Matt Motter — Owner and president
Matt has been the owner and president of Jackson Strength since 2019. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge to Jackson Strength after being one of our athletes for 7 years while he competed on our country’s premier professional beach volleyball league, the AVP.
As the most athletic athlete to ever come through Jackson Strength, Matt has a unique understanding of what it takes to put inches upon inches on a vertical jump.
Due to his history with autoimmune disorders and physical challenges, Matt also is very passionate about the power of food to heal the human body and his vision is to support others with their health.
In addition to playing professional beach volleyball, Matt also draws on his experience playing collegiately at The University of Hawaii, coaching for Jackson Strength and his educational training with the prestigious National Academy of Sports Medicine.
As an Encinitas product himself, he is very passionate about making sure that North County San Diego continues to pump out some of the healthiest and most athletic athletes in the country.
He is happily married to Amanda Motter and they have two kids, Logan (1) and Addison (5).
JEFFREY TAI — Director of Athletic Performance
Jeff has served as Jackson Strength’s Director of Performance since 2016. Jeff is known for his ability to relate to anyone, his positive approach to coaching, and his vast knowledge on topics such as improving vertical jump, athleticism and injury prevention.
Originally from Taiwan, Jeff moved to the states where played youth basketball in Texas at an elite level. Although basketball is more of a recreational sport for him now, he continues to train himself at the highest level in pursuit of being selected for American Ninja Warrior.
He is passionate about instilling positivity into everyone he trains and that is big part of why he loves his job at Jackson Strength. Jeff has received certifications from USA Weightlifting, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and was also the very first graduate of the Jackson Strength Internship Program.
Curtis Jackson — Founder and Consultant
Along with his wife, Krystal, Curtis is a founder and active consultant at Jackson Strength. As a highly sought after strength coach, Curtis has worked with Olympians as well as hundreds of the top youth athletes in Greater San Diego. He is the author of the book, “Strength Training for Volleyball” and is also the Strength and Conditioning expert for DiG Beach Volleyball Magazine.
As an athlete, Curtis played collegiate volleyball at Long Beach State where he helped lead the 49ers to the 1999 Championship Game. He also played professionally for three years the AVP and internationally on the FIVB.
He is extremely passionate about learning and credits this for his success in the Strength and Conditioning field. As an athlete, Curtis dealt with chronic knee pain and two knee surgeries. This is the where the vision of keeping youth athletes healthy and off the surgeon’s table stems from.
Most importantly, he is happily married to his wife Krystal and is an ecstatic father to two young boys named Dylan (8) and Slater (6) and a baby girl named Ryann.