As a Buckeye, Alex Boone was an All-American, 4-year starter and 2-time All-Big Ten performer from 2005-2008. The Scarlet and Gray went 41-8 during his time in Columbus with four consecutive Big Ten championships and two BCS national championship game appearances. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2009-2015, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks from 2016-2020.
Alex Christensen, MS, received his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and BS in Exercise Science with a Minor in Sports Medicine from Minnesota State University-Mankato. He competed in varsity high school football, basketball and baseball, where his passion for optimizing sports performance and injury prevention developed. He has worked with high school and collegiate athletes of all ages and skill levels. With a dedication to optimizing sports performance, development and experiences, Alex implements evidence-based strength and conditioning concepts and individualized and injury prevention training techniques into his coaching.
Alexis Mashl, PT, DPT, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a residency-trained sports physical therapist. She has experience working with athletes of all ages and skill levels and applies an individualized approach to help each athlete reach their goals. Alexis has a special interest in working with overhead athletes and rehabilitating complex knee injuries. She is passionate about injury prevention as she personally returned to sport following two ACL injuries. Her philosophy utilizes an evidenced-based approach in rehabilitation to help build strong, confident, and empowered athletes in their return to sport and performance.
Bill Welle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls and a Graduate Degree in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State University. He has been training athletes for almost three decades. He co-founded Cris Carter’s FAST Program in Boca Raton, Florida, training over 15,000 junior high and high school athletes, 600 professional athletes and more than 400 college football players for the NFL Draft (30 1st round picks). Athlete’s trained include NFL’s Cris Carter, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Floyd, Kyle Rudolph, and NBA’s Jon Leuer, and Cole Aldrich.
Braidy Solie, DPT, SCS, CSCS, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of North Dakota and is one of the few residency-trained sports physical therapists practicing in Minnesota. He has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels, including those at the collegiate and pro levels. He has a personal interest in injury prevention and the rehabilitation of athletic injuries to the knee and ankle. With a passion for optimizing sports performance and a hands-on, individualized approach, Braidy incorporates the latest research, strength and conditioning concepts, sports technology and rehabilitation techniques into his practice.
Brandon D’Andrea, CSCS, a former athlete at University of Wisconsin River Falls graduated with a degree in Exercise Sports & Science. Brandon’s passion for strength and conditioning began while working with over 15 varsity collegiate teams at UW-River Falls. Prior to joining the TCO/Training HAUS team, he worked with middle school and high school strength and conditioning programs across the metro area. Brandon also has extensive experience working with Track and Field, Football and Hockey, as well as local Golf and Baseball teams. Brandon loves working with highly motivated athletes and building relationships with them.
Brian Holst, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, is a board certified clinical specialist in sports therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He completed his sports physical therapy residency at Houston Methodist within the Texas Medical Center with focused treatment of athletes of varying ages and skill levels across various sport disciplines. Brian has particular areas of interest in the care of the overhead athlete while taking a comprehensive approach to return to sport with corrective movements, manual therapy, and blood flow restriction.
Brian Ishola, DPT, SCS, CSCS, is a board-certified sports physical therapist who obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a strong clinical interest in rehabbing knee and ankle pathologies, in addition to concussion/vestibular rehab. As a former collegiate basketball player, his background involves performance training with basketball athletes ranging from grade school to professional athletes. Brian believes in utilizing an evidence-based approach in rehabilitation and sports performance to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Brian also provides physical therapy at TCO Eden Prairie.
Brooke Dummer, MS, RDN, LD, is a licensed and registered dietitian from New Ulm, Minnesota. She has experience working with collegiate athletes helping to optimize performance and instill lifelong nutrition practices. She previously worked at West Virginia University with a variety of teams providing team educations and individual counseling on topics related to nutrition basics, fueling timeline, injury prevention/recovery, body image, and more. She is also passionate about helping any individuals interested in general nutrition and overall wellness. You can find Brooke at Training HAUS – Viking Lakes in Eagan.
