Meet the Consultants
Ed Garrett, PsyD, CMPC-AASP
Associate Professor; Sport, Recreation and Fitness Management
Dr. Garrett brings 30 years of athletic knowledge to his consulting. His focus is on the intrinsics of athletic performance and helping athletes play smarter, not harder. He spent time with the Colorado Rockies, 1996 Summer Olympics, and multiple years as a club, high school and college coach. Dr. Garrett specializes in increasing confidence through a variety of cognitive practices.
Lauren Hess, M.A., CMPC-AASP
Assistant Coach, Irvine College Athletics
Lauren Hess, M.A., CMPC, was a dual sport collegiate athlete. As a former athlete, she understands and specializes in resiliency, focus, injury recovery and preparation. Lauren has worked with various sports, levels, and age groups. She is a part of Irvine Valley College athletics, including the women’s volleyball program, which achieved two undefeated state titles in the last four seasons.
Mario Soto, M.S., Registered Mentor-AASP
Owner, Sport Psychology Consultant and Life Coach
Mario is an adjunct professor at both CBU and Santa Ana College. He has coached at the youth, high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional levels. Mario has worked with a diverse group of people, including actors; musicians; professional boxers; UFC fighters; Hollywood stunt teams; members of the NBA, NFL and MLB; Olympians; PGA golfers; gymnasts; equestrians and athletes from almost every discipline. His goal is to inspire his clients through positive coaching, providing the tools to believe in oneself while working towards improving their individual situations.
Jordan has her B.S. in kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine. She is currently on the CBU cheer and stunt team where she has won three consecutive national titles. She was a varsity athlete in track and cheerleading in high school as well as in a top ranked symphonic and marching band for the school. She previously coached cheerleading and tumbling at a private all-star gym where she coached athletes ages 3–18. She is familiar with injuries, the use of visualization, and moving far from her home for sports.
Lindsay Davis is a retired athlete with over 18 years of competitive experience within the sport of figure skating. She is a two-time U.S. national medalist and competed on behalf of Team USA internationally and nationally for four years from 2010–2014. With her passion and love for sports, Lindsay was inspired to pursue a professional career in sport psychology because of the instrumental role her own sport psychologists played in her career as an athlete.
Zachary Dembrowski was born and raised in Southern California. He earned an athletic scholarship to play football at Western New Mexico University, where he received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a minor in coaching. After graduating, he coached at Western New Mexico University as a graduate assistant. Through his career as a collegiate football player and wrestler, he has had tremendous experience with many different athletes and teams. Zachary says he is lucky enough to be a part of an emerging industry to service athletes and performers on a daily basis.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Christa graduated from the University of Alabama, with a B.A. in Psychology. During her undergraduate studies, Christa completed several capstone research case studies on the impulsivity of athletes and repeated trauma and injuries in athletes. At Alabama, Christa served as a Division 1 collegiate athlete on the rowing team. While also participating in competitive swimming for many years, Christa sees a need and feels a strong passion for the importance of athletes’ mental wellness, goal achievement and healthy team dynamics.
Dazmyn Dull graduated from CBU with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, with a concentration in sports medicine. She was a competitive cheerleader who won 4 national championships with CBU. Her passion for sports drives her to want to work with athletes from a wide range of sports, age and skill. By using personal experience, she hopes to inspire clients to increase performance and attitude, and to never give up.
Kendall Reeder Gorham received a scholarship to play softball at CBU in 2008 and went on to play professional softball overseas in Austria for a season. She has been working as a physical therapy assistant at a skilled nursing facility for the last 5 years. While working in the hospital setting, she always felt something was missing or that she was meant for more. She came across sport and performance psychology and the field seemed to fit her perfectly. It combines two things she loves: the sports world and listening and communicating with others to help them feel better.
Keisha Hart is a CBU alumni with a B.A. in Psychology. She loves to push boundaries physically and mentally. She currently challenges herself by participating in Spartan races, doing CrossFit for her main workout regimen, and weightlifting. She grew up with a professional athlete who achieved his goal of making it to the NFL, and because of this, she has seen first-hand the physical and mental struggles and sacrifices it takes to be a top athlete. Her purpose as a sport psychologist is to help her clients push their mental state to the limit and see what they can achieve. Her end goal is to help people to be strong mentally and confident within themselves, not just for sport, but for life.
Jerome Heidrich is currently a graduate student at California Baptist University, where he also successfully graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in May 2018. In addition to being a graduate student, he is an active member of the men's swim and dive team at CBU and one of their captains for the second season in a row. As an international student from Germany, he also brings a wider range of diversity to the program and is able to see situations from a different point of view. For the coming semester, he will also assist Professor Mauldin as a teaching and research assistant.
Harrison Arthur Heublein
Harrison Heublein currently works part time as an instructor for the Professional Golfers Career College (PGCC) in Temecula. He coached the Cornerstone Christian High School varsity golf team for four years, leading the team in winning their league division all four years and helping them to advance to the CIF competition. He continues to volunteer with the Southern California Section of the Professional Golf Association as a Golf Rules Official. Harrison retired from the United States Navy after 26 years of service and continues to coach and mentor others personally and professionally.
