Andy McLlarky
Co-owner, Clinic Director & Physical Therapist

After sustaining a knee injury in high school, his physician recommended physical therapy as a road back to wellness. Andy had to undergo several treatments before he could return to the active lifestyle he enjoyed. As his knee function improved, he really began to see the value in physical therapy and became drawn to the field. This dream to become a physical therapist lead him to pursue a MS in Physical Therapy at Springfield College, where he was given the opportunity to work with professional athletes and train under world-renowned physical therapists. After graduating in 2008, Andy worked his way up the ladder until he got to where he is today, being the co-owner and director of his own clinic. To this day, Andy has no regrets to the path he chose as it has continued to be an extremely rewarding profession.

Andy has taken advanced training in movement assessment, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and evidence-based joint manipulation. He is passionate about staying current with ongoing research in physical therapy and strength and conditioning so that he can deliver the best results to his patients. When he's not busy being the boss, he likes to spend time with his family, work out, and listening to music. Andy is a huge fan of hazy, juicy IPAs and Boston sports, and a firm believer that a good brew and a game is great way to spend a day.

 

Kara Jesi, DPT

Assistant Director & Physical Therapist

Kara graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 with a BS in Rehabilitation Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her inspiration to become a physical therapist developed from going through knee surgery and experiencing physical therapy as a high school athlete. Her experience gave her a better understanding of the benefits of physical therapy and its ability to assist in overall health and wellness, pushing her to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Kara continues to provide her patients with a comprehensive program utilizing evidence-based research and collaborating with other health professionals in order to achieve the goals established by each patient. When Kara isn't at the clinic, she's working at home by juggling her two children, Logan and Avery. In the moments that she gets a break from the "mom life", you can catch her taking a leisure stroll around Homegoods, relaxing at the beach, or working out!

Megan Kressbach, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist

Megan received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Sacred Heart University in 2015 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in 2017. She first became interested in Physical Therapy in High School while receiving treatment herself for neck and shoulder pain due to competitive swimming. Megan has experience working as a geriatric therapist, concentrating on general balance deficits, post-op rehabilitation, and working with more medically complex cases (i.e. cardiac and pulmonary conditions). Megan believes in taking a holistic approach to treating her patients and has a passion for working in pediatrics. She does a great job incorporating aspects of her patients' overall health and wellbeing into her treatment approach as opposed to only focussing on the area being treated. Outside of the clinic, you can find Megan in her garden hanging out with her favorite plant, the Fiddle-leaf Fig! She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband and family, unwinding with a little chocolate and Harry Potter, and treating herself to a nice glass of prosecco.

 

D.J. Marquis, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist

D.J. graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2018 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Choosing a career in physical therapy was easy for him with his lifelong interests of wellness, exercise, and sport performance. He has been fortunate to gain great

clinical experience in a wide variety of clinical settings; with patients of all ages and activity levels. D.J. is highly motivated and determined to provide his patients with the highest quality of care and the most current evidence-based practice guidelines. He strives to be a valuable member of the health care team and is a true believer that collaboration and cooperation of all health professionals is necessary to provide optimal care to each patient. Goldfish and a PB & J is his go-to lunch duo, fueling him up for his midday gains. When D.J. isn't in the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, golfing, and fantasizing about his future Disney trips! He is our resident Disney aficionado, so if you're looking to plan a trip he'll have plenty of tips for you to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience!




Taylor Darwin, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist

Taylor received her Bachelor of Health Science Degree from Springfield College in 2018, followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 2020. She became interested in physical therapy after receiving treatment for a dance-related knee injury. Having been a competitive dancer for her entire life, she has plenty of experience in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and modern. She is determined to provide quality patient-centered care to achieve patient specific goals. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys watching Netflix, playing with her puppy, and going for hikes! If you're looking to get on her good side, she has admitted to having a weakness for Honey BBQ Frito Twists and Lemonade Vitamin Water.

 

Sarah Jaquith

Office Manager

Sarah graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2018 with a BS in Athletic Training and is currently working toward her Master's in Business Administration online from Utica College. We are very grateful to have Sarah as part of our team, we'd be lost without her! When she's not busy keeping us in line at Soul, Sarah enjoys camping with her family and loyal pup, Gracie! If you catch her at home she'll likely be busy finding the hottest home improvement project on Pinterest to spend her weekend on, we're always pumped to see her before and after shots.







 

Sydney Stoddart

Staff Physical Therapy Aide & Wellness Expert

Sydney graduated from Salem State University in 2018 with a BS in Exercise Science and has since been an excellent addition to our team. Her experience as a high school athlete exposed her to the wonderful world of physical therapy and inspired her to pursue a career in the field. If she's not in the clinic or helping out with our corporate wellness program, you can usually find her serving up some killer drinks in Salem! Syd is a lover of animals, tattoos, and the great outdoors. When she gets home from a long day at work, she likes to hangout with her pet tortoise, Eddy, and reflect on the day over a tasty pizza and a nice craft beer.

 

Randy Olivolo

Staff Physical Therapy Aide

In 2020, Randy graduated with a BS in Exercise Science from Salem State University and we couldn't be more excited to have him join the team! Randy chose the physical therapy field as a way to combine his passions for helping people and exercise. Known as our resident goofball, Randy never fails to keep us and our patients high-spirited. If you're looking for any movie suggestions, he is an AMC A-list member and can point you in the right direction! When Randy first started out at Soul he would eat Hot Pockets for breakfast, but over time he has evolved and upgraded to nutritious meals- go Randy!

 

Ed Soul

Co-owner

Owner of five athletic clubs in Beverly and Cambridge, Ed Soul is an entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness.
Owning a physical therapy clinic is a natural extension of his commitment to the health of the region where he makes his home, he says.

“We work hard to offer programs in our athletic clubs to promote life-long wellness and a commitment to movement and exercise, but sometimes people need a level of care and treatment that goes beyond what can be offered in an athletic club setting, he says.

“After working with Andy the past several years and seeing the wonderful results and outstanding reviews from our members and the community, partnering with Andy for this venture was an easy decision.

“We are glad to be able to provide an affiliated physical therapy clinic and to make our facilities available to patients there as they work their way back to full mobility and wellness.”

Ed’s commitment to the community and to wellness has prompted the public to acknowledge it. For more than 10 years, his main facility has been awarded the Reader’s Choice Best Gym in Beverly, Salem and Greater North Shore area.