Obstacle Training Academy Staff

Coach Jedi

Jedi is an active OCR enthusiast and Season 7 competitor on American Ninja Warrior. His love for personal fitness and helping others has led him down the path to starting the Obstacle Training Academy: A mobile NINJA/O.C.R. Experience. Jedi uses his experience in the obstacle world to Help, Inspire, and Motivate people of all ages and skill levels to overcome obstacles. He is also the founder of the Jedi Warriors,  a nonprofit coed obstacle league, comprised of young athletes that actively participate in the community. The Jedi Warriors assist and volunteer for other charitable organizations by raising money and helping them build awareness for their individual cause. 

Jedi Markowski

Obstacle Training Academy

Owner / NINJA


(856)534-6660

coachjedi.ota@gmail.com


Coach Ryan

Ryan is a student at Rowan University studying business entrepreneurship. He is passionate about obstacle training and coaching others. As Lead Coach for OTA, Ryan is responsible for overseeing programming and coaching staff. Leadership comes naturally to him, as he was the team captain and a State Champion pole-vaulter in high school.  As a Goliathon participant, Ryan has achieved the title of “David” making him 1 of only 13 people to have ever accomplished this goal. Ryan participates in local ninja competitions and absolutely loves being able to teach others how to become a more accomplished Ninja. 

Ryan Evernham

Obstacle Training Academy

Lead Coach


coachryan.ota@gmail.com

Coach Darion

Darion is an active participant in the OCR world. From running Spartan races, to the Goliathon, Darion's love of obstacles translates well on any course. His dedication to obstacle training has landed him on Season 10 of American Ninja Warrior where he made it into the City Finals round. Darion is a passionate and enthusiastic coach and is loved by his students. His energy is unlike any other and his playful nature and giant smile make him genuinely fun to learn from. 

Darion Bennett

Obstacle Training Academy

Certified Coach



Coach Eric

Eric is a long time fitness enthusiast with a passion for making things. With over 10 years experience in casting, molding, cad design and metalworking, Eric loves bringing new ideas to reality. Eric recently turned his love for the show American Ninja Warrior into a dream experience by losing over 80 pounds and competing in the ANW Philadelphia Qualifiers in 2018.

Eric Totten

Obstacle Training Academy

Certified Coach

Coach Marc

Marc has an extensive background in exercise, fitness and martial arts.
He has trained in the Martial Arts most of his life, achieving Black Belts in two different styles of Karate and a Red Belt in Hapkido. He currently trains in Israeli Krav Maga. In light of his passion for Martial Arts, Marc began instructing in 1995 and has been teaching ever since. His passion for exercise and fitness led him to OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) Community, where he  started training for and participating in various obstacle course competitions. His passion grew and he began Ninja Warrior Training. His dedication to his training led him to Ninja Warrior competitions which he now competes in on a regular basis.

Marc Schneider

Obstacle Training Academy

Certified Coach

Coach Kristen

Kristen is a fitness/OCR enthusiast and enjoys anything that pushes her limits and abilities to grow and get stronger. As a certified holistic health counselor, she has a passion for teaching people about nutrition, supplements, detoxing, and overall healthy living. Kristen spends a tremendous amount of time inspiring others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Kristen Lattorre

Obstacle Training Academy

Certified Coach

Wendy Markowski

Wendy has a degree in health and physical science. She actively participates in the Goliathon OCR and enjoys physical activities such as partner acro and yoga. As our Event Coordinator Wendy is in touch with the pulse of all of our activities, on site and off. She spends most of her time making sure that our products and services are pristine and up to par with company standards. As a  mother of 2 girls and 1 boy, Wendy proudly holds the title of "super mom".

Wendy Adair-Markowski

Obstacle Training Academy

Event Coordinator 

Kristin Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan is an O.C.R. enthusiast, who participates in local races.  She has  found a love for physical fitness and her passion for networking and helping people has made her an inspiration in the OCR community. Kristin spends most of her time behind the scenes finalizing the personal touches and details that customize our business for each of our members and customers. She also is a mother of two boys granting her the title of "supermom".

Kristin Sullivan

Obstacle Training Academy

Director of Operations


sullivan.ota@gmail.com