Dr. Jordan Black, PT, DPT
Phone: (423) 714-7040
Fax: (423) 759-3030
Email: jblack@tristarpt.com

Dr. Jordan Black, PT, DPT

Owner of Tristar Physical Therapy
Dr. Jordan Black, PT, DPT is Owner of Tristar Physical Therapy. Jordan is a native of Morristown, TN earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013. He later completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida. Along with his educational experiences, Jordan has many clinic experiences including:
  • Student Athletic Trainer for the University of Tennessee football team from 2011-2013
  • Completion of manual therapy certification courses through the University of St. Augustine
  • Rehabilitating professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and MMA
  • Athletic Field Evaluations
  • Experience with Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Certified in Dry Needling through Integrative Dry Needling

Jordan’s Vision: To treat all patients like I would my family and ensure that each patient reaches their maximum potential for the individual needs and abilities.

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Owner of Tristar Physical Therapy

Dr. Morgan Black graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Athletic Training in 2013 and the University of St. Augustine with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Throughout her time at USC, she had the opportunity to work with many of the athletic teams as a student ATC. Morgan is certified in integrated dry needling and has taken many advanced manual therapy courses through the University of St. Augustine.  Morgan’s clinical interests include sports rehabilitation/injury prevention, womens health, and pediatrics. 

Morgan loves being a PT, but her favorite role is mom to Emmett and Elliott. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside, at the beach, and with her friends/family.

 

 

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC
Phone: (423) 714-7040
Fax: (423) 759-3030
Email: bbrewer@tristarpt.com

Brandon Brewer, PTA

Vice President

 

Brandon is a 2006 graduate from Walter’s State Community College receiving an Associate’s of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. He has spent his career in the outpatient setting with a special interest in the treatment of spine disorders using a variety of manual therapy techniques including joint mobilization, soft tissue release, and myofascial release. Brandon is also trained in McKenzie Method. He has extensive experience in the treatment of a variety of both orthopedic and neurological disorders.

Brandon’s Vision: I ve always felt like God led me into this field and blessed me with the ability and skills to help patients recover from their injury. It is my goal each day to use those abilities to help my patients reach their goals and improve their quality of life. I feel blessed each day to do this job, and have the opportunity to have a positive impact on those in our community!

 

 

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

 

 

Ryan Gibson, PTA

Director of Operations

Hometown: Mooresburg, TN

Ryan and his wife Kaylee have been married for one year and have a little girl, Josie, who is 3 months. They attend Clinchdale Baptist Church, and in 2016 Ryan announced his calling to preach.

He graduated from the Walters State PTA program in 2019. He loves working with the spine and manual therapy.

His hobbies include hunting and fishing. His favorite color is orange!

Fun fact about Ryan is his childhood nickname was Sweetcheeks!

Ryan’s goals as clinic director are to be a good leader for his team and help his clinic expand.

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Nick Moore, PT, DPT

Clinic: Morristown

Clinical Interests: All fields of PT

Nick is the head physical therapist at our New Tazewell clinic and has been instrumental in creating a positive impact in Claiborne County. Nick enjoys seeing all patients ranging from all walks of life.

Nick enjoys Tennessee football, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife, dog and newborn son.

 

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Caitlin Neely, PT DPT – Clinic Director

Clinic: Maryville 
 
Caitlin is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has worked in the outpatient world since graduating in 2016 with a focus on manual treatment. Her clinical interests include:
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Rehab
  • Concussion Management
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Temporomandibular Dysfunction

Caitlin lives in Knoxville with her husband and 3 dogs and enjoys spending time outside hiking and kayaking.

 

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Andrew Fowler, PTA

Clinic: Morristown

Andrew is a 2019 graduate of Walters States Community College receiving an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant. Andrew’s passion for helping others began at a very young age where he attended Physical Therapy treatments with his father who had both shoulder and hip procedures rehabilitated. He has a background of treating patients in a variety of settings such as outpatient, acute care and assisted living facilities. He has clinical experiences rehabilitating patients ranging from post-operative joint replacements to those suffering from neurological disorders.