Bryan Lindl, MS, LAT, ATC, is a licensed athletic trainer who received his degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Bryan went on to the University of Utah where he completed his master of science in exercise and sports science while working as a graduate assistant at a local high school. He has experience working with student athletes at multiple levels and most recently served as the athletic trainer for the UNLV men’s basketball team. Bryan has a passion for sports medicine and enjoys helping injured athletes return to an elite level.
Bryan Sanchez, earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth. He played varsity baseball and played with the Minnesota Blizzard club program all throughout high school. Bryan competed in collegiate baseball, spending his first two years in Junior College and eventually finishing his collegiate and academic career at St. Scholastica. He completed his degree in Biology with the intent to pursue a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies. However, he chose to stay in the baseball world and joined the Minnesota Blizzard baseball program as a fulltime coach and instructor. Bryan has a passion for developing athletes both physically and mentally on the baseball diamond and in weight room.
Bryan Szmergalski, MSMS, ATC, completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2011, and became a Certified Athletic Trainer. He continued his education at the University of South Florida earning a post-professional Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Bryan has 10 years of experience as a high school athletic trainer implementing injury prevention programs with various teams and creating rehabilitation programs to help athletes from a variety of sports return to participation effectively. He enjoys creating individualized rehab programs that are functional and sport specific with an emphasis on sports performance.
Chad Krawiec, MS, LAT, ATC graduated from Boston University with a BS in Athletic Training and received a MS in Motor Behavior from Penn State University. He brings over 22 years of clinical experience providing comprehensive health care to a population from youth to high level collegiate and professional athletes. Chad established his career in ice hockey with teams at Northeastern and Harvard Universities and the Minnesota Wild. His clinical interests involve integrative manual therapies and rehabilitation interventions with a movement and motor control focus, applied to finding the right path for each individual to return to performance.
Charles Boehm, MS is a Minnesota native from Oakdale, MN. He competed in varsity cross country and track in high school. After completing his BAS in Exercise Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, he earned his MS in Exercise Physiology from the College of Saint Scholastica. He has experience in a wide range of athletic departments through his experiences with Training HAUS and the University of Minnesota as an intern. Charles loves working with athletes who are motivated and excited to improve. He is excited to share his knowledge and help guide athletes to greater heights.
Chris Doney MS, LAT, ATC, has been practicing as a sports medicine professional since 2004 when he completed an undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato and became a Board Certified Athletic Trainer. He continued his education at Minnesota State earning a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. As a former baseball player, Chris has a clinical interest in the biomechanics of overhead athletics and the physiology associated with brain/spine injuries. Throughout his career Chris has developed a passion for utilizing a variety of therapeutic, corrective and sport specific exercise while advancing athletic performance.
Chris Hellmer, LMT, was born in Wayzata, Minnesota. He has his Certificate in Massage Therapy from Saint Paul College, and is currently finishing his Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Clinical Sports Massage at the same school (May 2023). While he specializes in deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point, and general relaxation, he can match his pressure and style to meet your needs. Chris has a passion for helping people relax, rehab, and recover properly so they can perform at their best. When he is not working, Chris likes to golf, play basketball, go rock climbing, read books, and spend time with his family and friends.
Christian Dawson, PT, graduated from Otago University, New Zealand, with a physiotherapy degree, earning honors as a top clinician in his class. He has a manual therapy background in sport and spine and has worked with professional athletes in both injury prevention and rehabilitation roles.
Christian Goetz MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, is a licensed Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist that has been working as a sports medicine professional since 2018. Christian was a varsity football player at Bethel University where he completed his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training. Christian went on to Minnesota State University, Mankato where he completed his masters of science in exercise physiology and worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the wrestling, volleyball, and softball teams. Christian’s interest in sports medicine began after he sustained a season ending injury his sophomore year of college. After receiving 2 plates and 8 screws in his leg, Christian became fascinated with return to play and how to effectively transition athletes from rehab back into the weight room and eventually sport.
