Colorado Avalanche Director of Strength & Conditioning
Casey is in his eighth season with the Colorado Avalanche, and has been involved with the team since the '99-'00 season. A native of Mandan, North Dakota, he is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Weight Lifting. Bond has a bachelor's degree in Corporate and Community Fitness and a minor in Nutrition from North Dakota State University, and he earned a Master of Science in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan University in 1999.
While earning his master's, he was the Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at EMU and was later hired as a full-time assistant coach in 1999. Bond spent the summer of 1999 as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Mudcats Baseball Club, a Double-A minor league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies at the time. He was hired as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with Northern Arizona University in 2001 and was promoted to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach the following year.
KRISTIN HEUMANN, PhD, CSCS, c-EP
Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Colorado Mesa University
Dr. Kristin Heumann has worked at Colorado Mesa University as a professor for nine years. She serves as the Program Director for the Education Recognition Program (ERP) for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is also the Director of Health and Wellness. Kristin oversees internship opportunities and teaches courses to prepare students to be certified professionals in strength and conditioning, exercise science, and sport performance. She is an NSCA Colorado State board member and also serves on the NSCA National Women’s Committee. Kristin’s research is currently focused on baseball performance. Most recently she has been researching the effects of cooling in between innings during a competitive baseball game, as well as a descriptive analyses of the collegiate baseball game.
Seth is a sport scientist, technology specialist, and coach with multiple advanced degrees in exercise science, strength and conditioning, and sports biomechanics. Seth’s clinical work is focused on advanced analysis of human movement and performance enhancement. His research as an academic is focused on bringing scientific rigor to the understanding of combat sports.
In his time as a practitioner Seth has worked at the highest levels of sport, engaging with NFL, MLB, NHL, UFC, America’s Cup, boxing, professional rugby, and Olympic athletes and teams. Always focused on evidence-based practice, simplicity of design, and data analytics; Seth brings the concepts he learned in the field and lab to Denver Human Performance.
Bryan Snyder, RD
Denver Broncos Director of Team Nutrition
Bryan is entering his 12th season as the Director of Team Nutrition for the Denver Broncos. Bryan started with the Broncos in 2009 after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in dietetics. Upon finishing his degree and professional license, he accepted the position where he currently oversees the nutrition department including 13 chefs, interns, and dietitians. In the past decade, Snyder has served as consultant for the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rockies and he frequently speaks and serves as a consultant for up to 30 local high schools in the state of Colorado in addition to sitting on multiple advisory boards. Snyder is a Registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and is a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).
ERIC WOOD, CSCS
San Diego Padres Minor League Coordinator (Strength & Conditioning)
Eric has worked in professional baseball for the last 11 years, working for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. His current role is the Minor League Coordinator for the Padres, overseeing the Strength and Conditioning program for the organization. Prior to his current role he spent 4 years as the Assistant Coordinator, overseeing the organizations rehab program.