Terie is a Nurse Practitioner for Drs. Clanton and Haytmanek. She joined the sports foot and ankle team in 2012. In her current role, she provides direct care to clinic patients and inpatients, as well as managing pre-operative and post-operative medical issues.
Terie obtained her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and her graduate degree as a Nurse Practitioner from University of Wisconsin-Madison. With an early career as an operating room nurse (that included serving in the U.S. Army with deployment to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm) and a Nurse Practitioner career focused primarily on surgical specialties in orthopedics, Terie brings an abundance of experience to the team.
Ryan Williams is the Athletic Trainer for Drs. Clanton and Haytmanek. Ryan is an assistant in the operating room. His responsibilities are for management of the clinical operations. He will see patients during clinic and surgeries as well as helping to guide them through the post-operative phases.
Ryan obtained his degree in Athletic Training from The University of Kansas before later working as a graduate assistant at Creighton University. Ryan was part of The Steadman Clinic fellowship 2012-2013 before being brought back in 2014 to join the team full time.
He enjoys an active lifestyle and everything the mountains have to offer. His love of sports and recreation allow him to relate to the patients we see in clinic.
Je Anne is the Executive Assistant for Drs. Clanton and Haytmanek, as well as the Surgical Coordinator for the Sports Foot and Ankle team. She manages clinical, academic, and industry commitments for both physicians. Additionally, she oversees the surgery schedule and assists with patient education.
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and began her career in healthcare as Medical Assistant for an Interventional Cardiologist, providing direct patient care. Ten years later, she moved to Vail to marry her husband, Lance, and began her career at The Steadman Clinic.
A true Colorado native, Je Anne enjoys most activities that involve the outdoors; her favorite is camping with her husband and friends. She also enjoys golf and traveling – usually to warm, sunny places by the ocean.
Alison O’Connor Sutherland is an Athletic Trainer for Drs. Clanton and Haytmanek, assisting them both in clinic and in the operating room.
Alison obtained her B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont in 2010. She worked as an Athletic Trainer in the high school and NCAA Division I settings for 4 years in New England before pursuing graduate studies. She earned her M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut in 2016 while concurrently working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the UCONN Huskies. Her research focus in graduate school was lower extremity injury prevention and biomechanics. She was an Athletic Training Resident at The Steadman Clinic in 2016-2017, and joined the Foot and Ankle team shortly after completing Residency.
Alison is originally from Burlington, Vermont. Her parents had her on skis the first winter she could walk, and skiing remains her favorite outdoor activity. She and her husband Stuart, a Physician Assistant, love living in Vail and try to spend as much time as they can exploring Colorado with their Golden Retriever, Ramsey.
Born in Lawrence, Kansas, Dr. Mullens moved to Huntsville, Alabama before graduating from Berry College in Rome, GA. At Berry, Dr. Mullens played basketball and earned his B.S. degree in biology. While finishing his undergraduate degree, he also completed an internship at the National Cancer Center in Seoul, South Korea.
He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, where he was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and received The Dean’s Award, an honor presented to the student with the highest academic performance in the clinical clerkships at his regional campus. While in medical school, Dr. Mullens also spent time doing medical missions in the Dominican Republic and China.
Dr. Mullens completed his residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, where under the mentorship of the late Dr. Angus McBryde, he decided to pursue a foot and ankle fellowship. He provided physician coverage for varsity athletics during his time at South Alabama. His research interests include sports related ankle injuries, as well as biomechanical and gait analysis of the foot and ankle. While completing his residency, he was elected a Resident Scholar by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and received the South Alabama Academic Excellence Award, recognizing annually one resident’s achievement in academic performance, research, and clinical duties.
Dr. Mullens is excited to be in Vail with his wife, Brittany, and two dogs, Rosie and Sonny. Outside of medicine, Dr. Mullens continues to play basketball, and enjoys skiing, golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family at the beach.