Theresa Locke, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist/Business Owner
Theresa was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, earning Bachelor and Masters degrees in Physical Education. She graduated from the University of Southern California, with a Masters in Physical Therapy (1985) and earned her transitional Doctorate in Private Practice Management through Evidence in Motion (2010). Since 1993, when Pinnacle Physical Therapy first opened its doors, Theresa has dedicated herself to not only providing the highest quality of care to the patients she serves, but has also been very active in supporting the local community in youth sports, and volunteer organizations. Outside the practice, Theresa enjoys staying fit, playing golf, helping her husband in the family vineyard and following her daughter's collegiate golf schedule.
Ashley Nelson, DPT, PT, MTC
Ashley graduated with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego with a focus in Manual Therapy and Pediatrics. She recently received her certification as Manual Therapist from the University of St Augustine under Dr. Stanley Paris, the same program director from who she earned her Doctorate. Ashley also received a Bachelor's degree in Physiology and minor in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She is active in supporting multiple youth programs, like Camp Fire USA and Make a Wish Foundation, and is excited to get involved in local community organizations.
Outside of the clinic, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs, usually snowmobiling, sailing, kayaking, or hiking. Ashley believes in empowering her patients to achieve their highest functional ability and meeting their personal goals for physical therapy.
Gerald A Solberg, MSPT
Jerry received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Brigham Young University where he was also on the gymnastics team. He received his Physical Therapy Certificate from the University of Iowa in 1967 and his Master's degree from the University of the Pacific in 1996. After serving in the Air Force as a Physical Therapist during the Vietnam War, he moved to California where his experience has included work in rehabilitation centers, orthopedic physical therapy clinics and home health. He taught physical therapy for 13 years at the University of the Pacific where he specialized in Kinesiology, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Gait Analysis. He also has an interest in TMJ disorders and treatment. Jerry brings a well rounded background in physical therapy to Pinnacle. His interests outside of health care include hiking, biking skiing, golf and wood working. In his spare time Jerry is a professional musician.
Patient Care Coordinator
Dulcie has been living in Calaveras County for the past ten years. She worked as a Certified Massage Therapist in Arnold and most recently coordinating volunteers at a large non-profit in San Andreas. She finds it rewarding to work in an environment where people can improve their quality of life through the knowledgeable guidance to fitness and good health provided by our excellent therapists.
In her free time, Dulcie enjoys taking long hikes in the forest with family and newly adopted dog, Ralphie, spending summer afternoons on New Melones Reservoir, traveling to the coast and reading a good book.
As Patient Care Coordinator, Dulcie is responsible for scheduling appointments and supporting our patients in any way she can. She is usually the first face you see as you enter the clinic and the last when you leave. You will find her to be empathetic and friendly. Her bubbly personality lifts everyone's spirits.
Jessie Anna Rucker
Jessie Anna Rucker spent three years in Santa Cruz, swimming, rowing, sailing and disc golfing while earning her Bachelor's degree in computational mathematics. She returned here, her hometown, to be close to family. Jessie enjoys helping patients to achieve their rehabilitation, and fitness goals. Her talents as a PT Aide and computer expert are only exceeded by her pleasant demeanor and bright smile. We are extremely happy to have her as part of our team.
When Jessie is not working, she can be found in the gym, pool, garden, and kitchen or relaxing with a good book. Jessie helps the patients and staff in so many different ways.
Amanda "Mandy" De Smidt
Amanda "Mandy" De Smidt joined the Pinnacle Team in the autumn of 2011. She has extensive experience in all things clerical and an administrative background, which includes marketing and customer service. She is originally from the San Francisco Peninsula but always loved the foothills and Murphys in particular. It is the town in which she someday wishes to retire. Mandy is active in the First Congregational Church of Murphys, volunteers with the Youth Mentoring Program and ushers at the Sierra Repertory Theater. When not out volunteering, you will find her walking with her dog, gardening, spending time with family or enjoying music and movies.
If you need to talk clinic business, telephone or email Mandy; she is in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Sherry Clary, Account Specialist
Sherry has lived in Calaveras County for 23 years and worked seventeen years for a family practice M.D. Sherry has four grandchildren, three horses, two each adopted cats and dogs. She enjoys the outdoors especially swimming, riding, fishing and camping with her husband, Jim. Sherry is a dedicated volunteer and accomplished crafter; she likes to paint and re-purpose things. Her primary responsibilities at the clinic will be verifying insurance, coding claims and reconciling patient accounts.