You might be wondering what’s in the water at Kinetic Edge these days… And you might want to be careful before you help yourself to our Culligan machine! Two Kinetic Edge team members added a newborn to their family this month, and we have one more team member that’s due in two and a half weeks. Since you’re part of our Kinetic Edge family, we wanted to introduce you to these sweet bundles of joy!
Meet Clayton Michael Simms
Clayton was born on April 18 at 6:12 PM, five days before his due date to Derrick and Megan Simms. Clayton was 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 inches long. Mom, dad, and big brother Liam didn’t find out the gender ahead of time, so they were all excited to find out they were adding another boy to the family. Clayton’s first stop out of the hospital was at Kinetic Edge in Oskaloosa; we didn’t hate that! Clayton’s dad, Derrick, works in our Oskaloosa location.
Meet William “Liam” Andre Briggs
Liam was born on April 26 to Dustin and Alisha Briggs. He was 7 lbs. 4.8 oz. and 20.5 inches long. The Briggs family knew Liam was going to be a boy, but they are still thankful for his healthy arrival! Liams’s dad, Dusty, works in our Pella location.
Meet Baby Landhuis
Baby Landhuis is due May 19 to Zach and Kayla Landhuis. This is the first baby for the Landhuis’, so they are soaking in as much quality time and sleep as they can until baby’s arrival! They’re also having fun nesting the nursery with a woodland animal theme. Kayla is thankful for an uneventful pregnancy and hasn’t experienced any strange cravings.
“The baby does wake up and start wiggling if it smells tofu though,” commented Kayla. “Once I got past the barfing stage, I thought pregnancy was way easier than the rest of the world makes it out to be.”
Zach and Kayla are waiting to find out the gender, so we’re all anxious to find out if it’s a boy or girl.
With baby’s anticipated arrival, Kayla has resigned from her role as the office assistant for our Ames clinic. We’ll miss her dearly in this role, but we’re excited to announce the addition of Rachel Johnson to our team in Ames to help fill this position.
Meet Rachel Johnson
Rachel is an athletic trainer who earned her degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She will handle administrative tasks, as well as assisting Ames Physical Therapist Tim Vander Wilt with clients and the Medical Fitness Program. It’s her mission to help and encourage people on their path to physical wellbeing.
Rachel is a born and raised native of Ames and currently resides in Ames with her husband Ben and their two daughters Reese and Kendall. Rachel spent the last seven years working as an outreach athletic trainer for McFarland Clinic to Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, DMACC, and Gilbert High School. In her free time, Rachel loves to play racquetball, crochet, garden, and spend time with her family.