Nexus Performance

Dan Van House 


Owner, Physical Therapist, Injury Prevention/Management Director

Dan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of St. Thomas (2001) and a Master's of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware (2003). With over 15 years experience in physical therapy settings and training facilities, Dan uses multiple treatment interventions including neuromuscular re-education, manual techniques and dry needling   to reduce pain and restore pain free function and optimize performance. 


Scott Stafford


Owner, Personal Trainer, Speed and Agility Coach, Athletic Performance Director

Scott has a Sports Physiology and Kinesiology degree from Rasmussen College and has worked as a trainer and movement specialist for the past 7 years. As a certified strength and agility coach and former high level athlete himself, Scott will utilize this suite of skills to improve our Youth Sports Performance programs.


Linda Mertens


Personal Trainer

Linda received a B.S. in clinical lab science from the University of MN and an A.A.S in personal training from St. Paul College. She has also received certifications from the following: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell and FMS.  Linda has been a personal trainer since 2007, utilizing her passion for kettlebells, barbells and the FMS system to improve strength and mobility with her clients. 


Spencer Bradford


Personal Trainer

Spencer has been involved in the fitness industry for over 14 years and has a broad spectrum of experience including: kettlebells, gymnastics coaching, powerlifting, yoga and martial arts. Spencer is a strong believer that function follows form and has always put a particular emphasis on finding the correct movements and appropriate scaling for each and every client.


Ruthie Stellar


Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer

Ruthie has been a professional massage therapist since 2010 when she graduated from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis.  She believes massage to be an essential part of overall health and wellness. She specializes in Sports Massage and Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage. Ruthie believes a good massage therapist has a combination of passion, knowledge, and intuition. Ruthie strives to expand her knowledge in order to provide her clients with the best care possible.