Curtis Jackson — President and founder
Curtis Jackson is the President and Co-Owner of 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 on the country’s premier domestic beach volleyball tour, the AVP.
Curtis holds certifications from The National Association of Sports Medicine, The Poliquin International Certification Program, USA Weightlifting, The CHEK Institute, and has completed the Elite Baseball Mentorship at Cressey Performance.
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 main reason why he is also very passionate about keeping youth athletes healthy and off the surgeon’s table.
Most importantly, he is happily married to his wife Krystal and is an ecstatic father to two young boys named Dylan (7) and Slater (5) with a baby girl named Ryann on the way in February 2019!
JEFFREY TAI — Director of Athletic Performance
Jeff has served as Jackson Strength’s Director of Performance since May of 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, explosiveness, agility and athleticism.
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.