2017 Team

We are very fortunate to have AMA Medical Director, Dr. John “Doc” Bodnar leading our team as the Medical Director of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit.  Our Crew members are riders and enthusiasts and most of them have been with us since the program began.

Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit is committed to support the safety of professional racing, reducing injuries and encouraging advancements in prevention and protection.

Chief of Staff

Tom Carson is the Chief of Staff of our Medic Rig.  The point man for everything from lug nuts on the wheels to peanuts in the Staff Lounge.  Tom previously worked for Asterisk, as their Director of Motor Sports and Professional Rider rep for the United States and Europe.  An original player since the inception of the program, Tom is the man who makes sure the rig is up and running and that everything is working 30 times a year. Tom Carson is another lifetime racer, has lived and successfully competed in Europe and the United States and a 2006 National Champion. Tom knows racing and safety and has a passion to keep them aligned.

Medical Director

Doc has been involved in the motocross racing community for 35 years, from flagging to following the Supercross and Motocross Series as its track side physician.   He was a pivotal member during the inception of the medical team and his experience and credibility are without equal in our sport.  Today, he is the Medical Director for our Medic Rig and Medical Director for AMA Supercross and Motocross National Series’.  Doc has been a life-long off-road motorcycle enthusiast, racing in the Southern California desert and enduro scene for many years. When not performing motorcycle related duties, he is an emergency medicine physician in the San Diego area.

Lead Physician

Dr. Reiman joined the Asterisk team in 2009, having been the personal physician for many of our professional riders since 1999. Based in Temecula, CA and Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Dr. Reiman has helped many of our Supercross, Motocross, and Freestyle championship riders back to the podium from injury. Dr. Reiman is the also the leader of our Concussion Program and coordinates with leading research organizations. Dr. Paul is a long time street and dual sport rider as well as an avid mountain biker.

Lead Physician

Dr. Alexander is a Southern California native and dedicated offroad rider. Based in the Temecula Valley, Dr. Chris has worked in orthopaedic sports medicine for 20 years including activities associated with the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship program and more recently, as an important addition to the Caselli Foundation. When he is not at work or trackside with us; he is spending time with wife Annette and their four teenagers.

Physician

Dr. Kennedye received his first minibike in 1978 and immediately became a lifelong racer, rider, and fan. Today, Dr. Jim is an Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves, Emergency Physician in Oklahoma and clinical faculty member at Oklahoma’s Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Kennedye has been assisting the team for decade.   Dr. Kennedye has a wife and daughter and enjoys the outdoors when he gets the chance.

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Certified Athletic Trainer

Certified Athletic Trainer, Eddie Casillas has been a core member of the Medic Rig and is another example of bringing his experience and personal skills into the care of our elite athletes. He is our go-to for Concussion Management and a leader to the rest of the crew.  He has a degree in Sports Injury Management with an emphasis in Athletic Training and extensive experience in athletic health care and development and owns iCHOR Sports Medicine.   Another Xtreme competitor, Eddie has competed in professional BMX and as an amateur in skateboarding, downhill, cross-country and dual slalom mountain bike racing. He is an amazing family guy, spending every free moment with wife, Michelle, and their son Marky (an up & coming BMX kid) and daughter, Tavyne.

 

Certified Athletic Trainer

Arden Ballard, ATC, joined us first in 2006 as an second Athletic Trainer.  Since then, he has completing his Masters in Pennyslvania to become a Physician Assistant.  He has a wide variety of work experience including the NFL, Extreme sports camp (Camp Woodward) and Red Bull’s “The Great Ride Open”. When Arden is not working or in school, he races amateur motocross and rides BMX and road cycling.

Anthony is the newest member of Alpinestars Mobile Medical team but no stranger to our sport.  He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from San Diego State University (SDSU) and is currently completing a Masters in Sports Science.  2017 is Anthony’s second summer as an athletic training intern with the Seattle Seahawks in addition to his work as an ATC at San Diego Mesa Community College.  Anthony surfs and trains in the martial art Muay Thai regularly.

Registered Nurse

Heather is a long time fan and after 9 years, a Team veteran. As an ICU nurse for the Trauma Center in Reno, NV and also a surgical nurse for Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA, Heather has the experience and skills that Doc looks for.  Heather is a wife, Mom to daughter Ellyse and son Levi, and somehow manages to run marathons, ski, camp, and play with the friends and family.  Heather is an athlete just like the racers she helps.

Nurse Practitioner

Sveta is a Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner, from the San Diego area and has been on the team since early in our program.  Her background is in emergency/trauma, intensive care, pediatrics, medical and surgical specialties and nursing administration.  She loves hanging out with her family, to travel and be outdoors. AND, after many years of taking care of injured Pro riders, she just recently learned to ride motorcycles herself.  Sveta has issued this warning, “If you see me ride, still stay away. I look better than I ride.”

 

Registered Nurse

Mike has been on the team since 2004 and his background was another perfect fit for the Medic Rig’s style of moto medicine. Mike is an RN in the Emergency Room and Telemedicine department. Before that, he was a Orthopedic Tech in the military and civilian world. Mike and his wife Cynthia live in So. California with kids Myranda & Isaiah where when not at work, enjoys being a Sports Dad.

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Registered Nurse

Wife of a Supercross Champion, Monica Ramsey is now a member of our Crew.  Monica is an Emergency Room Nurse at a Trauma Center in Riverside County, CA and married to a fan favorite, Nathan Ramsey. The family juggles their hours to support their daughter Tatum, a nationally recognized dancer, and son Tyson’s multi-sport schedule. Monica is excited to merge both of her passions together and to be able to give back to a medical team that has always been there for her family.

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Registered Nurse

Jennifer joins our team this year, having been Volunteer last season.  As a East Coast RN with some great trauma credentials we are happy to welcome her.

Flight Paramedic

Danny has been in Emergency Medical Services for almost 20 years and a volunteer with us for at least five years.  His real job is working with a National medical flight services company as a Flight Paramedic.  When he is not in the air, or at the dirt and road races; Danny also enjoys water sports.  His home base is central California.

 

Paramedic

John is a California paramedic, specializing in location and special events medical care, a great match to our program.  He has been a volunteer for several years and a motocross enthusiast since he was young.  A 20 year Veteran in emergency medicine, John has been active in various aspects civilian and military service.   When John is not at the track he enjoys spending time with his wife Amee and sons Tate and Deklan.

Professional Driver

This is Rodney’s third race season with the team.  In addition to driving, he maintains all of the mules; keeping them supplied during the event and looking good as well.  Rodney calls Oregon his home base.

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Professional Driver

Ken joined our team for the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series. He was not new to the road or the series having been the coordinator for a race team in the past. Stepping into the AMMC program, Ken brings years of vehicle experience on almost anything with a motor; bikes to earth & mining equipment. Ken calls Arizona home when he isn’t helping us or one of the other Factory teams.

Mom, Aunt, Bad Cop

Joanne joined the Medic Rig in 2005, coordinating the Superpass program and promotional auctions to benefit the rig. In 2009 she began helping Tom & Doc with the day to day Medical Center office administration as well.  She now handles the bookkeeping and helps where needed.  As a motorcycle rider and racing fan for 45 years, working with this team is a perfect fit.