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My name is Sean Wells – I have been training people professionally since 2010. Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate to train kids as young as 11 to adults in their 70’s and everything in between. My proudest moments have been helping athletes compete from middle school through high school and into college athletics. Over the years, it’s been very rewarding to help train men and women in their 40’s and 50’s become stronger than they ever were.

I enjoy all aspects of physical training and have been lifting weights since I was in the 5th grade. Currently, I enjoy weight training and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Reading is one of my biggest hobbies – I’ve read hundreds of books related to physical training.

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Oregon Crossfit Coach

SARAH ROGUE

COACH

Certified CrossFit Trainer//CCFT Level-3, CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Scaling+Spot The Flaw+Lesson Planning, Precision Nutrition Certified Professional in Exercise Nutrition, CPR/AED and Basic FirstAID Certified.

Sarah is passionate about supporting & encouraging people to make positive changes in their lives through effective fitness, nutrition, sleep & stress management strategies.
Sarah’s personal health & fitness journey began a decade ago in an effort to improve her overall well-being. In 2012 her husband, Brian, discovered CrossFit – after months of him encouraging her to try it she gave it a try. Instantly she was humbled and hooked! She fell in love with the intelligent programming, healthy outlet, & positive community. Sarah’s life was transformed, her empathy runs deep & her passion to help others in the ways fitness & nutrition has helped her is evident.

At Oregon CrossFit you’ll often see(or not see) Sarah managing OC’s day-to-day operations, coaching both teens & adults and working one-on-one with nutrition & personal training clients… She works with all ages & abilities.

Oregon Crossfit Coach

BRANT BABICH

COACH

CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, Oregon CrossFit Intern Program, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

After years of being a “Gym Rat”, Brant decided he needed to mix it up and began to dabble in CrossFit in his buddies garage. However it wasn’t until 2010 that Brant took CrossFit up as his training method full time. He never looked back. CrossFit allows him to play all the sports he likes and even run the occasional race, while being able to focus on being stronger and healthier.

Outside of the gym, you can find Brant doing all of the things that living in Bend allows; such as hiking up mountains with his wife in the summer and Snowboarding down them in winter, as well as wakeboarding, basketball, fishing, and even struggling through a round of golf.

Oregon Crossfit Coach

MICHAEL SMALLWOOD

COACH

Certified CrossFit Trainer//CCFT Level-3, CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Scaling/Spot the Flaw/Lesson Planning, Precision Nutrition Certified Professional in Exercise Nutrition, CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

Michael found CrossFit way back in 2006 while searching the internet looking for new ways to challenge his personal training clients. He was bit by the bug and immediately started adding the workouts to his daily routine. Michael believes that there is no better or bigger way to make an impact on people’s lives than through fitness.

Michael realized that helping people with fitness would always be a part of his life when, after 6 months of training a client and helping with his nutrition, he was approached by his client, in tears, who had just returned from the doctor and exclaimed that he was finally taken off all of his medications that he had been prescribed for more than 10 years.

Michael moved to Bend in the summer of 2017 to enjoy the numerous outdoor opportunities including mountain biking and snowboarding.

Oregon Crossfit Coach

EMILY RUTHERFORD

COACH

CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, Precision Nutrition Certified Professional in Exercise Nutrition, National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer, Two-Brain First Degree Coach, Diabetes Prevention Program Certified, CPR/AED and Basic FirstAID Certified.

Emily grew up playing a wide variety of sports from soccer and softball to field hockey, which she played in college and coached on the college level. But after a period of inactivity she went through her own personal health journey, changed careers to focus on health, and became a diehard runner. Once she moved to Bend in 2015 she found herself working from home, spending a lot of miles on the trails by herself, and struggling to find a community. Looking for a new gym where she could also have a social outlet, led her to Oregon CrossFit. That was her first experience with CrossFit and the community, and she’s been hooked ever since.

In addition to coaching group classes, Emily is Oregon CrossFit’s full time Nutrition Coach as well as OC’s Client Success Manager.
Emily’s extensive background & experience as a professional health & lifestyle coach is an invaluable resource for the OC Community.

Personally, when Emily isn’t supporting others in their health journeys, she enjoys exploring Bend’s trails, rivers, caves, lakes, and mountains. If she’s not sitting by the river reading a book or ripping through Phils trail complex on her mountain bike, she’s probably in her kitchen whipping up the next best healthiest dish you ever tasted!

Oregon Crossfit Coach

TIANA WALLER

COACH

CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Spot the Flaw, Two-Brain First Degree Coach, CPR/AED and Basic FirstAID Certified.

Tiana is very passionate about helping others. In addition to being an athlete & coach she is also a Registered Nurse. Her wealth of knowledge & experience is a great asset to our community.

Tiana loves being active. She played soccer, volleyball, and softball competitively through high school and club.

She personally has a love for weightlifting, especially Olympic weightlifting. But if she had to pick her favorite “CrossFit” workout – it would be Grace!

Tiana started CrossFit at a young age. She did her first workout at Oregon CrossFit when she was 12 years old and hasn’t stopped since!

