Wendy Moar joins the ASDCNW team as Director after 10 years working with athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents, and associations in the provincial sport system in Manitoba. A graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, she brings a unique mix of sport science knowledge and management experience. Wendy’s professional experience spans the sport spectrum from community to international levels. She takes great pleasure working in sport and is passionate about the opportunities that sport provides.
Danielle Ordyniec BSc Kin, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Danielle Ordyniec comes to us from Hamilton ON where she graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc in Kinesiology. She holds certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and has completed internships with McMaster University’s Strength and Conditioning department, as well as Athletes’ Performance in California. These opportunities and her athletic background, have given Danielle a great understanding of sport performance and how to apply training principles and concepts to any athlete. Her philosophy focuses on training efficient movements from a solid foundation, and educating athletes and coaches on the importance of quality performance training.
Richard Sylvester BKin, MSc (Kin), CSCS, Level 2 Weightlifting Coach
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Richard comes to us from the University of Manitoba, where he was the Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach for Bison Sports for the past 2 years. He also worked for Effectus Athlete Development in Winnipeg for 5 years and 2 years in the field in Toronto. Richard successfully defended his thesis in 2014 titled Response of vertical jump height in female athletes 10-14 years old to a lower body strength-training program and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Level 2 Weightlifting coach.
As a former CIS athlete in both football and athletics, Richard is passionate about strength and conditioning and the positive impact he can have on an athlete’s sport performance. Additionally, he desires to help athletes avoid making some of the mistakes he did as an athlete, especially where injury is concerned. Richard is a lifelong learner and sports enthusiast and looking forward to working with ASDCNW and NW sport community.
Matthew Bain MEd, MA, ChPC, RPC, MPC
Mental Performance Consultant (MPC)
Matt is currently a certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) and a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Matt holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in Recreation Therapy, a Masters degree from the University of Calgary in Education, and a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Argosy University and is currently doing his PhD in Sport Psychology with the University of Queensland with a focus on motivation, high performance sport, and coaching efficacy. As well, he is a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) with the Coaches of Canada and a fully certified NCCP Level III coach. Matt also holds a position as an instructor with the Grande Prairie Regional College PEAK department.
Leigh Goldie MS, BA, BPE
Mental Skills Coach
Leigh is an Instructor in the Physical Education and Kinesiology program at GPRC. He has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Oregon and is an Advanced Learning Facilitator with the NCCP Theory program where he facilitates multi-sport modules in Part A, Part B and Competition Development. Over the years he has conducted mental skills training sessions with numerous athletes, coaches and teams at the local, regional, provincial and college levels. Currently he is President of the Alberta Volleyball Association as well as a Vice-President of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association.
Dave Hurta PT
Dave Hurta graduated from the University of Alberta‘s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. Since graduation, he has built an extremely busy private practice in Grande Prairie, AB. and he is currently the owner of Kinesis Physical Therapy Corp.
Dave has special interests in sports medicine, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and chronic pain management utilizing a combination of manual therapy techniques, specific exercise and dry needling. Having completed extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedics and having achieved internationally recognized qualifications in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy, he was awarded fellowship standing with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2011.
Along with working in private practice, Dave has worked as a consultant for the Grande Prairie Storm hockey team, the Grande Prairie Driller’s football team and is currently the president of the Alberta Sport Development Centre Northwest. He has volunteered his medical services with Team Alberta at numerous Arctic and Canada Winter Games and was Medical Chair for the 2010 Arctic Winter Games held in Grande Prairie. He has also worked as a part-time instructor at the Grande Prairie Regional College in the Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology. Dave enjoys balancing the responsibilities of being a husband, father and physical therapist.
Gale Antaya, PT
A graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, Gale completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1989. As an orthopaedic physiotherapist, she has spent the past 18 years focussing on the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic conditions including acute and chronic injuries, neck and back sprains and strains, post-surgical intervention, TMJ dysfuntion, sports injuries, and chronic pain. Gale specializes in a holistic approach to manual physical therapy and integrates craniosacral therapy, visceral release, and myofascial release techniques into her conventional practise. Her main goal is to assist her clients in achieving optimal mobility thereby achieving optimal quality of life. One of her main mottos is: “you DON’T have to live with it”.
ASDC Administrative Assistant
Barb comes to us from the Grande Prairie Soccer Association/Wolves Soccer Club where she provided Administrative Support for the past 10 years. She looks forward to working with the ASDCNW team to help facilitate and bring sport science education to our community and the opportunity to work with athletes and coaches in the Grande Prairie and surrounding communities.