Our Team & Mission

Our Team & Mission


Focused on Performance for All

Our passion is to provide the same pro-level quality, experience, education and results to everyone. Scott Pensivyrenowned for sports physical therapy and sought out by a long list of superstar athletesleads a diverse team who bring cutting-edge knowledge, insights and products to everyone who values and benefits from injury prevention, rehabilitation and increase performance.

Scott Pensivy, PT, LAT, ATC - Co-Founder & Business Visionary

Scott, a world-renowned Physical Therapist, has a passion for bringing “care” back into healthcare. It’s what led him to physical therapy for athletes, inspires him to create innovative rehabilitation solutions, and continues to drive him to be a leader in his field trusted by top professionals. In fact, he is also licensed as an Athletic Trainer. For more than 30 years, Scott has been practicing in the Las Vegas valley where he has created an environment of care that welcomes all kinds of patients seeking to optimize performance and overcome challenges.

During his career, Scott has approached every opportunity with an entrepreneurial spirit, dedicated to developing performance products and methods that enhance outcomes efficiently and effectively. FôrsTM is the ultimate culmination of his vision, combining his physical therapy expertise with emerging technologies to create the most effective products, educate consumers and health professionals, and extend care to even more people.

David Newman - Co-Founder & Director of Operations

David Newman worked for over 10 years on a stressful Wall St. trading desk before needing a dramatic change. His "new path" quickly became health and wellness, which led him to the emerging hemp-CBD industry. As a Co-Founder of Elixinol in 2014, one of the very first and largest global hemp-CBD companies, David's background and passion to help people quite literally served to pioneer the multi-billion dollar hemp industry we see today.

Gabriel Ettenson - Co-Owner & Director of New Product Development & Education

Gabriel Ettenson, MS, PT has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Professionally, Gabriel owned one of the largest integrative rehabilitation clinics in New York City, which is where he spent many years focused on mechanical vibration and the applications for the human body. He went on to become co-founder of Elixinol, one of the first hemp-CBD companies in the world, where he served in the capacity of both President (US entity) and Chief Technology Officer (Global entity). Gabriel's background enables him to lead the product development component of Fôrs and help educate clients around these new product innovations.

Francine Legaspi - Director of Finance

Francine Legaspi is a seasoned finance professional with a unique background that includes over 20 years in finance with companies such as JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank as well as nearly 10 years in executive financial and operational roles with several of the largest global hemp companies. From hemp CBD (Elixinol) to hemp plastics (The Hemp Plastics Company), Francine's ability to successfully navigate the complexities of integrating corporate intelligence with emerging industries makes her a tremendous asset to Fôrs™.

Doug Sutton - Co-Founder & Business Strategist

Doug Sutton is a business growth expert and corporate trainer with decades of experience across a wide variety of industries. His experience in the hemp industry goes back to 2013 where he helped build one of the very first companies to sell and market CBD products in the United States. As founder of Conscious Growth®, Doug is committed to health, wellness and social responsibility.

Saadiq F. El-Amin III MD, PhD, MMS - Medical Director

Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Regenerative Medicine in elite and professional athletes. He is the CEO/Owner of the El-Amin Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Atlanta, GA and has appeared on Fox 5 Play to Win TV show as a medical expert. He also served as Medical Director at the Gwinnett Hospital Concussion Institute and is a participates in several medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society, and National Medical Association. Dr. El-Amin founded the Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering while at SIU and multiple biotech companies in the areas of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell technology

COL Philip Blair, MD - Medical Advisor (Family Medicine)

COL Philip Blair, MD, graduated from West Point in 1972. He worked in Family Medicine and served as a combat physician in the Gulf War. He retired after 29 years in practice. Since 2014, he has been treating, consulting and lecturing on the the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and the emerging science of cannabinoids, including CBD. He has consulted with over 3000 patients, health professionals, parents and businesses globally and co-authored the book titled, "Medical Cannabis and CBD in Mental Healthcare."

Alina Garcia, MD - Medical Advisor (Pain Management)

Dr. Garcia graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Medicine. She went on the complete her residency in Family practice and became board certified before moving to Las Vegas. Alina has been in practice for over 25 years specializing in acute and chronic pain. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil, several health clubs, and numerous celebrities and professional athletes. Currently she is working on a book that addresses all non-prescription approaches to pain management.


Focused on Performance for All

Our passion is to provide the same pro-level quality, experience, education and results to everyone. Scott Pensivyrenowned for sports physical therapy and sought out by a long list of superstar athletesleads a diverse team who bring cutting-edge knowledge, insights and products to everyone who values and benefit from injury prevention, rehabilitation and increase performance.

