Tanya graduated from Colorado State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and a minor in Human Development. Early in her career, she worked in a variety of settings including developmental disabilities, long term care, and rehabilitation (stroke patients, spinal cord injuries, and head injury rehabilitation). Her focus the last 25 years has been hand and upper extremity therapy. She completed a specialty internship at Seattle Hand Rehabilitation in 1993 and has been working in hand therapy ever since at a variety of outpatient hand therapy clinics. She received a specialty certification in hand therapy (Certified Hand Therapist) in 2004. Her specialty includes post- surgical and post-traumatic upper extremity rehabilitation including tendon repairs, peripheral nerve injuries, arthroplasties, burns, wound care, replants, amputations, and fractures. She fabricates static and dynamic thermoplastic splints to assist with injury recovery. She also has extensive experience with cumulative trauma rehabilitation. Tanya has worked at Providence Medford for 16 years in a variety of outpatient clinics working with Southern Oregon Orthopedics hand surgeons for 15 of those years. She currently works for Providence in the Central Point Sports Therapy clinic seeing a variety of diagnosis. Tanya is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She has been a clinical instructor for several occupational therapy students for hand therapy, is certified in physical agent modalities and is on the pain team with Providence. Outside of work she volunteers with Casting for Recovery, Relay for Life, and a variety of activities at church. She enjoys white water rafting, fly fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing, snow shoeing, singing, and playing the ukulele with her husband.