Coaches

Steve Bunker

Head Strength Coach Middleton Facility
Concussion Safety Certified

Prior to joining the staff at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Steve Bunker practiced law as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Steve earned degrees from the following institutions: BA from Wake Forest University; JD from Suffolk University in Boston; BS in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts.

He is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a USA Weightlifting Club Coach.

In addition to coaching athletes of all levels and ages, Steve is the Education and Internship Coordinator at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.

Kevin Carr

Strength and Conditioning
Massage Therapist

Whether he is working as a coach or therapist, Kevin’s goal is to help people move better and become more resilient so that they can excel at the activities that they love.

Kevin has amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training since starting at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in 2008. Working with everyone from US Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the Average Joe or looking to shed some pounds and get healthier he has helped countless clients move better and live healthier lives.

Kevin is Co-Founder of the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification and Movement As Medicine Massage and Movement Therapy Clinic. He has traveled all over the world educating thousands of coaches and therapists about the MBSC coaching system.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute- Watertown, he is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including FMS, SFMA 1+2, NSCA, NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FRR, and PRI.

Dan McGinley

Strength and Conditioning

Dan has been a coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning since January of 2013.  During this time he has worked with everyone from Olympic and professional athletes looking for a competitive edge to developing high school and middle school athletes and adult personal training clients striving to feel, look and live healthy and active lives.

Dan travels both internationally and throughout the U.S. educating coaches on the systems used at MBSC as a member of the teaching staff for the Certified Functional Strength Coach.

Dan spent 16 months in China representing MBSC as the director of strength and conditioning at the Ersha Sports Training Institute of Guangzhou Province.  During this time he was tasked with overseeing the development of the strength and conditioning program for the training center as well as coaching both healthy and rehabbing athletes from 14 Olympic sports.   His athletes in China, including current and future Olympians won 26 medals during the 2017 China games in Tianjin.

Dan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and participates in numerous continuing education courses including the Functional Movement Screen level 1 & 2, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Range Conditioning and and Precision Nutrition (PN).

Dan lives in Woburn MA, in his free time Dan enjoys spending time snowboarding, hiking and traveling.

Steve Bigelow

Strength and Conditioning

Stephen Joined the MBSC team after completing the Summer 2014 internship program.  Since his time at MBSC, he has coached all types of clients ranging from professional athletes to middle-school kids and enjoys helping everyone reach their personal and performance goals. Stephen also is an integral part of our Continueing Education and Certifcation Program(CFSC). He has traveled all over the U.S. and the world,including Brazil,China and Korea teaching other trainers.

Stephen graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he was a captain of the Men’s Track and Field team.  During his career he amassed several athletic and academic awards including two All-New England selections and the UMass Spring Scholar Athlete distinction in 2014.

Stephen attends several continuing education events every year and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), FMS Levels 1 and 2 certified, and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.

Vinny Talluto

Strength and Conditioning

Vinny was always involved in sports and exercise growing up, a passion that ultimately led him to pursue a career where he can help others reach their fitness and athletic goals. Vinny is a certified personal trainer and a level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. He graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in Exercise Physiology and minors in both Nutrition and Psychology.

Vinny has worked at MBSC for five years as a personal trainer, strength & conditioning coach; internship coordinator, and programming director. He has been fortunate enough to speak and travel all around the world teaching and certifying trainers through our Certified Functional Strength Coach Program.

Vinny specializes in getting athletes to buy-in into the program that ultimately transfers to increase athleticism and improve the likelihood that they reach their true athletic potential. Vinny has had the privilege of working all athletes, ranging from the professional level, collegiate athletes to middle school.

Vinny is a huge advocate of continuing education, Vinny has attended multiple courses including the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), United States Weightlifting (USAW), and Precision Nutrition (PN).

