About Us

Our Mission

To be the best in the world at giving golfers longevity in the game. Longevity is defined as being able to play golf at whatever level the golfer deems enjoyable for as long as they wish and requires:

  • Certain physical characteristics
  • A certain level of speed
  • A certain level of skill
  • Certain equipment that matches their skill and physical characteristics
  • Being pain-free

We will do this by:

  1. Using data and research to find the
    most efficient ways to guarantee
    longevity
  2. Delivering our services with the
    convenience of Amazon and service
    level of Augusta.

Our Entrepreneurial Story…

Par4Success started in the back of Chris Finn’s car with nothing more than a treatment table, bands and a dream of providing better service and results to golfers in early 2013.

The first actual facility has become affectionately known as “the shed” and was located at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC. It was opened in late 2013. It was only 20×20, but after renovations, it became more space than we needed especially since it was located directly on the driving range.

A year later we had outgrown “the shed” and moved to Cary and sublet from an Athletic Performance Facility in Cary, Athletic Lab. We had a 20×25 space of our own with a hitting bay and treatment table (and our own bathroom!), our own 5×8 office and were lucky to share the beautiful training space that Mike Young and his team had. Here we were able to start to grow our membership until 12 months later we had outgrown our space and found it time to move to our new 5,000 square foot facility in 2015.

In 2016 & 2018, we were selected to be a featured speaker at the World Golf Fitness Summit, hosted by Titleist. The WGFS is the worlds largest golf performance industry show in the world. We have taught thousands of medical, fitness, and golf professionals about our extensive research.

In 2018, we were selected by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program as a business poised for growth. Chris Finn graduated in spring 2018 as a Babson College graduate, which includes many research platforms and opportunities for continued growth through it’s impressive alumni network.

We attribute our success to believing in doing things differently and challenging the status quo in golf, fitness and health care. We always put our golfers, clients and members ahead of our bottom line and promise to always go above and beyond your expectations when it comes to results and service.

Since 2020, we are honored to be consistently named the Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Trainers in the USA behind Chris Finn and the hard work our entire team has put in to understanding how to help golfers play longer, hit it longer and do it all without pain.

 

From 2016 to 2023 we were in our 5,000 sqft building in Morrisville, NC. Adjacent from the RDU airport.

From our modest 10-member team, these were the years we started to grow a family of over 30 dedicated professionals (and counting!)

2016 to 2023, were also the years we were able to expand our remote private coaching option globally to be able to help golfers in all 50 states and over 23 different countries!

In 2023 we moved into our 11,000 sqft facility, still in Morrisville, NC! We were fortunate enough to build our own stand alone building over double the size of our previous building.

We also rebranded from Par4Success to P4S Golf in 2023 to better reflect the cutting-edge research and innovative solutions we are dedicated to. 

This new evolution will emphasize our commitment to advancing golf performance and pushing the boundaries of what is possible beyond fitness and physical therapy. 

Thank you to all of our amazing staff and members for getting us to where we are today. We look forward to continuing to help golfers all over the world play pain-free golf and get longevity in their game!

Our team

Bobby Prengle

Director of Research

Bobby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who received his degree from nearby Duke University. He grew up in Texas and received his B.A. in Kinesiology and Psychology from Rice University. After graduating from PT school, he spent a year in Jacksonville, FL at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning.

He has spent the past 5 years learning everything possible about his passion, which is allowing golfers to play at their highest level for as long as possible. To that end, he has learned from hundreds of sources and worked with thousands of golfers to match their physical capacities with their golf biomechanics to increase speed, decrease pain, and improve their consistency out on the course.

In his spare time, he enjoys working on his own golf game as well as spending time with his family, especially at the beach.

Alex Jimenez

General Manager

Alex Jimenez is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is also a certified Coach in USA Weightlifting (USAW) and Precision Nutrition (PN1). Alex interned and worked as a Strength Coach at Syracuse University, Lemoyne College, and Athletic Lab under Dr. Mike Young throughout her post graduate years.

Alex is a former collegiate athlete in the sport of basketball, and a NY and NC State state record holder in the sport of Powerlifting. Her competitive background drove her into Strength and Conditioning and wanting to coach at the highest level. 

Through her education and experience she has gotten to work with multiple different populations specializing in strength, power, and nutritional health contributing to performance and overall quality of life.

