degree and personal training experience to a more long term career. So I pursued Occupational Therapy and enjoy working at High Five because it allows me to use my experience. On my free time, I enjoy lifting weights, basketball, and enjoying my time outside with my son.
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), American Career College
Pharmacy Technician Degree from American Career College
I graduated from American Career College with Occupational Therapy Assistant and Pharmacy Technician. I have a wonderful husband and lovely two-year-old child that I spend all my free time with. I also love to play and watch volleyball and golf.