 

Andrew’s Vision: “I have been given the talent and ability to impact my community for the better and that shows every day that I am able to help better someone’s ability to get into their car easier, reach that coffee cup in the cupboard and picking their grandchild up for the first time pain-free. Seeing other’s improvements in their abilities to perform everyday tasks with ease makes my hard work all worth it in the end.”

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

 

Renee Duncan, District Manager

Clinic: Morristown 

Hometown: Middlesboro, KY 

Renee, a valued member of the Tristar team since 2018, plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of the clinics. Her dedication is evident in her approach to patient care, always prioritizing their needs. Her personal life is filled with love and companionship, highlighted by:

  • Her marriage of 30 years to her husband, Shannon
  • Being a mother to two beautiful daughters
  • The joy of having two grandchildren

In her leisure time, Renee finds pleasure in:

  • Hiking and camping, embracing her love for the outdoors
  • Cherishing moments spent with her family

Renee’s commitment to her work, combined with her passion for outdoor activities and family time, paints a picture of a person who values both professional excellence and personal fulfillment.

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

 

Reagan Lamont MS, OTR/L

Clinic: Morristown 

Reagan Lamont MS, OTR/L is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy based in Knoxville with an emphasis in stroke recovery. Reagan began her career as a travel Occupational Therapist in settings ranging from North Carolina to Hawaii before finally settling down in Tennessee joining Tristar Physical Therapy to pursue a career in outpatient orthopedics and neuro recovery. Reagan uses her talent of her percussion and rhythm to promote progress for her patients including cardiac rehab, upper extremity coordination, and bilateral integration following stroke.

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

 

Barbara King, Regional Director of Front Desk 

Barbara, known as Barb, enjoys a rich family life with her husband Mike, their two daughters, and four well-behaved grandchildren. Deeply involved in her faith, she:

  • Actively participates in Spruce Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church
  • Enjoys singing in the church choir

Her hobbies include camping and spending cherished time with her family. Professionally at Tristar, Barb focuses on:

  • Developing and mentoring her staff to reach their full potential

Balancing her spiritual life, family commitments, and professional role, Barb is dedicated to nurturing growth and excellence both at home and in her workplace.

 
Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Nikki Atkins, Billing Manager

Hometown: Bean Station, TN

Department: Billing

Nikki has been with Tristar since February 2019 managing the billing department.

She and her husband, Shannon, have been together since middle school. They got married in February 1997, and have 2 beautiful daughters, Michaela and Anna. 

Nikki enjoys baking, fishing, spending time with family, friends, and her 2 dachshunds (Levi and Kali). 

 

Hannah Cole, Office Manager 

Clinic:  Morristown

Hannah Cole’s Professional Biography:

Hannah Cole, at 27 years old, is not only a dedicated mother to her two energetic boys, aged 5 and 6, but also the heartwarming office manager at the Morristown clinic. Living in the small city of Rutledge, she finds joy and balance in her life through:

  • Devoting quality time to her family and friends
  • Embracing the support of her close-knit “village”

At work, Hannah is known for her welcoming presence, ensuring that everyone who enters the clinic is greeted with:

  •  A warm, friendly smile
  • A light-hearted, corny joke to brighten their day

Hannah’s role as an office manager extends beyond administrative duties; she plays a crucial part in creating a positive and inviting atmosphere for both staff and patients. Her commitment to her family and her ability to bring a touch of warmth and humor to the clinic truly define her professional and personal identity.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC

Madi Stanley 

Employee/Patient Relations

Madi, originally from Louisiana, has made her home in Bean Station alongside her husband and their beloved goldendoodle, Stone. Her lifestyle is marked by a range of activities that she enjoys in her leisure time, including:

  • Regular visits to the gym, reflecting her commitment to fitness and well-being
  • Spending time on Cherokee Lake during the summer, showcasing her love for outdoor activities and water sports

Madi’s personal interests, from her dedication to fitness to her enjoyment of lake outings, highlight her active and outdoorsy lifestyle. Her move from Louisiana to Bean Station represents a significant chapter in her life, where she embraces the joys of her family life, hobbies, and the scenic beauty of her surroundings.

