NSCA’s Northwest Region
  • NSCA’s Northwest Region
    NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state and provincial level. NSCA’s Northwest Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state and provincial directors. Members in the Northwest Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.
  • States/Provinces in this Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan

    Upcoming Events: The NSCA hosts state, regional, and provincial events throughout the year - Learn More!

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    Northwest Regional Coordinator: Catherine King, MSc, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

    Catherine KingCatherine King has worked in the fitness industry since 2003. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Science – Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh. Currently, Catherine operates a personal training business and is an instructor for a personal training diploma program. 


    State Director: Vacant - Contact Heather Wood (heather.wood@nsca.com) to find how you can lead as an NSCA State Director!  

    State Director: Dana Jaconi, CSCS
    Contact: danamjaconi@gmail.com

    Dana Jaconi 1Dana Jaconi is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) with a focus on youth athletics and the proper education in physical education programs. Her coaching career spans three decades in figure skating, power skating, off-ice conditioning for figure skating and hockey, and overall fitness of both youth and adults. Her passion is the advancement of research in athletes with autoimmune spondyloarthritis.

    State Director: Mark Johnston, CSCS
    Contact: mjohnston3@billingsclinic.org

    Mark JohnstonMark Johnston is a 4th generation Montanan who lives in Billings, MT. He is starting his 6th year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Billings West High School. Johnston is employed at Billings Clinic and is the lead instructor for the SST-Elite athletic enhancement programs. Johnston has worked with athletes in Billings and surrounding areas since 2003.


    State Director: Cisco Reyes, PhD, CSCS
    Contact: cisrey3@gmail.com

    Cisco ReyesCisco Reyes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Concordia University, where he teaches Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Prescription and Programming, and High-Performance Training. He has published several research articles pertaining to sports performance enhancement and annually presents his lab’s research at the NSCA National Conference.

    State Director: Ryan Hite, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
    Contact: ryan@hiteperformance.com

    Bio coming soon!

    State Director: Rob Shaul, CSCS
    Contact: rob@mtntactical.com

    Rob ShaulRob Shaul is a Wyoming native and founder of the Mountain Tactical Institute (MTI) in Jackson, WY. MTI is a training/research facility which specializes in day-to-day, and mission-specific programming for tactical professionals (e.g., military, law enforcement, Fire/Rescue) and professional mountain athletes (e.g., guides, skiers, climbers, alpinists). Shaul has worked with athletes ranging from Wildland Firefighters, to Special Forces, to Olympic ski racers. In 2016, Men’s Health named MTI one of the Top Gyms in America.

    State Director: Jeff Aker, MEd, CSCS
    Contact:  jeffakerfitness@icloud.com

    Jeff AkerJeff Aker is a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach based in Calgary, Alberta.  He is currently in his fifth season as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the University of Calgary Men’s Baseball Program. Aker also serves as an instructor for a Personal Training Diploma program and will be finishing a Master of Education degree in Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria in spring 2017.

    British Columbia
    State Director: Cody Low, MSc, CSCS

    Bio coming soon!   

    State Director: Hayley Legg, MS, CSCS
    Contact: hayley_legg@hotmail.com

    Hayley LeggHayley Legg is a strength and conditioning coach and consultant in Saskatoon. She has worked with a range of athletes and clients in Canada and the United Kingdom. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on upper body strength capacity in an ageing population. In addition, she is a lecturer at St Mary’s University in London, contributing to the strength and conditioning science and sport science degree programs.