Joe Squizzero

Strength and Conditioning

For as long as he can remember, Joe has had a passion for Health and Fitness.  After graduating from Melrose High School, Joe attended the National Personal Training Institute in Waltham, Ma.  As a student at NPTI he studied Exercise Science, Human Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and Weight Training.  The knowledge and skill he received at NPTI prepared him to be a successful trainer who can help his clients/athletics reach their goals and true potential.  Joe graduated in 2014 with a diploma in Personal Training.  He was then fortunate enough to complete an Internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where he put all his knowledge in the field of fitness to use on a daily basis training numerous groups of athletes from Middle School, High School, and College level.

Joe is now employed at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where every day is a learning experience.  Being part of the Team at Mike Boyle’s, has helped him to remain focused on his goals, and those of his clients.  Along with working at MBSC he is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Malden Catholic High School. He brings all of his education, skill, and effort to preparing his clients to reach success.  He looks forward to continuing his education in the field of Fitness, where he will continue to develop new skills, techniques, and insight into his profession.

Scott Georgaklis

Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Functional Strength Coach

Scott Georgaklis is therapist at Movement As Medicine. He previously interned with Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning during the winter of 2014 where he now works coaching athletes in strength and conditioning. With a background in kettlebell training, martial arts, and as a wilderness survival guide, Scott strives to encourage others to build a connection between the fields of nutrition, natural movement, and athletics.

Scott started taking clients in the fall of 2015 and currently trains clients all over the spectrum, some dealing with chronic pain, some looking to improve their output on the field, as well as members of the Olympic judo team. Having been influenced heavily by outdoor education Scott has climbed several of the highest peaks in the Andes, cross country skied three hundred miles up the length of Vermont, and studied in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Craig Halpin

Strength and Conditioning

Craig has been a member of the MBSC team since the summer of 2015. During his time at MBSC Craig has worked with a wide range of clients from elite division 1 athletes to youth hockey teams striving to improve athletic ability, and overall better movement and well-being.  Prior to joining the MBSC team Craig was earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at Fitchburg State University. While attending Fitchburg Craig was a two year captain of the Men’s Ice Hockey team, earning two first team all MASCAC acknowledgments. Craig also has playing experience at the Junior A level, where he played In the Eastern Junior Hockey League for the New York Applecore.

Craig is currently coaching youth hockey in the Eastern Hockey Federation for the North Shore Shamrocks. Craig has a lot of experience bridging the gap between strength and conditioning and high school hockey giving committed players a safe place to learn how to train.

After working with many athletes over the past couple years Craig is focused on helping his players get to the next level. Whether that level is JV, Varsity or NCAA Craig is committed to helping his players on and off ice.

In addition to working with athletes Craig has experience working with a wide range of general population ranging from ages 12-75. Craig wants to help people reach their goals and help them stay on track to a long healthy life.

Eric Daddario

Strength and Conditioning

Eric is a graduate of Clarkson University class of  2011, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology. While attending Clarkson University, he played four seasons of Division I NCAA Ice Hockey. Eric is certified in the popularized Functional Movement Screen (FMS) through Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Systems,

Before joining the team at MBSC, Eric interned at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness with the sports medicine team. During this time he worked alongside Physical Therapists to provide rehabilitation services to a diverse age range of clients through corrective exercise, strength training, and helping to reduce the risk of injury. He joined the MBSC team after completing the Spring 2016 internship program where he gained extensive knowledge of sports performance and strength and conditioning .Eric is certified in the performance enhancement specialist (PES) Through NASM.

Previously, Eric held various coaching positions. He coached on ice drills and assisted in Dry land exercises  for three summers in the USA Satellite Hockey Development program .  before moving on to coach young hockey athletes’ shooting techniques at Shoot To Score. He also spent one season as an Assistant Coach for the Belmont Hill Freshman Ice Hockey Team. Since Eric began his employment at MBSC, he has worked with a full range of student and adult athletes. Eric has used his years of coaching experience and his MBSC internship knowledge to train athletes to gain their full potential in a safe training environment. He helps clients reach their desired athletic goals while also instilling confidence.

