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Our Team

Welcome to Barton Performance by ALTIS, a staff dedicated to helping you find your excellence. Training with our staff you will be working with world-renown coaches, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. Odds are you will see your coaches out on the hill or next to you in a race.

Nick Ward

Barton Performance by ALTIS Sports Performance Director ·

Education: Graduate Masters Degree in Kinesiology / Exercise Physiology (M.Kin.), University of Calgary. Honors Bachelors Degree in Sport Studies (BA. (Hons.), University of Northumbria.


Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)


I am a specialist in being a generalist. My opportunities have led me to work with a wide variety of sports, abilities and ages.


Personal – history

Professional – understanding the growing paradox between who we are (intelligence, emotions, self) and what we are (genetics, DNA) and how this impacts how coachable and trainable athletes (people) are.

Dynamic systems theory and its relation to coaching movement

Fitness Motto/Philosophy:

‘Gnothi Seauton’ – Know thyself

‘Train well – eat well – restore well: now go and play!’

How you got started:

Passionate to coach and on the learning process since I was 15. As I wasn’t going to be good enough to be a full-time professional soccer player, I found the next best way to be involved in sport was through becoming a sport scientist which then led to strength and conditioning and performance coaching.

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Ryan Carr

Performance and Wellness Coordinator ·

Education: B.S Exercise Science, University of Hartford.   M.A. Sport Psychology, Seton Hall University.


Certifications: Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association- Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCA-SCCC), National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), Association for Applied Sport Psychology-Certified Mental Performance Consultant (AASP-CMPC), United States Weightlifting – Sport Performance Certification (USAW), National Academy of Sports Medicine- Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES), Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Certified (FMS Level 2), Titleist Professional Institute Certified (TPI), CPR/First Aid.


Specialties: Performance preparation for life and sport, mental strategies to maximize oneself,  injury prevention strategies, team coordination and dynamics, physical and mental recovery from injury.


Interests: Nature, hiking, biking, surfing, snowboarding, motorcycling, time with family


Fitness Motto/Philosophy: Focus on the process and the outcomes will take care of itself.


How you got started: I began my journey at a young age, playing multiple sports including soccer, baseball, surfing, snowboarding, golf, and bmx bike riding.  At the age of 14, I began to develop a strong interest in soccer and earned an athletic scholarship to play at the University of Hartford as a goalkeeper.  It was there that I met our strength and conditioning coach.  I immediately knew this was the profession I would pursue.  Following college, I interned and was employed at the University of Hartford as a strength & conditioning coach as well as an assistant soccer coach.  After Hartford, I went on to a career in the sports performance industry at Princeton University, Iona College, and Seton Hall University.  

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Cade Jones

ALTIS Performance Coach ·


M.S. Health and Human Performance


CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)


Athletic Development, Health, and Wellness



All things physical Preparation.

Family, friends, the great outdoors.

Fitness Motto/Philosophy:

Educate and empower healthy individuals to reach their performance goals.

How you got started:

Former athlete, undergraduate internship and the rest is history!

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Kyler Crouse

Barton Performance by ALTIS Coach ·

Caroline Barichievich

Physical Therapy Supervisor ·

Michelle Appelle

Physical Therapist ·

Angela "Angie" Hagenah

Physical Therapy Assistant ·

Jennifer Trew

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist ·


BS in Nutrition from Penn State University; Dietetic internship and post-graduate courses in Nutrition at Mississippi State University; Personal training certificate from LTCC


RD/N Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; PN level 1 Certified; ACSM certified personal trainer




Running, hiking, traveling, cooking

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