Our Team


Brad Packer / Performance Director & Founder

Professional Career - Brad enjoyed a 10 year career as a Police Officer, before following his passions and becoming part owner and Regional Director of APX Strength.  Over the last 6 years Brad has helped over 100 high school athlete's reach the collegiate level and has successfully implemented A3 methods at over 15 schools in the northwest.

Brad is currently training and overseeing the strength and conditioning for the following programs: 

  • Union HS Strength Coach / 2015 - Present
  • NW Futures Baseball Strength Coach / 2015 - Present
  • Clark College Men's Basketball Strength Coach / 2015 - Present
  • Fusion Volleyball Club Strength Coach / 2014 - Present
  • All Star Basketball Academy Strength Coach / 2014 - Present
  • George Fox University Mens Basketball Strength Coach / 2013 - Present
  • Union Titan HS basketball Strength Coach / 2012 - Present
  • Hockinson HS Football Strength Coach / 2012 - Present
  • Skyview HS Strength Coach / 2011 - Present ('11 Football 2nd in State, '12 Baseball State Champions)
  • Camas Police Officer/Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor / 2006 - 2012
  • Member of SW Washington Regional Swat Team / 2006 - 2007
  • Lewis County Sheriff's Office Deputy / 2004 - 2006
  • Lewis County Sheriff's Office Defensive Tactics Instructor / 2004 - 2006

Athletic Career - Eastern Washington University 1997-2000.  3 year starter at linebacker.  Finished career as 6th leading tackler in school history.

Personal - Brad and his wife, Michelle, have two very active boys, Mason 14, and Gavin 10.  Most of their family time is spent watching the boys play their various sports.  Their favorite family activity is traveling to different destinations to watch their favorite teams play.

Education - Eastern Washington University / Criminal Justice

Certifications - NSCA-CPT, NASM-PES

"The most rewarding part of what I do is being able to build relationships with young athletes and be a part of their athletic development.  I was blessed with great coaches that impacted my life and being able to that in return is what it's all about.”

Brad Packer / A3 / Performance Director & Founder

Jeremy Newton / Lead Performance Coach

Professional Career - Jeremy began his career as a Performance/Strength Coach in 2012 with Coach Packer and APX Strength. Jeremy has progressed to the position of A3 Lead Performance Coach. Jeremy enjoys working for A3 because he loves working with athletes and helping teams build a winning culture.

Athletic Career - Jeremy was a three year varsity starter for Columbia River High School Football. He played DB and Slot receiver for the Chieftains. Jeremy was All-League and also named team captain his senior year. Jeremy was very involved in academics and received a scholar athlete award.

Personal - Outside of training, Jeremy enjoys anything that involves physical activity, including hiking, playing basketball, football and golfing.

Education - Continuing education

Certifications - NASM CPT, NASM Nutrition

"Jeremy started as an A3 athlete and really took hold of everything A3, which made for a smooth transition from athlete to Performance Coach.  Jeremy displays the same passion and commitment for coaching that he did for training.  His energy and positive coaching style is infectious and all athlete's trained by Jeremy leave each session better than when they came in.  Jeremy has been a tremendous addition to our staff."

Brad Packer / A3 / Performance Director & Founder