Mitchell Cooney, MD

Mitch was born and raised in northern Utah. His undergrad degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences was completed at Weber State University. He plans on working in an outpatient clinic and reading about wilderness med on the side. He and his beautiful wife, Kori, have a 2-year-old son, Beckett and a newborn girl named Charlie. Kori has her master’s degree in education, and they enjoy mountain biking, snow skiing, fly fishing, cooking and board games.

Courtney Isaacs, DO - Chief Resident

Courtney Isaacs (he/him) and his family are from Boise, Idaho. Court earned his DO and MHA degrees through Des Moines University. His spouse, Jessica (she/her) is a registered medical assistant. They have one child, Braedyn (he/him), who plays woodwinds in band and marching band and is a member of Civil Air Patrol. They have three dogs, Enid, Khaleesi, and Lupin. As a family, they enjoy spending time in the mountains and at the lake. Together, Court and Jess plan on opening a family practice clinic in Idaho after residency.

Katherine Gaker, DO

Katherine is from Lebanon, OH, about an hour outside of Cincinnati. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. She went to medical school at NYIT-COM in Jonesboro, AR. She is interested in rural full-spectrum Family Medicine and hopes to practice in a small town with a lot of fishing opportunities. She has a 7-year-old daughter, Margaret Tallulah, and she is an absolute peach. This past year they welcomed Molly Kate to the family. During the pandemic, she was certified as a yoga instructor and she hopes to incorporate yoga into her future practice. In her free time, she likes to fly fish, knit and play the piano.

Keenan Kuckler, MD

Keenan graduated from the University of Washington and grew up in Billings, MT. She comes from a large family and enjoys sitting and chatting with people to get to know them. She loves to crochet and will have yarn with her everywhere! She is married to her high school sweetheart, Daniel, and they had one little girl, named Emmy, at the beginning of residency. She loves animals and has two dogs named Bear and Mildred (Millie) and a cat named Sprinkle. They love to be outside, and they recently bought a camper and named him Jack Sparrow to go with their truck named the Black Pearl. She is passionate about breastfeeding, smoking cessation, advocacy, teaching, and quality improvement. Medical interests: rural full spectrum FM, inpatient medicine, outpatient medicine, breastfeeding medicine, pediatrics, procedures, OMT, teaching, and OB with surgical OB.

Jacob Parmley, DO

Dr. Jacob Parmley and his family are originally from Orem, UT. After receiving his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, he received his medical degree from Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was part of the inaugural class. Jacob is excited to be in Casper providing compassionate care to his patients. Jacob has an interest in OMT, rural medicine, and supporting patient autonomy while encouraging healthy living. Outside of work, Jacob stays busy entertaining his four young children and two dogs, playing board games with his wife, running, weightlifting, and playing Pokémon GO.

Emily Tutt, DO

Emily is a transplant from the great state of Texas! She grew up in Central Texas, did her undergrad in East Texas, and then medical school in North Texas, as well as rural rotations all around the state (and abroad!). She is so excited to be here in Wyoming and learn a new landscape and history. Emily is passionate about global medicine and, by extension, rural medicine. Her big, hairy goal is to settle in rural Texas and travel internationally every year teaching students. If Johnny Cash’s “I’ve been everywhere, Man” continues to be an accurate description of her life, she will be happy!