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Erik Jernstrom - Director of Sports Performance

Email:          Phone: (503) 528-6345


A native to the Portland area, Erik graduated from Canby High School and continued his education and athletic career at Southern Oregon University where he played football.  After transferring to Oregon State, Erik joined the OSU Sports Performance staff where he worked with several sports including: football, basketball, wrestling, softball, soccer, gymnastics, and crew.  Along with coaching, Erik competed in Olympic Weightlifting earning and maintaining National Level status for multiple years.  Erik obtained his Bachelor's of Science as well as his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) license while at Oregon State.  Erik's training philosophy takes a holistic approach to athlete development, enhancing biological qualities to the necessary levels for an athlete's specific sport(s), while simultaneously reducing the chance of injury. Erik is also the Internship Coordinator for EForce, helping future coaches gain vital practical experience and knowledge needed to excel in the world of fitness and sports performance coaching.   

Jahnsam Richardson - Head Sports Performance Coach

Email:          Phone: (541) 760-8583


From Corvallis, Oregon, Jahnsam became passionate about training while he played football at Corvallis High School.  He continued his football career in the National Nineman Football League, where he was a first team all-league wide receiver.  Jahnsam also spent a season as a wide receiver and defensive back coach in the NNFL.  While in the NNFL, Jahnsam attended Oregon State University and studied Exercise and Sports Science.  He earned his Bachelor's degree in 2015.  Jahnsam is also an ADAPT Level 3 certified personal trainer and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He continues to pursue his passion with exercise and sports by coaching up and coming athletes from the Pacific Northwest. Jahnsam is also the Assistant Internship Coordinator for EForce, helping future coaches gain vital practical experience and knowledge needed to excel in the world of fitness and sports performance coaching.

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Kris Briggs - Performance Coach

After graduating from Southridge High School in Beaverton where he was a standout basketball player, Kris continued his athletic career by playing basketball for Portland Community College, earning 2nd team all-league following his freshman year. Kris went on to play both at Western Montana as well as two season in the IBL.  Using his love for both sports and teaching, Kris now focuses on helping young athletes develop to reach their goals and learn life skills that extend beyond the athletic arena.


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Ryan DePalo - Owner

As a four-year letter winner in the University of Oregon, Ryan transitioned from the roll of walk-on to starting safety under scholarship before tearing his ACL prior to his senior season in 2007.  Just 18 weeks after surgery and intensive therapy, Ryan was able to return in a reserve role during his senior season.  Earning a scholarship after his freshman season, Ryan continually impressed on the field as he served as a special teams captain during his sophomore and junior seasons and was named a team game-day captain twice.

Excelling in the classroom in addition to his performance on the field, Ryan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing while minoring in political science. Widely regarded as one of the top trainers and coaches in the Northwest, Ryan has combined both his education along with certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine to develop workouts that increase speed, agility, balance, & core strength while mentoring young athletes in hopes of helping them reach their full potential both on and off the athletic field.

Alex Brink

One of the top quarterbacks ever to come out of the Northwest. Brink led Sheldon HS (Eugene, OR) to a state title in 2002, throwing for 36 TDs and 3,946 yards (2nd all time.)

Alex went on to set multiple school and PAC-10 records while starting for 4 seasons at Washington State. He finished 3rd all time in total passing yards within the conference, behind Carson Palmer and Derek Anderson.

Brink spent two seasons with the Houston Texans as a 7th round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. He also spent 5 years in the CFL with Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.