Jenny

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Ride Products Used:
Ride User Since:
2005
Biggest Seating Challenge:
With working so many hours a day in my chair, I needed a seating system that would prevent sores on my tailbone and ischials.
How Ride Helped:
Ride provided a system that allows me to work comfortably for 18 hours a day if needed. I don’t have to worry about sores or any skin break down.
Give us the details:

My name is Jenny and I’m a C4/C5 quadriplegic. I was paralyzed when I was nine months old and am now 33. Throughout that time span, I have sat on just about every cushion out there possible! I was always in search of a seating system that better fit my needs and in 2005, I finally found the answer.

I have been using a Ride Custom seating system since 2005 and will not make a change to anything else. I’m very petite and am prone to skin sores on my tailbone, ischials, and hips. As a sports producer and editor, I work long hours and there are many days that I’m in my power wheelchair for eighteen hours. Without my Ride Custom Seating system, I would not be able to maintain my health while successfully completing my daily responsibilities.

Ryan Crosby, ATP, SMS

Ryan has been a member of the Aspen Seating and Ride Designs teams since 2014 and is a certified Assistive Technology Professional and Seating Mobility Specialist. Ryan has extensive hands-on experience with seating evaluations as well as previous experience in the areas of purchasing and custom seating production. When Ryan is not working you can find him enjoying the outdoors, spending time with his family, playing guitar, woodworking and cheering on the Denver Broncos football team.

Keith Rogers, ATP, OTR

Keith has been demonstrating his expertise for Aspen Seating and Ride Designs since 2002. Prior to joining the team Keith worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for 18 years becoming head of several pediatric occupational therapy departments. Keith began his career with Ride working in the Aspen Seating Clinic performing seating evaluations and fittings. Off the clock he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters as well as running, hiking and reading.

Stephen Bourne

Stephen has been a Direct Sales Representative for Ride Designs® since 2006. He has been working in the health care industry for over 20 years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. When he is not traveling between Canada’s six time zones, Stephen is home in Coquitlam, British Columbia, with his girlfriend, Heather and her three sons, Jack, Luke and Cole.

Daniella Giles, MPT, ATP, SMS

Daniella joined the Ride team in 2011 and brings over 20 years’ experience in physical therapy and education. She has worked in various rehabilitation areas including acute rehabilitation, home health and skilled nursing. Daniella resides in San Diego, California and enjoys spending time with her daughter.

Corey Fairbanks

Corey recently joined the team as an employee, but he has been a Ride Designs tester and user for over 12 years. He has been a representative and spokesperson for multiple rehabilitative products including wheelchairs, urological and adaptive sports equipment. Corey is extremely active having been a sponsored athlete for the last 15 years and is currently a member of the U.S. Wheelchair Curling Team. Off the clock, you can find Corey out riding his bike, attending professional sporting events and spending time with his two sons.

Colleen Wolstenholm

Colleen has been a member of the Aspen Seating and Ride Designs teams since their inception in 2001. Colleen wears multiple hats including the areas of human resources, compliance, contracting and customer support. Prior to joining the team she worked in the insurance and floral industries, owning her own flower shop at one time. Outside of work she stays busy with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoys designing floral arrangements, reading, and writing.

Eric Harja

Eric joined Aspen Seating in 2001 and has worked in the orthotic seating field for over 20 years. Prior to joining Aspen Seating, Eric worked as an orthotic seating technician/practitioner in St. Paul, Minnesota and in Southern California. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, an Orthotics Practitioner degree and is an American Board Certified orthotist. When Eric is not working he enjoys cheering on the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and taking part in various outdoor activities with his wife and twin children.

Mandy Chadwick

Mandy joined Aspen Seating in 2002 bringing with her over 25 years of experience in the prosthetic and wheelchair seating industries. Before joining Aspen Seating, Mandy served as Rehabilitation Division Manager at Otto Bock Australasia, working directly with clients and educating industry professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In 2002, shortly after beginning to practice as a private wheelchair seating practitioner in Sydney, Australia, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family. Mandy keeps very active with her husband, two sons, her church, skiing, running, gardening and reading.

Matt Dahlke

Matt joined Aspen Seating in 2013, receiving his degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He works directly with clients in performing seating system evaluations and fittings for every day wheelchair users as well as seating interfaces for recreational and professional athletes. In his free time, Matt enjoys racing road bikes, bouldering and skiing.

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