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Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Principal Investigator (PI)

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Dr. Jeffrey Baker is an obstetrician gynecologist (OB/GYN) that has worked in Idaho Falls for nearly the last 30 years. Dr. Baker has performed clinical research for the past 20 years and has been involved in over 100 clinical studies including Phase I, II, III, and IV studies. Dr. Baker has been the high enroller in many studies in women’s health, and he has successfully recruited for general trials such as obesity, constipation, and vaccines.

Dr. Baker currently sees women’s health care patients as well as primary care patients in his new integrative and functional medicine clinic, The Healing Sanctuary. Dr. Baker enjoys contributing to new treatments in medicine and being able to offer these new treatments at no cost to patients who choose to participate. “I feel like participating in clinical research as a primary investigator opens up additional options for better, more individualized care for my patients and for the Idaho Falls region.”—Dr. Baker

Nancy Rydalch

Nancy Rydalch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Nancy Rydalch is the Vice President at Clinical Research Prime and The Healing Sanctuary. Nancy graduated from National University in La Jolla, CA with her Bachelors in Business Administration. She is often found behind the scenes, but she plays an enormous role in patients’ healing journeys. She has extensive experience with the many moving parts of an integrative medical center since 2016 working as the office manager of Wholesome Health with Dr. Laramie Wheeler. She is very knowledgeable in the different modalities of healing including office visits, IV therapies, supplements, prescription medications, and other therapies. She understands the complexities of insurance companies and knows the frustrations patients run into as they get to the root of their medical conditions. She believes in the healing arts and is working daily to create a medical team that is smoothly running and dedicated to you! 

When Nancy isn’t working she and her husband, Nathan,  and their 5 daughters enjoying spending their time golfing, hiking, and camping. 

Carl Stoddard

Carl Stoddard

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Carl Stoddard is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member with more than 20 years of success across the medical, finance, insurance, technology, and software industries. Leveraging extensive experience in corporate finance, he is a valuable asset for companies struggling with profit and loss management, developing their business model, or implementing new accounting systems and metrics. His broad areas of expertise include strategic planning and implementation, financial analysis, business development, financial acumen, profit and loss, and budgets.

Joseph Armbruster, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC

Joseph Armbruster, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner/Sub-Investigator

Joe Armbruster is a Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in traditional and integrative medicine. He was born and raised in Missouri and chose nursing because he wanted to help others. He previously worked in Neurology, but also enjoyed working with children for many years in a pediatric clinic. 

Joe is currently a sub-investigator at Clinical Research Prime and is responsible for seeing study patients of all ages for scheduled trial or sick visits. He also sees patients who wish to join the trial to determine their overall health and ensure they understand the expectations of the trial. Joe loves helping others better their lives physically by sharing the wisdom and knowledge he has acquired over the years. He feels strongly that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a way to substantially reduce the risk of acquiring disease, and he enjoys finding solutions for the whole body, mind, and spirit so his patients can enjoy a more complete feeling of well-being.

Stephenie

Stephenie

Operations Manager

Stephenie is a native of Idaho Falls and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She is excited to further her knowledge of clinical research. Her attention to detail and “get it done” attitude plays well into her QA position.

When Stephenie is not at the office, she is spending time with her family in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. Camping, fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors brings her joy, no matter the weather.

 

Mireya

Mireya

Training Manager

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Mireya was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho and began her career in healthcare in 2015 and received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Idaho State University.

Mireya loves clinical research and calls CRPrime her second family. Her favorite part about her job is building a relationship with her patients. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking mountains, next to a campfire, or biking with her white husky. 

Dalan

Dalan

Regulatory Manager

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Dalan graduated from Rick’s College in 1984 as a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician, receiving an AS in Health Science with an emphasis on Emergency Medicine.

Dalan volunteered on the Shelley-Firth Quick Response Unit for 5 years, and also has 14 years of experience in medical transcription. He is the father of 8 children and has 20 grandchildren. He enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time with his wife and family.

Sydney

Sydney

Quality Assurance Assistant

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Sydney grew up in Ashton, Idaho, but moved to Idaho Falls in time to graduate from Skyline High School. Sydney loves staying busy working on a variety of projects every day at CRPrime.

She enjoys traveling, and “Sad Romantic Movies”, like “A Walk to Remember”. In her spare time, she also loves going camping with her family, and shopping for clothes and shoes.

Lyndsea

Lyndsea

Administrative Assistant

 

Lyndsea enjoys being part of the team at CRPrime and looks forward to making sure things run as smoothly as possible for everyone there.  Knowing that when our research team is happy and working efficiently, our patients are satisfied, is extremely rewarding for her.

Born and raised in Idaho Falls, Lyndsea loves traveling and scoping out all the cute local shops. During the summer you’ll find her  hiking in Wyoming or all around Idaho. 

