About Volt Athletics

Our Mission

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


Volt's Intelligent Training System


Volt’s Intelligent Training System uses proprietary technology, combined with decades of industry expertise, to deliver better training to more athletes. A key difference between Volt and existing fitness apps is that while most apps track what a user has already done, Volt actually tells the user what to do. Volt’s sport-specific programs are designed for performance training and built by professional strength coaches, adjusting to and growing with the user throughout their training. With Volt, athletes walk into the weight room with their unique training plan, knowing that Volt will deliver the right workout for them, every time.


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.

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.


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.


Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS*D, RSCC

Strength Coach Advisor

Patrick McHenry is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Castle View High School, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Board Member. In 2005, he was selected as the NSCA High School Strength Coach of the Year, and has received the Strength of America Award from the President's Council on Fitness every year since 2010.


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

Head of Performance Training

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, CSCS

Strength Coach Consultant

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. 


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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, CSCS

Strength Coach Consultant

Bo has an extensive background in athletic development and coaching. He is an athletic performance coach at Force10 Performance. Previously, he worked in professional baseball with the Tacoma Rainiers and in youth baseball with Northwest Prospects Academy. Bo holds a BS in Exercise Science from Pacific Lutheran University where he was a captain on the baseball team.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Taylor Summers M.Ed., CSCS

Coach Success Coordinator

Taylor has worked both as a strength coach and football coach for over 8 years at the high school and college levels. After graduating from Linfield College in Oregon, where he was a defensive lineman, he went on to earn a Master of Education in Health degree at Bemidji State University. Taylor is a CSCS-certified strength coach and continues to work with athletes in the Seattle area.


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Anthony Marhanka, 

Coach Relations Specialist

Anthony is a strength and conditioning coach with 5 years of experience at the Division I level, leading and assisted 16 different sports at the University of Nevada and Utah State University. A two-time national champion powerlifter at LSU, Anthony went on to earn a Master of Education degree at Utah State University. Anthony is excited to bring his passion and coaching experience to Volt, where he helps consult with coaches about the importance of proper training.


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Business Development TEAM


Doug Buser

Sr. Director of Marketing & Business Development

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 Finance & 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. 


Elianne Douglas-Miron

Communications Specialist

Elianne is a communications specialist with a 15-year career as a high-performance athlete. She was team captain on the University of Washington tennis team, and competed internationally before joining Volt. Elianne has undergraduate degrees in History and Communications from the University of Washington.




Trevor Watkins


Trevor has been in the IT field for over 10 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. 

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.

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.


Mike Hannon, Ph.D.

Software Engineer

Mike earned his Ph.D. in Biology from UCSD in 2008. During his postdoctoral fellowship working on algae biofuels, Mike developed a passion for computer science and began pivoting his career. He’s a former competitive cyclist, avid rock climber, and enjoys playing sports in his free time.


Charlie Mead

Software Engineer

Charlie began writing software following a career in financial journalism. He left his job after attending a company-sponsored “Learn to Code” workshop and most recently taught at a programming bootcamp before joining Volt. Charlie loves working with teams to build great products—especially software that helps him put his kettlebell collection to use. He has degrees from Boston College and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.


Jarred Taylor

Software Engineer

Jarred moved into software engineering after spending several years as a tech lawyer, most recently as in-house counsel at Twitter. He loves solving problems with code and building meaningful products. Jarred was the drummer for his college’s pep band, and enjoys hiking and tennis. He is a proud graduate of Davidson College, William & Mary Law School, and Dev Bootcamp.


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)