WE BELIEVE in the motivating aspect of working with children in groups, combined with lots of individual attention.

Kinetic Kids Staff

The Staff and Instructors of Kinetic Kids represent a dynamic group of individuals who bring a combination of expertise, experience, creativity, and a personal, vested interest in working toward achieving the goals and mission of this organization.

One of Kinetic Kids core values is ensuring the safety and success of each child while participating in our sports and recreational programs. We believe pediatric physical, occupational, speech, or recreational therapists are necessary to achieve this goal. The knowledge and background they bring to our programs makes the programs successful and brings joy and confidence to the lives of the children who participate.

Executive Directors

  • Tracey Fontenot, PT, Co-Founder and Executive Director

    Tracey Fontenot is a Physical Therapist who has practiced since 1996. Her background with pediatrics is strongly associated with inpatient, outpatient, and specialty clinics in a children’s hospital setting. Tracey has implemented exercise programs to a variety of specific diagnoses including spina bifida, brain tumor, childhood cancers, cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and evaluations for treatment of spasticity. A strong interest in childhood obesity led to her development of fitness and nutrition classes targeting obese and overweight children. Tracey has been a public supporter and speaker on the importance of appropriate nutrition and exercise in the pediatric population. After co-founding Kinetic Kids in 2001 with Kacey Wernli, P.T., Tracey continues to enhance her clinical skills in the hospital and clinic settings.

  • Kacey Wernli, PT, Co-Founder and Executive Director

    Kacey Wernli is a Physical Therapist and has practiced pediatrics since 1994. After working 7 years in a hospital setting, Kacey began focusing her training on tone management of children with cerebral palsy. Her experience in pediatrics has been strongly focused towards outpatient care of children with cerebral palsy. She has a long history and many years of experience with wheelchair and adaptive seating evaluations which led to development of Wheelchair Seating Clinics in the past. Another strong passion of Kacey’s was orthotic management. She consulted and provided recommendations for orthotic intervention to a wide range of patients needing tone management. After co-founding Kinetic Kids in 2001 with Tracey Fontenot, P.T., Kacey continues to enhance her clinical skills in the pediatric outpatient setting.

Senior Program Director

Lead Program Director

Program Directors

  • Laura Hegstrom, PT
  • Amy Myers
  • Adrienne Gaither, OTR
  • Carrie Valdez, OTR
  • Michelle Fuentes, PT
  • Brandy Chapman, OTR
  • Monica Deschaine, DPT
  • Natalie Garcia, OTR
  • Judith Guerrero, PT
  • Paige Martin, DPT
  • Rebecca Toedt, PT
  • Julie Van Horn, OTR

Development Director

  • Catherine Dial Easley

Administrative Assistant

  • Andrew Garcia

Long Term Instructors

  • Tanya Navalta
  • Tanya Perez
  • Chuck Smith
  • Scott LeBlanc, MAA, CTRS
  • Colleen Dunn
  • Gigi Hudnall
  • David Muniz
  • Erine Harley
  • Will Biba
  • Megan Sendejo, COTA
  • Jessica Rourke

Website Manager

  • Christopher A. Rábago, PT, PhD

Bookkeeper

  • Suzy Hill
One of Kinetic Kids core values is ensuring the safety and success of each child while participating in our sports and recreational programs.  We believe pediatric physical, occupational, speech, or recreational therapists are necessary to achieve this goal.  The knowledge and background they bring to our programs makes the programs successful and brings joy and confidence to the lives of the children who participate.

We Believe in the smiles of joy, and the expression of excitement you will see on the faces of the children as they participate in Kinetic Kids’ activities!