The Performance Ranch Team

Meet the Team that is Dedicated to Your Success

our founder

Lawrence Herrera

Lawrence is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is the state director for the NSCA, the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning. He has helped 1000’s of recreational and professional athletes achieve their goals since 2003. He consulted for one of the largest sports and fitness companies in the world, Nike.

Lawrence was nominated for the “2017 World MMA Awards, Trainer of the Year.” He holds a degree in exercise science from the University of New Mexico. He has done national presentations for the NSCA on “Training Combat Athletes in a Group Setting” as well as “Strength Training for Endurance Athletes.” He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as been featured in Men’s Health magazine, as well as appeared on several UFC Countdown and Road to the Octagon shows.

In his off time, Lawrence enjoys mountain biking with friends and family. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his 3 daughters and wife.

Founder of Performance Ranch

our coaches

Alec Dean


Alec is a passionate individual originally hailing from Las Cruces, NM. As a veteran of the New Mexico Army National Guard, Alec’s time in deployment served as a turning point in his life. It was during this period that he realized his calling to assist others while pursuing his own passions. This led him to become a certified personal trainer and certified nutrition coach, enabling him to help individuals on their wellness journeys.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Alec shares a fulfilling life with his wonderful wife, Sarah, and they are proud pet parents to two beloved dogs. When he’s not dedicating himself to his clients, Alec finds joy in hitting the gym, seeking the thrill of outdoor adventures such as camping and hiking, and exploring new destinations through travel.

With a deep-rooted commitment to health and well-being, Alec is dedicated to guiding individuals towards achieving their fitness goals. Through his expertise as a personal trainer and nutrition coach, he aims to empower and support others in their pursuit of a healthier and more active lifestyle.



Brendan comes from Cambridge, England and moved to the US in fall 2016 to play soccer in college. Brendan was a 1st team All-American while playing and studying at Colorado Mesa University, and prior to this was a professional soccer player in England for Northampton Town FC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in May 2021, and moved to Albuquerque with his wife Danielle and dog Sirius soon after.

Prior to working at The Performance Ranch, Brendan worked as a strength and conditioning intern at CMU while also working with the men’s and women’s soccer and diving teams. Alongside this he completed his personal training certification through NASM.

During his free time Brendan enjoys: watching New Mexico United, exploring the USA, and spending time with his wife Danielle, her family, and his dog Sirius.

Danielle Beachman coach at Performance Ranch

Danielle Beacham


Danielle is an Albuquerque native and lifelong swimmer, competing at a high level for 14 years. Danielle swam in college at Colorado Mesa University while perusing her degree. She graduated from CMU in May of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Spanish.

Prior to working at the Performance Ranch, Danielle interned with the Fruita High School Girls’ Swim Team and coached the local summer league swim team in Fruita, Colorado as well. Alongside this, Danielle completed her personal training certification through ISSA. Danielle is also a Level 1 Teacher in the state of New Mexico and will be returning to the classroom as a 4th grade elementary school teacher in the fall.

During her free time Danielle enjoys spending time in the pool teaching swim lessons, traveling around the world, and spending time with her family, husband, and dog Sirius.

Taylor Havlick


Taylor is born and raised in Albuquerque and has competed in various sports including swimming and track. She will be graduating with a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico in December 2022, and has aspiring goals to become a physical therapist.

Prior to joining the Performance Ranch team, her coaching and training career has grown over the years starting with teaching small group spin classes, to assistant coaching with a club swim team, to being a head swim coach for the Sports & Wellness summer league team.

In her spare time, Taylor enjoys hiking, teaching swim lessons, bartending, and spending quality time with her family and dog, Kona.

Espe Torres


Espe, a native of Northern New Mexico, is an enthusiastic certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. With a background in various sports like track, basketball, and volleyball, she has always been driven by a love for physical activity and competition. Following her high school education, Espe made the move to Albuquerque to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at UNM.

Espe finds great fulfillment in coaching and empowering her clients to make positive changes in their lives through fitness. She takes pride in being part of their unique fitness journeys, guiding and supporting them every step of the way.

Beyond the gym, Espe cherishes quality time spent with her family, exploring new destinations through travel, and immersing herself in nature by going on invigorating hikes. These experiences outside the fitness realm bring her joy and inspire her to lead a well-rounded and balanced lifestyle.

Kevin Kamali


Kevin is a native of California who thrives on living an active lifestyle. From a young age, Kevin has been deeply involved in athletics, making him no stranger to the world of sports. His personal fitness journey began with a desire to improve himself physically, driven by the aspiration to become a better, faster, and stronger individual. However, he soon realized the importance of acquiring the knowledge necessary to maximize his workouts.

Motivated by a genuine curiosity about the human body, Kevin embarked on a path to become a coach. His aim was to gain a comprehensive understanding of the body’s intricacies and educate himself on how to optimize his own performance, as well as guide others in achieving their fitness goals. By immersing himself in the realm of fitness, he gained valuable insights into the mechanics of the body and the scientific principles behind effective training techniques.

Outside the realm of fitness, Kevin cherishes moments spent with his family, recognizing the profound impact their support has on his journey of continuous self-improvement. Additionally, he finds personal fulfillment in practicing martial arts during his leisure time, as it cultivates mental clarity and physical discipline.

As a coach, Kevin is dedicated to empowering individuals, like yourself, to unlock their full potential. With his guidance, you can embark on a transformative fitness journey, elevating your performance, achieving your goals, and embracing an active lifestyle filled with fulfillment and vitality.




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