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Meet the Staff
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Tyler Ortman

Executive Director

 

Tyler began his beach volleyball career in High School and trained under AVP professional Mike Morrison, with occasional training from other AVP members including Matt Olson and Matt Prosser. At the end of Tyler's junior year he was being recruited by multiple Division 1 schools in the Pac 12. In 2012 he was also ranked in Volleyball Magazines "Fab 50". After much consideration Tyler committed to USC, where he was coached by 3 time Olympian Jeff Nygaard. After playing for USC for a year, Tyler decided to transfer to California Baptist University (CBU). During his time at CBU he was able to play under Allan Vince who was also the First Assistant coach of the US Men's National Team for the Pan Am Games from 2013-2014. After finishing his undergrad at CBU, Tyler decided to go play at Concordia University and attain a Masters. He was coached under Shawn Patchell, who was the head coach for the US Men's National Team for the Pan Am Games in 2012 and 2013 and also assisted in preparing Team USA for the London Olympics.  After playing collegiate volleyball, Tyler was offered multiple opportunities to play professional volleyball in the European Pro Leagues, but decided to stay in the states and pursue his career with his wife Tori.

"I have been working with young athletes for years and understand that building character is the first step in becoming a great athlete. I have had the privilege to coach a wide variety of ages and strive to develop each player both mentally and physically. My hope is that by assisting in the athletes development, I can help prepare them for the next level of play whatever that level may be. I understand that hard work, discipline and integrity must be consistently shaped within the heart of each athlete. This is what creates leaders both on and off the court. If every player desires to make themselves better everyday, both athletically and emotionally, than that will create a culture that draws out the best in their peers."

Tyler absolutely loves beach volleyball, and his passion for the game continues to grow everyday. Tyler wants every player he comes in contact with to grow and share his own love of the game. Him and his wife Tori have been married since 2015, and are excited to be a part of Shorebreak.

• USAV BCAP 1 Certified

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Tori Ortman

Director of Operations

 

Coach Tori was born and raised in Southern California. She was coached by Bill Lovelace throughout high school and medaled in numerous AAU and CBVA beach volleyball tournaments, also earning her AA rating. She played one year at California State University Long Beach as a red shirt and then her remaining four years of eligibility out at California Baptist University. Tori was the starting libero for the Lancers and continued her beach career throughout her spring season and summers. She interned under Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Christopher Bates, in the summer of 2015 and 2016. She also interned with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Volleyball for two summers working with college volleyball players around the nation teaching young kids the sport of volleyball. She has coached sand volleyball since 2010 as well as indoor volleyball. After college, Tori decided to move into coaching instead of pursuing a career professionally overseas. 

 

"Kids need coaches who believe in them. Who have not only played the game but fallen in love with it. That is how I feel about coaching beach volleyball, it is my passion. I want kids in our world today to become champions on the court and off the court. People who seek to put their best effort forward. I believe that the sport of beach volleyball provides an opportunity compete always, practice integrity, value others, and value self. This is why I coach so that I can speak into the lives of kids. To be an example of what a healthy young leader of today looks like."

 

Tori has been working with young athletes for years and understands the time and effort it takes to become an elite athlete herself. She also understands how important it is to invest in young athlete’s lives. Tori believes that fostering a positive mindset while pushing the athlete’s physical limits is key in all training sessions. Strength and Conditioning is one of her passions, which she seeks to share with each athlete she has the privilege of coaching. She believes that developing strong leaders through character development is essential to the athlete’s growth on and off the court. Beach Volleyball is her passion and she looks forward to sharing her many years of knowledge and experience with your kids.

• USAV BCAP 1 Certified

• Assisted Fresno City College Women's Beach Volleyball Program to State Championships 2019

• Assisted Fresno City College Women's Indoor Volleyball Program to State Championships 2019 

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Hillary Belmont, CSCS, USAW, FMS

Co-Director of Total Athlete

Hillary Belmont is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, with over 10 years of Athletic Performance experience. She has her FMS Level 1 certification, which focuses on assessing proper biomechanics, range of motion and movement protocols. She is an expert in her field at evaluating movement and correcting improper technique that can lead to poor performance and injury. Hillary also has her weightlifting certification through USA Weightlifting. She has coached many athletes through proper technique and essential lifting form. These certifications, along with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science has enabled her to excel at coaching athletes of all levels including Youth, High School, Collegiate, and Professional.

After receiving her Bachelors Degree, she started her career as a "Performance Coach" at Velocity Sports Performance in Anaheim, training athletes of all ages, across multiple sports. She oversaw athletes as young as 6 years old, up to professional athletes, teaching them proper running mechanics, plyometric exercises and olympic lifting programs. Her goal was to improve athletes’ vertical jump, 40 yd dash, agility shuttle and lifting PR's. Velocity was Hillary’s first experience in training Beach Volleyball players, specifically, as she assisted in training a handful of amateur beach volleyball.

After working at Velocity, Hillary migrated to Adrenaline Athletic Training in Riverside. While at AATR, she put together Training Curriculum for Speed, Agility and Strength & Conditioning programs. She was in charge of the development protocols of their entire speed, agility, strength and biomechanics progressions. She led countless group training sessions of all ages and skill levels, again ranging from Youth to Professional athletes.

