Between our staff we have over 175 year experience living and working as amputees. We have first-hand knowledge to empower the amputee to overcome barriers to being active.

Meet our team!

Amputee Prosthetics Staff In Reno Nevada Location

Rick Riley, Certified Prosthetist/Owner and right below-knee amputee

Rick lost his leg in 1974 in a motorcycle accident. “I had no idea what to expect from amputation – I didn’t know any amputees. I was fortunate that no one told me what I couldn’t do.” After graduating from college and teaching for three years, Rick apprenticed at his prosthetist’s shop in Atlanta. In 1982 he became a certified prosthetist after training at Northwestern University in Chicago. Rick worked for various prosthetic facilities until moving to Nevada in 1989 and opening his own facility.

He got married, started a family and his business flourished. Rick sold his business in 2000 and moved to Spain for 6 years. Rick returned to Nevada and re-opened his practice and is back in the business of making limbs with passion and professionalism.

In all this time, Rick also served 8 years on the US Disabled Nordic Ski team and represented the US in two Olympics, one world championship and the world masters.

Anthonly Zukowski, Certified Prosthetist and left below-elbow amputee

Anthony is a Board Certified Prosthetist. He previously practiced in central Kansas and completed his Prosthetic Residency in Detroit, MI. Anthony completed the Prosthetic Practitioner and Prosthetic Technician program(s) at Century College, White Bear Lake, MN and holds a B.S. Degree in Product Design Engineering Technology, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. In 1987, working through college, an industrial accident caused a short below left elbow de-gloving amputation.

Anthony has previously worked as a Design Engineer and has witnessed first hand the technological prosthetic advancements over the years. A desire to make a positive difference drove a career change to Prosthetics. Anthony is recreationally active and has won medals in the Extremity Games, for those with limb loss and limb difference, in mountain biking and BMX. “Above all, service before self”.

 

Chris Beattie, Prosthetic Assistant and right below-knee amputee

Chris has been an amputee since a motorcycle accident resulted in the loss of right leg, below the knee. He went on to become an Emergency Medical Technician, volunteer fire fighter, and over the past twenty years he has worked in prosthetics. If you can think of it, Chris can build it. He has two children, two grandchildren, and loves to ride his Harley.

 

Alan Germain, Prosthetic Assistant and bi-lateral congenital below-knee amputee

Alan was born and raised in New England. As a child he was very active, playing little league baseball and winning back-to-back best goalie awards in an organized street hockey league. After graduating high school, he headed west to California and eventually Hawaii, where he lived for 23 years. While in Hawaii, Alan maintained his active lifestyle paddle boarding, hiking and participating in dozens of 100 mile bike rides.

Alan worked for 20 years in the audio industry designing and installing audio/video systems for everything from luxury homes to houses of worship. Alan has recently transitioned to the prosthetic industry and is hoping to benefit others by sharing his 45+ years of experience as an amputee.


David Maguin – Fabrication Technician and left below-knee amputee

In 2005 Dave joined the amputee club after a motorcycle accident resulted in a below-knee amputation of his left leg. He was 26 yrs old. Since then, with the help of his brother, David is back on two wheels riding his 79′ chopped bar hopper. David worked in the printing industry for 12 years before coming to PCT. He enjoys raising his son, fishing and shooting guns.

 

Robert Beattie – Fabrication Technician and Disabled Veteran

Robert grew up in Carson City, Nevada and graduated from Carson High in 1985. Robert joined the United States Marine Corp in 1987 and was honorably discharged in 1995 as a disable veteran. Robert is single, and in his spare time he likes to ride his Harley with his brother, Chris.

Jon Disbro- Wounded Marine Disabled in Iraq

Jon retired from the Marine Corps and moved to Reno to join the Amputee Prosthetics team as a Resident Prosthetist. He received his education in prosthetics from Northwestern University in 2013. After losing his leg in 2005 from injuries he sustained while serving in Iraq, Jon was determined to run again and began to participate in many different adaptive sports to rebuild his strength and fitness. He enjoys competing in running events, cycling, and triathlons. His current pursuits include becoming a Certified Prosthetist at Amputee Prosthetics, learning to play tennis, and mountain biking in the Reno-Tahoe area. While training and competing in sports he made it to the national level in track and paratriathlon. Jon realized that it was also about camaraderie and helping others achieve their goals.

Mark Combs

Mark Combs is a Reno Native who attended local schools and graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree In Corporate Finance. Mark began his career in Banking, spending eight years as a commercial loan officer with First National Bank of Nevada. In 1975 Mark started a real estate company with his wife Fianna and built the company to over eighty agents selling the business in 1990 to his brother and sister-in-law. Marks next project was to develop a 535 lot subdivision called Saddlehorn with his then Partner Sam Jacksick in 1991. In 1995 Mark and his wife traveled to Africa for a camera safari which was one of the high points of his life. Unfortunately he became ill and upon returning to Reno contracted Pnumococcal Sepsis which eventually resulted in the loss of both his legs below the knee. He then began his relationship with Rick Riley, the owner of Amputee Prosthetics, who visited him in the hospital and gave him hope that with the proper care he would again walk… which he did. He now works for Mr. Riley as a field representative, giving hope to the newly amputated client just as Rick Riley did for him. Mark now says it is the most rewarding career of his life.