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Athletic Performance Coach
Sean Panado is the Athletic Performance Coach at 4sight Academy. He provides all performance training-related services, coordinates all company events, and organizes responsibilities among the Leadership Team.
Sean is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds two additional certifications: DBC Level 1: Biomechanics and Human Movement from DBC Fitness and Applied Performance Coach - Cohort 1 from Dr. Ramsey Nijem, Sc. D. After graduating from Saint Augustine High School (SAHS) in 2017, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2020. Prior to envisioning 4sight Academy, he interned at SAHS where he instructed over 200 elite middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes.
A native to America’s Finest City – San Diego – he attributes his refined skills of attention to detail and leadership to his mentor Mike Haupt. Mike Haupt and the San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich share similar philosophies to sports and life since they share the same mentor. Sean is aware that he has a long way to go before being mentioned in the same conversation as these coaching legends, but his dedication to integrity and building meaningful relationships with people will never change.
Kristen Fung is the Media Developer at 4sight Academy. She designs graphics and creates video content to feature 4sight athletes on different social media platforms.
Kristen is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Avid about storytelling, she produced a film that achieved Top 16 at the 2019 Campus Movie Film Fest. In addition, she is also the Creative Director for the Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Francisco and a TV Development Intern at Three-Body Universe America. Three-Body Universe America is in the process of adapting the Three-Body Problem book trilogy to a Netflix original science-fiction series. This summer she will be gaining more creative experience serving as a Social Media and Design Intern for Dang Foods LLC based in Berkeley, California.
Adventuring around the city and exploring new foods is a major hobby of Kristen's. In fact, her hometown of San Francisco is the root of her passion for storytelling, and she credits her unique skill set to her mentors and friends who remind her to "be diverse." With diversity in mind, she hopes to utilize the influence of media and visual works to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities - introducing people to new perspectives is always her goal.
Matthew Anguiano is the Academic Advisor at 4sight Academy. He organizes academic-related programs and is responsible for helping 4sight Academy stay up-to-date with the latest research in athletic performance and sports medicine literature.
Matthew is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Russian from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He works as an undergraduate research assistant in the Social Emotional Neuroscience Endocrinology (SENSE) Lab at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Matthew collects data, interprets results, and does behavioral coding for the various research projects in the lab. In addition to working in the SENSE Lab, Matthew has also interned for Pagador Physical Therapy where he learned about sports injuries and the intricate mechanics of the human body.
Although he enjoys reading research papers, Matthew also enjoys reading novels. Through his time as a bookworm, Matthew has learned that he loves reading Russian literature. His interest in Russian literature was what prompted him to pursue a minor in the language and culture. While there are many Russian authors, Matthew’s favorite is Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Lorena Garnica is the Mentorship Coordinator at 4sight Academy. She oversees athletes' education in health and wellness to promote a holistic approach to development. She focuses her efforts on creating a safe-space environment for athletes.
Lorena graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2020. While at UCLA, she worked as a student athletic trainer in their competitive Sports Medicine Internship Program for three years. Her knowledge of the female athlete triad in addition to the demanding schedule of a student-athlete grants her the experience to assist the youth in balancing their lifestyles. As an aspiring physician, she has a passion for providing the best resources available in order to deliver the best services possible to anyone under her care. With world-class mentors from her time at UCLA, a current position in the Oncology Department at Stanford Medicine Cancer Center, and the determination to pursue both a post-baccalaureate program and medical school, she enjoys sharing the knowledge that she has gained.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, she loves embracing multicultural opportunities. She embraces her Mexican heritage but loves learning about others' backgrounds. Lorena will never acknowledge the merit of her resume, but if she does, she will always attest her work ethic to her strong-willed mother.
Martin Tombe is the Operations Manager at 4sight Academy. He optimizes budgets, delegates team responsibilities, and reviews company development to promote growth.
Martin is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). As a student-athlete on the men’s basketball team, Martin’s team won the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) tournament in the 2017-2018 season. Their most successful year was when they posted a 30-1 record and were crowned both the CCAA conference and tournament champions in the 2019-2020 season. Martin holds several ongoing positions: Manager at Gatorade Sports Camps, AAU Coach for California Bearcats Select, and Sales Associate at Under Armour. His long-term goal is to become a General Manager of a professional sports team. Martin is the sole member of the current Leadership Team that was alongside Athletic Performance Coach Sean Panado when 4sight Academy was founded in 2018.
Born-and-raised in San Diego, Martin radiates the uplifting, “good vibes” energy of the city. He credits his authenticity and willingness to sacrifice for others to his parents - first-generation immigrants who fled from the Sudanese Civil War to give Martin and his four siblings a better opportunity at life. Martin enjoys all sorts of challenges, but he prides himself on being a man of character.
Alex Macaraeg is the Team Assistant at 4sight Academy. She creates content for social media, helps coach at events, and completes miscellaneous tasks for company growth.
Alex is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Global Health with a minor in Biology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Having experienced tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in high school, she was inspired to work in the field of physical therapy and injury prevention. Her education - combined with her experience from her clubs of Special Olympics (aimed to change the lives of special needs families), Best Buddies (created to empower those with developmental disabilities), and Exercise is Medicine (co-founded to support students interested in the physical rehabilitation industry) - gives her the confidence to promote a positive, empowering, and inclusive environment for all female athletes. Her internship background includes stints at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center La Jolla, Coast Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, and Performance Plus Therapy.
In her free time, Alex's hobbies include: exercising at the gym, playing basketball, and spending quality time with family and friends. Alex loves meeting new people and learning about their life stories. She also enjoys trying new things, like her recent discovery of roller-skating. Munching on crunchy peanut butter, channeling her inner creativity, or having a good time with whomever attests to her easy-going, free-spirited, and smiling personality.