Front Desk Coordinator
Haley graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She has her CF-L1 and has been the early morning CrossFit coach at Carolina CrossFit for a year and a half. She is also certified in CrossFit Gymnastics.
Haley is passionate about competitive CrossFit and makes frequent showings to local competitions around the state and has even competed at some larger competitions such as Wodapalooza.
Front Desk Coordinator
Quinton is from Spartanburg South Carolina, and is pursuing his undergrad in Mechanical engineering. He has his CF-L1 and coaches Saturday classes at Carolina CrossFit. He is passionate about spending time with his dog Cashew, competing in local CrossFit competitions, and Elton John’s music.
Dr. Mara Argyriou
PT, DPT, CSCS
Mara is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is passionate about injury prevention and performance. She enjoys working with athletes and active individuals of all ages with the goal to not only return to sport/activity but to enhance performance and quality of life.
Dr. Aimee Depelteau
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Pelvic Health Specialist
Dr. Josh Jeffery
PT, DPT, MS, CSCS
Chief Operating Office
Josh grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Dayton in 2012, graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration. He moved to Columbia, SC in 2013 to begin graduate school at the University of South Carolina, earning a M.S. in Exercise Science in 2015 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, an OPEX coach and a CrossFit Level 2 trainer.
Josh began his career in the strength and conditioning field and has experience working in multiple settings. He has worked with the athletes at USC, NFL players, Olympic athletes, elite level CrossFitters, weightlifters, powerlifters and everyone in between. As a former college baseball player, Josh enjoys working with throwers and other overhead athletes as they work to get back to their sport. He also enjoys working with functional fitness athletes and has coached Crossfitters to the CrossFit Games, regionals and sanctional events.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, traveling the country to teach continuing education courses, and training and competing in CrossFit and weightlifting.
Dr. Brandon Vaughn
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Full Body ART®
Chief Executive Officer
Brandon is the co-owner of Vertex PT Specialists and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). A graduate of The Citadel, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 2007 with high honors. He then completed his graduate work at The University of South Carolina where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010. Brandon furthered his specialized training by earning certifications in Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is also an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), certified in concussion management through the American Institute of Balance, certified Pose Method running technique specialist, and most recently certified Full Body Active Release Technique® certified.
Brandon specializes in combining advanced manual therapy skills with dry needling, functional movement, and mobility restoration. Brandon has utilized these techniques while rehabilitating several world-class athletes including NFL players, Olympians, and CrossFit Games athletes at the highest level.
In his spare time, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as training and competing in Ironman triathlons and local CrossFit competitions.
Vertex PT Specialists Cayce
Cayce, SC 29033
Vertex PT Specialists Laurel St
(At Carolina CrossFit)
Columbia, SC 29201