Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith

Owner and Founder of Synergy Sports Performance

Scotty is the owner and founder of Synergy Sports Performance. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where he majored in fitness and sports management. He has been training in the Green Bay area for over 15 years and is a 20 year veteran of Strength and conditioning. He began his career in Green Bay working for the Green Bay Packers and then moving on to 10 years in Sports Medicine/Strength and conditioning with local area hospitals. He has spent some of his time working with groups like USHL Junior league hockey, IFL,AFL and NFL football athletes. College experience includes working with athletes from UW-Wisconsin Green Bay and St Norbert college. Scotty has been a long time member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and attends the CSCS continuing education courses yearly. He is a level 1 EXOS performance coach(Phoenix AZ), Level 1 USA Olympic lifting coach, and Levels 1&2 ROCKTAPE and RockBlades certified. And like all of our coaches certified in CPR and First Aid/AED. Scotty strongly believes in his continuing education in this business in order to bring back knowledge to his athletes.

Certifications: CSCS, USA Olympic Lifting, FMT Performance, FMT Blades, CPR/First AID/AED for Adult and Pediatric

Natalie Van Roy

Natalie Van Roy

Operations Manager/ Performance Coach (Basketball skills)

Natalie has been with Synergy Sports Performance for 10 years. With the continuing growth of Synergy, she has also grown to take on more roles. Along with being a performance coach, Natalie now works as the operations manager for Synergy. She graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Psychology. With over 11 years of training experience, she has acquired many training certifications, and frequently attends continuing education courses. She was a division I athlete, playing basketball at UW-Green Bay where after graduation she was invited to a professional training camp for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. She found her love for sports performance training as an intern her junior year of college and has been training ever since. She has trained many athletes at all levels and sports. Her true passion is working with basketball athletes on fundamental skills training.

Certifications: NASM, NETA, TRX, FMT Basic, FMT Performance, FMT Blades, RockPods (Cupping Therapy), CPR/First AID/AED for Adult and Pediatric

Alex Wendorf

Alex Wendorf

Performance Coach

Alex is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he majored in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning and a psychology minor. He was an offensive lineman during his time at UWO. He was 2x first team all WIAC, 2x All West Region Player and a DIII All-American. His background stems from watching athletes learn to grow and develop in both the clinical and internship setting. He has a fascination with all sports and the intricate movements that go along with them. He specializes in football performance, specifically offensive and defensive lineman, as well as strength and power development. “I’ve known training athletes is something I’ve wanted to do, ever since I had an effective trainer push me to become the best that I could be. I want to bring my knowledge base and trust to athletes so that they may perform at the highest level possible in sport.” 

Certifications: Adult first aid/CPR/AED 

Nate Burchell

Nate Burchell

Performance Coach/ Adult Performance Coach

Nate has been with Synergy Sports Performance for 3 years. He graduated with a Psychology major from  St. Norbert college. He played college football at division two level and basketball and football in high school. Nate has a love for all sports and being able to teach the many movements that go along with them. Nate specializes in football performance, explosion and strength. “If the athletes are willing to give 100%, I’ll give 110%. I want every athlete to be not only a higher level athlete but a better person.”

Certifications: USA Olympic weightlifting, FMT Basic and FMT performance, CPR/First AID/AED

Bill Schroeder

Bill Schroeder

Performance Coach - Track and Field and Football

Bill has been with Synergy Sports Performance for 9 years. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse with A Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and an emphasis in coaching.  Bill was a track and field athlete during his time at UWL where he earned 17 All American and 8 National Championship honors. The Green Bay Packers drafted Bill after playing one year at UWL and he enjoyed in 11 year NFL career. He has continued relationships with past athletes and coaches to continue learning new exercises and techniques to help athletes at all levels.  Bill now continues coaching Track and Football at Ashwaubenon High School and has been coaching high school and college sports locally for the past 12 years. All athletes who are willing to put in the extra work is who Bill really enjoys working with as he loves to give the experience he has learned and experienced from others so they may succeed and reach all of their goals in their sport.

Certifications: CPR/First Aid/AED for adults and pediatric, WIAA track and field and football coaching

Ben Ash

Ben Ash

Performance Coach

Ben is a Performance Coach with experience at the Division 1 level all the way down to youth athletics.  He graduated from East Carolina University in 2020 with a Masters of Science in Sports Management, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2016 from Marian University of Wisconsin majoring in Kinesiology specializing in strength and conditioning.
 
During his time at East Carolina University while earning his Master’s Ben was a Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach for the Pirate athletic program.  He was personally responsible for Men’s/Women’s Cross country and Mens/Womens Cheer & Dance. Along with his personal sports Ben also assisted with Football, Baseball, Men’s/Women’s Basketball, Volleyball along with all other sports when needed.
 
Ben is originally from Germantown, WI and graduated from Germantown High School in 2010.  In High School Ben played Football and competed in Track and Field.  Currently Ben lives in Wrightstown, WI with his new wife Taylor.
 
Certifications: CSCS, CPR/AED & First Aid
Brady Gruett

Brady Gruett

Performance Coach

Brady graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in athletic
training and more recently earned his master’s degree from Concordia University Chicago in
applied exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. He has undergraduate
experience providing athletic training services to a wide variety of athletes participating in
several sports. He has also worked in several positions at fitness facilities and assisted
individuals with various disabilities in improving their fitness. He attended Hilbert high school
where he participated in football, basketball, and track and field. He has always had an interest in
sports and athlete well-being that has grown into a passion for helping active individuals improve
their skills and reach their sports performance goals. Brady aims to use his knowledge and
experience to help his clients achieve their definition of success through an individualized
approach to training.