Cory Colvard, MEd, CSCS, a former athlete at Gustavus Adolphus College, found a passion in training and developing athletes while obtaining his BA in Exercise Physiology. Fueled by this passion, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he obtained a MEd in Applied Kinesiology-Sport & Exercise Science. Cory brings sports performance coaching experience from both the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois, where he trained athletes in all sports. He has also provided training for high school to professional athletes to perfect their training technique, enhance recovery, and maximize their athletic ability.
Dani Happel, MS, LAT, ATC, is a Woodbury native, Stillwater High School graduate, and former completive dancer. She obtained her degree in Athletic training as well as her Masters from the University of Iowa. She has held various roles including teaching of academics and dance, high school Athletic Trainer, and working in sports medicine and physical therapy clinics. Dani has worked with a diverse population of athletes, but admits dance continues to be a passion. Her time working in New Orleans provided her the opportunity to work with dancers. Outside of work, Dani likes to stay active with friends and family, traveling, and cheering on her Iowa Hawkeyes!
Dan Tabalba, PTA, CSCS, is a St. Paul, Minnesota native. He has been in the industry for 14 years and have worked with athletes of all age and skill levels. He has developed a clinical interest in injuries to the knee and shoulder as well as helping guide athletes back to their sport. With his athletic background, he will use strength and conditioning principles as well as take an evidence-based approach to get athletes back to playing at a high level of performance.
Danny Kulus, a Minnesota native (Shakopee), received his Bachelor’s degree in Biokinetics with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Bethel University while also playing as a defensive back for the Royals. He has experience working with NCAA Division 1 and professional athletes from his time as an intern at the University of Minnesota and with Training HAUS. Danny’s background as a coach and former athlete has provided him with experiential knowledge of what it takes for an athlete to compete at their highest level. His goal is to combine the latest evidence-based training methods with a motivational coaching style to bring the most out of his athletes on and off the field.
Denise has taught Pilates since 2005 and is Certified in Mat, Reformer and Chair. She has trained all levels and abilities including: professional dancers, professional/collegiate athletes, and pre/post surgery. She is part of a training program with Cary Reagan, a third generation Pilates instructor. Denise is a faculty member of Joffrey Ballet School. A tenured Sociology Instructor with a M.S. in Sociology, she is pursuing a MA in Integrative Health and Wellbeing from the U of M. She hopes to combine her education and teaching expertise with her passion for health and wellness in order to support individuals as they improve their wellbeing.
Eric Perkins, MS, CSCS, SCCC, received his Masters of Science (MS) in Exercise Science from North Dakota State University (NDSU) where he spent the last 5 years as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the NDSU football team earning 4 national titles as well as one year with javelin throwers, earning a conference title and coaching 2 All-Americans. Prior to coaching, Eric played Football for NDSU earning 4 more National Titles and setting an NCAA Playoff record for most Punt Return Yards in a game. Eric utilizes his knowledge and experience to develop the entire athlete in the weight room, on and off the field, and on the meal table.
Ethan Krehbiel-Valoaga holds a bachelor’s degree in Biokinetics with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Bethel University, St. Paul, where he also played baseball. His coaching career started as a volunteer in various youth baseball camps. Over the past 10 years, Ethan has found a passion in coaching athletes within a high school setting. His goal is to help as many athletes as possible by teaching them how to move more efficiently, safely, and to have fun while doing it. He aspires to establish a strong connection with his athletes and make training fun for every athlete.
Garrett Eggleston, MS, received his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University in 2020, and then completed his Masters of Science degree in Biomechanics from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2022. He studied attentional focus cueing and the effect on kinematics and kinetics for rotational athletes. Garretts passion is in using technology to collect, analyze, and translate biomechanical information to others.
Garrett Frye, MEd, CSCS, is a Twin Cities native who graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of St. Thomas where he also competed in football. Soon after he went on to earn his Master’s from the U of M. Garrett has experience coaching a wide variety of athletes of different age groups, focusing primarily on High School and younger. Garrett is looking forward to helping athletes maximize their athletic potential and strive to be the best versions of themselves.
