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Staff

Our staff is here to help each person’s fitness journey be successful, enjoyable and fun. We have experienced and successful coaches and talented professionals who are driven by their passion for helping others.

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Coach Jason DeRose Director of Fitness &
Athlete Performance Training
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Coach DeRose established FASTER, LLC in 2008 to expand his dynamic passion for educating others about health, fitness, nutrition, performance enhancement exercises, injury prevention, and overall wellbeing. He has a Health and Physical Education degree from IUP and is Pittsburgh’s only XPE certified master trainer. As a former athlete, coach and high school teacher, Coach DeRose utilized his experiences to develop his own unique functional protocols to meet the needs of all his clients and to ultimately help them to “Get Better, FASTER”. Coach’s successes have been noted by those of all ages and walks of life as he prides himself on producing optimal results with minimal risk of injury.
Sommer DeRose Chief Operating Officer sommer@performfaster.com
Sommer has been with FASTER since the very beginning serving as Chief Financial Officer and Office Manager. She is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University where she was a cheerleader and earned her degree in Mathematics. In addition to being an avid fitness enthusiast, Sommer is the proud wife of Coach Jason DeRose and loves being a part of the FASTER family. She shares Coach’s mission of providing a positive, empowering workout environment equipped with the latest most innovative fitness equipment and nutrition opportunities available.
Megan Meyer General Manager
Director of Internships &
Performance and Fitness Coach
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Megan joined the FASTER staff in May of 2014. She has a Sport Management degree from Robert Morris University as well as a FAST certification. As a former athlete on the track and field team at Robert Morris, sports and fitness have always been a part of her life. Megan enjoys motivating people to reach their goals and finds client success and happiness as the ultimate reward of being a trainer.
Kamela Niskach Beachbody Master Trainer
Owner of Kam Jamz Fitness
Health Coach
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Kamela joined the FASTER staff in October of 2013. She has a Physcial Therapy degree from Duquesne University and is a Master Trainer through Beachbody. With an athletic background and a passion for dance, Kam created KamJamz Fitness. She teaches KamJamz as well as live Beachbody classes at FASTER. Kamela has a passion for teaching and coaching fitness and is driven to help others achieve goals they never thought possible.
Lindsey Crawford Licensed Massage Therapist, Assistant Director of Social Media & Director of First Impressions
Lindsey joined the FASTER staff in August of 2014. She spent her first two years of schooling at CCAC where she studied nutrition, and then went on to the Career Training Academy where she pursued a degree in Massage Therapy. She obtained her degree in August of 2016 and is excited to share her love for Massage Therapy with all of the clients at FASTER. Lindsey has always had a passion for softball and track, playing softball since the age of ten as well as a passion to help others. She looks forward to making a difference and helping people feel better, FASTER!
Debbie Hunter Performance and Fitness Coach Watch Coach Debbie at FASTER
Debbie joined the FASTER staff in April of 2008. She has a Health and Physical Education degree from Slippery Rock University, a Master’s in Health Education from Penn State University, a CSCS certification as well as a FAST certification. Debbie has played and coached various sports including swimming, basketball and softball. Debbie loves helping others and working with energetic and passionate people here at FASTER.
Ellie Calgaro Performance and Fitness Coach
Ellie joined the FASTER team in April 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health from Ohio University. As a former athlete and collegiate strength coach at Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, she uses her experiences and energy to motivate members focusing on functional strength and mobility. She is dedicated to helping individuals stay committed, consistent and determined to reaching their goals. Ellie is enthusiastic about the opportunity to influence the community to make life more enjoyable for competitive and non-competitive athletes.
Dustin Creel Performance and Fitness Coach
Dustin joined the FASTER staff in May of 2017. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Marketing. As a member of the EMU football team, Dustin has always had a strong work ethic and a passion for fitness. He is excited to share his passion with FASTER clients and help athletes and adults reach their personal goals.
Matt Martin Performance and Fitness Coach
Matt joined the FASTER staff in January of 2016. He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Marketing. Matt has always had a love for football, and has always been passionate about training. He loves working with people, and enjoys motivating others to reach their goals.
Tracey Primeau Performance and Fitness Coach
Tracey has a Degree in Kinesiology from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. As a former athlete on the lacrosse team at Brock, elite hockey player for the majority of her life and NCCP Level II Certified Hockey Coach, sports and fitness have always played an important role in her life. Tracey is eager to use her experience as a Kinesiologist in physical therapy, gait analysis, ergonomics and coaching to motivate and assist people at all levels of fitness to achieve their goals.
Tiffany Joyce Performance and Fitness Coach
Tiffany has a BA in Biology, and a Master’s in Education (secondary science) degree from Waynesburg University. She grew up playing basketball year round, and was a part of an AAU National Championship gold medal team. She was a college basketball player and team captain, and coached girl’s high school basketball for 8 years, where as a coach and team trainer her teams won 2 WPIAL championships and a State title. Tiffany is also a certified P90X and Insanity Live instructor. She has a passion for motivating and helping people reach their fitness goals.
Bill Marnich Performance and Fitness Coach
Bill graduated from Waynesburg University with a degree in Exercise Science where he played football. He received his Master’s in Sports Performance and Injury Prevention from Cal U of Pa where he also completed an internship and was the Graduate Assistant for the Strength and Conditioning Program. He has been the strength and conditioning coach at Canon McMillan for almost 2 years now and is in charge of all sports. Bill is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Chris Frye Performance and Fitness Coach
Chris graduated in December 2016 with a degree in Health and Physical Education at Edinboro University. He was involved in multiple sports throughout high school including football, basketball and track. He has a passion for overall physical and mental well-being and the tenacity to share this passion with others.
Kristen McKinney Performance and Fitness Coach
Kristen recently finished up her degree from Slippery Rock University where she graduated with a degree in Public Health and a minor in Women's Studies. She has been involved with athletics most of her life, playing on a softball team, competing in gymnastics, and running competitively. After suffering a running injury, she has since turned to weight lifting and bodybuilding and recently competed in her first bodybuilding competition in April. Kristen continues to learn and aspires to eventually enter into the field of health management/health administration.
Thomas Siegrist Performance and Fitness Coach
Thomas is entering his senior year at West Virginia University where he is studying Industrial Engineering. He interned with FASTER over the summer of 2016 gaining experience in training and interacting with clients, as well as earning his FASTER Certification. Thomas has a passion for fitness and all of positive outcomes that are associated with it. He likes to go outside of his comfort zone and challenge himself and others on a daily basis.
Ashley Murray Director of First Impressions
Ashley joined the FASTER staff in September 2015. She graduated from CCBC School of Nursing in 2015. She also has a passion for teaching and coaching fitness and loves helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.
Karly Boyle Director of First Impressions
Karly joined the FASTER staff in June of 2015. She currently is an office coordinator for Allegheny Orthopedic Associates part of AHN. Karly is interested in all aspects of the medical, fitness and nutrition fields.
Maddie Zimmer Director of First Impressions
Maddie joined the FASTER staff in July of 2013. She is a senior in high school and will attend Penn State Behrend in the fall to major in elementary education. Maddie participates in softball throughout the year on a travel team and loves to motivate other but is always looking to improve her skills. Maddie loves to see people succeed in their goals and loves to help them get there.