Our Crew


Our Crew




Ryan Paul, FRCms, ARPwave specialist, CSSC (NESTA) CES

Ryan brings over 17 years of training experience and expertise to each client. 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 60 NFL players, 550+ D1 athletes, 850+ collegiate athletes, 6 All-American high school football players and over 4000 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
FRCms, NASM Personal Trainer

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. 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.

Jessica Matous
Physical Therapist

Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Northeastern University.  During that time, she interned at Brown University in the athletic training department, specifically working with the football team. Following her graduate studies at Boston University in Neuropsychology, Jessica moved to the west coast to specialize in pediatrics with the Battle Ground School District. (Soon after), she accepted a job with Clark College Early Intervention Center. There she specialized in working with newborns to three year old children and their families, utilizing Neuro Developmental Training techniques. After starting her own family, she opened her private practice: Advanced Pediatric Physical Therapy.  Jessica brings over 20 years of experience in the field of physical therapy and is recognized as a major contributor to the medical community throughout the Portland and southwest Washington area.