Your Coyote Team
Bob is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist caring for patients at the Coyote Prosthetics and Orthotics Twin Falls office. Bob received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Utah. While there he volunteered at Shriners Hospital for Children in the Orthotics and Prosthetics department. This turned out to be a good fit as he had always wanted to be in the medical field and involved in patient care. He went onto get his masters in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Pittsburgh before doing his residency in Sacramento. Bob is fairly fluent in Spanish and enjoys many hobbies and spending time in nature with his wife and boys.
Richard is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist at Coyote Prosthetics and Orthotics in Boise. He completed his degrees in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University, as well as further training at the Center for the Intrepid, in San Antonio, Texas, at Brooke Army Medical Center. He spent 5 years at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, C5 Rehabilitation Center, treating active duty amputees and injured service members, where he was part of the Military Amputee Center of Excellence (ARC). With over 10 years of experience in the field, he joined Coyote Prosthetics in 2020. Richard is excited for the challenges that he is able to overcome each day for his patients, and enjoys the atmosphere of innovation at Coyote. He specializes in high activity prosthetics, as well as energy-storing AFO’s to relieve foot and ankle pain. He likes to help his patients to push the limits, and go as far as they can. He and his wife Katie enjoy hiking and camping with their 3 children.
Shonda has been working in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics for the last 18 years and is now caring for patients at the Coyote Prosthetics and Orthotics Boise and Caldwell offices. Starting with a very diverse and intense residency at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, she then spent the last 17 years working in Northern California managing offices and mentoring residents and younger prosthetists. Born and raised in California, Shonda and her family love the outdoors, fishing, hiking and camping. It was a trip to Boise that made them fall in love with the state and its people. They quickly made the decision to make the move and choose Idaho as their new home. “It is a beautiful state with great people and still has the family values that we find important and want to raise our son around.” Shonda is excited to be part of the Coyote team and can’t wait to meet the people and patients in the area.
Jan is a highly skilled practitioner in prosthetics and orthotics with over 35 years of experience, both as a clinician and a business owner. She has a passion for problem solving and providing the most innovative devices to both adult and pediatric populations.
Central Fabrication Lab Manager
Russ manages our c-fab and fabricates many of our prosthetics and orthotics. Russ started working for Coyote Designs sister company Rehab Systems in 1998 as a technician and assisted Coyote Design in product development. Russ became a full time Coyote Design employee in 2014 setting up our central fab. Russ enjoys Idaho’s outdoors camping, fishing and golfing.
Medical Administrative Manager
Sharon is an Idaho-transplant via Georgia and has called Idaho “home” for more than 15-years. Sharon is thrilled to bring 20-years of management experience to the Coyote Prosthetics & Orthotics administrative team. Sharon’s interpersonal skills, communication expertise, and Southern charm can be seen and felt in every Coyote location. Sharon’s passion and primary focus are to ensure every patient receives exceptional and individualized care in each of our facilities. When Sharon isn’t anticipating patient needs or executing her superb organizational skills, she enjoys spending time in Idaho’s amazing outdoors. If she isn’t working behind the scenes in one of our three locations; you can find her paddleboarding with her Boston Terrier, backpacking through Idaho’s mountains, or fishing one of Idaho’s many waterways.
Kate Brookshire started working with Rehab Systems in 2013 at an entry level position doing miscellaneous jobs and has worked her way up to become the Boise Lead Administrator. She graduated from University of Idaho where she received her Baccalaureate degree in Wildlife Resources. She decided to move to Boise to be close to her family where she worked as a gardening and pruning technician for 5 years prior to joining the team at Rehab Systems. She has two beautiful girls and enjoys being a mom and participating in any outdoor activities.
Lorena was born and raised in Idaho her family were field workers. At a very young age Lorena’s mom would take her, her siblings and her parents to work in the fields. Thats where she learned the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar. After high school she worked for Marsing school district for 5 ½ years as a paraprofessional educator. After that, for 11 years, she worked for a production company that made furniture for RVs. Learning how to sew, upholstery and cut patterns for furniture, bedding , valances and became a trainer in the cutting department. In 2019 Lorena started working for Coyote Prosthetics & Orthotics as an office administrator.
Lorena says “I have a 15 year old son, he is my reason that I push myself to learn and work hard in all that I do.”
Micheala is an administrator in our Twin Falls office and I joined the Coyote team in March 2017. Micheala enjoys her time connecting with patients and growing with the company. She was born and raised in the Magic Valley and is the oldest of 5 children with 2 children of her own.
Micheala says “I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, taking advantage of nature, and the activities Twin Falls has to offer.”
