Our Crew


Our Crew




Ryan Paul, FRA, FRCms, CSSC (NESTA) 
Owner/Director @newathlete

Ryan brings over 18 years of training experience and expertise to each client. He is one of the areas only certified Functional Range Assessment specialist as well he is a certified Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist as well as a certified Speed and Strength coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He founded New Athlete in 2001 and began training athletes at local high schools, which quickly evolved to opening his first facility in 2003. He has worked with and trained more than 80 NFL players, 550+ D1 athletes, 850+ collegiate athletes, 6 All-American high school football players and over 5000 athletes from other sports. For the past seven years, New Athlete has proudly trained and worked with athletes resulting in them signing NFL, CFL, MLB or other professional contracts. Ryan is also the areas foremost expert (2002) on using the ARPwave recovery system. Ryan has spent years reading about and researching the mind-body connection, studying how that relationship allows for continued growth and development on and off the field of competition. Ryan has been married for 22 years and has four beautiful children.

Tyler Doran
Weck Method, FRA, FRCms, NASM Personal Trainer @ty_doran88

Tyler comes to New Athlete following a two year stint playing professional baseball in Australia. Prior to that he played at Sonoma State University; he is a graduate of Central Catholic High school in Portland, OR.  In addition to his work at New Athlete,  he is the pitching director for Showtime Baseball in Clark County, WA as well as a coach..  He also trained in the New Athlete system for over eight years.  Tyler is also the director of the New Athlete pitching program (Fall 2017). Tyler recently earned his FRCms (Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist) certification which specializes in human movement and the aspects that allow for increases in performance and injury reduction. Tyler is also one of the areas only certified Functional Range Assessment specialists.  Supporting his knowledge and background with New Athlete, he has a solid working knowledge of other training methodologies from around the US and the world.


Dr. Steven Cabrales PT,DPT, ATC,CSCS, FRCms @drsxcabralesnapt

Steve is a licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He attended Washington State University where he received his bachelors degree in athletic training. Following undergraduate education, he obtained a doctorate in physical therapy from CSU Fresno. Steve is an avid outdoorsmen with interests including climbing, hiking, and snowboarding among others. He is also a jiu jitsu practitioner and martial arts enthusiast. Professional areas of interest include sports orthopedics ,the mind-body connection, and continued exploration of human movement and functionality. Steve is happily married to his bride, Amber, of 3 years. They have 2 cats, Zues, and Jasper.


Jennifer Palmer FRCms @jentrainerna

Jen attended Gresham High School winning the Oregon State Championships her Junior and Senior year.  After her juniors (club) and high school career Jen continued on a full volleyball scholarship at University of Mississippi in the SEC conference where she was the starting setter for two seasons before transferring to Portland State University to play.

Jen is a FRCms Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist. Jen also sill specialize in the New Athlete system of preparing athletes for their highest levels of competition.   Jen has 10+ years of club volleyball experience coaching 16U/14U teams. She has coached for various clubs in the NW but has spent most of her seasons coaching with her hometown club Adidas NW winning multiple tournaments and power leagues.  Jen also coaches in the off season by running multiple summer camps and has years of experience giving private lessons and helping athletes work on specific skill sets to help them reach their next level of play.  Jen specializes in defense/setting, but has extensive knowledge of hitting, blocking, teamwork, and many other aspects of the game.  She teaches a high level of systematic volleyball which prepares athletes for high level play and transitioning into their next level of play.

When asked about her coaching style Jen said “My philosophy is 100% effort 100% of the time. I love to see individual and team growth and the excitement that comes with it.  I focus on improving physical technique, a driven and persistent attitude, and building trust and relationships with