James is our Technical Co-Founder who built the first version of TeamBuildr in 2011. As the manager of our development team and mobile app development, the current and future vision of TeamBuildr lies largely in his hands. With great power comes great responsibility.
Born and raised in Maryland, James enjoys craft beer, cycling and watching football with his wife Becky and their 2 sons, Russell and Tommy.
Hewitt is the co-founder of TeamBuildr overseeing Sales, Marketing & Customer Success. Particularly proud of the temporary fact that TeamBuildr has never had an employee leave yet, Hewitt's passions include employee and workplace happiness, workplace culture and customer relations.
When not helping strength coaches, Hewitt can be found lifting heavy, biking with his dog Bella, skiing with his wife Sarah or golfing with anyone (hit me up!).
Head of Sales
Luke heads sales at TeamBuildr and considers himself a simple man: He sells the best product in the strength and conditioning software market and he's committed to his men's league softball team.
You'll often find him in one of our office sheds showcasing TeamBuildr to strength coaches. He's known for bringing energy to the office, and stellar Smash play with the Ice Climbers. Outside of work, he's probably watching one of the local DC sports teams or playing pickup soccer with his wife Jess.
Brian is a strength and conditioning coach by trade who joined the TeamBuildr team to help make our customers successful through training, support and education.
Based in St. Paul, MN, Brian is a former collegiate football player and decorated sprinter for Concordia University-St. Paul where he obtained his Masters of Science in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Outside of work, Brian enjoys hiking with his wife and his 3 dogs, competing in track and field, and watching the Green Bay Packers, GO PACK GO!
Elvis Guillen is TeamBuildr's front-end developer but is an all-around creative. With more than 8 years experience working with digital media, Elvis has a solid understanding of what it takes to handcraft an awesome user experience.When he's not coding, Elvis is honing his skills as anelectronic musicianandfilm composer.
Josh is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he grew up alongside two sisters, three cats and one dog. He attended Penn State University and received a B.A in History and a minor in Spanish. His love of traveling developed after studying abroad in Barcelona and later returning to Spain to complete the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. From 2017-2019 Josh lived in Taiwan where he studied Mandarin and taught ESL to children. He became interested in coding when he moved to South Philadelphia in March 2020 and consequently enrolled in UPenn’s online coding bootcamp. When Josh is not learning new code, he enjoys spending time with his cat CJ, going hiking, and doing any ocean-based activity. Josh’s latest adventure includes moving to Mexico to improve his Spanish and enjoy as much Mexican food and scuba diving as he possibly can.
Kyle is the latest addition to the TeamBuildr team as a developer. Based in Iowa, Kyle is our sole proud midwesterner. When not coding, Kyle is an avid Olympic weightlifter who has competed 1-2x per year for 3 years now.
Kyle recently adopted a yellow lab puppy named Nina, and loves to go on walks with her and teach her new obedience tricks. Nina has an account on TikTok with almost 50k followers 😂.
Colin is our in-house back-end engineer. When not slinging code in the office, Colin is teaching Vinyasa flow yoga, keeping a low profile from social media and camping/hiking. Colin is currently our in-house COVID-19 export and is referred to as "COVID Colin" as he uses his degree in Public Health to keep us all informed.
In addition to the outdoors, Colin also enjoys gaming indoors and is an above-average Esports athlete.
Thomas joins the Teambuildr team as a back-end software developer. Prior to pivoting to software development, Thomas earned a degree in Exercise Science from UNC-Wilmington. While there Thomas was an All-Conference track and field athlete specializing in the hammer throw.
Now happily retired from track and field, Thomas enjoys taking his road bike out on the weekends to stay active and is an avid cook and baker.
Ryan is based in Baltimore, MD and went to school at the University of Delaware before interning with Univ. of Maryland S&C for a semester. He enjoys training and competing in CrossFit, hanging out with his friends and family. He loves watching the Orioles, Washington Football Team, and WVU Basketball.
Chris is our European Sales rep currently based in Spain. After graduating from GW University as Captain of the tennis team, Chris worked for TeamBuildr in the USA before moving back to Europe where he now heads up sales.
