Dr. Darren Chase, DC

Dr. Chase pursued his undergraduate studies in Oklahoma on a soccer scholarship. He then went to Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, GA where he finished his college soccer career. He transferred to world renowned Texas Chiropractic College and completed his Doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine. After finishing school, he began his post graduate studies in soft tissue injuries and sports rehabilitation. His studies have taken him to Germany to study fascia and the effects it has on sports injuries. He has been the team doctor for the Houston Stallions indoor football team, Katy Rugby club, Prodigy cheer, Cypress Gymnastics and many other local teams around the Katy west Houston area.


Brandi Chase, MS, RD

Brandi Chase is a registered and licensed dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Brandi enjoys reading, scuba diving, practicing Yoga, and spending time with her family; and has completed two full marathons, and more than a handful of half marathons. Brandi has a passion for helping people reach their goals, and has been employed at The Athlete Stop since November 2008.

Ellison Stine, Front Desk Coordinator

I am originally from Oklahoma and grew up going to football games each weekend.  I have lived in Texas for 21 years now and definitely consider myself a Texan!  I have four kids and five grandsons.  I adore spending time with family and do so as much as possible.  I have spent a lot of time volunteering in and around Katy since I have been here and love giving back in any way I can.  I was a ballet dancer when I was young, but in regards to other sports, all I can say is... Don't throw the ball my way! 


Dr. Ian Veary, DC

Dr. Veary worked as a Physical Therapist for 5 years prior to becoming a Chiropractor. He was working at a Rugby Club in England where the head PT at the club worked in Chiropractic. While watching her work on the athletes, he saw the benefits Chiropractic plus Physical Therapy had on the many different injuries they treated. Dr. Veary attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa. Chiropractic then brought him to Texas. Dr Veary has been with The Athlete Stop since fall of 2017 and is located at our Richmond, Texas location. Outside of Chiropractic, Dr. Veary is the Competitive Director for a local Soccer Club plus coaches 3 teams. He truly has a passion for what he does, and loves getting people back to the activity they love, without pain.

Leah, Financial Coordinator

Leah, originally from Iowa has been a Texan since her teens. She now lives in Missouri City with her Husband Robert. They have 4 daughters and one spoiled yellow Labrador Retriever puppy. Leah enjoys reading, going to the gym, and spending quality time with her family. Prior to joining The Athlete Stop team, she worked as a personal trainer. Making her no stranger to the athletic world. She has always enjoyed meeting all kinds of new people along the way! 


Camilo Diaz, Therapy Tech

Camilo was born in Colombia. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition. Camilo is also receiving certifications as a NASM-CPT, NASM-PES, NASM-CES, and CSCS. Currently he is interning as an assistant fitness coach under head fitness coach, Zaileth at the Juventus Soccer Academy of Houston. Some of Camilo's favorite activities include cycling, working out, and watching soccer (fútbol). He is very close with his family and loves spending time with family and friends any chance he can! 

Kristin Rice, Content Creator

Kristin McKenzie has been working in Marketing since 2013 for various business groups around Texas. In 2014 she joined The Athlete Stop team to help with Social Media Management, Events, Marketing, Photography, and Web-Design. Her family has been clients of Dr. Chase for many years now and remain close family friends. Kristin travels throughout the United States for work in  many areas, but continues to immerse herself in Athletic realms such as sports, triathlons, and coaching! Kristin helps lead our Athlete Stop Tri team!