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Our Mission

To provide all athletes and teams with affordable access to professionally-built strength and conditioning.


Strength Coach Board of Advisors


The Volt Athletics Advisory Board is comprised of industry experts who oversee Volt’s revolutionary digital training solutions for athletes and teams. The Advisory Board ensures that Volt training is backed by the latest science and research, utilizing only the safest and most effective training methods.

Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA, RSCC*E

Chairman of the Board

Considered the “Godfather of Strength and Conditioning," Boyd Epley served as the University of Nebraska’s head strength coach for 35 years and founded the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 1978. According to ESPN, “Epley is arguably the single most important individual in the history of strength and conditioning in college athletics.” Epley returned to Nebraska in October 2014 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning and currently oversees the department he built.

Mike Favre, M.Ed., CSCS*D, RSCC*D, USAW-2

Strength Coach Advisor

Mike Favre is the Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning at the University of Michigan. In his 18 years of experience, Coach Favre has worked extensively with collegiate, professional, and elite international athletes. In 2011, Coach Favre was named the NSCA College Strength Coach of the Year.


Strength Coach Advisor

Mike Nitka was the long time Director of Strength and Conditioning at Muskego High School in Southeastern Wisconsin. With 35 years of experience, Coach Nitka has been frequently honored for his contributions to the field, including being voted the NSCA High School Strength Coach of the Year in 1996.

Justin D. Smith, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW

Strength Coach Advisor

Justin Smith is the Co-Director of Athletic Performance at the University of Vermont (UVM). He oversees the strength and conditioning for the field hockey, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s ice hockey, and men’s and women’s track and field programs.


Strength Coach Advisor

Devan McConnell is the Director of Sports Performance at UMass Lowell and is directly responsible for the performance of the River Hawks ice hockey team. Prior to UMass Lowell, he was a strength coach at Stanford University and at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.


Sport Performance Team

Dan Giuliani, MSAL, CSCS, RSCC


Dan is an Adjunct Professor of Sport Performance at the University of Washington and has been a CSCS-certified strength coach by the NSCA since 2009. He has coached elite athletes at the high school and college levels since 2006. Dan has a Masters in Sport Administration and Leadership from Seattle University and earned a BA from Colby College, where he played football.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jace Derwin, CSCS, RSCC

Lead Sport Performance Specialist

Jace came to Volt from the Potentrx sports science lab where he worked as a sports scientist. He has trained athletes since 2010 and has been CSCS-certified since 2012. Jace holds a BS in Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University where he played soccer and competed in track and field for the Falcons. 

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Christye Estes, CSCS, ACSM-CPT

Sport Performance Specialist

Christye is passionate about female fitness and sport performance. She is a CSCS-certified strength coach through the NSCA, and certified personal trainer through the ACSM. Christye produces and edits sport performance content for the Volt Blog and is dedicated to helping athletes of all ages learn to move better, prevent injury, and thrive.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Sport Performance Specialist

DJ has trained collegiate and professional athletes for over 14 years. He is a former strength coach at the University of Washington, where he was head of baseball, softball, swimming, and volleyball. DJ also played baseball at the University of Washington. He is the Founder/Director of Training and Education of Maximum Sports Conditioning

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Coach Relations Team

Adam Baker

Coach Relations Director

Adam has worked in athletics for over 7 years, including 5 years with the Seattle Mariners and Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners Triple-A Affiliate). Adam holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth where he played baseball for the Bulldogs.

Bailey Stenson

Lead Support Specialist

Bailey has a passion for working with people and for elite sport performance. Bailey played softball at the University of Washington, where she was a two-time all PAC-10 selection and won the 2009 National Championship. In addition to her work at Volt, Bailey coaches softball athletes in the Seattle area and runs a photography business. 

Michael Schwartz

Coach Relations Specialist

Michael previously worked in IT Solutions Consulting at AIM Consulting Group, supporting 90+ Seattle based clients such as Microsoft, Nordstrom, Expedia, Starbucks, and Disney. He has also spent time at Nordstrom and in the Pomona College Athletic Department. He has a Bachelors of Economics from Pitzer College where he played football.

Bo Pearson

Support Specialist

Bo has an extensive background in athletic development and account management. He is an instructor and coach at Northwest Prospects Academy. Previously, he worked in professional baseball with the Tacoma Rainiers. Bo holds a BS in Exercise Science from Pacific Lutheran University where he was the captain of the baseball team. 


Business Development TEAM

Doug Buser

Communications Director

Doug is nationally recognized for creative and strategic communications, reputation management, and crisis management in both the private and public sectors. He has a BA in Communications Studies from Seattle University. Doug played baseball at the University of Oklahoma and Seattle University, where he was the team captain.

