About Us

Our Strategic Visiondeborah reed 074 lowres

To move high caliber employers toward best ergonomics practices.

Our Mission & Purpose

Make a positive impact by changing work environments in order to optimize and then sustain both employees and their employers.

Our Values as A-Players

Who We ARE:   Who We AREN'T:
  1. We Matter. We have Purpose & Impact.  
  2. Crave Challenge
  3. Seek to Excel & Be Rewarded
  4. Thrive on Fast, Energetic Pace
  5. Desire Autonomy & Discipline within a Team
  6. Insist on Doing the Right Thing
  7. Expect Accountability
  8. Smile & Laugh Often
  9. Push Limits of Status Quo
  10. Always Show Up All-In
 
  1. Frivolous
  2. Lazy
  3. Good Enough
  4. Turtle-paced
  5. Unfocused or Undisciplined
  6. Defensive or Unethical
  7. Entitled or Fly-under-the-Rader-types
  8. Too Serious
  9. Complacent
  10. Half-assers

 

Our Significant Primary Differentiators

  • stellar team from the rehab, biomechanics, and design perspectives to get your needs met quickly, while delivering our services with humor and understanding as well as exceptional customer service
  • The combination of skills: Lean Ergonomics (for integration with Lean Manufacturing), Facility and Workflow Design, Job Analysis, Accommodation, Occupational Therapy, Functional Fitness
  • Fastest turnaround time, from request to delivery
  • Customized service packages to meet your needs
  • Customizable Office Ergonomics Software with robust analytics, workflow management, and training communications

Who We Are 

We are a group of amazing humans passionate about improving the lives of people and helping businesses thrive!


Deborah  

Deborah Read - MOTR/L, President

Consultant, Occupational Therapist, Trainer, and reluctant Superhero! Deborah Read (aka ErgoGirl!) leads her team on their mission to stomp out workplace injuries and optimize human productivity!  It doesn’t matter if it’s an office, a construction site, a manufacturing facility, a lab, or any other work environment….the ErgoFit team is up for the challenge.

 

Deborah is long time member and current  Administrator / Facilitator of the Pacific Northwest Ergo Roundtable, as well as active member and past President of the Puget Sound Human Factors & Ergonomics Society. 

Deborah was voted and awarded the 2020 Ergonomics Professional of the Year by the Puget Sound Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, one of the top 2 most active national chapters in the U.S.! 

She has spoken at many note-worthy conferences including the National Applied Ergonomics Conference, National ASSE Professional Development Conferences, Oregon Governor’s Safety & Health Conference, VPP Association for Construction Synergy Conference, the World Of Concrete conference, and several national Firefighter Safety, Fitness, & Health conferences.

In addition, Deborah created office ergonomics Web TV shows for Whitney & Wyatt, has been featured on CBS radio, Better Homes & Gardens, EWeek, ivillage, The Ergonomics Report, Ergonomics Today, and more.

Deborah enjoys  traveling with her family, is an organic gardener and has a passion for physical fitness.

 

Paul  

Paul - KIN, Client Services Manager

Paul has been in the rehabilitation and ergonomics field for 20 years and has extensive experience treating and preventing work-related injuries through ergonomic intervention and preventative strategies.  He began his career treating musculoskeletal injuries in a physical therapy setting, and then shifted his focus to injury prevention through ergonomics and training.  His passion is in guiding and helping companies realize the importance of employee health and wellness, and the positive impact an ergonomics program will have on employee morale and the bottom line.

Paul is trained in Ergonomics and Injury Prevention through Isernhagen Work Systems and Roy Matheson and Associates.  His experience provides a valuable perspective for helping his clients integrate, evaluate and continually improve injury prevention and ergonomic strategies. 

Paul is an avid skier and hockey player, and enjoys traveling with his family and spending weekends on the pitch watching his kids play soccer.  

 

 

Susan A   

Susan – B.S. in EOH Sciences, LMP, CHEK EC, CHEK HLC II

Susan's interest in ergonomics began during her first career as a design artist in the garment industry, where she experienced the ill effects of working at a desk for extended periods of time. In 1996 she graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage and began her career as a Licensed Massage Practitioner while continuing to work in the garment industry. In 2007 she expanded her training as a body worker and became certified by the CHEK Institute as an Exercise Coach and a Holistic Lifestyle Coach (Level II). She worked privately with clients, and as a personal trainer in gyms, where she enjoyed fostering balance, strength, and health. In 2008 she decided to take her training to the next level and returned to school to study Occupational Health & Safety as well as Industrial Hygiene, earning a B.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health & Sciences from the University of Washington. Her passion for ergonomics is informed by years of experience working in an office as well as her experiences as a massage therapist and fitness trainer working to cultivate balance.

Susan enjoys creating abstract oil paintings, working out in a gym, taking long walks, cooking and eating, and continuous learning.    

  

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Karen – CPDM, CPT  

With 20+ years of experience in workplace wellness, safety and ergonomic programming Karen has a variety of tools to draw from and believes in a holistic approach to optimize employee performance and well-being.

Karen is a Certified Professional Disability Manager, an Ace certified professional fitness and Yoga instructor and personal trainer. She has a solid understanding of body mechanics and specializes in range of motion, functional movement, body awareness, alignment, strength and stability for sustainable movement in workplace and recreational setting.  Karen believes in workplace programs and design that encourage movement and collaborative activities. 

Karen loves nature and being outdoors, hiking, beachcombing, gardening, skiing, snowshoeing and being on the water.  She also enjoys music and dance and spending time with her children, family and friends.  

 

Monique W

 

Monique – Office Administrator

Monique has worked more than 20 years as a personal and executive assistant, an office administrator and various customer service related positions. She joined the ErgoFit team in December 2011 and became an official staff member in October 2012. 

Monique volunteers her skills and time to a non-profit that houses people with special needs.  She enjoys spending time reading a good book, and sipping a good cup of coffee.

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