Sports Medicine Staff



Nikki Clark-Vega MPE, LAT, ATC 
(Head Athletic Trainer) 
  • Nikki has been the Head AT at Boise High since 2003. She earned two bachelor degrees from the University of Idaho in Athletic Training and School & Community Health Education, as well as a Master's degree in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University. Nikki also teaches Health Professions, Medical Terminology, Academic Support, and Sports Medicine 2 & 3, classes for which students are able to earn college credits. In addition, Nikki is also the President of the Idaho Athletic Trainers' Association.



Alex Long LAT, ATC (Assistant Athletic Trainer) 
  • Alex is our newest addition to Boise High Sports Medicine. She is a 2017 graduate from the Boise State University Athletic Training Program, and has been an incredible asset to the Braves. During her time at BSU, she also served two internship rotations with us here at Boise, so she came in ready to go from the very start.



Carissa Kane LAT, ATC (Assistant Athletic Trainer)
  • Carissa has been with Boise High School since 2006. She is a graduate of of Washington State University with a degree in Kinesiology, and Boise State University with a Secondary Education degree.  She teaches Health Professions and Math.  During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.





Dr. Shelley Ringo 
(Boise High Directing/Team Physician)
  • Education: 
    Washington State University; University of Washington
    Residency: 
    Valley Family Medicine in Washington; Sports Medicine Fellowship at Idaho Sports Medicine Institute
    Service: 
    Sports Medicine & Family Practice
    Practice Interests: 
    As a Board Certified Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Ringo specializes in promoting lifelong fitness and wellness, encourages prevention of illness and injury and helps patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work or school. She manages non-operative sports conditions including joint pain, sprains, strains, and fractures, concussions, athletes with acute or chronic illnesses (such as infections, diabetes, etc), and nutrition, supplements and performance issues. Sports medicine concepts are applicable to athletes of all levels including grade school, high school, college, professional, and recreational.
    Personal Interests: 
    Outdoor activities.
    Practice Location: 
    Primary Health, State Street