Christopher Finn – Director of Sport Performance
Chris is the founder of Par4Success and a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional and trained to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling in North Carolina. He is regarded as the premier Golf Fitness, Performance & Medical Expert in North Carolina.
In addition to his passion for golf, Chris’ first passion was basketball. He played his collegiate basketball at Springfield College in Massachusetts while completing his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and was heavily involved in the strength and conditioning program for the team. He is excited to bring his passion for training basketball players to the Triangle while educating them on smart training and injury prevention.
Since starting Par4Success in 2011, Chris has and continues to work with Touring Professionals, elite level juniors & amateurs as well as weekend warriors. He has contributed to numerous media outlets, is a published author, a consultant and presents all over the state on topics such as Junior Golf Athletic Development, Injury Prevention and Power/Speed improvement for golfers. He also publishes new content on a regular basis for PT Strength Coach on the latest happenings in rehab and sport performance.
Ted Graham – Physical Therapist
Ted Graham is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and earned his degree from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA after earning his BS in Kinesiology at Cal State University East Bay. Ted has joined Par4Success to marry his two passions: improving people’s functional movement and the game of golf. He has expanded his skill set to excel in these two areas with certifications in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA Level 2), Functional Range Release (Upper Extremity), and the Titleist Performance Institute (Medical Professional).
Ted firmly believes in the construct of lifelong learning and the importance of continuous improvement in all facets of life, including the way that your body moves. As a youth, he participated in competitive baseball, basketball, soccer and tennis. As an adult, he has found a passion for golf and improving the body’s functional mobility to maximize performance and allow individuals to continue playing for as long as they desire.
Having relocated from California in 2015, Ted enjoys exploring the natural bounty that North Carolina has to offer with his family on the weekends, watching the spectacular weather roll through during the rainy season, and exploring the many magnificent golf courses here in the Carolinas.
Scott Knox – Performance Coach
Scott is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weight Lifting Sports Performance Coach and graduated from UNC-CH in 2010 with a degree in Exercise & Sport Science. He has worked with the basketball programs at UNC – Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University over the past years and is passionate about improving competitive athletes.
Scott is originally from Kannapolis, NC, but has been a resident of Chapel Hill for the last 10 years including 4 years at UNC-CH. In addition to his work in the collegiate setting, Scott has worked at corporate fitness facilities including IBM and CREE.
Scott’s athletic background includes both recreational and competitive basketball, as well as two international tours with USA Team Handball in Lübeck, Germany in 2009 and Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2012.
Teri Stern – Director of Operations
Teri brings many years of experience in finance, education, marketing, and event planning. After a career in the financial sector, Teri focused her efforts on working and volunteering in the public school system. Her diverse set of skills keeps the office running smoothly, allowing the coaches and physical therapists to focus on the athletes.
When Teri isn’t organizing the office, she enjoys exploring her creative side with textile and clothing design. Her favorite outdoor activity is anything near or in the water, especially the beach.