KAYLA SPENCER b. kin, CAT (C)
Kayla grew up in the sport concentrated small town of Pemberton, British Columbia. As a teenager, she played everything from baseball, soccer, snowboarding, volleyball and dragonboat. In those years she was on the National Dragonboat team, and went to Worlds numerous times coming back with victories. Later, she attended the University of Calgary and worked with multiple Dinos Varsity teams, including football. After completing her Athletic Therapy Degree, she worked with the Cowboys Midget and Wildcat Bantam. Throughout the years Kaylas passion for football has increased along side the eagerness to help the athletes that play the game.
Hailing from Montreal Quebec, Jabari started playing football at the age of 7. After some successful seasons in Montreal, Jabari earned a scholarship to the Akron Zips in Ohio. Excelling at that level, Arthur left the program with a degree in exercise physiology, an all american and has 6 school records. He was a free agent pick up for the Kansas city Chiefs. After a short stay in KC Jabari came up to the stamps, where he spent 8 years and winning 2 grey cups. On his path Arthur has trained in various programs in multiple countries and has a strong passion for strength and conditioning
andrew buckley b sc. kin
Andrew started his football career in 2004 with the peewee wildcats and continued with them through midget. He played his high school football at Rundle College, winning back to back Tier 4 provincial championships in 2009 & 2010. From there he was recruited to University of Calgary to play for the Dinos. He finished his Dinos career with 2 Russ Jackson Awards for the most outstanding student athlete/community server in CIS football, along with 2 consecutive Hec Crighton trophies for most outstanding player in CIS, and broke the CIS single season passing record. He graduated in 2016 with a BSc. Kinesiology degree, with plans to pursue medicine following his football career. Andrew was drafted in 2015 by the Calgary Stampeders, where he is currently playing in his rookie season.
TOM KNITTER B. Sc Kin
Prabh grew up playing football with the Calgary Wildcats from atom through midget, playing high school ball with Western Canada High. He has 10 total years of play under his belt winning multiple MVP awards at different levels. He has spent nearly the same number of years training with Taylor and Tom. Prabh recently graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics Degree and is looking to complete the training to become a certified Athletic Therapist back in Calgary.
matt walter b comm
taylor grew up playing football in calgary for the bulldogs, wildcats and later at dr ep scarlett. In 2003, HE was selected to play for Team Alberta, and went on to accept a scholarship at the U of S. after playing in saskatchewan, he transferred back to calgary and played for the u of c dinos. taylor than began coaching with the dinos, starting as their assistant rec. coach than becoming their special teams coordinator. While coaching at U of C, TAYLOR was involved with KING Football. it was during that time he worked with hundreds of players of all levels; rANGING from Atom, High School, junior, CIS, NCAA and CFL.
taylor joined the Calgary stampeders coaching staff for the 2016 season as the assistant special teams coach and IN MARCH OF 2017 TAYLOR WAS NAMED THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH FOR THE CALGARY STAMPEDERS. HIS unique experience as a CIS player, coach, and strength coach for some of the top football players in Canada, has led AND INSPIRED HIM to create the ALFA project.
Matt Walter is a calgary native and spent the majority of his football career within the city as well. Starting from the grass roots level with the Calgary minor colts through the U of C Dinos program then subsequently drafted by the Stampeders where he played 4 seasons and won a grey cup championship in 2014. Matt also played for Team Canada, winning silver in 2011. Matt completed his bachelor of commerce at the haskayne school of business and is pursuing further education within the field of kinesiology. Matt's background in coaching has been shaped from the tutelage of only the best, elite trainers and coaches in the industry allowing him to take the best elements from certain coaches toolboxes and apply them towards one cohesive and effective training platform. Matt prefers to take a business approach to training and demands the highest effort and focus out of his athletes to extract their ultimate potential.
jabari arthur EXcercise PHYS
Katie received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate at Yoga Passage in Calgary, AB. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years.
Katie has a passion for physical and mental wellness, and believes yoga can help bring improved balance, concentration and mindfulness to athletes, and people in general.
Growing up, Katie was involved in various sports including; figure skating – in which she used to compete regularly, snowboarding, skiing and soccer.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking and being outdoors. Katie is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady.
prabh baha bkin.
Katie McKenzie - YTT 200hr.
taylor altilio b. sc kin
Keenan MacDougall bsC phys/pharm
Tom grew up in God's Country, Cochrane Alberta, and began playing football for the Atom Lions. Tom then went on to play for the Cochrane Cobras, winning two provincial championships before being selected to represent team Alberta at the Canada Cup. He continued his career by playing for the Calgary Colts, before transferring to the University of Calgary to play for the Dinos. Tom began his post secondary career in Engineering, but switched into the Kinesiology program and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 2014 . He is currently finishing a Bachelors of Education from the U of C, while working for the Dinos Football Team as an Assistant Coach, Camp Coordinator, and Assistant Strength Coach. Before this Tom worked at Bankers Hall Club as a Personal Trainer, and with KING Football as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Tom has a passion for the outdoors, hunting, as well as the unanimous joy from the implementation of his strength and conditioning programs
Keenan grew up playing many sports in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but went on to play football with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. In 2012, Keenan was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders, where he played from 2012 to 2014. He was a part of the Grey Cup winning Stampeders in 2014, before signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015. He then made a transition from football to bobsleigh in 2016, going on to compete with the Canadian national bobsleigh team on the World Cup level for the 2016/2017 season. Keenan holds a Bachelors Degree in Physiology and Pharmacology, and is currently doing is Masters in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.