Meet our team!

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Tim DiFrancesco

PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Precision Nutrition 1

Founder, TD Athletes Edge

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


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Ryan Healy

OTA, Precision Nutrition 1, CSCS

Performance Coach


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Matthew Ibrahim

MS(c), PES, LMT

Lead Performance Coach


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Jessica mirisola

MS, CSCS, CES, FMS

Performance Coach


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Patrick Song

MS, CSCS

Marketing & Performance Associate


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FAVORITE QUOTE:
“Things just happen in the right way, at the right time. At least when you let them, when you work with circumstances instead of saying, 'This isn't supposed to be happening this way,' and trying harder to make it happen some other way.”
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

MOST FULFILLING PART OF THE JOB:
There are really two things I enjoy. First, I love being part of a team that is working together to build and develop an organization. I love being able to contribute to and be a part of the growth of TD Athletes Edge. Secondly, I love the intricacies of working with people, especially in the fitness/performance space. Not only am I passionate about learning about integrating physiology and biomechanics with performance, but growing as a coach and helping others achieve their goals is amazing.

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Basketball. But I also love to move things FAST. Big fan of olympic lifting, medicine ball work, and sprinting/speed development. Also can't forget the basics - deadlifts, squats, press, pulls, carries, but I am a huge fan of pallof press variations, the kbox, and DNS/PRI exercises.

Passions beside coaching: I am big numbers/data geek, but really I like making normally uninteresting things look really cool. I love working with excel and creating athlete management dashboards - especially with sports science data. I also like learning how to make things automated - work smarter, not harder right?

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
Education/Certifications: Graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) with a Masters in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago.
Also holds the PES, FMS, CAFS certifications and 2/3 of a DPT degree.

Matthew Ibrahim

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

MOST FULFILLING PART OF YOUR JOB:
As a Strength & Conditioning Coach, I have the unique opportunity to interact and connect with some pretty awesome people. There is a strong power behind this connectedness, which is something that I truly cherish and appreciate.

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
The basics (deadlift, squat, push, pull, single leg, carry, sprinting, etc.) are far from sexy, but always provide results. Results reign supreme, which is why I always stick to the basics and their derivatives. Additionally, any exercise that involves a pristinely executed hip hinge gets my nod of approval.

FAVORITE FOOD:
This is a tough one for me since I'm known as both a 'foodie' and a 'coffee snob'. I'll just have to go with a big, bone-in ribeye. Also, if you don't lather that bad boy up with butter, you're doing it a disservice.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER MOMENT:
Being honored with receiving the Exercise and Health Sciences Alumni Award from my alma mater. The school gives this award to the alumni student who exhibits the mission and goals of the department through educating, mentoring, and giving back to the current student community. This was a very special moment for me, because my ultimate mission is to pay it forward to the next generation of professionals in our field.

WHY I'M ATTENDING A MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM:
Learning should never stop. Neither should personal growth and development. Failures should also teach you lessons. After three years of failed attempts into DPT schools and an LMT degree under my belt, I recently decided to take on a master's degree program. The next step will be a doctoral degree.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
Current graduate student at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions obtaining a Master of Science in Health Science with a focus in Sport Performance. Future academic goal of completing a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree. Completed a License in Massage Therapy at the Cortiva Institute in 2016. Graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Sciences 2013. Current member of NSCA, NASM, and the Clinical Athlete network. Holds the following certifications: NASM PES, USAW Level 1, FMS, and StrongFirst.

Jessica Mirisola

FAVORITE QUOTE:
“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”

MOST FULFILLING PART OF YOUR JOB:
When a client thanks me for helping them do something with their body that they never thought possible. These moments make it all worthwhile.

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
I wouldn’t say I have a favorite workout but I do have a handful of exercises I enjoy, including: front squats, chin-ups, single leg deadlifts and bench press. I also have a love for olympic lifting, especially hang cleans and dumbbell snatches.

FAVORITE FOOD:
One word: STEAK ;)

WHY I CHOSE TO WORK IN STRENGTH and CONDITIONING:
Training constantly provides me with the mental and physical challenges to continue evolving into a better overall version of myself. The field of strength & conditioning is my passion.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
Graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Master of Science in Physical Education with a Strength & Conditioning concentration in 2012. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Keene State College in 2007. Currently holds the following certifications: NSCA CSCS, NASM CES, FMS Level 2, USAT Level 1 and USAC Level 3.

Ryan Healy


FAVORITE QUOTE:
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” —Thomas Jefferson

MOST FULFILLING PART OF YOUR JOB:
As a strength & conditioning and nutrition coach, the most gratifying part of my job is connecting with incredible people and helping them get more of what they want out of life.

There’s nothing better than helping people who have struggled with their nutrition habits finally feel sustainable success one small step at a time, showing a client how to train around her injury so she can travel again and bound up the narrow spiral staircases of Barcelona without pain, or helping a grandparent get stronger and improve his balance so he can independently get up and down off the ground when he gives airplane rides to his giggling grandkids.

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
There’s a special place in my heart for hill sprints, sled push/pull variations, ball slams, hip thrusts, and rear foot elevated split squats.

FAVORITE FOOD:
Sushi!

WHY I CHOSE TO WORK IN STRENGTH and CONDITIONING:
Growing up as someone who carried a few extra pounds due to a hormonal condition called PCOS, my doctors recommended to me in high school that I “eat well and exercise” to manage the condition. I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant, and so my dive into the world of health began. I read, I sweat, I battled injuries, I went to school for Exercise/Sport Science, and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone with the new foods I ate and exercises I tried. I had become strong and athletic, but it wasn’t until I addressed and changed my nutrition habits one at a time with the help and guidance of a coach that I really transformed my body and my relationship with food.

When I can help someone also feel that support, guidance, and compassion as they change their lifestyle habits, or help them train around their injuries so they can move better, feel strong and resilient, and do things they’ve never imagined, I’m reminded of exactly why I chose this field.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
Graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science 2007. Current Level 2 certification student with Precision Nutrition. Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. Holds the following certifications: NSCA CSCS, Level 1 Precision Nutrition, TRX, and MAD DOGG Spinning.

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

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." Thomas Jefferson

WHY I BECAME A DPT:
It appeared to be an excellent way to expand my abilities to help people perform at their best. I saw and heard the best in the business talking and acting within the languages of the physical therapy world - I wanted to learn those languages and skill sets.

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Workouts that last 15-30 minutes, include lifting heavy shit the right way, hill sprints, and plyometrics are by far my favorite. I love push-ups, deadlifts, loaded carries, chin-ups, and I refuse to apologize for my affection for a good bi's & tri's pump!

MOST FULFILLING PART OF THE JOB:
When a person who I've been training says "I don't know what's going on here but I feel outstanding." I do like 8 consecutive mental fist pumps when I hear that type of comment.

MOST MEMORABLE PART OF MY JOB WITH THE LAKERS:
Witnessing Kobe score 60 points in his final game.

IS THIS WHERE YOU ALWAYS SAW YOURSELF?
A New England kid ending up working for the Lakers? No, I couldn't have pictured this. It's funny how things work out. All I ever saw was simple: Myself in a position to help as many people as I can to feel and perform better than they've ever felt.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
Graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor’s in Science/Athletic Training. Graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Tim has also completed the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification on The Essentials of Sport & Exercise Nutrition.