Meet The Team
Mr. Fisher has over 25 years experience as a Physical Therapist in the outpatient setting. He is a proponent of evidence based practice and strives to reach each individuals utmost potential. Post surgical, spine and sports medicine are among his treatment interests. “The road to recovery starts with a good plan”.
Juan has over 17 years experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He received his Associate of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from the Professional Skills Institute in Santa Barbara and has completed additional training in treating the shoulder and knee and rehabilitation of the throwing athlete.
While in High school at Buena, Juan distinguished himself as an all league and all-county performer in soccer. In addition to his work with Premier Physical Therapy & Associates Juan is involved with the California South Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) medical staff member for over 10 years. Presently Juan is donating his time to the local soccer community providing injury prevention, fitness and training consultation.
In his spare time Juan coaches youth soccer, plays in an adult soccer league, plays drums with a band, and loves spending time with his wife and two children.
Chris graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Athletic Training. He took a break from his studies to serve a religious mission for his church in Milan, Italy and speaks fluent Italian. After graduation, Chris was the head Athletic Trainer for El Toro High School in Orange County, CA. Here he developed his love of treating and working with athletes. Chris graduated from the University of St. Augustine with his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Chris treats all patients as if they were his athletes and takes great satisfaction in helping them return to their sport, job or the things they love to do most. In his spare time Chris enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, cooking, kayaking, snowboarding, wakeboarding and spending time with his wife and three children.
Miguel graduated from Cal Lutheran University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2014. While at Cal Lutheran, Miguel was a member of the soccer team and is now an assistant coach for the program. He went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine, in San Marcos, CA in 2019. Miguel is committed to the physical therapy profession and is passionate about helping people in his community reach their personal goals and getting them back to doing what they love to do the most. In his spare time, along with coaching at Cal Lutheran, Miguel also coaches in the girls soccer program at Oxnard High School. He also enjoys playing soccer, working out, and spending time with his friends and family.
Mike is a Ventura County local from Newbury Park who grew up playing soccer to the collegiate level. He attended CSU Northridge where he received his BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. After CSUN, he attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where he achieved his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He enjoys paddle boarding, playing/watching soccer, working out, camping, walking his dog, and playing board games in his free time.
Daisy has a BA in Athletic Administration with a minor in health and exercise science which she received from the University of Oklahoma. She was born and raised in Ventura, CA where she played soccer for Ventura College and earned a scholarship to play D1 level soccer. A local stand out in Ventura County Daisy has earned All-American honors as well as National Player of the Year while playing for Ventura College. Daisy is currently attending PTA school in hopes to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. In her free time, Daisy enjoys going to the beach, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Guadalupe grew up in the small town named Santa Paula, California. She attended Ventura College for two years where she played soccer and was named All American her sophomore year. She graduated with her AA and transferred to Newberry College in South Carolina on a full soccer scholarship. Guadalupe graduated from Newberry College with a Bachelors of Science degree. She enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and spending a lot of time with her family.
Jessica was born and raised in Camarillo, CA. She has played soccer since she was 4 years old. Jessica was a member of the U17 Mexican National Team, where she participated in the U17 World Cup Qualifiers in Guatemala and in the U17 World Cup in Azerbaijan, both in 2012. She also participated in the U20 World Cup Qualifiers in the Cayman Islands. Jessica received a scholarship to play division I soccer at Grand Canyon University where she graduated in April 2017 with her BS in Biology with an emphasis in physical therapy and a minor in entrepreneur studies. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, hiking, and baking.
Mike attended Moorpark/Ventura College where he received multiple Associates Degrees in Kinesiology, History, and Social & Behavioral Science. Mike later on transferred to Fresno State where he not only received a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Physical Education/History, but also competed for their football program. He is now a football coach and runs his own organization, “Premium,” which consists of more than 150 elite high school football student athletes. This year, Mike is looking to become an officer for the US Air Force National Guard, working as a fire fighter. After boot camp, Mike plans on continuing his education at a Physical Therapy Assistant program, in hopes that he will continue to work for this awesome company as a PTA in the future. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading personal-growth books, and playing sports. He takes pride in being a lifelong learner, and is always striving to pick up new skills.
Giselle was born and raised in Ventura, CA. She is currently living in Oxnard, CA with her family. Giselle has three siblings, two brothers and a sister. She recently graduated from Oxnard High School back in 2020 and is currently studying at Oxnard College where she is planning on getting her AA in Kinesiology and plans to then transfer out to a four year university in hopes to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Giselle has enjoyed the interaction with patients & helping them get back to their daily activities. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, as well as playing soccer and traveling.
Nailea “Nai” Gaytan is a Physical Therapy Aid at Premier Physical Therapy’s Oxnard location. Nai was born in Ventura, CA, but was raised in Oxnard, CA. She graduated from Pacifica High School back in 2020, and has since enrolled in Ventura College where she is currently studying Communications and plans to transfer to a four-year university in her near future. In her free time Nai loves hiking, traveling and enjoying time with her family. Her favorite part about being a PT Aide is helping people become healthier and happier.
Javier was born in Oxnard, CA. He graduated from Hueneme High School in 2019 and is currently studying at Oxnard College. He plans on getting his associates degree in Kinesiology and then transferring to a 4-year university. During his free time, Javier enjoys working out at the gym, playing basketball, and hanging out with family & friends.
Daniel, “Danny” was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Daniel graduated from Oxnard High School and later pursued getting his AA in Kinesiology at Oxnard College. He graduated from Oxnard College in 2019 and later transferred to Cal State Northridge where he is currently working towards receiving his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Daniel is very family oriented, and also enjoys watching and playing soccer when he is not working. He hopes to continue to learn more about physical therapy and helping patients live a pain free life-style.
Alyssa was born and raised in Santa Paula. After graduating from Santa Paula High School in 2009, she went on to receive her Associate Degree in Fine Arts in 2012. Due to her love of learning new skills and working with people, she then strived to become a Medical Assistant Office Manager and received her Professional Receptionist Certificate in 2014. In 2016, she joined the Premier Physical Therapy team to help bring our Moorpark office to life. Alyssa enjoys playing soccer, drawing, and spending time with her husband Pablo, and kids Athena, Julian, and Abel. In the near future she does look forward to pursue her office manager degree.
Valarie enjoys the satisfaction of helping people by working within the medical field. She received her medical assisting certificate in 2017. She was a stay at home mom of two before she joined the premier team in 2018 as a receptionist. Today, you can find her at our front desk or working as a PT Aide. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, watching her daughter play soccer and spending time with family.
Arely was born and raised in Oxnard, CA. She has played soccer for most of her life. She recently graduated from Pacifica High school and is currently attending Ventura College for her AA in business and administration and plans on transferring to a four year university.
On her free time Arely enjoys spending time with her loved ones, playing soccer, and traveling.