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Providers

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Jeffrey Baker is a retired obstetrician (OB) and still practicing gynecologist (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 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

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.

Taylor Smith MSPH, PA-C

Taylor Smith MSPH, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Idaho Falls native Taylor is thrilled to practice in his hometown, serving the community that shaped his youth. His early exposure to healthcare at his grandfather’s pharmacy fueled his passion for building lasting patient-provider relationships. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from Idaho State University, complemented by prerequisite courses for his postgraduate journey. He pursued a dual-degree program at Campbell University, earning Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) degrees. Credentialed as a certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), he has additional training in Hormone Replacement Therapy.

At Clinical Research Prime, Taylor values holistic health, viewing it as encompassing physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and communal well-being. Research allows him to engage with the full spectrum of healthcare. Outside work, he relishes outdoor activities, exploring new places, picking up new hobbies, and cherishing moments with his wife and family.

Chief Staff

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Jeffrey Baker is a retired obstetrician (OB) and still practicing gynecologist (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 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.

Administrative Staff

Monica

Monica

Site Administrator

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I earned a B.S. in Community and Public Health from Idaho State University, marking the beginning of my diverse healthcare journey. Initially a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in home health and hospitals, I honed foundational patient care skills. Progressing to a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), I specialized in both specialty and urgent care, enhancing my clinical expertise. This path led me to research as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), uniquely preparing me for my current role as a Site Administrator. My interest in clinical research stems from its potential to save lives and improve quality of life in the community.

When not immersed in healthcare, I enjoy reading with my sidekick Athena, or engaging in outdoor activities like ATV riding and kayaking with my husband. My roots lie in Idaho Falls, ID, and I prioritize exploring new places.

Dalan

Dalan

Regulatory Supervisor

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In 1984, I completed my education at Rick’s College, graduating as a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician with an AS in Health Science, focusing on Emergency Medicine.

For five years, I volunteered on the Shelley-Firth Quick Response Unit, contributing to community emergency services. Additionally, I have amassed 14 years of experience in medical transcription, demonstrating my commitment to healthcare.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I am a proud father of eight children and a grandfather to 24 grandchildren. My personal interests include camping, traveling, and cherishing moments with my wife and family. These activities bring balance to my life, aligning with my dedication to both professional and personal well-being.

Molly

Molly

Regulatory Specialist

 

I aim to further my education in the field of research and attain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. My aspiration is to eventually engage in environmental research and affairs. With a background as a veterinary surgical tech for 12 years and experience in a mental health setting, I’ve honed skills in compassion and prioritizing the well-being of others.

Originally hailing from California, I transitioned to Pocatello, completed high school, and subsequently moved to Idaho Falls. A mother of three sons, I delight in shared camping, hiking, and paddleboarding adventures. Our family, inclusive of two dogs, is always ready for exciting outdoor pursuits.

Jessica

Jessica

Study Lead Supervisor

 

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Chico State University in California, fueling my enduring interest in research studies. Having participated in various studies during my education, I am thrilled to contribute to medical research studies at Clinical Research Prime. The prospect of extracting valuable knowledge from research and applying it to enhance people’s lives is particularly rewarding.

Originally hailing from California, I relocated to Idaho Falls around a year ago. During my leisure, I indulge in a diverse range of activities, including knitting, writing, drawing, reading, gardening, archery, and cooking.

Jill

Jill

Training Supervisor

 

I am a certified Medical Assistant and have three years experience in the field. Additionally, I earned an AA in Criminal Justice and am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. My externship at Harbor Medical Center in Seattle exposed me to various medical scenarios, including working with COVID patients. My background extends to mental health, having worked at Pearl Health Clinic in their Ketamine program. Upon moving to Idaho, I found my professional home at The Healing Sanctuary.

The positive environment, both among staff and people encountered here, makes work a pleasure. Outside of work and studies, I relish outdoor activities like paddleboarding, BBQing, camping, and gardening. Although originally from Idaho, I’ve spent the majority of my life in Washington State.

Madison

Madison

Clinical Trial Activation Specialist

 

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, I pursued my college education at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where I was recruited to join their rowing team. I successfully earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a Minor in Biology. My enthusiasm for learning and the prospect of connecting with patients at Clinical Research Prime excite me.

Outside of professional commitments, I relish spending time outdoors, hitting the gym, and experimenting in the kitchen. Despite my Phoenix origins, I have a fondness for snow and indulge in cross-country skiing. Cooking, podcast listening, watching Disney movies, and exploring Idaho with my husband are additional pursuits that bring joy to my spare time.

