Our Culture

I truly love this team and everyone who finds their way to TD Athletes Edge becomes part of the gym family because we all understand how lucky we are to have found the solution to whatever was stopping us from the success we desire.
— - Molly

our team

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Tim DiFrancesco

PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Precision Nutrition 1

President, Founder

Former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Los Angeles Lakers


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Scott DiFrancesco

ATC, CSCS, SASTM

Founder, Edge Factor Radio

Former Athletic Trainer with New York Yankees AA affiliate Trenton Thunder


Abby Freer

Office Manager


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Christopher Havens

Strength & Conditioning Coach


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Ryan Healy

CSCS, Precision Nutrition 2

Director of Nutrition


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Matthew Ibrahim

MS(c), PES, USAW, LMT

Director of Strength & Conditioning


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Jessica mirisola

MS, CSCS, CES, Precision Nutrition 1

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach


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Kevin Reen

USAT

Strength & Conditioning Coach


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Jed Sturman

MBA

Business Advancement Coordinator


Angela Tucci

Strength & Conditioning Coach


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Jed Sturman

Jed Sturman is the Co-Owner and Business Advancement Coordinator at TD Athletes Edge. Primarily, he helps to set and execute on the strategic vision of the business cultivating new partnership opportunities. This domain includes managing the finances, developing the marketing strategy and supporting daily operations of the business.

Jed has a background that includes work in strategy consulting, private equity and digital advertising. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Matthew Ibrahim

Matthew Ibrahim is the Co-Owner, Director of Strength & Conditioning and Internship Coordinator at TD Athletes Edge. He completed his B.S. in Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2013. After several failed application attempts toward multiple Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs, he went on to complete his License in Massage Therapy at the Cortiva Institute in 2016. Currently, he is a graduate student at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions obtaining his M.S. in Health Science with a focus in Sport Performance, which has a direct track into a PhD in Human and Sport Performance.

Matthew has been an invited guest speaker nationally in over 10 U.S. states, which was highlighted by his presentations at Google Headquarters, Stanford University, Equinox and Lululemon, in addition to guest speaking internationally in Milan, Italy. His professional work has been featured in Men’s Fitness, STACK Media and The Personal Trainer Development Center. He has also provided over 20 academic guest lectures featured within educational institutions throughout New England.

Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of strength and conditioning, physical therapy and performance training facilities, which was highlighted by his time spent interning at the world-renowned Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning facility. He has worked with youth and high school athletes, collegiate athletes, endurance-based athletes and members in professional sports in the NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, MMA and UFC. As someone who stresses the value of walking the walk alongside his athletes and clients, he has placed a great value on consistently working on his own physical preparation with athletic endeavors in powerlifting competitions (2x in 2016, 2x in 2018 and 2x in 2019). Currently, he has switched gears to take on a completely new challenge as he prepares for the upcoming 2020 Boston Marathon.

Jessica Mirisola

Jessica Mirisola is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at TD Athletes Edge. As a former collegiate athlete and current competitive athlete in endurance-based sports, Jessica understands the demands of training for health, performance and resilience. After playing field hockey for Keene State College from 2003-2006, she took on triathlons from sprint to Ironman distance, marathons and ultra marathons to continue her pursuit of athletic endeavors. Through this unique lens, Jessica is able to better serve her clients and athletes after having also walked the walk.

Throughout her career in the field of strength and conditioning, Jessica has worked at the world-renowned Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning facility, the Athletic Evolution Nike SPARQ Training Center and Salem State University. Her clientele has included collegiate athletes, high school athletes, general population clients, fitness enthusiasts and endurance-based athletes. She has also served as the assistant field hockey coach for Tewksbury Memorial High School from 2008-2011, the head field hockey coach for Salem State University from 2011-2014, a volunteer lacrosse coach for Marblehead High School from 2014-2016 and a volunteer coach for Fit Girls Run Club Marblehead from 2014-2016.

After graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. from Keene State College in 2007, Jessica went on to continue her education at Bridgewater State University where she graduated with a M.S. in Physical Education with a Strength & Conditioning concentration in 2012. Currently, Jessica holds the following certifications: NSCA CSCS, NASM CES, FMS Level 1 and 2, Precision Nutrition Level 1, USA Triathlon Level 1 and USA Cycling Level 3.

Ryan Healy

Ryan Healy is the Director of Nutrition and a Strength & Conditioning Coach at TD Athletes Edge. As a teenager, at the advice of her doctors to consistently “eat well and exercise” as a way to manage a hormonal condition called PCOS, Ryan started her path to a career in the health industry. She pursued an education in exercise and sports science through college, has been a certified personal trainer for over fourteen years working with people of all ages and abilities, and has found that relating to her clients’ challenges is one of her superpowers.

Knowing how challenging it can be to battle injuries, fit in exercise as a busy parent or find a sustainable approach to nutrition, Ryan’s passion is helping others receive the support, guidance and compassion they need to tackle those obstacles and get lasting results. The most gratifying part of her job is helping others feel more confident, resilient and strong so they can get more of what they want out of life. Ryan has done this through her various roles as a strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach and manager of several corporate fitness centers.