Hannah received her Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science from UW-River Falls with an emphasis on coaching. She played volleyball collegiately and was an NSCA All American in 2016. Her passion for sports performance began with her internship with the Minnesota Gophers. From there she went on to work with youth all the way to the professional level, and has been for the last 7 years. Hannah’s intention with Training HAUS is to elevate athletes in all aspects of life and performance!
Hanwen Wong, PT, DPT, OCS, earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. She completed the M Health Fairview Orthopedic Residency where she received in depth training in surgical and non-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation. A long-time dancer and choreographer, Hanwen is passionate about treating performing artists as well as athletes of all ages and abilities. She has given presentations regarding the hip, patellar instability, performing artist physical therapy, and orthopedic clinical reasoning at local conferences and DPT schools.
Dr. Hilary Patzer, DACM, LA,c, is a Licensed Acupuncturist. She is certified in Neurokinetic Therapy®, Cranial Sacral Therapy and is a Level lll Fascial Stretch Specialist as well. She is currently working towards her Life and Performance Coaching masters. Hilary’s goal is to support athletes as they achieve their highest levels of competition. Hilary was a NCAA Division 1 All American Nordic Ski Racer, raced with the U.S. Ski Team and competed in the Ironman World Championship as well as the Boston Marathon. She currently serves as the Sports Acupuncturist for the Minnesota Vikings and sees pro athletes from a variety of other teams.
James Warmuth, B.A.S, CPT, received his Bachelors in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he also competed in the Decathlon. James has been a strength and conditioning coach for the past 10 years, working with international hockey and basketball players, as well as coaching local Volleyball and Track & Field teams. James believes that high energy and passion brings out the best in any athlete. “I can build an amazing athlete as long as I get energy and dedication in return. Progress is inevitable.”
Jeremy O’Keefe, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is a residency-trained sports physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has a broad clinical background with special interests in rehabilitative and preventative medicine of hockey athletes and lower extremity injuries. Jeremy has extensive training and experience in coaching and rehabilitating a diverse population of ages and athletic skill levels. His treatment method focuses on integrating the latest research, rehabilitation techniques, and individualized strength and conditioning programming to optimize sports performance and help patients reach their goals.
Jill Monson, PT, OCS is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and active member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Jill has over 15 years of clinical experience specializing in lower extremity injuries, particularly complex knee conditions. She is active in the local academic community where she routinely lectures at multiple conferences and is associate faculty within the U of M DPT program. Jill has presented nationally and internationally and has authored several medical journal articles and book chapters within her scope of expertise. She enjoys working with athletes of all levels.
Jon Schoenecker, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of MN and completed an orthopedic residency at Fairview M Health. Jon is board certified in both sports and orthopedic physical therapy, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He lectures locally and nationally, participates in clinical research, and has multiple publications. Most of all he enjoys using an evidence-informed treatment strategy to help motivated individuals get back to their desired activities as quickly as possible. He has experience treating recreational, collegiate, and professional athletes.
Jonathan Graves, DC, is a board-certified chiropractor who specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries. He is dedicated to understanding the nature of injuries and finding innovative ways to treat them. He earned his doctorate degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and has extensive experience with high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He currently serves as sports medicine specialist for Minnesota Vikings and sees pro athletes from various NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA teams.
Jonny Diercks, MS, ATC, has been a certified athletic trainer since 2012 practicing in the Twin Cities since 2014. While studying at Northern Iowa, he completed an internship in the Northwoods League and the PBATS internship with the Double-A Chicago Cubs affiliate. He earned his master’s from Memphis while completing a graduate assistantship with the Tigers baseball/golf teams. He has developed rehab strategies for injury prevention and recovery for athletes of all ages and sports, but his passion lies in treating overhead athletes. Outside of work Jonny enjoys family time, staying active around the lakes, and taking in music and movies. Jonny sees athletes at TCO Blaine.