 

 

 

Sydney O.

Sydney O.

Financial Data Administrator

 

Raised in Ashton, Idaho, I later relocated to Idaho Falls and graduated from Skyline High School. My passion lies in staying actively engaged in diverse projects every day at CRPrime.

Outside of work, I find joy in traveling, indulging in romantic movies, embarking on camping adventures with my family, and savoring the experience of shopping.

Aryan

Aryan

Administrative Assistant

 

I’ve resided in various locations across SE Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. My aspiration is to eventually settle down on the border of WA and OR to relish the rainy weather. Planning to pursue an education for my RN, I have a profound love for working with patients.

During my leisure hours, I immerse myself in a range of outdoor activities. I also have a penchant for watching movies, complete with snacks, of course! Hanging out and embarking on adventures with my two kids bring immense joy to my life.

Fatima

Fatima

Administrative Assistant

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In 2019, I obtained my Pharmacy Technician License from the Career and Technical Education Center, igniting my passion for healthcare and patient care. Currently, I’m working towards becoming a Certified Medical Assistant to further pursue this passion. I’m excited to contribute to Clinical Research Prime, enhancing the quality of life for our patients and community.

Beyond work and studies, I cherish moments with my husband and family, indulging in movies and occasional shopping sprees. Originally from Porterville, CA, I spent some years in Kalispell, MT, before settling in Idaho Falls.

Recruiting

Allie C.

Allie C.

Corporate Recruiter

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An Idaho native, I’ve resided in Rexburg, Rigby, and Blackfoot. My educational journey led me to ISU, and I’ve garnered experience in the medical field while volunteering at CRPrime. Joining the CRP team is a source of great excitement, and I look forward to contributing my skills.

Outside of work, my favorite moments are spent with my husband and kids. Whether it’s going for rides in the side-by-side, fishing, or simply lounging at home watching movies, I relish these moments of relaxation and family bonding.

Makiah

Makiah

Corporate Recruiter

 

I graduated from Rigby High School in 2022 and am currently studying at CEI, with plans to start at Idaho State University in the fall of 2025. Previously, I worked as an assignment manager, overseeing over 100 events weekly across 22 states. My experience in recruiting and managing, combined with my goal of earning a bachelor’s in microbiology, makes me feel this position at CRP is an ideal fit.

In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, music, playing softball, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

Quality Assurance

Morgann

Morgann

Quality Assurance Supervisor

 

I earned my B.S. in Health Science from ISU and delved into clinical research for over a year before returning to pursue a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, which I completed in December 2019. Following graduation, I dedicated two more years to research and education. The company’s excellent reputation and the appealing office setting drew me in, and I’m thrilled to join a dynamic and growing organization.

A native of Idaho Falls, having a job close to home is exciting. During my leisure, I indulge in workouts, hiking, napping, movie-watching, and spending quality time with my dogs. Family is paramount, and I relish moments with my husband, son, and stepson.

Shane

Shane

Clinical Research Coordinator l & QA Assistant

 

I relocated to Idaho for my academic pursuits and successfully attained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from BYU-Idaho. During this time, I crossed paths with an amazing woman who is now my beloved wife. Over the past four years, I dedicated myself to a startup tele-audiology practice, fostering a passion for healthcare and the transformative impact it has on lives. As I delved into the realm of clinical research, my fascination with Clinical Research Professionals (CRP) grew.

Health and fitness are my primary interests, and I revel in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and shooting. Few things bring me more joy than sharing moments around a campfire while gazing at the stars. Originally from Boerne, Texas, I find fulfillment in pursuing my passions.

Isabella

Isabella

Quality Assurance Assistant

 

I graduated early with a 4.0 GPA from my online school. I’ve been working at CRP for a while now, and the work environment here is exceptional. I began as a Research Assistant, then transitioned to a Clinical Research Coordinator before moving into Quality Assurance. I was drawn to the positive feedback I heard about Dr. Baker and decided to explore research. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made. I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially when the weather is pleasant, and I have a passion for traveling.

Karina

Karina

Clinical Research Coordinator l & QA Assistant

 

I obtained my CNA and BLS certifications from the College of Eastern Idaho, with aspirations to further my education and become an LPN, ultimately pursuing an RN designation. My background includes valuable experience in medical-surgical and recovery units at a hospital. In this capacity, I provided comprehensive patient care, monitored vital signs, and meticulously documented all aspects of patient interactions.