 

 

Christina Vaughn

Staff Development Specialist

Christina and her husband, Wesley, have been married for almost 7 years and have two little boys, Maddox and Colton.

Her family attends Spruce Pine Grove Baptist church.

Christina’s hobbies include shopping, decorating, and hanging with her family. Her favorite food is anything Chinese/Japanese, and her favorite color is lime green.

Christina is so grateful to be a part of the TriStar family, and for the opportunities that she has had while working here. She loves that each day is different. She also enjoys getting to travel to the different clinics, and train the new patient care coordinators when they are hired on. 

     

    Sydney Christian, Office Manager

    Clinic: Newport

    Sydney Christian’s Professional Biography:

    Sydney Christian, originally from Rutledge TN, now resides in Morristown TN with her family. Her life is enriched by:

    • Her marriage to her best friend, Chandler
    • Their four beautiful children: Cogan, Reagan, Jaxon, and Mason
    • The family’s beloved dog, Dixie

    Sydney is an integral part of the Tristar team, where she:

    • Cherishes the close-knit work environment
    • Feels blessed to be part of such a dedicated and amazing team

    Sydney’s enthusiasm for her work at Tristar, combined with her commitment to her family, reflects her passion and dedication both professionally and personally.

     

    Mari Losurdo  

    Office Manager

    Clinic: Maryville

    Mari is from Chicago and is a mom to 3 boys. In her free time, she likes to ride her motorcycle and play drums.

       

      Jamie Jones, COTA

      Clinic: Morristown

      Hometown: Bean Station, TN

      As a 2021 graduate from the OTA program at Walter State Community College in Greenville, TN. Jamie has clinical interests in hand therapy, manual techniques (IASTM and mobilizations techniques), orthopedic shoulder conditions, and pediatrics. 

      Jamie has obtained her physical agent modalities certification. (PAMS) 

      Jamie’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband, family, friends, and dog Kyra. 

         
         

        Dagon Nelson, PTA

        Clinic: Newport 

        Dagon began his career in physical therapy by becoming a technician in 1993-2019 and returning to school to receive his PTA license. Upon graduation, people asked Dagon, “What’s next for you? Will you see the world? Cure cancer? Go to Disneyland?” His reply? I am going to work for TriStar Physical Therapy. And so begins an illustrious career. 

        Stephen “Dagon” Nelson is a 2021 graduate of Walter’s State Community College who was raised in Talbott and now resides in Dandridge with his wife Dana and their dog Ramsey. 

        Dagon enjoys reading and taking small trips to different small towns when time allows. 

        Dagon enjoys working with his Tristar family helping to better everyone that graces our doors.

         
         
         
         

        Eric Black

        Administrator and Human Resource Director

        Eric and his wife Tina have been married for 30+ years and have two children, Jordan / Mallory, and three grandchildren, Emmett / Elliott / Holden.

        Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Business, Operations Management)

        20+ years of Operations Management experience primarily at a Tier 1 Automotive supplier.  United States Air Force Veteran.

        Eric bleeds Tennessee orange and is a lover of all sports.  In addition, he enjoys landscaping, travel, the beach and being “Pappy” to the loves of his life….his grandchildren.

         
         
         

        Emily Keener, PTA – Clinic Director

        Clinic: Rogersville

        Hometown: Morristown, TN
        Emily graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in physical therapist assistant from Walters State Community College.

        On rotations in school, she worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings with conditions ranging from joint replacements to neuro rehab. She also enjoys working with all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics.

        “I became interested in the field of physical therapy as a career when 3 of my siblings had surgeries in high school for sports related injuries. At each of their sessions, I was inspired by how the PT’s and PTA’s cheered them on and helped them in a fast recovery/return to their sports”

        Hobbies that Emily enjoys are hiking and art (painting, drawing) in her free time.

        Fun fact, Emily is a twin and has younger twin siblings!

