Kerri Walsh Jennings
5x Olympian - Beach Volleyball
Kerri Walsh Jennings currently serves as the winningest female beach volleyball player in history with a total of 134 career wins. Her standard of excellence began even before her professional career. As the #1 volleyball recruit in the nation from Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, CA, Walsh Jennings attended Stanford University on a scholarship where she was selected as a first-team All-American four years in a row. This made her only the second player ever in the history of collegiate volleyball to accomplish this accolade. While at Stanford, Kerri and team played for 3 National Championships, winning 2 in ‘96 & ‘97. They were runner-up in 1999.
After she graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in American Studies, she found her legendary teammate, Misty May-Treanor. The duo has been considered, “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time”. Together they won three straight FIVB World Championships in 2005, 2007, and 2009 and were runners-up in 2011. Their domination didn’t stop there as they competed together in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics, securing gold medals at each. The two didn’t lose a single set during the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, reaching a total of 21 consecutive Olympic set wins.
In 2012, following the retirement of May-Treanor, Walsh Jennings teamed up with April Ross. Together, the new pair went on to win five gold medals during the 2016 FIVB Tour and in that same year, Walsh Jennings achieved her 100th team victory at the Rio Grand Slam. The pair made their Olympic debut in 2016, where after falling short to Brazil, they were able to win the bronze medal match. Walsh Jennings’ fourth Olympic medal makes her the most decorated beach volleyball player of both men and women in Olympic history.
Walsh Jennings missed qualifying for the Tokyo 2021 Games with her partner Brooke Sweat. She is considering a run at Paris 2024.
Walsh Jennings currently resides in Incline Village, Nevada with her husband, Casey Jennings, former professional beach volleyball player, and their three children. Joey Michael (‘09), Sundance Thomas (‘10) and Scout Margery (‘13).
In 2018, The Jennings family co-founded p1440 (Platform 1440) that supports programs and events which directly and positively impacts the well-being and growth of the sport of volleyball and the athletes within.
She also has existing marketing partnerships with brands such as Franklin Sporting Goods, Michelob Ultra & KT Tape. Kerri is always in training, she loves supporting her husband & children as they pursue their dreams and callings, she is an ambassador and spokesperson for multiple companies and enjoys spending her time sharing her inspiration, light and empowerment with the corporate world.
• Stanford University Graduate 1996-2000
• 4x 1st Team All-American
• 2 NCAA National Championships (‘96, ‘97)
• 3x Olympic Gold Medalist (London 2012, Beijing 2008, Athens 2004) with Misty May-Treanor
• Olympic Bronze Medalist (Rio 2016) with April Ross
• 5-Time Olympian (Sydney 2000 - US Women’s Olympic Indoor National Team)
• Most Decorated Beach Volleyball Olympian of All-Time
• Winningest Female Beach Volleyball Player in History (134 Career Wins)
• 57 Career International Victories
• Won 3 straight FIVB World Championships with May-Treanor (2005, 2007, 2009)
NFL - Las Vegas Raiders
Darren Waller has earned NFL Pro Bowl honors as tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders. Waller was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 draft after playing collegiately for Georgia Tech. Waller was signed by the Oakland Raiders in 2018 and broke the Raiders’ single season reception record with 107 catches during the 2020 season. Waller was the Raiders’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2021 and has received the NFLPA Community MVP award during the 2022 season for his off the field contributions to the community. In 2020, Waller founded the Darren Waller Foundation, whose mission is to equip youth to avoid & overcome addiction to drugs & alcohol, & provide recovery services.
NFL - Carolina Panthers
Shaq Thompson is an outside linebacker for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Thompson played collegiately for the University of Washington where he was named an All-American and received the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile athlete. Prior to attending Washington, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and played for the Sox’ rookie team.
Thompson was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Thompson has multiple 100+ tackle seasons in his NFL career and was a defensive standout on the Panther’s Super Bowl 50 team. Thompson was the Panthers’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2020 for his work in the community.
Professional Tennis Player
Shelby Rogers is an American professional tennis player from Charleston South Carolina. She has been playing tennis for over 25 years and first started taking lessons at the age of 4. Shelby currently trains in Boca, Florida.
Shelby has a career-high WTA ranking of No. 30 in the world for singles achieved on August 8, 2022. She also has a career-high WTA ranking of No. 40 in the world for doubles achieved on February 28, 2022. Professional highlights include 3 time WTA Finalist, 3 time Grand Slam Quarterfinalist and Team USA Billie Jean King Cup Champion. Her coach is 2020 WTA Coach of the Year Piotr Sierzputowski. Shelby’s goals for the season include surpassing her career-high of No. 30 and winning her first WTA singles title.
