Our Experienced Team


Bruce Hendler - President and Head Cycling Coach

Bruce founded Athleticamps in 2001, following a successful bike-racing career. Through his dedication and leadership, Bruce has built Athleticamps into a top resource for endurance athletes in Northern California. Still an avid cyclist, Bruce loves the training options and energy that Folsom and the surrounding communities offer endurance athletes.


Mike Carr - B.S Exercise Science - Director of Business Development

Mike came to Athleticamps after serving as the director of sales for Specialized Bicycles. He is a cycling enthusiast who has competed in road and mountain bike races. Mike also holds his private pilot license and grew up in the world of car and motorcycle racing. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and enjoys helping athletes find personal success. Joining AthletiCamps has allowed Mike to focus on his passion for performance and helping endurance athletes reach new heights.


Marlia Braun - Ph.D., R.D., C.S.S.D. - Nutritionist

With a wealth of applied knowledge, countless research studies authored, and 15+ years working with clients from all walks of life, Marlia is one of the most sought-after nutritionists in the country. She has an ability to listen and create a nutritional plan based on an athlete's needs. Probably one of the most requested areas of improvement that we get asked about, we feel confident that you can trust your nutrition health and athletic success to Marlia.

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Emma Briggs - Head Triathlon Coach

Emma has been immersed in the sport of triathlon for over ten years, competing in races of all distances— from sprint to Ironman, including four ITU World Championships. She is an avid student of the sport and loves to help other athletes achieve their goals by sharing information, knowledge, and advice. Along with her coaching, Emma runs a triathlon travel company, Endurance Explorers. Before diving full time into the triathlon world, Emma worked for the British government in a number of management positions, most recently at the British Consulate in Chicago.


Ryan Oaks - Associate Cycling Coach

Based in Chico, CA, Ryan brings more than a decade of cycling experience and passion to our coaching team.  His knowledge of physiology, experience with applying structured training plans, and open communication style equips him with the qualifications we value in a coach. By working closely with his existing clients and simplifying the overwhelming quantity of data today's athletes receive, Ryan's approach has shown results with the athletes who work with him.