Britt Spackman

Director of Strategy & Operations

Coming from a background in finance and strategy consulting, Britt has extensive experience in growth strategy, product development, and data analytics. Britt holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College, where she was a two-sport athlete: All-American and captain of the women’s lacrosse team, as well as a national semi-finalist in Soccer.


Kyle Ross

Communications Specialist

Kyle brings a background in event management on the ATP World Tour and has found great success managing the media and PR efforts of businesses within the sports industry. He earned a BA in History from Colby College and when not in the office can be found on the tennis courts. 

Rob Finnerty

Communications Specialist

Rob is a communications specialist with a passion for elite sport performance. He was an All-American track and cross country runner at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials. Rob has undergraduate degrees in English and Communications and is currently pursuing an MBA from Seattle University.



Trevor Watkins


Trevor has been in the IT field for over 9 years, including 5 years at Accenture where he worked at notable clients such as T-Mobile, AT&T and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Trevor has a BS in Computer Science and Business from Pepperdine University, where he played midfield and was the President/Captain of the Pepperdine men’s lacrosse team.

Brian McNaboe, MSCS

VP of Technology

Brian has over 15 years experience in software and hardware engineering. He's tackled technical challenges for organizations such as Amazon, Adobe Systems, and Boeing, but has enjoyed most his time in the startup world. Brian has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington. A lifelong athlete, Brian enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, playing soccer, and golfing.

Jeff Reynolds

Head of Design

Jeff is a product designer and entrepreneur who brings a passion for simple, beautiful product design and an unyielding dedication to the user, along with over a decade of design and design leadership experience. Previously, Jeff was the Head of Design at Appuri, Co-Founder at Opal Labs and We The Media, and Founder of Nekai Designs. 


Jay Ostis

Senior Software Engineer

Jay has over 15 years of software engineering experience working in a wide variety of industries and technologies. He has a passion for working with experts in a given field and turning their vision into great software. Jay has a B.S. in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine. He is an adventure athlete, with extensive experience whitewater kayaking and rafting as well as playing soccer and basketball.


Michael Carlon

Senior Software Engineer

Michael has 8 years of experience in software engineering. He loves solving hard problems. He enjoys dabbling in artificial intelligence. When not meditating on the latest software problem he hikes, bikes and plays pinball.

Justin Foss

Software Engineer

Justin transitioned into web development after 10 years in the golf industry. After building a simple website for himself as a hobby he realized his passion for coding and quit his job to pursue software engineering as a career. Justin is a musician in his free time and attended the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA.


Industry Leaders Backing Volt


Scott Caulfield, CSCS*D, RSCC*D
Head Strength Coach
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Mike Bewley, CSCS, USAW
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Clemson University

Chris Tombs, MSc
High Performance Director
Atavus Rugby

Dave Cencer, MS, CSCS, USAW
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ferris State University

Kevin Cronin, CSCS*D
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Colorado College


Andrea Sweet, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Philips Exeter Academy (NH)

Jason Dudley, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Central Washington University

Nick Downing, CPT
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
New England Revolution

Ryan Johnson, RSCC*D, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Wayzata High School (MN)

Lindsey Dion, CSCS
Founder/Head Strength Coach
The Lab Strength & Conditioning

Connor Hughes, CSCS
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
University at Albany - SUNY

Matt Brand, CSCS, USAW
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
University of California, Davis

Zach Murray, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Santa Monica College

Kate Mahoney, CSCS
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Notre Dame High School (CA)

Nathan Hemphill, CSCS, USAW
Founder/Head Strength Coach
Peak Sports Performance

Jeff McCann, MS, USAW
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Thousand Oaks HS (CA)


Volt Friends


Training Facility

The Lab Strength and Conditioning is a facility located in Seattle, Washington, that offers sport-specific, group, and individual coaching. Their knowledgeable and expert coaches expose their athletes to a wide range of movement demands while helping them achieve their goals and perform at higher levels. The Lab is an ideal training center for anyone who wants to improve intensive work capacity, technical Olympic weightlifting skills, and overall quality of movement.


Scapular Strengthening System

Crossover Symmetry is a research-based rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system, engineered to enhance shoulder health and performance. Crossover’s programs and equipment are trusted worldwide by many top collegiate and professional athletes. With Volt + Crossover Symmetry, athletes will have everything they need to be stronger, more powerful and stay healthier. 


Performance Based Nutrition

Strength training only takes you so far and proper nutrition is the key to getting the most out of your work in the weight room. Volt relies on the expertise of Kinetic Fuel to provide our athletes with the nutritional guidance they need. We recommend that every coach and athlete contact Kinetic Fuel for a nutritional consultation.