Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Jeffrey “Jay” Roy is a certified Prosthetist Orthotist, and owner of Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics. Jay received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1988. Jay then attended Northwestern University and received his certificate of Prosthetics in 1989, and Orthotics in 1991. He then became certified with ABC in 1991 for prosthetics and 1993 for orthotics. Jay is a member of ABC and AOPA professional organizations.
What Jay loves about living in the Upper Peninsula is that wherever you are, you are only five minutes away from a walk in the woods. Jay states that the members of the UP medial community are the most committed and professional people that he has ever worked with. He feels that most of us that live in the UP choose to live here and in turn possitively impacts ones quality of life.
Jay’s education in Fine Arts has nurtured his love for craftsmanship and he finds spending time making things to be very fulfilling. He enjoys losing himself in his workshop while listening to a good baseball game. Outside of making prosthetics and orthotics, Jay has crafted a boat, traditional bow arrows, walking sticks, and numerous other art forms.
Jay has a love of the outdoors and appreciates any opportunity that he has to fish, hunt, boat or hike.
Erik is a Certified Orthotist and joined Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2014 working out of our Escanaba office. Erik received his bachelor's degree in Mathmatics from NMU. He then attended Northwestern University and received a certificate in Orthotics, and his BOC certification in 2015. Erik works closely with our pediatric patients and has participated in many trainings focusing on pediatric care. Erik sees patients in our Escanaba office along with clinics in Marinette and Iron Mountain.
Outside of work, Erik enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and 2 dogs. Erik can typically be found outside with his family where they are either hiking, hunting, making maple syrup, or enjoying the natural beauty of the U.P.
Max is a certified prosthetist, receiving his certification from Northwestern in 2009. He received a bachelor’s of science degree at Alma, and then received his MSA in 2001 from Central Michigan University. Max has been an affiliate of the American Board of Certification (ABC) since 2013.
Max moved to the UP to work for Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2016. Max appreciates the “outdoor mentality” of the UP while he enjoys fishing and exploring the different UP areas with his dogs in tow.
David is a Certified Pedorthist and received his certification from the International School of Pedorthics in 2013. He received his Associates degree of Arts and Humanities in 2009 from Highland Community College. David has been an affiliate with American Board of Certification (ABC) since 2013.
David is the company “Southerner”, he was born and raised in Nashville. Prior to moving to Marquette David lived in Illinois and was introduced to the Pedorthic profession while working for a Podiatric surgeon. He was inspired to expand his skills and knowledge and pursued he certification as a Pedorthist. David decided to work at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2016. David loves the UP and is a self-proclaimed “Yooper” transplant. Outside of work, David enjoys exploring the wilderness by hiking, camping and water activities.
Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Samantha successfully completed the residency program at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics and is now an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist. Samantha received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Tech. She received her master’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University in 2017. Samantha has been an affiliate of the American Board of Certification (ABC) since 2019.
Samantha is originally from the Lower Peninsula but fell in love with the UP while at Michigan Tech. Samantha states that the best part about the UP is all the opportunity for adventure. “It is a beautiful place that I am lucky to call home!” Samantha enjoys “almost” any activity that lets her be outside including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.
Certified Orthotic Fitter
Cheryl is a Certified Orthotic Fitter and is accredited by BOC. Cheryl graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree of Science. Cheryl has been working in the medical industry since 1994 and has been working directly in the orthotics and prosthetic field since 2003. Cheryl works closely with many of our prosthetic patients to provide oversight and coordination of care between the doctor, patient and practitioner.
Cheryl grew up in the Upper Peninsula and is happy that she has been able to continue to call the UP her home. Cheryl’s favorite season is the summer and looks forward to all the outdoor activities that summer brings. She keeps busy with camping, enjoying one the areas many music festivals, berry picking, swimming, bon fires, basically anything outdoors. In the winter months Cheryl brings her interests indoors and is an entrepreneurial crafter and can be found selling her creations at area craft shows.
Escanaba Administrative Staff and Orthotic Fitter
Nicky is part of the Administrative staff and is also an Orthotic Fitter in our Escanaba office. Nicky is a native of Escanaba and attended 2 years at Bay College. Nicky has received training in the fitting of compression garments and off the shelf bracing. Nicky has been working in the medical service industry since 2000.
Nicky loves Lake Michigan summers best and hiking in nature. Nicky describes herself as active, she enjoys working out and attending fitness classes.
Orthotic Prosthetic Technician
John is a Fabrication Technician in our Baraga office and has been working with Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics since 2010.
John is a native Yooper and proud Finlander. John says he loves "everything" about the UP and is happy to be living on a quiet "dirt-dead-end" road.
John is an avid gardener and can boast his blue-ribbon pumpkins. He can also be found enjoying many of the outdoor activities of UP living, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He golfs too!
Robin is the Business Manager for Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics. She is the wife of Owner Jay Roy and has been “connected” to the orthotic and prosthetic field for 30 years. Robin received her bachelor’s degree in social work from NMU. She shifted her career to Business Management when Jay bought Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2012.
Robin loves living in the UP. She discovered the area when visiting the area in the 90’s, and after many visits to the UP it became the dream “retirement” destination. In 2004 Jay was presented with a job opportunity in Marquette and grabbed the opportunity to move to our “forever” community before retirement.
