BLUESTREAK STAFF

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President

Nate graduated from Cornell University, where he started in centerfield and was a captain for the baseball team. After college, Nate worked in the corporate world before returning to school to obtain his M.B.A. at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Nate coached a local high school baseball team that saw 6 players continue their playing careers at ACC and Ivy League universities.


Nate holds a Level III certification from Athletic Republic and works primarily with baseball players on speed, agility, strength, and durability. He also consults athletes - regardless of sport - on the college recruiting process.

Vice President
 
Jason has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 12 years, all of them with BlueStreak. Jason graduated from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at Sacred Heart, he competed on the football team and was one of 3 freshmen to travel and play their first year.


Jason is a certified Master Trainer through Athletic Republic and is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Fitness Certified with a focus on helping golfers and other rotational athletes stay healthy while developing power and balance where its needed most. Throughout his time at BlueStreak Jason has work to develop a handful of NFL athletes and countless All-Americans in sports that range from lacrosse, to squash to rugby.


Jason specializes in speed development, explosive training and rotational power for all sports and has an extensive background in football, lacrosse and golf.

Chelsea Piers Facility Director / Hockey Director

Adam has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 10 years, all of them with BlueStreak. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications. Throughout Adam's playing career, he competed in the NEPSAC, EJHL, as well as two schools in the Hockey East.

 

Adam is an Athletic Republic Level 3 Performance/Hockey Trainer, as well as a USA Hockey Level IV coach. Adam coaches Tier 1 Elite hockey for the Mid Fairfield Jr Rangers. Both his '05 and '07 teams are ranked in the top 5 in the nation for their respective birth years.

Headquarters Facility Director
 
Katie has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 7 years, 6 of them with BlueStreak. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. While at Sacred Heart Katie competed on the Division 1 Field Hockey team.

 

Katie is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) as well as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). She trains the body and the mind and believes that if an athlete can learn to control their breath during movements, their potential is unlimited.


Katie specializes in functional strength training, corrective exercises and mobility, and speed development.

House of Sports Facility Director
 
David has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 12 years, 10 of them with BlueStreak. He graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. While at Sacred Heart, he competed on the Track and Field team and was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Football and Men's Lacrosse teams.


David holds his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), USAW L1 (USA Weightlifting Level 1 Performance Coach), and is Level 3 certified through Athletic Republic.


David specializes in speed development, strength training, Olympic lifts, and plyometrics for all sports.

Director of Operations

Sarah has been with BlueStreak for 4 years. A Buffalo, NY native, she graduated from St. Bonaventure University with her B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications and a minor in Marketing. Sarah played softball thoughout high school and is huge New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.

Sarah is always around to help explain BlueStreak's programs and assist with any customer service needs.
Trainer Name: Ross Bertrand
Education: University At Albany "11"
Certifications: Athletic Republic level 1 and 2
American Red Cross
Former D1 Football Athlete 
Specialties: Focus on Form and Technique, Injury Prevention, Speed, Agility, Quickness and Explosiveness, Strength and Conditioning and General Adult Fitness. 
Contact: rbertrand@bluestreakst.com
Trainer Name: Dan Bria
Education: Southern CT State University
Certifications: Athletic Republic Level I
Specialties: All aspects of hockey specific training and coaching, strength and conditioning. 
Contact: DBria@bluestreakST.com
Krista has been with BlueStreak for 2 years as the Operations Manager at our Chelsea Piers facility. A Stamford local, she graduated from Stamford High School. She played soccer, ran with the indoor track team and managed the wrestling team. Following high school, she attended Norwalk Community College for Business Administration. Krista is an avid hockey fan -- go New York Rangers!
TJ has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 2 years with BlueStreak. He graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Exercise Science. While at Western Connecticut, he competed on the the football team as a two-year starter.

TJ is Athletic Republic Level 1 certified. He specializes all aspects of football training along with speed, agility, and quickness development, strength training, and plyometrics for all sports.

Jenna joined the BlueStreak team in June 2018 after spending the first half of the year with BlueStreak as a college intern. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors degree in Health Promotion Studies. While at Western Connecticut, Jenna was a 4-year letter winner on the Varsity Soccer team and won three Little East Conference Championships.

Jenna is Level 1 certified through Athletic Republic and is pursuing her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification.

Jenna specializes in speed development, strength training, and soccer skills coaching.

Conor became an Operations Manager at BlueStreak in 2017. In his primary responsibilities, Hart oversees operations at the BlueStreak House of Sports location and assists in the company's strategic marketing & development strategies. 


Prior to joining the BlueStreak team, Hart worked with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in Edison, NJ. His responsibilities ranged from conference compliance, media relations & communications, and operations at select MAAC events & championships.

Hart received his Master’s in Sports Administration from Canisius College in 2017 and his Bachelor’s in Coaching from SUNY Cortland in 2013. He has coached basketball and baseball at the high school and middle school level.


He currently resides in Mahopac, NY with his girlfriend and 4-legged friend, Kane. Catch him on the Tee Box with a Red Sox cap on, looking for a good laugh.

Desmond has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 7 years with BlueStreak. He graduated from Pace University with a B.S. in Business Management and an M.S. in Sports Management from Manhattanville College. Desmond was a 3-year starter on the football team at Iona College before finishing his career at Pace University.  Desmond also received invitations to several NFL and CFL tryouts after his collegiate career.


Desmond specializes in speed development, agility, footwork, change of direction, first step quickness, strength training, hand-eye coordination and plyometrics for all sports. He also works with football players on skill development.


Some notable athletes Desmond has trained include Jamie Loeb (Tennis Pro: world ranking 132), Jordan Lucas (Miami Dolphins), John Seter (University of Georgia), the National Chinese Women’s Hockey team, the CT Whale (WNHL), and Jhonny Arteaga (NY Redbulls).

Alex has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 5 years at BlueStreak. He graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. While at Temple, Alex competed on the football team for 4 years. As one of the captains his senior year, Alex led Temple to their first bowl game in 25 years and 9-3 record. After college, Alex signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. His NFL career ended in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers. He also played in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

Alex is now the Football Manager at BlueStreak working with local greats such as Vladamir Ducasse (Buffalo Bills), Tyler Matakevich (Pittsburgh Steelers), and Zach Allen (Boston College). He also works with notable athletes in other sports, including Tim Edmonds (Harvard lacrosse), Andrew Hatton (Michigan lacrosse), Olivia Jensen (Cornell lacrosse), Kate Fiore (Bucknell lacrosse), Christine Fiore (Navy lacrosse), Julia Cornacchia (Stanford rowing) and many more.


Alex specializes in sport specific plyometric, speed and strength training, general adult fitness and works with return to sport athletes. He is Level 2 certified through Athletic Republic.  Fun fact: Alex started playing football by an accident as a child, his favorite sport is soccer!

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