Trainer Bios

Curt Carbaugh

Curt Carbaugh

Owner

Education: University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire

Sports Played: Football, Wrestling, Baseball and Golf

Training Experience: Started with Acceleration Minnesota in 1996 as an intern. Started full time with the business after internship and purchased the company in 2004. I have trained thousands of athletes since the start of the company and continue to grow and expand the Acceleration North brand and programming in the North Metro area. Started Acceleration Golf and Fitness (formerly Active Golf Training) in 2001 and continue golf improvement camps at Acceleration North in the off season.

Interesting Facts: He is a world class wake boarder (almost!) and a scratch golfer.

A Little About Me: Married to wife Missy with 4 children: twin girls, Emma and Laney (12 yrs) , son Max (9 yrs), and Mallory Mae (2 yrs). I have been playing competitive amateur golf in the MGA since 2002. I have been low amateur in numerous pro-ams and in 2008 won the state MGA 4-Ball championship with playing partner, Joel B Johnson.

Email: curt@accelerationnorth.com

Miles Van Tassel

Miles Van Tassel

Facility and Hockey Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Michigan Tech University

Sports Played: Hockey, Football and Baseball

Training Experience: Has Over 18 years of training experience 13 of which have been with acceleration team.

A Little About Miles: Currently on the Hockey Advisory committee with Athletic Republic and has been tabbed as the “stride doctor” among his peers. Also has worked with the NTDP and helping skating coach Carrie Kiel with implementing treadmill workouts with the NTDP program. Coached 4 seasons with MN High School Elite league having seen a few of his players move on to the NHL. Coached is son’s A Squirt team in Centennial last winter and loves to work with athletes at all levels. Is Married to wife Sarah and has two children Owen, and Annalie. Enjoys friends, fishing and hockey in his “down time”. Miles played two years of Jr. A hockey in the Toronto Metro league and the USHL. He Played College hockey at Michigan Tech from 96-99. After college career spent two seasons playing professional hockey in the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Email: miles@accelerationnorth.com

Zach Campbel, NSCA - CPT

Zach Campbel, NSCA - CPT

Performance Trainer

Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Major: Kinesiology, Psychology

Certifications: NSCA - CPT

Sports Played: Hockey, Footbal

Training Experience: Intern at Acceleration North in the summer of 2016. Hired as a full time performance trainer in January of 2017.

Personal: I am from Wisconsin Rapids, WI, I currently live in Minneapolis, MN. I am a die hard Green Bay Packer, Wisconsin Badger, and Minnesota Wild fan. I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with family and friends. I have been passionate about fitness, and performance training since high school. My dream is to open a training facility of my own.

Email: zach@accelerationnorth.com

Will Morriseau

Will Morriseau

Trainer

Education: University of Minnesota

Major: Kinesiology; Clinical Movement

Sport Played: Hockey

Training Experience: Began training in 2013 alongside Hockey Hall of Fame coach, Ted Nolan (Buffalo Sabres/Latvian National Team); and player sons Jordan (LA Kings) and Brandon (Hurricanes). Strength and Conditioning Hockey coach the for the 2015-2016 season before starting at Acceleration, summer 2016.

About Me: Hometown: Fort Frances, Ontario.

Other: Played two years of Jr. A hockey in Ontario. Spent much time training at Acceleration during the offseason months. Favorite activities include fishing, exploring the backcountry/camping, and riding motorcycle. Have two nieces; Mya (2 1/2), and Monroe (<1) and a Doberman Pinscher “Kobee”. Favorite Sports team(s)- Calgary Flames; Team Canada!

Email: will@stcroixsportsperformance.com

McKayla Custer

McKayla Custer

Trainer

Education: University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Major: Exercise Sport Science/ Coaching minor

Sport Played: Hockey, Golf, Tennis

Other Interests: coaching hockey, golfing and fishing

Email: mckayla.custer@my.uwrf.edu