Chief Operating Officer
Wendy was a stay at home mom for 15 years. When her children were in school full-time she went back to college and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Boise State University in 2008. She joined Coyote Design in 2011 working part-time as an office assistant then in 2012 as the Director of Customer Service. In 2014 she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. After 15 years of raising her children, she really enjoys working with customers and her co-workers. She spends her spare time with her family, friends and dogs enjoying everything Idaho has to offer. Her hobbies include camping, reading and watching football.
Dale Perkins CPO – Certified in Orthotics in 1979 and certified in Prosthetics in 1981. Dale founded Rehab Systems (now Coyote Prosthetics and Orthotics) in 1993 and is in full-time patient care practice in Twin Falls and Boise. Dale was born with Fibular Hemimelia which lead to severe ankle DJD at age 35. Dale developed multiple laminated AFOs for his arthritis until the ongoing pain led to a Symes Amputation in 1992 and a closed femoral shortening was done to equalize knee center. As strength returned to his quad issues with the socket became apparent mainly restricting full extension in his stride. This lead Dale to experiment with his own socket design and give him the experience to help others with similar problems. Dales golf handicap dropped from 22 to 7 after his amputation and made two holes in one in the same round in 2008.
President and CEO
Matt began his O & P career as many sons of prosthetists do, in the lab. For many years Matt worked with his father’s patient care facility as a technician. During a skiing career with the US Disabled Ski Team, he participated at the Nagano Paralympics in 1998 while continuing to work as a technician. Opting out of following in his father’s footsteps he continued to work in the field as a technician and began to help develop products for O & P. After retiring from ski racing in 2002, he turned to triathlon, and has since won the ITU Triathlon World Championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
Jennifer has been in the O&P Industry since 2001 and brings a wealth of experience to the company. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for the O&P field, combined with the belief that quality products and customer satisfaction are absolute priorities, coincide with our feelings at Coyote Design. Jennifer has been an active volunteer within the Industry, serving on the OPAF board of directors and on the Industry Advisory Council for O&P News. Jennifer resides in NJ and will be traveling throughout the U.S. attending trade shows and visiting customers.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Jon works with CAD-design developing new products or modifying old ones he is also a machinist here at Coyote and works closely with the Research and Development department. Jon completed a two-year machining program at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa, ID. He grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2006. Jon came to visit his brother in Ketchum in 2005 and that was all it took for him to decide to make Idaho his home. He has now been here 8 years is married and has three young children. His interests include spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, sports, and being outside.
R&D Assistant Manager
Paul was born in Seattle WA, grew up in Pendleton OR, and acquired his education at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR where he earned a degree in Automotive Science and received training in welding and machining. Paul has lived in Boise since 1992, with his wife of 24 years and his 20-year-old daughter who is now attending WSU. Paul spent 30 years working in the automotive repair field as a master ASE technician, specializing in the diagnostic of electrical and computerized systems. When the physical demands proved to be detrimental to his health, Paul retired from the automotive field in 2009. After 7 surgeries and two years of recovery, Paul returned to work at Coyote Design working in the warehouse as a product assembler. He now assists in many departments throughout the company. Paul enjoys trying to improve productivity by creating and improving the tools and systems used to assemble and package items. When not at work, Paul enjoys traveling, fishing with his wife, flying remote-controlled airplanes, and tinkering in his workshop.
Purchasing and Inventory Manager
George is the Inventory Manager at Coyote Design. He has over 20 years in management working with Ralph’s Grocery, Fred Meyer-Kroger, and The Home Depot. He was born and raised in La Canada, California. George moved to Boise to be near family and joined the Coyote Design in 2016. George enjoys painting impressionist oil paintings, backpacking, and spending time with his family.
As shipping manager Abdul makes sure all Coyote Designs orders go out timely and accurately. He also helps with packaging and keeping the warehouse organized. Abdul is an Afghanistan immigrant to the United States do to the support he provided the US Armed Forces and Afghan National Army to rebuild their healthcare system. Abdul graduated from Arihant College with an associates degree in Business Management & Advanced Studies. He worked as a computer technician, provided computer instruction, and taught basic English. Abdul has studied Taekwondo for 17 years and spent 5 years as a member of the Afghan National Taekwondo Team. Abdul is married with three beautiful children and loves America for its freedom and opportunity.
Coyote Design’s Marketing Director has been with us since 2012. Rod produces our videos, helps with education and instructional information, advertising, graphics design, website development, photography, and where ever else he can be of assistance. Rod has a BS in Visual Communications with a Minor in Art from the University of Idaho and 18 years of television production experience. Rod enjoys all Idaho’s outdoors has to offer with his wife and dogs.