• SiSu(s-sk)
    noun

    Kristen Hamilton MSEd, RD, CSSD, LDN, CHES 

    Kristen currently works at Villanova University as the Coordinator of Nutrition & Fitness Programs in the Office of Health Promotion and as a Sports Nutrition Consultant for the athletic department at the University of Delaware. Additionally, she provides nutrition support for SiSu Systems. A native of Fairfax County, Virginia, she previously worked at Georgetown University and in Brooklyn, NY.

    Kristen received her bachelor's degree in dietetics from James Madison University and completed her master's degree in health education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Kristen is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers University. She is registered dietitian (RD) and board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, as well as licensed as a dietitian in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She also is certified as a health education specialist (CHES).

    Kristen specializes in sports nutrition, adult weight management, food safety, food allergies/intolerances and disordered eating habits.

    She resides in Claymont, DE with her husband, Augie.

     

     

    Mark Highsmith BS, CSCS

    Originally from Arlington, VA, Mark earned his undergraduate degree as a Health Fitness Specialist major from East Carolina University.  Prior to his graduation, Mark fulfilled a college level internship with Georgetown University’s Sports Performance department.  During this time he primarily worked with Football, Field Hockey, and Sailing. 

    Mark is currently interning as a strength & conditioning coach with Georgetown University.  His primary teams are Field Hockey and Men’s & Women’s Tennis.  In addition, he will serve as the head strength & conditioning coach and Sisu Systems Consultant at Maret School in Washington, D.C.  Mark holds the following certifications: CSCS.

     

     

    Mike Hill MA, CSCCa, NSCA/CSCS, NASM

    Mike is currently the Director of Sport Performance at Georgetown University. A native of Fort Dodge, IA, he has previously worked in California as a fitness manager before moving to the Washington, DC area. Mike has worked with Episcopal High School, Potomac High School, Oakcrest Academy, and The Catholic University of America.

    Hill has a bachelor's of arts in health promotions and a minor in coaching from the University of Northern Iowa while also holding a master's degree Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

    As a member of the CSCCa, NSCA, and NASM, Hill currently holds the following certifications: CSCCa, NSCA-CSCS, NSCA-RSCC, NASM-CPT, NASM-CSCC, 24 Hour Fitness CPT, APEX, SAC Level 1, and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross. He also is a Board Member for Body Mechanix Fitness Cooperative out of San Francisco, Calif., and Kosama Complete Body Transformation Fitness Clubs out of Des Moines, Iowa.

    Hill resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Laura.

     

     

    Ben Hoffman MEd., SCCC, CSCS, USAW

    Originally from Houston, TX, Ben received his undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Southwestern University and was a four-year member of the school’s soccer team.  He obtained his Master’s in physical education with an emphasis in motor behavior from the University of Houston. While perusing and after receiving his master’s degree, Ben volunteered as a strength and conditioning coach at Houston, working with a number of different teams.

    Following his time at Houston, Ben went to Valdosta State University under the NSCA Assistantship program. While at VSU, he worked predominately with Women’s Soccer, Football, and Baseball. Most recently Ben was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Webber International University, in Babson Park, FL. At WIU, he acted as the head strength coach for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, and assisted with football.

    Ben is currently a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at Georgetown University and joins SiSu as a consultant. He holds the following certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, and FMS.

     

     

    Augie Maurelli MBA, CSCCa, NSCA/CSCS, USAW-1

    Augie is currently the Associate Director of Athletics for Financial Strategies & Student-Athlete Performance at the University of Delaware. Before obtaining his current role, he was the Assistant Director of Athletics for Strength and Conditioning at UD.

    Maurelli came to Delaware from Georgetown University where he served for seven seasons in the areas of strength, conditioning, performance, student-athlete leadership, and most recently as Assistant Athletics Director for Performance & Leadership.

    Maurelli earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and later earned his MBA in finance from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in 2002.

    Maurelli played four years of varsity football at Johns Hopkins and later served as an assistant strength coach for three years under former Olympian and Olympic Coach Bill Starr. A current University record-holder, Maurelli trained as an Olympic lifter and National Qualifier from 1994-2000 under Starr and continues to promote the sport. From 2000-02, Maurelli oversaw the training of the Georgetown football program while completing his graduate studies.

