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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 CEO 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 enjoys hanging out with her husband, Nathan, and their 5 daughters. They all love 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.

Tony

Tony

Operations Manager

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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.

Mireya

Mireya

Training Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator III

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Mireya was born on the west coast of Mexico and moved to Idaho when she was 2. She received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Idaho State University. Mireya began working with Dr. Baker in 2018. She loves building a relationship with her patients and providing medical care to the community through clinical trials.

 Mireya is a plant mom and enjoys all outdoor activities. She also loves to travel and daydreams about living in every country.

Ryan

Ryan

Personnel Director

 

Ryan is a combat veteran with 5 years of service. He has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. He previously worked as a Certified Paramedic, EMT, and CPR Instructor. He also attended the Vet to Nurse program with a double major in Nursing and Healthcare Administration. Ryan feels that he is attributing to something greater than himself at Clinical Research Prime, and finds it rewarding to know that what he does today will help someone else in their life.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, playing video games, body building, studying, and spending time with his dog.

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.

Stephenie

Stephenie

Business Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, CRQM

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.

 

Molly

Molly

Regulatory Assistant

Molly wants to pursue her education in the research field and receive her Bachelor of Arts and Environmental Studies degree. She would love to work in environmental research/affairs one day. She has previously worked as a veterinary surgical tech for 12 years and worked in a mental health setting. Both of those positions gave her skills in compassion and focusing on the well-being of others.

Originally from California, Molly moved to Pocatello, graduated high school, and moved to Idaho Falls. She has three sons she loves to go camping, hiking and paddle boarding with. She has two dogs that are always down for adventures with the family!

Aryan

Aryan

Administrative Assistant

 

Aryan has lived all over SE Idaho, Oregon and Washington. She hopes to settle down one day on the WA and OR border and enjoy the rainy weather. She wants to go to school for her RN and loves working with patients.  In her free time she likes to do any outdoor activity, but also appriciates watching movies (with snacks of course!) She has 2 kids she loves to hang out with and take on adventures.

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. 

Nika

Nika

Administrative Assistant

Nika was born and raised in The Republic of Slovenia and moved to the U.S. a few years ago. She has her Veterinary Tech license and is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Psychology. She has worked in the medical field with both animal and human patients. She loves being in the medical field and helping make a difference. 

In her free time, Nika loves to read and draw. She has a deep love for animals and has two dogs, Apollo and Lucy, whom she loves spending time with. She can also speak 4 languages including: Slovenian, English, Croatian and Serbian. 

Jessica J.

Jessica J.

Quality Assurance Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator I

 

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.

Taunya

Taunya

Corporate Recruiter

Taunya has 6 beautiful children, 2 grandchildren, and loves to travel around the country. She is excited for the opportunity to make a beneficial impact on the lives of patients while helping with clinical research studies. She enjoys finding research patients, and working closely with them and the CRP staff to ensure success. 

Taunya loves spending time outdoors with her children. Hiking and camping are just a few of her favorite activities, but she is always ready for any new adventure that the outdoors has to offer.  

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.

Allie

Allie

Corporate Recruiter

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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.  

Avery

Avery

Quality Assurance Assistant

 

Avery moved to Idaho Falls, ID from Oceanside, CA. She wants to attend ISU and receiver her B.S. in Sports Therapy and become a physical therapist. She chose the medical field because she loves connecting with patients and wants to help as many people as she can.

In her spare time, Avery loves reading, gardening, playing golf and relaxing.  She’s excited to live in Idaho Falls and excited to further her medical career.

 

Monica

Monica

Clinical Research Coordinator II

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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 II

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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 I

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.

Myrna

Myrna

Clinical Research Coordinator I

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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.

Ryllianne

Ryllianne

Clinical Research Coordinator I

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.

 

Madison

Madison

Clinical Research Coordinator I

 

Madison is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She attended college at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa after being recruited to join their rowing team. Madison received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Biology. She enjoys learning new things, and is excited to get to know the patients at Clinical Research Prime.

In her spare time, Madison likes to be outside, at the gym, or in the kitchen. Even though she is from Phoenix, she loves the snow and enjoys cross-country skiing and exploring Idaho with her husband. Madison also enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and watching Disney movies! 

D'Artagnan

D'Artagnan

Clinical Research Coordinator I

 

D’Artagnan has lived most of his life in Pocatello, but he has also lived in Spain and South Africa. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Idaho State University. D’Artagnan hopes to be able to continue his education in the future and become a Physician Assistant. He loves to learn, and is excited to be a part of finding new ways to help people at Clinical Research Prime.

D’Artagnan comes from a family of 13 kids! He enjoys reading, playing the guitar, and hanging out with his wife, friends, and family. He also loves hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, camping, and anything outdoors.

