Coaches

We are fortunate to have access to the expertise of coaches with years of experience in exercise physiology, therapy and medicine. They are volunteers and unable to provide personal “medical care” in the Run Camp setting, but each knows the appropriate boundaries for this setting and will provide as much helpful information as is practicable under the circumstances. You may meet with our Camp coaches individually or ask questions through your Team Leader.

Borgess Orthopedics, with Dr. Tom Goodwin and Dr. Mary Vajgrt, is open Monday—Friday from 8am – 5pm for individualized diagnosis and care. For appointments within 48 hours, contact (269) 343-1535. Please visit www.bonejoint.borgess.com.

Amanda Borieo

Amanda Borieo

Physical Therapist

Amanda is a Physical Therapist on the Sports Medicine Team at Ascension Borgess Health Club.

Tom Goodwin

Tom Goodwin

Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Tom Goodwin is a Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Ascension Borgess Orthopedics He is an avid runner, and has coached at Run Camp for several years.

Emily Hirschman

Emily Hirschman

Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer

Emily Hirschman is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Her work at Run Camp will focus on answering campers’ questions about the role of diet in their running and general health improvement.

Mark Hollings

Mark Hollings

Physical Therapist

Mark Hollings is a Physical Therapist who works in outpatient physical therapy for Ascension Borgess Health Club, is on the sports physical therapy team, and specializes in treatment of foot pain and injuries. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Brett Lark

Brett Lark

Board Certified Physical Therapist

Brett is a Board Certified Physical Therapist on the Sports Team at the Ascension Borgess Health Club. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to Borgess, Brett worked with athletes at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in the Chicagoland area.

Rob Lillie

Rob Lillie

Personal Trainer for Lillie Training & Inspiration

Rob Lillie is a personal trainer for Lillie Training & Inspiration in Kalamazoo. He has a degree in Exercise Science and experience working as a personal trainer and running coach.

Jason Nicolai

Jason Nicolai

Diabetes Dietitian

Jason is a registered dietitian at Ascension Borgess Health Club, diabetes educator with masters in exercise science, marathon coach for leukemia and lymphoma society and 4 year assistant cross country coach at Kalamazoo College.

Chad VanDerwall

Chad VanDerwall

Performance Coach

Chad VanDerwall is a Performance Coach with the Ascension Borgess Athletic Program. He has a degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Maria Swiftfoot (Swifty)

Maria Swiftfoot (Swifty)

Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Swifty is our Spirit Coach to help runners with individual needs.

Alyssa Yuill

Alyssa Yuill

Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Alyssa is a Physical Therapist on the Sports Medicine Team at the Ascension Borgess Health Club.