Alison Gardiner-Shires


Dr. Shires is an associate professor and athletic trainer at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. As a passionate educator, Alison has taught undergraduate and graduate students in accredited athletic training programs since 2003. Dr. Shires has experience working with collegiate and high school athletes and the general population via a sports medicine clinic.

Mark Shires


Mark Shires is an Athletic Trainer in the Baltimore Orioles organization; Starting in 1999 Mark has worked his way up through the organization to the AAA Norfolk Tides where he has been since 2007. Shires has twice been named the International League’s Athletic Trainer of the Year, picking up the honor in both 2009 and 2011. He has also been a September addition to the Orioles Major League Athletic Training Staff on numerous occasions.

Trista van Lier


Trista is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. She works primarily with Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, and Softball. Previous to working at HFU, Trista was a graduate assistant at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, PA from 2011-2013. While at WCU, she worked with Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Basketball.