The Power Team of Bismarck
Chris Rivinius was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. He has been part of the POWER team since summer 2015 when Sanford POWER came to Bismarck. Before working at POWER he was an intern and employee at Healthways Training Center. He attended the University of Mary where he acquired a degree in exercise physiology. Chris is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Specialist (TSAC-F) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Sport Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting. Chris has experience training a wide variety of athletes and clients of all ages and abilities. He likes making training a positive, exciting experience and enjoys creating relationships while helping athletes reach their goals through hard work, proper programming and correct techniques. Chris likes watching/playing sports, strength training and doing anything outdoors including camping, hunting and hiking. He enjoys reading and researching anything related to the strength and conditioning field.
Lead Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Nicklaus Jolliffe is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at Sanford POWER and has been an employee since fall 2015. Nick is a Bismarck native, and before POWER he 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, a level 1 Sports Performance Coach, TSAC-F certified and Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 certified. 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.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kyle Kudrna is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), USA Weightlifting level 1 Sports Performance Coach as well as an ISSA – Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. Kyle is a Dickinson native who graduated from North Dakota State University (NDSU) with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He served as an intern at NDSU working primarily with football in addition to various other sports. He was then hired at Arizona State University working primarily with football in addition to a number of other sports. From there he started at the University of New Mexico working in a similar role that eventually led to the Interim Director of Athletic Performance for football. It was here he obtained his master’s degree in sports administration. Most recently, Kyle worked for the University of Memphis as the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance before joining POWER in 2019. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, powerlifting and wood working.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dalton Weisz is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at Sanford POWER. Dalton is a Bismarck native who was previously an intern at POWER. He has also completed field experiences at Healthways Training Center and NDSU, where he primarily worked with baseball and volleyball. He attended NDSU where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology. Dalton is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Weightlifting, where he is a Sports Performance Coach. He has worked with wide spectrum of athletes/clients of all ages and abilities ranging anywhere from eight to 70 years old. Dalton’s hobbies include hiking, biking, reading, snowboarding and spending time at his cabin.
Athletic Trainer/Return to Performance Specialist
Candace (Candy) Vanderwal is an Athletic Trainer (ATC), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Return to Performance specialist at Sanford POWER. She attended the University of Mary for her Bachelor of Science in athletic training and furthered her education by obtaining her Master of Science in kinesiology. Candace has been working at Sanford since July 2015, starting as an athletic trainer for a local high school. Her hobbies include skiing, camping, watching and playing sports and playing with her black lab.
Registration and Billing Services
Stephanie Starr joined POWER in March 2018. Stephanie is in charge of all registration and billing services. She graduated with honors from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in both communications and political science. Stephanie is also involved in Bismarck’s Young Professionals Network and serves a member of their leadership team. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys kayaking, fishing and reading.