Matthew Gosney is a former Navy Seal who was involved in (among other things) an explosion that shattered his jaw (also among other things) requiring that a surgeon put 6 titanium bolts into said jaw. Needless to say, this explosion resulted in a traumatic brain injury for Matthew. Upon returning to college after his deployment […]Read more "Episode 16- Matthew Gosney (PG)"
Andrew Marr is a retired Special Forces Green Beret, who retired after just under 10 years of service. Throughout these years, Andrew served as an explosives engineer. Needless to say he was exposed to intense explosions on a regular basis. Unfortunately, Andrew began experiencing concussion symptoms once he returned from combat. Thus, the onset of […]Read more "Episode 15 – Andrew Marr (PG-13)"
Colin is a homie that I met via the Brain Injury Support Group at Oregon State. He is an LA native who is currently studying business and agriculture at OSU during the school year. In the winter of his senior year of high school he crashed while snowboarding in Tahoe, breaking his collar bone and […]Read more "Episode 14 – Colin Hoffman"
Dr. Duffield is a Neuropsychology Fellow on the Sports Medicine Team at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Unlike the usual storytelling with a few tips and words of wisdom, this episode consists of the practical wisdom from Dr. Duffield’s’ years of schooling and clinical experience. We discuss his view on what a […]Read more "Episode 13- Dr. Ty Duffield PhD"
Matt is a beast of another kind. This guy has had 10 concussions. 10!! That is not a typo. I think it goes without saying, but he has acquired an absurd amount of resilience and wherewithal from these experiences. We all know how impactful a single concussion can be, but 10 is a whole other […]Read more "Episode 12 – Matt Rockhold"
This episode is a bit different than the first 10. Instead of the story of one guest, you will get to hear the story of 3! Two of the stories are from high school students. I believe that high school students with concussions are often underrepresented both within and without their schools. I hope these […]Read more "Episode 11 – Brain Matters Panel"
Todd Jarvis is an associate professor at both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. He is also the Director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds. In January of 1978, at the age of 19, he fell from multiple levels to the ground while helping a friend build a house (yes, very manly). […]Read more "Episode 10 – Todd Jarvis"
Brittney Main is incredible. She is currently a junior at Oregon State University studying Mathematics and Education. No that is not a typo. She is majoring in both. Awe-inspiring, I know. She wants to use this to teach high school math! Also, not a typo. She is certainly a special person. Towards the end of […]Read more "Episode 9 – Brittney Main"
Many people don’t know this, but Noah Kochevar once crossed the entire continental United States on a wild bull, look it up. But really, Noah is one of the most soulful people I know. He tends to come off as highly logical, but as I got to know him, I realized how much he values […]Read more "Episode 8 – Noah Kochevar"
Meet Dasi! She is quite honestly one of the toughest girls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Sure, surviving a brain injury is a challenge in and of itself, requiring quite a bit of resilience and fortitude, but Dasi grew up playing contact ice hockey. Like most people not from North Dakota, I […]Read more "Episode 6 – Dasi Klappholz – Compton (Explicit)"