Hi All! My name is Kelly Vincent and I am excited and honored to join the Tadje Orthopedic Team as Dr. Tadje’s Physician Assistant. I am replacing the famous Virginia Jeppeson, NP. She has only been gone 8 weeks but she is missed greatly by both patients and staff. Although she left some large shoes to fill, I am up for the challenge and vow to uphold the quality of patient care that Tadje Orthopaedics is known for.
I was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. Growing up in Montana, my childhood was filled with everything a native Montanan should experience: Summers at my grandparents’ cattle ranch, hanging out at elk camp, fishing, skiing, camping and everything in between.
After graduating High School, I moved into the dorms at Boise State to start my first year of college. I was determined to leave small town Bozeman and become independent… But not too independent and not too far from home. I paid my way through college working at Lock Stock and Barrel and Pengilly’s. If you have never been to these local gems, put them on your bucket list. During my junior year, I met my future husband Jesse Vincent. I graduated Boise State with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic training and moved to Portland, Oregon for my first “real job.” Fun Fact: I met my roommates on craigslist and we are all still great friends. I worked one year as the head athletic trainer for a high school before deciding to further my education and pursue a career as a Physician Assistant.
Fast forward to May 2013, I married my best friend up at Tamarack and moved, “honeymooned” to Billings, Montana to attend PA school at Rocky Mountain College. The next 26 months were a blur but I made it out alive with a few extra letters behind my name. Jesse and I decided to move back to Boise, the town where we met and grew to love.
Today, we are the proud, exhausted parents of a 16 month old boy, (Jameson) and an English Pointer (Hank). Jesse is the Superintendent at The Club at SpurWing. When we’re not working we continue to spend time outdoors fishing, camping, backpacking, and snowboarding. Jameson took his first backpacking trip at 6 months old, 12 miles overnight in the Sawtooth’s. Last weekend we camped in the Donnelly area. Next weekend we are headed to Montana for our annual fishing/camping trip near Anaconda.
I am looking forward to getting to know current and future patients. If you’re willing, please share some of your favorite camping spots!
Favorite Food: Street Tacos
Favorite Candy: Peanut M&M’s
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs and Montana State Bobcats
Favorite Local Restaurant: Lock Stock & Barrel