NSCA’s Southwest Region

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  • NSCA’s Southwest Region
    NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Southwest Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Southwest Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.
  • States/Provinces in this Region: California, Nevada, and Hawaii

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

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    Southwest Regional Coordinator: Matthew Hank, MS, CSCS, RSCC
    Contact: mattehank@gmail.com
      

    Matt Hank S CAMatt Hank received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and California State University – Northridge, respectively. Currently, he works as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Kinesiology Instructor at Santa Monica College. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) and has a passion for sports performance.

    Watch welcome videos from the Regional Coordinators here.  

    California (Northern)
    State Director: Victor Brankovich, CSCS, RSCC
    Contact: vbrankovich@menlo.edu

    Victor BrankovichVictor Brankovich received his Bachelor’s degree from Menlo College in Sports Management. Currently, he works as the Director of Sports Performance at Menlo College. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® (RSCC).Brankovich’s passions are helping younger strength and conditioning coaches through a mentorship program, and also sports performance recovery and monitoring techniques.

    California (Southern)
    State Director: Whitney Leyva, MS, CSCS
    Contact: whitleyva@gmail.com

    Whitney LeyvaWhitney Leyva earned her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning at California State University, Fullerton.  Leyva currently works as part-time faculty at CSUF teaching strength and conditioning and practice of personal training.

     

    Hawaii
    State Director: Michelle Thompson, PhD, CSCS
    Contact: mat.cpt@gmail.com

    Michelle Rathke HIMichelle Thompson received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Troy University, dual Master’s degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from San Diego State University, and her PhD in Nutrition at the University of Hawaii. Thompson holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is the NSCA Hawaii State Director. She has been working in the strength and conditioning field since her time at Troy University as a student strength and conditioning coach. Thompson's passion is to help advance the science of nutrition and exercise physiology for athletes.

    Nevada
    State Director: Doug Sheppard, NSCA-CPT
    Contact:  doug@janddfitness.com

    Doug SheppardDoug Sheppard is currently a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council of Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also certified as a Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) instructor. Sheppard owns and operates J & D Fitness Personal Training Studio in Las Vegas, NV.