Our Staff

Daniel Hughes, DPT

Daniel Hughes, DPT

Dan is the C.E.O. and Clinical Director of P.T. Northwest. Dan has directed the clinic with an emphasis on excellence in service to the patients. His clinical specialization is on sports and industrial medicine with an osteopathic model. Dan graduated from the University of Oregon with his Bachelors in 1988. He then attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and received his Master's degree in 1991, and returned to the Osteopathic School Des Moines Medical University and finished his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2003. In his time off, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as working with drama programs that his church produces for the community.

Molly Heikkinen, DPT

Molly Heikinen, DPT

Molly is the Woodland Clinic Director for P.T. Northwest. Molly graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996 with her Bachelor's in Exercise Science. In 2003 she graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University with her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. She participated in basketball and rugby while in college. Her interest in evidence-based practice has led her to post professional continuing education courses in The McKenzie Method for Diagnosis and Therapy. She obtained certification in the McKenzie Method in January 2009. She has also pursued further education in Jones Strain Counterstrain methods and is currently pursuing Ola Grimsby methods of modern manual therapy. Her outside interests include spending time with her family, traveling, playing disc golf/golf, music, gardening and hiking with her weimaraner.

Darryl Kent, BS,RPT

Darryl Kent, RPT

Darryl is the Castle Rock Clinic Director for P.T. Northwest. Darryl graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor in Science in 1988. He then attended the University of New Mexico were he received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Darryl has 17 years experience in outpatient orthopedics with over 14 years as a clinical manager. Darryl specializes in manual therapy, sports and industrial therapy. Darryl enjoys spending time with his family and his interests are mountain biking, hiking, skiing, auto restoration, tennis and riding horses.

TJ Ablan, DPT

TJ Ablan, DPT

TJ obtained his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in May of 2000 from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. He currently is pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through the university of Montana. TJ takes a special interest in working with Sports Injuries and Motor Vehicle Accidents and has furthered his education in both areas. He currently performs all Sports Medicine services for Kelso High School and has organized sports medicine services for The Babe Ruth World Series and many local sporting events in the past. TJ is originally from Carthage, NY and is a die-hard fan of the Buffalo Bills, Syracuse Orange, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In his spare time, TJ enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking with his wife Karlie, working out, golfing, playing with his dog Captain and traveling.

Paul Morauske, MS,RPT

Paul Morauske, MSRPT

Paul graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology degree in 1998. He then received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 and has been practicing physical therapy with P.T. Northwest since. Paul enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing softball, golf, volleyball and reading.

Jeanne Humbert, BS,RPT

Jeanne Humbert, RPT

Jeanne graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy in 1984. She has been practicing physical therapy in Longview, Washington for over 28 years. Her specialty is in outpatient orthopedics treating the following; back rehab, sports injuries, work injuries and auto accident injuries. She enjoys educating patients in taking care of their bodies to maximize their function and quality of life.

Kelli Roemer, PTA

Kelli Roemer, PTA

Kelli graduated from Whatcom's PTA Program in June 2011. She began working immediately at P.T. Northwest. Kelli is an exercise enthusiast and is always looking for different ways to excite and promote her patients toward exercise and healthy living. In her spare time she enjoys running road and obstacle races, playing racquetball and spending time with family and friends.

Joanne Ehrmantrout, LMP

Joanne Ehrmantrout, LMP

JoAnne graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR in September 2000 and has been licensed in Washington State since early 2001. She has taken classes in several modalities, and continues to further her knowledge, but focuses in Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage. JoAnne has been a part of the PT Northwest team since 2010.


Melissa Herzog, Insurance Specialist

Melissa joined the PT Northwest family in 2013 as a member of the front office team. She has received her Associate's degree in Business Management from Lower Columbia College. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys long walks, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.

Patty Silva, Billing Specialist

Patty Silva, Billing Specialist

Patty Silva joined P.T. Northwest in June 2011. She has been in the medical field for over 15 years and works as our Billing Specialist. She checks eligibility and obtains authorizations for our patients. Patty enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters, attending their school functions, basketball and softball games and shopping! She spends much of her free time baking and decorating cakes, making cheesecakes and she makes our favorite...cake pops!

Heather Willis, Office Administrator

Heather Willis, Office Administrator

Heather joined the P.T. Northwest family in the early spring of 2011. She has over 8 years in office experience and enjoys working in the billing department at P.T. Northwest very much. In her time off, Heather enjoys taking pictures of her son and spending time with her husband.

Brandon Hughes

Brandon Hughes, Support Staff

Brandon has worked with PT Northwest for many years intermittently. He has various work duties that include, front office work, medical records, Foster Farm employment testing and placing orders. Brandon is happily married and enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and dogs. His interests include camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, aqua-scaping, playing music and participating in his local church music and drama programs.

Drew Nuckolls, PTA

Jane Beaston, LMT

Heidi Lampinen, LMT

Wendy Buck, Castle Rock Receptionist

Michelle Templin, Woodland Receptionist

Stephanie Beckham, Longview Receptionist

Martha Howaida, Longview Receptionist

Cassie Rubus, Longview Receptionist/Billing Specialist