FOUNDER & CHAIRMANDamon attended Lee University where he played soccer and earned All-American and All-Conference player honors three times. Damon earned his bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Wellness and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Additionally, Damon is a Level-3 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. Damon currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the Southern Methodist University Applied Physiology and Sport Management Department as well as the Golf Academy of America- DFW. He is a frequent guest on PGA Tour Radio’s “Golf Talk America” and a guest on the Golf Channel. Damon is considered one of the leading experts in golf performance conditioning and currently works with a host of PGA, Web.com, LPGA, collegiate, and elite junior golfers. With over 18 years of experience in the sports performance and fitness industry, Damon specializes in golf performance conditioning and has gained notoriety through speaking at seminars and his writings for sport publications. Damon’s knowledge of the body and his experiences as an athlete and educator give him a unique and effective approach to sports performance training. His biggest source of inspiration and his daily 'why' can be found in his two boys.
PRESIDENT & CEO
As CEO of TEAM AMPD, Dustin spearheads the company’s executive mission and strategic development. With a focus on TEAM fitness, Nichols has guided TEAM AMPD by developing key relationships and overseeing the multiple avenues of AMPD’s partnership operations. Dustin is always moving in an effort to identify newer, more efficient tools and opportunities to better the direction of the company. His mixed background of marketing and sports sponsorship allows him to look at the vision of the company on a wider scale, making smart decisions from a business strategy perspective while fostering a creative environment for day-to-day operations. A graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State, he earned his BBA, while there, he met and married Sheena Nichols, wife of 9 years. He has two little girls, Kennedy 2, and Reese Elizabeth, 1.
FOUNDER & COO
Andrew graduated from Methodist University with a BS in business administration and was part of the Professional Golf Management Program. While attending Methodist University, Andrew interned and mentored under the direction of multiple elite golf instructors including: Eric Eshleman, Director of Golf at the Country Club of Birmingham, Mike McGetrick, Director of Golf at Colorado Golf Club and Jim Mclean at his golf school at the Doral Golf Resort. Upon graduation, Andrew attended Clarion University to pursue his MBA. While at Clarion University, he was the graduate assistant woman’s golf and basketball coach. Andrew is certified as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Justin joins Team AMPD after spending the past 25 years successfully working in the field of pharmaceuticals. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin. He also completed his Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree from The Criswell College here in Dallas, TX. Justin has successfully owned and operated independent pharmacies throughout his professional career. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the field of business management and ownership. Justin will manage the financial portfolio of the company while providing operational support and assisting in the company’s overall strategic development and growth. Justin, and his wife Leslee, live in Rockwall, Texas, with their daughters Faith and Ava. It was Justin’s love of mountaineering which brought him to AMPD Golf Fitness. Having trained and successfully summited mountains such as Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mount Rainier in Washington State, there was no doubt in his mind he was eager to join Team AMPD and help athletes all over the world reach their maximum potential through world class training and performance. Justin’s professional experience and personal successes in healthcare will be a great addition to an already proven solid leadership team.
DIRECTOR OF JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT & SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
Sean was a Sergeant in The United States Army Infantry and served four years with the 10th Mountain Division. He was deployed for a 12 month combat tour in Eastern Afghanistan. After coming back to the states he pursued a degree in Golf Complex Operations at the Golf Academy of America. Sean graduated with honors in December of 2014. His love for Golf and fitness is what brought him to Golf Performance. Sean is a certified Personal Trainer and is currently studying to become a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
DIRECTOR OF COLLEGIATE PERFORMANCE & SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
Andrew attended the University of Utah where he earned a bachelors of science degree with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Science and minored in Nutrition. While attending the University of Utah, Andrew interned with the sports performance department where he worked with men’s golf, basketball and men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Andrew spent a year and a half at the University of Louisville in the sports performance department. At Louisville, Andrew worked with the men’s and women’s golf, baseball, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and track and field. Andrew is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.