The trainers and owners at CFE are committed to your success. They also lift big and heavy things.
I started Crossfit in 2008. Between going to school getting my Plant Science and Biology degree and the regular gym workouts I was bored. I walked into Crossfit Cache Valley (Utah) where I immediately fell in love with the program. I started interning to be a trainer after my first month, got my level 1, and haven’t looked back. What drew me in was that I was able to work in a place where people were excited to be there every day. They came in and forgot all about their shitty day at work. Everyone left the gym feeling better than they did when they showed up. That still happens today and keeps me loving my job. The community we have built is a giant extended family. We work together, play together, help each other move.
I started doing Crossfit with my husband and business partner Jack in 2008 in Utah where we grew up. We fell in love with the sport as soon as we started. We decided to bring two things we loved together (fitness and the NW) and we moved away from own hometown and home box to open our own gym in Washington in 2010. This is where we have established an amazing community beyond our expectations. I love coaching at Crossfit Epiphany and specializing in Olympic weightlifting (especially to newcomers), teaching yoga (7 years of experience), and organizing events to bring our community closer.
I joined CFE in 2011, looking to do some strength training during the running off-season. Little did I know how much walking through those doors would change my life! I had run a few half-marathons, but I didn’t consider myself athletic. I had never been into sports or fitness. After that first newbie workout, I never turned back (even though I almost passed out on day 1!). Each day is a new opportunity to challenge myself to be the best version of me that I can be. I became CFE Coach Certified in March of 2015. Coaching is the best part of my day, and I love helping our athletes achieve their goals. I understand that sometimes just getting through the door can be a major victory, and I’m committed to making sure that decision was worth it.
I have been involved in sports since I was 5 years old. They have taught me how to be a dedicated, responsible, & hard working adult. I am not sure who or where I would be if I never were to get involved with sports. I joined the Epiphany family in September 2012. I knew I was bored with my workouts at those "other gyms", so I decided to do CrossFit. I feel stronger and more fit than I ever have in my life. I really enjoy pushing the athletes at Epiphany to go harder & to never give up! I love when people leave the gym and they have a huge smile on their faces because of what they had just accomplished. When I am not coaching at CFE, I am a teacher. I currently teach Physical Education and Health through k12. I have been teaching middle school and high school for the past 16 years.
Strength Coach, Trainer
I had always been an athlete (hockey, soccer, running, hoops) but my girlfriend had to talk me into trying CrossFit because it didn't seem like my thing. It turned out to be EXACTLY my thing, and I've loved it ever since I joined CFE in 2011. Having a community this strong pulling for each other makes me feel like I can achieve anything – in the gym or in life. It's amazing to watch people make huge progress, whether that's gaining strength and speed, changing their bodies or becoming mentally tougher. As a CFE coach, I love working with people to help them do things they didn't think possible, one little step at a time. When I'm not CrossFitting I'm co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at TeamSnap, a web and mobile service that helps recreational sports teams communicate stay organized. I also perform and teach improv at ComedySportz Portland, because life needs more laughter. During winter you'll find me running 10k races around the world and visiting other CrossFit boxes where the word "kettlebell" needs no translation.