Olympian & Pro Triathlete
Ben Kanute is a professional triathlete and a US Olympian and multiple National Champion (Youth, Junior, Collegiate, Sprint, Olympic), 2x Silver medalist 70.3 World Championship, and multiple 70.3 Winner.
One of his earliest memories is standing on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago watching his father participate in his first triathlon. He competed in his first kids triathlon at the age of 8, and joined a local kids triathlon team soon after. While in high school, he competed in Cross Country and Swimming earning All American in both, and competed in the State meet in both sports. Ben pursued triathlon in college and chose the University of Arizona to study, as well as compete. After his first year, he earned his elite license and raced as a professional. In pursuit of the Olympics, he graduated with a degree in Physiology in three years to fully focus on the next couple years to prepare for the games. He was able to work hard, qualify, and compete at the 2016 Olympic Games. From there, he has focused on middle and long distance triathlon where he has found success winning multiple 70.3 races, two World Championship podiums, and as well as success at various short distance races.
NHL - Winnipeg Jets
Sam Gagner is a professional hockey player, currently with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He has been playing professionally for over 16 seasons, 8 with the Edmonton Oilers, along with stops in Arizona, Philadelphia, Columbus, Vancouver and Detroit.
Sam grew up in Oakville, Ontario playing hockey for the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He won the U16 Ontario Championship and took home MVP honours. From there he played junior hockey with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League and won a gold medal playing for Team Canada in the 2007 World Junior Championships in Leksand, Sweden. Following that season, Sam was selected 6th overall in the 2007 NHL entry draft by the Edmonton Oilers and has gone on to play 1000 games in the NHL. He has collected over 500 points during that time, including an 8-point night on Feb 2, 2012 - an Edmonton Oiler record he shares with Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey.
Sam has 3 kids with his wife Rachel. (Cali 3, Beckham 5, and Cooper 7) and spends his summers training in Muskoka, Ontario.
MLB - Minnesota Twins
Kyle Farmer was born August 17, 1990, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a second baseman in the MLB.
He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Farmer graduated from the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he played baseball and football. While at Marist, he appeared in the 2009 film The Blind Side, playing a high school quarterback.
During his collegiate baseball career at the University of Georgia, Farmer played shortstop, hitting for a .308 batting average and recording .968 fielding percentage, a UGA record for the shortstop position. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 35th round of the 2012 MLB Draft but did not sign and then was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB Draft and signed. Made MLB debut in 2017.
Traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2019 and is currently with them now.
Dr. Amy Atmore
Director of Performance - West2East
Dr. Amy Atmore is a Licensed Physical Therapist and studied at the University of Southern California where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. Her clinical background includes practicing in the acute care, brain injury, orthopedic, and private practice settings. She previously worked as a Performance Therapist for the Phoenix Suns basketball team and she currently serves as the Director of Performance and Physical Therapist for Russell Wilson.
Co-founder of TB12
Co-founder of TB12 with Tom Brady with a mission to empower people to live pain free and perform their best. Alex is also Tom Brady’s Personal Trainer and Performance Coach and has helped Tom become the greatest player in NFL history, including Super Bowl titles.
Founder of Arete
Adam is the founder of Arete, a performance wellness company specializing in health and body optimization for professional athletes and high functioning individuals. His clientele includes over 120 active NFL players, in addition to working with athletes in the NHL, MLS, MLB and NBA. Adam is also the primary provider of anti-aging and longevity programs for numerous country music stars, celebrities and business men and women in the greater Nashville area. He holds a Masters of Science with a Focus in Nurse Anesthesia from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia and a Bachelors in nursing from Belmont University.
Performance Specialist in Applied Sports Science
Clive Brewer has been delivering world-class high-performance programs for 25+ years. He currently works as the Director for Athletic Performance with Ortho Arizona Athletic Performance and Therapy, as well as faculty for the International Soccer Science and Performance Federation & West Virginia University. He was previously a Performance Director with the Columbus Crew and Assistant at Toronto Blue Jays.
Dr. Courtney Watson
Head Athletic Trainer - Los Angeles Sparks
Dr. Courtney Watson holds over 20 years of professional experience in the field of Sports Medicine.
She is recognized as a passionate and dedicated practitioner in sports today, all over the world. Entering her 15th season as the Head Athletic Trainer and Medical Director of the WNBA’s premier Los Angeles Sparks, Courtney has also advanced in athletic training positions nternationally in Asia, Europe, and related countries.
Specializing in health and injury management for some of
the world’s most elite athletes, Watson has created a solid foundation for assisting athletes in the development of their optimal performance and recovery.