Savannah grew up in sunny Orange County, CA and played basketball for as long as she could remember. She recently graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with her B.S. in Exercise Sport Science. During her time at Concordia, she worked alongside certified athletic trainers as an athletic training student and also interned with an orthopedic surgeon and one of Orange County’s top plastic surgeons. She found that most athletes will have a harder time returning to play because of how they were feeling or thinking and not because of their physical injury.
Davit Ismailian graduated from San Diego Christian College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He played numerous sports growing up, including water polo, basketball and tennis. He was also a collegiate athlete in tennis where he has been a team captain for 2 different college teams at the junior college level and the NAIA level. In his collegiate career, he has won national and state awards. Davit also has a coaching background in sports where he has coached tennis athletes privately and at a high school level for three years. He roots all his identity and being into his Savior Jesus Christ.
Jasmine aspires to help athletes enhance performance both mentally and physically, on and off the field/court. She wants to be that voice that pushes athletes to their full potential, while incorporating positive psychology in order to produce positive results. She also wants to create and establish healthy relationships in order to establish trust. Lastly, she wants to be the voice that stands up and speaks up for all athletes that need help during competition or any other obstacles they may face during their careers. She is able to understand what athletes face because she has been through it all.
Nathan Meier grew up in Riverside and attended Martin Luther King High School where he competed in cross country and track and field. After that, he went on to the University of Redlands and competed in cross country and track and field there as well. Nathan graduated in 2016 with a degree in psychology and has since coached cross country and track and field at both of his alma maters. Nathan loves working with all athletes because he enjoys being able to help the athletes that need help, beyond the competition aspect.
Bryson obtained his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and rehabilitation science in 2016 from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. While on O'ahu, he coached intermediate volleyball and now he is the junior varsity head coach for girls and boys volleyball at Heritage High School in Menifee, his alma mater. Upon receiving his graduate degrees, Bryson plans to work with collegiate and professional athletes, hopefully returning back to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa or working for USA Volleyball in the future. Bryson wants to help change the lives of others by creating a positive outlook on life and in sports.
Chelsey holds a B.A. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sports studies from California State University Fullerton. She comes from a diverse sports background where she played soccer for 15 years and swam for 10. She enjoys traveling both locally and internationally and had the privilege to travel throughout college performing and competing for the United States with Fullerton College Choir. She has been professionally trained in classical voice for 11 years and is a featured artist on a few albums. Chelsey hopes to make a difference in the worlds of sports and performance arts.
Andrew was a multi-sport athlete through high school, playing volleyball, soccer, basketball and football. He has experience coaching various club volleyball teams from Diablo Volleyball Club to Belltown Volleyball Club, ages 8–16. Andrew graduated from California Baptist University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in coaching. In 2017, Andrew did practicum work with the CBU men's soccer team. His goal is to help people become the best versions of themselves. He desires to see athletes grow to their best potential and aid them in meeting their own goals of success, both mentally and physically.
Jessica Romero is a Los Angeles native who has grown up with a passion for sports. She competed in track meets and played organized volleyball and basketball. Jessica has been able to volunteer at several summer basketball camps for young kids and teenagers, and has completed an internship with her former collegiate team as an assistant coach. Having an interest and curiosity in both sports and psychology, Jessica earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a minor in psychology from CSUF, and found a job at a sports and performance facility called STARS where she now uses her athletic passions and skills to help future adolescent and pro athletes succeed and persevere through sports.
Jocelyn first learned about sports psychology early on in her 12-year water polo career. In her ninth year of water polo, Jocelyn began to experience major performance anxiety during games in lieu of the college recruitment process. She sought counsel from a sports psychologist, who only furthered her interest and actually inspired her to pursue a career in the field. Jocelyn earned her bachelor's degree and graduated with honors, playing water polo all four years, and is continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a sports psychologist through CBU’s sport and performance psychology M.S. program.
Josh graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and an emphasis in exercise science. His passion is playing baseball, although he also loves golfing and hiking. He played collegiate baseball for Los Angeles Mission College and CSUSB. While recovering from two arm surgeries in college, Josh learned the importance of the mind in overcoming injuries and returning to sports. His goal is to help people reach their full potential, whether it is helping someone become a better athlete, overcome injury, or simply live a healthier life.
Shelby graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Dallas, where she was a 4-year dual-sport NCAA athlete competing in basketball and track and field. Throughout high school, she was a 3-sport athlete. During her youth, Shelby has competed in a total of 6 different sports. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted both a quantitative and a qualitative research thesis based on student-athletes. Shelby has personally seen the positive effects from sports psychology in her own athletic career and cannot wait to be able to guide athletes and performers to reach their full potential in sports and in life.
Thomasina was a junior Olympic gymnast for 17 years and coached gymnastics sporadically for the past decade. She has been exposed to sports since a young age and recently became a part-time coach. As a coach, she teaches her gymnasts that gymnastics is 80% your mental capacity to do what you have practiced and 20% talent. As an athlete, she understands what it takes to overcome fear and compete for what you have practiced so hard to accomplish. She feels led to guide athletes and performers to overcome whatever is compelling them from doing what they love to do.