Here at Power and Grace Performance, all of our coaches are dedicated to building well rounded and capable athletes. It is our aim to provide our athletes with all of the necessary tools to be successful in reaching their goals. Our coaches have years of experience in each of their specialties and continually pursue excellence. Our team of coaches constantly collaborates with each other to provide outstanding resources for all of our athletes, no matter what sport they are in. Get to know them more individually below.
Spencer Arnold is the Founder and Head Coach at Power and Grace Performance. Originally from Gainesville, GA, Spencer is married to Megan and they have two daughters.
Spencer founded Power and Grace in 2014 as a way to help athletes achieve their personal goals and pursue greatness in all they do. Over the years, Spencer has enjoyed watching athletes grow and see dreams come to fruition. He has seen success as the primary coach for many national and international medal holders. Spencer was able to coach 3 Olympians at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Outside of coaching, Spencer is known for his love of coffee- fine tuned by all the precise deti, and for finding new ways to streamline spreadsheets. In his free time, you can find him outside or with his nose in a book that no one has heard of before.
USAW Senior International Coach
Registered and certified NSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jessie Stemo serves as the Director of New Coach Onboarding and as a Coach at Power and Grace performance. Jessie works specifically with new coaches to acclimate them with the culture and programming style at Power and Grace. She loves coaching athletes because she enjoys working with others to see them achieve personal excellence.
Jessie Stemo has been weightlifting full time since 2014, and coaching since 2016. She came to Power and Grace from the Olympic Training Center. She is proud to have been able to represent Team USA internationally more than 10 times, and has no plans of slowing down. Jessie loves coaching and seeing the team grow.
Jessie and her husband live and train in Milwaukee, WI. She loves to spend her free time with their greyhounds, having game nights with friends, or finding the next best local dine.
Adam Hill is the Director of Continuing Education and a Coach for Power and Grace performance. Adam loves weightlifting. From going to meets, to loading bars, watching athletes hit their lifts, and working hard alongside athletes; Adam loves to assist athletes as they find success, and he has a passion for connecting athletes and coaches to resources that improve programming.
Adam is everyone’s biggest cheerleader, and loves the people that make up the weightlifting community. Adam and his family reside in Decatur, Alabama. Adam loves to spend time with his family and occasionally trade bitcoin.
Brennen Colwell is a Coach and the Coordinator of Training and Development for Power and Grace Performance. Brennen loves to develop athletes and be a part of their journey through the sport. He has a passion for seeing coaches achieve success with their athletes, and being part of a coaching team that pursues greatness together.
Brennen recently renovated a barn in Upstate New York to serve as a weightlifting gym for local athletes and a secondary landing place for Power and Grace Performance. On property, Brennen and his wife share 4 dogs, a mini donkey, and a few dozen chickens.
Senior National Coach, Team Guatemala
Jake Slaton is a Coach for Power and Grace Performance. Jake has a passion for providing evidence-based training and management of performance data to help athletes achieve their goals. Jake gets jazzed about discussing the science behind the technique and performance of the olympic lifts alongside fellow coaches at Power and Grace.
Jake is Biomechanics Research Coordinator for Emory University’s Sport Performance and Research Center, and is from Hoschton, GA. In his free time you find him playing with datasets, watching the Office, or in the nosebleed section cheering on the Atlanta Hawks!
Jordan Tingman is a Coach for Power and Grace Performance. Jordan loves coaching people that are passionate and driven. She is excited about being able to help people achieve the goals they set for themselves.
Jordan switched to private coaching after 6 years in collegiate strength and conditioning. She spends her time riding horses, sipping americanos, and participating in all the outdoor activities she can.
Josh Magee is a coach for Power and Grace Performance. Josh loves to lift weights as well as connect with his athletes to help them find success with the bar. Josh loves to coach people with the “championship mindset”. He loves to see athletes push themselves and push each other to get everything they can from the sport.
Josh is a Louisiana native, and loves to teach others about the art of Jambalaya. He loves movies and being outdoors.
Morghan King is a Coach for Power and Grace Performance. Morghan loves the community at Power and Grace, and has loved watching athletes grow in the sport. In order to stay rooted in the community, she has chosen to coach the next wave of athletes.
Morghan is a decorated weightlifter and record holder. She has represented Team USA both nationally and internationally numerous times, and is a 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympian.
Morghan is Power and Grace’s resident glitter technician, meaning that she takes the sparkle everywhere she goes. She loves to cook, paint, read, and bask at the beautiful California sunsets.
Jake Derse is the Coordinator of Social Media and Merchandise for Power and Grace Performance. Jake helps run our social media accounts and creates new apparel so that you can look as elite as you are. He makes sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.
Jake is a Wisconsin native, and enjoys spending time with family. He loves any and all things weightlifting. Looking for someone who can provide you with stats? Jake is your guy!
Grace Jenkins is the Coordinator of Media and Engagement for Power and Grace Performance. She manages how others interact and engage with Power and Grace online.
Grace has a passion for people. She loves to meet new people, interact with athletes, and cheer them on as they rise to the occasion and reach their full potential.
She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and in her free time you can find her in a coffee shop with friends.