The Power Team of Fargo
Randy started his career at Sanford Health-Fargo in December 1999 as an Exercise Physiologist and in November 2008 he became the manager of the POWER program in Fargo, ND. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 1992 and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology-Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1994 where he was also a graduate assistant to the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Randy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) through the American College of Sports Medicine, a Level I Club Coach through USA Weightlifting, and holds a FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification.
In his career, Randy has assisted athletes of all ages and abilities, work toward their fitness and athletic performance goals through hard work, dedication, commitment, training technique and programming.
Brett earned his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University where he was a sprint/middle distance athlete on the track and field team. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Sanford POWER since 2001. Brett currently trains athletes from ages 8 to 83 and has a particular interest in sprint training, Olympic lifting, and marathon preparation. He has trained numerous athletes who have won a state championship, broken a state track and field record, or had success in sport at the collegiate level. He resides in West Fargo with his wife, Jill, and their children Christian and Lauren.
Phil Faught, MS. ATC, has served as the Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach for the Fargo Force since the inaugural season in 2008.Phil received his B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of North Dakota and has a M.S in Sport Pedagogy from North Dakota State University. Phil is the director of the Hockey Academy at Sanford POWER. In his spare time Phil enjoys training for various athletic competitions including half marathons, team relays, competitive softball and the infamous Sanford POWER Tricathalon. Phil is a FAKTR certified provider and provides the injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement for the Fargo Force of the USHL.
Al Kraft is an Exercise Physiologist at Sanford Sports Medicine where he is a highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike. He has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to professional ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports.
Al received his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology through St. Cloud State University. He is also a certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Prior to that, he graduated from Concordia College with a double major in Exercise Science and English Writing. Also, Kraft is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) through the American College of Sports Medicine, and holds a FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification.
Al has been in the Sports Medicine field for over 23 years and joined Sanford in August of 2000. Although prepared in numerous aspects of fitness and sports medicine, Al specializes in rehabilitation, corrective exercise, and performance enhancement.
Nicole Sullivan graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in August of 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Strength and Conditioning. While at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Nicole spent her time coaching volleyball camps for a variety of ages. Nicole was also an intern at Sanford POWER in the summer of 2015. Shortly after the completion of her internship, Nicole was hired as a full-time Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2012 where he also participated in football. He also earned his Master’s degree in 2014 from Minnesota State University Moorhead in Educational Leadership. While working on his Master’s he was the graduate assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at MSUM. Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He enjoys working with all levels of athletes to help achieve their optimal physical performance.
Michael Blake graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics with a second major of Exercise Science. After graduation, Michael was accepted into graduate school at North Dakota State in a Master’s Program for Exercise, Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition. Michael also interned at Sanford POWER in the summer of 2015. Among his interests, in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition, are performance enhancement, injury prevention, athletic diet, and becoming a Registered Dietitian.
Sam earned Bachelors’ degrees in Fitness & Wellness and Health and minors in Psychology and Coaching at Mayville State University in 2014. While attending MSU, he played baseball for the Comets and participated in two NAIA National Tournaments in 2012 and 2013. He also earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from North Dakota State University in 2016. While attending graduate school, Sam was the Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Baseball, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, and Softball at Mayville State University. Sam is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he enjoys working with athletes of all sports, ages, and abilities to help them learn and achieve their potential.
Kendall graduated from Valley City State University in 1993 and attended South Dakota State University from 1993 to 1995. He has over 20 years of experience in the Strength and Conditioning field. Kendall maintains certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (1997) and American College of Sports Medicine (2001). Previous certifications include USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach and Level 2 Endurance Coach and USA Weightlifting. Kendall and his wife Chaundra have 7 children and live in Fargo.
Tanner graduated from North Dakota State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and minors in Psychology and Business Administration. Tanner is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. While attending NDSU, he worked as a personal trainer at the Wallman Wellness Center on campus. Tanner was also an intern at the Sanford POWER in the spring of 2016. His interests, in exercise physiology, include performance enhancement and injury prevention for athletes of all ages and abilities.