Meet Our Team

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Sports Chiropractor: Dr. Ben Bumguardner

Dr. Ben graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 2012, with a Bachelor of Science in Business with minors in Chemistry and Sports Management. After that, he continued his studies at Parker University in Dallas where he graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. During his time at Parker, Dr. Ben dedicated his time to focusing on what it takes to improve athletic and sports performance and returning injured bodies to health and function quickly. Dr. Ben was elected to take his clinical residency at Vitality Sports Medicine, where he worked with elite players such as FC Dallas and the USA Men's National Soccer Team, Boston Red Sox Organization, hockey players, Olympic figure skaters, and numerous individual world- class and professional athletes.

Dr. Ben was a part of the 2021 USA BMX National Championship Medical Team.  In 2022 Dr. Ben participated as Medical Staff for the Mountain Pacific Conference Indoor Track Championship, as well as being a Provider for the Olympic & Paralympic Committee in Colorado Springs in 2022.

Dr. Ben Bumguardner has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™).  The CCSP® certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120 hour postgraduate program.  This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports.  Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination. 

 

This training will aid the doctor in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing his diagnostic skills and patient care.  The CCSP® certification exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met a minimum level of competency in chiropractic sports medicine.  Dr. Ben Bumguardner joins over 5500 others internationally who hold this designation.

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Wife, Mother, and Co-Owner: Suzete Bumguardner

Suzete first attended Hardin Simmons University to play volleyball. She later graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Business with minors in Chemistry and Biomedical Science. Suzete's work ethic, experience and passion for sports, and caring personality make her a great asset to the office. Her experience begins with running a chiropractic clinic while still in her undergrad at Texas A&M all the way through her managing a 14,000 sq. ft. clinic in Grapevine Texas. Suzete is a mother of three and has been married to her husband, Ben, since 2010.  Her experiences in and out of the field of Sports Chiropractic are what make her such a valuable asset to this team.

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Chief Operating Officer: AJ Harms, MBA

AJ graduated with his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University and, from there, went on to serve as an officer in the US Army for almost 5 years before returning to Texas. AJ received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and began working with Alpha Sports shortly thereafter, where he's applying his expertise from working with multiple companies to lay the ground work for Alpha Sports' continued growth and expansion. 

     

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Director of Operations: Jessica Stringer

Jessica initially attended Wayne State College to play soccer. She then graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management and a minor in Business. Her first-hand experience as an athlete and a personal trainer has proven to be invaluable regarding injuries and injury prevention, recovery, and personnel management. With over 7 years of experience in the Health and Fitness Industry, combined with her education and genuine interest in encouraging and loving others, Jessica is a critical asset to our team.

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Sports Chiropractor: Dr. Angelica Patton

Dr. Angelica Patton graduated from Texas A&M in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in nutrition, and spent the following months following graduation interning here at Alpha Sports. She went onto Parker to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2021.

Her athletic experience is comprised of her high school powerlifting days, teaching group fitness at the Rec center through college, and CrossFit coaching and competing. Dr. Patton holds certifications in Rocktape, FDM, FMS and CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Level 1. 

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Sports Chiropractor: Dr. Mitch Scarmardo

Dr. Mitch graduated from Texas A&M University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He then went on to graduate as the class of 2021 Valedictorian from Parker University with both a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Masters of Strength and Human Performance. During his time at Parker, he served as the president of Rehab2Performance, an organization focused on connecting the gap between rehab and performance in physical medicine. 

 

He has an athletic background playing high school baseball, competing as a collegiate bowler, as well as coaching and competing in CrossFit. Dr. Mitch holds certifications in RockTape, FDM, FMS, and CrossFit Level 1.

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Massage Therapist: Brittany Worden

 

Brittany is a Licensed Massage Therapist who attended Texas A&M University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology followed by completing a Master of Science Degree from Texas A&M in Exercise Physiology. She received her Massage License in 2016. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer by the National  Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

 

Brittany has worked as a professional in the health and fitness industry for 8 years, working with all populations ranging from athletes, older populations and to people who are actively seeking a healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves through health and fitness.

 

Brittany has been married to her husband, Gus, since 2016 and is a mother of one. Brittany's experience in the fitness industry and her expertise in Sports Massage make her a great asset to the Alpha Team. Whether you want to improve your performance in your sport or just perform life at an optimal level, Brittany strongly believes that taking care of yourself through bodywork, recovery, nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle will majorly improve your overall quality of life! Come see Brittany - you will NOT regret it!

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Katie Dickey, MS, RD, CSCS – Sports Dietitian

Katie graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Following graduation, Katie continued her studies graduating from Texas A&M University with a Master of Science in Sports Physiology and a Master of Science in Nutrition while simultaneously completing post-baccalaureate coursework in dietetics. Katie then completed a supervised 1200 hour dietetic internship with the University of Houston. Katie has also completed her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential which demonstrates scientific knowledge on how to train athletes with a primary goal of improving athletic performance. 

Throughout her career, Katie has focused on sports performance nutrition and has worked with many athletes from several different sports including football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, swim/dive, softball, Ironman, and more. As a Registered Dietitian, she looks forward to focusing on helping athletes reach their Athletic Peak Performance. 

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Soft Tissue Specialist: Lauren Myers

Lauren Myers received her B.S in Exercise Science from Texas Lutheran University Class of 2019 and a M.Ed in Kinesiology from Bowling Green State university Class of 2021.

Lauren has an athletic background at the collegiate level having played softball for three years at TLU, winning 3 consecutive Conference Championships and a National Championship her senior year!

 

She is interested in going to chiropractic school sometime in the near future at either Parker University in Dallas or Logan University in Missouri.

    

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Soft Tissue Specialist: Brittany Snell

Brittany received her B.S in Exercise Physiology from Baylor University in 2019. 

She has an athletic background having competed in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. She married her high school sweetheart and has the sweetest little boy. 

She hopes to continue to grow within Alpha Sports and become even more valuable to better serve the community. 

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Soft Tissue Specialist: Roadey Mann

Roadey attended Roscoe Collegiate High School and received his Associates of Science from Western Texas College. He has an athletic background, having competed in powerlifting and football all throughout high school. He actively trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and plans to coach in the future. 

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Soft Tissue Specialist: Samantha San Angelo

Samantha is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in health psychology from Texas A&M Kingsville, as well as finishing her Rock Tape certification. Outside of work, her passions are supporting her 3 children in their sports endeavors and hanging out with family and friends. She loves beings soccer mom and connecting with current athletes and loves building relationships with new people. She is a College Station native where she ran track in high school. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years and loves helping people feel and be their best.

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Front Desk Associate: Amberly McShane

Amberly McShane is a current student at Texas A&M University, class of 2024, pursuing a degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Motor Behavior. Post bachelors degree, she hopes to attend physical therapy school and become a Certified Physical Therapist.