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BScKin, MScKin, CSCS

Growing up in Langham, SK., most of Donovan's childhood was spent playing sports and games with his five siblings. Being involved in soccer and baseball and having a healthy dose of sibling rivalry would lay the foundation of his love for sports.

Shortly before beginning high school, Donovan's family moved to Saskatoon which allowed him the chance to finally participate in the two sports which he was most curious and passionate about: football and wrestling. After high school, Donovan won three consecutive Canadian Junior Football League championships with the Saskatoon Hilltops and was named a CJFL All-Canadian in his 4th year. In University football, Donovan played 2 years with the UBC Thunderbirds and 2 years with the U of S Huskies and was named a CIS All-Canadian defensive lineman all 4 years. In 2016 Donovan signed a brief contract with the CFL's Ottawa REDBLACKS, before returning to University to finish his CIS eligibility and his master's degree in Kinesiology.

Donovan has worked for Ignite since January 2015 but was also an Ignite client since 2011. He attributes almost all of his success in football to the work Joel and Dave did correcting his technique and creating individualized strength programs. Donovan continued to absorb the knowledge of the Ignite staff and was a natural fit to join the workforce once he became certified as a Strength and Conditioning coach.

Donovan enjoys building relationships with as many clients as possible and always tries to keep everyone in his groups laughing. Donovan's wife Charissa is a registered nurse and they have two children. 


  • B.Sc.Kin, with a major in Exercise and Sport Studies

  • M.Sc.Kin

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA

  • Consultant for the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan - Strength and Conditioning