Chris is an avid Chelsea FC fan and is a sharp football player in his own right; he is known as the office cinephile.
West Coast Sales
Evan is our West Coast Sales rep and support specialist covering the "late" time zones including Australia. He rowed for the Crew team at UC Davis, where he received his BS in Exercise Biology, and later received his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at California State University, East Bay. Evan is a strength coach by trade with his last position being with Cal State East Bay.
Evan lives in Rocklin, CA with his wife, Sara, their two children, and their golden retriever, Cody. When he’s not working, Evan enjoys weightlifting with his wife in their home gym, and playing soccer with their kids and Cody at the park.
Grace is a strength and conditioning coach by trade who now leads our marketing team and looks to source educational content for strength coaches.
Based in Fairborn, OH Grace is a former (and decorated) collegiate soccer player for Cedarville University. Outside of work, Grace enjoys hiking, lifting, watching soccer, and spending time with her husband and cat, Luigi. Lastly, she is a big Philly sports fan - Go Birds!
Kristy boasts an extensive background as a strength conditioning coach before transitioning her career into software development.
Kristy played soccer at Stanford University and won the NCAA D1 National Championship her senior year. She then worked as an assistant coach for Boston College Women’s soccer team and then as Director of Operations for Harvard Women’s Soccer Team.
Kristy has recently taken up the sport of pickle ball and has 2 former teammates that play for the US Women’s National Soccer Team (Kelley O’hara and Christen Press); she also has a cat Max who thinks he is a puppy and often goes for walks with Kristy on his little leash.
Brandon is the leader of TeamBuildr's "in-house" performance staff and is responsible for overseeing the development of all of our programming via his extensive, international network of S&C coaches.
His personal training philosophy can be summed up as a holistic approach to preparing athletes which uses various training disciplines to produce a functionally strong and mobile athlete that will be prepared for all aspects of competition.
"The greatest part of the strength and conditioning profession is the variety of different methods that can be employed to elicit a similar response. I have found that may coaches use a variety of different principles when it comes to training. I think the best thing that was as coaches can do is seek out those we feel are at the top of the game and learn from them. Most coaches I have found are more than willing to share information."
Brandon is played Football at East Carolina University and is a National Olympic Weightlifter. When not lifting, Brandon is a self-proclaimed movie buff that goes as often as he can.
Bella is an Aussie-Doodle and her jobs are to keep the office happy and to be a very good girl. Her hobbies include cuddling with her toys, barking at the Amazon delivery guy, long runs (her PR is 8 miles) and suffering from a mild case of separation anxiety.
She welcomes all visitors to the office and will perform any one of her 7 known tricks in exchange for deli meats. Also, she luvs you.
Emily joined TeamBuildr in October 2021 to help Hewitt and James as their executive assistant. Born and raised in Sunnyvale, CA, she went to University of California Santa Cruz where she graduated in 2012 with a degree in Environmental Studies. After getting married, she moved to Tucson, AZ.
Emily enjoys crafting, running, cycling and hanging out with her family. She also enjoys watching hockey and baseball. Go Sharks! Go A’s!
RK is a strength and conditioning coach on our Customer Success team excited to support and educate our customers. RK previously worked in Tactical, Major League Rugby, and spent some time in the Army before moving into full-time coaching.
RK grew up moving around due to his father’s Air Force career but spent a lot of time in Oklahoma and Texas where he developed a love of good barbecue. Currently based in North Carolina, RK enjoys smoking briskets, walking his two corgis with his wife, and getting to the beach for fishing and diving in his free time.
Customer Success Manager
Tyler is our Customer Success Manager. His primary role is to help make our customers successful through training, support and education. Tyler has prior experience in the collegiate athletics setting having spent time with the Strength and Conditioning Program at North Dakota State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Duke and Georgia Southern.
Tyler is originally from Fargo, ND and now resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife (Kelly). In his free time you can catch Tyler doing yard work, house projects, golfing, and spending time outdoors with his wife and puppy.
