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New staff appointments

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Ellie Spain

Ellie Spain

ALTIS Director of Education

We are proud to introduce three new staff members of our Integrated Support Team; a framework which has been structured to prepare Athletes and Coaches to operate at the highest level, whilst advancing our reputation as the premier Track & Field Training Center in the world.

Nick Porterfield – Chiropractor and Manual Therapy Specialist

Dr. Porterfield has been appointed as our Chiropractor and Manual Therapy specialist. We are proud to welcome him as a key player in the delivery of our hallmark trackside manual therapy for athletes. Commenting on his new position, Nick applauded the working atmosphere at the Center in Phoenix: “Working with Altis has been fun and inspiring and it is great to be in an environment where the communication between the coaches, therapy staff, and athletes is very clear and everyone is on the same page.” Likewise, John Godina, Founder and owner of Altis is delighted with the appointment: “Dr. Porterfield has blended seamlessly into our therapy team and we are happy to have his talented hands helping the world’s best athletes stay on track at Altis.”

Ellie Spain – Communications Manager

As Communications Manager Ellie Spain will help to ensure that the excellence of our athletes and the Altis is promoted as it deserves. Head Throws Coach, John Godina commended the addition of Ellie to Altis staff structure: “With all of our current activity and growth, we are thrilled to have a staff member strictly dedicated to informing the public of exciting news and events, and couldn’t think of a person more qualified than Ellie Spain for this relentlessly expanding job.” The former British Champion in Pole Vault is likewise “delighted to be part of the Altis family and excited to have the opportunity to support the promotion of an exceptionally driven and talented team of people.”

Twitter: @ellievault

Jerod Carnahan – Intern Massage Therapist

As our Intern Therapist, Jerod will be contributing to athlete health and maintenance. He will spend the next 6 months with the group track-side whilst apprenticing under Dan Pfaff, Stuart McMillan and Nick Porterfield as part of Altis’ elite therapy team. Jerod expressed his delight with the appointment: “Doing trackside therapy is really brilliant, the track and the training facility are top notch … and working with Altis is giving me the ability to learn under amazing coaches and therapists.” The Altis Coaching Team likewise praised the appointment: “Jerod’s enthusiasm for learning Altis methods and his high-energy support of the athletes and coaches above and beyond his massage therapy duties makes him a key support to our athletes.”

Twitter: @Jcarnahanlmt

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