Carol Stormer is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, who has amassed 33 years of experience beginning practice in February of 1987 in the State of Washington in mental health with children. Over her impressive career, the esteemed healthcare professional has gained extensive expertise across all areas of occupational therapy.
Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in occupational therapy, Ms. Stormer embarked on her academic studies at the Colorado State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with graduating with honors. She was a teaching assistant in Anatomy and also Death Dying and Grief with Kevin Oltjenbruns (RIP 2019). Carol was also the President of SOTA, their student organization.
Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation specialty that explores how people occupy their time on a daily basis and what functions are required to do that. From this starting point, you can then take steps to work out how to become more productive, healthier and happier. Ms. Stormer describes it as “a holistic perspective on how your mind, body and spirit are hopefully genuinely connecting.”
Following completion of her studies, Ms. Stormer then successfully obtained a number of successful roles including Washington Occupational Therapy Association’s State Mental Health Liaison and later First Board Development Chairperson for the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon. She was selected as the Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women, in 2014 for her accomplishments while working in home health. She is also a published author of several articles in ergonomics and work injury management.
Currently, Ms. Stormer works as a permanent employee of Industrial Therapy Solutions. In addition, Ms. Stormer has been spotlighted on CUTV News Radio for her noteworthy achievements in Occupational Therapy.
Keen to remain up to date with the latest industry developments, Ms. Stormer is a distinguished member of several professional organizations including maintaining her National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy, member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, Washington Occupational Therapy Association, Colorado State University Alumni, Life time member of The Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy.
Looking to the future, Ms. Stormer hopes to continue with all her professional and personal endeavors, as well as exploring new opportunities to mentor others and continue opportunities as public speaker.
She attributes her successes to date to the love and support of her daughter Sierra Battan, her mentors the Elnora Gilfoyle, Patricia Christ and Kevin Oltjenbruns, and also in loving memory of her parents, Ralph and Betty Stormer.
When not busy working, Ms. Stormer likes to remain active by enjoying music, hiking, kayaking, yoga and spending time in nature. She also enjoys studying and maintaining a healthy diet along with her social support network to fundamentally keep her life joyful.