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PBU Staff

PBU Staff: Welcome

Meet the Staff


Melissa Powell

CEO/Founder & Youth Coach

Melissa has played and trained with some of the best players and coaches in the world! Some of those include training with the 5 time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, Pepperdine Head Coach & Kerri & April’s 2016 Olympic coach Marcio Siccoli, Tri Bourne & Sarah Hughes and Former Belgium Olympic Coach Leandro Pinheiro, Olympic Latvian Coach & superstar coach Pompilho Mercadante, Georgian Olympian Cristine Santanna, World Champion & 5th ranked team in the world in 2008 Harley Silva, and many many more experienced players and coaches. Melissa has qualified and played on the Brazilian Professional Tour this past season & regularly plays against some of the best players in the world including Agatha & Duda.

On the world tour, representing Team USA, Melissa has played against numerous Olympians and high level professionals from all over the world finishing as high as 5th place on the Professional World Tour. She is currently ranked at number 46 in the National USA Ranking system among over 3,000 registered beach volleyball players

Melissa has numerous women’s open top 3 finishes including a 3rd place finish at an AVP Next Gold Series event in early 2020 and her AAA rating from California. Along with the extensive knowledge she has gained working and training against the best in the world, Melissa played beach volleyball for 3 Years at the Division 1 level for Houston Baptist University and the University of Utah where she competed on the PAC 12 against arguably the best collegiate beach volleyball teams including USC, UCLA, Arizona, and more. Melissa has over 8 years of coaching experience.


Kolton Rader

Head Adult Coach

Kolton has coached 9 years of indoor volleyball at Salem Hills High School, Lehi High School, Elevate VBC, Club 801 and Uvu Men's and Women's Club Volleyball. He has also coaches 2 seasons of sand volleyball with Aces Athletics and Wasatch Beach. He played 4 years as a libero at UVU and has 7+ years playing Open level sand volleyball in Utah. He has coached Melissa & her partners for 3 years now.

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Phillip Fuchs

PBU Co-Founder & Adult Coach

Phil played for top-ranked BYU where he played as an Outside Hitter. He received the Elite 89 Award in 2014 for being the student athlete with the highest cumulative GPA at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 men’s and women’s championships across its 3 divisions (D1, D2, D3).

After his career at BYU was ended he graduated with a degree in Business Strategy. He then joined the Brazilian Superliga A professional League overseas where he played with and against some of the best players in the world! After his return to the US, Phil got his MBA from the University of Utah along with his Masters of Science in Information Systems. He is a certified beach coach under the guise of NCAA Champion, AVP Champion, and current Texas Longhorns coach Stein Metzger. 


Bert Lund

Physical Therapist

Dr. Robert W. Lund (Bert) graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, California with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. Bert completed his Manual Therapy Certification through University of St Augustine in 2016 and Certification in Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling Institute in 2021. He has a passion for sports physical therapy, manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. He enjoys helping patients and players recover and reach their goals to maximize performance and improve their quality of life. Bert loves the outdoors and spends his free time running trail ultramarathons, mountain biking, skiing and dirt biking. Bert currently is the Clinical Director at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers in Midvale, Utah.

PBU Staff: Team Members
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