Josh Anderson is the sports performance coach at Waconia High School and TCO Waconia Therapy & Performance. Josh received his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM). As a performance coach since 2006, he has coached teams including MSUM, University of Minnesota Football, Sioux Falls SkyForce (NBA – Miami Heat Affiliate) and Sioux Falls Storm (IFL). Josh is a two-time guest strength coach at University of Notre Dame speed and strength camp. His specialty is working with high school, collegiate, professional and MMA athletes. MMA athletes trained include Josh Thomson, Luke Rockhold and Gray Maynard.
Justin Anderson, Psy.D., LP, specializes in sport/performance psychology and leadership. He received his doctorate from the University of Saint Thomas, his master’s degree from Boston University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he also played quarterback for the Bulldogs. Justin currently owns Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC, and consults with many Olympic, pro and collegiate teams and athletes. He is also the Director of Leadership U at the University of Minnesota Athletic Department.
Justin Axelson, BAS, CSCS, received his bachelors in exercise science at Concordia St Paul University where he also played college football. Justin has been a sport performance coach for the last six years and has worked with all types of sports and all types of athletes ranging from high school, college, and the pro level. Justin loves motivating and pushing people to be the best athlete they can be.
Justin Nicol, PT, DPT, OCS, comes from the cornfields and hockey hot-bed of Waterloo, IA, where he developed a strong passion for the game of hockey leading to a life full of playing, coaching and training at various levels. This allowed a unique opportunity for Justin to work as an adjunct PT with the Minnesota Wild for the last 4 years and develop rehab strategies for injury prevention and recovery to apply to athletes of all ages and sports. He has special interest in treating sports and orthopedic injuries, specifically, lower extremity injuries, shoulders and provides on ice return to play rehabilitation for hockey players. Outside of work, Justin enjoys chasing his 4 yr old son and 2 yr old daughter along with his wife around the lakes of MN, as well as traveling and cheering on the Hawkeyes.
Kaela Colvard is a registered dietitian with a background in sports nutrition and specialization in eating disorders. She previously worked at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota. Kaela has experience working with youth, collegiate and professional athletes to optimize their athletic potential, energy availability, muscle recovery and injury prevention in relation to nutrition. She also works with clients to ensure recovery in eating disorders, improving athlete body image, combatting GI distress and addressing medical nutrition conditions in sport. Kaela earned her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Kaela provides sports nutrition services at Training HAUS in Eagan and the University of St. Thomas. She is currently not accepting new patients. Click here to view her TCO locations.
Karina Osmanski, CPT, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Wellness and Fitness with a Minor in Coaching. Prior to joining the TCO team in January 2020, she worked with a variety of individuals and teams including: elementary and middle school aged sport teams, high school strength and conditioning programs all across the west metro, as well as being a soccer coach for DeLaSalle High School and Fusion Soccer Club. Karina is a Minnesota native that grew up and played soccer for Wayzata which is where her passion for athletics began to grow. In addition to sports performance training, Karina provides ACE programming for athletes returning to sport.
Kayla Russell received her Bachelor’s In Applied Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Exercise Science. Kayla interned with the Training HAUS and has worked with a variety of athletes with a wide range of all ages and experience. Kayla’s passion stems from a young age, competing in sports and loves being able to help athletes reach their highest potential.
Kelsey Majerus, PT, DPT, SCS is a residency trained sports clinical specialist who has experience treating athletes of all ages and skill levels. As a Minnesota native, Kelsey grew up playing soccer in the Twin Cities before playing at the collegiate level at UW Stevens Point. Through countless knee injuries and surgeries herself, she developed a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of the knee, with a passion in injury prevention. Kelsey received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and uses a movement based philosophy to optimize rehab and performance in her athletes.
Kirk Olson, MS, CSCS, received his Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State and spent over a decade as the strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Wild. Kirk has also coached players from the NFL, MLB and the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Having served his time with the pros, Kirk is passionate about coaching athletes of all ages, activities and ability levels. Kirk combines the science behind athletic performance with a positive, motivational coaching style to get the most out of every athlete.
