Occupational Therapy Staff

Shannon Lyons OTR/LShannon Lyons OTR/L
Shannon Lyons has worked with occupational therapy patients through home health as well as in the hospital. She was raised in Tillamook County and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University and a master’s in occupational therapy from Pacific University. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Tim Patching OTDTim Patching OTD
Native Oregonian Tim Patching has lived in the Tillamook area for more than 20 years. His special areas of interest are splinting, adaptive technology and mental health. He has worked as an athletic trainer, special educator and inventor of devices that help people gain more independence in their daily lives. Tim’s previous work in construction also allows him to recommend ways people can change their homes to they can avoid moving as they grow older. Dr. Patching completed his Doctor of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. A fan of triathlons, hiking and reading, Dr. Patching says his favorite activity is spending time outdoors with wife and six children.

Erin Christensen COTAErin Christensen COTA/L
Erin Christensen grew up in Tillamook County and completed her associate degree in certified occupational therapy assistant at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. She particularly enjoys treating upper extremity orthopedic injuries and working with children. Outside of work, Erin enjoys being outside, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends.

Mary Daugherty COTA/LMary Daugherty COTA/L
The Northwest has been home to Mary Daugherty for many years. She spent 21 years in Boise, Idaho, where she also graduated from the American Institute of Health Technology. Her work as a certified occupational therapy assistant has spanned many settings and age groups, from the elderly in skilled nursing facilities to children in their schools. Mary values her Oregon coast community as is a Level 1 firefighter and volunteers for the Rockaway Beach Fire Department. She also enjoys spending time with any of her five sons, walking on the beach with husband and dog, camping and carving wood.

Julie Woodruff COTA/LJulie Woodruff COTA/L
Julie Woodruff has worked in many settings, from schools and outpatient clinics to hospitals and nursing homes. She attended the Medical College of Georgia, where she received Associate Degree in occupational therapy assistant. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the outdoors.