Personnel

Meet Our Staff

Tiffany Zollinger

Owner PT, MS

Tiffany has a master degree in Science of Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Following graduation from PT school she moved to Alaska from upstate New York and has been practicing PT in Alaska since 2004. As a clinician, Tiffany’s experience is with orthopedics. In treatment she uses various concepts and lessons from Pilates, utilizing core stabilization and the three Pilates Apparatus: The Reformer, The Trapeze Table/Cadillac and the Combo Chair. She also strongly emphasizes patient education on body mechanics and movement strategies to promote joint protection and efficiency in movement. Her treatment philosophy is based on patient/family education and promoting self management and injury prevention. On a personal note, Tiffany also enjoys many outdoor activities. She can often be found hiking in the Chugach Mountains, fishing on the Russian or Kenai Rivers, camping all over the state and running on the Coastal Trail with her three daughters and her dog Ottis.


Brie Tomberlin

Office and Billing Manager

Brie is from Sugar Land, Texas just south of Houston. She grew up traveling across the country with her family, spending summers in Florida and driving to Maine just to visit friends and family along the way. She made the long yet beautiful drive up the Al-Can back in June of 2009 with her mom as her co-pilot and everything she owned in a trailer being pulled behind her. She arrived in Anchorage 4,500 miles later and has been enjoying the view ever since. Brie is married to Jason and is a mom to Jason Jr., Elisa, and Asher. She loves spending time with her family and their two little dogs Leah and Tinkerbell. You can often find the family playing outside, biking in the summer, and sledding in the winter. Family movie night is also a favorite!


bio_autumn_400x380-150x150Autumn Suckow

DPT, PT

Autumn Suckow grew up in the greater Phoenix area. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2005, and took her national boards to become a certified Athletic Trainer. She then went to PT school at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ where she received her DPT in 2008. She lived in Arizona after graduation and practiced as a Pediatric PT for a year doing home visits for 0-3 year olds, hippotherapy, aquatic therapy, and in clinic visits for children over 3 years old. Since 2009, Autumn has worked in an Outpatient Orthopeadic environment, seeing both children and adults. Pursuing her love of the outdoors and adventures she moved to Alaska in the summer of 2010. Autumn enjoys seeing all age ranges and has experience in a variety of areas including but not limited to; injury prevention, acute injury assessments, post injury, post surgery, sports rehabilitation, pediatrics, and automobile accidents. She feels educating her patients and family members is the most important aspect of therapy. Setting goals for patients to become independent in their care and helping them reach their goals is top priority. In her free time Autumn and her husband Max enjoy mountain and road biking, back-country snowboarding, cross country skiing, hiking, backpacking, ice skating, playing with their chocolate Labrador, Chloe, and the endless possibilities that Alaska’s great outdoors offers.


bio_joe_400x380-150x150Joe Cappelleri

MS, PT

Joe was born and raised in Minnesota, where he graduated from The College of Saint Scholastica in 2001 with his Masters of Arts in Physical Therapy. He practiced in Minnesota for four years in an outpatient manual therapy and sports rehab clinic and worked at his high school alma mater as an athletic trainer. He then heard the callings of the open road. The next four years were spent as a traveling physical therapist. He spent time between Minnesota, Virginia and Hawaii before landing in Ketchikan, Alaska in 2008. He has been home in south central Alaska since 2009. He has worked with Mat-Su Home Health and St. Elias Specialty Hospital before joining the team at Inspire PT. Joe first started with Inspire Physical Therapy in September 2012 helping with vacation coverage. The staff and patients enjoyed having him around so much that we offered him a permanent staff position in March 2013.

In his off time, Joe tries to get out and enjoy the outdoors of Alaska by all means of transportation. He will try almost anything once but will always find time to fish, scuba dive, ski, camp and hike. Joe enjoys travel and his “must visit pick” is The Seychelles.


Raeann Krugger

LMT and Local Artist

Raeann has been in the health care profession since 1994 where she started working with developmentally disabled adults working as a job coach.  Throughout her life she worked with the elderly, people recovering from TBI’s and different organizations as a caregiver helping with every day activities, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and job coaching.  She eventually moved to Maui to pursue a career in Massage Therapy.  After graduation she moved back to Alaska and started working as a massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic for 3 years.  She joined the Inspire family in December of 2018 with her dog Sadie.

When Raeann isn’t doing massage she is using her creativity as an Alaskan Artist and is busy with art shows throughout Alaska at various galleries, restaurants, coffee shops and festivals. You can find her work on Instagram and Facebook as Raeann the Artist.  She has an Etsy shop, RaeanntheArtistShop, where she has her work for purchase.

She is also an avid snowboarder, she loves hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, climbing, and enjoys traveling around the world.  She looks forward to seeing music and going fishing and camping throughout the summer.  She also has a little dry/off grid cabin outside of Valdez she likes to escape to from time to time.  Raeann feels like she has been able to create the best life for herself and loves living the Alaskan Dream.


Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial