Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems

Advisory Board

All of our Advisory Board members are special. Not only do they possess advanced training, credentials and experience, but have come together and volunteered to support the mission of PTCS. Which is to create, enhance, and continually improve, whereby offering the highest level of continuing educational material for massage therapists, personal trainers, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in
the form of home study, live seminars, videos, DVD's, articles, Elearning courses, webinars and mentoring program.

Orlando Crance, MA, RSCC, CSCS, USAW

Orlando has been part of the fitness, sports and recreation industry for over 20 years;
during which he has fulfilled many roles including regional director, fitness manager,
educator and currently serving as a strength and conditioning coach of the player
development system for the New York Yankees. Over the years, he has acquired vast

experience working with professional athletes having worked for three professional

baseball franchises (NY Mets, Miami Marlins, NY Yankees) as well as athletes from

different leagues including MLS, USTA. Additionally to working in professional sports

he led both corporate and non-for-profit fitness settings and has been responsible

for developing and restructuring departments with staffs of over 75 employees.  

Orlando has also served as a corporate fitness consultant for starting and

developing fitness ventures both in the US and Canada. He has operated

as an advisor for publications both commercial and academic.

Orlando graduated with a master’s degree from Columbia University in Applied Exercise Physiology where he focused on research in motor learning and control. He also investigated topics related to athletic performance, fatigue and pH balance. He completed his undergraduate degree from the City University of NY- Lehman with an emphasis in Recreation Management and Exercise with a minor in Nutrition. And is a certified and registered (CSCS-RSSC) strength and conditioning coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Sports Performance Coach by the US Olympic Committee (USAW).

His passion for learning has led him to always be involved in the advocacy of excellence both as an educator and a student. He is currently researching and writing in the topic of athletic development and is actively involved in the revision of publications and fitness equipment projects.

Paul M. Gallo, EdD., ATC, CSCS

Dr. Paul M. Gallo has been the director of Exercise Science and Wellness at Norwalk

Community College since 2004 and Adjunct Faculty at Teachers College Columbia

University. He holds a doctorate in Applied Physiology from Teachers College

Columbia University, a master degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi

University and a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Training.

Dr. Gallo is active in research focusing on movement economy in persons

with Parkinson’s disease and older adults and has multiple publications in

several peer reviewed journals. He has also served as an editor and reviewer

for textbooks and refereed journals that publish manuscripts within his area

of expertise.

In addition to his research and academic experience, Dr. Gallo is a certified NATA Athletic Trainer, ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who has over ten years’ experience working in a clinical rehabilitative setting. Aside from his responsibilities at Norwalk Community College, Dr. Gallo is also the immediate Past-Chair of the State Representative Committee and current Connecticut State Representative for the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Darian Parker, Phd, CPT

Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership from the

University of Nevada Las Vegas. He earned his Master's and Bachelor's degrees

from James Madison University in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise

Leadership, Athletic Administration and Advanced Coaching.  Dr. Parker is a

certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning

Association and is an Advisory Board Member for the NSCA Nevada Chapter.

During Dr. Parker’s undergrad at JMU he was a scholarship track and field athlete.

Dr. Parker earned all-conference and all east honors while a member of the JMU

track and field team. He was also the captain of the men's track and field team

as a junior and senior at JMU. Dr. Parker has been with WTS International since J

une 2007 and currently serves as General Manager for Club Ridges, an upscale

private fitness club located within the gates of the exclusive Ridges community

in Las Vegas.

Dr. Parker's educational expertise lies both in the hard science of the human body and psychology and in particular behavior modification. Additionally, Dr. Parker has both teaching and curriculum development experience in the vocational college and traditional university setting.  Dr. Parker's philosophy both personally and professionally is to put people first. Dr. Parker believes that satisfying work and life pursuits are a product of serving others by meeting their basic social and emotional needs. While Dr. Parker enjoys the science related to the health and fitness business, his goal is to also focus on building meaningful and lasting relationships through fitness and wellness. Outside of work, Dr. Parker enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and practicing his hobbies of mixology and music production.