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 to other professionals in this area at local and regional events as well as on Facebook.

States in this Region: 


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The Southwest Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.

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Southwest Regional Leadership

Southwest Region

Regional Coordinator: Whitney Leyva, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Contact:  whitleyva@gmail.com

Bio coming soon!

California (Northern) 

State Director: Jess Sayo, MS, CSCS
Contact: jchristiansayo@gmail.com

Jess Sayo earned his Master's degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology from San Jose State University. He is a Sports Performance Coach for Menlo College, Menlo-Atherton High School, and the Owner/CEO of JCS Training Lab, all based in Atherton, CA. He is passionate about improving athletic performance across all ages, sports, and activities, while promoting the field of sports performance and coaching. 

California (Southern) 

State Director: Antonio Squillante, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Contact: anto.squillante@gmail.com

Bio to come soon!


State Director: Donald Pump, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC,*D
Contact: dpump@hawaii.edu

Donald Pump has been an active member of the human performance industry for over two decades. Most recently, he has worked within performance athletics at the high school and professional levels. Pump has spoken at numerous professional events and his Performance Internship is a NSCA CEU provider. He an executive founding member of the NSCA Combat Sports Special Interest Group as well as the Hawaii State Director. His work with professional fighters has incorporated a multidisciplinary approach to performance coaching through a balance of performance psychology and exercise science. Pump holds an MS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a BS in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University. He has also served in the academic community as a kinesiology instructor at the high school level and as an anatomy and physiology instructor at the University of Hawaii.


State Director: Leo Lozano, MS, CSCS
Contact:  wt.coach.leo@gmail.com 

Leo Lozano received two Bachelor's degrees, one in Exercise Science and one in Sports Psychology, from California State University, Long Beach. He also holds a Master's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a full-time lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences at UNLV, and a sports performance coach working with youth and college athletes in the private sector.

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