I am an expert in sports medicine, fitness, and performance training. In 2003, I received a Master's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training / Sports Medicine from San Jose State University. This education augmented my undergraduate degree in Movement and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Currently I am the Acquisitions Editor at Human Kinetics. In this role, I collaborate with industry leaders to develop top-notch educational products for higher education. Prior to that, I was the Sports Medicine Program Manager at the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Here I acted as a subject matter expert and product developer. I was responsible for writing and creating evidenced-based fitness, performance, and corrective exercise educational programming. I was also responsible for ensuring that NASM remained evidence-based through continuous research. From 2008-2010 I worked as the Director of Functional Ergonomics. In this role I worked to resolve complex injuries and performed research to support patented functional testing methodologies. The bulk of my professional experience involves working as a Certified Athletic Trainer with elite Division I athletes and Olympic athletes from 2001-2008. Through the years I have presented at several health, fitness and medical conferences on functional performance training and integrated rehabilitation. In the constant pursuit of knowledge, I have the following certifications and credentials: • NATA-BOC: Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) - Cert #: 010302039. January, 2003. • Graston Technique: M1 certified - June, 2006. • National Academy of Sports Medicine: • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) - Cert #: 137934. July, 2007. • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) - Cert #: 1379992. September, 2010. • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) - Cert #: 1380782. September, 2010. • Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) - Cert #: 1420495. July, 2012. • Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS) - Cert #: 1420524. July 2012. • Youth Exercise Specialist (YES) - Cert # 1420758. July, 2012. • Women's Specialist (WFS) - Cert # 1420759. July, 2012. • Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS) - Cert #: PENDING. Anticipated August, 2012. • Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS) - Cert #: PENDING. Anticipated August, 2012.
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