John Webber

Doctor of Physical Therapy

John is a Doctor of Physical therapy who received his degree from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. He also attended East Carolina University for his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology. John has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy since 2018. He is experienced in the practices of manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise to optimize muscle function and decrease pain. John has been surrounded by sports his whole life and grew up playing baseball, basketball, and football. He has shifted his passion towards improving his and others ability to excel in the world of golf. Outside of work John spends his time with his wife, Kaitlyn and his golden retriever, Cooper. He is a huge NY Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics fan.

Kassidy Fark

Golf Performance Coach

Kassidy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), who earned her Masters in Kinesiology and Bachelors in Exercise Science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies, Kassidy gained strength and conditioning internship experience working with youth, high school, and collegiate athletes, operated as a strength and conditioning coach for Air Force ROTC cadets, and instructed undergraduate students on the topic of exercise physiology. In her last position, Kassidy worked as an Exercise Physiologist and provided individualized consultations, physical fitness assessments, and exercise prescriptions for patients aged 16-70 years old.

Kassidy strives to provide clients with exercise programming that allows them to exceed their goals on the golf course and benefit their overall quality of life. In her time away from coaching and motivating clients, you can find Kassidy playing cornhole (or bags, depending on where you are from!) with her family, reading, or playing frisbee with her fiancé, Zach, and their German Shepherd, Oakley.

Josh Leyes

Director of Coaching

Josh is a Certified Personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (level 2). Josh grew up near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Josh initially connected with Chris Finn during a trip to Par4Success while visiting family in North Carolina.

Josh is excited to be part of the growing team at Par4Success. For the past 2 decades, Josh has been combining his love of fitness and strength training with golf biomechanics in pursuit of better performance. A keen student of the golf swing and an avid golfer himself, Josh thrives on searching for ways to improve his clients’ lives and golf games through better movement.  He is passionate about helping others and sharing his enthusiasm for the game of golf.  

His experience and gifted eye for detail allow him to easily assess anyone’s physical needs and provide expert analysis and effective exercise prescription, regardless of age or fitness level. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids, cooking, and getting 36 holes in whenever he can!

Kassie Kolbeck

Golf Performance Coach

Kassandra Kolbeck is a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM) and coach, who earned her Bachelor of Science as well as her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. As well as having a passion for training and injury prevention, she is also a professional dancer who has performed with large-scale companies such as Black Box Dance Theatre, Black Irish, the Clarice Young Project, and the DASH Ensemble as well as multiple projects in the North Carolina and New York City area including a residency with Amerherst College with their Artificial Intelligence and Arts program, the American Dance Festival, and more.


Kassandra has worked in many different fields of exercise science after graduating including as a Physical Therapy Tech under HannahRose Rucker, a Certified Level One Crossfit Coach, and most importantly as an in-house coach at Par4Success. After moving to New York City she is thrilled to continue working as a virtual coach and continue to help clients reach their goals.

Garret Morris

Golf Performance Coach

My name is Garret Morris and I graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s in Applied Exercise Science from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. My sports performance background comes from a very competitive personal sports career where I held a Massachusetts state record in the 55m and then went on to break several national and world records in powerlifting. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio where I am a sponsored powerlifter out of Westside Barbell. During my time at the University of New England, I wrote several research papers relating to studies that I performed on our hockey team and am now published in a journal of neuroscience. My specialties include injury prevention and care as well as increasing overall power and strength relating not only to golf but life in general.

Megan Guard-Pikulik

Billing Specialist

Megan is a native to North Carolina and loves this area! She is a graduate of Meredith College and is passionate about helping people. After spending 15+ years teaching students with extra needs in the public school system, she transitioned to helping support the team here at Par4Success and our client family.

Megan is often the first face you’ll see in our office and is responsible for scheduling, client communications and generally helping the office run smoothly. In her personal time, Megan enjoys cheering on her kids’ competitive soccer teams, boating on Jordan Lake, socializing over a glass of wine and traveling with her family.

Lauren Finn

Events Coordinator & Virtual Scheduling

Lauren graduated college with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She obtained her teaching license and was a classroom teacher for 5 years. Lauren is able to take her past teaching experience in the classroom and transfer those skills to completing tasks for Par4Success.

