PSE COACHES 2017-06-11T19:18:11+00:00

COACHES

Brian MacKenzie

CO-FOUNDER
SPECIALTIES: ALL SPORTS, MOVEMENT, BREATHING

Brian Mackenzie is a human performance and movement specialist. He is the innovator of the endurance, strength and conditioning paradigm. He has studied performance and movement since 2001 with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics & methods, along with heat and cold exposure. He has spent a lot of his time training and understanding in and around the water, and desert. He has participated in Ironman (Canada 2004), and has run the Western States 100 and the Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance runs. He co-authored the books Power Speed Endurance, and The New York Times Best Seller UnBreakable Runner.

Erin Cafaro Mackenzie

CO-FOUNDER
HEAD COACH PSE PRO ROW
SPECIALTIES: STRENGTH+CONDITIONING, ROW, MENTAL TRAINING

A 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in rowing (W8+) from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, Erin has podiumed at every World Championship rowing competition she has ever competed at, accruing a total of 6 World Championships Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals. Erin began her rowing career by walking on to University of California, Berkeley and was part of the 2-time NCAA Championship Cal Women’s Crew in 2005 and 2006. After graduating she became a core member of the USRowing National Team for 6 years helping to contribute to the still-standing 10-year undefeated streak in the US Women’s 8+.

Jason Donaldson

LEAD PSE PRO COACH
HEAD COACH PSE PRO RUN
SPECIALTIES: STRENGTH+CONDITIONING, RUN, TACTICAL, LEO, BALL SPORTS

Jason is a Strength & Conditioning Coach who opened the first CrossFit affiliate in Western Australia in 2007. Jason has worked for Power Speed Endurance since 2011 running things “Down Under” and spent 20 years as a Police Officer. Jason has completed several half marathons and duathlons and played Australian Rules Football at a high level, running an average of 15kms during a game. Jason is passionate about movement and coaching people to perform at their best!

Bryan Diaz

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
COACH PSE RUN
SPECIALTIES: STRENGTH+CONDITIONING, FOOTBALL, RUN

Bryan Diaz is a Texas native with a lifelong passion for sports. He graduated from Trinity University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and went on to get his MBA in 2008 from University of Texas at Antonio. Diaz was an All Conference Safety on the Trinity University (San Antonio) Football Team. He shifted gears after college and started running…long. He competed in 25k, 50 Mile and 100 Mile races. Then in 2008 he started CrossFit and hasn’t turned back. Diaz made it as an individual to the CrossFit South Central Regionals 5 times and won it in 2012. His Regional win earned him a ticket to the 2012 CrossFit Games.
Diaz has been a part of the CrossFit Costa Mesa Team that has competed at CrossFit California Regionals since 2014.

Rob Wilson

HEAD COACH PSE PRO BREATHE
SPECIALTIES: MOVEMENT, BREATHING, MOBILITY, STRENGTH+CONDITIONING, MARTIAL ARTS

Rob Wilson comes from a formal education in manual therapy with 15+ years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. He resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife Thomi where they own and operate CrossFit Virginia Beach. In addition to working with the Power Speed Endurance team Rob is also a member of the world-renowned MobilityWod staff under the direction of Dr. Kelly Starrett. Rob’s main sport background is youth martial arts including Jeet Kune Do (the philosophies of Bruce Lee), Judo, Muay Thai, and Maphiliindo Silat and Kali.

Lindsay Ford

HEAD COACH PSE PRO FUEL
SPECIALTIES: PERFORMANCE NUTRITION, WEIGHT LOSS, WEIGHT GAIN, NUTRIENT TIMING, EATING PSYCHOLOGY

Lindsay Ford is the Registered Dietitian at Tapestry Eating Disorder Program in Brevard, North Carolina. In addition to her role at Tapestry, Lindsay provides nutrition support and education for PSE. She has over nine years practical experience working with individuals primarily in weight loss, eating disorders, endurance specific training and sports including soccer, football, golf, and gymnastics.

Jeff Ford

HEAD COACH PSE PRO TRI
SPECIALTIES: TRIATHLON, RUN, STRENGTH+CONDITIONING

Jeff Ford is the Fitness Director at Skyterra Wellness in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. In addition to his full-time role at SkyTerra, Jeff coaches many PSE athletes to health and personal goals for running and triathlon.  He has over eight years practical experience working with individuals primarily in weight-loss and beginner fitness as well as endurance specific training.

Dr Brian Austin-Hickey

HEAD COACH PSE PRO BIKE
SPECIALITY: BIKE, DUATHLON, PHYSIOLOGY

Dr. Brian Austin-Hickey is a Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Management at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. He is a product of Syracuse University and Notre Dame – Bishop Gibbons High School. In 2008 he was inducted into the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Hall of Fame. As an exercise scientist, his primary focus is the high-intensity/low-volume training paradigm.

Sage Hopkins

HEAD COACH PSE PRO SWIM
SPECIALTIES: SWIM

Sage Hopkins just finished his 12th year as head coach of the San Jose State University Women’s Swimming Team. During his tenure SJSU has become a program with multiple Olympic trialists and nationally ranked swimmers and teams.

Darrel Wang

ASST COACH PSE PRO TACTICAL
SPECIALTIES: TACTICAL, LEO, FIRST RESPONDER

At the ripe age of 19, Darrel enlisted in the United States Air Force. While going through one of the world’s toughest military training pipelines, he discovered a parallel between strength and conditioning and being successful while going through a Special Operations/Special Forces school. Darrel specializes in developing individuals that are interested in becoming the nation’s next generation’s war fighters. With multiple combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Darrel’s knowledge and expertise in knowing what is required from marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen comes straight from personal experience.

Charles Oxley

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING STRATEGY
ASST COACH PSE PRO BREATHE
SPECIALITIES: MOVEMENT, BREATHING

Transitioning from the British music industry Charles has been working as a trainer & coach for the past year and a half before joining the PSE Coaching team. From trekking in the Himalayas to the Sahara desert, cycling across European countries or taking part in numerous endurance based events he has a long standing passion for developing human performance and applying those principles to the wider population.
Lindsay Ford

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Lindsay Ford is the Director of Dietetics at Skyterra Wellness in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. In addition to her full time role at SkyTerra, Lindsay provides nutrition support and education for PSE. She is a contributor to Runjury free, Jeff Ford’s blog devoted to sharing information with endurance athletes. She has over nine years practical experience working with individuals primarily in weight-loss, endurance specific training and sports including soccer, football, golf and gymnastics. 

Lindsay’s passion pushes her every day to inspire individuals to maintain a healthy weight, achieve goals and live a more balance life while training for sports in a PSE structure. She taps into her personal and professional experience to provide foundational and current nutrition guidance. Lindsay is a former Division I collegiate soccer player and 1 x Boston Marathon Qualifier with a lifetime marathon personal record of 3:33 following the PSE model of training.

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