about us


We provide a higher degree of teaching, coaching and mentoring in a personal community environment aimed to focus on each of our individual members needs. Rather than a more detached leadership “one-size-fits-all” or “unlimited” program, our coaching staff serves in many ways to fully integrate the high degree of varied skill sets necessary to reach your fitness and health goals.


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • Kids Trainer
  • Gymnastics Certificate
  • Judges Certificate (2023)
  • Mobility Certificate
  • Weightlifting Certificate
  • USAW Level 1 

After my Father died unexpectedly from a heart attack at the age of 56, I decided I wanted to get into better shape. I have always gone to the gym and participated in some group classes but I wanted to test myself more and live a healthy lifestyle. I found CrossFit in 2009 and fell in love with it!  I knew immediately I wanted to help others on their fitness journey using the CrossFit methodology. Within a couple of years of coaching, my husband Brad and I founded CrossFit Tyler in 2011.  Being able to work with my husband and bring our 2 boys, Leo and Guy, up in the gym has been so rewarding over the years. I love coaching and inspiring people. I consider it an honor to have people trust me with helping them become the best they can be.  

In 2022, Brad and I passed the torch to the current owners, Brittany and Scott. We are thrilled to be a part of the coaching staff and the community at CFT. 

  • