Therapy & Support Staff

Mark Barney, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Mark graduated from Southern Utah University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education/emphasis in Athletic training and Health Education. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 2008. After graduation he had the opportunity to work in many different clinical settings including orthopedic outpatient, skilled nursing, and home health. It wasn’t long before his career route took a dramatic turn into the field of Pediatrics. Mark finds great satisfaction assisting children, with various neuromotor dysfunctions, realize their potential with improved motor function and mobility.

He has received training that includes courses in musculoskeletal development, manual therapy, myofascial release, NDT, pediatric equipment and bracing, pediatric kinesiology taping, pediatric treatment, and motor control/learning.

Mark lives in Spanish Fork, UT with his Wife and five children. He feels lucky to be around kids at work and at home. He loves to spend time with his family and enjoys being in the outdoors, any sporting event, and serving in the community.

Nacole Jackson

Physical Therapist Assistant

Nacole Jackson graduated from Provo College as a Physical Therapist Assistant with high honors. Nacole has worked in many physical therapy settings including acute care, inpatient, outpatient orthopedics, industrial PT, and pediatrics. She also has more than 10 years experience working with children in various teaching fields and is excited to integrate her physical therapy and teaching knowledge to help patients learn and achieve their therapy goals.

Brittany Walker

Physical Therapist Assistant

Brittany grew up in Sandy, UT where she graduated from Jordan High School, and will forever be a Beetdigger.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah, and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Provo College. She has worked as a PTA in many different settings, but pediatrics is her favorite! She loves seeing people get better and achieve their goals, especially the little ones!


Megan Merrill, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Megan grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, and moved to Provo to study at BYU. She earned her BS in Exercise Science in 2013, and started her Doctorate in Physical Therapy one week later at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Megan has known she wanted to work with kiddos from the very beginning. She volunteered at Now I Can for 3 years during college and has now returned as a therapist: truly a dream come true! Megan has been married for one and a half years and recently bought a miniature schnauzer named Ollie, who keeps their little family very busy.

Brittany Prows

Physical Therapist Assistant

Brittany grew up in the Provo, UT area. she graduated from Provo College as a physical therapist Assistant, in 2019 and has been working as part of our team ever since. She has experience speaking Spanish and strives to continue her study of the language to become more fluent. She loves to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family.

Melissa Chalk

Melissa Chalk

Managing Director

Melissa Chalk grew up in Vista, CA. She moved to Utah to attend BYU and stayed.  She loves to read, travel, cook, sing in the car, sit on the beach, and spend time with family and friends. She is excited to be a part of the Now I Can team!

Tracey Christensen

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Joel and Tracey Christensen are the founders of the Now I Can Foundation. Tracey is currently the Executive Director while Joel serves as the treasurer on the board of directors. Both Joel and Tracey graduated from Brigham Young University. They have three children and enjoy spending time together as a family.