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About Us

View our team, backstory, and goals

Providing an Educational Approach

At YFN Academy, we are focused on helping children learn about nutrition, fitness, and health wellness at a younger age. We believe that by providing kids with the education they need, we can help them make better decisions when it comes to their own health. Our team of experts provides students with a variety of lessons that will expand their vocabulary, challenge them intellectually, and test their knowledge. In addition to all of that, our program also helps improve physical attributes and athleticism. With YFN Academy, your child will gain a more positive attitude towards living a healthy lifestyle – and have fun doing it!

Our Vision

We are passionate about the health of our future generations. We believe that in order to create a better world, we must start with the foundation – our children. Our goal is to provide children with the tools they need to be physically and mentally healthy for the rest of their lives. We strive to motivate and inspire kids now so they can make positive changes for the future. With our professional and motivating atmosphere, your child will be able to achieve anything they set their mind to!

Who is this for?

YFN Academy is a leading provider of youth fitness and nutrition programs. We offer our services to home-schooled children, children absent of physical activity, and athletic kids in need of further development. Our programs are designed to help kids find knowledge and achieve their health goals. We want our students to feel positive about themselves and their futures.

Founder's Backstory

Founder, Ivan Koretskyy, realized there was something missing in every child's education career. The Academy isn't just about sports or fitness, it's also about health and character development for kids.

Meet the Team

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Team Members

Backend Developer

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Jonathon pulls the strings behind the academy's website. His skills in C++ and JavaScript are what keep the whole operation running smoothly and securely. He enjoys going for long runs and weightlifting at the gym when he isn't hard at work ensuring that the website is up and running perfectly.

Jonathon Mach

Jonathon Mach

Fitness Specialist

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Sasha is an active father of three kids, and as a result, he has a wealth of information about youth fitness exercises. He has a solid track record for coaching Soccer teams for kids, and his teams always play to win. Sasha is a team player and a leader for kids sports - which is why we are happy to have him on our team!

Sasha Koretski

Sasha Koretski

Accountant

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Jaedon is an important part of the Academy. He helps us keep track of our income and expenditures, so that we can make sound financial decisions for the future. In his free time, Jaedon loves to play basketball competitively. He's very good at it, and it gets him very active. We're glad he's on our team!

Jaedon Pedrano

Jaedon Pedrano

Academy's Motivator

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Anton is Ivan's younger sibling and one of the reasons that got Ivan to start the Academy. Anton loves his video games, but he knows that it's important to stay moving so he can help grow in the right direction. We want kids to see him as a great example so they can also stay active like Anton. He also indulges in swimming and bike riding!

Anton Koretskyy

Anton Koretskyy

Customer Service Rep.

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Saul goes above and beyond for his customers. He understands the importance of customer service and takes great pride in fulfilling customer needs as quickly as possible. Saul enjoys playing basketball with his friends in his spare time, and always has a good laugh when he's out on the court.

Saul De La Cruz

Saul De La Cruz

Frontend Developer

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Vladimir is behind the website's appealing and user-friendly design. He uses his coding skills of HTML and CSS to make sure the site runs smoothly and looks great. Vlad loves spending time at the gym working on his strength and enjoys going on long hikes to explore nature. In short, he's a coder and an explorer!

Vladimir Zhelikhovski

Vladimir Zhelikhovski

Pediatric Trainer

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Lisa is a nurse who takes the extra mile to help children. She has a nurturing personality that makes her great with kids. Lisa loves spending time outdoors, and she enjoys swimming and other physical activities.

Lisa Tsang

Lisa Tsang

Research Development

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Andres is focused on researching customer markets that are related to youth's interests and evaluating what's in demand for kids. It's important for us to know what the kids want and he's in charge to make it happen. As a result, he has a great sense of fun and enjoys track and field sports. Whether if it's hurdles, sprints, relays, or long distances, he'll do it!

Andres Alveraz

Andres Alveraz

IT Specialist

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Dawid—pronounced as David—is our go-to guy for all things technical. He manages the data in our servers and makes sure everything runs smoothly. If there are any problems with the website or our products, Dawid is the first one to know and he'll take care of it. He's also sports-savvy and loves to play Golf and Basketball to stay active. When he's not working or playing sports, Dawid enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Dawid Fissel

Dawid Fissel

Social Media Manager

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Erin is the person behind all of the social media processes for the company. She ensures that our content is up to date and that our followers are kept informed about any important news. In her free time, Erin is an active farm girl who loves to ride horses. Horseback riding is a sport that takes a lot of strength and balance to be good at, so Erin always hoots and haulers in order to stay fit.

Erin Esterberg

Erin Esterberg

Editor

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Diego is an experienced educator who has a passion for helping students learn. He has worked extensively on the fitness dictionary, which is an online resource that provides definitions and explanations of fitness and health-related terms. Diego's skills come from Eureka College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Diego played four years of Division III Soccer.

Diego Cintora

Diego Cintora

Founder/Trainer

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Ivan is the brains behind YFNA. He has been interested in fitness and nutrition since he was a young kid, and has never looked back. Soccer was his first sport to play, but after transitioning into fitness training as a career, he found his true passion in helping others achieve their health goals. Ivan wants to share his expertise with kids everywhere so they can get a good head start on living a healthy life.

Ivan Koretskyy

Ivan Koretskyy

Project Manager

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Zack is an organizational mastermind and he ensures that the company's short- and long-term goals are always in check. He oversees the business operation and communicates with the team to keep things running smoothly. Zack is passionate about ensuring our Academy is well-polished for our students - luckily, he's here to take care of that! One of his favorite pastimes is spending time with his family.

Zack Thompson

Zack Thompson

Editor

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Michelle is one of the editors for the fitness dictionary and articles. She puts in the time and effort to educate students about fitness and health. Michelle is most experienced in fitness, as she studied kinesiology. She knows which exercises work best for each muscle, and which equipment to use. In her free time, Michelle enjoys going on runs, as well as playing ultimate frisbee.

Michelle Yung

Michelle Yung

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