Most recently Hillary served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for California Baptist University. She oversaw the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams’ Strength programs and developed/implemented their year-round training plans. This included testing protocols and injury prevention strategies. While working with CBU’s Women’s Volleyball team, she had the privilege of coaching Madison and McKenna Witt, who were a beach volleyball duo that played on the p1440 circuit ran by 4x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings. Hillary prepared The Witts bodies to withstand both hard court and beach volleyball and the transitions to and from each sport. Additionally, while at CBU Hillary introduced and implemented multiple testing and assessment tools to ensure her athletes moved safely and properly in order to maximize their full potential on and off the court.

Hillary knows exactly what it takes to become a Collegiate or professional athlete, and she wants to help you get there. She and her former strength and conditioning colleague Christopher Bates, have partnered up again to bring their expertise and experience to young, developing athletes who want to make it to the next level. Together in collaboration with SBVC, they created the Total Athlete program to assist the younger generation with proper movement mechanics and training protocols that will help them excel in their sport.

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Katie Emmerling

Lead Beach Coach

Coach Katie grew up in Clovis, California where she attended Buchanan High School while playing three years of varsity volleyball under Head Coach Chantal White. Katie has been playing for over 10 years. At the junior level she played year round on an elite travel team for Central Cal Volleyball Club. After High School, she started her collegiate career playing two years of indoor Volleyball for Fresno City College (FCC). During her second year with the Rams she was switched from an outside hitter to a setter and helped lead the team to a Conference Championship, and a 2nd place finish in State. As an individual Katie was named First Team All-Conference and later named All-Tournament Team for state playoffs. Katie also played beach for FCC for their first inaugural season. As the #1 pair she and her partner Mia Corripo placed second in conference pairs, earning a spot in state playoffs where they finished in ninth place.

     

Katie finished her career in both indoor and beach volleyball at The Master’s University. She was coached under Allan Vince who played professionally and was an assistant coach on the U.S. Men’s national team, as well as Annette Davis. Coach Davis played professionally and also served as a member of the US Olympic Beach Team. We are glad to have such a high caliber player share her knowledge of beach. Coach Katie most looks forward to "watching these young girls grow and succeed at whatever they put their mind to."

• GSAC All-Conference Player 2021

• GSAC Pair of the Year 2021

• AVCA Top Flight Honors

• 6x Setter of the Week

• First Team All-American

• 2x GSAC All Conference Player

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Olivia Highstreet

Beach Coach

     

Coach Olivia was recruited to play D2 Beach Volleyball at Concordia University after playing beach for only 1 year! She made the transition from pursuing indoor to beach in the summer of her junior year and never looked back. "After training with Shorebreak that summer I fell in love with beach volleyball. I decided to join the Year Round program which truly prepared me for what college beach volleyball would be like. Towards the end of the program I was offered by Concordia and I couldn't say no. Who doesn't want to live near the beach in Southern California?

 

The program Shorebreak has created trains you hard and sets you up for success. In my first season at Concordia I was given the opportunity to start multiple times for the travel team, winning against schools like CSUB and Life Pacific in my duals. I would not be where I am today without Shorebreak and the community here. The coaches care deeply about you not only as an athlete but as a person as well."

Olivia is a great addition to the Shorebreak staff and we look forward to watching her share her experience, expertise, and love of the game with the athletes she coaches.

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Tara Long

Beach Coach

     

Coach Tara grew up in Hermosa Beach, one of the top beach volleyball cities in the country! She attended El Camino college where she discovered her love of beach volleyball and after showing success, was recruited to the Master's University to play under Olympic Medalist Annette Davis. While playing under Coach Davis at Master's she not only was able to develop her own game, but grew in understanding on how to coach the game. "There are two things I love to do, play beach volleyball, and work with young women. The opportunity at Shorebreak has allowed me to combine my two passions and I absolutely love it. Seeing the girls learn new concept and grow in their game, and who they are as a person, is really cool." 

While playing at Master's Tara studied Kinesiology with an emphasis on teaching and coaching. Her desire is to continue to share her love of the game with everyone she comes in contact with!

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Brooke Kuball

Beach Coach

Brooke Kuball grew up in Prather, California, and has been playing volleyball since 2012. At Sierra High School she played 3 years of varsity under head coach Amanda Lopez. During this time she was awarded awards for Most Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player, and she was a 4-time scholar athlete. In addition to High School, Brooke played 7 years of club volleyball, 6 of which were at Central Cal Volleyball Club. When it comes to beach volleyball, Brooke played one year of beach with Main Beach Volleyball Club located in Santa Cruz, CA before finishing up her junior and senior year at Shorebreak.

 

After high school Brooke was able to continue her playing career for both indoor and beach volleyball at Mira Costa College. In 2019, her first indoor season, the Mira Costa Spartans made it to the State Tournament, where they finished in the top 8. Brooke was the starting setter during this time. In Fall of 2020 Brooke and her partner played as the #3 pair for the beach team before the season abruptly ended. She is currently studying to obtain a degree in Kinesiology and hopes to eventually become a physician’s assistant. 

