Dave Adolph returns home to Prince George as Engage Sport North's Manager of High Performance. Dave brings with him a wealth of experience from his 8 years as a full-time Athletic Therapist (AT) with the University of British Columbia's (UBC) Varsity Teams from 2007-2015. Dave was the Head AT for the UBC Football Team from 2004-2015. Dave helped support UBC Athletics in winning many CIS National Championships through his AT role and mentorship of all varsity student athetic trainers. In addition to his time with the UBC Athletics, he also was the Head Athletic Therapist for the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team from 2004-2007 and the Vancouver Whitecaps Women's Team in 2005 & 2006. Dave was also a Sessional Instructor in the UBC School of Kinesiology from 2004-2015.
Dave's practical experience is backed up with an exceptional education with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from UBC in 2000. In 2003 Dave graduated with a Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Along with being a Certified Athletic Therapist, Dave is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Dave is also a volunteer basketball coach as he is enjoying coaching the Duchess Park Junior Boys A Team.
François joins the Engage Sport North team all the way from Bromont, Québec. François is no stranger to Prince George as he spent 3 months in the summer of 2014 with the 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society as an Intern for the Community Relations team where the team traveled to eight separate Northern BC communities to promote the Games. Realizing how much he missed Prince George, François took the position as the Administrative Assistant for the Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George (French Canadian Association of Prince George) for 3 months in 2015.
He completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology, Health and Wellness from the University of Sherbrooke in 2014. Immediately after graduating he worked with the Courir En Estrie & Sport Chrono in Magog, Québec. François' position as Coordinator for Sport Participation and Athlete Services brings help in planning and implementing programs in physical literacy, sport participation and development for the Community of Prince George and throughout Northern BC.
François is also working hand in hand with Dave with the High Performance programs as he is a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Engage Sport North. He is currently working towards getting his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.
Chantiel was born and raised on a farm in the Peace River Region, just north of Fort St. John. She participated in district level sports in school. After training for a short while in Western Fencing, Chantiel made a switch and now regularly trains traditional and sport karate, and helps run several karate clubs in the Peace River Region. She enjoys introducing people of all ages to new physical challenges, and helping them realize that they are capable of doing amazing things.
Chantiel now lives in Chetwynd, and loves the community’s outdoor recreational possibilities. You can often see her out on the hiking trails or at the local rock climbing crag.