Pat Stefanski

Strength and Conditioning
Co-Director of Internships

Patrick joined the MBSC team after completing the summer 2017 internship program.  Patrick graduated Springfield College Class of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance and a minor in Business Administration.  During his time at Springfield College Patrick was a two year captain for the Men’s Rugby Club, and two time League All Star Captain.  Patrick also has experience playing football, baseball, basketball, golf, and track and field.

Patrick has worked with a wide array of clients and teams ranging from middle school, high school, adults, professional athletes, and the USA Men’s Olympic 7s Rugby Team.  Patrick also volunteers with Lexington High School Football.  No matter the client, or goal, Patrick is driven to help the people he works with enjoy working toward their goals.

Patrick is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and Reflexive Performance Reset Level 2.

Shai Lariviere

Strength and Conditioning

Shai came to MBSC in the summer of 2017 as an intern and stayed to join the staff. Shai first learned about MBSC at the Perform Better Conference in 2015. He wanted to learn more, which led to him completing the CSFC. He is now delighted to be a part of the MBSC team.

Strength and Conditioning has always been an fundamental part of Shai’s life, beginning at age twelve. A lifelong wrestler whose accomplishments included First Team All- State 3 times as well as New England Champion. Shai understands the hard work and dedication it takes to be a high level athlete.

A graduate from MTTI tech college, he received his ACSM Certification. Shai trained a wide range of clients at a gym in Rhode Island.

He is CSFC certified, FMS certified, CSAC certified and an ACSM certified personal trainer. In order to quench his thirst for knowledge, he continues to attend professional development activities.

CJ Harper

Strength and Conditioning

CJ earned his Master’s degree at Merrimack College in Exercise Science and Sport Studies in 2018 after completing his Bachelor’s at Springfield College in Applied Exercise Science. In high school, CJ studied multiple forms of martial arts, as well as competing in wrestling, basketball, and track and field.

CJ came to MBSC as a graduate fellow in 2017 while completing his Master’s Degree before becoming an employee in May of 2018. Before coming to MBSC, CJ interned at Harvard University and College of the Holy Cross, working with Division 1 athletes from an array of different sports. CJ enjoys working with athletes and clients from all walks of life and has a passion for improving performance on the field as well as in life.

CJ is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC).

Craig Seidenglanz

Strength and Conditioning

Work hard, play harder is “Cali” Craig’s motto for all his clients. Whether your play is competitive activities or leisure hobbies, he wants to help you enjoy your life to the fullest.

Craig joined the Boyles crew in the summer of 2018. Prior to bracing the New England weather, he earned his bachelors of kinesiology at California Baptist University with a concentration in physical education. At cbu, he competed in wrestling and was fortunate to train/work both domestic and internationally. Since 2014, Craig has coached high school wrestling, elementary and middle school soccer, Large to small group fitness, and private/semi-private training. He has helped handicapped, general population, and athletes reach their goals.

Craig is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and has participated in continuing education courses including Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS).

In his spare time, Craig enjoys cooking, grappling, snowboarding, traveling and training.

Nico Dandini

Strength and Conditioning

Nico joined the MBSC team after completing the summer 2015 internship. He studied Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While at UMass, he interned in the varsity weightroom for four semesters, and he played club ultimate frisbee for two semesters. He graduated from UMass in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

In the UMass varsity weightroom, Nico coached Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Swim, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track, Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Rowing. He also coached at a private gym in Chicopee, MA called Train for Life for a year and a half. He helped working adults and middle school athletes move well, be strong, and enjoy life.

He specializes in golf performance for the serious golfer that wants to swing harder and more efficiently while reducing the chance for injury. He will give you a thorough physical assessment, a body-swing analysis, and a customized strength and conditioning program.

Nico’s certifications include  Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT), Functional Movement Screen (FMS Level 1), Complete Jumps Training (CJT), and Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC).

Follow Nico on Instagram @nico_dandini!

Joe Meloni

Strength and Conditioning

Joe joined MBSC after completing his internship in the summer of 2018. Joe earned his bachelor degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Coaching from Keene State College in 2018. At Keene State, he played on the hockey team and was eventually elected captain his senior year. He also spent time at Sacred Heart University where he briefly played lacrosse as well as club hockey.

