TCR Biographies

Cory Fagan

Founder and Co-Owner

TCR is a lifelong dream for Cory that began in 2006.  His vision was to build a sport science center to help people achieve their goals.  A place for people to connect and participate in movement.  Today, TCR has a great team of coaches and technicians that has brought the dream together.  “We are able to help people from start to finish and thankful for the patronage from our great clients.”

Cory’s has been involved in the fitness, health and sport training industry for the past 25 years.   Academically, Cory received a honours degree in Physical Education in 1996 and a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology in 2000 both from the University of Calgary. His studies focused on advanced methodologies of exercise testing and strength training for athletes.  His career began as a strength and conditioning coach at the UofC and then the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Athletics.

Today, Cory focuses are multi-faceted ranging from coaching and lab assessments to TCR’s Altitude Chamber.  The other half of his time is developing TCR’s growing Bike Shop and reputable Bike Fitting.  A full plate of endeavours that keeps him busy and happy to come to work every day.  After work, Cory enjoys all forms of biking and the occasional triathlon…living the TCR dream.  He is fortunately able to spend his recreation with his partner Seabird and family.

Selina Campbell

Lead Programs Coordinator, Triathlon and Running Coach

Selina is our programs manager, tri-team coach and personal coach, and has been with TCR since 2013. She brings with her a wealth of experience.

She is an import from England and survived 3 years of commuting around London before moving out here!

Her scientific background (she is a PhD chemist from Cambridge University) gives her a thirst for knowledge and research, meaning she is always current with the very latest in physiology and exercise performance to deliver the very best to her clients.

She pairs the theoretical side with extensive personal racing experience – She was 2013 ATA Female triathlete of the year after becoming provincial sprint AG champion that year and has a long, long course race resume! 20+ 70.3IM races (including 6 World championships), 11 full, Ironmans with an AG win at 2019 IMC to get her to Kona later that year.  Selina also competes in gravel bike races and has also done XTERRA triathlon and 24 hrs of Adrenalin MB race. Her idea of a fun vacation is a multi-day bike-packing trip! On the run front she is a 3x Boston qualifier.

On top of all this she is a busy Mom of 3 teenagers so fully understands the needs of a family and how it is vital that any training plan has to be totally customized to each client’s unique home and work situation. It is this rounded understanding that has enabled her to coach all levels and ages of athletes from beginner, to 70yr+ new cyclists to 70.3 World championship qualifiers.

Whatever your personal active lifestyle of race goals, Selina can help you achieve them!

Brianna Horton 

Strength Coach, Lab Technician, and Social Media Coordinator

Brianna Horton is a kinesiologist, CSEP certified personal trainer, and soon to be CSEP certified exercise physiologist here at TCR. She obtained her personal training certification through NAIT where she also played libero on the women’s volleyball team. After taking a stab at running her own business, she decided it was time to get back to school for a kinesiology degree which she got from the University of Calgary. Over her 10 years as a personal trainer she has honed in on her specialties as a trainer.

Rehab, we’ve all heard of that. After we get injured, we go to see a physiotherapist and get all patched up, but here’s the kicker, it’s just a patch! What about all the other compensations your body had to go through while you were injured? Brianna uses corrective exercise techniques for prehab (making sure you don’t get injured!) and to help realign your body post injury to ensure it doesn’t happen again. This form of training is great for anyone from athletes to elderly and everyone in between. Brianna has worked with both youth and professional athletes in power both power based and endurance sports as well as individuals post hip and knee surgery to get them back to doing what they love.

In her “spare time” Brianna can be found coaching youth volleyball out of the Volleydome, teaching online courses for new, aspiring personal trainers, or training for her next athletic endeavor. Bri is a classic example of an “old soul” she loves anything 70’s-80’s, especially the music! Her ‘useless talent’ is memorizing song lyrics and the history of classic rock bands and artists. She is also obsessed with dogs, the Edmonton Oilers, and nerding out over Harry Potter. Bri’s quirky personality can make anyone feel comfortable in the gym.

Jordan Veldman

Lead Bike Technician

The big man in the back!  Jordan is our lead mechanic at TCR.  A Civil Engineering Tech graduate from SAIT and certified personal trainer from the NASM.  Jordan is constantly looking to learn new skills and has quickly become one of the best Road Bicycle mechanics in the city.

Jordan’s hobbies include biking, biking, working on bikes, and biking. Anything bikes, parts, or products, Jordan is your guy.  He will have your bike working and looking like new in no time.

John Churchill

Strength Coach, Bike Fitter & Service Manager

John Churchill is a bike fitting technician, strength coach, and sales extraordinaire here at TCR.  John obtained his BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo BS and shortly after began his career as a personal trainer in 2014.  His kinesiology background makes him a leader in the bike fitting world with road, triathlon, and mountain bikes.

John’s training style begins with the foundations of functional movement (Squat, Bend, Push, Pull, Lunge, Twist, and Gait).  He believes in focusing on the movement patterns and the feeling of the movements so they can be translated to sport and everyday activities. You need to be good before you can be fast and strong.

On a personal note, John has extensive experience endurance sport world. Throughout high school and university John raced middle distance in Cross Country.  Since 2000, he has been an avid mountain biker, and started racing in 2006.  In 2008 John ventured into the world of road biking.  In 2018 John placed 3rd in the Golden 24 Men’s Solo and completed his first Ironman 70.3 in 2019.

Whether you are looking for a that perfect bike fit, a new bike, or strength training, come in and meet with John!

Petrina Tulissi

Cycling Coach

Petrina competed in elite sports for over 15 years and has been coaching cyclists, triathletes and para athletes for over 25 years. She has won provincial road championships, a national tandem track cycling title, and competed in pro races, but watching her athletes gain confidence on the road, in their packs, and in their abilities is the best reward of all!  It’s common to hear “I thought I knew how to ride a bike until I met you!” as her attention to the little things helps increase efficiencies as she teaches tips and tricks to help you speed towards your goals.

We could list her years of schooling, coaching certifications, time spent with national teams and world champions, but she will more likely steer you towards conversation of traveling the world by bike, finding hidden gems and bemusements on cycling adventures, and searching for the best treats with which to re-fuel.