NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Region

NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Rocky Mountain Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.

States in this Region: 

New Mexico

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Rocky Mountain Region

Regional Coordinator: Rachel Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
Contact: rmlarson11@gmail.com

Rachel Larson is an Instructor in the Exercise and Wellness department at Arizona State University. Larson teaches theory and practice of strength and conditioning courses, muscular strength and leadership, and management. Larson has been involved in the field of strength and conditioning for over 12 years and she has coached a myriad of athletes over this time. For the past few years, she has focused on her work with local fire academies, USA Rugby HSAAs (U16-U18), Tempe Rugby Club, and Eagle Impact Rugby Academy. In addition, Larson has presented both locally and internationally on muscular strength and rugby strength and conditioning.

Rocky Mountain Regional Leadership


State Director: Craig Nolan, MA, CSCS
Contact: nolescj@yahoo.com

Craig Nolan is a Professor in the Exercise Science department at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ and the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. He earned a Bachelor's degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a Master's degree at the University of San Francisco. His areas of interest include optimizing sports performance and evidence-based practice of resistance training program design.


State Director: Dan Hutchison, MS, CSCS
Contact: jupiterspeed@yahoo.com

Dan Hutchison is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and consults for numerous sports science organizations. He previously spent 10 years directing the Ultimate Speed, Inc. Sports Performance program, based in Jupiter, FL. With a background in exercise physiology, Hutchinson holds certifications through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, the NATA as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and through USA Track and Field as a Level 1 coach.

New Mexico 

State Director: Lawrence Herrera, CSCS*D 
Contact: lawrenceherrera33@gmail.com

Lawrence Herrera is the Founder and Director of Human Performance for LH Performance. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®(CSCS®) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Herrera currently serves as the New Mexico State Director for the NSCA. He has helped thousands of recreational and professional athletes achieve their goals since 2003. He consults for Nike, one of the largest sports and fitness companies in the world. In 2017, Herrera was nominated for Trainer of the Year at the World MMA Awards. He holds an undergraduate degree in exercise science and is currently working on his Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico.


State Director: Cody Lockling, MS, CSCS, USAW, USATF
Contact: codylockling@gmail.com

Cody Lockling is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Utah, where he is responsible for the athletic development of the Women’s Soccer, Softball, and Men’s Golf programs. In addition to his role in the physical training of the above mentioned sports programs, Cody serves as Internship Director for Olympic Sports. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology through the University of Utah

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