Our team:

Your Most Trusted Source for Prosthetic Care in Central Kentucky

If you are seeking cutting edge prosthetic technology combined with compassionate care, you have come to the right place. Hi-Tech Artificial Limbs can provide you with the most up-to-date technologies available today.

President & Clinical Director

Meet Shayne

“I absolutely love coming in to work and being able to inspire and motivate our patients to keep pushing forward towards their goals.”

I have always enjoyed creative things. Whether it be art, music, writing or prosthetic design, it brings me a lot of joy. Being someone who is a “people person”, the idea of combining my love for creating- along with the joy of meeting new people and making new friends really makes prosthetics the perfect job for me.

Growing up with a father who was a former athlete as well as an amputee, I found myself around a lot of rehabilitation environments as well as adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball. The human spirit involved in overcoming the any injury, especially the loss of a limb, inspired me a great deal.

After receiving my degree in Psychology at UK, I once again found myself drawn to the idea of rehabilitation. While my plan had been to go into family counseling, I still had a passion to be a bit more creative. Given the chance to intern at Hi-Tech Artificial Limbs as my summer job, I had no doubt I had found what I was born to do. Prosthetics would allow me to combine psychology, my enjoyment in meeting new people, and the joy I’d always found in creating something.

Once I had graduated from the Prosthetics program at Northwestern Medical School, I was able to begin my journey as a board-certified practitioner. These last 24 years working in prosthetics has allowed me to learn, shape and grow into the clinician I am now. I absolutely love coming in to work and being able to inspire and motivate our patients to keep pushing forward towards their goals, while simply enjoying all the friendships created in the process. I enjoy teaching classes, lecturing at various hospitals and universities, and am very proud to work with the VA in order to help restore our heroes and wounded warriors.

I am now the President of Hi-Tech, where my first job was to simply scrape the plaster off the lab floor and take out the trash. I feel that’s the back story of any good leader. Be humble, learn everything you can from everyone you encounter in your line of work. I have never referred to myself as the “boss” here in our clinic. I am simply the lead servant. In the end, I am still just some guy who loves to play guitar, write, draw and create. If someone is faced with the challenge of limb loss, then I would love to be the person who creates the very thing that helps them regain their function and accomplish all their goals. Plus, who doesn’t need new friends?

DeRon Cunliffe

CTP, CPA

DeRon has worked in prosthetics for more than 27 years, all at Hi-Tech Artificial Limbs. DeRon began his career working as a carpenter and was asked to build some shelves in the prosthetic lab when Hi-Tech first opened in 1990. Jim McClanahan was impressed with his work and offered him a position in the company. He has been with Hi-Tech since the beginning.

He became a Certified Technician in 2003 and then later became a Certified Prosthetic Assistant in 2011. DeRon has always enjoyed working in what he considers to be a family environment and helping people to return to a normal lifestyle with our help.

Jason Smith

CTP, CPA

A native of Danville, KY, Jason became an amputee in 1986 when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car. Jason never knew an amputee before his accident and never considered a career in prosthetics. In 1993, while working in a local hardware store, Jason was approached by a prosthetist who worked for Hi-Tech at the time and was asked if he would be interested in working in prosthetics. The rest is history.

He became a Certified Technician in 2003 and then later became a Certified Prosthetic Assistant in 2011. Jason enjoys working with the patients and serving as a role model for amputees in showing what you can accomplish.

Tori McClanahan

VP & Office Manager

Tori was married to Jim McClanahan in 1997, and joined Hi-Tech Artificial Limbs in 2000, as the Office Manager. She did not have a background in prosthetics or the medical profession, but had worked for many years in the cable television industry, overseeing the installation of hardware and software billing solutions in cable offices, as well as training of staff in the use of those systems.

She considers it a privilege and a blessing to be working in the business her husband started. And now, as an owner, she wants to ensure the legacy started by Jim and Maurice, continues into the next generation. And, although she is not involved in direct patient care, she feels fortunate to watch and be a part of, the success of the patients of Hi-Tech.

Melissa Adkins

Compliance Coordinator

Melissa Adkins holds a Communications degree from the University of Kentucky and joined the Hi-Tech team in 2015 to assist the administrative and office staff. Although she works behind the scenes, Melissa considers it a distinct privilege to be even a small part of helping patients regain their mobility. She and Shayne have been married over 20 years and live in Lexington with their two children.

Karen Blair

Office Administrator

Karen Blair, to most of Hi-Tech Artificial Limbs’ patients, is the face of Hi-Tech. She is usually the first person you see when you come through the door. Her warm smile and infectious laugh is what everyone loves. With 35 years of medical billing experience, Karen joined Hi-Tech in September, 2005. She keeps our front office organized and running smoothly. Karen loves the interaction she has with all our patients and feels like they are family. She believes that this is the most rewarding job she has ever had.

Every member of our team
is dedicated to helping patients achieve comfort, mobility and the confidence that they can lead productive, independent lives.

Patient Testimonials

“I've had the pleasure to experience an excellent staff that was and still is the most caring, friendly and knowledgeable about treating people with life altering situations. I wouldn't want another staff caring for me.”

— Walter Dunn

“Awesome group of professionals from the front desk to the back door. Family, friendly atmosphere. Hi-Tech is my family and I could not do what I do without them and their care. I always tell everyone how wonderful you guys are; you have that perfect balance that can't be found in other places. That's one of the reasons I could not ever imagine myself being cared for by anyone else. Love you Guys, all of you!”

— DeeDee Smock

“Hi tech is amazing!! They have changed my life as an amputee. I recommend all amputees I meet to go to them! They are so kind and helpful and put their patients first!”

— Amy Harris

“I have driven 2 ½ hours to this business for my prosthetics since 1990. I had previously tried several others. I would never go anyplace else now.”

— Bill Vanover

“Shayne and the entire staff were so helpful and really show how much they care about my goals. With their help I am VERY satisfied with my abilities because of my new prosthesis.”

— Patrick OBrien

“Thanks for everything! All of you have been super. Seeing the smile on my dad’s face was most precious of all.”

— Rita G.

“Best leg I have ever had bar none. Would not take anything for it. Shayne and company hit a home run with this one!”

— Gary M.

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