Brattain Sports Performance Staff
Nick Brattain is the founder of Brattain Sports Performance. Growing up in central Indiana, Nick eventually attended University of Indianapolis, where he majored in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy. While at the University, Nick competed for the track team as a 200/400 meter sprinter. Throughout his career, he accumulated 3 NCAA All-American titles, 6 GLVC Indoor/Outdoor Titles, and numerous indoor and outdoor records. He would graduate in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. After being accepted into Physical Therapy school in the summer of 2011, Nick opted to turn down the spot in order to further pursue a career in sports performance.
From 2011 to 2014, Nick worked for a private, hospital-based facility in Indianapolis, where he grew exponentially as a coach due to the high caliber of colleagues around him and the opportunities he received to work with some of Indy’s most elite athletes. During this time, he focused primarily on Collegiate and professional basketball, baseball, and track athletes. He especially grew a name as a professional able to help athletes whose pasts were plagued with injuries.
In September of 2014, Nick moved to New Orleans where he began Brattain Sports Performance. He is currently working with some of the top NBA and WNBA talent in the league. He also continues to work with high school and colleges athletes of all sports as they aspire to reach the professional levels.
Jeff Kahn, originally an Arkansas native, moved to the Northshore when he was 11 years old. He attended Fontainebleau High School and excelled at football, baseball, and Track and Field within the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 400-meter sprints. Jeff has always had a passion for helping others, but during his high school years he identified his passion for fitness and strength and conditioning.
He began his college education at Louisiana State University and finished his undergraduate studies at Southeastern Louisiana University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness and Human Performance. Currently, Jeff is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds USA Weightlifting’s Sports Performance Coach Certification.
Jeff comes to Brattain Sports Performance after volunteering within the Southeastern Louisiana University weight room and a one year internship/position with Revolution Fitness.
Throughout Jeff’s time within the sports performance profession he has worked with all levels of athletics from youth and high school athletes to college athletes helping them develop their speed, agility, strength and power. Jeff has also spent time working with former athletes and clients looking to lose weight or get back into training after years away from fitness.
Jeff believes that everyone is able to reach their goals, even if they have previously been unsuccessful; they just need the correct hands-on guidance, expertise, and motivation. Jeff’s love for his clients and coaching is what enables him to help people push past their perceived limits to reach and exceed their goals.
Katherine Matthew-Parker is a New Orleans native. She attended St. Martin's Episcopal School throughout her developmental years in New Orleans. During her time at St.Martin's she amassed various school and state awards and was a top athlete in volleyball, soccer, softball and throwing discus
for track and field.
Katherine left the south to attend Goucher College in Maryland where she was a part of their soccer team for 4 years. After her time at Goucher, Katherine returned home to New Orleans to teach and coach at her high school alma mater. Katherine continued her passion for soccer and strength training by head coaching the varsity soccer team, as well as training all varsity level athletes as the strength and conditioning coach. Throughout her two years at St.Martin's she also assisted with the volleyball and softball teams.
Following her passion for health and fitness, she received her Master of Science Degree (MS) in Health, Human Performance and Recreation with an emphasis in Human Performance and Wellness from Pittsburgh State University.