Special Guest Bios

Joshua Kollman, DC, MS, CSCS, NASM-PES
Owner, Carolina Sports Clinic

Member of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team
Certified in Dry Needling
Certified in Acupuncture
Certified in Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified in Active Release Technique (ART)
Certified in Graston Technique
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified
Certified Chi Running Instructor
USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Fascial Stretch Certified Level 2 (FST)

Ben Hovis
Head Coach, Providence Day School XC & Track

Coach Hovis has been coaching at Providence Day since 1999. He has helped guide the PD XC teams to three girls' state titles and eight boys' state titles. Also, he has been apart of seven track titles between the girls and boys teams. Coach Hovis is a USATF Level II certified coach for endurance and not only coaches his HS athletes, but he also coaches adults in the area still seeking personal goals. He coached Ben Huffman to Foot Locker Nationals as well as Nike Team Nationals, and Huffman holds the fastest time ever run by a NC athlete at McAlpine (14:44) & Hagan Stone Park (15:13). Coach Hovis still trains regularly himself running around 50-60 miles a week. He takes the most pride in coaching HS athletes to believe in themselves and push themselves to limits they thought were not possible when they began running. "No matter your running ability, your goal should be to impress yourself with what you have accomplished."

Megan Hovis
Trainer, UpGrade Lifestyle

Megan Hovis grew up in the small town of Milton, Vermont. She became interested in nutrition at the young age of 12 and made it her goal to better the health of her family. She went on to get her BS in Nutritional Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. While attending UNH, Megan was a member of the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams. She was a four-time America East champion, having won titles in the 10,000 meters, 3,000 meter steeplechase, 5,000 and 3,000 meters. She was All-Northeast Region and All-American for cross country. In 2005, she was a provisional qualifier for NCAA championships in the 10,000 meters. After college Megan moved to North Carolina to enjoy running outdoors all year long. Megan found her passion in long-distance running and started training for marathons. After running the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, NC (2007) in a time of 2:45:10, she qualified for the Olympic Trials. At the trials she ran a 2:37:29 and placed 12th in the Country. Megan worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Springs Memorial hospital for two years after college where she gained much insight into differing disease states and how to educate different populations on nutritional information. She joined UpGrade Lifestyle with much excitement as she combines both of her passions into one. She loves to share both her training/fitness and nutritional knowledge with others, and truly enjoys watching her clients succeed!

Jamey Yon
Owner, Tri-Yon Performance

Jamey started in the sport of triathlon in 1986 and has competed, trained, and coached for the past 25 years! At the age of 51 he is now a husband, father of 5 children, Coach and Masters triathlete. Jamey’s vast knowledge in Triathlon, Running, Nutrition, and Strength training helps him share with others the keys to success and longevity in their sport. With 100 plus races under his belt, 18 Ironmans, and 20 plus marathons, he is still healthy and well and competing as a Master’s Runner and Triathlete. Jamey coaches a limited number of athletes and works to provide his clients with the most beneficial training program for each individual’s personal needs. His Faith in Jesus Christ has sustained his strength and given him purpose through TRi-Yon Performance as a way to promote Health and Wellness throughout his community and abroad!

Brad Wiest, DC, CSCS
Certified in Dry Needling
Certified in Acupuncture
Certified in Active Release Technique (ART)
Certified in Graston Technique
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Bradley Wiest has been practicing Chiropractic for 5 years. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. During his schooling at Palmer, he earned his full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART", as well as Graston Technique, and did work with the Motion Palpation Institute.

Prior to Chiropractic school, Bradley attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology as well as his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) and Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). This allowed him to work on performance enhancement with athletes on all levels throughout college.

Dr. Wiest has continued his education and earned his Fellowship with the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and currently holds certification in Dry Needling. Dr. Wiest was selected as the team Chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers and continues to work with the team today.

Dr. Wiest believes that using whatever techniques necessary to "put the fire out" and then education patients on how they can prevent the fire in the future, is the best short term and long term plan for a patient. He focuses on injury prevention and performance enhancement through treating the body as a whole and assessing the kinetic chain. In his spare time he enjoys doing triathlons and running, and has completed Ironman Cozumel in 2012 and Ironman Florida in 2014. He is a member of Triple Threat Racing, a competitive triathlon team here in Charlotte.

Dr. Tyler Lehman

Dr. Tyler Lehman completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Before completing his doctorate, Dr. Lehman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC in which he majored in Biology. At Francis Marion Dr. Lehman played collegiate baseball for the Patriots.

Throughout his schooling and continuing education, Dr. Tyler Lehman has focused his studies on assessing how the human body moves optimally and how it compensates for lack of mobility and stability. Dr. Tyler Lehman uses therapies such as ART, chiropractic manipulation, and corrective exercises to restore proper mobility and stability in his patients to get them out of pain, prevent future injury, and optimize performance.

In his spare time, Dr. Lehman enjoys playing softball, basketball, cycling, running, weight lifting, and hunting. Dr. Lehman grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Northwestern High School.