Each time that Robin travels below the bridge she is reminded of the treasure of the UP and the peace and tranquility of UP living.
Robin enjoys creative activities including sewing, knitting, pottery, and cooking.
Billing Team Member
Patty is part of the Billing Team in our Escanaba office and brings a wealth of experience and training to the job. Patty studied at CMU, NMU and Bay College, receiving degrees in Human Services and Medical Office Administration.
Patty is a native Yooper and plans to keep her roots here. She loves the UP history, culture, traditions and the beauty of the natural surroundings. Patty relishes her time with family, including her “fur” babies. She faithfully cares for any wildlife visitor that stops in her back yard.
Patty is also an avid sports fan! Go Tigers! Go Lions!
Emma is part of the Administrative Staff in our Escanaba office and has been a part of the Northern team since 2014. Emma graduated from MSHS and completed 2 years of study at Northern Michigan University.
Emma moved to the UP in 2004 when her family relocated to the Marquette area. Emma says she loves the feeling of community that she experiences living in Escanaba. Emma enjoys the scenic beauty of the UP and feels lucky to live close to two of the Great Lakes.
In her downtime Emma enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to podcasts.
Baraga Administrative Staff
Cindy is the Administrative person in our Baraga office. She joined Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2014 bringing in 30 years of administrative experience.
Cindy has lived in the UP all her life and is an avid outdoors person. “The UP provides my family the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year-round, no matter what season it is there is always something to do. Her list of favorite things do is extensive and include, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, waterfall hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and most importantly enjoying time with family.
Escanaba Administrative Staff
Emily is a member of our Escanaba Administrative staff. She was born in Escanaba and then moved to Bark River. She attended college at Northern Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2015. She is a Board Certified and licensed Athletic Trainer. She joined Northern Orthotics & Prosthetics in the Summer of 2019.
Outside of work she enjoys all four seasons that the UP has to offer & the activities that go along with them. She enjoys going on adventures with her husband Cody, daughter Venture, & Aussie Kopper. Emily is passionate about animals, God, and her family & friends. Her hobbies include horseback riding, working out, figure skating, hiking, snowbarding, attending her husband's dirt bike races, and camping. She loves living in the UP where adventures are just outside her front door!
Business Management Team
Justin works out of our Marquette Office. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School, received his bachelor's degree in history from Northern Michigan University and a master's degree from National Louis University in Chicago.
Justin moved to the Upper Peninsula while in high school and learned to love all that the area has to offer. After graduating from NMU, he lived abroad and in Chicago. He was able to move back to the UP in 2021 and is excited to be able to connect back with the community and activities that make this area so special.
Justin enjoys the outdoors during the summer by hiking and biking and snowshoeing during the winter. He also enjoys being able to visit the farmer's markets and use fresh produce and products in his kitchen.
Certified Prosthetist Orthotist
Maya Gougeon - MS, CPO was born and raised in Marquete, MI. She graduated from Lake Superior State University and moved to Texas for graduate school. She completed her Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has worked to serve veterans at C5 in San Diego, collaborated closely with therapists in Houston to ensure excellent care for mutual pediatric patients and cannot wait to meet you!
When Maya isn't in the office she can be found on the ice, on her bike, or somewhere near the lake.
Jaren is an Orthotic Technician in our Marquette office. Jaren grew up in the UP and attended Northern Michigan University for Athletic Training. He moved to the Lower Peninsula in 2018 and worked at Becker Orthopedic for two years as an Orthotic Technician and Customer Service Representative. He moved back to the UP in 2021 and started working at Northern O&P that summer. He now lives in Ishpeming with his wife and two cats.
Jaren is very happy to be back living in the UP, closer to his family and the outdoors. He enjoys being outside and hiking the surrounding trails, exploring the wonder that is the UP. He also enjoys staying inside during the long winters, playing board games with his wife and friends.
Iron Mountain Administrative Staff
Brianna is part of the Administrative Staff in the Iron Mountain office. She obtained a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology relating to sports medicine, and is currently pursing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Brianna has lived in the U.P. for most of her life. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with friends and family, anything art orientated, and trying new things.
Marquette Administrative Staff
Stephanie is a member of the Administrative staff in our Marquette office. Stephanie is new to the UP moving here in July 2022 after living all over the country and overseas with her family. She is excited to call the UP home and experiencing all that the UP has to offer. She has a Bachelor's degree in Sports Sciences and a Master's degree in Athletic Administration. She loves summer best and you will often find her hiking, kayaking, and chasing waterfalls. When she is not outdoors you can find her reading, refinishing furniture, or spending time with her husband and daughter.
Sarah is the Prosthetic Technician in our Marquette Office. Sarah graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor's in Psychology, Minor in Art and Design and Child Services, and a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis. Intrigued by the prosthetic fabrication process, Sarah joined the team in January of 2023.
Sarah was raised in the Northern part of Lower Michigan, surroundd by farm life and a family of auto-mechanics. She first moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2006 and could not help but fall in love with its nature and beauty. When she became aware of the area's recreational opportunities, Sarah decided to stay and make Marquette her home and finished her schooling at Northern.
Sarah finds love in all the seasons and the activities they have to offer, from mountain biking to planting seeds in the garde, she loves to spend her time outdoors with her fur baby, Kali.