Krystan Coyle, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS is a board certified orthopedic specialist who brings 24 years of PT experience treating athletes of all abilities including professional and D-I NCAA athletes. She has advanced training in manual therapy, pilates, functional movement screening and specializes in injuries of the spine, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle/foot. She is a running specialist and holds certifications in ASTYM tool assisted soft tissue mobilization, dry needling and is a Certified Golf Medical Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute.
Lindsey Markel, MS, CSCS, CPT, is originally from North Dakota where her passion for sports performance developed from a young age, growing up in the weight room and competing in several sports. She earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) from St. Catherine University in Exercise Sport Science and Master of Science (MS) from UW-River Falls in Strength and Conditioning. Lindsey played collegiate volleyball at two NCAA institutions where she earned accolades in strength and conditioning. Lindsey brings coaching experience from the private sector, personal training, and multiple DIII institutions where she most recently led as Director of Athletic Performance training 26-Varsity Teams.
Lizzy Narigon, RDN, LD, is a registered and licensed dietitian from Shoreview, MN. She has a unique background in nutrition with experience in community development, maternal and childhood health, and sports nutrition at the high school and collegiate level. She previously worked with the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and as a sports dietitian with the University of Minnesota. Lizzy enjoys empowering athletes to fuel and perform at their highest level. Her other interests include running and taking her dog Riggs to the dog park. You can find Lizzy at Training HAUS – Stillwater and at the University of St. Thomas.
Mason Reinhart, CPT, CES, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Concordia University St. Paul (2007), where he played 4 years of Division II baseball. After playing and coaching collegiately, Mason discovered his passion for mentoring student athletes. His mission is to maximize the athletic potential of each athlete he works with and help shape leaders both on and off the field. He brings more than 12 years of experience in personal training, sports performance and coaching to TCO. Mason currently holds the position of Associate Strength and Performance Coach at Twin Cities Orthopedics/Training HAUS.
Matthew Montplaisir is a Buffalo MN native. A three sport HS athlete, he was awarded student athlete of the year in 2016. Matthew attended Gustavus Adolphus College, where he competed in football and track and field, while double majoring in Exercise Physiology and Management. A year later, he completed his Master’s in Sports and Exercise Science from the U of M. He has coached a wide variety of athletes, highlighted by interning with the Gopher Hockey teams under Cal Dietz. Matthew is grateful for the great coaches who helped him succeed as an athlete, and is driven to positively influence each athlete he has the opportunity to train.
Micah Gerhart ATC/LAT joins TCO and Training HAUS as a licensed athletic trainer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Micah received his Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Olivet Nazarene University, where he also minored in exercise science and coaching. Micah started his career as a strength coach at OAK Athletic Development, in Bourbonnais, Illinois, before moving to the NFL, where he joined the Chicago Bears as an athletic training intern. Most recently, Micah held the position of an assistant athletic trainer with the Philadelphia Eagles, winning a Super Bowl in 2017. Micah enjoys trying new restaurants with his wife in his spare time, exploring the area, and playing golf.
Michael Kiely, MS, SCCC, is originally from New Jersey and has lived in the Twin Cities working in clinical biomechanics for the past 4 years. He has a passion for using biomechanical data as a tool to educate athletes on how their bodies move. His work is focused in both return to play and performance settings. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2015 and completed his Master’s of Science in Clinical and Translational Rehab Science in December 2016. In addition to his biomechanical research background, he is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the CSCCA.
Michael Nelson received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of St. Thomas, where he also competed in rugby all four years. His coaching career began his senior year of high school when he started coaching CrossFit at a local gym working with people of all ages. With a love for health and fitness, Michael interned with Training HAUS and his passion for training and working with athletes truly emerged. Michael is committed to helping athletes reach their full potential while also helping them find enjoyment in the process.