Monica

Monica

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Monica grew up in Idaho Falls, and became a Certified Medical Assistant through College of Eastern Idaho. She is currently attending Idaho State University working towards a Bachelor of Community and Public Health. 

Monica loves learning and dedicating her time to assisting with patient care. She is happily married and is a proud dog mom. In her free time, you can find Monica reading a book or watching a movie.

Melissa

Melissa

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Melissa has been in the medical field for 4 years, and loves working in such a diverse setting. She enjoys working on clinical trials, and is focused on expanding her career in the medical field.

Helping people is something that comes naturally to her, and making patients feel like family is her primary goal. Melissa has 3 beautiful children.

Vicki

Vicki

Clinical Research Coordinator

Vicki began her healthcare career as a surgical technologist with an Associate Degree in Science. She previously worked in the operating room in labor and delivery, and loved being able to assist with so many cute babies being born. Vicki is very excited to be able to continue her career in the medical field working at Clinical Research Prime. 

Vicki has a grown daughter and they love to go on car rides or watch Star Wars. She also loves to crochet, and enjoys playing a little tennis now and then.

Georgia

Georgia

Clinical Research Coordinator

 

Georgia grew up primarily in Rigby but moved to Idaho Falls in time to graduate from Idaho Falls High School.  She is now one semester away from graduating from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and a minor in Applied Psychology.

In her free time, Georgia enjoys spending time with her family and pups.  She has a strong love for learning and for people, which makes the medical field a dream career.  Georgia is excited to start this journey and be a part of the advancing research in health care.

Research Assistants

Joseph

Joseph

Research Assistant, Phlebotomist

Joseph graduated from Idaho State University in 2020. He is looking forward to furthering his education to become a Physician Assistant. Joseph brings eighteen years of phlebotomy experience to our CRPrime staff, and is excited to learn about and contribute to the clinical research team. 

During his free time, Joseph enjoys anything outdoors, camping and fishing in Island Park, and throwing horseshoes.  He is rarely seen without his trusty sidekick Cooper, his three legged schnauzer mix.  

Taunya

Taunya

Research Assistant


Taunya has 6 beautiful children and 2 grandchildren. Taunya has taught homeschool for the last four years as a stay at home mother, and loved being able to travel around the country.

She is excited that CRPrime gives her an opportunity to make an impact on her community. Taunya loves outdoor activities with her children, especially, hiking, camping, and any new adventure that the outdoors has to offer. 

Enrique

Enrique

Research Assistant

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Enrique is a CNA with twelve years of experience working in medical settings, as well as two years of managerial experience in medical records/billing.  He has always had a passion for helping others, and finds joy in making a difference in someone’s day even in the smallest ways. 

Enrique has two sons and a daughter. His favorite things to do is to go camping, fishing, four wheeling, and have barbeques with friends and family.  Enrique is excited to be part of such a great team. 

Kevin

Kevin

Research Assistant

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University, and brings over fifteen years of clinical experience to CRPrime. He is happy to be back in Idaho where he belongs, and looks forward to leveraging his experience into quality research products.

Kevin and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and experiencing all the natural beauty the Northwest has to offer. 

Jessica

Jessica

Research Assistant

 

Jessica is from the St. Louis, Missouri area. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Jessica loves working in the health field, where she can help others and enjoys working as a team.

Jessica loves living here in Idaho with her husband,  exploring the outdoors. Some of their favorite activities are ultimate frisbee, football, and spending their loose change at the local arcade.

Allie

Allie

Research Assistant

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As an Idaho native, Allie has lived in Rexburg, Rigby and Blackfoot.  She attended ISU and has worked in the medical field, even volunteering here at CRPrime.  She is very excited to be part of the CRP team and to bring her skills to the table.  

Allie loves spending time with her husband and kids when she is not working.  They enjoy going for rides in the side-by-side, fishing or just lounging at home watching movies.  

Kristine

Kristine

Research Assistant

Originally from Rigby, Kristine lived in  Georgia and Wyoming before moving back to Idaho.  She received her A.A.S in Paramedicine from BYU-Idaho and previously worked as a Psychiatric Technician.  Kristine looks forward to helping people with new and innovative research and to make a difference in their lives.  

In her free time, Kristine loves to fish! She can also be found camping and four wheeling with her family and friends. Kristine loves spending time with her nephews and her four dogs.

Myrna

Myrna

Research Assistant

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Myrna was born and raised in Ohio.  After graduating from high school, she joined the Air Force and traveled before ending up in Idaho.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in science from Idaho State University and has years of experience in the medical field.  Myrna finds clinical research to be very challenging and enjoys helping others live good lives.  

In her free time, Myrna enjoys talking to and visiting her son whenever possible.  She enjoys being active, hiking and occasionally skiing but also likes to hang out with her friends or read a good book.

