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, 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

Dr. Nick Moore, PT, DPT

Clinic: New Tazewell


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: 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:


*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: Bean Station

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, Office Manager

Hometown: Middlesboro, KY

Clinic: Morristown 

Renee is not only Morristown’s office manager, she plays a role in assisting with technicians as well as coordinating with therapists. She is an avid hiker and loves the outdoors. She has has even hiked Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

She has been married for the past 26 years with two daughters and grandbaby.

Renee is instrumental in keeping one of our busiest clinics running and never hesitates to put all of our patients first.

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC


Chasity James, – Executive Assistant

Hometown: Morristown, Tennessee

Chasity and her husband, Jonathan, have been married for 10 years. They have two sons, Bentley (9) and Jack (5). Their family attends Spruce Pine Grove.

She is a major Bigfoot lover. She also has a passion for baking, camping, outdoor activities, and the color pink.

Chasity loves all of her patients at Tristar. She enjoys watching patients come in, progress, and leave pain free. On top of being a jack-of-all-trades, Chasity has created a culture here that emphasizes investment in the process and attention to detail. Come visit Chasity and the rest of the team here at Tristar!

Dr. Morgan Black, PT, DPT, ATC


Barbara King, Front Office Operations Manager

Barb and her husband, Mike, have two beautiful daughters, and four wonderful grandchildren whom they love, love, love.

Barb attends Spruce Pine Grove Baptist Church and has a great love for Jesus.

She loves camping, and her favorite color is pink. She wants to visit Italy one day.

Barb’s goals is to always be a smiling face and warm welcome to the patients since she is the first face they see. She is always striving to be a good wife, mother, grandmother, friend, but most importantly Christian.

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). 


Dr. Leah LaRiviere PT, DPT – Clinic Director

Location: Bean Station Clinic

Hometown: Wingdale, New York
Clinical Specialties/Interests: Post-operative/Joint Replacement

 Hobbies: Kayaking, boating, shopping

More about Leah: Leah is married to her husband Ryan and her favorite color is Aqua Blue. Her favorite holiday is Christmas! Leah’s goal as a PT is to provide exceptional, quality, and compassionate care. She wants everyone that walks in to feel apart of the Tristar family.



Dr. Sarah Shiflett PT, DPT, OCS 

Location:  Jefferson City

Sarah is originally from the Middle Tennessee area but earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2014. She then graduated from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sarah has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting ever since graduating in 2018. She went on to complete a year long Orthopedic residency program in Asheville North Carolina and became a Certified Orthopedic specialist in 2019. Along with her educational experiences and specialities, Sarah is certified in dry needling and LSVT BIG. She is experienced in treating a variety of orthopedic, neurologic and multi- system conditions & injuries in all age groups. Sarah’s passion is not only to help her patients return to function after injury, but to teach them how to lead healthier lifestyles in order to live their lives to the fullest for many years after their time in our clinic.”





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

Madi Stanley, 

Marketing Director

Hometown: DeRidder, Louisiana

Future Goals: Currently attending Carson Newman with hopes of attending PT school

Specialties/Clinical Interest: Orthopedics/Spinal Injuries

Hobbies: Crossfit, cooking, and spending time with her Shih-Tzu and Golden Doodle pups.

Madi brings exceptional patient care and friendliness that makes any person feel welcome.



Savannah Hopkins, PTA

Clinic: New Tazewell

Savannah is a Physical Therapist Assistant in our New Tazewell office. She graduated college in 2021 from Walters State Community College with her A.A.S as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Savannah’s clinical interests include:

-Orthopedic Post-Operative Rehabilitation

-Pediatric Therapy


Savannah is local to Sneedville, TN. In her spare time from treating, Savannah enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with her friends & family. Savannah also enjoys collecting vintage salt & pepper shakers. 


    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. 


      Abi Kimbrough

      Clinic: Bean Station Patient Care Coordinator 

      In my free time I love to spend time with family and friends especially my nephew Easton. I go to Church at Fernwood Baptist and love my church family! I love to be around people every day and I am looking into the PTA program at WSCC to hopefully join the new class next Fall. This job came to me because God knew that I needed to see the experience in a Physical Trainer Office and see the love that this company brings to everyone they’re around. Can’t wait to see where my future takes me while being here! 


        Mari Losurdo  

        Primary clinic – Maryville Patient Care Coordinator

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


          Dr. Elizabeth Martin PT, DPT

          Hometown: Chicago, IL

          Elizabeth is graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy. Growing up, she ran track and did gymnastics/tumbling and was on the Acrobatics and Tumbling team through college. 

          She became interested in physical therapy, because growing up, her mom was a nurse and when she would go to work with her she would see what a great impact she made in the patients’ lives.  Elizabeth knew that she wanted to get into the health care field and love the holistic approach to physical therapy. During her clinical rotations, she found a passion for treating orthopedic conditions and solving the puzzle to figuring out the cause of a person’s symptoms. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and really anything outside.


            Jamie Jones, COTA

            HOMETOWN: Bean Station, TN

            Clinic: Morristown

            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

              Location: Newport Clinic 

              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 Dollar, PTA – Clinic Director

              Location: Rogersville Clinic

              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!


              Madison Helton, Patient Care Coordinator

              Location: Morristown Clinic

              Hometown: Bean Station, TN

              I love getting to spend time with my family, friends and my boyfriend Zack.

               I attend New Prospect Baptist Church.

               A few hobbies I have include shopping, going on trips, and re-decorating literally anything. 

              My fur baby’s name is Sadie Marie and she is a mini-poodle. 

              My favorite food is fettuccine alfredo.

               I’m so thankful I got the opportunity to become part of the Tristar family. I love getting to show love to our patients every day and keep them on the right path to recovery! 


              Renee Rich, OT

              Location: Rogersville Clinic

              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

              Location: Newport Clinic

              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.

              Location: Newport Clinic

              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.

              Location: 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.

              Location: 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.



              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

              Location: Morristown

              Kirstie Wright is originally from Northville, Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI, with additional coursework in sports medicine and sports conditioning. She then went on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), also from Grand Valley. Since graduating from Grand Valley, Kirstie has completed an Orthopedic Residency Program, completed extra coursework and specialization in pelvic floor therapy through Herman and Wallace, is dry needling certified, and has experience treating a variety of orthopedic, neurologic, and multi-system conditions and injuries in all age groups, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Kirstie’s passion is to help individuals return to activities they love, without limitation, improve their overall wellness, and teach them self-management strategies to allow individuals to feel more in control of their body and life.



              Dr. Rachel Crabtree PT, DPT

              Location: 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

              Location: Jefferson City