Lauren is in charge of organizing Par4Success member events as well as making sure all our virtual clients are getting their monthly coaching calls. She also helps with other daily tasks and in person scheduling to keep Par4Success running smoothly. Lauren loves spending time with her family, teaching English online and cooking.

Jason Peters

Member Success Manager

With over two decades in the health, fitness and nutrition industry, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge in business and sales management, coaching and leadership.
As a Personal Trainer, General Manager and Area Director for area health clubs, Jason honed his skills in assisting individuals to find their path and achieve specific goals. He is a USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach and competed in triathlons for 15 years.

In his spare time, you’ll catch Jason spending time with his loving wife, kids and loyal 4-legged friends, writing and recording music out of his home studio, or working out in his converted home garage-gym.

Nick Coker

Golf Performance Coach

Nick Coker is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Central Florida, where he conducted research related to better understanding and enhancing the responses to resistance training through effective program design, recovery methods, and nutritional supplementation.

Nick is a former competitive powerlifter and is very passionate about finding ways to allow individuals to perform across the lifespan. In his spare time, Nick enjoys getting outside and playing disc golf, lifting weights, and cycling.

Mike Minutillo

Director of Marketing

Mike is a graduate from Florida Atlantic University, majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He was born and raised in south Florida and moved to North Carolina in 2020 with his wife, Kristina. Growing up Mike played roller hockey for 3 years (ice hockey wasn’t too big of a sport in south Florida at the time). Through middle school and high school Mike then did MMA at American Top Team for 4 years. About 2 years into high school is where Mike found his passion for weightlifting and nutrition.

Mike has 4+ years of marketing experience. He also has 2 years of management experience with Amazon. Mike is always looking for a new challenge and trying to expand his skills in his field. Mike is an avid reader and his favorite books cover marketing, business, history, or politics. When Mike isn’t working, weightlifting, reading, or spending time with his wife, you will probably find him playing video games as this has been a hobby of his since he was a child.

Drew Paz

Golf Performance Coach

Drew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who received his Masters in Exercise and Sport Science from Merrimack College while working with Division 1 athletic programs, NHL athletes, youth sports, and adults of all ages. Drew was a strength and conditioning coach at Northeastern University and Boston College, which gave him the opportunity to work with a wide variety of teams from track and field to baseball, to rowing, among many others. Prior to working with Division 1 rowing teams, Drew was a member of the rowing team at the University of Connecticut where he received his Bachelors in Nutrition.
 
Drew found his passion for maximizing human performance and guiding others toward achieving their fitness goals through his experiences as an athlete and an ever-growing desire to learn. His background and studies have led him to prioritize movement proficiency as the foundation for all health and performance-related goals.
 
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Drew currently lives in Salem, MA. In his free time, you can find Drew training for his next marathon, exploring the great food of Boston’s North End, or hiking and camping in national parks across the country.

Cody Rainey

Golf Performance Coach

Cody is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and earned a bachelors in science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified speed and agility coach (CSAC) and certified in Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR- L1).

Cody brings 8 years of experience in personal training and sports performance training. Prior to working at Par4Success, he was a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness, strength and conditioning coach at LASD, and sports performance coach at Blaze Sports Performance. 

Sports were also a big part of Cody’s life and that led him on the path of helping others improve their performance on the court and field. 

 

Scott forsstrom

Golf Performance Coach

My name is Scott Forsstrom and I have been a coach in the health, fitness, and performance industry for almost 7 years. I graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and am currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Prior to Par4Success, I started my career working in New Jersey as both an Adult Fitness Coach and a Sports Performance Coach. Most recently, I worked full time as a Personal Trainer in the city of Boston after my wife and I moved to Massachusetts in November 2021. Throughout my time in these positions, I have worked very closely with both athletes and adults who were training to improve performance in their sport or get back into playing a sport that they love.

I grew up in Orange County, New York just about 90 minutes North of NYC. I love basketball and played up until college, and still watch the Knicks and Giants play every game (even though I’m currently surrounded by Celtics/Patriots fans). Snowboarding is my current number one hobby, and so I’d say that Winter is my favorite season. My wife and I met during the Summer of 2012, and we are currently starting our new life together here in New England which has been an amazing Journey (especially when we finally got to leave New Jersey!).

My background in performance training and understanding of the role health & fitness play in sport has allowed me to improve the quality of my own personal activities and has allowed me to share that knowledge for the benefit of others. When you perform well, you feel great, and I am passionate about getting people to the point.