         
         
         

        Elizabeth Reece, OTR/L – Clinic Director

        Clinic: Bean Station

        Elizabeth Reece’s Professional Biography:

        Elizabeth Reece, an Occupational Therapy professional, completed her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College in 2015. Her journey in OT began in college, sparked by her work with children with special needs at the YMCA summer camp. Her professional life is characterized by:

        •  A deep passion for improving her patients’ daily lives
        • A commitment to overcoming obstacles in patient care

        Outside of her professional pursuits, Elizabeth’s personal life is rooted in Church Hill, where she resides with her husband and two daughters. Her community and personal interests include:

        • Active involvement in her church, particularly in children’s ministries
        • A love for the outdoors and exploring new places
        • Quality family time
        • A hobby in photography

        Elizabeth’s blend of professional dedication and personal interests showcases her holistic approach to life, balancing her career in Occupational Therapy with her commitments to family, community, and personal passions.

         
         
         

        Renee Rich, MS, OTR/L

        Clinic: Rogersville

        Renee earned her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. Renee and her husband moved back to TN after he was discharged from the Marine Corps and that is when she started working for Tristar Physical Therapy. She currently lives in Rogersville with her husband, new baby, and 2 dogs. She pursued the outpatient setting to be able to specialize in hands and upper extremity conditions. Renee enjoys making custom splints for patients to improve their quality of life. She enjoys eating new foods and being outside playing with her baby and dogs.

         

        Dr. Kevin Uhrik OTR/L, OTD, CEAS – Clinic Director

        Clinic: Newport

        Kevin grew up in northern California in a small town called El Dorado Hills. He graduated from San Diego State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology, then chose to pursue a career in occupational therapy because he wanted to help people engage in the daily activities which bring meaning to their lives. In 2020, Kevin graduated from the University of Southern California with his Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy. Kevin then chose to continue his education at USC and earned his Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) with an emphasis in hand rehabilitation. Since completing his education, Kevin has worked in outpatient upper extremity rehabilitation and is currently working toward becoming a certified hand therapist.

        Kevin focuses his therapy on the daily activities that people need to do or want to do in order to provide tailored interventions to address their upper extremity conditions. Additionally, as a certified ergonomics assessment specialist (CEAS), Kevin is skilled in identifying ways to adapt the home or work environment to improve comfort during work and daily activities. 

        When Kevin is not working, he loves to spend time with friends and family anywhere outdoors. Kayaking, hiking, biking, disc golfing . . . if it’s outdoors, count him in!

         

         

        Dr. Samantha Meadows Vaught, PT, DPT

        Clinic: Newport

        Hello! I am Samantha Meadows Vaught, PT, DPT. I am from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. I have a Bachelors in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy both from Marshall University; WE ARE MARSHALL, GO HERD!

         

        I love being a physical therapist because we have the unique opportunity to empower our patients through movement, allowing them to learn how truly great it makes us feel to move our bodies! I love educating and assisting patients in taking their care into their own hands; learning and gaining tools to manage pain and crush their goals.

         

        When not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kitty cat Joe (our 16 pound fur baby). We can be found outside kayaking or taking a walk, on our couch indulging in a serious Netflix binge, or on a quick trip to WV for quality time with our families.

         

          

        Dr. Kesley Kirk, PT, DPT

        Clinic: Morristown

        Kesley is originally from Jackson, TN and has been passionate and a believer of the physical therapy profession since the age of 12; at which point he broke his leg during a football game, and without immediate surgery, would have led to amputation.
         
        This required months of physical rehabilitation. Throughout that experience, Kesley had developed life-long relationships with all of those who helped him get back to being the same kid, doing all of the things that he could do before his injury. This experience is what led to him pursuing a kinesiology degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and from there he went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.
         
        As a physical therapist, Kesley hopes to be the bright spot in each of his patients’ day. His end goal is to reduce their pain and to help them regain their function so that they can live their best lives and do the things that they love.
         
        Kesley also loves spending time with his fiancé Makayla, his dog Cooper, and his cats Kitter and Charlie. During Fall, you can normally catch him somewhere around Neyland Stadium on most Saturdays.

         

         

        Dr. Logan Harris, PT, DPT

        Clinic: Jefferson City

        Logan is from a small town right outside of Asheville, North Carolina, called Canton.  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, as well as his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from ETSU.

