Your Team

Meet Evergreen's Founder and Owner

Tim O’Neill, CPO, CEO
Evergreen Prosthetics and Orthotics, LLC.

Tim O’Neill is the Owner and CEO of Evergreen Prosthetics and Orthotics, LLC., the leading and fastest growing Prosthetic and Orthotic practice in the Northwest. Expanding beyond the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with 25 clinic locations throughout the country including Oregon, Washington, Colorado (2015), Idaho, and Tennessee (2015), and Indiana (2018), Evergreen serves thousands of patients annually.

After growing up in Seattle, Washington, attending O’Dea High School, and graduating from the University of Washington (92’- 96’) - where he was highly involved in many post-curricular organizations and causes, including autism research and leading fund-raising campaigns for abused children - Tim moved to Portland where he created Evergreen Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2005, then founded Empire Medical Inc in 2009. His career, as a certified Prosthetist/Orthotist has spanned more than 20 years, practicing in psychiatric hospitals, pediatric hospitals, level-one trauma hospitals, nursing/rehabilitation, and outpatient centers throughout the Northwest.

Tim believes in a simple but powerful mission: clinical excellence and compassionate care. He is dedicated to implementing these pillars and addressing the lack of qualified services in many of our middle to low socioeconomic communities. Tim has committed considerable resources to become the most convenient and accessible prosthetics and orthotics provider in the Northwest.


Meet Your Practitioner

Patients are the priority at Evergreen Clinics. All of our locations are near major hospitals and each clinic has an on-site fabrication lab with trained technicians to help speed the delivery of quality products and care. Our exceptional team of Patient Care Coordinators are ready to take your call, and schedule your next appointment. Walk-in patients are always welcome and practitioners are on call 24/7 for any hospital emergencies. Meet the extraordinary people that set Evergreen Prosthetics and Orthotics apart from the rest. Each of the managing practitioners are board certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.

Christopher Fuhrmeister, CPO

Serving Oregon City

Christopher has been a CPO since 2014, but has been in the field for much longer, getting his start as a technician. When looking for a career where he could use his hands, he thought of the braces his godmother wore and realized prosthetics & orthotics was a perfect fit.

He finds that the best part of the job is being able to meaningfully improve people’s lives. He enjoys working with a patient’s care team to find the best solution for them.

A native Portlander, on the weekends you can find Christopher enjoying time outdoors with his wife and their two children.

Alex Gates, CPO

Serving Spokane County & surrounding areas

Alex has been in the field since 2008. She specializes in elevated vacuum lower extremity prosthetics sockets, as well as microprocessor knees and ankles.

“It’s so rewarding to watch a patient transform after meeting them during a difficult time in their life,” she says. She loves to watch her patients regain abilities they had feared were lost, and to see them years down the line doing better than they had ever imagined.

Alex came to Spokane for her residency and loved it so much she decided to stay. Outside of work, her four kids, two dogs, and horse keep her life fun and interesting.

Al Jorgensen, CO

Serving Meridian, Caldwell, and Fruitland

Al has been working in orthotics for 20 years, and takes care of people “from the nose to the toes!” He’s passionate about being able to help others and making a difference in their abilities and their lives.

Al moved to Idaho in 2004 to be closer to family. He enjoys the climate and prefers Idaho over the hurricanes of Florida and the desert of Nevada.

When he’s not at the clinic you can find Al spending time with his family, making knives or perfecting his barbecue technique on brisket, ribs, pulled pork and more!

Casey Gruber, CPO

Serving Denver, CO

Casey received a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University. He completed both his prosthetics and orthotics residencies at Evergreen clinics in Portland, Oregon. .

Casey’s number one priority as a practitioner is serving the patient. This means tailoring custom solutions for each person, to meet their goals and individual needs. He’s interested in exploring the ways that P&O can improve patients' quality of life by restoring mobility and functional independence.

Outside of work Casey is excited to spend time exploring Colorado. He’s always heard a calling from the Rocky Mountains. He and his wife love listening to live music and actively seek out new Bluegrass bands to support. When Casey is not working, exploring or listening to live music, you can typically find him caring for and playing with his three cats (Joni, Leonard and Pepper).

Founder and CEO

Tim O'Neill

CPO, ABC Certified, Clinical Director, Company President

Practice Location: Portland

Education: Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics at the School of Rehabilitation Medicine from University of Washington.

Influencers: My Family, the patients I serve, and the fantastic people I have the privilege to work with.

Words to live by: To map out a course of action and follow it to the end requires courage. Don’t ever believe anyone that tells you ‘it can’t be done.'

Clinical Managers

Mark Sauser

LCPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Vancouver, WA

Education: Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology at Walla Walla University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics the School of Rehabilitation Medicine from University of Washington (Seattle).

Influencers: My parents and brothers. I come from a loving and supportive family that have helped to get me to where I am today. My wife and children have enriched my fantastic family.

Words to live by: "In the end, it’s family and friends… It’s a beautiful ride." – Dewey Cox

Brandon Bartell

CPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Hillsboro

Education: Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance from Oregon State University. Degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics from University of Washington’s School of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Influencers: My wife Amanda for teaching me patience, kindness, character and what matters in life. My father for teaching me values, work ethic and what it means to be a man. My mother for teaching me the power of love without limits. Lastly, my ridiculous dog Niko for showing me it’s never the wrong time to play and have fun!

Alex Gates

LCPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Spokane, Washington

Education: Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics, School of Rehabilitation Medicine and University of Washington (Seattle).

Influencers: Amelia Earhart, Dale Carnegie, and my mom.

Words to live by: If the seas were always calm we’d never build a better boat.

Tim Kanallakan

CPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Beaverton / West Portland

Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fresno. Post Graduate Certificate in Prosthetics from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Post Graduate Certificate in Orthotics from the Newington Certificate Program.

Influencers: My wife and children

Words to live by: "The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying." - John C. Maxwell

Tevye Waite

LCPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Longview, WA / Astoria, OR

Education: BS in History from BYU-Idaho, Master’s Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from School of Rehabilitation Medicine from University of Washington (Seattle); Orthotics Residency at Portland Shriners Hospital, Prosthetics Residency at Evergreen Prosthetics and Orthotics in Vancouver

Influencers: My parents who taught me the value of faith in God and that I can do hard things if I stick with it. My beautiful wife, who has put her career on hold to support me. The people I encounter on a regular basis who endure life’s challenges with a positive attitude and never-give-up mentality.

Words to live by: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Rachel Jacquin

CPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Oregon City

Education: Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University, Master's in O&P at Eastern Michigan University

Influencers: Family, Friends, and Patients

Words to live by: Go big or go home - Put your best foot forward!

Drew Meyer

CPO, ABC Certified

Practice Location: Denver, Colorado

Education: Master's of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), Bachelor's Degree of Science Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences from Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO).

Influencers: My pastor Gus Gill, Matt Chandler, Jacqueline Perry

Words to live by: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

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