Your Team

THE SPORTSTRENGTH MISSION

To provide every athlete with sport-specific information, resources, and instruction so they may achieve their next level of physical performance.

MARK KEIL, CSCS

CEO

Mark’s career began with an internship at the Oral Roberts University Sports-Performance facility. He spent over a year working with ORU’s teams to develop speed, power, and strength in each of the athletes. The following summer, Mark had the opportunity to intern with the Colorado Rockies Organization before taking a job with the Minnesota Twins. He spent two seasons as a performance coach in the Twins organization and has since worked with the Tulsa Oilers, FC Tulsa, and numerous high-schools and club teams in Oklahoma. He continues to assist coaches with team development and actively speaks at coach conferences across the region.

Kyle Tillman

CTO

Kyle grew up playing a variety of sports before taking an interest to computers during his first year of college. After a 10-year break to pursue his passion of software development, he returned to finish his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. In the 25 years that followed his initial programming class in GW Basic, Kyle has created software for some of Tulsa’s largest employers in the oil and gas industry, car rental, pre-employment screening, and veterinary technology sectors. He has expertise in the Microsoft technology stack as well as Android and iOS development.

When not coding, Kyle can be found spending time with his family, traveling to Caribbean beaches, or brewing beer.

Kayce nelson

CFO

Kayce is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Northeastern State University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Her career includes 25+ years in the accounting field with positions in corporate accounting with a publicly traded company, a controller for a privately-owned manufacturing company, small business owner and public accounting.  For 13 years she was Partner, COO, and Culture Leader at one of the largest CPA firms in Tulsa. Kayce’s experience includes client service, recruitment, team development, and culture leader, with an emphasis on mentoring. Kayce is a Gallup‐ Certified Strengths Coach and has trained and coached over 150+ people. In 2020, Kayce started a new business D1 Gyms, LLC which includes 2 training gyms for basketball, volleyball and agility. Kayce is a wife and mother of 4 daughters, ages 24, 20, 17 & 9.

Brooks Estrada

Marketing Director

Brooks has had a love for the game of baseball for as long as he can remember. His passion for the sport took him to collegiate athletics, providing him with the opportunity to play for NJCAA Lake Sumter State College and NCAA D2 Coker University. He understands the dedication and commitment required to be successful in athletics. He also believes that everyone has the opportunity to be great if they’re willing to put in the time and effort necessary to refine their skills. His love for the game and desire to develop the next generation of athletes is why he is at SportStrength today. Brooks’ main goal is to leave a positive impact on the next generation, encouraging and developing athletes to be the best in sport and in life.

OUR STORY

SportStrength began when Mark realized the huge need for athletic development in grade school athletes. Athletes were 1) not performing at peak levels in high school and 2) were caught off guard when they stepped into collegiate and professional sports. The problem is many schools lack the funding necessary to hire a full-time Performance Coach, leaving the burden to (already overworked) coaches. So, Mark figured – why not remove the responsibility from the coach while offering the athlete training that would ensure optimal grade-school performance and prepare them for their next level of competition? That’s when Mark ran into Kyle, the tech guru. It took one (very long) lunch meeting for them to realize what they could create… and the rest is history.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

SportStrength believes that athletes should begin participating in Sports-Performance training at a young age. This is because every kid, regardless of whether they continue in sports, needs to learn how to move properly. If they can learn this while they’re young, then they’ll
have the opportunity to increase sport performance and reduce the likelihood of sport-related injury.

At SportStrength, we do not overlook mobility training.

Do we have our athletes lift heavy? Yes. Do we have our athletes train hard? Yes. But increases in strength and power is only beneficial if the athlete can use that power through the full range of motion. That’s why our programming consists of many supersets (pairings) of strength exercises and mobility routines. Training in this way will foster the athlete’s longevity and ensure maximal performance.

Our objective at SportStrength is to provide the athlete with the latest training methods that allow them to excel in the present while preparing them for the future.