        In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé Rachel, his dog Hazel, and his cat Moe. He also enjoys getting to spend time with his friends. Because of Logan growing up just a 25-minute drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, he is also a fan of anything outdoors. He loves hiking, fly fishing and snowboarding whenever he gets the opportunity.

        Logan is very excited to begin his career as a Physical Therapist with Tristar and use his knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact on the lives of every patient he treats, as well as the community as a whole.

         

         

        Dr. Will McCann PT, DPT – Clinic Director

        Clinic: New Tazewell

        Will McCann is originally from Naples, FL and completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science and doctorate of physical therapy from Samford University. He is passionate about investing into his patients to help them get back to doing what they want to be doing. In his free time he likes to go for walks with his wife Whitney and their three dogs.

         

         

        Kasey Free

        Director of Business Development

         
        Kasey grew up in both Hamblen & Hawkins county. She graduated from University of Tennessee in 2015 with a Bachelors in Communications. Her passion for sales, marketing, and branding will allow Tristar to extend our services to even more communities & patients.
         
         
        She is married to Nick Free and is the mother of two little girls, Ivy & Navy. Outside of work you will typically find her behind a camera.

         

         

         

         

        Dr. Kirsten Wright PT, DPT – Clinic Director

        Clinic: Morristown

        Kirstie is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, in Grand Rapids, MI, where she received her Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is a Michigan native who has since transplanted to the south and been here for the last 6 years. Over the last 6 years, Kirstie has completed an orthopedic residency program as well as taken additional courses in pelvic floor therapy. She is experienced in a wide range of orthopedic, neurological, and multi-system conditions and injuries in all age ranges, from pediatric to geriatric. Kirstie enjoys spending her time outside the clinic with her husband, kids, and dogs. She enjoys outdoor activities in all seasons, though particularly enjoys the summertime when they can get out and enjoy the lake!

         

        Dr. Rachel Harris PT, DPT

        Clinic: Morristown

        Help me welcome Rachel Crabtree to the Tristar team!

        Rachel is originally from Clinton, TN. She went to ETSU and received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She grew up dancing competitively and continued that at the collegiate level. Rachel now teaches and choreographs for a studio in Johnson City.

        In her free time, she loves to hike with her fiancé and their pup Hazel, try out new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family. Her favorite thing about physical therapy is having the opportunity to truly get to know people while also helping them achieve their goals and get back to activities they enjoy. Rachel believes that patients come to physical therapy feeling vulnerable and in pain, it’s a therapist’s job to not only build back strength, but also confidence. She is so excited to be a part of the Tristar family!

         

         

        Dr. Madison Misenheimer OTR/L, OTD – Clinic Director

        Clinic: Jefferson City

        Madison, a native of Morristown, TN, joined the Tristar team in September 2022 after completing her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Psychology at Carson Newman University and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her professional focus is on helping individuals regain functional movement and strength through Occupational Therapy (OT), with notable experience in 3 of the 7 Tristar clinics.

        Beyond her professional pursuits, Madison enjoys:

        • Quality time with family and friends
        • Travel and writing
        • Volunteering at her local church
        • Culinary explorations and supporting the Vols

        She is passionate about contributing to her hometown of Morristown through her expertise in OT.

         

         

        Dr. Kris Collums PT, DPT

        Clinic: Jefferson City

        Kris Collum, originally from the small town of Paris in West Tennessee, completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Education in Kinesiology, with a minor in Psychology, at the University of Tennessee. He furthered his education with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

        In his personal life, Kris enjoys:

        • Quality time with his wife and daughters, Laken and Saylor
        • Family outings, including gymnastics and watching Sesame Street
        • Cheering for the Volunteers, Atlanta Braves, and New Orleans Saints

        Kris’s journey into physical therapy was influenced by his own experiences of overcoming a birth defect through six surgeries and physical therapy, which transitioned him from a wheelchair to active sports participation. This personal transformation fueled his passion to change others’ lives and improve their quality of life.

        Excited to start his career at Tristar Physical Therapy, Kris looks forward to making a positive impact on every individual and the community with his professional expertise.