Staff


Dale Huff, CSCS

Co-owner Athletic Republic St. Louis & Nutriformance

Dale, and his wife Ellie, co-founded NutriFormance- Fitness, Therapy and Performance on the premise of blending the highest quality performance and corrective exercise with nutrition coaching provided by registered dietitians.  Since 1997, NutriFormance has provided well over 400,000 personal training, … Continue reading


Charlie McDoniel, MS

Chief Operating Officer

Charlie began his career with Nutriformance and Athletic Republic in September of 2007, after coaching at Loyola University in Maryland.  As an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at the NCAA Division I level, Charlie assisted with the coaching, planning, recruiting, fundraising, … Continue reading


Randy Leopando, BS, CSCS, FMS

Director of Training and Sports Performance

Before joining Nutriformance and Athletic Republic, Randy completed his undergraduate studies at Truman State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Pre-Physical Therapy.  During this time, Randy interned at an outpatient physical therapy … Continue reading


Emily Bailey, RD, CSSD, LD, NASM

Emily Bailey, RD, CSSD, LD, NASM Director of Nutrition

Prior to joining NutriFormance as a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer, Emily completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.  During her undergraduate career, Emily was a member and President … Continue reading


Tim McDoniel, BA, CPT

Sports Performance Coach

Tim has been a sports performance coach with Athletic Republic since January of 2008 and a personal trainer for Nutriformance since March of 2008. Tim has always had a passion for athletics, coaching and playing basketball at the youth, high … Continue reading


Johnson Johnny, BS, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach

Before joining the Athletic Republic team in 2010, Johnny attended Missouri Southern State University.  Johnny received a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Wellness with a minor in Business Management graduating with Honors.  While at Missouri Southern, Johnny received … Continue reading


Matt Firth, BS, ATC

Personal Trainer, Sports Performance Coach

Before joining NutriFormance and Athletic Republic, Matt earned his Associates in Kinesiology at Paris Junior College and his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training at Lindenwood University. After graduating from Lindenwood’s Athletic Training program, Matt went on to work in … Continue reading


Jon Franke, BS, NASM

Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Performance Coach

Prior to joining Nutriformance-Athletic Republic, Jon attended Lindenwood University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Jon was captain of the Lindenwood Lions Varsity Water Polo team who in 2006 and 2007 won the NAIA Division II National … Continue reading


Michael Vogt, BS, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach

Prior to joining Athletic Republic, Michael earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science at Truman State University. While at Truman State, Michael was a freshman and sophomore scholar athlete for the Varsity soccer team. As the last part of … Continue reading


Chico Orlando, BS, CSCS, ACSM

Sports Performance Coach

Before joining Athletic Republic, Chico completed his undergraduate studies at Truman State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.  During this time, Chico directed a strength and conditioning class for 15-20 athletes weekly over the period of one summer. … Continue reading


Lindsay Carr, BA

Sports Performance Coach, Personal Trainer

Lindsay earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Human Physiology-Exercise Science from the University of Iowa in 2015. While attending Iowa, she participated in a practicum to train students at a local high school in Olympic weight lifting … Continue reading


Ryan Light, BS, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach

Prior to joining the Athletic Republic, Ryan attended Lindenwood University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. During college, Ryan took the role of a four year starter on the baseball team. He received All-MIAA honors in his … Continue reading


Nick Jehle, BS, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach

Before joining Athletic Republic, Nik completed his undergraduate studies at Missouri State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Movement Science. Prior to attending Missouri State Nik attended Benedictine College for two years on a Football scholarship. Due to … Continue reading


Rachel Stuhlmann, BS

Sports Performance Coach

Before joining Athletic Republic, Rachel completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri earning a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management.  During this time Rachel completed two internships.  The first was with the MU’s Strength and Conditioning program where she … Continue reading