Erik Jernstrom

Director of Sports Performance and Fitness

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 Bachelors of Science as well as his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification while at Oregon State. Highly sought after for training by Pro, College, and NW Elite athletes 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. In addition to both coaching athletes and mentoring future coaches, Erik develops, oversees, and implements all training and staff continuing education for both Sports Performance and General Fitness.

Jahnsam "Jay" 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.

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Hashim Hall

Head of Fitness Training

Phone: (503) 320-9713

B.S. (In Progress), USATF-1, Poliquin-1, AED/CPR

A Former Portland area Football and Track standout Hashim Hall attended Central Catholic High School. After graduating he took his talents to Oregon State University where he played Football for the Beavers. Soon after Hashim took his talents as a RB/KR and 100m/Long Jump athlete to Portland State University where he is currently finishing up his bachelor’s degree. Hashim brings 13 years of coaching and training experience in the Track and Field and Fitness realms. He is currently the Co-owner of Step Ur Game Up Track Club, and while the club works to develop all events, Hashim specializes in Sprints, Jumps, and Throws. As a Personal Trainer, Hashim has experience with all age, ability, and fitness levels, but takes a special interest in coaching Bootcamps and General Fitness. He is a big believer that fitness takes many forms including (Health/Well-Being, Nutrition, Weight-Loss, Stress Management, and Strength & Conditioning). Hashim has been married to his lovely wife Sarah and they currently reside in the Portland-Metro area.


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Lauren Kemp

Office Administrator

Email:          Phone: (971) 221-3164


Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Lauren Kemp graduated from Lake Oswego High School where she competed as a four-year varsity cheerleader.  She and her team would bring home a first place OSAA State Championship as well as a second place Nationals Title.  After high school Lauren continued her education at Portland Community College, where she received her A.A.S degree in Fitness Technology.

Following graduation, Lauren completed an internship with EForce Performance where she continues her education as a performance trainer as well as EForce Sports’ office administrator.  Leaning on her experience during summers as a youth camp counselor, as well as her time spent helping to create a Teen Exercise and Move program for the YMCA, Lauren shares her knowledge and experience with every client she works with.  Lauren has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2015 and currently calls Forest Grove home.


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Ryan DePalo



Ryan grew up in the Beaverton area, and attended Southridge High School.  Later Ryan attended the University of Oregon, where he studied and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing while minoring in political science.  Ryan started EForce in his aunt and uncle’s garage in 2012.  Using his experiences as an athlete and knowledge from his education and certifications, Ryan built EForce from the ground up.

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.

Ryan has started a movement with EForce that has expanded beyond general strength and conditioning into the premier Sports Performance facility in the Portland area.  By assembling a qualified and motivated staff around him, Ryan ensured that EForce will continue to provide elite level training to athletes of all ages.

Alex Brink



Alex Brink attended Washington State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the Washington State Honors College.  Born in Eugene, Oregon, Alex began his athletic career playing for Sheldon High School.  One of the top quarterbacks ever to come out of the Northwest, Alex led his high school team to a state title in 2002, throwing for 36 TDs and 3,946 yards (2nd all time.)  Although he continued playing football in after high school, baseball was his first love (all-state player in high school), partially due to his dad playing in college.

Alex went on to set multiple school and PAC-10 records while starting for 4 seasons at Washington State.  He finished his career 3rd all-time in total passing yards within the conference, behind Carson Palmer and Derek Anderson.  Alex then spent two seasons with the Houston Texans as a 7th round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.  He finished the last 5 years of his professional career in the CFL with Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal.

As one of the owners of EForce, Alex works with the staff on business development strategy and manages the company finances.  Alex is also the President of EForce Football, and a mentor and coach for quarterbacks.  Widely regarded as the top quarterback mentor in the Pacific Northwest, Alex is a sough after trainer for quarterbacks preparing for the NFL Draft, college training camps, or high school season.  He is also a member of the prestigious Elite 11 Quarterback coaching staff.