A strong passion for helping others and a penchant for continuous learning define my professional outlook. Originally from Palmdale, CA, I now call SE Idaho home. During leisure, I engage in diverse activities such as reading, playing video games, working out, playing soccer, listening to music, dancing, and cherishing moments with my husband and daughter.

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D'Artagnan

D'Artagnan

Clinical Research Coordinator II

 

Having spent most of my life in Pocatello, with stints in Spain and South Africa, I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, emphasizing Exercise Science from Idaho State University. Aspiring to pursue further education and become a Physician Assistant, I’m enthusiastic about learning and contributing to innovative ways of aiding people at Clinical Research Prime.

Being part of a 13-sibling family, I find joy in reading, playing the guitar, and spending time with my wife, friends, and family. My love for the outdoors extends to activities like hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, camping, and more.

Samantha

Samantha

Clinical Research Coordinator ll

 

In winter 2022, I graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Psychology degree, focusing on Health Care Administration. This opened doors to diverse research opportunities, fueling my passion for social and psychological research. With four years in customer service management and two as a community liaison and medical assistant at the US Embassy of Qatar, my varied background enhances my research approach.

Clinical Research Prime appealed to me for its promises of diverse opportunities, cultural alignment, rich experiences, and extensive learning prospects. Personally, I enjoy cross-stitching and adventurous activities. My husband and I bond over camping, shows, and board/video games. A military brat, I’ve lived worldwide, but Utah is my home base after experiences in Morocco, Germany, Qatar, and five other states besides Idaho.

 

Vicki

Vicki

Clinical Research Coordinator II

 

Commencing my healthcare journey as a Surgical Technologist, I hold an Associate Degree in Science. My prior experience includes working in the labor and delivery operating room, where the joy of assisting in the birth of adorable babies left a lasting impression. I am thrilled to advance my career in the medical field at Clinical Research Prime.

Outside of work, my daughter and I enjoy car rides and watching Star Wars together. Additionally, I find pleasure in activities like crocheting and playing tennis.

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Abigail

Abigail

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

 In 2023, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Genomics with a minor in Global Women’s Studies from Brigham Young University. My passion for science, particularly in women’s health, stems from a background as a medical receptionist, where I developed a love for working with people in a clinical setting. Dr. Baker’s expertise in women’s health and research led me to CRP, where the opportunity to forge patient relationships while contributing to healthcare innovations appealed to me as a research assistant.

Beyond my professional life, I enjoy watching movies, reading, and crafting. Quality time with my husband and pet gecko, Steph Curry, is a priority. Hailing from Boise, ID, I maintain its status as the best city, although my current residence in the eastern part of the state has its charms, weather permitting.

Ally J.

Ally J.

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Earning my bachelor’s degree in biology from KSU, I chose this path driven by my passion for learning and assisting others. The appeal of Clinical Research Prime (CRP) lies in the synergy of these interests, offering me the chance to continually learn while making a positive impact.

Originally from Kansas, I have a deep appreciation for music, relishing good food, engaging in running, and tackling puzzles in my leisure time.

Andrea

Andrea

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Embarking on my medical journey, I earned a B.S. in Psychology, a Neuroscience minor, and a Behavioral Health certificate from Texas A&M University. I delved into research through a behavioral science lab and preclinical research with mice. Alongside academics, I served the community with a pre-medical organization and participated in Division 1 athletics. Before applying to medical school, I seek more clinical experience, drawn to Clinical Research Prime for its extensive research and learning opportunities. I anticipate immersing myself in various medical aspects and staying at the forefront of scientific innovation.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I enjoy creative crafts and unwind with a good book, cuddling my two pet rabbits. Despite college years in Ohio, Colorado, and Texas, Idaho Falls, with its scenic mountains, remains my cherished hometown.

Berenice

Berenice

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Having earned my Associates in Natural Resource Management from CSI and a Bachelor’s in Biological Science with a focus on Ecology and Conservation Biology from ISU, I am fascinated by the dynamic interaction between the environment and people. Previous roles, including Wildlife Technician at Idaho Fish and Game and an intern at the Isotope Lab at ISU, enriched my skills. Joining Clinical Research Prime aligns with my passion for research and its potential to enhance lives.

Hailing from a small Idaho town, my appreciation for nature is evident in my love for hiking and fishing. In my free time, I hit the gym and prioritize moments with my husband and families.

