Meet the Team
The Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan has a dedicated team to help athletes and coaches in Saskatchewan achieve their athletic and career goals.
Excellence in Sport Lead
- Kia joined the CSCS team in the fall of 2017 but was very familiar with the organization as she had been a registered athlete with the centre since 2002. Kia utilized the CSCS and Game Plan services as a High Performance athlete in the sport of canoe-kayak. She is now the first point of contact for our province’s elite athletes and strives to help connect each individual with the services that will help them excel to the best of their ability, as they chase their dreams and turn them into tangible goals.
- Kia grew up as an athlete in the Saskatchewan sport system and eventually went through the National sport system; competing for Team Canada from 2005 through 2012. She proudly wore the maple leaf at Pan American Games, World Championships, World Cup and Pan American Championships. She was a 12x National champion and has held multiple national records in singles, doubles and four-person events. After competing Kia coached and worked as a sport administrator and brings all of the knowledge and experience she gained to her position with us.
- Kia has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan. She is also a trained Canadian Women & Sport facilitator.
Athlete Services Manager
- Brie joined CSCS as the Athlete Services Manager in 2023. Her role is to connect Saskatchewan’s elite athletes with the services and supports that will help them further excel and achieve their potential. She aspires to build a relationship with each athlete in order to best understand their goals and needs.
- Brie was involved in gymnastics, swimming and diving at the provincial level as well as rowing at the national and international level. As a national team athlete and member of Team Canada for five years, Brie benefitted immeasurably from the support and guidance that was available to her through Sask Sport, the CSCS and Sport Canada. As a result of her positive experiences as an athlete, she went on to pursue her master’s degree and a career in the field sport psychology, all with the intention of giving back to the province and system that helped build her to be the woman she has become.
- Brie began her career as a mental performance consultant working at the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan, a contracted service provider for the CSCS, before starting her own business, Good to Great Mental Training. Brie has worked with athletes and coaches in a wide variety of activities and sports, from grassroots to international, for over 20 years. Brie is excited to utilize her background in sport, her academic expertise and her work experience in her new role as Athlete Services Manager. Her journey has given her great understanding and empathy, as well as tremendous passion for helping aspiring athletes achieve their potential in sport and life.
“Preparation is the key to success.”
Advanced Coaching Diploma Lead
- Craig joined the CSCS team in April 2023 as the Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) Lead and will be involved in high-performance planning and pathway development. His role will be to provide information for coaches in Saskatchewan about the ACD program, and connect with coaches in the course, as well as the coaching mentors in the province.
- Craig moved to Saskatchewan in 2011, from Cape Town, South Africa and has been a prominent face on pool decks around the province. Starting as an Assistant Coach with the Regina Optimist Dolphins Swim Team, he has seen success in the pool through all levels, from provincial to national. He would eventually go on to become the head coach of both the Dolphins and the University of Regina Cougars. Craig has also been a part of many Team Sask and Junior Canadian teams and has produced medallists at the national level. Many of his athletes have broken provincial records.
- Craig has a B Sports Science with Honours specializing in Performance from the University of Stellenbosch.
Dr. Megan Dash
Chief Medical Officer
- Megan joined the CSCS team in May 2023 as the Chief Medical Officer. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Megan grew up participating in gymnastics and was a member of the National gymnastics team. She was awarded the Governor General Award in high school and was the youngest person to earn a Women of Distinction Award from the Regina YWCA.
- Megan attended the University of Saskatchewan where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology and then attended medical school where she was awarded the Ernest McBrien Award in Family Medicine. She created and was the first to complete the sport medicine enhanced skills fellowship in Regina. Megan has also completed her exam to became certified in CASEM in Canada.
- Megan now works full time at the Victoria East Medical Clinic in Regina. She has a full family practice and continues to consult on sport medicine patients. She is the team physician for Complete MMA, Advanced Wrestling, Gymnastics Saskatchewan and many local hockey teams. She has special interests in concussion management, women in sport and mental health in sport. She sits on the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan committee and has been a member of the Canadian concussion committee. Megan works hard to help all active individuals continue to be active and healthy in the activities they enjoy.
Performance Services Manager
- Travis Laycock has worked with the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan, which is the contracted service provider for the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan, since 1998. The (SMSCS) is a non-profit organization under Sask Sport Inc. that has been providing services to athletes and teams for the past 30 years. Travis is the first point of contact for those athletes who wish to utilize the Centre’s sport science services in sport nutrition, strength conditioning, mental performance, exercise physiology and biomechanics. Additionally, Travis is responsible for processing athlete claims for the Centre’s medical reimbursement program.
- Travis received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (1997) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration (2007) from Lansbridge University in New Brunswick. He is also a Bronze Medal recipient of the Royal Canadian Humane Association and has received a Saskatchewan Premier’s Commendation for Heroic actions that occurred in 2014. Growing up, Travis played Major Junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Prince Albert Raiders (1989-1992) and then U Sport hockey for the University of Saskatchewan. During his spare time he coaches hockey, basketball, football and soccer.
Game Plan Advisor
- Lisa is a Registered Psychologist and a Mental Performance Consultant for the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan. Taking a holistic approach to working with athletes from grassroots to international levels, Lisa helps them to develop and implement mental performance skills. In this role, Lisa has contributed to Team Saskatchewan’s performances at the Canada Summer Games, Canada Winter Games, and the Western Canada Summer Games.
- Lisa is also an advisor with Game Plan, Canada’s national athlete wellness program. Through this program, Lisa works with athletes, helping them to develop their skills outside of sport. As a result, athletes are able to focus on health, education, and career opportunities both during their high-performance career and beyond.
- Coming from an athletic background, Lisa ran track and field and cross country in university, and competed at the CIS (now U Sport) championships. She continues to compete in distance events on the roads and trails.