OnUp Water

Meet the OnUp Ambassador Team

We’re dedicated to helping you go onward and upward so we’ve partnered with like-minded athletes in the Twin Cities. The OnUp Team is a community of fitness enthusiasts who authentically love OnUp Protein Water, share a belief that exercise helps you become the best version of yourself, and are committed to inspiring others to incorporate OnUp into their fitness and wellness routines.
Andrea Nisler
6 Time CrossFit Game Athlete & Gym Owner
"OnUp is the only protein I will drink. Who knew protein could taste so great!?"

Andrea is an accomplished CrossFit athlete and owner of Timberwolf Fitness in Roseville, MN. She grew up playing a variety of sports. Having excelling at several, it was hard to choose a favorite. CrossFit appeals to her because it combines a variety of sports and creates a sense of unknown each day - the workouts are ever-changing!

After finding success in the sport from the competition side, Andrea wanted to spread her love for CrossFit. In 2019, she purchased Timberwolf Crossfit in Roseville, MN (now Timberwolf Fitness). She enjoys showing people of all backgrounds and ages how awesome the sport is. Not only does she enjoy watching people transform their bodies and get into great shape, she loves being part of such a welcoming and fun community!

Andrea is also sponsored by P10 Performance and Misfit Athletics.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
Competitions. Being prepared and at peak performance.
Favorite Workout?
Anything with a heavy barbell and a ski erg.
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The Lakes! I love swimming and exploring new lakes.
Holly Janiszewski
Personal Trainer
"I love that OnUp is an easy, on-the-go, clean protein."

Holly’s calling is to inspire her community to fall in love with fitness. That is why she founded Holly J Fitness and the Holly J Fitness App. She loves leading her training clients on their paths to personal betterment - mind, body, and soul.

Holly understands the power of fitness in transforming lives and wakes up each day with the same goal: to help others gain confidence in and out of the gym and build lasting habits for a healthy and happy life.

A Minnesotan at heart, her passions include lakes, the Minnesota Gophers, and the Minnesota State Fair. Holly is a longtime volunteer and fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a proud lululemon ambassador, and an obsessed dog mom. She and her husband Joe live in Minneapolis with their Golden Retriever, Surly.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Blood Orange and Triple Berry
What Motivates You?
Sharing my passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Favorite Workout?
Any HIIT workout OR squats!
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
Access to all the yearlong outdoor activities!!
Andrea Toppin
2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
"Nutrition is key to the recovery process. I’m stoked about the killer amount of protein OnUp has for quick recovery."

Andrea is an aspiring chiropractic professional and an elite marathoner with a passion for healthy living. She is excited to provide holistic, patient-centered care by combining her training experience and professional expertise. She understands the value of a strong recovery and is excited to show patients how nutrition contributes to the recovery process.

Andrea competed in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a qualifying time of 2:42:12. She’ finished 10th among women in the 2017 Twin Cities Marathon. While on cross country at Iowa State, they were Big 12 Champs, All-Region, and NCAA qualifiers.

Andrea is also an elite athlete for and sponsored by Oiselle and GenUCAN. She is a brand ambassador for Corosglobal and Frogsong Farm CBD.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Pineapple Coconut
What Motivates You?
Becoming a chiropractor and helping others.
Favorite Workout?
2 mile trail repeats - it's about getting into a rhythm!
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
It's so hard to pick! I love how nature is mixed within both Minneapolis and St. Paul. I've traveled the US a lot and the Twin Cities are my favorite hands down.
Emily Niswanger
Integrative Dietitian & Resident OnUp Nutrition Expert
"As a dietitian I love OnUp water because of the high quality ingredients. There is nothing else like it on the market!"

Emily is an integrative and functional nutrition registered dietitian, ultra marathoner, and sustainable eating advocate. She is the founder of Anywhere Nutrition, a monthly meal plan membership with seasonal, macro-balanced meal plans. The meal plans are gluten, dairy and soy free and even come along with full dietitian support for any cooking or grocery shopping questions.

When Emily is not working, she is planning her next trip around the world. Emily and her husband Jeff have traveled all around the world including Tanzania in 2019 to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
Any challenge. I love training for long distance races.
Favorite Workout?
A steady mid-distance run
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The food! We love trying new restaurants, especially for Indian cuisine.
J.C. Lippold
Mindfulness Coach & Community Mover
"It is often hard to actually implement your outlined steps to improve your state. I love the ease at which OnUp helps people increase protein in a tasty way."

J.C. once bought a pair of shoes that had the words, "be better than you were yesterday" inscribed on the insole. He went and bought different insoles. He believes that humans live their fullest and brightest lives when they cease aspiring to be better than they were yesterday and start focusing on being as good as they are today.

Inspired by his passion for storytelling, music, the creativity and capacity of the human body, and the people in his life, J.C. is a master student & a mindfulness and movement facilitator. While he has personally completed 27 marathons and coached thousands to state championships, 1st place finishes, and personal bests, he is passionately working to remove the words "I am not a runner" from common language. The focus instead is on movement and conversation through initiatives like 5K Everyday Conversations that welcome everyone into daily, conversationally paced runs.

J.C. is also a brand ambassador for lululemon and The Center of Movement.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Pineapple Coconut
What Motivates You?
When people affirm that they're already enough in their current state and consider growth and big dreams to maximize their opportunity to live.
Favorite Workout?
Outside, all ages, community movement events
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The ease and access to trails and parks to move in.
Nick Mathew
CrossFit Open Athlete and Head Coach
"Packed with electrolytes, fast acting protein, and a refreshing taste, OnUp makes for some great fuel!"

Nick was ranked 1st in Minnesota and 59th in the world in the CrossFit Open. He is continuing his journey to win the CrossFit Games! Nick also has experience in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and obstacle course racing.