Will Barlock

Director of Physical Therapy

Will is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and joined the Par4Success team in July of 2020. As part of his graduate program at Springfield College of Springfield, Massachusetts, he took part in a 10-week clinical internship at Par4Success starting in January 2020. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Springfield College, with the most recently received being his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. Will also is credentialed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Will grew up in Portland, ME, where he played several sports, including golf, baseball and hockey. He is a huge Boston sports fan and will always talk sports whenever you want. He has been playing golf since he was 6 years old and enjoys golfing and cooking in his free time.

Growing up, he was a coach at several baseball camps to assist little leaguers in their development of baseball skills. He has a passion for helping people to improve on their physical performance and skills within a sport and wants to continue to do so with the golfers of all ages. He is very excited to work with the golfing population and in one of the best golfing areas in the country!

trevor nation

Golf Performance Coach

Trevor is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and NASM Certified Personal trainer (CPT) who earned his Bachelors of science in Sport and Exercise physiology from Desales university. He’s worked in the private sector of strength training and sports performance for around 5 years, and has worked with a multitude of aspiring athletes and lifters. Trevor specializes in resistance training, powerlifting, plyometrics, speed and agility, as well as corrections training. Growing up Trevor has always been heavily involved with athletics, he was a multisport athlete all throughout highschool, and then went on to compete in the USAPL for powerlifting during his undergrad. Those years are where he built his passion for sports performance and then later on performance coaching. His mission being to help individuals achieve their goals and aspirations within the weight room, and help build the foundation they will bring into the next phase of their athletic journey.

Dave Harpin

Doctor of Physical Therapy

David is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who received his degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Following completion of physical therapy school, he completed a year-long residency in Orthopedics where he then became certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

David is also a proud Nittany Lion, receiving his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University. Through his educational experiences, David has developed a strong background in injury
management, prevention, and treating chronic pain. He is Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certified, and uses a combination of manual therapy with exercise to help people feel at their best. David grew up in Central Massachusetts, living within walking distance of his town’s public golf course. He picked up the game of golf quickly, and developed a passion for the sport from an early age.

David is excited to combine this passion for golf with his skillset as a Physical Therapist to help you reduce or treat your injuries and optimize your body for the demands of the sport.

Beyond his passion for golf, David also played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse throughout high school. Growing up in Central Massachusetts, he is a die-hard Boston sports fan – especially the Patriots and Celtics!

Tyler Shore

Member Success Manager

Tyler joined the Par4Success team after 6 years in summer collegiate baseball as the General Manager of the Battle Creek Battle Jacks. In that role, Tyler gained a reputation for creative and viral ideas as well as being known for his commitment to using fun to make a difference for fans, community partners, players and more. Through his experiences in that role, he developed his skills in sales, customer service, and leadership and is thrilled to use those skills in the golf industry. 
 
Tyler graduated from Olivet Nazarene University where he played 4 years of varsity baseball. He picked up the game of golf when he was a teenager and has been hooked ever since. His current claim to fame are his 3 holes-in-one.  In his spare time, you can catch Tyler in one of three places: on the golf course as often as possible, cheering on his Detroit Lions, Chicago Cubs, or Michigan Wolverines, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Bailey and their dog, Calvin. 

taylor surma

Golf Performance Coach

Taylor graduated from Longwood University in 2019 with a degree in Kinesiology. He holds an NSCA CSCS, Functional Strength, and Short Sprint Certifications. Growing up, he played baseball for 14 years and played golf for his high school for 4 years.


Taylor has had experience working in Division I athletics, Physical Therapy Clinics, and Private Sports Performance gyms. He recently moved back to the East Coast from Denver where he worked with Colorado’s largest travel hockey organization and private clients with sport backgrounds from volleyball to archery.


For the past 6 years, he has spent his free time training in Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. When he’s not in the gym, on the course, cooking, or reading, Taylor is likely continuing his mission to find the best hot wings in the country.

Matt Gaston

Golf Performance Coach

Matt Gaston is a graduate from Slippery Rock University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and is currently completing his Master’s Degree for Clinical
Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, he facilitated multiple strength and aerobic conditioning courses for dozens of students. He worked at Pure Edge Performance Training in Wexford Pennsylvania where he trained athletes of all ages and skill levels, which coupled with his personal experience with performance and strength training, enabled him to personally coach younger athletes in powerlifting, earning multiple state records. He also has experience in coaching bodybuilding. Matt grew up in Indiana Pennsylvania where he played baseball and basketball up until college.

