Physical Therapy Staff

Physical Therapy

Eric Carpenter, DPT

Physical therapist specializing in orthopedic, balance and vestibular issues.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy degree – University of Vermont

Prior to beginning his physical therapy schooling, Eric was a massage therapist and personal trainer working alongside Dr. John Johannssen, a Sports Medicine Osteopathic physician near Burlington, Vermont.

When he’s not working, Eric can be found outside enjoying the adventures and beauty the Columbia River Gorge and Pacific Northwest have to offer.

Physical Therapy

Theresa Perry, PTA

Assistant Clinic Manager

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant – Mt. Hood Community College

Since joining the team in 2000, Theresa has developed Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine’s Aquatic Therapy Program. In addition to treating patients, she provides support as Assistant Clinic Manager and administers ergonomics assessments for all hospital employees.

In her free time, Theresa enjoys mountain biking, hiking with her husband and dog, road biking, stand up paddle boarding and cross country skiing.

In-Patient Transitional Care

Ericka Sullivan, PTA

Hospital Rehabilitation Supervisor

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – University of Montana
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Degree – Whatcom Community College

Shortly after graduating, she joined Skyline Health Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass geriatrics, balance dysfunction, vestibular rehabilitation and aquatic therapy.

Born in Portland, OR, and relocating to the Gorge in 2014, Ericka loves spending time outdoors. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing, road tripping and savoring the great northwest with her husband and goofy Labrador, Marcus.

Physical Therapy

Bree Hoomans, DPT

Physical therapist specializing in hand therapy treatment & aquatic therapy

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy degree – Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Biology – Florida Institute of Technology

Bree has worked with the Navajo Nation, performing pediatric physical therapy in Northern Arizona school districts and neurological, orthopedic and pediatric populations at Yakima Regional Hospital.

In 2008, Bree joined Skyline Health Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family, kayaking, rock climbing, running and swimming with the Columbia Gorge Masters Swim team and Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club.

Physical Therapy

David Wiltsie MSPT, SCS

  • Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Master of Physical Therapy – Mayo School of Health Related Sciences: Rochester, MN Sports Certified Therapist

Dave began as a Physical Therapist in Hood River in 1994. He joined Skyline Health in 2001 and was Skyline’s first sports residency student. He was an instructor in the sports residency program for 3 years.

He was the manager of Skyline Health’s Physical Therapy department from 2007 – 2020. After taking a 10-month hiatus, Dave returned to Skyline in April 2021.

Dave enjoys skiing, golfing, windsurfing and backpacking.

Physical Therapy

Shelly Skiles, MSPT

Physical therapist with a special interest in women’s health, urinary incontinence, joint replacement rehabilitation and adult sports injury recovery.

  • Bachelor of Science with Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis – Oregon State University
  • Bachelor & Master of Physical Therapy, summa cum laude – University of North Dakota

Shelly has practiced PT in the Columbia Gorge since 1995. She has taught in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Mt. Hood Community College, educated businesses in body mechanics and ergonomics and taken comprehensive continuing education in the orthopedic realm.

Shelly enjoys working with orthopedic injuries and post-surgical patients. Being an outdoor enthusiast who loves all gorge sports, especially mountain biking, she finds great satisfaction in helping people return to their recreational pursuits through manual therapy, individual movement assessment and creative problem-solving.

Physical Therapy

Rachelle Sherwood

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University
  • Bachelors in Exercise Sport Science with an option in Pre- Physical Therapy
  • Minor in psychology from Oregon State University.

Rachelle is sixth generation Oregonian from the Oregon Trail. She moved to the gorge four years ago, and has a family of four. She loves to hike and get outdoors during her free time.

Physical Therapy

Margaret Aris

  • Batchelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University

Margaret has more than 30 years experience as a Physical therapist. She has a wide range of professional skills, especially working with the geriatric population.

Margaret has been a physical therapist since 1989 working at the Portland VA for 20 years before opening her own outpatient physical therapy clinic in Stevenson, Wash. She has been active in her community teaching an exercise class at the local Senior Center and was involved with the high school sports program. She joined Skyline Health Physical Therapy Department in 2020 after closing her business.

In her free time, she enjoys long walks with her dog, cooking, gardening and listening to her husband play his guitar.

Physical Therapy

Lauren Egert, DPT

Physical therapist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

  • Bachelors of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience with minor in psychology – University of California San Diego, Calif.
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Samuel Merritt University, Oakland Calif.

Lauren completed her schooling and worked for 10 years in Oakland, Calif., primarily in county-based hospital systems.

Her focus is a holistic treatment approach to help her patients client achieve their goals in a caring, fun and creative manner. She has a strong foundation in manual therapy.

She relocated to the Gorge area in 2016. When not at work she can be found spending time with her family enjoying the seemingly endless outdoor beauty and adventure this area has to offer.

Physical Therapy

Jenny Parenteau

Physical Therapy Assistant

Jenny received her degree in Biology from San Diego State University and worked as an oceanographic researcher for Scripps Institute of Oceanography in climate research. Jenny has also worked managing a lagoon restoration site in San Diego and directing an environmental education program.

After several years of traveling the world and settling down with her family, Jenny decided to return to school to pursue a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Jenny has always shown a passion in assisting people to increase their functional capacity for everyday living activities. She is a lifelong athlete participating in outrigging, mountain biking, running and swimming, and knows the importance of movement to improve functionality.

To further her passion in movement, Jenny received her Tai Ji Quan instructor certification to assist community members in improving balance and fall prevention. Her therapy interest includes geriatrics, aqua therapy, orthopedic surgery recovery, fall prevention and balance improvement.

When not working, Jenny enjoys spending time with her two young boys and husband camping, hiking, mountain biking and enjoying the beautiful northwest.

Speech Therapy

Phoebe Belsky

Phoebe is delighted to be a part of the rehabilitation team at Skyline Health. She is a medically trained Speech Language Pathologist with years of experience at Level One Trauma Centers and teaching hospitals. Her patients include adults with acquired and degenerative neurological disorders, dysphagia, and cognitive linguistic impairments following traumatic brain injury and stroke.

She can perform Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS), FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow) and is a certified Love Your Brain yoga teacher.

Front Office

Cesar Guzman

Physical therapy clinic support staff & Spanish translator.

Cesar Guzman has been providing clinic support and Spanish translation for Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine since 2001.

Front Office

Victoria McClain

Originally from Northern Colorado.

Prior Firefighter, EMT and Medical Assistant.

Victoria has two married sons and two granddaughters.

Her hobbies and interests include camping, fishing, hunting with her husband, as well as gardening.

She enjoys working in the medical field being able to help others.