Meet Our Team

Every member of the Optimus team is fiercely dedicated to the well-being of our patients. All of our specialists, technicians, and support staff members have the experience, expertise, and compassionate understanding to provide the quality care and service our patients deserve. They have committed themselves to providing the most advanced prosthetics and treatment to create the most positive patient experiences of any facility in the Greater Dayton and Columbus Region.

johnbrandtJohn Brandt, Co-Owner

LPO, CPO, Clinical Director

John Brandt is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. John has provided prosthetic and orthotic care in the greater Dayton area for over 20 years. He earned his BA in Biology from Wright State University (1990) and a post-graduate certificate in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University (1991).

scottschallScott Schall, Co-Owner

LP, CP, CEO

Scott Schall is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  He has provided prosthetic services as a Rehabilitation Engineer since 1992, is a contributing inventor to 16 patents, and is a U.S. Army veteran (1984-1987). Scott earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering (1992) and an MS in Rehabilitation Engineering (1993), both from Wright State University, and completed the Northwestern University Prosthetic Certificate Program in 2008.

timriedlingerTim Riedlinger

LPO, CPO, Clinical Manager - Columbus

Tim Riedlinger is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. Tim has provided prosthetic and orthotic care in the greater Dayton and Columbus areas since 1994. He earned his BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1994).  Tim serves as the Clinical Manager of our Columbus location.

glennschoberGlenn Schober

LP, CP, Clinical Manager - Dayton

Glenn Schober is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist. Glenn has been providing prosthetic care for over 20 years, and returns to the Miami Valley following a 5-year sabbatical from clinical care.  During this time, he worked with leaders in the area of elevated vacuum suspension and CAD/CAM with laser scanning technology.  Glenn earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University (1987), and his post-graduate certificate in Prosthetics from the University of California at Los Angeles (1988).  Glenn serves as the Clinical Manager of our Dayton location.

travisbarlowTravis Barlow

LP, CP

Travis Barlow is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  He earned his BS in Biophysics from Bringham Young University (Provo, UT) in 2007, and completed the Northwestern University Prosthetic Certificate Program in 2008. 

stoudinger-7 - CopyMegan Stoudinger

LPO, CPO

Megan Stoudinger is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. Megan has provided prosthetic and orthotic care in the greater Dayton and Columbus areas since 2007. She earned her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University in 2006, her post-graduate certificate in Prosthetics from the University of Connecticut in 2007, and her post-graduate certificate in Orthotics from the University of Hartford in 2009.

elliethompsonEllie Thompson

CPA, Certified Prosthetic Assistant

Ellie is a Certified Prosthetic Assistant.  She has assisted in providing prosthetic and orthotic care for more than 10 years and has been heavily involved in the fabrication process for 20 years.

jimscharf Jim Scharf

PTA, Prosthetic Assistant, Gait Specialist

Jim Scharf has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1988.  Jim has worked with lower extremity amputee patients throughout his career.  He serves as Gait Specialist and Liaison when prosthetic patients are meeting with their therapists, offering his expertise, advice, and support throughout the patient's rehabilitation.

Aimee Eckert 1Aimee Eckert

Patient Advocate

Aimee Eckert is a below-knee amputee, sustained during an auto accident.  She has unique insight and perspective into amputation, and serves as a patient advocate, offering encouragement and support.  She stays closely involved with each patient from the time of surgery, through recovery and rehab, until the prosthesis is received and gait training begins. 

Jason Bender

Prosthetic Resident

Jason Bender received his BSME from Cedarville University in 2011 with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, and his MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.  He is currently serving in his 1-year prosthetic residency.

Anita Curtis

Office Manager

Anita manages office operations, including insurance and patient billing and collections, accounts payable, appeals, and payroll; as well as oversees all administrative processes. 

Crystal Reed 

Senior Office Assistant

Crystal works closely with Anita on insurance billing, collections, and appeals, as well as obtaining detailed prescriptions, authorizations, and clinical documentation.

Amanda Weidenbach

Office Assistant

Amanda is the first to greet patients and answer the phones in our Dayton office, scheduling appointments and helping to obtain detailed prescriptions and authorizations.

Kristilyn Stein

Office Assistant

Kristilyn is the first to greet patients and answer the phones in our Columbus office, scheduling appointments and helping to obtain detailed prescriptions and authorizations.

Beth Warren

Customer Service and Marketing Manager

Beth works to maintain strong relationships with our referral sources, as well as manages our website, Facebook page, and eNewsletter content and distribution.

Matthew Williams

CTP, CPA - Lab Supervisor

Matt is a Certified Prosthetic Technician and a Certified Prosthetic Assistant.  He oversees the lab, managing the fabrication process and the technicians.  He has been heavily involved in the prosthetic field and fabrication for over 20 years.

Russell Hawkes

Senior Prosthetic Technician

Russell works in the lab, fabricating custom prosthetic devices and assembling them with selected componentry.  He also manages inventory and shipping/receiving.

Tim Dues

Prosthetic Technician

Tim works in the lab, fabricating custom prosthetic devices and assembling them with selected componentry.