Lake Area Tech welcomed Stephanie to the team in August 2022 as an anatomy instructor. She is a graduate of Aberdeen Central High School. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, and her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She has extensive experience including 24 years as a physical therapist, practicing outpatient and inpatient therapy services. She currently owns Align Therapy Services, LLC, a private physical therapy practice. Stephanie and her husband of 26 years live in Watertown with their son, Ty, a sophomore at Watertown High School. Their oldest daughter, Avery, graduated from SDSU with an elementary education degree and will student teach this fall at Roosevelt Elementary. Their middle child, daughter Aidynn, is a junior at SDSU and is pursuing business. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, boating, skiing, and spending time with her family.