Meet The Team

Karen Hoyt PT, PRC, ATC

Karen received her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from San Diego State University where she competed in 400m hurdles.  While living in California she worked with various sports teams to include the Olympic Mens and Womens Volleyball teams.  Karen believed it was a natural progression in her path to return to school and she received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University in Virginia.  In 2015, she became a Postural Restoration Certified Physical Therapist and has found this science to be a primary focus when assessing the human body and focuses on this in her treatment approach.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets as well as playing beach volleyball, paddle boarding, running and just about anything active. 

Taylor Buckner, Office Manager

Taylor received her Bachelor's degree in History and Spanish from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2013 where she was also a member of the indoor volleyball team. After teaching high school for 5 years, it was only natural for her to transition into a field where she could use her passion for sports and working with athletes. She has been apart of the Synergy family since 2018 and is currently pursuing the Physical Therapy Assistant program at St. Petersburg College. In her free time she enjoys traveling, playing beach volleyball and her two dogs Peyton and Buck. She recently got married to her husband Tyler in March in St. Pete Beach, FL.