Our Staff

“We pride ourselves on having staff members who are extremely knowledgeable and professional, but also love to encourage our patients.”

David Keese
PT

David was born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina and attended Lander University prior to graduating Physical Therapy School at the Medical University of South Carolina. David first worked at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia after graduating from school in order to work directly with some of the international leaders within the field of orthopedic surgery and physical therapy. David entered the profession of physical therapy because of the opportunity to develop relationships with patients as he often sees his patients 2-3 days per week.  He uses his practice as a ministry and appreciates when a patient asks for prayer in an area of need!David is married to Casey and together they have two daughters, Linlee and Emelia. David enjoys church related activities, collegiate sports, outdoor activities and traveling. He and his family are members of New Covenant Church and are thankful for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ!

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Jimmy Huff
PT

Jimmy was born and raised in Columbus, GA and began his healthcare career as a physical therapy aide at The Hughtson Sports Medicine Hospital while also attending Columbus State University. Jimmy achieved an Athletic Training Certification at CSU before attending the Medical College of Georgia and graduating with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. He returned to the Hughtson Sports Medicine Hospital and worked in both acute and outpatient settings and eventually became the director of rehab services. Jimmy moved to Anderson, SC to work with David and co-founded Upstate Physical Therapy in 2004. Jimmy is married to Lisa Kramer Huff and is blessed with daughters Ceil and Nancy. Jimmy enjoys outdoor activities and is active at Central Presbyterian Church.

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Mandy Hood
PT, DPT

Mandy is an upstate SC native who graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Biology. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Mandy decided to become a physical therapist after working as an aide in a PT clinic during college.  She enjoyed being able to develop relationships with her patients and helping them to achieve their goals.  Mandy‚Äôs hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and hiking with her dog.

Timothy Drew
DPT

Tim Drew is a graduate of Michigan State University and Nova Southeastern University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).  Prior to Tim pursuing either degree, he played professional baseball for twelve years.  He was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft in 1997 by the Cleveland Indians as a Right-handed pitcher.  Tim also played with the Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies. Tim is very passionate about his patients and loves working at Upstate PT where he is able to utilize his past experiences to help patients recover from their current injuries. Tim along with Upstate PT have added a "Shoulder Strengthening and Rehabilitation Program" to the clinic for overhead athletes.
Tim is an active member of his church and currently serves as a deacon at Concord Baptist Church.  He is married to Dr. Tara Drew and they have three beautiful children (Abigal, Madison and Wyatt).

Katie Maeger
PTA

Katie is a native of Abbeville South Carolina. She graduated from North Greenville University in 2016 with a degree in health promotion and wellness. Later, she received her physical therapist assistant license from Greenville technical college in 2017. Katie enjoys hiking, tennis, kayaking, beach volleyball, playing guitar, and hanging out with her family. Katie was a level nine USAG gymnast who competed in the south eastern region and made it to nationals in 2011. Katie enjoys being a physical therapist assistant and having the opportunity to help individuals improve their quality of life and share the love of Jesus with each of her patients.

Kirsten Morgan
PTA

Kirsten is a native of Anderson, South Carolina and has been working in the field of physical therapy since 2011. As a student at Anderson University, Kirsten began working as a Clinic Aide in an outpatient facility where she gained clinical experience while pursuing her degree. Following graduating from Anderson in 2014 with a BS in Kinesiology, Kirsten attended Greenville Technical College where she completed the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and earned her PTA license in 2016. Kirsten enjoys being a PTA because of the opportunity it gives her to build relationships with patients as they work towards an improved quality of life through physical therapy. Her goal is to provide encouragement and quality care, make her patients laugh, and ensure that each patient leaves therapy having had a positive experience. In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and loving on every animal that crosses her path (especially her rescue cat, Emme).

Alison Westberry
PT, DPT
Alison is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, and graduated from Clemson University in 2018 with a degree in Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2022. Alison is naturally competitive and enjoys running races and participating in triathlons. During her free time, Alison enjoys being outdoors and spending time on the water and in the mountains. She has a special interest in neurological physical therapy and completed her final clinical practicum at the Shepherd Center, a specialized neurological rehabilitation hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Alison is passionate about this healthcare field because of the opportunity to connect one-on-one with patients and to help them pursue their goals.