The Power Team of Bemidji

Jon Laakso, MS-ATC, LAT

Sanford / BHS Athletic Trainer

Jon Laakso is a Lead Athletic Trainer at Sanford POWER and Bemidji High School. He attended Luther College and then furthered his education at Indiana University. Jon is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) which is a professional member association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. He also is a member of the Minnesota Board of Certification (BOC). Jon has 30+ years of experience as a high school athletic trainer and has worked with the United States Hockey League (USHL) which is the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. Jon strives to work with his athletes to ease pain and prevent injury along with promoting wellness and outdoor sports. Some of Jon’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, woodworking, and gardening.

Anders Lindstrom, MA-ATC

Athletic Trainer
Anders Lindstrom is an Athletic Trainer at Sanford POWER. He attended Bemidji State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2012-2014) and then furthered his education at North Dakota State University where he obtained his Master of Science in Athletic Training (2014-2016). Anders did an internship with Minnesota Hockey Camp in Nisswa, MN in 2015. He was also the recipient of the Buck and Honey Isrow Family Scholarship with NDSU in 2016. Anders is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the Board of Certification (BOC) (2016) and Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (2017). Anders has work experience with all t three divisions of NCAA athletics, and have worked at high schools across Minnesota and North Dakota. Anders provides evidence-based care to athletes and patients across all backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles with an emphasis on safety and education. Most of his free time is spent with his pointing lab, Finn. Other activities involve archery, waterfowl/upland game hunting, and fishing year-round.

Aryn Ball

Sanford / BHS Athletic Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Aryn Ball is an Athletic Trainer (ATC) at Sanford POWER. She attended St. Catherine University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and furthered her education by obtaining her Master of Science in Athletic Training from College of St. Scholastica. Aryn has been working at Sanford since May 2016, starting as an athletic trainer for Bemidji high school. Her hobbies include fitness activities, softball, hockey and spending time on the lake.

Nathan Foote

Exercise Specialist
Nathan Foote is an Exercise Specialist at Sanford POWER. He attended Bemidji State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Nathan is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist as well as a Certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. Nathan has a history of leading group fitness classes in both healthcare and sports athletic settings. He has worked with a variety of patients of all ages and ability levels. Nathan believes that anything is possible when a patient or athlete is given the right tools and has a knowledgeable professional by their side. He also believes that exercise and a healthy diet are the best form of medicine. Nathan enjoys fishing, hunting, being outdoors, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his dog, Pete.

Justin Malone

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Justin Malone is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Sanford POWER. He attended Bemidji State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Justin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has worked with athletes across a broad range of sports including baseball, football, hockey, wrestling, and much more. He trained with intense programs in the US Air Force which prepares pilots for the physical demands of flying. Justin spends a lot of personal time in the gym, playing pickleball and baseball, going out walking with his 2 dogs, and traveling.

 

Kailey Carlin

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kailey CarlinKailey Carlin is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Sanford POWER. She attended Bemidji State University (2015-2017) and Minnesota State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2017-2018). She had an internship with the Russell & Ann Gerdin Wellness Center in Moorhead (2018). Throughout her high school career, she received many golf awards, including: All-State Girls Golf (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), All Conference Champ Girls Golf (2012, 2014, 2015; 2nd Place 2013), and T-3rd Class A MN State Girls Golf Tournament (2014). Kailey has worked with numerous age groups from coaching youth at Summer Rec, fitness staff at MSUM wellness center, and in a rehabilitation therapy setting at Sanford. She also worked at a power lifting competition in college. Kailey enjoys golfing, volleyball, rollerblading, skating, water sports, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her fiancé, family and friends.