Tiana loves the community here at Oregon CrossFit. The positive results she’s seen physically and mentally drive her to keep going & help others!

Oregon Crossfit Coach

PATRICK WELLS

COACH

CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Rowing, Texas Outlaw Olympic Weightlifting Camp (Spencer Arnold’s Camp), CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

Patrick was brought into the world of CrossFit in 2010 after being strongly urged to try it by his brother, Sean, and he has been actively involved at Oregon CrossFit ever since. Patrick received his Level 1 Crossfit Trainer Certificate in 2010, in 2015 and again in 2020. You may not see him coaching as frequently due to his full time job with Manzama, a software company in Bend, but he fills in for us & is a regular each weekday afternoon.

Before joining Oregon CrossFit, Patrick played football at Willamette University while earning his Economics degree and then continuing onward in school for his Master of Business Administration.

Carrie Carson

COACH

CrossFit Level-2, CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Gymnastics, Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and Basic First Aid

Carrie was first introduced to CrossFit by her husband who started during his first deployment. It took two years for her husband to convince her to try it out. She saw the CrossFit Games on tv and thought there is no way she could ever do it. But in 2015 she finally tried it, proved herself wrong, and has been hooked ever since!

Carrie decided to become a coach because it combines two things that she loves, people & working out. Becoming a coach turned out to be a good fit as she used to be a teacher and taught middle school PE.

Outside of the gym Carrie loves to hike, ride bikes, kayak, paddle board and bake.

Grant Leiphart

COACH

CrossFit Level-1, CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

Grant started working out in the OC Sports Performance Program with Coach Sean when he was in 7th grade and continues to train full-time at the OC gym today.

Grant believes that training at OC translated over to his success in sports and allowed him to stay healthy in professions outside of the gym like being a wildland firefighter & now working for the forest service.

Training at OC at an early age exposed Grant to the sport of CrossFit sparking his interest in the training. Having a passion for working out and living a healthy lifestyle, Grant knew that he wanted to pursue being a coach because he not only gets to do what he loves but he is also able to help others in the process.

Grant loves the community at OC and is glad he can be a part of such a great gym that not only has smart programming but also amazing people.

Grant loves to stay active with hobbies like hiking, hunting, backpacking, and anything involved in the outdoors. He played football and wrestled in middle school all the way through high school. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in Environmental Studies.

Annie

COACH

CrossFit Level-1, CrossFit Kids Trainer, SPED Teacher, CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

The vast experience Annie has working with kids is a valuable asset to the OC community.

Annie is a Special Education teacher in Bend and works with elementary students who have challenging behaviors that impact their ability to participate in the general education setting. Her primary focus with students is building emotional regulation skills to help them become safe and respectful community members.

In the education setting, Annie has taught students ranging from 5-13 years old. As a CrossFit Coach she has coached kids ranging from 4-18 years old. Annie has 10+ years of teaching experience in Oregon and as an international teacher in the United Arab Emirates. Annie also coached CrossFit Kids in the UAE and she’s excited to bring this level of expertise to Oregon CrossFit.

Annie personally trains for the fun community and because it’s the only fitness activity she’s ever been able to stay dedicated to. Her goals typically revolve around something silly, because as long as she is moving and staying healthy, she feels good.

At Oregon CrossFit, fitness is about fun. Annie wants to help kids enjoy being active, learn to move their bodies safely, and feel strong both mentally and physically as a result of seeing themselves improve in the gym.

Juli McKee

COACH

CrossFit Level-1, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, Master’s in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, GGS Pre/Postnatal Certified, CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

Juli started her health and fitness career in 2007 as a personal trainer and ski instructor before going back to school to follow her passion for nutrition. She started seeing clients in a variety of settings as a dietitian in 2011, combining this discipline with her knowledge and experience in fitness training. More recently, Juli has focused her career to pelvic floor health and serving pre and postnatal women with fitness and nutrition coaching.

Juli has a history as a college track athlete, followed by a love for endurance sports and competition that has morphed into a well rounded passion of all things recreation, with more outdoor hobbies than she can keep up with!

Juli started CrossFitting regularly to supplement her personal workout regime in 2009 and has been with Oregon Crossfit as a member since 2013.

Kelly Thom

COACH

CrossFit Level-1, NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine, GGS Pre/Postnatal Certified, CPR/AED and Basic First AID Certified.

After graduating college, Kelly was left without a team sport. She tried a variety of gyms and classes, finally stumbling upon CrossFit in 2013. The fit and connection was instant. The community was incredibly welcoming, supportive and most importantly – FUN!

Kelly trained regularly while teaching preschool full-time. Eventually she became an evening coach while also exploring pregnant and postpartum fitness. In 2020, Kelly left teaching and dedicated all of her energy to becoming a full-time personal trainer & coach – helping others become healthier & stronger through fitness. You’ll find Kelly personal training & coaching both our general population adults, prenatal/postpartum moms, & our teen sports performance athletes here at OC.

Outside of the gym she can be found baking sourdough, making snow angels, picking lavender and practicing her duck calls

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