 

Tauave

Tauave

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Tauave is currently at BYU-Idaho working on her B.S. in Medical Science. She is originally from Las Vegas, NV, and graduated from Layton High School with her CNA license. She has had a life-long interest in the medical field. She is new to a research position and has experience in several types of health care environments as a CNA. She loves to interact and build relationships with patients and coworkers. Knowing that she’s part of helping build advances in medicine that can help so many people makes her very excited. 

In her free time, Tauave loves going to the gym, and playing sports with her husband. When she isn’t playing sports herself, she likes watching sports, movies, and hanging out with her friends and family. She and her husband moved to Idaho in the Spring of 2022,  so they’re working on their bucket list of things to do and see.

Brandi

Brandi

Phlebotomist, Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Brandi has lived in Southern California for the past 30 years, and hopes to spend the next 30 years here in beautiful Idaho! She completed a Certified Phlebotomy course in 2007, and has continued working in phlebotomy for various facilities since then. Brandi finds it very rewarding to be able to aid the doctors and investigational studies at Clinical Research Prime. By drawing a quality blood sample and following protocol, she loves helping them gain more information on the health of their patients.

Brandi genuinely cares for all people and is excited to be a part of the Clinical Research Prime team. In her spare time, Brandi enjoys relaxing with a good chick flick, and spending time with her 11 year old son. Together, they love to ride bikes, have nerf gun wars, and spend time at IJump!

 

Samantha

Samantha

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Samantha graduated from BYU-I with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Health Administration. Her education provided her a lot of experience in research and the treatment and care of patients. Samantha really enjoys helping people, and is excited to be able to assist in finding new ways to help others through research studies at Clinical Research Prime.

Samantha considers herself a “military brat” and has lived in many places all around the world including Germany, Morocco, Qatar, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, California, and Florida! She loves trying new things, exploring opportunities for adventures, and meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. In her free time, she loves camping with her husband, cross-stitching, and playing board and video games.

Weston

Weston

Clinical Research Coordinator l

Weston likes studying human anatomy and received his B.S. in Biomedical Science from BYU-Idaho. He finds it amazing to find out about what the human body does and its complex systems that keep it healthy. While getting his degree he realized how important data is to making informed decisions. He was able to participate in neurobiology research under a Ph. D.. He has experience shadowing physicians here in Idaho Falls and has an interest in clinical care.

He is from Idaho Falls and lived in Nicaragua for two years serving a LDS mission. He loved living in Central America and made many life-long friends there. He and his family love to help support orphanages in Haiti; his sister was adopted from one there. In his free time he loves playing frisbee golf with friends and hiking in the mountains with his wife. He also enjoys riding his bike, listening to punk rock, and playing video games.

Jessica W.

Jessica W.

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Jessica graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Chico State University in California. She has always been interested in research studies, and was able to participate in some studies as part of her education. Jessica is excited to have the opportunity to work with medical research studies at Clinical Research Prime. She finds it very rewarding to help gain knowledge from research studies and use it to help make people’s lives better.

Jessica is originally from California and moved to Idaho Falls about a year ago. In her youth, she enjoyed competing in horseback riding and drill teams for many years. When she has free time, Jessica enjoys knitting, writing, drawing, reading, gardening, archery, and cooking.

Karina

Karina

Clinical Research Coordinator l

Karina received her CNA and BLS certifications from College of Eastern Idaho. She will be continuing her education to complete her LPN and wants to eventually become an RN. She has experience working at a hospital in medical surgical/recovering. She attended to patients, took their vitals, overall patient care, and documented everything involving the patients. 

She loves helping others and opportunities to learn new things. Karina  grew up in Palmdale, CA and currently resides in SE Idaho. She likes to read,  play video games, workout, play soccer, listen to music, dance, and spend time with her husband and daughter.

Branson

Branson

Clinical Research Coordinator l

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Branson has his B.S. in Biomedical Science from BYU-I. He enjoys the mystery of the human body and learning about how it functions. He has applied to medical school and hopes to further his medical career. He has experience  working as an OR Tech and researching enzyme kinetics.

Originally from Mesa Arizona, he has also lived in Brazil for two years serving a LDS mission and became fluent in Portuguese. While in Brazil he began teaching English as a second language. He now provides English assistance to a group of over 14,000 individuals in various countries worldwide. In his free time, you can catch Branson riding his motorcycle, rooting for the Arizona State University Football team, making sushi, and spending time outdoors with his family.

Kaden

Kaden

Clinical Research Coordinator l

Kaden received his B.S. from BYU-Idaho in Biomedical Science with a minor in Chemistry. He hopes to further his education by attending medical school next year. He has experience in the medical field by working with individuals with disabilities and as a clinical Spanish speaking interpreter. He’s excited to be able to be part of a team that helps advance medicine.

Kaden was born in Utah, but has also lived in Wyoming and in Guatemala City for 2 years while he served an LDS mission. In his free time he enjoys cycling, fly fishing, playing basketball, working out, rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles and spending time with his family. His sister was a big driving factor in him pursuing a career in the medical field.