Casey

Casey

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Genomics, accompanied by minors in Writing and Psychology. My fascination with genetics stemmed from my red hair and evolved into a deep interest in the complexity of DNA. Writing and understanding decision-making processes are the focus of my minors.

In college, I worked as a Medical Assistant in a chiropractic office and interned at the University of Sydney’s Behavioral and Ecology Lab during my study abroad in Australia. Both experiences allowed me to interact with patients and coworkers while continually learning. I was attracted to CRP by Dr. Baker’s commitment to addressing the root causes of patients’ issues rather than masking symptoms.

In my personal life, I enjoy reading fantasy novels, exploring mythology worldwide, playing with my golden retriever, and crafting personalized gifts. Spare moments find me immersed in paint or sawdust, working on various craft projects.

Jade (Ash)

Jade (Ash)

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

Having predominantly worked in healthcare, with a significant stint at the Crisis Center, I possess a keen interest in understanding the intricate connection between the mind and the impact of mental illness and trauma on the body. My educational pursuits focus on victimology, aiming to explore ways to protect vulnerable communities and assist those affected by violence.

During winters, I indulge in crocheting, while summers find me immersed in activities like kayaking and hiking. Year-round, I engage in Dungeons and Dragons, relishing both the role of a player and the challenges of being the Game Master. Anything creative or aligned with nature captivates my interest.

Reina

Reina

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

I earned my B.S. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University, driven by a lifelong fascination with science and the human body. Since childhood, my aspiration to become a physician has remained unwavering. During college, I worked as a caregiver and med tech at a senior living facility, providing invaluable patient interaction experiences and expanding my healthcare knowledge. Building meaningful relationships with residents has shaped my commitment to improving quality of life. This journey led me to Clinical Research Prime (CRP), where I’m eager to contribute to transformative changes in individuals’ medical paths. Originating from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and spending the last few years in Bozeman, Montana, I now enjoy an active lifestyle, exploring Idaho Falls, and connecting with family and friends.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Clinical Research Coordinator l, Phlebotomist

 

Currently certified in phlebotomy, I aim to advance my medical career through future college education to obtain a B.S. in Biology. As a newcomer to the medical field, I’m eager to learn and expand my medical knowledge. Joining a team dedicated to shaping the future of medicine is an exciting prospect for me.

Originally from Rexburg, ID, I now call Idaho Falls home, enjoying the scenic beauty of the state with my three daughters. In my leisure time, I indulge in activities like hiking, backpacking, fishing, camping, snowboarding, and relish moments rocking out to music with my feline companions.

Stephen

Stephen

Clinical Research Coordinator l

 

I earned my B.S. in Biochemistry and pursued graduate-level studies in pharmaceuticals at BYU-Idaho and ISU, respectively. During my undergraduate studies, I engaged in research courses in chemistry and biology, including a drug compounding lab at ISU. Working at Broulim’s Pharmacy in Rigby, ID, I started as a Technician in Training and later became a Certified Pharmacy Technician, accumulating six years of experience before seeking a career change.

With a passion for both research and helping others, I was drawn to this organization’s mission of conducting research to bring new, health-improving products to market. Beyond family, work, and church responsibilities, I indulge my inner nerd by spending leisure time in front of a TV, like a child playing games.

Research Assistants

Georgia

Georgia

Research Assistant

 

I graduated from Compass Academy in 2019 and briefly attended BYUI before opting to pursue a Property & Casualty Insurance License instead of a degree. I spent two and a half years in the insurance industry before returning to the medical field. Previously, I worked at Express Lab, processing samples and interacting with patients. Throughout my career, my roles have consistently involved clerical work and customer interaction. A friend recommended CRP to me, and after learning more about it, I was impressed by the professionalism and work done here. I was thrilled to join the team.

In my free time, I enjoy indoor activities with family and friends, spending time with my dogs, reading, baking, playing games, and motorsports. I’m a lifelong Idaho Falls resident.

 

Gina

Gina

Research Assistant, Phlebotomist

 

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Idaho State University and have experience as a teacher, along with volunteering on the Shelley Quick Response Unit. My passion lies in learning about clinical research and assisting others.

Most of my life has been spent in Southeast Idaho, where I enjoy activities such as reading, sewing, dancing, riding bicycles, playing games, and spending quality time with my family. My husband and I are parents to eight children and proud grandparents to twenty-two grandchildren. I also have a love for travel and was fortunate to explore numerous European countries with my husband and some of our children a few years ago.

