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Rich Mulder, MS, CSCS, ACSM-CPT

Owner, Head Coach

Favorite Workout: “Death by Back Squat” and anything involving heavy deadlifts.
Favorite Meal: Meat, Eggs, and Potatoes
Specialties: Powerlifting, Strongman, Middle Distance and Sprint Running, Strength and Size Gain, Tactical Performance.

Bio: A former Army officer, Rich graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009. He served five years in the Infantry, completing Air Assault, Airborne, and Ranger Schools as well as a combat tour to Afghanistan, where he led over 120 dismounted patrols and earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge. After his service, Rich obtained his Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the NSCA and his Master’s Degree from Arizona State University. While he continues to train the tactical community, he has also worked with numerous amateur and professional athletes including record-holding powerlifters, beach volleyball players, and multiple NFL players. Rich has been published in NSCA Coach and currently serves on the NSCA Arizona State Advisory Board. He is the founder, owner, and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Liberty Performance Training in Phoenix, Arizona.


Daniel Pedraza, BS, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Bio: Daniel has worked as a strength and conditioning professional for several prominent programs across Arizona over the last few years and has worked with many different athletes and individuals. Athletes trained range from young athletes to professionals in the NFL and MLB communities. Prior to training at Liberty Performance, Daniel served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Director for Epic Fitness in the valley and for Desert Speed School in Tucson, Arizona. Daniel has also most recently worked on the strength and conditioning side of several professional performance camps, working with over 45 NFL and collegiate football athletes as well as over 20 MLB and minor league athletes. He also has helped oversee the rehabilitation and performance of several of these athletes. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.


Quinn Schoenewald, LSMT, CES, CMT

Sports Massage Therapist

Bio: Quinn Schoenewald is one of the top sports massage therapists in the state of Arizona. He is certified and licensed in many different advanced massage techniques, which have helped enhance recovery time. Quinn has worked with numerous professional athletes, entertainers, media personalities, and coaches over his young career including Tyrann Mathieu (NFL), Adrian Wilson (NFL), Anaso Jobodwana (Olympics), Giles Smith (USA Swimming), and Johnny “Hollywood” Case (UFC).

Testimonial: “I felt like a new man after that session.  Definitely feeling better.” – Arizona Cardinals Tyrann Mathieu while rehabbing torn ACL


Erika Skjei

Customer Service Rep

Bio: Since her graduation from art school in Metropolitan Phoenix, Erika has immersed herself in a life dedicated to self love and positive progression. She enjoys the lighter things in life, her favorite workouts consisting of hiking, meditation, and strength training. She has never been known to pass up a nice steak and grilled vegetables.


Nick Cipkus

Social Media and Marketing Representative

Bio: Nick graduated from Lake Erie College in 2011. He was involved in Strength and Conditioning in the private sector before he began working in high school and youth sports. Nick now helps small companies in business development by improving their digital presence and evaluating strategic partnership opportunities. When he is not working or watching sports, you can find Nick in the weight room. He lifts 3-4 times per week and is thrilled to join the Liberty Performance Training team.

"Rich is the most attentive trainer I have worked with. He helped me well beyond my expectations!"

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