Staff

John Brandt

LPO, CPO, Clinical Director

John Brandt is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. He earned his BA in Biology from Wright State University in1990 and a post-graduate Certificate in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University in 1991. John has provided prosthetic and orthotic care in the greater Dayton area for over 20 years and is the owner of Optimus Prosthetics. As a prosthetist, he loves working with his hands to create a device that helps people return to an independent life. In his free time, John camps and hikes with his family plays competitive soccer and snowmobiles. 

Tim Riedlinger

LPO, CPO, Clinical Manager

Columbus Office

Tim Riedlinger is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. He earned his BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1994. Tim serves as the Clinical Manager of our Columbus location. Tim was exposed to the field when his sister lost her leg in a farm accident at the age of 4. Inspired by his sister, he realized at a young age that people have the ability to overcome great things as long as they have an advocate and the necessary tools afforded to them. This inspiration and passion for advocacy ultimately lead him down a career path to become a prosthetist. Outside of prosthetics, Tim enjoys spending his time with his wife and two kids and attending their school and sports activities.   

Glenn Schober

LP, CP, Clinical Manager

Dayton Office

Glenn Schober is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist. Glenn earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1987 and a post-graduate Certificate in Prosthetics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988. Glenn serves as the Clinical Manager of our Dayton location. In addition to providing expert prosthetic care to his patients, he has worked with leaders in the area of elevated vacuum suspension and CAD/CAM with laser scanning technology. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, watching hockey games, working on cars, and grilling out. 

Megan Albury

LPO, CPO

Megan Albury is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist.  She earned her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University in 2006 and a post-graduate Certificate in Prosthetics in 2007 and Orthotics in 2009 from Newington Certificate Program.  After job shadowing her junior year of high school, she knew immediately this was the profession she wanted to pursue.  Outside of work, Megan enjoys being outdoors, crafting, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

David Frautschi

LP, CP

David Frautschi is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  He earned his BFA in Fine Art from Wright State University in 1998.  Ten years after college, David was looking for a career change and found prosthetics. He received his post-graduate Certificate in Prosthetics in 2011 and Orthotics in 2014 from the University of Hartford. Working as a prosthetist is a natural fit for him as he enjoys working with his hands, is very analytical and enjoys helping people. David spends his free time drawing, sculpting with clay, working out and spending time with his wife and two children. 

Jaimie Howard

CP, LP

Jaimie Howard is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist. She received her BS in Exercise Science from Morehead State University in 2012 and her MS in Orthotics & Prosthetics from Eastern Michigan University in 2015. Jaimie pursued a career in prosthetics because it is a perfect blend of her strengths and interests: art and sculpture in a medical setting. Jaimie also enjoys yoga, exercise, painting, reading and spending time with family and friends. 

Laura Klagstad

CPO, LPO

Laura Klagstad is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. She received her BS in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2013 and MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Georgia Tech in 2015. Laura first learned of the field of prosthetics and orthotics in high school after shadowing an orthopedic surgeon for a semester. She decided to apply her undergraduate engineering degree to the medical field through a career in prosthetics and orthotics. She enjoys working with amputees of all abilities. She especially loves watching patients walk into the office for the first time. In her spare time, she enjoys running road races, traveling, calligraphy, and spending time with her family. 

Kelsey Holden

CP, LP

Kelsey Holden is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist. She received her BS in Exercise Science in 2012 and MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2014 both from Eastern Michigan University. Kelsey first learned of the field of prosthetics from a window display. It caught her attention and she went to then shadow clinicians in the field. She enjoyed what she learned and decided to apply her undergraduate degree knowledge in a career in prosthetics. She loves working in the healthcare field and enjoys seeing patients’ reaction when they take those first few steps. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Derick Schmidt

CPO, LPO

Derick Schmidt is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist.  He earned his BS in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University in 2009 and his Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2011.  His background and interest in mechanical systems and CAD/CAM, combined with his degree in kinesiology, led him to become a prosthetist.  Derick’s favorite thing about prosthetics is creating unique ideas and solutions that help amputees improve their quality of life.  Outside of work, Derick enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Rachel, and their three dogs, as well as doing DIY home and vehicle projects.

Rachel Schmidt

CP, LP

Rachel Schmidt is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  She earned her BS in Kinesiology from LSU in 2009 and her Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2011.  After working in Atlanta and Pittsburgh, she joined the Optimus prosthetic team.  Interested in architecture and physical therapy, she was drawn to the field of prosthetics because of the opportunity to combine creativity and design with the rehabilitation process.  She enjoys customizing devices and helping patients of all activity levels accomplish their goals.  Outside of work, Rachel enjoys anything outdoors, road trips, working on home renovation projects, and hanging out with her husband and their 3 dogs.

Amy Yates

LPO, CPO and Patient Advocate

Amy Yates is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  She earned her BE in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo in 1990 and a post-graduate Certificate in Prosthetics in 1990 and Orthotics in 1993 from Northwestern University.  Amy serves as a Practitioner Patient Advocate for the Dayton office. She is able to answer questions for our patients and their families not only from a clinical perspective but also from personal experience.  

Lyndsey Wilcox

Patient Advocate

Lyndsey Wilcox works part-time as a Patient Advocate in our Columbus office. She visits our patients in the hospitals, nursing homes and at follow up appointments with surgeons. She offers comfort, hope, and support by answering any questions patients may have about the prosthetic process or what life is like as an amputee.  She does an amazing job with our patients and is a valuable asset and member of our Optimus team. 

Andrea Kinsinger

Physical Therapist

Andrea Kinsinger is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her BS in Physical Therapy in 1986 from Bowling Green State University and the Medical College of Ohio.  Andrea has worked with lower extremity amputee patients throughout her career and loves coaching amputees through the process to return to an independent and active life. She also works with area therapists offering expertise and education in gait biomechanics and rehabilitation to facilitate an optimal outcome for our patients at Optimus. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys life with her husband and 4 children bicycle touring, wilderness canoeing, cooking, gardening and mentoring high school girls. 

Douglas Oaks

COO

Tim Dues

Administrative Services/Lab Manager

Anita Curtis

Office Manager

Amanda Doolin

Compliance Officer

Shanda Browning

Medical Biller

Meka Edwards

Authorization Specialist

Kristilyn Slabey

Administrative Assistant/Columbus

Andrea Vernon

Administrative Assistant/Cincinnati

Samantha Dickensheets

Compliance/Front Desk Administrative Assistant

Maribeth McClure

Clinical Assistant

Russell Hawkes

Technical Advisor

Jamie Stidham

Prosthetic Technician

Nick Collinsworth

Prosthetic Technician

Chyler Hastings

Logistics Administrator

Sheila Fiedler

Administrative Assistant

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