The Power Team of Bismarck

Mike Salwei
Manager

Mike joined Sanford POWER in July of 2015. Before that, he spent the previous ten years as the general manager and part owner of Healthways Training Center. He has spent the last decade working with athletes of all ages and sports to improve their athletic foundation using the Long Term Athlete Development model. Throughout his career Mike has had the opportunity to work with athletes from the MLB, NHL, CFL, as well many athletes who are now competing at NCAA Division I, II and III programs. He is currently the strength coach for the NAHL’s Bismarck Bobcats.

Mike graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Minor in sports psychology. He is a Certified Strength and condition Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a member of USA Weightlifting and a USA level 1 sports performance coach, as well as a Crossfit level one certification (CF-L1). In his free time, Mike’s hobbies include backpacking, fishing and hunting. He is married and has two young daughters.

Chris Rivinius
Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Rivinius_Chris_WEB160x200Chris Rivinius is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at Sanford POWER and has been an employee since POWER came to Bismarck in the summer of 2015. Chris is a Bismarck native, and before working at POWER he was an intern and employee of Healthways Training Center as Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He attended the University of Mary where he acquired a degree in Exercise Science/Physiology and is a Sport Performance Coach with USAW. Chris has experience training a wide variety of athletes and clients of all ages and abilities and enjoys making training a positive, exciting experience. He enjoys seeing clients develop into great athletes and reach their goals with hard work, perseverance and proper programming and exercise techniques. Chris likes watching and playing sports, camping, and reading to continue to expand his knowledge of the strength and conditioning field.

Nick Jolliffe
Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Joliffe_Nick_WEB160x200Nicklaus Jolliffe is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at Sanford POWER and has been an employee since the fall of 2015. Nick is a Bismarck native, and before POWER was an intern at Healthways Training Center. He attended the University of Mary where he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Physiology and a Master’s degree in Human Performance in Kinesiology. Nick also played five years of football at the NCAA Division II level, under a certified strength and conditioning program, in which he received All-Conference and All-Academic Awards. He is a member of USA Weightlifting and a level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He has trained with and worked with a wide variety of athletes of all ages and abilities. Nick enjoys making the POWER center a positive environment full of energy and excitement. His hobbies are watching and playing sports, hiking, fishing, and continual research of strength and conditioning.

Shelby Nelson
Registration Specialist

Shelby_Nelson_WEB160x200Shelby joined POWER in January of 2016. Shelby is in charge of all registration and billing services. Shelby is a helicopter Pilot in the North Dakota National Guard, qualified in the Lakota and Blackhawk helicopters. She has been flying for two years and in the National Guard for nine years with one deployment to Iraq in 2009. Shelby is also going to school and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Political Science.

Troy Guptill
Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Troy_GuptillTroy Guptill is an athletic trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at Sanford Power where he has been employed since May 2017. He attended the University of Mary as a student-athlete and after graduation worked there as an assistant athletic trainer. He is a Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting, and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He works part time at a rural ambulance service as an Advanced EMT.