NICOLE SPAULDING, MSM, ATC, NHLAT, CES, CPT-NASM
Director of Athletic Training Services
Nicole graduated from Lasell College with a Masters in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Nicole is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer, certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and a certified Personal Trainer. Additionally, she has been appointed to the Governing Board of Athletic Trainers for the State of New Hampshire. Nicole joined Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in 2009 where she was the Head Athletic Trainer for Portsmouth High School. She has since transitioned to Access Acceleration as the Director of Athletic Training Services. Nicole specializes in post rehab, return to sport, strength and conditioning, injury prevention and corrective exercise techniques.
Nicole’s past professional experience includes working with team physicians for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She is a native of Everett, MA and attended Pope John XXIII High School. She earned twelve varsity letters and has her number retired for becoming the second all time leading scorer in female basketball history.
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.
Katie McFadden, ATC
Timberlane Regional High School
Katie McFadden, ATC is the Head Athletic Trainer at Timberlane Regional High School. She joined the Access team following several years as the Athletic Trainer at Phillips Exeter Academy, and as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and Athletic Trainer for Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA and Springfield College in Springfield, MA.
Katie graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2011 and graduated with her Master of Science in Athletic Training with a concentration in Rehabilitation from Springfield College in 2015. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of New Hamsphire and the State of Massachusetts, a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified CPR/AED Professional Rescuer, and Certified in Emergency Response.
When she’s not on the sidelines, Katie plays women’s professional football for the Boston Renegades; formally the three time national champion Boston Militia.
CLAIRE RUFF, ATC, NHLAT
Timberlane Regional High School
Claire Ruff is the Athletic Trainer at Timberlane Regional Middle School. She splits her time between the sidelines at the Junior High School and in the clinic at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.
She is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in Durham with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training. During her college career, Claire had the opportunity to intern at Exeter High School under Access Sports Medicine’s Senior Athletic Trainer Heidi Kirby. Claire also provided athletic training services for a wide range of athletic programs including lacrosse and volleyball at UNH, and volunteered at the 2011 Massachusetts’ Bay State Games.
Claire was also a stand out athlete as a member of the UNH Track and Field Team and the National College Athlete Honors Society, Chi Alpha Sigma. She has a passion for sports and enjoys helping athletes of all ages maximize their fitness and performance level.
During her free time Claire enjoys running, catching a movie and spending time with friends and family.
MIKAELA HARDING, ATC, NHLAT
Winnacunnet High School
Mikaela Harding is the Athletic Trainer at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton.
She is a 2014 graduate of Keene State College in Keene, NH. As a student she had the opportunity to work with the athletes of the Keene High School football, soccer, hockey, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and gymnastics programs. Mikaela is experienced in concussion evaluation and assessment and in the administration of baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing.
While earning her degree Athletic Training, she observed and assisted a variety of medical providers at Keene State Health and Wellness Center and Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock. She also provided medical coverage for the athletic programs at Vermont Academy and Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts.
Mikaela has significant work and volunteer experience at the collegiate, high school and youth recreation level. She brings her enthusiasm and athletic training skills to Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics and Winnacunnet High School.
During her free time Mikaela enjoys staying active, hiking, snowboarding and participating in competitive events including the Tough Mudder.
Kevin Strahan, ATC, ROT
Kevin received his Athletic Training Certification at Plymouth State University. He is a certified athletic trainer experienced with both professional and collegiate level athletes. He is also a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist. Kevin has been part of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 2002 and is registered with the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals.He is both qualified in casting and splinting. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, surfing, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
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.
Ryan Dolan, ATC
Ryan is the Athletic Trainer at Portsmouth High School. He graduated from Norwich University in 2011 where he worked as a student Athletic Trainer with their Football team and Men’s Hockey team. While at Norwich, Ryan was a part of the Corps of Cadets. After graduation Ryan worked 3 summers as an Athletic Training with Elite Hockey camps out of Hanover, NH and Northfield, VT.
In 2011 Ryan worked with Access as a per diem ATC covering games at the local high schools. Ryan left Access to become a full time ATC at Wilmington high school in MA. While working in MA, Ryan started volunteering at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Every Patriots Day he is at the Finish Line working with the Medical Sweep Team. Ryan plans to continue to volunteer with the BAA for years to come.
As of August 2016, Ryan rejoined Access becoming the Athletic Trainer for Portsmouth High School. During the off season, Ryan enjoys golfing with his father and brothers, playing hockey and baseball with his son and spending time at the beach in ME with his family.
Robin Hunt, MS, ATC, NHLAT
Robin is the Athletic Trainer at Epping High School and Middle School. Robin graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2014 and graduated with her Master of Science in Leisure and Sports Management from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. She conducted a graduate research thesis on Certified Athletic Trainers’ Knowledge of the NATA Position Statement of Preventing Sudden Death in Sports Associated with Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
She joins Access Sports Medicine following working as the Head Athletic Trainer at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee since 2014. Robin is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer in the State of New Hampshire and a certified CPR/AED Professional Rescuer.
During her free time Robin enjoys spending time with her dog at the beach or hiking.
Emily Pelletier, ATC
Emily, is the Athletic Trainer at Raymond High School. She earned her bachelors degree in Athletic Training at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and became certified in 2013. She joins Access Sports Medicine following three years as the athletic trainer at two high schools in Northern Maine, and a physical therapist rehabilitation aid. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of New Hampshire and the State of Maine, a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified CPR/AED Professional Rescuer. Emily is experienced in concussion evaluation, impact testing administration, and sports injury evaluation and rehabilitation.
During her free time Emily enjoys spending her time outdoors, hiking, cycling, camping, and fishing.