From his experiences in his athletic career, Joe knows exactly how much a good coach can positively influence someone’s life, whether it be a young athlete or an adult client. His vision is to help as many people reach their goals as he can.

Along with his time at MBSC Joe also works at Malden Catholic High School as one of the schools Strength and Conditioning coaches. He also works within the North Shore Shamrocks hockey program as a coach.

Joe is a Certified Function Strength Coach (CFSC) and is currently in the process of studying for his CSCS. Like most coaches at MBSC, he is always learning and looking for ways to expand his knowledge.

Dani Evans

Strength and Conditioning

Dani graduated from the University of Delaware (UD) in 2017 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology, and a minor in Strength and Conditioning. While attending UD, she completed an internship with the Division 1 athletic teams including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and golf. After graduating, Dani went on to intern at Peak Fitness Performance Training for the summer where she worked with the hockey teams attending Jeff Oliver’s Jacked On The Hill. Although she has always been passionate about sports and fitness, working with these athletes is what really sparked her interest in the strength and conditioning field.

Dani joined the MBSC team as a strength and conditioning coach after completing a highly competitive internship with them in the fall of 2018. At MBSC, her responsibilities include training athletes from the Shamrocks Hockey Organization, SFC Soccer Club, as well as athletes from local schools. In addition to working with these athletes, she coaches adult group classes and provides one-on-one training for clients of all ages and walks of life. Each day she strives to build meaningful relationships with her clients and help them reach their goals. Whether their goal is to improve their athletic performance or to feel better and stronger each day, Dani is determined to help them get there.

To continue expanding her knowledge in the field, Dani spends her time studying, reading, and attending conferences and seminars. In addition, she has completed the CFSC (Certified Functional Strength Coach) course to ensure that she is able to provide thorough and informed coaching to every individual that she trains.

Jocelyn Ricco

Strength and Conditioning

Jocelyn started as a Strength and Conditioning coach after completing her MBSC Internship in Fall 2018. Leading up to this new position, Jocelyn had always been involved in sports throughout school and premiere leagues that influenced her active lifestyle today. She was most involved in lacrosse and volleyball, dedicating her time year-round to perform to the best of her ability. At the end of her high school career, Jocelyn decided to turn her passion for sports into a pathway towards fitness and strength and conditioning.

Before her time at MBSC, Jocelyn worked as a Personal Trainer in Connecticut. There she worked with a diverse clientele that helped shape her professional experience today. She thrives on helping those of all ages and fitness levels achieve their goals and be successful. Jocelyn prioritizes building connections and strong relationships with her athletes and clients. She prides herself in bringing a positive energy to her workspace not only for her those she coaches but her team as well.

Jocelyn has immersed herself in the field which fuels her passion to learn more and challenge herself. Outside the gym she strives to be the best coach she can by constantly continuing her education.  She prioritizes attending seminars, reading, as well as observing and learning from other fellow coaches; especially our very knowledgeable team here at MBSC.

Jocelyn is a Certified Personal trainer (NASM CPT), a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and holds a certification in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).

Adam Oliver

Strength and Conditioning

Adam has been part of the MBSC team since the winter of 2018. His goal is to provide clients with an edge as an athlete or just in life.

Growing up locally in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Adam excelled competitively at football and swimming. After graduating from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Adam attended Norwich University in Vermont and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. In 2016, he graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. Now at MBSC, Adam works with adults and athletes of all abilities and ages to help achieve their goals.

Adam is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), and a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.

Damion Perry

Strength and Conditioning
Massage Therapist

Damion earned his bachelor degree in Exercise & Sports Science with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Fitchburg State University. While at school he ran on the Cross Country team as well as competing as a mid-long distance runner on the Winter & Spring track teams.

He is a Licensed Massage Therapist, working alongside the other therapists at Movement As Medicine to help clients move well and perform through manual therapy and movement education. Before working with athletes and general population clients at MBSC, he worked in healthcare settings such as cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy.

