CHRIS CORNISH MS ATC CES – DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE / HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
Chris Cornish enters his ninth year with Sounders FC after gaining experience in MLS with FC Dallas and D.C. United, and in the English Premier League with Fulham FC. A native of Surrey, England, Cornish received his degree in Sports Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire. He worked as a Sports Therapist for Watford FC’s Academy and Kingstonian FC before going to Montana State University Billings, where he earned his Master’s degree in Athletic Training while playing two seasons for the Yellowjackets. Cornish played soccer at the semi-professional and collegiate levels, and also holds an FA coaching license. Cornish and his wife, Sara, live in Kirkland.
Paul Lombardo, ATC
Lead Assistant Athletic Trainer
3rd year with Seattle Sounders
internship with Réal Salt Lake (2010)
internship with Seattle Sounders FC (2011)
3 years as assistant with FC Dallas (2011-2014)
Undergraduate UNLV (2003)
Masters degree - current
Would like to acknowledge my wife, Lindsay O'Neal. Recently married in December of 2016. Also like to acknowledge my mother Carmen Lombardo and brother Capt. Andrew Lombardo, USAF.
Aki Tajima MS, ATC, PES, PRT
Rehabilitation Coordinator/ Assistant athletic trainer
Certification: Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Postural Restoration Trained (PRT), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Selecticve Functional Movement Asessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Graston technique
Second year in Sounders
Previous work experience: LA Galaxy II head athletic trainer 2014-2015, University of Arkansas staff athletic trainer for Track and Field Team 2012-2014, University of Arkansas graduate assistant athletic trainer for Track and Field Team 2010-2012
Additional work experience: USA Track and Field National Team athletic trainer pool 2012-present, United States Olympic Committee athletic trainer pool 2013-present, Volunteer therapist at USA Beach Volleyball headquarter 2015
Education: University of Arkansas, Master of science in exercises science 2012. Texas State University - San Marcos, Bachelor of science in athletic training 2010
Joe Montgomery, ATC
Current title Head Athletic Trainer – S2
Years with current team with SSFC since 2010 (6 years), with S2 for the last 2.
Previous experience SSFC intern, SSFC Academy
Education Humboldt State U – BS Kinesiology/Athletic Training