Christina, a Nazareth native, has been a Coordinated Health athletic trainer for the Nazareth Blue Eagles since 2000. She attended Moravian College before graduating with honors from the Athletic Training Program at East Stroudsburg University in 1999. It was there that she earned both her BS & MS degrees in Athletic Training, as well as held office as secretary and president of ESU’s chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, the National Honor Fraternity for Exercise Science majors. In 2005, Christina was honored with a SPOT award from Coordinated Health for utilizing life-saving techniques in a sport related injury. Christina is also a PATH Intl Registered therapeutic horseback-riding instructor, incorporating therapeutic and rehabilitative strategies into riding skills to help those with special needs. This avenue allows her to combine her athletic training experience with her passion for horses. She and her husband Jeremy reside on their 5 acre farm spending their free time with family, friends, their horses, dogs and cats.
On why she became a certified athletic trainer, Christina says, “Because I was the girl who was always hurt! I was an avid equestrian but decided to play softball in junior high. Unfortunately, I tore my ACL sliding into third base, but luckily my parents were referred to [Coordinated Health’s] Dr. Godbout for my evaluation, and from there the rest is history.”