Scott Pensivy, PT, LAT, ATC - Co-Founder & Business Visionary

Scott, a world-renowned Physical Therapist, has a passion for bringing “care” back into healthcare. It’s what led him to physical therapy for athletes, inspires him to create innovative rehabilitation solutions, and continues to drive him to be a leader in his field trusted by top professionals. In fact, he is also licensed as an Athletic Trainer. For more than 30 years, Scott has been practicing in the Las Vegas valley where he has created an environment of care that welcomes all kinds of patients seeking to optimize performance and overcome challenges.

During his career, Scott has approached every opportunity with an entrepreneurial spirit, dedicated to developing performance products and methods that enhance outcomes efficiently and effectively. FôrsTM is the ultimate culmination of his vision, combining his physical therapy expertise with emerging technologies to create the most effective products, educate consumers and health professionals, and extend care to even more people.


David Newman - Co-Founder & Director of Operations

David Newman worked for over 10 years on a stressful Wall St. trading desk before needing a dramatic change. His "new path" quickly became health and wellness, which led him to the emerging hemp-CBD industry. As a Co-Founder of Elixinol in 2014, one of the very first and largest global hemp-CBD companies, David's background and passion to help people quite literally served to pioneer the multi-billion dollar hemp industry we see today.


Gabriel Ettenson - Co-Founder & Director of Operations

David Newman worked for over 10 years on a stressful Wall St. trading desk before needing a dramatic change. His "new path" quickly became health and wellness, which led him to the emerging hemp-CBD industry. As a Co-Founder of Elixinol in 2014, one of the very first and largest global hemp-CBD companies, David's background and passion to help people quite literally served to pioneer the multi-billion dollar hemp industry we see today.


Francine Legaspi - Director of Finance

Francine Legaspi is a seasoned finance professional with a unique background that includes over 20 years in finance with companies such as JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank as well as nearly 10 years in executive financial and operational roles with several of the largest global hemp companies. From hemp CBD (Elixinol) to hemp plastics (The Hemp Plastics Company), Francine's ability to successfully navigate the complexities of integrating corporate intelligence with emerging industries makes her a tremendous asset to Fôrs™.


Doug Sutton - Business Advisor

Doug Sutton is a business growth expert and corporate trainer with decades of experience across a wide variety of industries. His experience in the hemp industry goes back to 2013 where he helped build one of the very first companies to sell and market CBD products in the United States. As founder of Conscious Growth®, Doug is committed to health, wellness and social responsibility.


Saadiq F. El-Amin III MD, PhD, MMS - Medical Director

Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Regenerative Medicine in elite and professional athletes. He is the CEO/Owner of the El-Amin Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Atlanta, GA and has appeared on Fox 5 Play to Win TV show as a medical expert. He also served as Medical Director at the Gwinnett Hospital Concussion Institute and is a participates in several medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society, and National Medical Association. Dr. El-Amin founded the Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering while at SIU and multiple biotech companies in the areas of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell technology


COL Philip Blair, MD - Medical Advisor

COL Philip Blair, MD, graduated from West Point in 1972. He worked in Family Medicine and served as a combat physician in the Gulf War. He retired after 29 years in practice. Since 2014, he has been treating, consulting and lecturing on the the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and the emerging science of cannabinoids, including CBD. He has consulted with over 3000 patients, health professionals, parents and businesses globally and co-authored the book titled, "Medical Cannabis and CBD in Mental Healthcare."


Alina Garcia, MD - Medical Advisor (Pain Management)

Dr. Garcia graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Medicine. She went on the complete her residency in Family practice and became board certified before moving to Las Vegas. Alina has been in practice for over 25 years specializing in acute and chronic pain. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil, several health clubs, and numerous celebrities and professional athletes. Currently she is working on a book that addresses all non-prescription approaches to pain management.

 

We’re transforming the way we approach athletic performance and injury risk management, guided by disruptive thinkers, innovations from emerging industries, and an unrelenting focus on improved outcomes.

In all we do, our mission is to:

Build an integrative team of industry experts on the leading edge of their fields and empower them to create innovative products that add both efficiency and efficacy to the lives of our customers.


Elevate and expedite the education process around our products so that all consumers can better understand how to achieve optimal benefits.


Lead the market in the development and proper application of new products to prevent injury, optimize recovery and enhance sports performance.


Bridge the gap between science and the botanical world, carefully analyzing the latest research and discoveries, and effectively applying them to new, better solutions.


Exemplify the meaning of being humane, a true partner—always considering the needs of our clients and partners above our own.


Choose only premium quality, scientifically-supported and safe products that have been custom-selected by health and fitness experts.


Emphasize sustainability, focusing on both social and environmental awareness in order to better serve our team, our community and the planet we all call home.