He is an educator for the Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) team, educating coaches and clinicians from around the world about the MBSC system. While not educating others, he spends much of his time continuing his own education by attending seminars and certifications as well as reading as often as possible to provide the best care to any athlete or client of MBSC.

Damion is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS),  Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), FRCms (Mobility Specialist).

Jenny Fujii

Strength and Conditioning

Jenny joined the MBSC team after completing the winter 2018 internship.  She was introduced to MBSC by her children who began training here in during their middle school years.  Jenny joined the adult classes and enjoyed firsthand the benefits of functional training and smart programming.   Wanting to share this experience, she embarked on a second career as a strength coach and personal trainer having spent many years in management consulting and the start-up biotech industry.  In that first career she had the good fortunate to be a part of companies that went public and in the approval of an innovative product for Parkinson’s disease.

Jenny is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Functional Strength Coach. She lives in Lexington where she coaches town basketball and lacrosse teams.

Ben Connolly

Strength and Conditioning

Ben’s goal in life is to help people move better and excel at doing the things they love. He joined the MBSC team after interning in the spring of 2019.

Ben graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. After graduation, he worked as an Assistant Wellness Director with the YMCA of Greater Boston before his MBSC internship.

Ben has experience working with people of all shapes and sizes from young athletes to grandparents and everything in between. He is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS1).

When he isn’t coaching, Ben prefers to spend most of his free time in the mountains snowboarding or complaining about how there isn’t enough snow to go snowboarding.

Erik Travers

Strength and Conditioning

Erik joined the MBSC staff after his fall internship in 2019. Erik has been an athlete all his life. Power lifting in high school was his first experience to the weight room.  He competed nationally and fell in love with the sport. He was a Division 1 Collegiate athlete while he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and then his Masters of Exercise Physiology at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. He interned at Northeast Sports Training and Rehabilitation for the summers of 2017 and 2018 as well as the weight room at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville the summer of 2019. Erik has found that work in the Strength and Conditioning field is not just a career but a passion.

Erik is an accredited CFSC and ACSM.

Mike Vaughan

Strength and Conditioning

Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He has been a member of the MBSC team since the summer of 2012.

While at MBSC, Mike has coached individuals ranging from the Professional and Olympic ranks to high school and middle school athletes to adult clients looking to move well and feel better on a day-to-day basis.

In addition to working at MBSC, Mike is the Director Of Operations/Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Merrimack College Women’s Hockey Team.

He has also worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the USA Women’s National Hockey Team.

As an undergrad at Fitchburg State University, Mike was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Falcon football team. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree at FSU, Mike completed internships with Northeastern University and USA Hockey.

Mike continues to pursue his education by attending various conferences and seminars in order to help you attain all of your current and future fitness goals.

Damian Pinheiro

Strength and Conditioning
Licensed Massage Therapist

Motion Is Life –Hippocrates

Getting fit and pain-free can be the most rewarding, fun experience.  Finding a coach to guide you through your journey is a vital step.  Damian works with clients, putting their needs first to provide a quality training environment.

Damian played goalie for the Lewiston MAINEiacs (QMJHL) before retiring to study Exercise Science and Biology at Concordia University (Montréal, Québec), Damian worked with the Stingers Varsity athletics (CIS, now U-Sports) as their Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.  Damian also has experience training Special Olympics athletes, competitive dancers, pre-/post-natal women and older adults.  Damian founded GrassFit, an outdoor group training company based in Montréal, aspiring to embrace the beautiful outdoor greenspace while living an active lifestyle.  After completing his Winter/Spring internship, Damian joined the MBSC team.  He has also worked with the New York Islanders (NHL) during their Player Development Camp.

Continuing his education to provide a higher quality service to his clients is a top priority for Damian.  He is an accredited CSCS (NSCA), Pn1 (Precision Nutrition), and CFSC.  Along with his fitness and nutrition qualifications, Damian is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) at the Boston Massage School.

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Instagram @dmpfit

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