Expanding her career in Sports Medicine, Watson has been recognized as a pioneer by being the first female Athletic Trainer in the sport of Boxing- consulting and training the WBO WBC WBA welterweight Champion of the World, Floyd Mayweather. She has also become the first Head
Athletic Trainer for the USA National 3x3 Team for the women and men. She currently holds 3 Gold Medals in the USA Basketball system as an Athletic Trainer, a recent 2022 FIBA World Cup Championship for the
Women’s USA National Team was a dream come true.
Watson earned her undergraduate degree from UC
Berkeley in 2000 and a masters degree in Exercise Science from California, University of Pennsylvania. Recently earning her Doctorate of Athletic Training in 2020, Watson loves education and advancement in the health care profession. In addition to consistent studying, Watson worked in the field landing her first professional job in the WNBA and NBA Development League as the Head Athletic Trainer of the Houston Comets and Anaheim Arsenal, respectively.
Courtney is the founder of ‘Courtney’s Corner Sports
Medicine Services and Internship’. She spent 15 years
teaching and developing sports medicine pilot programs
in various high schools across Los Angeles. The interest
from young students and the desire to give back to her
community guided Watson to develop an Internship
program for aspiring high school and college students
offering unparalleled hands-on experience. Today the
program has grown to mentor over 300 students.
Providing medical care and covering sidelines and local
sporting events and clinics for numerous years, Watson
also created various relationships with professional
athletes. Being an intricate part of history in sports
medicine continues to be a dream come true and shows
that with hard work and dedication, all dreams are
Director of Performance Science - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dave Hamilton currently serves as the Director of Performance Science for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has also worked internationally with elite athletes in the UK, Qatar, Hong Kong, and Canada. Dave has led multiple Performance Science programs including Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics and Team USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Previously, he served as the Athletic Director for Applied Health and Performance Science at Penn State University, the Director of Performance Science of USA Field Hockey, and the Head of Strength and Conditioning Great Britain and England Women’s Hockey. Dave holds a Masters in Exercise Science from Edith Cowan University in Australia.
Dr. John Meyer
Head of Performance - Los Angeles Clippers & Los Angeles Kings
Dr. John Meyer has served the Los Angeles community, professional and collegiate Athletes, and teams from all arenas since 1998. Specializing in biomechanics and movement analysis, John utilizes functional exercise and manual physical therapy treatment techniques to rehabilitate a wide variety of orthopedic and sport related injuries at the Meyer Institute of Sport. Currently, Dr. Meyer is the Chairman of Performance, Health & Wellness for the Los Angeles Clippers as well as the Director of Player Health & Performance for the Los Angeles Kings. Prior to his current roles in professional sport John spent 15 years in the Department of Athletics at the University of Southern California serving a variety of roles including Director of Rehabilitation, Associate Athletic Director of Sports Science and Performance and Professional Sports Liaison for Keck medicine.
Dr. Meyer earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and his Orthopedic Residency Certification from the University of Southern California. John is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS), a graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science (FAFS). He has served as a Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California in the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy since 2000.
Dr. John Meyer, PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS Owner & CEO of Meyer Institute of Sport Chairman of Performance, Health and Wellness - Los Angeles Clippers Director of Player Health and Performance - Los Angeles Kings
Dr. Luke Miller
Physical Therapist & Performance Expert
Dr. Luke Miller has been providing high level care for athletes for 10 years in both Athletic Training and Physical Therapy realms. He currently is the private physical therapist for pro-bowl quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott, as well as serving as lead physical therapist for SandersFit Performance Center in Dallas, Texas. Previously he served as a private physical therapist for 2x NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and worked at renowned sports medicine facilities: TMI Sports Medicine in Arlington, Texas as well as Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.
Past President - National Athletic Trainers' Association
Marjorie Albohm, MS, AT-Ret, was one of the first women certified athletic trainers in the nation. She has held various positions of leadership in the NATA throughout her career including NATA Foundation President and NATA President. She has received numerous NATA awards including being a 1999 inductee in the NATA Hall of Fame. She has served in key positions on medical staffs for multiple national and international sporting events including track and field Olympic Trials, the Pan American Games, Lake Placid Olympic Games and the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Dr. Randi N. Lininger
Head Athletic Trainer - Angel City FC
Randi Lininger is an athletic trainer with extensive background in professional soccer. She is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for Angel City FC (NWSL) and previously work with Sporting Kansas City (MLS) and RGV FC Toros (USL). She has over 10 years experience which includes working with professional, ammeter, collegiate and high school athletes and coaches, as well as orthopedic clinics and private sector rehabilitation clinics.
Randi received her Bachelors in Athletic Training from Colorado State University-Pueblo then went on to receive her Master’s with Sports Psychology emphasis from California University of Pennsylvania and Doctorate of Athletic Training from Temple University. Additionally, she holds Performance Specialist Certification through EXOS as well as other comprehensive education and certifications.