He enjoys strength and hypertrophy training, which has been his passion for the last seven years. This aspect of his life contributed to his desire to pursue a career in improving the health, well-being, and performance of athletes as much as he could. He strives to help everyone unlock their full potential while also improving their quality of life through exercise.

Shannon Hinson

Golf Performance Coach

My name is Shannon Hinson. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Currently, I’m studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Before joining Par4Success, I worked as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for Atrium Health Cardiac Rehabilitation at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. I also collaborated closely with the Executive Health department at Atrium Health. In these roles, I provided individualized consultations and exercise prescriptions to executives and cardiac patients, aiming to enhance their quality of life.

My journey into sports and fitness began early in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I grew up playing various sports, particularly baseball. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC until I moved to Charlotte, NC in 2015. After high school, I ventured into personal training, discovering my passion for the fitness industry. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. Simultaneously, I worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods in their golf pro shop, growing my understanding and love for the game of golf. Today, I’m a passionate golfer, constantly striving to improve my game and eager to help others do the same. I currently reside in Bessemer City, North Carolina (30 minutes outside of Charlotte), with my wonderful girlfriend and our dog, Mocha. Despite the ups and downs, I remain a loyal fan of NC State, the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Carolina Panthers.

I’m thrilled to be part of the P4S Golf team, where I can merge my love for sports with my dedication to physical fitness and helping others achieve their goals and improve their golf game! I look forward to making a positive impact here!

owen martin

Golf Performance Coach

Owen Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Fitness Specialist from East Carolina University, Class of 2021. He completed the Athletic Lab coaching mentorship under Dr. Mike Young and is recognized as a Certified High Performance Coach (CHPC) Level 3. He is currently working on his CSCS and NASM CPT certifications. Owen knows the importance of sports in youth communities. He played football, baseball, and basketball growing up. In high school, Owen shifted his focus to weight training and competitive powerlifting, and competes regularly in local meets. He is well versed in strength and conditioning training and is passionate about using his knowledge and experience to increase individual overall power and strength for anyone he coaches.

Emily Bell

Customer Experience Specialist

Emily graduated from Berry College with her bachelors in Early Childhood Education. While at Berry she was apart of the Women’s Golf Team. After graduation she moved back to Birmingham, Alabama where she started teaching 1st grade. 
 
After teaching for 4 years and earning a Master of Elementary Education she decided to pursue a new career.
 
Emily is recently engaged and moved to North Carolina with her Fiancé Mark and their cat Nash. They love to play golf together on the weekends and look forward to exploring all of the amazing North Carolina courses! 

Wes Tolbert

Golf Performance Coach

Wes is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He comes from Lenoir Rhyne University where he received his Bachelors in Exercise Science. At Lenoir Rhyne, he was able to participate in internships with the Strength and Conditioning staff as well as the Athletic Training team. During this time, he was able to discover a passion for health and wellness.


Outside of the office, Wes continues to practice health and wellness through the sport of CrossFit. Through a variety of local competitions, Wes strives to set goals and achieve them. He is a big proponent of growth and learning how to grow as an athlete. With the knowledge of being an athlete but also a coach, he tries to instill constructive assistance to push anyone in the right direction. 

Chris Mills

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Chris is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who received his degree from Duke University. A South Carolina native, Chris received his B.S. in Health Sciences from Furman University. Additionally, Chris has a passion for sports performance which led him to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Through all of these experiences, Chris has gained a nuanced approach to help golfers play pain free golf at a high level. He also has a deep love for the game of golf and has played since a young age. At the moment, he is chasing a single digit handicap! 
 
In his spare time, you can find Chris at the gym, trying new restaurants in the Triangle area, or with his friends on the course. You may also find him cheering on his beloved Duke Blue Devils, Furman Paladins, and Clemson Tigers. 

Sam Ritner

Golf Performance Coach

Samuel is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who earned his Master’s of Science in Strength and Conditioning from Gardner-Webb University. He also earned his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Gardner-Webb University.  
 
