Trainer Bios

Curt Carbaugh

Curt Carbaugh

Owner

Education: University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire

Sports Played: Football, Wrestling, Baseball and Golf

Training Experience: Started with Acceleration Minnesota in 1996 as an intern. Started full time with the business after internship and purchased the company in 2004. I have trained thousands of athletes since the start of the company and continue to grow and expand the Acceleration North brand and programming in the North Metro area. Started Acceleration Golf and Fitness (formerly Active Golf Training) in 2001 and continue golf improvement camps at Acceleration North in the off season.

Interesting Facts: He is a world class wake boarder (almost!) and a scratch golfer.

A Little About Me: Married to wife Missy with 4 children: twin girls, Emma and Laney (14 yrs) , son Max (11 yrs), and Mallory Mae (4 yrs). I have been playing competitive amateur golf in the MGA since 2002. I have been low amateur in numerous pro-ams and in 2008 won the state MGA 4-Ball championship with playing partner, Joel B Johnson.

Email: curt@accelerationnorth.com

Miles Van Tassel

Miles Van Tassel

Facility and Hockey Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Michigan Tech University

Sports Played: Hockey, Football and Baseball

Training Experience: Has Over 18 years of training experience 13 of which have been with acceleration team.

A Little About Miles: Currently on the Hockey Advisory committee with Athletic Republic and has been tabbed as the “stride doctor” among his peers. Also has worked with the NTDP and helping skating coach Carrie Kiel with implementing treadmill workouts with the NTDP program. Coached 4 seasons with MN High School Elite league having seen a few of his players move on to the NHL. Coached is son’s A Squirt team in Centennial last winter and loves to work with athletes at all levels. Is Married to wife Sarah and has two children Owen, and Annalie. Enjoys friends, fishing and hockey in his “down time”. Miles played two years of Jr. A hockey in the Toronto Metro league and the USHL. He Played College hockey at Michigan Tech from 96-99. After college career spent two seasons playing professional hockey in the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Email: miles@accelerationnorth.com

Margaret Tichawa (Maggie or Tish)

Margaret Tichawa (Maggie or Tish)

NSSA soccer

College Attended: University of Minnesota Duluth

Major/Minor: Exercise Science and Health and Wellness

Sports background: I played Soccer for 10 years and made varsity Track & Field for 6 years. During university I picked up Snowboarding, longboarding, and rock climbing/bouldering. Always up to try new activities!

Hobbies and interests: My hobbies include traveling any chance I get, hiking, camping, snowboarding, longboarding, reading, hanging out with family and friends, and babysitting my nieces and nephews.

Tim Hambly

Tim Hambly

Trainer

College Attended: University of Minnesota Duluth

Major/Minor: Actuarial Science/Coaching

Hockey background: I played 4 years at UMD. After UMD, I played 14 years of professional hockey in the US, Germany, and Japan.

Hobbies and interests: My wife Rebecca and I have a 4 year old son, and a 1 year old daughter. I enjoy getting up to the lake as much as possible in the summers, and am thankful my son enjoys fishing as much as I do. I’m excited to see what this first winter/year ‘home’ will bring.

Richard Soto

Richard Soto

Trainer

College Attended: Winona State University

Major/Minor: Exercise Science/Nutrition

Hobbies and interests: SCARY MOVIES find one that I haven’t watched and you win brownie points. If the weather is decent you can find me cycling around the cities. I also enjoy taking long road trips state by state whenever I can plan something out.