Jordon Haitsma - VP of Operations

Jordon Haitsma
Vice President of Operations

Jordon Haitsma joined 8 Gradys Performance Center in October of 2021 as the new Vice President of Operations. Prior to 8 Gradys, Jordon spent 10 years with the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department where he most recently served as the Event Management and Olympic Facility Program Director for the past three years. His role involved coordinating all game day management for Olympic home sporting events and all event management aspects for special events held in the athletic facilities. Primarily focused on Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Fencing, Women’s Tennis, and Baseball, Jordon coordinated visiting team travel, practices, and was the main contact while in South Bend.

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Estevan Lucero - Performance Director

Estevan Lucero
Performance Director

Estevan Lucero is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. Prior to becoming a strength coach, he played collegiate football at New Mexico Military Institute and Fort Lewis college, and is a graduate of Valley High School. Post college Estevan played three years of professional indoor football, while simultaneously earning two masters degrees (Sports Administration & Marketing) and coaching at the high school level. Currently, Estevan is a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Certified Functional Strength Coach (MBSC), and Athletics Coach from the New Mexico Activities Association. His aim is to create an avenue for athletes around the state to become not only capable in their sport but to develop as young men and women.


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Carl Bruere - Director of Football Operations

Director of Football Operations

Carl Bruere has been training aspiring young football players for the past eight years through his program at 8 Gradys Performance Center. The former Head Coach of S.W.A.T has developed a unique football experience for the youth of New Mexico. What makes Coach Bruere different? The answer is his football philosophy is centered around developing whole athletes. Under his program athletes learn to not only, enhance the physical aspects of the game but the mental aspects as well. Coach Bruere approaches the game of football in a manner that emphasis individualism and providing an experience, which is catered to the athlete’s age, ability, position, and knowledge of the game. Under his guidance, many young athletes have reached milestones in their football ability and personal growth.

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Monica Gebler - Director of Nutrition

Director of Nutrition

Monica grew up in Albuquerque and is a proud graduate of Cibola High School. She then graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, where she played four years of Division 1 soccer. Her love for nutrition began in college while studying and playing collegiate soccer, she was able to provide herself and her teammates with appropriate meal plans to stay in shape and healthy.

Now, Monica wants to share that love of nutrition with others. Her goal is to help clients achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, and determination.

Erika Foutz - Academic Trainer

Academic Trainer

Erika grew up in Gallup, NM where she played 3 sports in high school: volleyball, basketball, and tennis. She was in the top 15% of my graduating class. After high school. She went to the University of New Mexico and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in May 2006. Erika soon began teaching in Albuquerque Public Schools in 2006. In the fall of 2007 she began my Master’s program at the University of New Mexico in May 2010. She received a Masters in Arts in Special Education. She also worked my way through the dossier process and is now a Level 3 Teacher. She taught for 12 at Roosevelt Middle School. The last 2 years, Erika has been working at Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center that has 7-12 graders attending.

Erika has also coached multiple sports throughout her teaching career. She coached middle school volleyball, basketball, and track. She also coached volleyball at Eldorado High school for 4 years. She has also been tutoring for the past 6 years in a variety of subjects for high school students.

8 Gradys Golf Coach

George Espinoza, PGA
Golf Coach / Instructor

A lifelong teacher / coach in New Mexico, Gerome has taught numerous golfers including having some of the biggest and most successful PGA Junior League teams in the Sun Country. He has coached both golf and basketball at the varsity level in Albuquerque for over 15 years. He is a competitive golfer in the Sun Country PGA and enjoys playing in tournaments, winning the Pro-Pro three times as well as the Assistants Championship in 2020.

His love for golf and teaching the game is obvious in his passionate teaching style. He has high expectations for his students and expects their best effort in every session. Gerome believes that golfers need to play the game, not be beautiful swingers of the golf club.

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