our staff

Be who you needed when you were younger

These are the words we live by. Meet our team.

taylor burns

president & founder

Taylor is the Founder, President, and Director of Athletic Development at AHP. Taylor, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association has worked with athletes at all levels: from youth sports to the professional ranks.

A former college pitcher, Taylor's shoulder injury led him into the field of strength and conditioning. While he has a wide knowledge base, he specializes in program design, maximum strength and power development, post-rehab, and athletic performance.

Taylor spent four years, from 2012 to 2016 as the Co-Head Coach and Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Prospects Baseball Academy. He also spent four years, from 2015 to 2018 as the Head Coach of the 18U Edmonton Cardinals, who he guided to a 2016 Provincial Championship. Prior to that he served as the Associate Head Coach for the 18U St. Albert Cardinals, who he helped capture a 2013 Western Canadian Championship, a 2014 Provincial Championship, and a 2014 National Championship Runner-Up.

Connor Burns

connor burns

hitting coordinator/ baseball Academy Co-Head Coach

Connor is the Hitting Coordinator, as well as the Co-Head Coach for the AHP Baseball Academy. He is also currently the Head Coach for the Sherwood Park 18U AAA Dukes. Connor was the Assistant Coach for the Edmonton Collegiate Trappers from from 2019 to 2021. Connor played college baseball for Garden City CC and then Emporia State University. Connor holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management.

Ethan Elias

ethan elias

Pitching Coordinator/ Baseball Academy co-Head Coach

Ethan is the Pitching Coordinator, as well as the Co-Head Coach for the AHP Baseball Academy. Ethan brings a wealth of experience to the table. Most recently, he was the Pitching Coach for the Edmonton Riverhawks, of the West Coast League, for their inaugural 2022 season. Prior to that he was the Head Coach of the 18U AAA Sherwood Park Dukes from 2019 to 2021, and also served as the Head Coach for the Edmonton Collegiate Baseball Club from 2017 to 2021. Before coaching, Ethan enjoyed a successful professional minor league pitching career that spanned seven years. He spent time in the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, after being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2011.

Calvin McCarty

Calvin Mccarty

Assistant Strength & conditioning coach

Calvin played in the CFL for 14 years, 13 for the Edmonton Eskimos (now the Elks). He's one of just four running backs to play 200 games, won the Canadian Player of the Year twice, and is a Grey Cup champion (2015).
He played college football at Western Washington University, and was a multi-sport athlete (football and baseball) at Reedley College prior to that.
He brings a wealth of coaching experience to the table in addition his experience as a pro athlete, having led and assisted with football camps and coached with various programs since 2014.

JT Bartlett

JT Bartlett

Co-Director of Hockey Development

J.T. is currently the Head Coach of the 15U AAA Pac Saints. Prior to this, he spent three years as the Assistant Coach for the 18U AAA St. Albert Raiders. He has been coaching in St. Albert for the past seven years in various roles. He has been the Head Coach at the 16U AAA and 15U AA levels. J.T. has worked extensively with Hockey Alberta at both the U13 and U16 levels, and holds his High Performance 1 Coaching Cert.

Growing up, JT played with the Raiders club and PAC Saints program before moving on the University of Alberta to obtain his education degree. He is currently a teacher at Bellerose Composite High School.

Ryan Benn

Ryan Benn

Co-Director of Hockey Development

Ryan is also the Assistant Coach for the MacEwan University Griffins..

He had an impressive collegiate career, captaining MacEwan University to back to back ACAC titles in 2017 and 2018, and is the all-time leading point scorer in program history. Ryan grew up in Spruce Grove and finished his minor hockey with the PAC organization. After that, he played two seasons in the SJHL before moving on to MacEwan from 2013 to 2018.

After his playing career, Ryan spent the 18-19 season as Assistant Coach for the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL. Ryan is extremely passionate about developing hockey players, and has a deep understanding of what it takes to get to the next level.

Matt Quartel

matt quartel

BASeball academy instructor

Matt Quartel played collegiately for the University of Milwaukee Panthers. Matt hit .277 with 5 home runs his senior season.
His primary role with the academy is working with the hitters, outfielders, and catchers. Matt holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry, and is currently studying Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Erik Sabrowski

erik sabrowski

baseball academy instructor

Erik is currently a pitcher in the Cleveland Guardians organization. He was drafted by them in the 2018 MLB Draft after an All-American Season for Cloud County CC. During that season he posted a 7-2 record while recording 117 strikeouts in just 66 innings. He also hit .355 with 11 home runs and 58 RBI that year.
He will be working with both academy teams and on both pitching and hitting.

Tony Olson

BASeball academy instructor

Tony grew up playing in Sherwood Park before having an excellent college baseball career as an infielder at the University of British Columbia. He also pitched semi-professionally following college, and still plays for the Edmonton Cubbies.
Tony will be taking a lead role with the Jr. Prep Academy, but will rove between both teams and will work with both position players and pitchers.

Ty Wagar

BASeball academy instructor

Ty Wagar had a solid college baseball career for the Edmonton Collegiate Baseball Club (was a CCBC 1st Team Selection) before moving onto a career in teaching.

Ty will be taking a lead role with the Jr. Prep Academy, but will rove between both teams and will work with both position players and pitchers.

Jake Honke

JaCOB Honke

Strength & Conditioning Coach


Bo Mieklejohn

Bo Mieklejohn

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Pat Loranger

Office Manager

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