    In addition to his service at Georgetown, Maurelli has worked at Columbia University and University of Maryland and credits the mentorship of strength & conditioning directors Craig Fitzgerald (Penn State University), Eric Ciano (Buffalo Bills), and Dwight Galt (Vanderbilt) for much of his departmental approach, administration, and overall program implementation. Bill Starr remains his coach, mentor, and friend.

    Maurelli is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). He is also a registered USWF lifter and Club Coach, has been featured in Ironman magazine, and has contributed to the re-publication of The Strongest Shall Survive and Defying Gravity. Maurelli was named the FCS National Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2011 by American Football Quarterly and will receive his Master’s S&C Certification (MSCC) this coming May.

    A native of Buena, NJ, Maurelli is married to Kristen Hamilton. The couple currently resides in Claymont, DE.

     

     

    Christina Orcino, M.S., CF-L1, FMS, USAW

     

    Born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, Christina earned her undergraduate degree from Salisbury University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and obtained a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University. Findings from Christina’s Master’s thesis titled, “The Effects of Circadian Rhythm on Inflammatory Response and Cytokine Levels in Hepatic Macrophages”, have been published in several major scientific journals.

    While serving as a graduate assistant at East Carolina, Christina’s main duties were to conduct and interpret weekly stress tests on the local fire and police departments as well as teach an undergraduate Exercise Physiology lab. She evaluated clients’ current level of fitness and risk factors for disease based upon their body composition, blood work, and physical fitness assessment. Since graduating from East Carolina in 2014, Christina has been very involved at her gym, Blue Crab CrossFit, both as a coach and competitive CrossFit athlete. She also interned as a Performance Training Coach at St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC.

    Currently, Christina is interning as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Georgetown University and is serving as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and SiSu Consultant at Maret School in Washington, DC. Christina holds the following certifications: CF-L1, FMS, USAW, CrossFit Powerlifting and CrossFit Scaling.

     

    Regan Quaal BS, USAW-1

    Born and raised in Gaylord, MI, Regan earned his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Clinical.  Regan worked as a Head Coach during college at Crossfit Lake Effect. Most recently, Regan interned at Western Michigan University with their Olympic Strength and Conditioning Staff during the summer of 2016.  



    Currently, Regan is interning as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Georgetown University and while serving as SiSu Consultant.  Regan is a certified USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.

     

    Tim Teefy MS, CSCCa, NSCA/CSCS

    Tim is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at Temple University. Prior to his arrival at Temple, Tim was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Villanova University and High Point University and spent two years as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at George Mason.

    At George Mason, Teefy was responsible for designing and implementing the strength & conditioning programs for nine of the Patriots' teams: men's and women's track & field, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, softball, women's soccer and men's and women's swimming & diving, as well as assisting in all aspects of the department. He conducted strength and performance assessments and taught proper techniques of various free weight lifts and plyometrics and instructed proper equipment use.

    In addition to his work with George Mason's student-athletes, Teefy was an adjunct faculty member and taught two classes.

    Prior to George Mason, Teefy worked as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Georgetown University. He was responsible for demonstrating and implementing the "Iron Hoyas" philosophy, which included strength, power and explosion, flexibility, speed, agility, core and nutrition. At Georgetown, he worked with football, field hockey, baseball, women's basketball, women's lacrosse, volleyball, softball, women's soccer and the national-champion sailing team.

    Teefy also has experience working as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, and as a speed/strength consultant with SiSu Systems in Washington, DC.

    He earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Sports Management from West Virginia University in 1999 and earned his master's in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in 2008.

     

     

    Dave Terry BS, CSCS

    Born and raised in Southwest Michigan, Dave earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Immediately after graduation from Grand Valley Dave earned his CSCS Certification.

    During college, Dave coached football and competed in both power lifting and most recently bodybuilding. Before coming out east Dave interned as a Strength Coach at Grand Haven High School as well as worked with a weight-loss boot camp.

    During 2013-14, Dave interned as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Georgetown University working with the sailing, field hockey and women’s soccer team and assisting with a few others. He also served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and SiSu Consultant at The Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA.

    Dave is currently the Head Olympic Strength & Conditioning Coach at Georgetown University.