This trait helped Mills secure a summer internship with the sports medicine staff at Stanford University in California in 2010. Stanford offered Mills his first full-time job in 2013, and he quickly rose to associate athletic trainer and director of Stanford’s athletic training fellowship. It was in these roles caring for Stanford’s athletes that he first used the innovative technology that became EYE-SYNC.
“I got to use it as it was being developed,” Mills said. “When SyncThink went commercial, I was able to join their team to help explain its clinical utility.”
Today, as director of customer success at SyncThink’s California office, Mills’ many roles include the training, education and deployment of EYE-SYNC. Despite the rigors of his job, he still finds time to attend national conventions. These allow him to connect with the newest alumni of Quinnipiac’s athletic training program.
Mills always reminds recent graduates to integrate the latest break-throughs in medical treatment and technology.
“You need to cultivate a thirst for knowledge and growth,” he said. “Learn as much as you can from as many people as you can.