Team

MEET THE TEAM


Philip Redman


Brandon Bratek


Matt Henechowicz


Carl Neuman


MARK BOSWELL


ERIN EDSON


NATHAN OGINBENE

 


Kristina Tomasello

 

 


RYAN

Nathan Oginbene (Head Trainer)

Nathan

Nathan took an unconventional route to find his way into the fitness industry. Being the first in his family to attend college, he didn’t quite know what he wanted to major in but had it set in his mind that he would obtain a degree. It wasn’t until he attended an open house at NCCC that he would meet his future advisor, instructor, and mentor who would lead him into becoming the fitness professional he is today. 

Equipped with nearly a decade of experience and several certifications to boot, involving kettlebell training, nutrition, functional fitness and corrective exercise, leadership, and instructing boot camps. The root of his efforts goes to serve others by guiding them on their path to living a healthier, more intentional life and as a result unearths his passion to help people. Additionally Nathan has a passion for education, self development, as well as health and wellness. Throughout his tenure in the industry Nathan has found his niche in the realm of weight loss and enjoys working with others who need that extra accountability and someone to believe in their ability to achieve. Oftentimes light hearted and kind, clients feel safe, secure and connected when under his provision.

When it comes to his personal life, his current interests are boxing, pool (8-ball), chess, reading, cooking and listening to music and of course, weightlifting.

Erin Edson (Director of Operations)

Erin

Erin Edson, born and raised in Buffalo, has been involved in the area of sports and coaching for most of her life. Growing up she played many sports including Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey and Soccer. Throughout high school and college she coached multiple lacrosse camps, clinics and local club teams. She attended Fredonia State University, and has her Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with Minors in Athletic Coaching and Business Administration. While at Fredonia, she competed on their Division III Women’s Lacrosse Team for all 4 years. She then attended Daemen College and earned her Masters Degree in Executive Leadership and Change. While at Daemen, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in their Division II Athletic Department. She has over 8 years of administrative experience in the health care, higher education and athletic settings. 

Erin joined the Dr. Derek Health and Fitness team in 2020. Her focus is client correspondence, office/facility management and database oversight. 

She enjoys staying active, cooking and spending time with her family and friends!

Brandon Bratek (Trainer)

Brandon

Brandon Bratek, born and raised in Buffalo, has been involved in the field of Health and Fitness since 2012. He attended SUNY Brockport and has a dual degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education, along with a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Canisius college.

Brandon has been a committed staff member at Dr. Derek Health and Fitness since 2015. He is passionate about motivating his clients to reach their health and fitness goals!

He is also a Health teacher in the Lockport City School District where he coaches football and track & field.

Mark Boswell (Trainer)

Mark

 

Mark Boswell was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Mark attended Kenmore East High School and earned Varsity letters in football and wrestling, as well as playing with Kenmore East’s rugby club. 

 

Mark served in the United States Army for 4 years as a Healthcare Specialist, and was a member of the All Army Rugby team. Mark was a member of the football team at Buffalo State College where he earned his bachelor’s in Health and Wellness. Mark is currently pursuing a master in Physical Education at Canisius College with plans to teach someday. 

 

Mark enjoys spending time with family and enjoys hiking with his dogs, biking, and sports. He also likes skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating! Go Bills!

Carl Neuman (Trainer)

Carl

Carl Neuman has been involved in the health and fitness field since 2003. Carl studied Physical Education at Niagara County Community College and has been a Personal Fitness Trainer since 2009. He also managed a Vitamin Shoppe for over 8 years and gained knowledge in nutrition and supplementation. 

Carl loves to workout, golf and spend time with his family. He is a huge Buffalo Bills fan and can talk about football all day. 

His passion for learning and helping others achieve their health and fitness goals has made him a key member of Dr. Derek’s team since 2014.

Matt Henechowicz (Trainer)

Matt

Matthew Henechowicz was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Rhode Island. While attending university he was a member of the triathlon team that competed in the University Multisport Series. Upon graduating with scholastic distinction, Matt learned his true area of expertise is in the domain of exercise science in the aging population. Matt is involved with many charitable foundations and spends hours of volunteer service in the local community. Prioritizing and managing time efficiently has been pivotal in allowing him to improve his client’s quality of life and well-being, while personally maintaining a high level of fitness. 

Although Matt has diverse interests one of his most rewarding pastimes was as a competitive snowboarder. Traveling across Canada to Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, was the culmination of many years of training. His time there led to many successes and many more valuable learning experiences. During this experience, Matt obtained employment as a snowboard instructor, SPIN instructor and triathlon coach, and continues teaching today. 

In 2018, Matt moved to Buffalo and began employment at Dr. Derek Health and fitness in 2019. His hobbies include reading, golf, hockey, and strength training.

Philip Redman (Trainer)

Philip

Philip Redman was born in Rochester, New York. Phil attended high school in Livonia and graduated in 2018. At Livonia, Phil earned sectional titles in soccer and tennis. Phil further pursued his education at SUNY Brockport and earned his degree in Exercise Science. Phil is also ACSM exercise physiology certified.
 
Phil will continue to pursue his education and obtain his graduate in Physical Therapy at University at Buffalo, but for now is helping people get in tip top shape!
 
Phil’s passions are playing basketball, hiking in the Adirondacks, juggling a soccer ball, playing with his dog Oreo, and is an avid Lakers fan. Go Bills!

Kristina Tomasello (Trainer)

Kristina 

Kristina Tomasello grew up in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from Kenmore East High School before attending the University at Buffalo. There, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. She is also a New York State licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Kristina has worked with folks of all ages and abilities; she enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping people reach their goals.

She enjoys swimming, tennis, and volleyball, but her passion is dance. Kristina started dancing in elementary school and continues to do so today! In high school she coached youth cheerleading and later taught dance at a local studio. She was an NFL Cheerleader for three seasons and currently performs with a local theatre company.

In her down time, Kristina likes cooking, drawing, and spending time with friends and family. She also likes travelling. She studied abroad in the UK and hopes to visit all 50 states someday.

Ryan (Trainer)

Ryan 

Ryan Waltenbaugh born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to Buffalo 8 years ago and graduated from Orchard Park High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford where he earned his degree in Exercise Science and has his certification as a Certified Personal Trainer. 

His passions include fitness and exercise, hiking, and watching the Buffalo Bills.