Clayton joins the TeamBuildr team as Creative Director. Based out of Portland, OR, Clayton has prior creative experience in the collegiate athletics setting having spent time at Baylor University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Outside of work, Clayton is an avid Formula 1 fan (Go George Russell!). He also enjoys outdoor photography, hanging out with family and friends, working out and hiking with his wife, DJ and their dog Tucker.
Teofe is a Strength Coach turned Sport Scientist and Data analyst. Teofe worked 5 years at Yale University starting as an intern and finishing as the Director of Sport Science and Analytics. Now with TeamBuildr, Teofe helps clients with their data collection, management, and interpretation of information using a practical approach from his years of experience running a weight room floor.
Although Teofe lives in Connecticut, he is an avid St. Louis Blues fan. Outside of work, Teofe spends his time with friends, family and working on side projects.
Bennett is a backend software developer for TeamBuildr. Before becoming a software developer, he graduated from Appalachian State University. Being in and around sports his whole life, TeamBuildr was a natural fit combing his passions.During his free time he can be found hiking, biking, or taking road trips with his wife. His favorite sports teams are the Carolina Hurricanes and Panthers.
Before getting into software development, Jake got a degree in Exercise Science and was a CrossFit/Strength and Conditioning coach in Atlanta. In his free time, he likes to cook for his friends and try new, fun restaurants with his wife.
Eddie is originally from Lancashire, England, and now resides in Toronto, Canada. He has a Masters in Sport Science and has spent the last decade coaching. One of his most recent roles was in pro rugby with the Toronto Wolfpack and then as the lead strength coach for Varsity Blues football and volleyball at the University of Toronto. Now, he has transitioned to tech, and can fully enjoy sport purely as a hobby. He is completely obsessed with soccer, which is a requirement when you’re British, and he is also a huge Man Utd fan. When he and his partner, Holly are not eating their way around the city, they love chilling at home with their two cats, Banff and Japser!
Sierra is our front-end mobile developer. While originally from California, she now resides in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. She first became interested in coding after playing VR games and has been programming ever since.
In her free time, she enjoys jogging along the beach or up the mountains, playing finger-style guitar, and reading webtoons. She also has a lykoi or ‘wolf’ cat who is a frequent lap companion in her home office.
Nick lives in Fort Collins, CO after having gone to school at the University of Iowa. He loves traveling with his fiance and spending time in the mountains weather permitting. If he is at home then he is probably on the couch watching football or Netflix with his cats.
Ryan is currently living in Yorba Linda, CA. He has his MS in kinesiology, and has worked with athletes of all levels as a strength and conditioning coach for the last decade. He has recently transitioned into the tech industry, but maintains coaching as a hobby. When not working, he can be found playing video games, keeping up with all things NFL and MMA, working out in his garage gym, or hanging out with his wife and daughter.
Customer Success Manager
Trent spent the early part of his career running a small personal training facility in Baton Rouge, LA. After 6 years of gym ownership, Trent joins our Customer Success Team with a passion for helping other gym owners maximize their services and offerings using TeamBuildr. Fun Fact: Trent is not the only Luecke on our team! His brother Jake is one of our back-end developers.
Trent is originally from Baton Rouge, LA where he lives with his wife (Caty) and 3 year-old son (Truman). In Trent's spare time, you can find him tinkering with his most recent wood-working project or on the golf course. And yes, Trent is better at golf than Jake.
Customer Success Manager
Jeff is a strength and conditioning coach on the Customer Success team working to support and educate our customers. Jeff previously worked in the collegiate setting across multiple sports at Georgia State University, Elon University, James Madison University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jeff grew up in Greensboro, NC and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for school. He now lives in Atlanta, GA and loves working out, reading, and taking his dog Jax for walks.
Assistant Marketing Manager
Rachel started as an intern at Yale University Sports Performance and ended her time there as the Director of Logistics and Operations along with handling strength and conditioning responsibilities. Most recently, she was a Senior Performance Coach at the University of Louisville.
She graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors in Exercise Science, and she remains a loyal and devoted Nittany Lions fan. She is currently pursuing an MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business school.
On the side, she currently helps run a non-profit organization called 40 Staples Strong, bringing resources and support to those affected by brain tumors.
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