Nate is the creator and visionary of MASH Performance and responsible for developing an unmatched training atmosphere for anyone looking to improve their health and physical fitness. Nate works not only with our baseball athletes, but provides training for all sports, as well as adult fitness.  His daily passion for every individual and unique skill set is what makes him popular with female, male, youth, and professional athletes alike

Nate is responsible for creating specific programming for every athlete that walks through the doors. His passion to help every individual meet their goals creates a personal and unique relationship with members of MASH Performance.

Thanks to Nate, MASH is the year round training provider for state power Hill Murray Hockey. In the summers, MASH also trains all other sports on site for Hill Murray High School. He has also developed and trained teams from several organizations including Dakota Rev Soccer, Farmington Basketball, Apple Valley Hockey, and the University of St. Thomas baseball team.

Nate has been responsible for training and programming for professional athletes in baseball, hockey, and soccer thanks to his attention to personal detail and focus on overall health and longevity. 

He runs MASH daily from 3-10 PM for all high school athletes, adults, and professionals who are looking to gain a competitive edge in their sport or looking to improve their daily lifestyle choices.

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Jake Schmitz

Jake is a young, energetic trainer whose life has been changed by health and fitness. He was a three-sport athlete, and went on to play collegiate baseball at U of M-Morris. While at college, he attained his degree in Exercise Science. “My degree allows me to change peoples lives and make them the strongest versions of themselves.”

He has changed many lives already, through experiences in small group, personal, and team training. Currently, Jake is the head strength coach at Hill-Murray School, and an assistant strength coach here at MASH. “I’m looking for an awesome group of people to have fun and intense workouts with!"

Jake has assisted in all areas of MASH performance, including the development of all MASH athletes, running weekly workouts at Hill Murray, adult client training and programming, and works with St. Thomas University baseball. His commitment to health and wellness in all people makes him a perfect fit for MASH.

His commitment to health and wellness in all people makes him a perfect fit for MASH


Kyle adds extreme value to MASH thanks to his versatility and personality. A jack of all trades, Kyle runs adult classes, trains high school athletes and coaches for MASH Baseball.

Kyle attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and recently graduated with an exercise science degree. While attending school, Kyle competed for the UMD Bulldogs baseball team. He contributed immediately becoming a 4 year starter and team captain before leaving UMD 2nd all time in hits and RBI. 

"I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with top level athletes and people. The atmosphere and energy at MASH has been special to be a part of and I can't wait to continue to help build an incredible program both on the field and in the strength room!" - Kyle Comer


Tom Buske is founder and owner of MASH Baseball and MASH Performance. Since its inception in 2012, Tom has facilitated programs for hundreds of athletes and established a culture of leadership and excellence throughout the entire MASH community.