Petoskey East Staff

Meet the Petoskey East Staff




Jeff Samyn, Physical Therapist, Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Jeff earned his B.S. in Psychology and Master's in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. He has earned his board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Jeff heads up our Worksite Medicine program, which focuses on ergonomic assessments, job analysis, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. His expertise is in the management and treatment of back and neck pain, peripheral joint rehabilitation, and treating general pain conditions. He also has a special interest in working with runners of all ages and ability levels. Jeff and his wife have a daughter, a son, and 2 dogs. In addition to spending time with his family, Jeff enjoys biking, Crossfit, fishing, hiking, hunting, and most other outdoor activities.


Mary Sullivan, Physical Therapist

Mary is originally from Addison, IL and has a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.  She has worked in outpatient orthopedics in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Nevada, before moving to northern Michigan.  Mary treats her patients with a combination of manual techniques with exercise to get them back to normal function. Mary is a certified running coach through RRCA and has been running since junior high. She was also a collegiate runner, and now runs recreationally while raising her young family.  She enjoys spending time with family, running, hiking, crocheting, and scrap-booking.



Andrea Ancel, Physical Therapist, DPT

Andrea is from Monroe, MI. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from University of Toledo and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Mt. St Joseph University, in Cincinnati, OH. Andrea enjoys running, CrossFit, and spending time with her dog, Otto.

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Jim Leland, Physical Therapist, DPT

Jim and his wife, Karin, joined our Sports Med family in October of 2016. He is from Auburn, MI and earned is Bachelors and Doctorate degrees from Central Michigan University. Jim has an extensive background working with children as he spent 2 years at the Children's Therapy Corner, which specializes in therapeutic services for kids with physical, sensory, cognitive and communication needs. In his spare time, Jim enjoys football, baseball, hiking, running, snowshoeing, and kayaking, all with his wife and daughter. (sorry, can’t forget Meatball, the family bulldog.)

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Lindsey Griffes, M.Ed, Athletic Trainer, ATC

Lindsey joins our staff as a seasoned Athletic Trainer.  She is originally from Charlotte, MI and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Bowling Green State University.  Lindsey’s dedication to her craft earned her an opportunity to internship as an athletic trainer with the Detroit Tigers in 2014.  For the past two years, her interest and calling was working with high school athletes at Evergreen High School in Metamora, Ohio.  Lindsey will be working in the clinic in the mornings and then covering the Petoskey High School athletics as their trainer in the afternoon.  In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, biking, hiking and snowboarding with friends and family. 


Jennifer Wolf, Physical Therapist Assistant

Jennifer is originally from Vero Beach, Florida and lived in Durango, Colorado for several years.  She received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Macomb Community College in 2014.  Jennifer also enjoys teaching yoga.  Jennifer, her husband, Mike, son, Logan and daughter, Jada, enjoy skiing, mountain biking, growing their own food, and swimming in the clear blue lakes of Michigan.





Carly Tahtinen, Physical Therapist Assistant

Carly joined the Sports Med family immediately after earning her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Finlandia University, in Hancock, MI in July of 2017. She also holds a Bachelor Degree from Northern Michigan University in Psychology and Sociology. Carly’s bright smile and caring demeanor is her signature to great patient care. Carly is a native of Petoskey and enjoys skiing, biking, golfing, and gardening.





Betsy Clark, Physical Therapy Aide

Betsy walked in our doors and we would not let her leave. She joined our Sports Med Team in August 2016 and spent her childhood in Wilmette, Illinois. Betsy hold a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from Texas Christian University and brings with her a wealth of knowledge of customer and patient care. She has several years’ experience working in a physical therapy clinic. When Betsy is not bringing sunshine to the clinic, she enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and yoga with family and friends.



Sue Ortlieb, Physical Therapy Aide

Sue, originally from Harbor Springs, joins our team with a wealth of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Educations from Michigan State University, and a Master from Grand Valley State University in Early Childhood. Many of our patients remember Sue, as she has taught kindergarten in the public schools of Petoskey and Harbor Light Christin School. Her spare time is spent traveling to see family, hiking, reading, and is a coach and member of CrossFit.



Molly Zoerhof, Physical Therapy Aide

Molly in a native of Petoskey and has attended North Central Michigan College, with the hopes of finishing a degree down the line. Her dedication to great patient care has gained her great respect among her team members. Molly is well read and enjoys traveling. In her spare time, she thrives on learning new things and spending time with family.

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Morgan Knobbe, Front Desk Manager

Morgan is a native of the great state of Nebraska and has recently call northern Michigan home. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and brings with her a wealth of experience. As her duties are focused on our patients during the week, in her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and watching the “Huskers” play football.



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Home office Petoskey West Clinic
Phone (231) 347-9300        Email
Petoskey East (231) 348-7950
Harbor Springs (231) 348-7002
Charlevoix (231) 547-0380
Boyne City (231) 459-4750
Indian River (231) 238-4880
Cheboygan (231) 627-7201

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Petoskey, Petoskey East & Boyne City

Our Petoskey clinic is located within the Bay Street Orthopedic building, 4048 Cedar Bluff Drive. 231-347-9300 [map]

Our Petoskey East clinic is located on the corner of Mitchell & Division, 345 N. Division 231-348-7950.[map]

Our Boyne City Clinic is located in the SOBO district, 210 S Lake Street 231-459-4750 map

Charlevoix & Cheboygan

Our Charlevoix clinic is located in the Kmart Plaza, at 06510 M-66, 231-547-0380 [map] 

Our Cheboygan clinic is located south of town, 9445 N Straits Hwy, 231-627-7201 [map]

Harbor Springs & Indian River

Our Harbor Springs clinic is located next the Harbor Springs airport, 8452 M-119 Harbor Plaza, 231-348-7002. [map]                                        

Our Indian River clinic is right in the heart of downtown, 3805 South Straits Hwy, 231-238-4880. [map]