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The VHP Team

Alex Oliver, Founder

Vernon Griffith ll CSCS*D, TSAC-F*D, Founder

Vernon is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Co-Owner of VHP. As such, he oversees the high performance programming and recovery for the youth athletes and the military veterans that come through the No Fail Mission Program.  Being an advocate for high performance training for youth athletics in Hampton Roads, Vernon has assisted over forty athletes in receiving athletic scholarships for the BIG 10, ACC, SEC, and BIG 12 among others. While serving in the United States Air Force at Eglin AFB, Vernon started his education at the University of West Florida where he studied Exercise Science and then continued his education at Old Dominion University. Vernon also serves as a presenter for the NSCA for their yearly conferences; NSCA Coaches Conference and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Conference and is a key contributor for the TSAC-F Practitioners Course hosted at Virginia High Performance throughout the year.

Danny Foley, MS, CSCS*D, TSAC-F*D, USAW

I completed my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in human psychology at Old Dominion University in 2015 and am currently obtaining my Masters in Exercise Science from ODU as well. Since joining the staff at Virginia High Performance in the summer of 2016, I have held the role of Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach and have worked extensively with individuals spanning an array of backgrounds, including aspiring college athletes, physically and cognitively impaired Veterans through our flagship ‘No Fail Mission’ program, and general fitness population. I have a developed a penchant for Olympic-style weightlifting, and tactical-based performance training. I hope to one day serve as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for my beloved Oakland Raiders. Personally, I am a proud husband, and avid dog lover.

Tim Kelly, CSCS, TSAC-F

Tim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Before becoming a strength coach, he was a Division I collegiate baseball player at Virginia Tech and University of Maryland Baltimore where he earned his bachelors degree. Tim currently works with VHP’s youth athletic program, disabled athlete program and the Veteran recovery program.  Building a better, stronger, and healthier body leads to a strong healthy mind in which any goal can be reached and any limitation can be overcome.

Hannah Day, CSCS

After playing four years of Collegiate solftball and majoring in Exercise Science from Troy University in Alabama, she played two years of professional softball as a catcher for the Akron Racers . She completed a four month internship with the Strength and Conditioning Program at Troy University and 3 month internship at VHP. Hannah currently works with VHP’s youth athletic program and the Veteran recovery program.

Aaron Burkart, MS, SCCC

Aaron comes to VHP after working in the collegiate setting for 12 years. He has worked with several Power 5 conference schools including Florida, West Virginia, and Illinois, most recently serving as the Director and Head Strength Coach at James Madison and Texas State University. During his time Aaron has worked with multiple sports, including football, softball, basketball, and soccer and trained both future professional and Olympic athletes.

Aaron played college football at Bowling Green State University, where he completed both his Bachlors and Masters Degrees. He holds certification through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and is sitting to obtain his CSCS in May.

Annie Tamburello, CCC-SLP

Annie Tamburello is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is the founder of Cortex Initiative and has obtained degrees in speech language pathology from Old Dominion University (BS) and James Madison University (MS). Her specific interests and experiences include working with clients who have had brain injuries, brain tumors, strokes, or who have progressive neurological diseases. Annie has dedicated much of her career to strengthening the cognitive and language abilities of military service members with a history of traumatic brain injury. She aims to help her clients enhance their thinking and communication capabilities so they can attain their personal and professional goals, improve relationships with friends and family, and advance their overall quality of life.

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CSCS: Certified Strength & Conditioning Spcialist from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (D:Distinction)

TSAC: Tactical Strength & Conditioning Professional from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (F: Facilitator) (D:Distinction)

USAW: Team USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Certification