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 Physical Therapy in Omaha, NE 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 have 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. 🙂
Barry Ehlers, DPT
Barry grew up moving all over Nebraska but graduated High School in Madison, NE. He received his BS in Exercise Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney then decided to move up to Vermillion South Dakota to get his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He has two dogs named Loki and Vader so you can tell he likes science-fiction movies. He enjoys going hiking, kayaking, and trying to fix anything he can get his hands on. Dakota to get his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He has two dogs named Loki and Vader so you can tell he likes science-fiction movies. He enjoys going hiking, kayaking, and trying to fix anything he can get his hands on.
Allison Cliffords, 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 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 nutshell.”
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.