Lab Services/Phlebotomists

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Danielle Pobieglo

FHC Lab Support Supervisor

Danielle has been with ARUP since 2009 in Phlebotomy and Support Services. She has nine years of experience as a phlebotomist and has her ASCP in phlebotomy. She is an avid reader and enjoys used book sales and good tea.


Melissa Hernandez

FHC Lab Coordinator II

Melissa has been with ARUP since 2017. She has her phlebotomy certification. Prior to ARUP, she was a chiropractic assistant and a CNA. She attends Salt Lake Community College, pursuing a degree in nursing.  


Taryn Knight

FHC Lab Coordinator II

Taryn has been with ARUP since 2017. She has her state and national phlebotomy certification. She attends Salt Lake Community College studying Medical Laboratory Sciences.


Asia Robinson

FHC Lab Coordinator I

Asia has been with ARUP since January 2019 as a phlebotomist at the University of Utah Hospital. She has her state and national certifications. Asia hails from northern Wyoming, where she attended Sheridan College and received her AS in health science. Currently, she is working toward becoming a nurse midwife. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her two rambunctious dogs. Asia has eclectic interests and pursues many different indoor and outdoor activities every season.

Medical Assistants

Bryn Petron

Medical Assistant

Bryn has been with ARUP since 2020. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in kinesiology and a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about healthcare and has worked as a patient care representative and as a research assistant at both the University of Utah and Cal Poly. Bryn aspires to become a PA and has a special interest in dermatology and women’s health.


Bryant (Kody) Baxter

Medical Assistant II

Kody has been with ARUP since 2017 as a technician in Cellular Immunology. He is studying biology to attend PA or medical school. He enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn baby, hiking, camping, and rollerblading


Bailey Gobillot

Medical Assistant II

Bailey has been with ARUP since 2018. She earned her BS in Biology in 2015 from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She has her EMT license and many years of customer service experience. She is an avid skier and traveler, after moving to Utah her decision to work in healthcare brought her to ARUP where she aspires for professional growth and inspiration.


Jackson Nicholes

Medical Assistant II

Jackson has been with ARUP since July 2019. He has two years of experience as a medical assistant in family medicine. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and is currently pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing. In his free time, he likes hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding.


Hollie Pepe

Medical Assistant II

Hollie has been with ARUP since 2005. Working in Blood Services before working in the Family Health Clinic. In 2017, she spent a month volunteering in South Africa providing care for Vervet Monkeys. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.


Alex Craner

Medical Assistant II

Alexandra has been with ARUP since 2018. She earned her AS from Salt Lake Community College in general studies. She also works with the Humane Society of Utah fostering animals.


Alisha Royall

Medical Assistant II

Alisha has been with ARUP since 2008 and joined the Clinic in 2011. She earned her AS from Salt Lake Community College. In addition to being a Medical Assistant, she is a certified Zumba instructor and teaches in the Wellness Center. In her free time she enjoys hiking, dancing and reading.


Heidi Sterzer

Medical Assistant

Heidi has been with ARUP since 2012 in specimen processing. She specializes in population health management. She was an academic all-American softball player and has an AS from Salt Lake Community College. She enjoys coaching softball and traveling with her husband and three children.


Brian Talbot

Medical Assistant II, Paramedic

Brian has been with ARUP since 2013. He has his EMT from The Davis Applied Technology College and his Paramedic certification from the University of Utah. He has worked on an ambulance as a firefighter/paramedic and has emergency room, intensive care, and inpatient psychiatry experience. He attends the University of Utah, working toward a degree in Health Promotion and Education


Kaitlin Parkin

Medical Assistant II

Kaitlin has been with ARUP since 2019. She has experience working as an orthodontist assistant and a pharmacy technician. She is finishing her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology. She is aspiring to become a PA and hopes to work in pediatrics. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer as a Spanish interpreter, play soccer and travel to national parks.


Brent Mains

Medical Assistant

Brent joined ARUP in 2020. He has his EMT license and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Utah. He plans to attend physician assistant (PA) school and eventually become a surgical PA. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, camping, boating, and four-wheeling.


Brooke Blazer

Medical Assistant

Brooke started at ARUP in December 2020. Before working at ARUP, she was a certified nursing assistant/residential care coordinator at an assisted living facility. Her favorite part of healthcare work is helping people and giving them the best care she can. She is currently attending Salt Lake Community College and is pursuing nursing. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family and doing anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, and fishing.


McKena Harvey

Medical Assistant

McKena started at ARUP in October 2020. She obtained a BS in outdoor recreation in parks and tourism from Southern Utah University in 2017. She loves the Utah desert and has gained a lot of experience in guiding tours there over the last several years. She loves helping people discover new places and ways to adventure. During the winter, she is a ski instructor at the Alta Ski Area. She enjoys traveling, skiing, rock climbing, and taking leisurely walks with her dog.


Taylor Jenson

Medical Assistant

Taylor has been with ARUP since 2014 and has worked in Exception Handling and Automated Specimen Management. Her previous healthcare-related work and education include work as a certified nursing assistant and in neonatal intensive care unit, home health, and hospice settings; she also has earned an AS from the University of Utah. She enjoys caring for her houseplants (she has more than a hundred) and is currently certified as a professional organizer.


Sam Taylor

Medical Assistant

Sam has been with ARUP since 2020. He has spent the last year and a half volunteering at the Sieger Clinic in Ogden while attending school at Weber State University. He aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon. Sam enjoys playing with his two dogs, is passionate about mountain biking, and has recently taken up rock climbing.

Administration


Ken Durrant

Department Manager

Ken has been with ARUP since 2020. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings since 2004 and has a degree in healthcare administration. He previously directed multispecialty practices in cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, orthopedics, neurology, and sleep and pulmonary medicine. He spends his free time with his wife and three children and enjoys the Uinta Mountains and general mechanics.


Roberta Bolton

Administrative Assistant

Roberta joined ARUP in 2021. She has a BS in technical management from Regis University in Denver and has provided administrative support in a variety of industries. As a new Utahn, she looks forward to getting to know Utah through its people and the natural wonders available to explore in this region.


Tonya Brower

Department Administrative Lead

Tonya has been with ARUP since 2013. She has her BS in Health Education from Idaho State University. She grew up in Southern Idaho but loves Utah and the adventures it offers.


Heather Lloyd

Receptionist

Heather has been with ARUP since 2018. Prior to joining the Family Health Clinic, she worked at her family’s bakery for 26 years as a manager and cake decorator.


Cecilia Robbins-Minter

Receptionist

Cecilia has been with ARUP since 2018. She studies Health Science with an interest in Physical Therapy at Salt Lake Community College. She is a certified phlebotomist and has training as a medical assistant. When she is not at school or work, she enjoys hiking with her 3 dogs.