Jeremiah Knopp (Co-Founder)
Jeremiah is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Certified Sports Nutritionist. He has been in the sports supplement and fitness industry for over 8 years. Jeremiah has written many sports nutrition articles for national magazines.
Jeremiah is currently working on his Youth Fitness Certification from ISSA ( International Sports Science Association and his Strength & Conditioning Certification from NSCA National Strength & Conditioning Association
Mike Hanik, MEd (Co-Founder)
Vice President Currculum Development
Mike is originally from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Mike played a number of sports growing up. As a teenager, Mike was involved in competitive swimming, select team soccer, and basketball. He went on to play college basketball at Trinity Western University and then Simon Fraser University. While in university, Mike got involved in coaching and athlete development. He has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Education in Sports Administration. Mike is also a certified Level 1 Youth Fitness Specialist through the International Youth Conditioning Association.
Mike has been involved in coaching youth, high school and college athletes for over 20 years. His first coaching job was a freshmen boys basketball team at New Westminster Secondary School. After completing his playing career at Simon Fraser University, Mike stayed on as an assistant coach. In graduate school, he helped start and coach a women’s club soccer team. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the varsity girls’ basketball team at Brazos Christian School in Bryan, Texas. He helped guide the team to a regional final his first year and to the state tournament his second year. Mike is now involved in coaching his children’s youth soccer and basketball teams.
Mike has been an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University for 10 years. Mike has taught thousands of young people how to get fit and make regular exercise part of a healthy lifestyle. Mike’s passion is helping all people reach their wellness goals. Mike currently lives in College Station, Texas with his wife Amy and their 4 children.
Level II Basketball Coach, National Coaching Certification Program
Developmental Coach, United States Professional Tennis Assocaition
Developmental Coach, United States Soccer Federation
Certified Virtual Instructor, Virtual Instructor Certification Program
Darren and Kimberly Knopp (Co-Founder)
Sr. Vice President Operations
Darren is from St. Louis, MO and moved to Texas in 1994 following his wife Kimberly in her dream of attending Texas A&M University. Darren and Kim have three wonderful children. Darren spends his time working and providing for the family and Kim homeschools their children.
Darren has a background in technology and business management, and has a BS Management Information Systems. Darren is a very detailed person who can bring order out of chaos. Darren brings a passion for the homeschool community and a need to help others to the team.
Darren enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing whenever possible, fishing with the kids, and mentoring disabled veterans. Darren participates every year in the Texas A&M EBV( Entrepreneur Boot camp for Veterans).