meet the team

Physical THerapy Leavenworth WA Wayne Latimer
Chiropractic Physician

Wayne Latimer D.C.

Physical Therapist Leavenworth WA Ben Gilkison
Physical Therapist

Ben Gilkison P.T.

With over 25 years exploring the mountains & rocks of the Cascades, Ben has settled with his wife and two kids in the Wenatchee Valley, fulfilling a 10-year plan to practice physical therapy in Leavenworth. Following graduation from UPS in 2017, he worked for a bustling orthopedic clinic in Gig Harbor treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions with a focus on balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Interests include rehab for runners & climbers.

Physical Therapist Leavenworth WA Luke Astell
Physical Therapist

Luke Astell P.T.

Luke is naturally averse to having Bios written about him. Luke began his journey in the world of physical therapy training as a US Army tech. at Fort Sam Houston in 1985. He earned his degree as a PT in 1990 from The University of Wisconsin.

He has 35+ years of experience working with patients helping to recover and restore movement. Luke has spent the past 20+ years at Mt. Stuart Physical Therapy in Leavenworth. His treatment philosophy focuses on integrating strength, joint motion, and functional stability for people of all ages and ability levels to reach specific goals important to them. Luke is committed to lifelong learning and has 30 years of continuing education in manual therapy, orthotic fabrication, neural rehab, vestibular therapy, bike fitting, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, sports emphasis in cycling, and soccer, along with a variety of other courses.

Luke lives in Leavenworth with his wife and has raised his daughter in this beautiful mountain town. Luke’s active lifestyle includes cycling in all forms, running, climbing, and triathlon. He loves art and originally comes from a popcorn farm in Wisconsin. The youngest of 9 in a family of artists, somehow Luke has trouble drawing stick figures. He is a former member of the National Champion Wisconsin Badger crew team, a five-time Ironman, and a 100-mile ultramarathoner. With this in mind, Luke sees his greatest achievement as his family.

Physical Therapy Leavenworth WA Heather Butler
Physical Therapist Assistant

Heather Butler

Heather Butler is a Leavenworth native. She loves spending time with her family, trail running through the mountains, as well as finding new places to handstand on their many adventures. Heather is passionate about serving her local community, and is excited to be a member of Mt. Stuart PT with 7 years of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Physical Therapy Leavenworth WA Faith Everest

Faith Everest

Faith is a locally grown cross-country skier, backpacker, and hiker. She spent many years as a competitive cross-country skier and coach. When she is not enjoying the outdoors, she loves being with her family, painting, petting dogs, and drinking coffee. Faith is interested in Physical Therapy and plans to go to PTA school next year.

Physical Therapy Leavenworth WA Morgan
Office Manager

Morgan Williams

I was born and raised in Western Washington, moved to the Leavenworth area in 2017. I worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for 11 years before joining Mt. Stuart Physical Therapy team as Office Manager. I enjoy gardening, golfing, and riding motorcycles with my husband, Jason, in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. We live in Plain with our two cats and two dogs.

Physical Therapy Leavenworth WA Nicole


Nicole joined the team at Mt. Stuart PT a year ago as part of the front desk staff. Nicole has had a wide array of life experiences including working as a commercial painter, traveling the world, and fishing in Alaska. When Nicole isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and playing outside.


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8:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Mt. Stuart Physical Therapy

10171 Chumstick Highway Suite 1
Leavenworth, WA 98826
P: (509) 548-3133
F: (509) 548-5356