Michael Gulenchyn ATC, ATL, CSCS completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and became a board certified athletic trainer. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike has worked in the sports medicine field to inspire athletes at all levels in a variety of sports. He believes that a combination of performance development, prevention and recovery are all important elements in the overall success of an athlete. He is currently the athletic trainer and sports performance coach for the USA National Curling team.
Michael Shirilla, PT, DPT, SCS, PES, is a board-certified sports specialist who brings years of high-level expertise to Training HAUS. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Central Michigan University in 2006 and served as a team physical therapist for multiple professional soccer teams in the MLS, NASL and WPL. He is currently a part of the medical staff at the University of St. Thomas and travels with U.S. Soccer National teams. His treatment method utilizes a variety of manual techniques, corrective exercises and dry needling techniques to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients.
Mitch Webster, MA, MSEd, CSCS, joined Training HAUS in June of 2023 and provides training services at the Hudson location. Originally from Colorado, Mitch attended Augustana University (SD) where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fitness and Sports Management and Master of Arts (MA) in Sports Administration and Leadership, in addition to playing five years of college football. He has since served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Northern State University and Augustana University where he worked with a variety of sports teams including football, wrestling, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball. Mitch also spent time with Sanford Sports Performance where he trained athletes from Aberdeen Central and Roosevelt High School.
Natalie Denk, LAT, ATC, originally from Chandler, Arizona where she received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training from Grand Canyon University in 2018. Prior to joining the TCO/Training HAUS team, she was an Athletic Trainer and teacher at Valley Christian High School in Arizona, where she also coached both swim and beach volleyball. She is excited to use her passions to help athletes recover from injury and improve performance.
Nicole Fokken, MS, CSCS, is a Minnesota native from Oronoco, MN. As a 2014 High School grad, Nicole participated in varsity basketball, volleyball, and track and field. She completed her BA in Nutrition at the College of Saint Benedict where she also competed in basketball, high jump, and javelin. After coaching for a few years, she went on to receive her MS in Exercise Physiology from the College of Saint Scholastica. Nicole is excited to use her experience and knowledge to help athletes exceed their goals.
Nicole Schwery, MS, CSCS, received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 and completed her Masters of Science degree in Biokinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Science from the University of Southern California in 2019. Her passion is in using technology to collect and interpret biomechanical data for sport performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and research. She also is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Nikolay Petkov, LPTA, CPT, graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Although his career began in physical therapy, Nikolay completed a sports performance internship at the Training HAUS, where his love for training and working with athletes seemed predestined. Prior to joining the TCO/Training HAUS team, he worked with various high school strength and conditioning programs in the metro area. He is excited to use his combined knowledge of sports performance and physical therapy to develop athletes into their true athletic potential while keeping injury prevention at the forefront.
Quinn Garner, DPT, SCS, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Creighton University and completed a sports residency at Samaritan Athletic Medicine in Corvallis, Oregon. Quinn is a former collegiate football athlete as well as high school football coach and has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels. He believes in incorporating an evidenced based, individualized approach to rehabilitation.
Rachel Gorham, MA, RD, LD, is a registered and licensed dietitian with a background in sports nutrition and wellness. Rachel has worked with professional, collegiate (Gopher Football and Swim/Dive) and youth athletes to optimize fueling for performance while educating for life-long nutrition practices. Additionally, Rachel is delivering a wellness program to TCO employees and has experience in medical nutrition therapy and weight management. Rachel is working to obtain her CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics). Her personal interests include running, weightlifting, swimming, and dogs. You can find Rachel at Training HAUS – Viking Lakes in Eagan.
Regan Quaal, MSA, CSCS, CSCCa, received his Masters of Sports Administration from Belmont University and BAS in Exercise Science-Clinical from Grand Valley State University. He brings coaching experience with a variety of sports; his most recent sports performance coach positions were with University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s hockey and Team USA Women’s hockey. Prior to that he had worked with a wide range of athletes, varying from the high school to professional level. Regan strives to help athletes reach their athletic through his passion for coaching and his endless effort to always provide his athletes with top training methodology.
