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Our Staff

Jennifer Barrett, MPT, CSCS, BASI certified Pilates instructor

Director of physical therapy/ owner

Jennifer has been in the field of physical therapy for nearly 15 years.  She graduated at the top of her class with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Chapman University where she acted as class president, a peer mentor, and an anatomy tutor.  Jennifer is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  She has worked at several renowned orthopedic and sports medicine clinics in both Northern Nevada and Orange County California. In 2009 she completed a year-long orthopedic manual therapy course.  She specializes in sports medicine and post surgical rehabilitation and emphasizes the bio mechanics behind an injury. Jenn’s philosophy is centered upon providing the highest level of personalized care for each patient who walks through the door.

Dereck Barrett

CEO/Owner

A West Coast transplant, Dereck is originally from upstate New York where he began college at Cortland State University.  While at Cortland he was a member of the Track & Field Team competing in the Pole Vault and 1/2 Mile.  After a respectable finish at the New York State Mountain Bike Championships, Dereck gave up track and transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno to compete for their mountain bike team.  He received his bachelors degree in Political Science and Speech Communications and remained in Reno for several years working as a business adviser until moving to Orange County to attend law school.  While in law school Dereck continued to work as a business adviser.  He ultimately left school to start his and Jennifer’s first clinic, South County Physical Therapy & Pilates.  He is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and currently oversees all operations of Galena Sport Physical Therapy.

Grant Glass, MPT, CIMT, OCS, CAFS, GPS

Staff physical therapist

Grant has been a therapist in a number of different settings since graduating with his Masters in Physical Therapy from Western University over 14 years ago.  Grant has specialized in orthopedics throughout his entire career.  He has completed multiple certifications in different approaches to orthopedics.  He is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist through Great Lakes Seminars, and has a Certification in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute.  He is also a Nike Golf 360 Golf Performance Specialist.  Currently he is co-authoring a chapter in a physical therapy text book regarding the nutritional impact on the management of repetitive stress injuries. Grant’s approach as a therapist considers all neuromusculoskeletal aspects of dysfunction.

Nicole Lopes, DPT

Staff physical therapist

Nicole graduated with her D.P.T. from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, CA. She has always had a primary interest in orthopedics and sports although spent time in inpatient rehabilitation as well. Through continuing education Nicole has obtained her Certification in Applied Functional Science, which drives the way she assesses movement and prescribes exercises. She believes a mix of manual therapy and specific, individualized exercises is the best way to assist patients back to their full function. Along with physical therapy, Nicole has a background in basketball, softball, and snowboarding. In her spare time she loves to spend time exploring the Lake Tahoe area, as well as the Bay Area where she grew up.


Melanie Eller, DPT

Staff physical therapist

Melanie grew up in Southwest Ohio on a horse farm. She headed off to Ohio State University to obtain both her Bachelor and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy. During her graduate program, Melanie spent time training and studying in Sydney Australia with  therapists from Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and Canada.  She joined Galena Sport Physical Therapy in 2015 and was happy to move to Reno so she could spend time cycling, running and exploring in the sunshine when she is not working. She has two cats and a goofy dog, and she likes to take her dog Gamma hiking. She also enjoys aerial silks, corde lisse, pole fitness and partner acrobatics.


Peter Anderson, DPT
Staff physical therapist

Peter graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2014. Since that time, he began working in various outpatient orthopedic clinics throughout the country working as a travel therapist. Born and raised in Reno, Peter quickly found out that there is no place quite like the Biggest Little City and decided to move back to the area permanently. Besides being a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Peter is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has a passion for reducing unnecessary injury which can occur through poor mechanics and inadequate programming. He also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, and playing the guitar in his spare time.

Justine Whitley, DPT

Staff physical therapist



Justine hails from Austin, Texas, where she graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in kinesiology.  Craving mountains and cooler weather, she moved to Provo, Utah where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.   After graduating from PT school she worked as a travel physical therapist for a year and a half before deciding to settle down in Reno.  As a travel PT, she was exposed a variety of clinic environments across the country, providing a well-rounded foundation to her PT practice.  In addition to her DPT degree, she is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified yoga instructor.  With 10+ years of yoga teaching experience, she loves to bring elements of yoga into her PT practice to provide a more holistic approach to rehabilitation.  When she’s not at work she enjoys dancing, sailing and exploring the great outdoors.



Jeanine Seewald, PTA

Staff physical therapist assistant

Jeanine is our physical therapist assistant. Before enlisting in her PTA program, she acquired her yoga instructors RYT certification and taught for two years.  She then started her physical therapy assistant program and graduated from San Juan College of New Mexico.  She likes to implement aspects of yoga and pilates into her therapy. Jeanine loves spending time with her Australian shepherd pup Roxie, skiing, kayaking, and hiking throughout Reno and Tahoe.



Carol Mass, ATC, MS

Staff athletic trainer

Carol Mass, who hails from Indianapolis, received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 2009, the same year she was also certified as an ATC. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University, during which time she was the athletic trainer at Allegan High School for two years and conducted research in low level laser therapy. She is now an athletic trainer with Galena Sport Physical Therapy. She specializes in the diagnosis, management, treatment and rehabilitation of sport injuries. She is certified in Rock Tape Functional Movement Taping 1, FMT II, and Performance Movement Techniques (PMT). She is certified on Level One Graston Techniques and is a certified instructor for CPR and first aid through the Red Cross. At Galena Sport PT, she is also technician manager and public relations manager.


Kasey Dunn

Patient care representative
BASI certified Pilates instructor

Kasey has been working with Jenn and Dereck for over 12 years.  After working as the Physical Therapy Tech Manager at their Southern California clinic, Kasey moved to Reno to open Galena Sport Physical Therapy.   After attending BIOLA University in Southern California, Kasey attended UNR to graduate with a bachelors degree in Community Health Sciences.  He is currently the Patient Care Representative at Galena Sport, where his job is to contact patients during and after their care and make sure their experiences are the best and most productive they could possibly be.  Kasey plays soccer here in Reno and enjoys hiking with his dog, mountain biking, traveling and, cooking.

Odin McDunnderpants

Therapy dog

Odin is undoubtedly the most popular member of the staff. He is a youthful 9 year old Australian Shepard.  In fact the vet thought he was 2, he’s in such good shape.  Kasey has had him since a puppy and has done an impeccable job of training him as a therapy dog.  Outside of sleeping his primary duties include: greeting patients, babysitting children while parents receive treatment, and putting a smile on everyone’s face.  He also performs walker work with our elderly patients.  He will walk alongside the patient offering encouragement as we get them up and moving around.  Although it is rare, if a patient is allergic or frightened of dogs Odin takes his break in a separate room while they are present.  He understands and takes no offense.

About us

Our goal at Galena Sport Physical Therapy is to help patients get better faster and experience enduring results. We accomplish this through one-on-one treatment. We treat the whole person rather than just the injury because finding the source of pain is essential to relieving it.

Contact us

GALENA SOUTH
(775) 384-1400
16560 Wedge Pkwy, #200-A, Reno, NV 89511
GALENA MIDTOWN
(775) 322-4555
1699 S. Virginia Street #101, Reno, NV 89502
GALENA CAUGHLIN
(775) 432-2870
4773 Caughlin Parkway #1, Reno, NV, 89519