Amanda is the co-owner of Thrive with a passion for the health and wellness of patients, building relationships, and being involved in the Chanhassen community.
She was born and raised in the Chanhassen, MN area. Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from Concordia University - St. Paul in Marketing. She has a strong working knowledge of business, operations, and marketing.
Amanda has always had a passion for athletics and sports performance. She was even part of a 4-time National Championship volleyball team while at Concordia.
Amanda enjoys traveling, staying active, volleyball, cheering on the Vikings, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ben is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-owner of Thrive. He enjoys treating a wide variety of ages and diagnoses of patients, including back/neck pain, balance deficits, joint pain, surgical recovery, and concussions.
His love for sports and injury prevention drove him to pursue a career in physical therapy.
He has extensive experience working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and has previously worked as a Center Manager for a large rehab group in the Twin Cities.
Ben truly enjoys working one-on-one with patients while building a solid trust and rapport with a friendly smile. He strives to build a personalized and patient-centered program focused on each individual's unique goals.
Ben understands that some people need to slowly ease their way into an exercise routine, while others need to be motivated and pushed hard during their rehabilitation.
Colin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and licensed Athletic Trainer. A shoulder injury playing football for Chaska High School and the subsequent help of a physical therapist/athletic trainer to achieve a full recovery inspired Colin to pursue that same career path.
The favorite part of his job is establishing long term relationships with his patients. He sees his role to be a guide/coach to help people through times of injury and pain, achieve their goals, and to promote long term health, happiness, and resilience. He uses a whole body/whole person approach to treatment and loves to educate people about their bodies and how they heal.
Colin truly enjoys connecting with people throughout the lifespan. As a lifelong learner, he passed his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) exam to improve how he serves patients with orthopedic (muscle, bone, joint) conditions. His specialty is in treating neck pain, back pain, chronic pain conditions, soft tissue injuries, and post-surgical recovery.
While away from the office, Colin enjoys spending time with his family (wife, 2 daughters, dog), running, hiking , reading, and watching football.
Lucas is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has a passion for working with people to help them achieve their goals while improving and managing their pain and injuries. He enjoys building relationships with patients and getting them back to activities and hobbies that impact their quality of life.
Lucas pursued a Doctorate in Physical Therapy after discovering his joy of health and wellness and working with people while serving six years in the United States Navy. He participated in football, golf, and track while in high school. He has also competed in Olympic weightlifting and local CrossFit competitions.
Lucas has a passion for helping patients return to playing sports, participating in their active lifestyles, and performing meaningful daily activities without limitations from pain.
Outside of work, Lucas enjoys weightlifting, snowboarding, golf, and going for walks or hikes with his dog Kilo. He also enjoys watching sports, especially his beloved Green Bay Packers.
Kelli is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who enjoys providing compassionate and hands-on care for patients while learning what motivates them to feel better.
Kelli pursued physical therapy in order to guide patients in their rehabilitation process and provide expertise and encouragement along the way. In high school, she loved learning science and anatomy, and when looking at medical careers, she recognized that PTs really get to spend time getting to know their patients.
With an athletic training background, Kelli started by helping athletes get back to their sports. However, she has now learned that things like motherhood, household tasks, work demands, and hobbies can be just as meaningful to be able to resume without pain and limitation.
Kelli enjoys taking a “whole body and whole person” approach, focusing on the root cause of a problem and numerous factors that influence recovery. She feels great pride and joy when a patient shares their PT success story and what it means in their daily life.
Payton is currently a senior at Normandale Community College and is working towards her Associates degree in Business and Management.
She has worked in restaurants for 7 years and thoroughly enjoys customer service work.
She loves taking care of customers/patients and believes in providing the best service to all guests.
During her free time she loves spending time with friends and family as well as watching her brothers play town team baseball in the summer. She also enjoys catching up on her favorite podcasts and checking out new restaurants with her boyfriend.
Tammy joined our team in 2018, and has many years of experience in office administration, accounting, budgeting and small business administration. She is diligent about completing difficult tasks, communicating with people, and being totally trustworthy.
We always smile when Tammy tells us she has her “dream job.” Her honesty, integrity and professionalism are qualities many people appreciate.
She loves to bake, travel in their motorhome, spend time with her grand-dog and support her husband. Family is a priority for Tammy, and she has been blessed with an amazing daughter and son-in-law.