Prior to working for P4S, Samuel played 4 years of Divison I soccer in college. He also gained experience in both the private and collegiate settings of strength and conditioning. He completed an internship with the Gardner-Webb Athletic Performance staff as well as interning and working in the private Sports Performance setting. 
 
When not training others, Samuel has over 12 nieces and nephews and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves spending time in nature, hiking and backpacking, and of course playing any and all sports, especially soccer, golf, spikeball and pickleball. 

Brandon Terrazas

Golf Performance Coach

Brandon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in strength and conditioning. He has worked with athletes of various backgrounds for the past 5 years. He also holds an Olympic Weightlifting certificate (USAW-1). He has been a strength coach intern for the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University of Fullerton (CSUF).

Brandon grew up playing baseball and currently plays sports recreationally including golf, basketball, baseball, football, and surfing. His passion for coaching comes from a genuine desire to help people. His philosophy is to help people move better in the gym, so they can move better in their daily lives, whether for sports or general health. His educational background and coaching experience make him a qualified coach, but he continues to grow and improve each day to help his clients.

Sonia Maldonado

Customer Experience Specialist

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, moved to the United States 10 years. I’ve lived in GA, NY, FL and now Holly Springs, NC since January 2023. I hold a bachelor degree in Business Management and more than 16 years experience in business administration, customer service and sales. I’m a wife, mom of a basket ball player and 2 golfers. My love for golf born in 2019 when my girls started playing the sport competitively. I enjoy cheering on my kids’ tournaments, cooking, baking, traveling with my family and socializing with a margarita or mojito.

Taylor Thackery

Marketing Manager

Taylor was born and raised in Texas and recently moved to North Carolina at the beginning of 2024. She graduated from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a concentration in advertising. After winning a marketing strategy competition in her final semester, she is excited to start her marketing career with Par4Success! 
 
Taylor has been surrounded by golf her whole life and loves to play for fun! Over the years, she played many sports including soccer, volleyball, tennis, softball, basketball, and track. Now, Taylor enjoys cooking, traveling, and skiing. She is also a thrill seeker who has been skydiving, bungee jumping, and parasailing; next on the list: paragliding! 
 

Abby Black

Golf Performance Coach

Abby is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She comes from Meredith College where she graduated with honors and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences concentrating in Health and Wellness. During her time at Meredith, she also competed as a dual sport athlete in soccer and track & field as a thrower. 
 
Prior to joining P4S, she held positions such as intern for Athletic Republic, fitness coach at multiple sports performance gyms in the private sector, and returned to her alma mater post-graduation as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. From her own experiences as an athlete and her time working in the health/sports performance industry, she uses her background and education to provide quality coaching to help others achieve their goals, both in sport and general health.

Ashleigh Dickerson

Client Experience Specialist

Ashleigh, your friendly Client Experience Specialist  with a passion for customer service. With a solid background spanning 14 years, she brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to ensuring smooth operations. Originally hailing from the scenic landscapes of North Carolina, Ashleigh’s journey led her to the vibrant city of Tulsa, where she immersed herself in the local culture for two and a half fulfilling years.

Ashleigh’s professional savvy is complemented by her adventurous spirit. Outside the office, she is an avid hiker and rock climber, finding solace in the great outdoors. Her passion for sports extends to her high school years, where she played varsity golf and soccer for two seasons. Today, she continues to enjoy both sports as a regular pastime.

Off the clock, Ashleigh shares her life with her husband, Devin, a skilled executive chef, and two charming feline companions, Kitana and Reaper. Her love for creativity finds expression through crafting, embroidering and she has a keen eye for discovering treasures in thrift stores.

Aanand Patel

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Aanand is a Doctor of Physical Therapy that graduated from Duke University and completed his B.S in Kinesiology from Michigan State University.  He carries a strong background in sports medicine and performance to reduce risk of injury while improving athletic capacity & potential.  He is dry-needle certified and holds a TPI certification through the Titleist Performance Institute.  While highly skilled in manual therapy techniques and sport-specific training, Aanand combines his passion for rehabilitation and performance into a unique, outcome oriented treatment model.
 
Aanand is also deeply invested in understanding the importance of how the body’s physical abilities play a pivotal role in producing an  efficient golf swing and strives to help golfers reach their maximum fitness potential on and off of the golf course.
 