 

Martin

Martin

Research Assistant

 

Martin is originally from Denver but has lived in Idaho Falls for several years.  He received his Bachelors in Biochemistry from BYU Idaho and has worked for years in assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.  Martin has a passion for research and was a part of many research projects prior to coming to CRPrime.  He is very excited to join that experience with his clinical work now.

When Martin is not working he can be found fly fishing and exploring the outdoors.

Tony

Tony

Research Assistant/Regulatory Assistant

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Tony received his BS in Exercise Physiology from BYU-Idaho with an emphasis in research. Tony likes to stay up to date on scientific literature. This position gives him hands on exposure to studies and the opportunity to dig deeper into  scientific research.

Born and raised in Alaska, Tony then spent two years in Brazil before moving to Idaho to pursue his degree. In his free time, he enjoys sports and the Olympics.  Tony loves spending time with his wife, three children and their cat and dog.

Creighton

Creighton

Research Assistant

Creighton grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and has lived in Rexburg for the past five years.  He attended BYU-Idaho  where Creighton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science with hopes of attending medical school in the coming years.
When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their English Bulldog  while going on walks to the park. During the summer months he can be found golfing, playing tennis, or on the river fly fishing.

 

 

Chris

Chris

Research Assistant

A native of Idaho Falls, Chris received a Health Science degree from Boise State with the goal of pursuing medical school.  He was a resident assistant for incoming Freshmen and enjoyed the administrative tasks that came with that position.  Chris loves the role he plays in assisting the medical innovation of the future. 

In his free time, Chris enjoys fishing, hiking,  and hanging out with his mates.  He also looks forward to snowboarding in the winter.

 

Karley

Karley

Research Assistant

Karley is a graduate of Idaho State University and has a bachelor’s in both English and Sociology.  She feels that her education plays a big role in how she views the world, helping her to consider situations from other perspectives when interacting with others. Karley enjoys challenges and opportunities to learn new skills.

Born and raised here in Idaho Falls, Karley enjoys playing board games and snuggling with her cats and chihuahua. She has a deep appreciation for beautiful things and loves decorating and wearing dresses whenever possible.

Aallyah

Aallyah

Research Assistant

An Idaho native, Aallyah graduated from Skyline High School and is currently taking a course for her pharmacy technician certification. Before coming to CR Prime, she worked for Mountain View Hospital in their environmental services department. Aallyah loves science and finding learning opportunities in every day. She finds the challenges that her job brings to be very rewarding. 

In her free time, Aallyah enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and boating. She loves to travel to new places and find fun things to do.

 

Ryllianne

Ryllianne

Research Assistant

Ryllianne grew up in Iowa, but also lived in Wyoming and Illinois before moving to Southeast Idaho. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at BYU-Idaho, where she has also been a chemistry tutor and completed a research fellowship through the INBRE program.  

In her free time, Ryllianne can be found hiking, cooking, drawing, or painting. She also enjoys traveling to Guatemala to help the people there.

 

Nicole

Nicole

Research Assistant

Nicole is finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is interested in learning about how our health and daily habits affect our overall well being. Nicole previously worked providing therapy and behavioral intervention to those with developmental disabilities, and she loves interacting with patients.

Originally from Southern California, Nicole has lived in Idaho for five years. She loves spending time with her husband and their puppy, Olive. Nicole loves music and plays both the piano and the ukulele. A love for travel has led Nicole to visit twenty different countries with more to come.

 

Heather

Heather

Research Assistant

Heather has been a CNA and a Phlebotomist for over twenty years and worked running sleep studies. She is currently working on her Master’s in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Heather has a passion for working with people and finding ways to enrich their lives.

Heather grew up in Southeast Idaho, but spent most of her adult life in Alaska. She loves baking, traveling, fishing, camping, and making memories with her husband and six children. Fun Fact: Heather used to work as a Career Guide for the State of Alaska, traveling to tiny remote communities to train youth and help them find jobs and apprenticeships.

 

Casica

Casica

Research Assistant

Casica attended Eastern Idaho Technical College and has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for five years. She enjoys working with patients and being a part of the future of medicine.

An Idaho native, Casica calls Blackfoot home.  She enjoys camping, golf, and spending time with her seven kids and 3 grandchildren.

 

 

Gina

Gina

Research Assistant

Gina has a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Idaho State University. She has worked as a teacher and volunteered on the Shelley Quick Response Unit. Gina loves learning about clinical research and being able to help others.

Gina has lived in Southeast Idaho for most of her life. She loves reading, sewing, dancing, riding bicycles, playing games, and spending time with her family. Gina and her husband have eight children and twenty-two grandchildren. Gina has a love for travel and was fortunate to visit several European countries with her husband and two of their children a few years ago.