About Us

Pre-PT Grind LLC is the product of a Pre-PT Program designed and started in 2014 at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. The program, originated by our Pre-PT Grind Co-Founder Joses Ngugi, sought to create a student-led mentorship experience that provided future Doctor of Physical Therapy students with the tools and community needed to not only make it to the next phase of their journey, but THRIVE!

As the Pre-PT Grind, our goal and mission still remains the same. Our aim is to help you navigate through the Pre-PT process, while ultimately becoming Leaders for the next generation of physical therapists. We are here to SERVE you!

Co-Founders of Pre-PT Grind

Dr. Joses Ngugi -  joses@preptgrind.com |  jointpurposefit.com   

Joses Ngugi received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree on August 6, 2017 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He had the pleasure of serving as class President for all 3 years of his Doctoral degree. Joses was originally born in the beautiful country of Kenya, on the continent of Africa. While he does hold a Batchelor's degree in Health Sciences along with his graduate level DPT degree, his passions go beyond academics. He loves to travel both domestically and internationally, and loves sports with a specific appreciation for the Los Angeles Lakers! Most importantly however, his family and God are number 1 in his life. Joses is also the founder of the soon-to-be released Pre-PT Success program. As a Co-Founder of Pre-PT Grind, it is no secret that Joses has a deep passion to help guide Pre-Physical Therapy students along the journey towards their dreams of not only becoming DPT students, but absolutely phenomenal future clinicians!

Dr. Casey Coleman, DPT

casey@preptgrind.com | caseycolemanpt.wordpress.com

Casey Coleman, DPT is originally from Chicago Illinois and and graduated with his Doctor of physical therapy degree from Andrews University in August 2018. He received his bachelor of health science from Andrews University in 2015. He admires the ability of the body to heal itself, with an interest in human biomechanics that respects human anatomy. Casey Coleman is also the Publications director at  newgradphysicaltherapy.com / Covalentcareers.com His mission is to grow the field of physical therapy by mentoring and empowering you, the future leaders of PT, to take the profession to new heights. Outside of physical therapy his hobbies include learning, laughing, music, and sports.

 Meet Our Team

Sara Stankoskey| Intern Director sara@preptgrind.com 

Sara is a former student-athlete that graduated in May 2017 from Illinois State University majoring in Exercise Science. She is current a PT student in Rosalind Franklin University’s DPT program in North Chicago. Sara has an interest in helping others be the best version of themselves, reach goals, and step outside their comfort zone. In her free time, she likes attending concerts, watching Netflix, listening to podcasts, and playing soccer.

Zaniah Bradshaw: zaniah@preptgrind.com 

Zaniah, also known as Z, is a PT student at Loma Linda University DPT program as part of the class of 2021. Zaniah is passionate about serving as a resource to other pre-P.T. students and committed to life–long learning. In her spare time, Z loves to be spontaneous in exploring cities in Southern California, spending time with friends and family, and being an aspiring foodie. 

 Karl Bourne Jr.  karl@preptgrind.com

Karl graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in health science and is a PT student at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami. He is a dual citizen of the United States and the beautiful island of Barbados. He is passionate about writing and speaking. Karl has his own blog “Bourne Winner” and he is an active writer for several different physical therapy companies such as Pre-PT Grind, The PT Hustle, New Grad PT Mentors. He also has an interest in digital/social media marketing. He enjoys reading, working out, listening to podcasts and music, and watching Netflix in his spare time.

 Adryana Todd: adryana@preptgrind.com


Adryana Todd is a high school student aspiring to be a physical therapist and entrepreneur. Adryana has a vast interest in social media, especially youtube where she produces motivational and humorous videos to help others. Adryana’s main focus is to encourage and inspire people to be their best and most authentic self. Her favorite activities is spending time with family, going to church, drawing, writing, reading, watch TEDx videos and editing YouTube videos. Adryana hopes to impact all the pre-PT students on their journeys.

Farimang Touray Jr. Farimang@preptgrind.com


Farimang, also known as Mang, graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelors in biological sciences in May 2017. He is a current PT student at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Alaskan born and bred, Mang has learned to enjoy the beauty and numerous adventure opportunities in his home state. Mang is passionate about helping other students in their unique journey as a pre-PT and continuing to grow and evolve as a person. In his free time you can catch Mang playing or watching sports, listening to podcasts and music, Netflix, laughing, talking with friends and family, and adventuring.

Ben Lee benlee@preptgrind.com

Ben is a Pre-PT student, currently in his junior year at Northern Illinois University. In addition to school, he works as a rehab technician and helps coach high school boys’ basketball. Ben is passionate about helping others find their purpose and reach their goals. His future goal as a physical therapist is to own a clinic specializing in sports rehabilitation. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, lifting weights, and spending time with friends.

Gail Galyo

Gail is a pre-PT student that graduated from Old Dominion University with her bachelors in Exercise Science in May 2018 and will obtain her Masters in Exercise Science in December 2019. Her goals as a future physical therapist is to help, motivate, inspire, and push others to reach their full potential. She believes that “no” is never an answer and there is always a way. In her free time she likes going to the beach, weightlifting, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.

Alexa Jaggi

Alexa is a Pre-PT from Madison, Wisconsin who will be graduating with her Bachelors in Exercise Science in May of 2019. She is extremely grateful for Pre-PT Grind community for helping prepare her for the future — not only for the application process, but for success throughout PT school and as a physical therapist—she is dedicated to giving back to the community and helping other pre-PTs reach their full potential! In her free time, when she isn’t with friends or family, you can find her training for half marathons, trying out new recipes, listening to podcasts (The Pre-PT Grind Podcast is her favorite), and volunteering in her community!


Robyn Ringberg

Robyn is a non-traditional pre-PT, starting at St. Catherine’s University in the fall and will be part of the class of 2022. She has been a personal trainer for over a decade and her dream is to fully integrate personal training and physical therapy to help people move better and reach their health and fitness goals. If she isn’t working or at school, she is either wandering in the outdoors or volunteering with a dog rescue.


Nyasha Abrams

Nyasha is a PRE-Physical Therapy Students, Low GPA Applicant. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise. Post-Graduation, she became a Faculty member at California State University, Los Angeles teaching Kinesiology students how to treat Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and various other Neurological Conditions. She's also a Supervisor at the Rancho Los Amigos National Neurological Hospital. Her passion is to bring light and serve to the Neurological Community as much as she can. She runs her own business that also serves the Neurological Community called, NuSPARK. Nyasha also has a passion for Women’s Health. She's the head of a program that teaches women suffering from homelessness and drug addiction to exercise at the Los Angeles Mission. She wants women in health care to feel empowered and be their authentic selves in a male dominant field. She wants to show PRE-PT’s that you do not have to wait until you get your doctorate degree to make huge change in the field.


Zakia Ahmadi

Zakia is a Pre-PT from Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from UCLA with her bachelors in Biology. Her goal as a physical therapists is to reduce the number of patients seeking pharmaceuticals and surgery by enhancing their health, nutrition and fitness on a day-to-day basis. In her free time, she enjoys reading, weight lifting, and spending time with family.


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