Jeff Stever CEO of Scholar-Athlete Advantage

Jeff Stever is the CEO of Scholar-Athlete Advantage. He is a native of Philadelphia, and a former collegiate athlete who graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors of Science in Education degree. He has extensive experience working with families in both academics and athletics. Jeff has 30 years experience officiating basketball, soccer, and men’s lacrosse, working at the high school and collegiate levels. He also spent 14 years coaching soccer at various elite clubs, select teams, as well as his alma mater, La Salle College High School. Jeff spent 16 years working with at-risk youth and their families in the City of Philadelphia. Jeff is the proud father of a daughter who earned her Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She is currently working with children as a speech therapist in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs.

Chris Stack College Prep

Stack is the Founder and CEO of Guiding Future Stars, a student- athlete development company that transforms high school players into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people. Author of the College Recruiting Playbook and developer of Designing Your Pathway to College Sports Curriculum.

A former Division I soccer player for Mount St. Mary’s University, he holds a degree in sports management and an MBA in marketing. Stack has worked in intercollegiate athletics for over twelve years. Starting his career in college administration at his Alma mater as the coordinator of intramurals, he also served as the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the university’s women’s soccer team. He eventually transitioned to the academic side of college sports as the coordinator of student-athlete academic support.

Stack now enjoys using his higher education experience to help educate high school students about what it takes to play at the next level, how the college recruiting process works , and how to be successful in the classroom, on the field , and in their community.

Nutrition


Danielle Burge, Registered Dietitian

Danielle is a Registered Dietitian accredited with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She has her Master’s degree in Exercise Science along with being a Certified Personal Trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is Certified in Speed and Explosion. Danielle completed her undergraduate education and dietetic internship at La Salle University, while being a Division I volleyball player. Being an athlete her entire life, she truly understands how hard work translates into success. This is the mentality that she applies with her clients to help them identify their goals, motivate them to challenge themselves to be better and maintain healthy lifestyle changes for life.

Danielle has been helping her clients to improve their health for the past five years while working as a Registered Dietitian. She has worked in a variety of different settings such as clinical dietitian in a hospital, outpatient therapy in a doctor’s office, weight management and wellness counseling in a gym and corporate setting. Her true passion is to help improve the health of her clients by providing nutrition counseling that will increase their energy levels, prevent chronic disease and be the best version of him/her self. She understands that life can be hectic so her strength is providing an individualized plan that makes healthy eating easy and attainable for her clients. Her main focus is weight management, weight loss, sports nutrition and optimal health. However, she is also well versed in working with clients who have various medical conditions consisting of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Celiac’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, etc.

Her goal is to provide her patients with enough education, motivation and inspiration that they will be able to make healthy lifestyle changes not just for today, but for the rest of their lives.  Danielle is credentialed with Independence Blue Cross, Aetna, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare.

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John Rickards, Registered Dietitian

John has a passion to educate and inspire people to live a healthy and balanced life through eating mindfully and being active. John is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed through the state of PA. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and has his Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

John is a native to the Philadelphia area and grew up in Chalfont located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He attended La Salle University in Philadelphia, where he studied Nutrition while being a division 1 athlete during his undergraduate studies. While in Graduate School for Education, John was a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working with a number of different Division 1 teams and athletes. He applies many of the skills he developed through his experience of coaching to his counseling sessions.

John has been counseling people through a variety of health concerns for over 8 years in various settings. He has experience in counseling thousands of clients, male and female, athletes and non-athletes, ages 8 to 85 years old. John is extremely passionate about wellness and tries to be a great example for his clients. He has been running for over 10 years, bikes, and lives a very active lifestyle.

“When counseling, I really try to be as down to earth as possible. I do not expect that someone is going to change overnight nor should they. I want my clients to understand that we ARE going to hit challenges along the way… This is all part of the process. I also want them to understand that while we work together, they WILL develop the tools necessary to get through those challenges. People are busy and live busy lifestyles. As a Dietitian, it is my job to simplify eating right. Food is fun and enjoyable. Let’s keep it this way.”

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