Meet The Team

Jeanne Williams, PT, DPT, OCS

Owner & Founder of Quest Health & Performance, "The Endurance Doc" and "Purple PT", Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Head Coach of Team Quest, Certified Professional Bike Fitter, USA Triathlon Certified Coach, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Certified FMT Rock Doc - Rocktape FMT Basic & Advanced

Jeanne boasts a 27-year career in physical therapy, focusing on outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, particularly in treating endurance athletes. Her clients range from sprint triathletes to Ironman competitors, cyclists, 5K to ultra runners, and CrossFit enthusiasts. As a certified Level 2 Professional Bike Fitter and a coach with certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and RRCA for running, she’s also a specialist in bike fitting and coaching.

Jeanne, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2002, hails from Indiana, settled in Knoxville in 1996, and is an enthusiastic duathlete, cyclist, and runner since 2014. She’s achieved success in races of all distances (1 mile to ultramarathon) and twice qualified for Team USA for the Duathlon World Championships. She and her husband Brent are empty nesters now with all 5 kids grown, leaving the 2 dogs at home to keep them busy in their spare time.

Jeanne’s professional expertise and athletic experience combine to aid athletes in optimizing their performance and staying healthy throughout their training journey so they can have more fun, go faster and ultimately win more!

Dr. Matthew Fansler, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor Of Physical Therapy & Board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Assistant Coach, Team Quest

Level 1 Usa Triathlon Certified Coach

Dry Needling Certified

Level 2 Run Dna Certified Running Gait Analyst

Matt is a Board-Certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy with a special interest in treating endurance athletes. Upon graduation from the Medical University of South Carolina Matt completed a manual therapy-based orthopedic residency with Evidence in Motion to hone his skills as a clinician. While in residency, Matt also worked at an outpatient sports physical therapy clinic and as an adjunct faculty member of the Medical University of South Carolina helping to teach their Musculoskeletal coursework.

Working in Charleston, SC, Matt founded the running prehab and performance program Runhab Charleston. The program specialized in treating the oft-injured runner and runners who are looking to improve efficiency to improve performance. Matt has a particular interest in stress fracture management in the running athlete.

Matt was an All-American age group swimmer and transitioned to triathlon as an adult. While balancing triathlon racing with pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Matt realized that performance coaching was the perfect crossover between the two. Matt is a USAT Level I triathlon coach and enjoys the chance to apply his knowledge and experience to help athletes progress to their maximum potential.

A 4-time Ironman finisher, and 12-time half-Ironman finisher, Matt enjoys being active outside in his spare time. He also enjoys learning from his “recovery expert” dogs Rocky and Gus and cheering for his hometown DC sports teams!

Dr. Ian Rheault, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor Of Physical Therapy & Board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Level 1 Dry Needling Certified

Schwinn Certified Cycling Instructor

Assistant Professor, Lincoln Memorial University Dpt Program

Author Of Numerous Peer-reviewed Articles, Abstracts & Presentations

Content Expert/item-writer For The Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Exam

Ian is an orthopedic manual physical therapist who has maintained clinical and academic roles throughout his career. In addition to treating patients at Quest Health & Performance, he is a core faculty member in the Lincoln Memorial University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Ian received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and completed an orthopedic physical therapy residency program at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Ian’s experience as an orthopedic resident and, later, as a core faculty member in the same orthopedic residency program provided an opportunity to develop advanced skills in manual therapy, chronic pain management, and assessment and treatment of respiratory muscle dysfunction. These skills uniquely translate to the treatment of endurance athletes to resolve injuries and improve performance.

Prior to pursuing a career as a physical therapist, Ian earned his bachelor’s degree in Preventative and Rehabilitative Health Sciences with a minor in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Throughout his undergraduate experience, he worked and volunteered in roles as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and strength and conditioning intern with a passion for endurance athletics.

In his personal time, Ian balances fatherhood with his own training. His favorite endurance sports involve ascending trails, particularly running mountains and gravel biking, including ultra-distances.