Certifications: ATC, NSCA-CPT, CPR/First AID/AED

Lucas LaMue

Lucas LaMue

Performance Coach

Lucas is a graduate of Marian University (WI) where he majored in Exercise Science. He originally started his collegiate basketball career at UW-Superior while then transferring to Marian University where he got to go to the NCAA basketball tournament in 2022. Lucas is a Green Bay native and played basketball and ran track at Bay Port High School back in 2018. He has been training with Synergy as an athlete since he was little and has worked as an intern at Synergy since 2020 prior to being hired. “I want to give athletes the best overall experience in training just like what I got when I was training here”.

Jacob Bohn

Jacob Bohn

Performance Coach

 

Jake has more than 10 years of experience working with professional athletes all the way down to youth athletes as
well as the everyday adult.
Prior to joining Synergy Sports Performance, he was in Bourbonnais, Ill. at OAK Athletic Development for over seven years and spent the last three years as the director.
As director, Jake increased OAK’s focus on return to play program, helping athletes’ post-surgery get back stronger and become a better athlete prior to injury. Jake was a strength and conditioning intern at Impact Basketball Academy in Sarasota, Fla. He trained high school and post-graduate prospective collegiate Division I, II and III athletes and professional basketball players. In addition to training basketball athletes, Jake worked with baseball and tennis athletes.
Before his stint in Florida, Jake was a student assistant strength and conditioning coach at Carroll University working with men’s basketball, football and softball teams. During that time he was also a volunteer assistant performance coach at NX Level, in Waukesha, Wis. while working towards his exercise science degree at Carroll University. While at NX Level, he helped train the Girl’s Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U-14, U-16, U-19 and Sparks Volleyball Club U12 and U14 teams.
Jake graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Carroll University in 2013.
Certifications: NSCA-CSCS, CPR/FIRST AID/AED

Evan Dushack

Evan Dushack

Performance Coach

Evan graduated from Grand Canyon University (AZ) with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, with an emphasis in sports performance, and a minor in nutrition. Upon completing his CSCS certification in 2022, he trained athletes participating in a variety of sports at a sports performance facility in Phoenix, AZ. His clients ranged from youth to collegiate athletes. Evan then returned to Wisconsin in 2023. While at Kaukauna High School, he played volleyball, basketball, and competed in track and field. “My passion for helping athletes developed in high school, when working with my strength and conditioning coach. My goal is to teach, train, and motivate athletes to achieve their potential through consistent hard work, desire, and a smart, effective, and individualized plan. It is truly a rewarding experience for everyone involved in the process.” 

Jordan Steckler

Jordan Steckler

Lineman Specialist

Jordan is a local to the Northeast WI area. Born and raised in Two Rivers, he graduated from TRHS where he was a multi-sport student athlete. Jordan earned a full athletic scholarship to play Division 1 football and continue his education at Northern Illinois University(NIU). During his college career, Jordan started 43 games at Guard and Offensive Tackle for the Huskies where he was an All Conference player at both positions, and gained First Team honors in his senior campaign. Jordan brings over 4 years of professional experience playing offensive line, primarily with the Houston Texans and New England Patriots. We are excited to welcome Jordan in his new role for our Synergy Family, where he has also trained in his professional offseasons back home. He is extremely eager to improve the athletes he serves by giving them all the tools and dedication he can so they may succeed.

 
“It is my passion to train and develop my clients into the best athletes and people they can possibly be from using both my knowledge and experience. I like to focus on every athlete differently and individually to help form a plan and relationship between us that will be most effective and enjoyable. My goal is to have my athletes leave each session better than when they stepped into the building that day. I will work tirelessly in order to always go above and beyond all expectations. Let’s get to work!”
Madison Sylvester

Madison Sylvester

Track and Field Performance Coach

Maddie graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she competed all four years on the track and field team. During her time there she qualified for the NCAA DII Nationals in the 400 meter hurdles, was second team all conference in both 400 hurdles, and 4×4 relay while also earning a school record. She has been coaching high school track athletes at Bay Port since 2022. Maddie specializes in coaching track and field athletes.

“If my athletes take one thing away from working with me, I want it to be that your mind is the most powerful tool you have and to write down your goals. Hang that goal up where you can see it everyday so you can ask yourself, “Did I do everything I could today to help get me closer to that goal?” I believe that every athlete is capable of so much more than they think. So push yourself, set a high goal, and never stop chasing it.”

 
 
 
Gavin Ayotte

Gavin Ayotte

Customer Service Specialist

Gavin is our primary front desk worker at Synergy and is currently double-majoring in Writing & Applied Arts and Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  He graduated from Bay Port High School in 2019 while moderately participating in sports such as basketball and golf.  His interests lie in filmmaking, writing, and the abstract nature of everyday life.  He has trained at Synergy throughout his adolescence and began working at our front desk in late 2019.   Gavin is most likely the first person you’ll see when you walk in the front doors at Synergy, and the last face you’ll see when you leave – he is Synergy’s MVP.

 

“Some people call me Greg, and I’m cool with that, I guess.”