Dr. Kent Kalm has been providing his time and knowledge to the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association and to the State of Minnesota for over 30 years, serving as the first Head Athletic Trainer at St. Cloud State University to his 26 years of teaching and service in athletic training at Minnesota State University-Mankato. He was a founding member of the MATA and served as President and President Elect of the organization. He has presented at the MATA, GLATA and NATA meetings. He has recently provided his expertise as the technician responsible for recent MATA webcasts. Kent is a native Minnesotan, who received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Athletic Training from Mankato State University. He received his Master of Science from St. Cloud State University. He went on to get his Doctorate of Education from the University of Utah. Dr. Kalm was an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Performance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has been integrally involved in the development of curriculum programs. He developed an athletic training minor at St. Cloud State University, as well as a graduate level sports medicine tract and an undergraduate athletic training major at MSU-Mankato. He has also been involved with program and course development in the areas of exercise physiology, health, fitness and athletic training/sports medicine at MSU-Mankato and other organizations. Kent has been very active in the community and at Minnesota State University-Mankato. He served on a multitude of committees and organizations to promote health, wellness, educations, athletic training and sports medicine.