Liliana

Liliana

Research Assistant

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I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brigham Young University Idaho, specializing in laboratory science. Following this, in April 2023, I commenced an internship within the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences department at ISU. Upon the conclusion of my internship, I showcased my research findings and secured the first-place accolade for undergraduate research, as chosen by the faculty. Alongside my studies, I contributed to a laboratory exploring Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) as a molecular diagnostics tool.

My interest in CPR stemmed from my quest for a new research endeavor. The CPR role not only aligned with my aspirations but also offered a conducive work environment and a meaningful mission. Beyond academia, I am passionate about literature and find solace in swimming, particularly in the ocean during vacations. These pursuits complement my academic journey, fostering a well-rounded approach to life and learning.

McKenzie

McKenzie

Research Assistant

 

I have some college experience and am close to completing an Associate Degree in General Studies. I’ve paused classes to work and save money while exploring my academic and entrepreneurial interests. My work history is diverse, ranging from retail and teaching at a Boy Scout camp to data entry and Pharmacy Technician. My interest in clinical research was sparked by a DNA class in college. The chance to contribute to scientific knowledge while helping others excites me.

In my free time, I enjoy spoiling my cats, exploring new music, creating art, and playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends. I also collect shiny objects like rocks, gemstones, books, and coins. Recently, I’ve rekindled my love for playing the oboe and perform with the local Community Band alongside my father and sister. Growing up in a military family, I’ve lived in many places, but Carthage, NY, where I spent most of my formative years, feels like home.

Melenaite

Melenaite

Research Assistant

 

I graduated from Twentynine Palms High School in 2006. After getting married, I relocated to Utah and attended Provo College, where I earned a degree as a Medical Assistant in 2010. I started working at a young age, first as a babysitter, then as a sales associate for a few years, as well as in janitorial and housekeeping roles. I completed my internship at Central Utah Clinic in the Oncology department. I’ve always aspired to work in a field that allows me to help people, which THS/CRP provides.

I have been happily married to my husband for 15 years as of July. We have five children—one son and four daughters. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, attending church, fishing, playing volleyball and games, and playing the piano. I was born and raised in Twentynine Palms, CA, and now reside in Idaho Falls, ID.

Melissa

Melissa

Research Assistant

Sydney M.

Sydney M.

Research Assistant

 

I hold a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Arlington. While in college, I worked as a Research Assistant cultivating rhizobium bacteria, igniting my passion for research. My career began in clinical research, then progressed to Molecular Templates, where I developed novel immuno-oncology agents as an Associate Scientist. Later, I joined the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Molecular Biologist, deepening my commitment to public health.

Originally from Austin, Texas, I moved to Idaho Falls for a change of scenery and to be closer to family. I now enjoy gardening, outdoor adventures with my dog, and family time, driven by a passion for advancing clinical research and public health.

Trevor

Trevor

Research Assistant

 

I graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Science from BYU-I, driven by a passion for medicine that has inspired my pursuit of a career as a physician. My background includes significant experience in both teaching and healthcare. Recently, I served as an adjunct faculty member at BYU-I, teaching human anatomy. Additionally, I have volunteered as a hospice aide for the past two years, finding great fulfillment in this role.

I am also involved in clinical research, believing it enhances individual care and advances humanity. Being part of this vital healthcare aspect is a great honor for me.

In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching baseball, and exploring Idaho’s great outdoors. I love spending time with my wife, whether watching movies, hiking, reading, or playing board games with friends. Originally from Roseville, California, I have been living in Rexburg, Idaho for over five years.

Phlebotomy

Shelley

Shelley

Laboratory Lead

 

Having become a Medical Assistant in the 90s, I’ve had diverse experience with specialists ranging from dermatology to OBGYN and pediatrics. Transitioning into teaching Medical Assisting at the turn of the century, I furthered my education with a B.S. in Health & Wellness from Kaplan University, emphasizing herbal health. My passion for healthcare encompasses integrative modalities and quality research, aiming to make medical procedures as comfortable as possible.

New to Idaho, I am enthusiastic about the opportunities the future holds and look forward to exploring the state and spending time with family. In my leisure, I indulge in reading, baking, enjoying quality movie time with my husband, and even dancing with my turtle! Having recently moved from Denver, Colorado, I am originally from Cody, Wyoming, and am thrilled to be close to Yellowstone again!