Jennifer Beran, DPT/OWNER

Jennifer was born and raised in Minneapolis, thus is extremely well-known for her cold hands but equally warm heart. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse in 1995 and her doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton in 1998. She ran her first marathon in 2001, started Premier Therapy in 2005, married the love of her life in 2009, and became certified in scuba-diving and sky-diving in 2011. Jennifer loves running, reading, talking and helping her patients meet their goals. She also loves a good joke and padded tennis shoes (in case we didn’t mention, she’s ridiculously short.)


Curt Krobot, DPT, OCS

 Curt hails from the bustling metropolis of Stuart, NE, population 600. Curt received his BS in Biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2006, completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the Nebraska Medical Center, and joined the staff at Premier after graduation in 2010. He Received his Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) Certification in 2014.  Curt is the proud father of 2 brilliant children. He is an avid runner and golfer, and loves bringing that knowledge to his patients, even if it means delaying his PGA tour card.


Julie Ortman, DPT

Julie joined the Premier team in 2014. Prior to that, she enjoyed serving our veterans as a physical therapist at the VA Medical Center for 16 years. Julie grew up right here in Bennington, NE and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Creighton University.  Julie is best known for her crazy endurance endeavors. She has completed  a 50K, 9 marathons, many 1/2 marathons, and all triathlon distances–including 2 full Ironmans. Julie even finished in the top 10% of all world Ironman branded triathletes in 2013, qualified and ran the Boston marathon in 2014, and placed 2nd overall female in a half Iron distance triathlon in 2016. An injury and subsequent surgery has set her back recently, but she hopes to get back to competing soon. Fun fact: Jennifer and Julie met in PT school and even were roommates for a year–we must still like each other. 🙂

   Connor Norris, DPT

   Introducing the tallest member of the Premier Physical Therapy team: Connor received his B.A. in Exercise Science from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2013 and his doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Mary in 2017. Connor enjoys all things sports, but has an affinity for baseball and hockey. Connor was a pitcher for his collegiate team and now plays slow pitch softball and sand volleyball in the summer, looking to get into hockey in the winter. Aside from his prowess in athletics, Connor is also known for his sarcastic sense of humor, beer brewing expertise, cat-whispering abilities, knowledge of Game of Thrones, and laid back personality. Connor also enjoys spending time with his (smokin’ hot) wife.


Christopher Dahl, DPT


Chris graduated from both UNL and Creighton- thus continuing to fuel the on-going and (mostly) friendly rivalry here at Premier.  He grew up on a farm near Scribner, NE so he understands hard work.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2015 with a degree in Nutrition, Exercise & Health Science and then completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. Chris is proud to say he is a die-hard Duke basketball fan and will argue with anyone, about the greatness of the St. Louis Cardinals.




Allison Arnold, PTA

Meet Allie: she went to school in Kansas including playing collegiate volleyball.  She moved to Omaha to be close to her nieces.  When asked what are her favorite things she replied: “to be active, be outdoors, try new things, and (surprisingly since moving to Omaha) country dancing.” Bucket list goal= to travel to all 50 states. “And I can’t keep my hands off sweets and food in general. That’s pretty much my life in a nut shell.”


Chris Beran, Business Manager/Owner

Chris is the master of all things electronic, technical and creative. He loves his wife, his children and his computer. He is a pilot and a skydiving instructor with over 800 jumps and is successful (most of the time.) When his son was asked what would be his dad’s perfect day, “Any day with weather nice enough to fly into the blue sky or jump through it.” And if you ever need to ask a favor, Chris loves peanut butter to an almost freakish degree.