Aanand originally grew up in Michigan, so he now very much enjoys spending time outside sprint training, swimming, and exploring various restaurants (and golf courses) in the triangle area.  Another one of his hobbies is attending all-things Duke for sporting events like soccer, football & basketball!
 

Ellie Kivell

Golf Performance Coach

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. I attended Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio where I was also a member of the women’s basketball team and received my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science while minoring in Coaching. I have been in the field for 6 years and have been in both the high school sector and private sector working with athletes aged 8 all the way up to the professional level. I grew up playing softball and basketball and realized very early on my love for sports and training through multiple injuries and surgeries.

Once I found the weight room, I knew that was where I wanted to be and where I could help people maximize their potential, remain healthy to stay in their sport, and find longevity in being an athlete. I currently live in the Cincinnati area with my wife and two English Bulldogs. In my spare time you can find me spending time with my family, playing softball, or finding something active to do outside of working out to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Hannah Sundem

Golf Performance Coach

Hannah is a graduate from the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, Minnesota where she was a member of the softball team and received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Health Science.
 
Prior to her joining Par4Success she completed mentorships where she was a student medicine assistant for multiple university sports and strength and conditioning intern for
youth and professional athletes.
 
When Hannah is not coaching you can find her cooking, dominating friends and family in pickleball, golfing and reading.

Jake Keith

Golf Performance Coach

Jacob is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. He earned his Bachelors in Exercise Science from Indiana Wesleyan University while also minoring in Coaching. Jacob grew up just south of Indianapolis, Indiana and had a love for sports and competitive drive at a young age. This led to a scholarship and four years of playing college football. 

With his passion for sports, fitness and coaching, Jacob thrives when it comes to education about strength and health improvement. With his extensive knowledge in kinesiology and biomechanics, Jacob works to help each individual reach their specific short and long-term goals. His experience in working with numerous different populations has led to a well-rounded understanding of individualized fitness and how to accommodate any clientele. 

In his free time, Jacob loves to go hiking in the Smoky Mountains and fishing with his wife, Abbey. They live in Tennessee and value activity and share a passion for fitness. 

Tristan Cook

Golf Performance Coach

My name is Tristan Cook and I have been a strength and conditioning coach for the past 5 years. I graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science in Health and Rehab Sciences and then went on to acquire my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Before Joining Par4Success I worked with a wide range of athletes, from professional baseball players, college athletes, high school athletes, adults, and even younger athletes in elementary school, and teams for multiple high schools  in the Cincinnati area. Through this experience I have learned a great deal about coaching, and learned that my passion is to help athletes of any kind achieve their goals in any way that I can. 
 
I grew up in the Cincinnati area playing almost every sport and eventually focusing on Cross Country/Track, basketball, and Lacrosse. Through these different sports I came to learn that I loved the process of becoming more athletic for each one and that I truly enjoyed practice and the process of getting better more than the actual game. This led me to a desire to become a coach and eventually to becoming a strength and conditioning coach, which allows me to help not only the athletes who may want to achieve the highest level of their sport, but also to help the ones who may just enjoy the process and the game itself like I did. 
 
I enjoy playing games and training to be the best athlete I can be even to this day, attempting to always find others ways to better my performance and bring these new training methods into my coaching. I also enjoy being with my family and activities with them and friends. I love board games and movies as well as taking my daughter to the zoo and just spending any time I can with her and my wife. 

Griffith Pruitt

Golf Performance Coach

Griff is a graduate from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He is a Certified Personal Trainer who is pursuing his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification. His background includes being the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Truett McConnell for 2 years, personal training clients from ages 18-94 for over 3 years and interning under the sports performance staff at the University of North Georgia for a year.

Griff fell in love with sports at a young age while playing as many sports as he could, but he ended up focusing on football and baseball when he got to high school. After High school, he went on and played Division 3 football at Berry College and that is where he first saw the Strength and Conditioning world. He then transferred to the University of North Georgia to follow his desire of training individuals and athletes into becoming the best version of themselves.

Daniel Wright

Golf Performance Coach

Daniel Wright is a Certified Personal Trainer and Golf Fitness Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He earned his BS in Kinesiology from Shenandoah University in 2013 where he played football for four years. Training and working out has always been a passion since high school when the progress in the weight room correlated with progress on the field. Over the last ten years of training Daniel has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients which include a junior Olympic figure skater, elderly clients who just need help standing and walking upstairs, and everything in between. Daniel has been working with Anytime Fitness since 2016 where he managed and did training at several different locations including Virginia, California, and Maryland. Daniel has become an avid golfer over the last 5 years. Sports performance is his passion because it’s great to train groups of people working towards a similar goal. Watching people progress and accomplish things they never thought they could, is very rewarding. We are all here to get a little better each day.