Phil Tucker, MA, LPC-MHSP

Assistant Coach, Team Quest, RRCA Certified Running Coach

Phil is a Knoxville native passionate about both running and the Scruffy City. With nearly two decades of expertise in behavioral and mental health, Coach Phil is not only a licensed trauma specialist but also the esteemed Mindset Coach at Quest Health and Performance. Having earned his certification as an RRCA coach in 2021, he firmly believes in the synergistic relationship between mind and body training.

He became a late-in-life runner in 2019 to support his wife after the birth of their 4th child and unexpectedly fell in love with the sport. He has completed three marathons so far, including a hard-earned 3:47:54 finish at the Detroit Freepress Marathon. Coach Phil finds immense joy in helping runners of all skill levels conquer mental barriers and crush their goals. As the Head Captain of Black Men Run Knoxville, owner of a private clinical mental health practice, and a devoted husband and father of four, he stays on the move serving in the community.

Coach Phil is training to complete his first ultra-marathon at the 2024 Selma to Montgomery 51-mile race — an endeavor deeply significant as it commemorates the historic Selma to Montgomery march, a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. This historic route witnessed the “Bloody Sunday” tragedy, which happened on his birthday.

With an unwavering commitment to fostering mental and physical resilience, Coach Phil embodies the true spirit of holistic coaching.

Brent Williams, CDT

Team Quest Chief Bike Mechanic Usa Cycling Licensed Race Mechanic Chief Sherpa

Brent is the behind-the-scenes support team for Jeanne and all of Team Quest. A lifelong cyclist, he rekindled his passion for the activity later in life after a series of health scares and lost 100+ pounds on his personal Quest for health.

Brent serves as Chief Bike Mechanic for Quest, holding a USA Cycling Race Mechanic’s License and supporting Quest’s efforts in sports medicine by providing technical support for bike fitting, neutral support service and cycling service clinics. He is also a certified BikeFit(R) Level 2 Professional Bike Fitter. Brent is one of two founders of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association and served as the Vice President and Director of Professional Development from 2016-2017. In addition to his mechanical work, he speaks on cycling and communications excellence.

By day, Brent is Chief of Architectural and Design Services at DesignFilm.com through Accent Distributing. He also serves as Chief Sherpa on weekends when Jeanne is competing or working at race events. His favorite bike to ride is his penny farthing. In addition, he is also an honors graduate of the “MacGyver School of Engineering” having crafted, modified, and repaired countless projects through the years.

Minttu Hukka, MS

Exercise Physiologist

Assistant Coach, Team Quest

Certified Stryd Coach (Running Power)

Minttu is a Finnish athlete with a Master’s in Exercise Physiology from the University of Tennessee. She came to the U.S. in 2014 for Division I track and cross-country, initially studying at Boise State before coming to UT. She transitioned from a successful running career to triathlons in 2020, but faced setbacks due to the Covid pandemic. After earning her degree, she joined Quest, focusing on content writing and group-run programs. Visa issues led her back to Finland in 2021, where she’s now aiming to become Finland’s first triathlon Olympian.

In 2022, Minttu won the Finnish Duathlon National Championship and secured other top finishes in triathlon events, including 8th in her age group at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. She earned her professional triathlete designation in 2023. She’s the 2023 Finnish Middle Distance National Champion and Challenge Turku Women’s Champion. She’s currently on sabbatical from Quest, having married her American husband Robert in March 2022. They are sorting out her U.S. return paperwork while she trains and races.

Off the track, Minttu enjoys cooking, reading athlete autobiographies, and listening to podcasts. You can follow her journey on Instagram @minttuhukka.

Max Williams

Max joined the team in April 2018 after being rescued as a stray out in the cold. He has been a regular at race events in the Knoxville area. He loves to get pets, cuddles and fuzzy blanket snuggles. He may bark initially, if he’s there when you walk in the office, but quickly will switch to a wiggle-butt bringing you his toys and wanting all the petting and love.

Kona Williams

Kona joined the team in December 2020 after being rescued from a life on the streets. She’s quickly adapted to life indoors with couches, pillows, and fuzzy blankets. She is our socialite who wants to meet and greet every person and critter she encounters, sometimes quite excitedly, but she’s learning and is a smart girl.

Max and Kona both are frequent running partners with Jeanne and get so excited when she pulls out her running gear.

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