Meet the Bremerton Team

Brittany Dierking, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Brittany has been a Kitsap resident since childhood and grew up actively in the competitive gymnastics atmosphere as well as training in classical ballet and Olympic style weight lifting when she reached high school. Graduating from Olympic high school in Bremerton, Brittany continued her education at Olympic College pursuing her career in the medical field. Brittany has an Associates degree in applied science and Arts as well as a Physical Therapist Assistant degree graduating in 2019. Brittany is compassionate and a great listener. Combined with wanting to help others; she knew Physical Therapy would be a great career path improving people’s functional mobility allowing them to enjoy their lives more functionally.

In her spare time Brittany enjoys camping with her husband, friends and family. Spending time with her stepchildren, outdoor recreation, strength training, watching movies, and eating delicious food.

Taylor Bennett, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Taylor earned a bachelor's in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University in 2017 and started working as a physical therapy aide. She decided she loved the environment and wanted to go back to school to be a therapist. She graduated from Provo College as a PTA in 2018.
Taylor loves working in outpatient orthopedic care. She also has experience in vestibular and balance rehab. Her professional passion is fall prevention and she is a certified fall prevention specialist.

When she's not working Taylor enjoys reading, baking, crochet, playing with her daughter, exploring outside and playing sports. Taylor has a black belt in TaeKwonDo and loves to kickbox and teach self defense.

Miranda Aguilar

Samantha Arquette, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Samantha has been a Kitsap local all her life. She is a 2013 graduate from North Kitsap High School. Her love for the physical therapy field started in the NK Athletic Medicine Program. She was chosen by North Kitsap High School for the 2011 Washington Career & Technical Sports Medicine Association competition, placing North Kitsap High School in 1st place for the top GPA and 2nd for overall test scores. She has multiple years of experience working in medical records and as a physical therapy aide. She graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Olympic College in 2022 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree. She strives to provide the tools, support, and compassion to all her patients to return them back to their normal activities. She enjoys her downtime of enjoying the beautiful scenery of Washington state during motorcycle rides, camping, and kayaking with her fiancé, friends, and family.


Andrew Vertson, PT, DPT, ATC

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Andrew received his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from California State University Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Masters degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute.

He has more than twenty-five years of clinical experience, and extensive continuing education in orthopedic physical therapy. During his career, he has worked with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, in addition to numerous Olympic gold medalists as well as movie and television personalities.

Andrew’s main focus is returning his patients to life. This means helping the patient get back what makes them most happy! In his free time, Andrew enjoys cooking, flying as a private pilot, and traveling with his wife, Catherine.

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