Stevan Allen MAPT, CCRT is a Colorado native, born and raised in North Denver. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado in Boulder and went on to obtain his Master of Arts Degree in Physical Therapy from Stanford University.
Upon graduation from Stanford, Stevan joined the oldest private physical therapy practice in California and within a 10-year period, grew it to one of the largest and most diverse private practices in the state of California. He was majority shareholder and President for over 30 years.
Stevan has over 40 years of demonstrated success in the field of physical therapy services, and clinical skills in orthopedics, neurologic, and sports medicine, as well as business development and practice.
Stevan and his family made the move back to Colorado to assist in the care of their aging parents, and decided to shift this physical therapy interests to animals. He became certified to treat animals in 2011 and remains dual licensed to treat animals and humans.
In 2013, Stevan founded and is sole owner of Sierra Peak Animal Rehabilitation Inc. Stevan specializes in customizing a physical therapy plan of care to meet the needs of his patients and owners.
He has served on the National level of the American Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and has been the Vice President of the Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the Academy of Orthopedics PT for the past 6 years.
Recently Stevan established a Not for Profit, 501c3 corporations, Friends of Sierra, to advance the science of physical therapy in the field of animal rehab and to assist organizations and individual who are financial unable to receive physical therapy.
Jennifer Witcher is the owner of JSW Designs LLC, a premier gift and gift basket company and co-owner of Empeiria Hemp LLC, a premier CBD company. She is also a Loan Signing Agent and Notary.
Jen and her husband Pat currently have four German Shepherds. A seven year old female named Sakita, a six year old male named Kai and two new puppies under a year old, Axel and Nya. She became involved with Sierra Peaks and Friends of Sierra when their three-year-old German Shepherd, Drago, was diagnosed with an FCE, Fibro-Cartilaginous Emboli. Stevan and Erin from Sierra Peaks worked closely with Drago for over a year to prolong his life and help rehabilitate him so he could walk again.
In her spare time, Jen is the assistant treasurer and one of the founding members for Rocky Mountain Working Dogs where she trains and competes in the sport of Schutzhund. To date, she and her two adult German Shepherds have earned multiple BH titles. She is currently training Axel and Nya in hopes to trial them in the fall of 2020.
Jen also volunteers for Safe House Denver where she serves on the Steering Committee and is Auction Co-Chair for their Annual Gala.
Jen has always been a dog lover and is proud to volunteer and serve as Vice Chairman of Friends of Sierra. She is looking forward to helping raise funds for animals in need of Rehabilitation services.
Katie McLaughlin comes to Friends of Sierra with a long history of loving and caring for her own furry family. While her human family is small, Katie and her family’s pets are diverse and many. Katie, David, and their daughter, Jane, share their love, time, space and energy with dogs Betsy and Asher, Bert the parrot, Juniper, the old and cranky calico cat, and V8 the tomato frog. Caring for and learning about their furry and feathery brood is a family hobby for the McLaughlin’s. Katie is a clinical social worker by training and is excited to be a part of Friends of Sierra.
Jamie has built her career path in the accounting/finance arena with a passion for small business owners and their unique needs for financial guidance. She has experience with manufacturing accounting, services industry and franchising. It’s also a plus that she LOVES animals and being able to help in the pet industry is so fun! Jamie often is told she’s not your typical accountant in that she’s personable which ties well with franchisee owners, relatability.
Jamie has a husband, two kiddos, dogs and a farm that keep her busy out side of work and donating her time to this wonderful non profit. Jamie has a special connection with this non profit because she had a boxer who had DM and needed the same therapy treatments Friends of Sierra provides.
Kathy Turner spent 45 years in the computer industry managing programs and
engineering teams tasked with delivering solutions and infrastructure for the
federal government until her retirement in January 2021. She was frequently
recognized for problem resolution skills and ability to maintain calm in some of
the most chaotic situations. Many of the solutions Kathy’s teams delivered to the
Federal Government continue to deliver value to the Agency missions today.
Kathy developed a love for animals very early in life and has rescued 15 dogs and
cats in the last 30+ years. The special needs animals seem to seek her out. Her
successes include raising her epileptic Labrador and curing Distemper when her 1-
year-old Chocolate Lab developed it shortly after adoption. Both dogs lived happy
long lives. Kathy always seeks out all options for addressing her animal family
needs. Her vet frequently says; “when I come back, I’m returning as one of YOUR
Kathy holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from George Washington
University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of
Kathy lives in Centennial with her husband, Doug, Labrador, Tucker and Orange