Jack Bauerle, MS, ATC, CSCS
Jack is an Orange County native and graduated from Servite high school, Chapman University with a bachelors degree in sports medicine in 1987 and a Masters degree in sports medicine in 1989. He served as the head athletic trainer and head strength and conditioning coach for Chapman from 1989 to 1993 and taught courses in the movement and exercise science department. In 1998 Jack joined the academic faculty in Chapman’s department kinesiology and was appointed athletic training program director in 1999. He currently serves as an adjunct professor with the university teaching theoretical performance training courses for the sports medicine curriculum in conjunction with his theoretical expertise in sports medicine. Jack is a well renowned certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has coached professional, collegiate and high school athletes in performance enhancement. He is known for his passionate energetic and inspiring way of educating athletes and students. An engaging educator, he regularly presents at sports medicine and performance based symposiums. Jack has more than 25 years of progressive healthcare leadership, specializing in fostering productive partnerships across various academic athletic and philanthropic settings. Jack resides in Yorba Linda California with his wife Kim and two daughters Sierra and Sequoia.
Scott Gaines, BS, MS
Scott has over 18 years experience in the fitness industry. He is the Senior Vice President of the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). At NESTA, Scott oversees the development of NESTA’s educational programs for fitness professionals and is the author and contributor to many of them. He is a national speaker on fitness in areas such as biomechanics and cardiovascular program design. Scott is currently an adjunct faculty member at Wexford University, A.T. Still University, Chapman University and Concordia University teaching subjects such as Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Functional Biomechanics and Advanced Program Design for Athletes.
Scott’s education includes a Master’s Degree in Human Movement with an emphasis in Corrective Exercise from A. T. Still University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine where is was a scholar athlete in rowing. He is also an experienced martial arts instructor with a 3rd degree black belt in the traditional Korean art of Tang Soo Do.
Tom DeLong, RSCC*D, CSCS*D, PFT, Certified Biomechanics Specialist, USAW Club Coach
Tom is a 35 year veteran of the strength and conditioning industry not only as a coach/teacher/researcher but as a competitive lifter (Powerlifting and Weightlifting). He has a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University and MA from California State University, Long Beach (Individualized program in Kinesiology specializing in Resistance Training Biomechanics and Program Design). Tom’s experience includes strength and conditioning coach at Wayne High School, University of Guam, Ball State, CSULB, California Lutheran University, U.S. Navy’s Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (Boat Team 12 and Post-Rehab Navy Seals). He also ran a private strength and conditioning facility specific to athletic development and biomechanical analysis of movement (Dartfish, Force Plates, Accelerometers, APAS). Tom is a curriculum developer for both NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and MMACA (Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association). He recently completed a one year tour at the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) World Headquarters as the Curriculum Development Manager and Intern Development Instructor.
Tom’s teaching experience includes 11 years at UCLA Extension (Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Resistance Training Fundamentals), 7 years at CLU (same courses), and is currently a curriculum/content developer and adjunct instructor at Wexford University as well as adjunct instructor at the United States Sports Academy teaching Biomechanics in Malaysia and Thailand.
He also was a competitive Powerlifting for 30 years for the USPF and USAPL in the 181 lb class and on the Guam National Weightlifting Team (1986). He has several publications and is currently working on a biomechanics textbook on resistance training exercise specializing in optimizing technique based on somatotype/segmental lengths.
Departmental Chair for the Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology/Professor
Brad Jurica, PsyD
Brad is a former Division I collegiate athlete, international presenter, author, and consultant for elite and professional athletes around the world. He is also a partner in Mental Training Inc., a performance enhancement-based consulting firm that serves as a catalyst for success by providing athletes, executives, and performers the tools and support they need to strengthen their mental skills and find their performance “zone” more often.
Starting in 2002, Brad began pursuing his graduate work in Psychology and Sport Psychology and was fortunate to work alongside many elite, professional and Olympic athletes training in Southern California. After receiving his Master’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2004, Brad began pursuing his doctorate while continuing to mentor athletes on performance enhancement issues. In 2008, Brad joined Mental Training Inc., as their new Vice President and Director of Training. Recently, Brad was appointed as the new departmental chair for the graduate programs in Applied Sport Psychology at Wexford University. His teaching experience is extensive, having taught numerous classes within the fields of Psychology and Sport Psychology over the last decade. Throughout his career, Brad has worked diligently to solidify his reputation as one of the leading performance enhancement consultants in the country. Brad’s personal mission is to educate students on the power of the mind by increasing self-awareness, facilitating cognitive and emotional growth, and being a positive agent for change as he helps each student achieve his/her personal and professional goals. Brad has published several articles in both regional and national publications as well as peer-reviewed journals throughout the country. Currently, he is a member of Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has served in various leadership positions within the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) since 2002.
Those who know Brad know of his love for surfing and all things in the ocean. As a long-time member of the Surfrider Foundation, Brad is an advocate for keeping our beaches and coastal wetlands pollution free. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, skateboarding, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), traveling, and competing in marathons around the country. He spends his free time with his fiancée Dr. Summer Burkman and their two dogs “Sugar” and “Zehn”.
Departmental Chair for the Graduate Programs in Nutrition and Exercise/Professor
Tracy Daly, MS, RD
Tracy has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 1999. With a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education, Tracy serves as Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, Cal State San Marcos, San Diego Community College District, Trident University, and has provided guest lectures to the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego. She was also the consultant Sports Dietitian for the University of San Diego Toreros from 2008-2011. Tracy has been involved in nutrition research at the University of California, San Diego, where she was the research dietitian for the PACE Projects and the CAPRE Study. Tracy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University in Michigan, completed a Dietetic Internship at the Oakland County Public Health Division, and completed a Master of Science degree at the Chicago Medical School in Illinois. Tracy has been the Sports Dietitian for the SDSU Aztecs and the high-risk dietitian for SDSU students for over eight years. On a daily basis, Tracy works with Athletic Trainers, coaching staff, and fitness professionals consulting on various nutritional needs from triathlons to better nutrition for overall health.
