Meet Our Coaches
Matt Szelog, ATC, CSCS, CES
Sports Performance Supervisor
Matt has been working for Exeter Hospital Rehabilitation Services since graduating as an athletic trainer from the University of New Hampshire in 2002. He received his certification as a strength and conditioning specialist in 2004 as well as his corrective exercise specialist certification in 2009. He has also been published through the NSCA.
Matt was a multi-sport athlete growing up and ultimately chose to focus on basketball while attending high school. He is thrilled at the opportunity to work within a basketball facility and still plays competitively today.
Matt also participates in extreme sports such as surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. In 2012 and 2013 he has placed in the top 20 at the Xterra Stoaked Off-road Sprint Triathlon in Hanover, NH.
Matt specializes in sports performance training, injury prevention training, post-rehabilitation, and corrective exercise.
Erin Dixon, CPT
Erin Dixon is a certified personal trainer and health and nutritional coach, who specializes in team training, sports performance, injury prevention and nutrition coaching. In 2004, Erin joined the Exeter Hospital’s Sports Medicine Team with over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness field and has earned certifications through the American Academy of Personal Training, American College of Sports Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, and Precision Nutrition.
Sports and fitness have long been a part of Erin’s life. Growing up, Erin participated in multiple sports, including soccer and softball. Today, Erin still continues to train for rugby and Thai boxing, and in addition to her work at Exeter Hospital, Erin is a Trainer at 9Round, where she received Trainer of the Year in 2018. Erin enjoys seeing her clients improve both physically and mentally and continuously stresses the importance of maintaining a wellness lifestyle with proper movement.
Taylor Brown, ATC, CSCS
Taylor grew up playing various sports, eventually focusing on field hockey at the high school level, and expanded upon these interests as an athletic training student at Endicott College. While at Endicott, she gained experience in a variety of strength training and therapeutic exercise settings and with diverse groups of clients. Shortly after graduating in 2012, she began working at Exeter Hospital as a Rehab Support Assistant.
In 2015, Taylor received her certification as a strength and conditioning specialist from the NSCA. In her time at Exeter Hospital, she has led senior fitness groups, completed group training programs with the Seacoast United Academy soccer teams and various Spartans basketball teams, and has worked with the Seacoast United Phantoms. She is currently the head athletic trainer at Sanborn Regional High School. In her free time, Taylor enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog and experimenting with healthy recipes in the kitchen.
Derek Dwyer, CFT, SSC
Derek is a Certified Fitness Trainer as well as a Specialist in Strength and Conditioning. He has extensive experience working with individuals of all backgrounds and ability levels.
Derek is a graduate of Exeter High School in Exeter, NH where he was a member of the hockey and soccer teams. He attended New England College in Henniker, NH and played on the varsity soccer team as well as the JV hockey team. Derek transferred to the University of New England in Biddeford, ME where earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration.
Derek has trained student athletes and adults since 2009 with a strong knowledge of body composition, endurance testing, muscular strength and exercise physiology. He has in depth experience with creating, planning and implementing strength and conditioning programs for athletes of all ages.
Derek specializes in circuit training, boot camps, weight training, speed & agility, sport specific conditioning programs, strength and conditioning, plyometric training, general fitness, personal training and injury management programs.
Kevin Bryan, CSCS
Kevin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through NSCA and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Bloomsburg University. His passion for health and wellness comes from his drive to help others reach not only their fitness goals but to achieve a higher quality of life.
Before working at Exeter Hospital’s Athletic Performance Center, Kevin worked as a corrective exercise specialist for a physical therapy company that took an integrative approach focusing on treating clients through efficient movement patterns. His experience with various training modalities has given him the necessary tools to be a successful Athletic Performance Specialist here at the APC.
Kevin enjoys spending downtime with his friends and visiting his family back in New Jersey. His hobbies include cooking, golfing and exploring his newly found home of Portsmouth.