Meet your dedicated Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic team. Our Friendly staff is here to help you every step of the way. Please take a minute to learn a little more about each of us.
A few words about us – Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic
Dedicated, caring and compassionate…
Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic is dedicated to providing the best podiatric care to our patients. We treat all foot and ankle problems including heel pain, ankle sprains, hammer toes, bunions and ingrown toenails.
Our caring and compassionate doctor and staff take the time really listen to you, offering you the best possible treatment option(s).
We are also committed to educating you so you have the knowledge to take proper care of your feet.
educated, accomplished and respected
Dr. Brian Gale founded Dakota Foot and Ankle in 1993. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1985 from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, in Philadelphia. In 1989 he completed a four-year foot and ankle surgical residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital, also in Philadelphia.
Dr. Gale has authored a chapter in McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot Surgery, 2nd ed., a leading medical text, published by Williams & Wilkins. As well as his foot care book “My Feet Hurt!” which is available for free on this website.
Paul Kershaw, Business Manager I was born in Bismarck, my family moved to St Cloud, MN when I was a teenager. I graduated from Concordia College in Moorehead, MN. I enjoy hunting, fishing, golfing, camping in my spare time. I have worked for Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic since 2013.
Sami Geiger, Director of Patient & Community Relations I was born and raised in Mandan. I have a daughter who was born in May of 2013. I love snowboarding, camping, and golfing in my free time. At the clinic I work in the shoe store, Happy Soles and I also do marketing.
Landi Leingang, CNA. I started working at Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic in August of 2015. I am from Solen, ND. I enjoy working for Dr. Gale and helping him assist with patient care. Outside of work, I love being outdoors, fishing, and camping. I also do a lot of loom beading mostly during the winter months when I can't be outside as much.
Erin, RN. I went into nursing because I truly enjoy meeting and helping people. I received my Bachelor degree in the Science of Nursing in 2011 from MedCenter One College of Nursing. I am a member of the ND Army National Guard which has provided me with many opportunities to travel and meet new people! When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family, playing softball, running with friends or being outside.
Jenn, Administrative Assistant I am originally from St. Louis. I have a wonderful husband, 3 kids, 2 cats and a dog which makes me feel like I run a small zoo. I joined Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic in December of 2017 and feel like I work with the best people. In my spare time I love hanging out with my family and cooking.
Todd, Administrator Working with great people and providing a caring environment that is here to help our patients is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of each day. My family consists of my wife, Amy, and our three kids and son-in-law. They keep us busy and fulfilled. I enjoy watching old black and white classic movies as well as historically based documentaries. I am also an avid hockey player and fan. Being involved with the Bismarck Hockey Boosters program over the years has allowed me to teach and inspire the younger generation for the passion of the game of hockey.
Abi, CNA I was born in Bismarck and lived in Costa Rica for 10 years. This has given me an incredible opportunity to explore a different environment, culture, and language. I love helping patients in any way possible and I enjoy working as a team with my fellow co-workers and Dr. Gale. In my free time I like to be outdoors and spend time with my family and friends.