527 Park Lane, Ste 200.
Waterloo, IA 50702
Dennis is the founder and president of O&P1. Additionally, he serves as president of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA). Dennis has worked in the custom orthotic and prosthetic fields for more than 30 years. He began his career in 1976 as a staff technician in his father's business; Dale Clark Prosthetics. This work inspired him to earn certifications and go on to teach at Northwestern University. Dennis continued his career as owner of Dale Clark Prosthetics, regional vice president of NovaCare Orthotics & Prosthetics Division, vice president of Practice Development, regional vice president of Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, founder and president of DEC Development, president of Clark & Associates Prosthetics & Orthotics, and as lead prosthetist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Prosthetics Department.
Dennis has served on the board of directors for the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) and served as president of AAOP-Region 7. Dennis also served on the advisory Board for the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA), and served as president of the American Board for Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). He is also an active member of the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA).
Dennis has been featured in industry, military, and news publications including O & P Edge, the O & P Almanac, O & P Business News, Popular Mechanics, Biomechanics, Red Orbit, the Waterloo Courier, ARNews, Newsmax and The Bayonet.
Jim serves as a partner at O&P1. Jim is responsible for orthotic modification and CAD/CAM operation. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the field. He received his Bachelor's degree from Upper Iowa University in 1993. Jim became a Certified Orthotic Technician in 2003. Jim's passion in life includes spending time with his family and love's the outdoors. Jim currently resides in Waterloo with his girlfriend Lisa.
O&P1 is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team, Sarah Clark. Sarah joined O&P1 in the spring of 2011. Sarah had the unique opportunity to grow up within the orthotics & prosthetics profession as a third generation, her grandfather Dale Clark CP and Dennis Clark CPO both were in the business during her early years. This education and experience will serve both Sarah and O&P1 well, in the coming years.
Sarah returns to Iowa and O&P1 from Minnesota where she studied at Century College. During her time at Century, Sarah was enrolled in the Orthotics & Prosthetics program & then completed her education at the University of Minnesota and concentrated her studies on Biomechanics.
Residing in Waterloo, Iowa Sarah's family and the outdoors help to round out her life, whether she is riding her bicycle, playing a round of golf or just being outside Sarah has a passion for nature. Sarah has some new additions in her family that keep her very busy, two new siblings Cayden (4) & Lucas (2). "The boys are the joy of my life," states Sarah, she loves spending as much time with them as she can. Sarah also enjoys devoting time to non-profit organizations in and around the Cedar Valley. OPAF (Orthotic Prosthetic Assistance Fund), Cedar Valley Hospice and Give-Us-Wings have all benefited greatly from Sarah's generosity, giving her personal time and enthusiasm.
Sarah is very excited about her new position O&P1 and is looking forward to the positive changes that are on the horizon for the Orthodic and Prosthetic profession, involving new technologies and materials. In her own words she described this as "living her dream".
Alan serves as both an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician at O&P1. Alan has been involved in custom orthotics and prosthetics for over 18 years. Alan holds an ABC certification as a Certified Technician in Prosthetics & Orthotics. Alan's main responsibilities include Orthotic fabrication, quality control and meeting or exceeding our customer's turnaround demands. Alan enjoys fabricating and making sure clients receive the best product available for their patients. He and his wife Becky reside in Waterloo and have two sons, Dylan and Sam.
Chad serves as an Orthotic Technician at O&P1. Chad has been with Dale Clark Prosthetics and O&P1 for over 16 years. Chad enjoys all aspects of Orthotics especially pediatric fabrication. Chad attended Ellsworth Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. Hobbies include hockey, softball, fishing, and golf. Chad resides in Waterloo with his wife Sue, and their two children Sydney, and Jonah.
Bryan serves as a Prosthetic Technician at O&P1. Bryan started his tenure at O&P1 beginning in 2005. Bryan has specialized training in lower extremity fabrication and enjoys helping practitioners problem-solve during the fabrication process. Bryan loves the outdoors, especially during the spring mushroom season. Bryan passed his American Board of Certification as a Prosthetic Technician in 2009. Bryan currently resides in Dunkerton, Iowa.
Ben serves as a Prosthetic Technician at O&P1. Ben started his employment at O&P1 in 2008. Ben was O&P1's first technical school graduate after finishing his studies at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. Ben has a baccalaureate degree from the esteemed Michigan State University graduating in 2006 with a degree in Physics. Ben enjoys music and is an active percussionist in his church. Ben passed his CTP exam in 2009. Ben currently resides in Waterloo.
Terry comes to O&P1 with over 25 years of Orthotic technician experience. Terry's technical training in both Orthotics & Prosthetics traces back to 916 Technical Institute in White Bear Lake Minnesota, most commonly known today as Century College. Terry has additional training that includes attending Northwestern for its esteemed courses in Pedorthics. Currently Terry holds the gold standard of certification through the American Board of Certification as a Certified Technician in Orthotics.
Terry's vast experience and year's on the bench have lended itself to produce one of the most well rounded metal & Leather technicians most will ever see. Terry's current responsibilities include overseeing all metal & leather fabrication at O&P1 as well as assisting in the fabrication of Orthotics. When Terry isn't bending metal or stretching leather Terry is an avid fisherman. You may see Terry on one of the great lakes around NE Iowa during the "good months" trying to get the one that "got away". "We are very fortunate to have a technician with Terry's experience and attention to detail here at O&P1" states Brad Mattear CFO General Manager at O&P1.
Ken serves as O&P1's shipping and receiving coordinator. Ken started his employment at O&P1 in the spring of 2010. Ken attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. Ken has over 26 years in the shipping and receiving industry and is an invaluable asset to our growth at O&P1. Ken currently is the High School volleyball Head Coach at Columbus Catholic High School in Waterloo. Ken is heading into his 12 year at the helm for the Columbus Sailors. Ken loves to golf and enjoys many outdoor activities. Ken is also an active member in his church and enjoys giving time and effort back to the Cedar Valley. Ken resides in Waterloo with his wife Lori and son Elliott (17) and daughter Kaitlin who attends Loras College in Dubuque.