Ryan graduated Cum Laude from Elon University with a B.S. in Exercise & Sport Science in 2007, in addition to becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant after graduating Summa Cum Laude from North Shore Community College in 2015. She earned her Precision Nutrition Level 2 certification after an intensive year-long coaching program. Ryan holds the following certifications: NSCA CSCS, Precision Nutrition Level 1 and 2 and TRX. Her fitness and nutrition writing has been featured regularly in the Boston Globe and Boston.com.

Christopher Havens

Christopher Havens is a Strength & Conditioning Coach at TD Athletes Edge. He recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Salem State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports & Movement Science. Christopher completed our strength and conditioning internship program in the summer of 2019, where he consistently demonstrated positive leadership skills, a team-first mentality and a genuine level of enthusiasm for making others around him better.

Christopher has a true passion for cutting-edge research and uses current science to guide an evidence-based approach to training. For his Senior Research Thesis at Salem State University, Christopher was awarded the New England American College of Sports and Medicine Undergraduate Research Award for his research on 'Post-Exercise Water Immersion and its Effects on Heart Rate Variability'. He has personally competed in a wide range of athletic competitions including swimming, marathons, ultramarathons and obstacle course events.

As the current Head Swim & Dive Coach for Swampscott High School, he has led the team to two Team Sportsmanship League Awards and personally won the 2017-2018 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year. Christopher also previously held the USA Swimming Coach certification.

Scott DiFrancesco

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity."
Joshua Waitzkin

FAVORITE PART OF BEING AN ATHLETIC TRAINER IN THE YANKEES ORGANIZATION:
Seeing a player come back from an injury and be successful on the field - if that doesn't resonate with other Athletic Trainers - why do you do what you do?

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
The Kettle Bell Swing! If I had to choose one training movement for the rest of my life, this is what'd I'd do.

FAVORITE FOOD:
A thick, grass-fed Ribeye. Grilled. Medium-rare.

FAVORITE RECOVERY TOOL:
Sleep. Around 1/3 of our lives are spent asleep; take control of your sleep habits and sleep environment and optimizing your performance is exponentially easier.

WHY I'M ATTENDING AN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL SCHOOL
I specifically chose Osteopathic Medicine for it's focus on comprehensive patient-wellness and the emphasis of the patient and doctor working as a team.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Completed Active Release Technique (ART) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course A (DNS) certifications

Timothy DiFrancesco

Tim DiFrancesco is the President & Founder of TD Athletes Edge. He graduated from Endicott College in 2003 with his B.S. in Exercise Science & Athletic Training. He went on to the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. Upon graduation, Tim spent 3 years working as a physical therapist in the outpatient sports medicine clinic setting.

From 2009-2011, Tim held the position of Head Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA-Developmental League. In December of 2011, he was named the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. While traveling with the Lakers for over 6 seasons from 2011-2017, Tim built TD Athletes Edge. It all started as a series of online channels for top fitness and health guidance. After leaving the Lakers in 2017, he dedicated his full-time efforts to building up the physical training location of TD Athletes Edge with his team in Salem, MA.

Kevin Reen

Kevin Reen is a Strength & Conditioning Coach at TD Athletes Edge. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Affairs from Norwich University and a Masters of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University. Kevin completed our strength and conditioning internship program in the summer of 2019, where he demonstrated his infectious level of energy and support within our community.

Kevin has a wide background in performance and athletics, which began during his time playing football and lacrosse in college. As a Division III college football standout, Kevin participated in the Senior All-American Bowl and was also an All-Conference All-Star lacrosse player. As someone who has been racing triathlon events since 2000, he has continued his success in athletic endeavors after having competed 4x at Ironman Lake Placid (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2018) and in multiple 70.3 races. Additionally, he received honorable mention from USA Triathlon within multiple triathlon seasons, qualified for the Sprint World Championships an age-grouper representing Team USA and has run the Boston Marathon on three occasions.

From his unique background and experience, Kevin understands the importance of overall health and wellness during the physical preparation for sport and performance. Kevin is married with two boys, so he understands the importance of balancing family, work and training. Currently, he holds the following certifications: USA Triathlon Level 1 and Certified Ironman Triathlon Coach.

Abby Freer

Abby Freer is the Office Manager at TD Athletes Edge. Abby has an extensive background in program management and administration within the nonprofit sector. Abby is a recent graduate from Gordon College where she was the Director of Local Outreach, a program that connected students with volunteer opportunities throughout the Northshore. In this role, Abby grew the program from 24 to 130 weekly volunteers and organized new community partnerships. Abby has also served as the office manager and unit director for the YMCA in her home state of Delaware.

Angela Tucci

Angela Tucci is a Strength & Conditioning Coach at TD Athletes Edge. As a former athlete who has endured multiple ACL reconstructions during her high school soccer career, she understands the importance of proper strength and conditioning for long-term durability and health. Through the process of recovery, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning, Angela discovered her strong desire to enter the health science field. She graduated from Endicott College with her B.S. in Exercise Science in 2019, and will continue her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Sports Nutrition.

When Angela was 17 years old, the National Arthritis Foundation gave her the opportunity to speak as a panelist for medical conferences to advance funding and research for ACL patients. Throughout her four years at Endicott College, Angela set out to make an impact on her student body through health and fitness. She became an on-campus group exercise instructor, creating and leading strength, conditioning and fitness programs for college athletic teams and the general student body during all four years. During Angela’s second year of college, she developed a proposal and action plan to add an all natural food station smoothie bar on campus, which came to life the following year.