Along with balancing a career with fitness, Nick is the General Manager and Head CrossFit Coach at CrossFit Minnetonka, and is the father to a beautiful little girl and family. Nick's goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of as many people as he can.

Nick loves incorporating OnUp into his training. He's even been incorporating it as intra-workout fuel during his longer training sessions. He is excited about the great opportunity to back a delicious product and make great connections with all of you.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
The idea that you can do whatever you want if you are willing to put in the work it takes to achieve it.
Favorite Workout?
Lifting some really heavy weights
Dr. Matt Wiest
Chiropractor
"Love the Taste! OnUp is the first protein water I’ve tried that is both effective and DELICIOUS."

Matt is a chiropractor and a former collegiate hockey player. He is the owner of The Center of Movement, a health and wellness brand striving to empower and educate the community in their physical and mental well-being.

Matt grew up in Alberta, Canada and played junior hockey for 3 years in Vancouver. He earned his Bachelor of Exercise Science in Wellness and Fitness Management from the University of Wisconsin – Superior and his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Matt's passion for chiropractic grew through his personal athletic experiences and seeing his teammates benefit from care.

In his free time Matt enjoys hockey, rugby, hiking, yoga, working out and spending time with his wife Britny and their daughters, Nara & Georgia. Matt is also a brand ambassador for lululemon.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Can’t choose just one!
What Motivates You?
It's inspirational to hear stories from passionate people about victories, struggles, and perspective.
Favorite Workout?
Love anything together. Fitness is an outlet to connect with people.
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The people. There is a big push for collaboration, especially in the entrepreneurial space. It’s a large metro area that can have a small town feel.
Dakotah Lindwurm
2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
"OnUp has helped me enjoy protein post runs and workouts without any stomach issues."

Dakotah is a professional runner for Minnesota Distance Elite. Her personal running specialty is in the marathon. She finished 2nd in the women’s division of the 2019 Twin Cities Marathon and completed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta in February 2020 with a qualifying time of 2:32:49. She finished 36th of 390 women with a time of 2:39:08 (6:05 pace).

Dakotah grew up in St. Francis, MN, and attended Northern State where she ran track and cross country while earning a degree in biology education and chemistry. Dakota is also a substitute teacher in the Twin Cities. While Dakotah and her husband live in the Twin Cities, they love trading it out for the woods and outdoors on the weekends with their dog.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
To be better than I was yesterday
Favorite Workout?
3x3 miles at Lactate Threshold pace
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
I love running on the River Road for the beautiful views
Bob Durant
Strength Coach
"One of the easiest and most refreshing protein drinks on the market"

Bob loves lifting heavy things and is a strength coach at Timberwolf Fitness. He’s coached athletes from state to national champions and even has an unofficial world record in powerlifting. He loves what he does and is obsessed with constantly finding new ways to improve pound for pound strength.

Bob has always been an athlete, but in college he dropped team sports to train to be an MMA athlete. Post college he moved to New Zealand to become a fight coach and then to Thailand to become a professional fighter. He didn’t enjoy getting punched in the face as much as he thought he would so returned home and eventually found his way to becoming a contract strength coach and immersing himself with the best lifters and coaches in the state. He hasn’t looked back since.

Some of Bob’s top achievements include squatting and deadlifting over 3x body weight in competition. He also ranked top 30 in the world for pound for pound strength athlete. Bob is an ambassador for BPN Nutrition and a Partner with Jumpship Training.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Triple Berry
What Motivates You?
I hate average
Favorite Workout?
Lifting heavy things, I train a mixture of Olympic Lifting, Power lifting and Crossfit
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
Our winters may be rough but our summers are amazing
SWEAT with Jess
Jessica Rae Stopera
Strength and Conditioning Coach
"Love supporting local, love supporting women, and LOVE the simplicity of OnUp!"

Jess carries herself with joyful optimism & makes a point of sharing it with the world around her. She founded SWEAT with Jess in 2009 to share her passion for health & fitness with others. Her business is her community and family. She empowers others to live their best life now and reminds them to show up every day for themselves.

Jess is a strength and conditioning coach. She is very passionate about educating people how to lift and letting that strength empower them in all other aspects of their lives and relationships. She also personally loves getting under a barbell to bench, squat, and pull some deadlifts. One of her top achievements was qualifying for nationals with USA Powerlifting (USAPL) in 2018.

In her spare time, Jess loves to go for runs with her dogs. You can find her at the dog park on most days. She loves living in MN and is super pumped to explore more hot spots on the Harley this summer.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Pineapple Coconut - hands down!
What Motivates You?
My health, future, and having goals to constantly motivate me to be emotionally and physically stronger
Favorite Workout?
Powerbuilding, followed by pull-ups and tricep dips
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
I love Hope Breakfast Bar, Battle Creek dog park, the the Stillwater Stairs
Jason Mayhew
Bariatric Motivation
"Great tasting and amazing protein"

Jason is the owner of Bariatric Motivation, a paramedic, a travel journalist, and owner of OFF On The Go, an entertainment and travel website. Three years ago, Jason made the best decision of his life to undergo weight loss surgery. His biggest concern was that he did not have the support that he felt like he needed in his life at the time to be successful. This is what drove him to start Bariatric Motivation.

Jason helps other bariatric patients through the process. Having lost 140 lbs himself, he loves to support others on their weight loss journey. Jason loves going to the gym. In addition to his weight loss, one of his biggest fitness accomplishments was running his first half marathon.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Pineapple Coconut
What Motivates You?
Motivating others. When someone tells me that I motivated them to get up and go to the gym or eat better, that fuels my fire!
Favorite Workout?
Arm days at the gym and running on the treadmill. I do my best thinking while running.
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
I am new to the area. I moved from FL so I love all the outdoor activities you can do here!