HEIDI KIRBY, ATC
Exeter High School
Heidi received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training in 1998, and completed Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Human Performance in 2009. Both degrees are from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA. She is an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor and is an approved clinical instructor for the University of New Hampshire’s athletic training education program. She has worked in the high school, collegiate and industrial medicine fields of athletic training. Heidi is involved with the Special Olympics Program and volunteers as the Executive Director of Sports Medicine for the Seacoast Area Special Olympics track and field competition. She is also the athletic training coordinator for Hot Soup Racing and ATV Racing Clubs. Heidi has been the Head Athletic Trainer for Exeter High School for more than 10 years. When she is not out on the field working she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, and camping.
“We are so fortunate to have Heidi Kirby as our Athletic Trainer at Exeter High School and she is a major component in our continued athletic success. Her immediate care for athletes, ours and our opponents, is exemplary. Her treatment of the athletes, immediate and in rehab of their injuries, is first rate. She does a wonderful job of balancing the athletes desire to return to competition with insuring that they are physically and mentally ready. As a head coach of two sports I have always felt that she cared for our athletes superbly, communicated well with me and put everyone in a position to compete to their full capacity. In addition, she has been a superb role model and mentor to many student/trainers from UNH and allowed them opportunities to experience the real world in a safe environment. The student/athletes, and the coaches at Exeter High are very lucky to have Heidi and her care, compassion and professional knowledge and experience have been a major factor in our success during her tenure.” -Jim Tufts, Exeter High School
Tyler Swett, ATC
Tyler graduated from Plymouth State University in 2006 where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. While at Plymouth, Tyler had the opportunity to work with a variety of athletic teams including football, wrestling, field hockey, and lacrosse. Tyler has experience working with a wide range of physical therapy patients and was trained in the use of the Graston Technique in 2010. He also has two years experience working in a high school setting with numerous high school athletes.
Katherine Van Wert, ATC, NHLAT
Timberlane Regional Middle School
Katherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from High Point University in 2016. While there, Katherine worked with a variety of Division 1 athletic teams including soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. Katherine graduated with her Master’s degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion from George Mason University in 2018, where she worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for a large youth soccer league.
Katherine has performed extensive research in ACL injury and prevention, and has had the opportunity to present her research findings at multiple National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual conventions.
During her free time, Katherine enjoys relaxing at the beach and watching movies with friends and family.
“Katherine has been a wonderful additions to the Timberlane Athletic Department Staff. The administration, coaches, players and parents appreciate her professionalism and dedication to all our student athletes.” – Angelo Fantasia, Timberland Athletic Director
“Katherine is a caring professional. She has been an instrumental asset to our Timberlane teams! She has been working hard through the year to collaborate with the health offices, coaches, and keeping our athletes healthy and strong. Additionally, she is proactive about paying attention to what the athletes need to participate in middle school sports.” -Sarah Vaira, Timberland Assistant Athletic Director
Natalie Pollet, MS, ATC, NHLAT
Raymond High School
Natalie is the Athletic Trainer at Raymond High School. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at Plymouth State University and became certified in 2017. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Athletic Training, concentrating in Advanced Clinical Practice, from East Stroudsburg University in 2018. While getting her master’s at East Stroudsburg, she was the Graduate Assistant for the club sports which included men’s and women’s rugby, ice hockey and men’s lacrosse. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of New Hampshire and is a Certified CPR/AED Professional Rescuer. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors at her family’s cabin in Campton NH, relaxing at coffee shops and reading good books.
“Natalie is an asset both on and off the court! She instructs players on their role in taking care of their body physically, as well as invests in their mental well being. Her ability to use her wealth of athletic training knowledge & her love of sports is priceless.”
-Jeff Hamilton, RHS Girls Basketball Coach
“Natalie is a great fit for Raymond and a great asset to our athletic programs! Thank you for your service and quickly becoming a part of our FOREVER GREEN family.” –Davinney Brazeau, Raymond Athletic Director
Ryan Durant, ATC
Timberlane Regional Middle School
Ryan graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. While at UNE, he worked with NCAA D3 teams from Saint Joseph’s College in Maine and UNE, along with 3 local high schools. After graduation, he served as the Athletic Trainer at Nashua South High School, Marshwood High School in South Berwick, Maine, and a per-diem Athletic Trainer with Access. Ryan also serves as the per diem Athletic Trainer for the semi-pro Southern Maine Raging Bulls football team, playing out of Portland, Maine.
Ryan holds Maine and New Hampshire state licensure, is BOC certified, and is certified in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. In his free time, Ryan enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and going fishing.
Aidan Dean, ATC
Newmarket High School
Aidan attended Keene State College where he graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Aidan is the Athletic Trainer for Newmarket Junior Senior High School and also works in our Exeter location as a Rehabilitation Aide. When he’s not in the clinic or on the sidelines, Aidan loves to explore the great outdoors.
Molly Hogan, ATC
Timberlane Middle School
Molly graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training and is now the Athletic Trainer at Timberlane Middle School. While at UNH she worked closely with the Men’s Soccer Team and local area High Schools while also working in the University’s Health and Wellness Department promoting wellness events and activities for students. Molly has been trained in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and received certifications from the American Red Cross in Psychological First Aid and Adopting Safe Work Practices During a Pandemic. With a passion for Pediatric Sports Medicine, she enjoys working with young athletes as they return to their sport. When she’s not on the sidelines, Molly can be found enjoying good food with friends and family or crafting in her art studio.