Sam serves as SVP, Chief Operating Officer for the Applied Science and Performance Institute. As a co-founder, he brings with him more than 16 years of executive leadership, operational excellence, and innovation. Previously, Sam served as VP of Operations for Advantage Care Physicians, the largest private multi-specialty outpatient practice on the east coast. Prior to ACP, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Staten Island Physician Practice, the islands largest medical group accounting for the care of 20% of the boroughs population. Earlier in his career, Sam provided executive management services in the music industry. In this capacity, he worked with major record labels, publishing companies, performing rights organizations, producers, and artists. He has worked with many international stars across genres, secured major recording contracts and led award winning production companies. Sam is a passionate ambassador for The Clinton Foundation and assists with their population health initiatives benefiting millions around the world. He has also served as a volunteer at the Merck Bioethics Institute where he collaborated with Physicians, Scientists and Healthcare Administrators to further the guiding principles of ethical and responsible research and care. Sam has studied at Columbia and Rutgers Universities where he has graduated with highest honors and garnered multiple academic accolades including the Charles Biederman and Norman C. Miller Awards.
Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Jacob Wilson is a researcher and CEO of Applied Science and Performance Institute. With over 200 peer- reviewed papers, book chapters and abstracts Dr. Wilson has turned the focus of his research onto the cellular, molecular, and whole body changes in muscle size, strength, and power in response to exercise and nutrition in varying populations. Dr. Wilson was awarded the NSCA’s Terry J. Housh young investigator of the year award in 2013. Moreover, he and his lab were featured in the movie Generation Iron, which came out in theaters in 2013 and was aired on ESPN.
Ryan earned his BS and MS in human exercise physiology and exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa. Ryan was also a national champion baseball player during his time at UT. Wanting to chase a bigger vision and dreams of impacting people’s lives on a global scale, Ryan co- founded and currently serves as the President at Applied Science and Performance Institute. To date, Ryan has published over 100 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on human performance, sports nutrition and supplementation. Ryan has received numerous academic and research awards and has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of sports nutrition related topics
With 15 years of combined experience as a collegiate and professional football player, Yo Murphy is an expert in strength and conditioning; specializing in performance and fitness in all age groups across multiple sports. Yo is the only football player in history to take part in 3 different championship games with 3 different professional leagues, winning 2 (NFL Europe World Bowl Championship, 1996; Canadian Football League Grey Cup Championship; NFL Super Bowl XXXVI). He has developed extensive and renowned training programs for college athletes preparing for combines and for professional athletes of numerous sports. He displays a constant commitment to youth fitness by ensuring young athletes are properly educated on their uniquely crafted, individual training and nutritional strategies. His attitude toward training is the cornerstone to his success as a performance coach.
Matthew obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University and Master’s of Science in Exercise & Nutrition Science from The University of Tampa. Matthew is the director of the research department at The Applied Science & Performance Institute where he focuses on conducting and supervising studies pertaining to adaptions in body composition; muscle architecture and functionality; in response to training, nutrition, and supplementation interventions in general, athletic, and special populations. On these topics Matthew has published over two dozen peer reviewed papers and abstracts and presented nationally on at multiple conferences.
William obtained his B.S in Occupational Safety and Health at Keene State College and his M.S in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Tampa. William’s primary areas of study combine concepts from Neurophysiology and Biomechanics in order to study motor control and motor learning. To date, William has lead, contributed, and collaborated on numerous research studies. His work for the ASPI includes: designing, creating and distributing educational content as it pertains to health & human performance; and testing, analyzing & interpreting data of elite athletic populations for real-world application purposes.
Andres is the Registered Sports Dietitian at ASPI. He holds a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Southen Indiana where he graduated with Honors, and Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from the University of Central Florida. Andres brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of applied sports nutrition with notable experiences at IMG Academy, and Gatorade where he participated in the prestigious Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program in 1 of 6 locations nationwide. Andres also received training in food science and research and development concepts during his time as Laboratory Technician at Mead Johnson Nutrition where he assisted in multiple pilot trials for infant milk formulations. During his graduate work, he had the opportunity to work under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey Stout. Andres has published articles for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is also an active contributor to the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetics Association (CPSDA) where he has served in reviewing committees for educational content for athletes. Andres's interests are in advanced nutrition strategies for weight management is weight controlled sports. He is also interested in the effects on fasting in the body's physiology and how it can affect sports performance. Andres is originally from Venezuela and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Andy is the Director of Research and Development at the ASPI. He has worked as a chef, nutritionist, personal trainer, product developer and a sports scientist. He has passion for knowledge in the molecular aspects of nutrition include: biochemistry, nutrition and performance, nutrition and metabolism, supplementation for performance as well as ketogenic dieting. Andy’s culinary expertise are unparalleled in the nutrition world and his work as a food scientist is the coal that fuels the fire of human performance.
Alexander Lee Burton
Alex is the Director of Web and Systems Development at the ASPI, and received his Bachelor's of Science in International Business Management at Marist College. Focusing primarily on web and software development, Alex builds websites & web applications for the ASPI. He also designs data-driven systems & tools for research, resource management and team workflow. Alex is also a 100-pound weight-loss success story, and contributes applicable content on the subject matter.
Matthew obtained his Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Dominican University in Illinois, and received his Masters of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Tampa. Matthew has been PI on numerous studies, some that have lasted 12 weeks in length. He works one on one, and in conjunction with the research division, with elite athletes, gathering data used for the purpose of normalizing metrics in elite populations
Paul graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is currently a graduate student pursuing his Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University. Paul has a diverse business background with experience working in multiple industries that include, health and wellness initiatives, supplement manufacturers, and public relations. Paul is able to apply his understanding of analytics and international marketing strategies to allow for optimal outreach.
Reidel Anthony defines Florida football. Reidel has 20 years of combined high school, collegiate and NFL experience as a standout and award-winning receiver, all of which has taken place in the state of Florida (Glades Central High School, University of Florida, Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Reidel has continued his legacy in Florida football with the coaching and training high school and collegiate athletes. He brings his expertise to the ASPI to create Intensive and comprehensive wide receiver training programs to prepare future All‐American and Hall of Fame athletes for what to expect in all walks of the game and in life.