Top

our mission

AT XTREME PERFORMANCE LAB, OUR MISSION IS TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING AND USE IT FOR IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL WELLBEING OF ATHLETES WORLDWIDE.

SECONDLY, AND POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT, OUR MISSION IS TO USE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO BETTER DETECT, ANALYZE AND RECOVER FROM CONCUSSION AND RELATED BRAIN INJURY.

our mission

AT XTREME PERFORMANCE LAB, OUR MISSION IS TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING AND USE IT FOR IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL WELLBEING OF ATHLETES WORLDWIDE.

SECONDLY, AND POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT, OUR MISSION IS TO USE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO BETTER DETECT, ANALYZE AND RECOVER FROM CONCUSSION AND RELATED BRAIN INJURY.

our team

David A. Clarke

President and Chief Executive Officer

David A. Clarke graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, majoring in computer science and physics. He was hired out of school as a programmer with IBM. In his 15 year tenure, he became a Senior Programmer specializing in the emerging field of speech recognition technology. In 2001 Mr. Clarke started his own company, Voice Innovations, and the CallMaX Brand of speech-enabled services. He grew CallMaX to service 5,000 clients and sold the company in 2016 with designs on retiring and traveling the world with his wife. He discovered that retirement did not challenge him enough. Recognizing the potential for neurofeedback in athletics, he gathered a team and created Xtreme Performance Lab.

David A. Clarke

President and Chief Executive Officer

David A. Clarke graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, majoring in computer science and physics. He was hired out of school as a programmer with IBM. In his 15 year tenure, he became a Senior Programmer specializing in the emerging field of speech recognition technology. In 2001 Mr. Clarke started his own company, Voice Innovations, and the CallMaX Brand of speech-enabled services. He grew CallMaX to service 5,000 clients and sold the company in 2016 with designs on retiring and traveling the world with his wife. He quickly discovered that retirement did not challenge him enough. Recognizing the potential for neurofeedback in athletics, he gathered a team and created Xtreme Performance Lab.

Christina Edwards

Chief Operating Officer

Coming to Xtreme Performance Lab from the Multi-Family Software Industry, Christina believes that great client support is an integral part of any company. With over 12 years of experience working with the top names in Multi-Family, she is excited to bring her knowledge and skills to the world of professional athletics. Christina holds a Masters of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

Christina Edwards

Chief Operating Officer

Coming to Xtreme Performance Lab from the Multi-Family Software Industry, Christina believes that great client support is an integral part of any company. With over 12 years of experience working with the top names in Multi-Family, she is excited to bring her knowledge and skills to the world of professional athletics. Christina holds a Masters of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

advisory board

Jason H. Huang, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery,

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Dr. Jason Huang is a board-certified neurosurgeon and Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and is Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Huang is also Director of Neuroscience Institute and holds the Plummer endowed Chair in Neuroscience. His main research interest lies in the field of nervous system injury and repair. Dr. Huang received his medical degree in 1999 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is author or co-author of over 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as numerous editorial reviews and book chapters. Dr. Huang has served as an invited reviewer at several NIH Study Sections, Department of Defense as well as Department of Veteran Affairs Research Grants.

Dr. Huang was an Army Reserve neurosurgeon and was deployed to Balad Theater Hospital in Iraq in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received an Army Commendation Medal for his exceptional efforts treating over 1,200 injured US soldiers with brain and spinal trauma. He was honorably discharged from the US Army at rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2012.

Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D.

Director of Neuroimaging at the Applied Neuroscience Research Institute and CEO of Applied Neuroscience, Inc.

Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D. received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. degree in Psychology/Biopsychology from the University of Waterloo before completing postdoctoral fellowships in Neurobiology and Neurophysiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College. 

In 1973 Dr. Thatcher was appointed as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College and in 1977 as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.   In 1979 Dr. Thatcher was appointed as a professor of Psychiatry and Director of the QEEG service at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland before joining the National Institutes of Health in 1991 as the Program Manager for the integration of 128 channel EEG with MRI, PET and SPECT.  Dr. Thatcher was the director of the NeuroImaging Laboratory at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL from 1993 to May 2006.  As the principal investigator for the Department of Defense Head Injury Program (DVHIP) Dr. Thatcher over saw the collection and analysis of quantitative EEG from over 1,500 head injured patients which also involved the integration of EEG with MRI.  Dr. Thatcher served on the National Institutes of Health Scientific Advisory Committee for the NIH Human Brain Map Project and was a board member of the American Board of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology and the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society.   

He is currently the director of Neuroimaging at the Applied Neuroscience Research Institute and CEO of Applied Neuroscience, Inc.  Dr. Thatcher is certified as an expert in both conventional and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG).  Dr. Thatcher is the author of eight books and over 200 publications.  His most recent books are the “Handbook of Quantitative Electroencephalography and EEG Biofeedback, 2nd edition” and “Z Score Neurofeedback: Clinical Applications”.

Jason H. Huang, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery,

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Dr. Jason Huang is a board-certified neurosurgeon and Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and is Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Huang is also Director of Neuroscience Institute and holds the Plummer endowed Chair in Neuroscience. His main research interest lies in the field of nervous system injury and repair. Dr. Huang received his medical degree in 1999 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is author or co-author of over 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as numerous editorial reviews and book chapters. Dr. Huang has served as an invited reviewer at several NIH Study Sections, Department of Defense as well as Department of Veteran Affairs Research Grants.

Dr. Huang was an Army Reserve neurosurgeon and was deployed to Balad Theater Hospital in Iraq in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received an Army Commendation Medal for his exceptional efforts treating over 1,200 injured US soldiers with brain and spinal trauma. He was honorably discharged from the US Army at rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2012.

Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D.

Director of Neuroimaging at the Applied Neuroscience Research Institute and CEO of Applied Neuroscience, Inc.

Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D. received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. degree in Psychology/Biopsychology from the University of Waterloo before completing postdoctoral fellowships in Neurobiology and Neurophysiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College. 

In 1973 Dr. Thatcher was appointed as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College and in 1977 as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.   In 1979 Dr. Thatcher was appointed as a professor of Psychiatry and Director of the QEEG service at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland before joining the National Institutes of Health in 1991 as the Program Manager for the integration of 128 channel EEG with MRI, PET and SPECT.  Dr. Thatcher was the director of the NeuroImaging Laboratory at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL from 1993 to May 2006.  As the principal investigator for the Department of Defense Head Injury Program (DVHIP) Dr. Thatcher over saw the collection and analysis of quantitative EEG from over 1,500 head injured patients which also involved the integration of EEG with MRI.  Dr. Thatcher served on the National Institutes of Health Scientific Advisory Committee for the NIH Human Brain Map Project and was a board member of the American Board of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology and the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society.   

He is currently the director of Neuroimaging at the Applied Neuroscience Research Institute and CEO of Applied Neuroscience, Inc.  Dr. Thatcher is certified as an expert in both conventional and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG).  Dr. Thatcher is the author of eight books and over 200 publications.  His most recent books are the “Handbook of Quantitative Electroencephalography and EEG Biofeedback, 2nd edition” and “Z Score Neurofeedback: Clinical Applications”.

news and events