Isabella

Isabella

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Isabella just graduated  high school and wants to pursue getting her EMT certification and further her medical field career. She loves learning new things related to the medical field and is excited to work with patients and co-workers. She’s excited to work hands-on with patients and help be part of their medical journey.

Origianlly from Idaho, Isabella has also lived in California and Oregon. In her free time she loves going to the gym, hiking or any outdoor activity, and travelling. Her and her husband have a puppy and want to expand their family one day.

Kassandra

Kassandra

Clinical Research Coordinator l, Training Assistant

Kassandra received a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Idaho State University. She focused in socio-cultural anthropology and pedagogy after having experience in biology, archaeology and forensics. She loves anthropology for its endless possibility and celebration of human diversity. Kassandra also has experience conducting her own social science research, helping others with research, and training and facilitating interns in the non-profit sector. She is excited to be part of a team environment here at CRP.

She is from SE Idaho, but has lived all over. She spends most of her free time hiking with her partner,  gardening, boxing, learning Spanish and playing with their dogs.  

Jordan

Jordan

Clinical Research Coordinator l

Jordan received his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from BYU-Idaho. He was in the pre-med club presidency, was a volunteer EMT for the campus for two years, and conducted his own research project. He is currently waiting to hear back from Medical Schools so he can further his medical career. He has experience from working as an orderly in a surgery center and as a medical assistant at the student health center on the BYU-I campus.

Originally from King City, CA, Jordan has also lived in Ukraine for a couple of years and is fluent in Russian. He has a National Parks pass he loves to use as much as he can. When he’s not hiking or exploring, you can catch him watching an action movie and hanging out with his wife.

Research Assistants

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.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Research Assistant

Stephanie currently has her certification in phlebotomy and wants to further her medical career by attending college in the future to obtain her B.S. in Biology. She is new to the medical field and is excited to learn and grow her medical education. She’s excited to be part of a team that can provide a better future for medicine.  

Born and raised in Rexburg, ID, Stephanie and her family now reside in Idaho Falls. She has 3 daughters and loves living in Idaho with her partner. In her free time, she loves hiking, backpacking, fishing, camping, snowboarding, hanging out with her cats and rocking out to music!

Anya

Anya

Research Assistant

Anya received her B.S. in Dietetics and her Master’s in Public Health from ISU. She chose public health because it’s a broad field that can help people in multiple ways. She has an interest in becoming certified in body sculpting and health education to further aid people in her professional health career. She’s excited about research work and how impactful it can be in people’s lives and to science.

She loves spending time with her friends and family, going to the gym, and any outdoor activity. Anya even grew up taking a dance class in this exact building before it became The Healing Sanctuary and Clinical Research Prime.

Kallie

Kallie

Research Assistant

Kallie received her B.S. in Human Biology and loves studying biochemistry and its parallels in everyday life. She has worked in research at the Mayo Clinic with the Preoperative Anemia Clinic studying Cardiovascular Surgery and Hepatobiliary Surgery patients. She has clinical experience in Cardiovascular Surgery and Heart/Lung Transplant ICU at the Mayo Clinic as well. She loves the medical field for its educational and procedural aspects of patient interactions. 

She was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Idaho Falls for the opportunity to work for Clinical Research Prime and further her research career. Kallie loves hiking, running, kayaking, snowboarding and anything that gets her outside. She loves to read, travel and even hiked some volcanoes!

Courtney

Courtney

Research Assistant

Courtney is a certified personal trainer and has extensive exercise training experience. She loves learning about how the human body works and is excited to pursue her medical field career. She wants to study the complexity of a person’s well-being and how it includes physical, mental and emotional areas. Her detailed anatomy and physiology background help aid her in the Clinical Research field. 

She is from Idaho Falls and loves outdoor activities and being in the mountains. She has competed in fitness competitions and staying active is her passion. When she’s not exercising her body, she’s exercising her mind with true crime documentaries. She loves spending time with her siblings, her son and promoting a healthy mental and physical lifestyle.

Jeremy

Jeremy

Research Assistant

Jeremy received his B.S. in Exercise Physiology from BYU-I and a Minor in Biology. He is currently getting his Master’s in Bioinformatics and has been accepted into medical school. He loves the connection between biology and how it relates to athletics and hopes to further his medical field career in all varieties. He has experience working as a phlebotomist and dialysis technician. 

Originally from Nebraska, Jeremy has lived in Rexburg for the last 10 years. He loves practicing judo, karate, and spending time with his wife and family.

Elaine

Elaine

Research Assistant

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Elaine is attending ISU to pursue her Associate’s in Nursing. She has taken care of multiple family members and wants to continue helping those in need. She has medical field experience working in Jackson, WY as a receptionist and translator for an OBGYN clinic.

In her free time, Elaine loves to bake. She attended a year of culinary school and loves baking cakes.