 

When we asked Brooke what it feels like to come back she said, "I am super excited to be coming back to Shorebreak as a coach! I can’t wait to give back to the program, and watch young players fall in love with the game like I did while playing for Shorebreak." Brooke is a great addition to our staff and we are so glad to welcome her back!

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Paige Calvin

Beach Coach

Paige is originally from Visalia, CA where she attended Central Valley Christian HS before signing with Sacramento State to play Indoor and Beach volleyball. During her time at Sac State, Paige quickly fell in love with beach volleyball and developed an instant obsession for the sport. After her 3 years at Sacramento State, she transferred to CSU Bakersfield where she played under Cesar Benatti to finish up her degree in Communication, as well as obtain a Master’s in Administration. While playing for the Roadrunners, she completed her final two years of Indoor and Beach eligibility. 

 

"I have always loved being around Volleyball in any capacity, and I am excited to take everything I’ve learned in my collegiate career and bring it back to the Central Valley! I can't wait to join the Shorebreak staff. Club volleyball offers an amazing opportunity to to pursue the dream of playing in college, and I am super excited to start working with the girls!" 

 

Paige is a great addition to the staff, and we cannot wait for our athletes to work with, and learn from her. 

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Sydney Wyman

Beach Coach

Bio Coming Soon...

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Cassandra Kolkka

Beach Coach

     

Coach CK grew up in Clovis, California where she attended Buchanan High School and played four years of varsity volleyball under Head Coach Marian Battles.  During her time at Buchanan, she helped lead the program to four Tri-River Athletic Conference championships (TRAC), three Valley Championships, and a 3rd place finish in the state finals.  CK was also awarded “Player of the Year” two times for the TRAC and Fresno Bee, first-team All-State, and honorable mention as a High School All American.  After High School, CK was recruited to play Division 1 volleyball at Saint Mary’s College of California, where she was a starter all four years. As a dynamic player, she played libero, outside hitter, and opposite hitter while in the West Coast Conference.  CK also helped lead the program to a #12 national ranking and a Sweet 16 finish in the NCAA tournament. As an individual she was a 2-time All-WCC Honorable Mention.

 

Since college, Coach CK has continued to be involved in volleyball through coaching. She has been a part of many clubs including Central Cal, NorCal, and Core Volleyball Club. As a coach she has taken multiple teams to JO qualifiers where they have received bids.

Coach CK feels "the complexity of beach volleyball is something that will better the volleyball community and athletes here in the valley!" We are excited to welcome Coach CK to the Shorebreak team! 

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Montana Kaufmann

Beach Coach

     

Coach Montana grew up in Clovis, California where she attended Clovis High School and played four years of varsity volleyball under Rich Lake. She was a three-sport varsity athlete earning, three Sassano Blankets, and was awarded the CHS Athlete of the Year in 2013. In 2011, she was awarded ESPN 940am "Athlete of the Year" for the Central Valley. Montana played indoor for Tsunami Volleyball Club sophomore and junior club season, before finishing at Pacific Premier Volleyball Academy her senior season. During her senior year, Montana was recruited to play Indoor Volleyball and Track & Field at Fresno Pacific University. While at FPU, Montana earned a spot on the All-PacWest women's volleyball third team her senior year. 

 

After college, Montana was the head coach at Selma High School for three years. In her first year, she led the Bears to the playoffs. This was the first time the school had made it to playoffs in 10 years. They concluded their season in the semi finals. In her second year, she led her team to the Valley Championship game after being seeded 14th. Montana is now a PE teacher and the assistant varsity coach at Sanger High School. She has also coached club for several years under both PacPre and Tsunami.

 

Montana has a passion for fundamentals and can't wait to get in the sand and begin working with young athletes. Her favorite quote is "To be the best, you have to work harder than the rest." She strives to bring this mindset out of all her athletes. She is excited to join the Shorebreak team and be a part of beach volleyball here in the Central Valley!

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Kenidi MacDonald

Beach Coach

     

Coach Kenidi has been playing volleyball in the valley since 2011. She attended Clovis West High School as a 2 year Varsity player under Head Coach Rhonda Deruiter. In 2017/2018 her team became T.R.A.C. Champions, Valley Champion Runner-Ups and State Champion Quarter-Finalists. Kenidi was also awarded Second Team Honorable Mention and Academic Scholar during her senior year.


After high school, she went on to play indoor volleyball and became a part of the first ever beach team at Fresno City College. There she received many awards including: All Central Valley Honorable Mention, Scholar Athlete, and was on Dean’s List both years. Within her 2 years at FCC, her team earned a spot in the State Championship match as Quarter-Finalists, State Runner-Ups, and continued the 13x Conference Championship title!


When it comes to beach volleyball, Kenidi was the #3 pair at Fresno City before transferring to her current institution, Westcliff University in Irvine. She is working towards her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Informational Technology while playing indoor and beach volleyball for Westcliff University.


Coach Kenidi’s summers usually consist of spending time outdoors, with friends or as a Camp Counselor at River Camp here in the Valley. She is extremely excited to get her first summer with Shorebreak started!

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