Timothy “Westy” Weston – MEd, ATC: Head Athletic Trainer
Teams: Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing, Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Crew, and Baseball

Tim “Westy” Weston is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Maine. Westy received his Bachelor of Science and his Masters in Education Leadership from the University of Maine. Before coming to work for Colby, he worked for the New York Yankees minor league baseball league. He is currently the District One Director for the National Athletic Trainers Association. Westy has been employed at Colby College since 1992.


Christopher O’Toole – ATC: Athletic Trainer
Teams: Men’s Soccer, Men and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Alpine Skiing, Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Lacrosse

Christopher O’Toole is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Maine. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training from Kean University. Chris also holds a degree as a Certified Ergonomics Specialist. Before coming to work for Colby, Chris worked in a number of sports medicine, physical therapy clinics. He has also worked at several sports clinics, the most notable of which is the Professional Development Association Summer Soccer Camp. He also worked as an Athletic Trainer at Southern Maine High School. Chris has been employed at Colby College since 2009.


Paul Rucci – MS, ATC, NASM-PES: Athletic Trainer
Teams: Football,  Men’s Ice Hockey, Softball, Men and Women’s Crew

Paul joined Colby in January 2013.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from University of Maine at Presque Isle. While completing his undergraduate degree, Paul had been an intern at Colby College in the spring of 2011.  Paul went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012.  He worked as the athletic trainer at Fort Kent Community High School prior to arriving at Colby.  There, he oversaw all athletic training responsibilities for the student-athletes as FKCHS.  Paul is from Millinocket, Maine.



Kiki Miller – MS, ATC, CSCS: Athletic Trainer
Teams:  Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Volleyball, Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Squash,  Men and Women’s Track and Field

Kristina “Kiki” Miller is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Maine. Originally from Kirkland, WA, Kiki received a bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Western Washington University. She then worked in a chiropractic office and as a personal trainer for a year before attending the University of Arkansas and getting her Masters in Athletic Training. At Arkansas she worked with their women’s soccer, Men’s tennis and football as well as at a local high school. Kiki joined Colby in October 2014.


Emily Vartabedian – MS, ATC: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Teams: Football, Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Men and Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Men’s Lacrosse

Emily is from Newburyport, Massachusetts and received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012. While she was there she worked with the Division I men’s football team for 2 years. Emily then went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University in 2015. While in graduate school Emily had the opportunity to work with the Providence College men’s basketball team for the 2013-2014 season, Medfield High School fall sports teams and Tufts University in the Spring of 2015. Emily joined Colby in August 2015.

Shannon SteelmanShannon Steelman, ATC: Athletic Trainer 

Teams: Men’s and Women’s Rugby


Shannon Steelman is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Maine. She graduated from Rowan University in New Jersey with her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in the spring of 2016. While in undergrad, Shannon had the chance to complete clinical rotations at two local high schools and also with Rowan University’s varsity volleyball, men’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams. Shannon played five years of collegiate rugby.

Student Workers

Colby students have the unique opportunity to work closely with Colby’s athletic trainers. All student workers are certified in First Aid and CPR/AED. Student workers assist the athletic trainers with the day-to-day operation of the Nelson Center Athletic Training Room. Student workers often assist athletic trainers in pre-game and post-game setup of equipment and supplies. While these students do not directly provide rehabilitative services to student-athletes, they do gain first hand experience in the field of Sports Medicine by closely observing the athletic trainers. These students are always available to provide aid in an emergency situation.

If you are interested in becoming a student worker with the Athletic Training Services Staff, please contact Chris O’Toole.

Meet our Student Workers