Russell Linville, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS is dual credentialed in both orthopedic and sports physical therapy and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He completed his sports medicine physical therapy residency at Proaxis Therapy in conjunction with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. He is experienced in treating a myriad of athletic injuries. Russell takes special interest in working with overhead athletes as well as complex shoulder and elbow patients. His experience includes working with both high level amateur and professional athletes.
Ryan Bonikowske, MS, CSCS, USAW, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Science from Winona State University. While he earned his Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning Studies from Arkansas Tech University, he served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Ryan also spent time working at the Division I level, completing internships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked with a variety of sports teams including basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. Ryan also competed at the collegiate level in wrestling and football at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Scott Schriever, BS, CSCS, CPT, graduated from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse with a Bachelor of Exercise Sport-Science and a minor in nutrition. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2017, he was a part of the strength and conditioning staff at the United States Olympic Committee in Lake Placid, NY, where he coached Winter Olympians of Team USA. Scott has also spent time in Los Angeles at EXOS-Athlete’s Performance, primarily working with the L.A. Galaxy as well as training NFL, MLB and international basketball athletes.
Shannon Rainey received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas where he was also a 4 year collegiate track & field athlete. While competing, he was a 2x captain, 4x NCAA Division III National Championships qualifier and an NCAA Division III All-American. Shannon has 18 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach for high school & collegiate athletes. He has spent the last 10 years working as Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and Head Track & Field coach at a local high school. During his tenure he won a MSHSL Track & Field Team State Championship and coached multiple individual event state champions.
Steve Rosga, PES, graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder where he was an All-American Safety for the Buffaloes. Drafted in the NFL in 1997, Steve spent time with 3 NFL teams as well as NFL Europe while battling knee and shoulder injuries. After his 2nd knee surgery, Steve found his passion for fitness and performance. His career has involved training nearly 3,000 athletes, running a sports training center and developing/managing youth and adult programs nationally for Life Time Fitness. He specializes in speed, power and performance training, skill enhancement, corrective exercise, injury prevention and lifelong wellness.
Thomas Swartout, BS, earned his Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Kinesiology, with minors in Coaching and Sports Management from the University of Minnesota in 2020. During that time, he played club lacrosse for the Gophers while interning with the football team. After graduating, he worked as the Assistant Strength Coach at Jefferson High School, before getting a Graduate Assistant job at Benedictine College in Kansas. At Benedictine, Thomas directed strength and conditioning for the lacrosse, wrestling, and track and field teams, and assisted football and basketball, all while taking MBA classes. He stays competitive by competing in USA Powerlifting.
Tony Lancette graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics. His passion for developing athletes comes from his multi-sport background in baseball, football, and hockey. He has been training athletes for over 15 years and is our resident expert on the hockey skating treadmill. Training HAUS provides a unique platform to train in your hockey skates and then build on that foundation through sports performance workouts on your feet. In addition to training athletes, Tony is also a High School and NCAA referee in hockey and lacrosse.
Tyler Wheeler, LAT, ATC, CSCS, graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is currently working towards a Masters degree in Applied Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance Training at Concordia University. Tyler previously served as the Human Performance Resident for the UND Men’s Hockey Team, where he helped lead the Fighting Hawks to two Penrose Cups. Tyler utilizes current evidence-based interventions to provide every patient the professional level care they deserve to ensure their timely return to activity.
Wyatt Scheu received his BS degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University. Scheu has most recently been training athletes within the metro at Eden Prairie and St. Louis Park High Schools. Scheu has an abundance of experience working with athletes of all ages from high school to college to professional athletes. Scheu believes in promoting the idea of integrating exploration into exercise, thereby teaching kids to be creative and authentic in how they grow and perform as athletes. Scheu prioritizes creating bonds with his athletes, ensuring that trust goes both ways and the entire group grows together, coach included.