Tracy believes strongly in the power of nutrition in health and disease prevention while improving the quality of life through eating fun and healthful foods and the incorporation of physical activity.
Tracy is a registered dietitian who has a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, and received over 900 hours of training in an approved Dietetic Internship through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the American Dietetic Association. Once completing the internship, she passed the National Registration Examination for Dietitians and now receives continuing education yearly in order to remain registration. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the California Dietetic Association, San Diego Area Dietetic Association, Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group, and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).
Charles Foltz, PhD, CSCS
Charles has over 14 years experience in the health and fitness. He is the Vice President of Research and Development at eHealth Screenings and a Senior Project Officer at Hip Hop Public Health. He is the creator of 360 Cardio and partnered with Polar Heart Rate Monitors, the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and Total Health Interactive (THI). In addition, he is a strength and conditioning coach and professional triathlon coach and manager. Charles is currently a faculty member at Wexford University, teaching subjects such as General, Organic and Biochemistry and Advanced Exercise Physiology.
Charles’ education includes a Masters of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology and Doctoral Degree in Interdisciplinary Molecular and Cellular Biology from Tulane University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Molecular Neuroscience from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is earned certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
Adjunct Professor/Admissions Advisor
Mark Teahan, BS
Mark has been active in the health and fitness industry since 1999. After finishing his Bachelors from the University of Utah, Mark set out to make firm the commitment needed to be made to successfully persevere through all career situations in order to constantly evolve, grow and improve. Over time within the industry, Mark was able to see that one of his key strengths went beyond helping other people get healthy, fit and well. Education was a new direction that would allow Mark to stay in the industry
Mark has developed nearly a dozen online learning courses while serving as Director for The Spencer Institute, including our class-leading Certified Wellness Coach program. Mark specializes in creating learning environments that work uniquely for each student. Mark believes that there is always someone reaching for excellence in life and one of Mark’s strengths is that he relates to this pursuit, based on his history. It’s his perspective.
Mark is a Master Instructor for the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer credential and has so far certified more than 1500 PFT graduates since 2007, and he has developed courses certifying over 3000 coaches for The Spencer Institute. With Wexford University, Mark continues to reach out and touch the lives of health and fitness professionals with his insight and experience, paired with his commitment to excellence.
Leslie Musser, MS, CSCS
Leslie has been involved in strength and conditioning for the last 15 years. She was first introduced to the field as a regionally ranked junior tennis player trying to return to top form after an anterior cruciate ligament tear. But weightlifting soon became her passion. Five years later, Leslie became national champion in the 58kg weight category, and over her career she has competed and medaled at the international level, participated in two Olympic Trials, and is currently a California state record holder in the clean and jerk.
After a decade of practical experience in weightlifting and strength training, Leslie was inspired her to pursue a Master of Kinesiology in Exercise Science from California State University, Long Beach. During graduate school, Leslie designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for division-I student athletes and was awarded a research fellowship to study weightlifting biomechanics and physiology for her master’s thesis. Her education also includes a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and teaches in the Kinesiology Department at CSU Long Beach and at UCLA Extension in the Fitness Certificate Program.
Adjunct Professor Mathematics
Dolly Shueh, M.A.
Dolly is currently a full time Math teacher at a High School in Orange County. She began her teaching career as a music instructor and private tutor while attending school at UCLA, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Upon graduation she was recruited as the Director of Music at a middle school in South Los Angeles and later an Orchestra Director at a local high school.
She continued her education at California State University, Los Angeles where she earned her single subject teaching credentials in Mathematics, Music and Computer Concepts. She also completed an MA in Educational Technology and Instructional Design. She later joined Anaheim Union High School District where she has been teaching since 2002. During her tenure at AUHSD, she has taught Choir, Reading, English Language Development, Math, and run Tutorial and Math Labs. In additional to working in traditional settings, she also worked in several programs including Alternative Education, Independent Studies, and Adult Education.
Aside from teaching she has worked in the quality assurance department for an educational software company reviewing content and troubleshooting technical errors. She also worked with corporate trainers in developing materials for professional development programs. Whether it is standing in front of a roomful of students, or developing course materials for independent learning, it is always her most important goal to keep the subject matter meaningful and relevant to her students.
Adjunct Professor Drawing and Painting
Tamara Borrego, M.F.A.
Tamara is an Orange County native, who graduated from Brea-Olinda Highschool. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University, with a double major in Journalism (emphasis in Advertising) and an Art emphasis in Studio Arts.
She has a strong passion for health, fitness, art and education, which prompted her to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach; whereby, she could apply her love for Drawing and Painting. Her thesis, while in graduate school, focused on drawing and painting. In addition, she was asked to accept a graduate assistant’s job in the department, which sparked a new love for teaching.
Consequently, she pursued and received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential plus Secondary Credential in Art, from C.S.U.- Dominquez Hills. Subsequent to receiving her teaching credentials, she has taught in the Paramount Schools and is currently teaching a Preppy Kindergarten class in the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District. Her selection for establishing this new PK class was based on her extensive planning and organizing skills and established performance in a kindergarten class in a minority community, her experiences as a mentor teacher, District trainer, curriculum developer in math and science subjects and computer proficiency – i.e., Powerpoint, Word, Print Shop, and other art/drawing software programs.
In addition to a full-time teaching job, Tamara also spends weekend and summer hours in her own mural painting business for residential and commercial clients. In her spare time, she loves drawing, exercising, surfing, and spending time with her family.