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Our Team

Rae Lamborn

Practice Manager

Originally from Tullahoma, Tennessee, Rae made her way to Vail in 2001 and began her career at The Steadman Clinic in 2002.  During her time at The Steadman Clinic, Rae has worked the front office, been a Physical Therapist Aide with Howard Head Sports Medicine, and has been a medical assistant for Dr. Richard Steadman himself.  After taking some time away from the mountains, Rae made the move back to Vail, CO in 2011 where she joined Dr. Hackett’s team and took the role as practice manager.  Rae oversees and manages all of Dr. Hackett’s clinic and surgery schedules, manages all PA clinics, and a multitude of other administrative roles for Dr. Hackett’s team.

Sarah (Hart) Froman, PA

Sarah was born in Yarmouth, Maine and moved to Colorado in 2004 where she joined The Steadman Clinic’s Breckenridge office (no longer open).  After graduating from the University of Vermont, she began her career with The Steadman Clinic as part of the front office team before being offered a position as Dr. Hackett’s Practice Coordinator.  In 2011, Sarah moved to Denver to attend PA school at Red Rocks Community College.  Following this, she moved back to Vail, CO to rejoin Dr. Hackett as his PA-C.  A vital part of the team, Sarah assists with surgeries in the operating room, helps Dr. Hackett in clinic, and also runs her own PA clinics.

Lukas Rhoads, PA

Born in Tipton, Missouri, Lukas moved to Vail, CO in 2015 to work with Vail Summit Orthopaedics for 2 years before deciding to join Dr. Hackett’s team in October of 2017.  As a physician assistant, he assists Dr. Hackett with surgical procedures in the operating room, helps with Dr. Hackett’s clinic, and also runs his own PA clinics.




Amanda Leitch MS, ATC, OTC

Amanda is originally from New Hope, MN and moved to Vail in 2022 for the ATC Residency. We are pleased to share that she recently joined our team following completion of her residency this summer. Amanda pursued a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. She then moved to the East Coast to earn a Master of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University. She worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with a variety of teams including, Club Men’s Ice Hockey, Swim & Dive, and Softball. Following graduate school in 2015, Amanda accepted a full-time athletic trainer position at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. For the past 7 years, she had the privilege to provide care for the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Lacrosse programs. Amanda was promoted to a Senior Athletic Trainer in the fall of 2021 where she oversaw the Sports Medicine departmental policies and procedures, acted as a mental health liaison between the Department of Sports Medicine and the Department of Counseling and Human Development, and worked as an American Red Cross CPR and First Aid instructor. Amanda’s duties include assisting in Dr. Hackett’s clinics, assisting in the OR, and assisting with MRI reviews. Amanda resides in Edwards with her fiancé, Meredith, and enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, skiing, and anything outdoors.

Heidi Schroepfer MS, ATC, SA

Heidi is originally from Ghent, MN and moved to Vail in 2016 for the ATC Residency. She then moved to Flagstaff, AZ where she was practicing as an Athletic trainer before moving back to Vail in 2023 to take on a full-time position as an Athletic Trainer for Dr. Hackett. Heidi received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a Minor in Health Science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD in 2014. She then moved to the South to earn her master’s degree in Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Women’s Volleyball team. Heidi enjoys working out, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, traveling, and visiting her friends and family.

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