Kaine Boudreau

Golf Performance Coach

Kaine is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a graduate from Kent State University with a bachelors in Exercise Science. He has worked with athletes of all ages and experience levels, from elementary school kids to the professional athletes you see on TV. Since graduating, Kaine has worked as a coach and assistant manager for a strength and conditioning facility in the private sector, as well as a personal trainer working remotely and at his local fitness center. Kaine has been an elite competitive powerlifter for a handful of years, setting multiple state records in multiple weight classes.

In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife, their son, and Chihuahua/Terrier mix dog (Luna). He enjoys being out in nature, going on family walks, and playing disc golf and pickleball. Kaine has a passion for exercise and believes an active lifestyle leads to a healthier and happier life. His goal is to make people fall in love with exercise and to educate them on the importance of moving their body.

Nick Contini

Scheduler

Nick is from just east of Columbus, OH and has a General Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance and a Minor in Economics from Longwood University. At Longwood, he played all four years at the Division 1 golf program and went on to play six years of professional golf. While playing pro golf, he held various positions at courses in Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida.

Through seeking a solution to a wrist injury that had hindered his performance he found P4S. With the help from their skilled coaches he was able to get back to playing tournaments pain free and was able to gain significant yardage and strength.

While not playing golf, he enjoys spending time outside with his wife, Jenni, and dog, Linguine. He also loves cooking and trying new cuisines from around the world. Nick is eager to bring golfers the same success he had working with P4S and is thrilled to be a part of the team!

Matthew Anderson

Golf Performance Coach

Matt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and attended Metropolitan State University of Denver where he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in nutrition. He has been in the personal training and sports performance field for the past seven years and has worked with a wide variety of individuals from baseball players to endurance athletes to people simply wanting to feel better in everyday life.

Matt comes from an athletic background including a life filled with skateboarding and the bumps and bruises that come along with it. This is where he learned the importance of training to build strength, increase resilience, and promote longevity. His goal is to help each individual discover the benefits of a quality training program and maximize their true potential.

He currently resides in Denver, Colorado. In Matt’s free time, he likes to cycle, golf, and enjoy all the hiking and fly fishing that Colorado has to offer.

Zach Johnson

Golf Performance Coach

Zach is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He brings several years of experience in the field of strength and conditioning with him to the P4S team. He graduated from Defiance College with a degree in Exercise Science where he was a catcher on the baseball team. He has completed internships at the University of Findlay as well as Kenyon College. His previous stops include Mount Marty University in Yankton, SD where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach as well as a strength and performance coach at The Vault Gym in central OH. Zach is excited to join the P4S team and help golfers achieve their goals on and off the course.

In his free time Zach likes to work on his golf game, watch the Chicago Cubs hopefully win another World Series title in the next 100 years and spend time with his girlfriend and their two dogs.

Chloe Burdon

Golf Performance Coach

Chloe, originally from Sevenoaks, England, has a rich background in golf and fitness. Before moving to the U.S. for college, she was a dedicated member of the England golf team, benefiting from top-notch coaching and strength and conditioning programs. At Tampa University, she played for the women’s golf team while studying Human Performance with an Exercise Science concentration and minoring in psychology. 

Chloe is passionate about health and fitness, loves spending time in the gym, enjoys sunset walks, regularly attends spin classes, and has a passion for cooking.

Chris Finn

Founder, CEO

Chris is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional, Certified Precision Nutrition Coach and a Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional.

He has grown Par4Success from the back of his car into a Golf Performance and Direct Pay Physical Therapy industry leader. He and his team work with golfers of all abilities and ages to swing faster, play better and hurt less.

Chris is honored to be a multiple time World Golf Fitness Summit Presenter and contributes to numerous media outlets including numerous Podcasts, PGA Tour Sirius XM Radio, The Titleist Performance Institute, Simplifaster.com, Junior Golf Magazine and GolfWRX, is published in peer reviewed Sports Health Journal, and enjoys continually challenging the status quo to improving outcomes for all active individuals.

 

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