Santiago K. Garcia
A U.S. Air Force Officer, Division-1 College Athlete, Author, Researcher and Student Pilot, Santiago Garcia continually sets new standards, seeks discomfort, pursues his passions, and helps others achieve their goals.
Santiago founded Grind to Fly in 2018 to enhance pilot’s health and performance by providing insight to leverage technologies and improve aviation fitness and personal leadership. In 2019, he co-authored an introductory training system for aviators to enhance physical and mental performance in the cockpit titled, The Grind to Fly System: An Introduction to Elite Aviation Fitness.
Santiago Garcia received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science & Leadership from the United States Air Force Academy and is actively pursuing a Master of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida. In 2020, Santiago Garcia served as the 23d Fighter Group Human Performance Center Project Officer (Moody AFB, GA). When Santiago Garcia isn’t training, flying or studying, he can be found coaching and playing tennis, surfing, or learning something new.
Brandon A. To
An Athlete, Author, and Prospective Medical Student, Brandon’s innovation, attention to detail, and unique desire to improve other’s lives is unparalleled.
Brandon To co-founded Grind to Fly in 2018 to provide a biological and physiological perspective to aviation performance. His passion for health and fitness, coupled with his background in cellular biology allowed him to co-author an introductory training system to enhance physical and mental performance in the cockpit titled, The Grind to Fly System: An Introduction to Elite Aviation Fitness.
Brandon received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida and plans on attending medical school. When Brandon isn’t working out, studying, or helping others, he can be found drawing, traveling, or finding the next best bite to eat.
Tyler O. Riley
A Fitness Enthusiast and Prospective Medical Student, Tyler utilizes several training modalities ranging from gymnastics to powerlifting. He aims to educate and train others on proper motor patterns including core stabilization, injury prevention, and range of motion prioritization.
Tyler officially joined the Grind to Fly team in October of 2020. Tyler uses his experience in functional fitness to provide practical information on strength development and injury prevention. Tyler served as an initial evaluator for The Grind to Fly System: An Introduction to Elite Aviation Fitness, and is excited to expand his role within the organization.
Tyler received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and plans on attending medical school in the fall of 2021. When Tyler isn't in the gym or working as a medical scribe, he can be found reading, woodworking, or at the beach.