Play Well – Play Safe Board of Directors

Eric Heiden is a world-renowned speed skater and cyclist. In the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, Dr. Heiden won an unprecedented five gold medals in speed skating events and set four Olympic records and one world record. Prior to his success at the Olympics, Dr. Heiden won three World All-Round Championships and four World Sprint Championships. Following his career in skating, Dr. Heiden became a professional road cyclist and founded a successful professional cycling team. In 1985, Mr. Heiden won the U.S. Professional Cycling Championship.

Dr. Heiden has also had a very successful medical career, focusing on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. He has worked as the team physician for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs, and the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team. Mr. Heiden’s practice, Heiden Davidson Orthopedics, currently has two offices in Utah.

An expert in the field of exercise science and sports medicine, Dr. Heiden, along with Dr. Testa, has authored a book titled Faster, Better, Stronger.

Massimo Testa is a world-renowned cycling coach and physician. As the team physician for several professional cycling teams, Dr. Testa has participated in 17 Tours de France and 12 Giro d’Italia. He has previously coached athletic icons such as Lance Armstrong, Andy Hampsten, and triathletes Chris Lieto and Steve Larsen. Dr. Testa currently coaches professional cyclists Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie. As a physician and expert in exercise science, Dr. Testa has worked with Dr. Heiden to develop a sports medicine and performance enhancement program at the University of California at Davis and at the TOSH Clinic in Murray, Utah.
Billy Demong is a four time Olympian in Nordic combined skiing, competing in Nagano, Salt Lake City, Torino, and Vancouver. In the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, Mr. Demong skied the final lap in the team large hill/4X5 km event, helping the team earn a silver medal. Mr. Demong won the gold medal in the 10 km individual large hill event. He is the owner of “Demong Designs,”a company that builds Nordic ski trails incorporating the needs and desires of each community.
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Barbara Sherwood received her master’s degree from the University of Utah in nutrition. Ms. Sherwood has hadge the privile of working with the critically ill in the hospital setting. Additionally, she has kept involved with the sports dietetic segment by working with the Real Salt Lake professional soccer team, Ballet West, high school sports programs, and private nutrition counseling. Ms. Sherwood’s own athletic background has been a strong influence for her career path. She was an Olympic trial qualifier in swimming at the age of 16. Since high school she has kept active in mountain bike racing, triathlons, and road bike racing. This drive to be competitive and active has built her platform to promote an active lifestyle with good nutrition for a happy and healthy life.
Todd Hageman is the owner and manager of Park City Crash Pads, which is an organization that rents lodging to skiers, hikers, and all persons who enjoy the mountains. Mr. Hageman works for Medalist Sports and is the technical director for the Tour of Utah Professional Bike Race. Mr. Hageman has decades of experience in the hospitality management industry. Mr. Hageman graduated from the Bowling Green University in 1995 with a degree in finance.
John Flint is the practice administrator for Heiden Davidson Orthopedics in Park City, Utah. Mr. Flint graduated from the University of Utah in 1995 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. In 1991, he received an MBA from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. He was a founding partner of Workability Centers, LLC and Peloton Management, LLC. Mr. Flint has spent many years in the healthcare industry and has also been heavily involved in cycling, including beginning a cycling camp company with Dr. Heiden. He has been instrumental in establishing Dr. Heiden’s current medical practice in Park City, Utah.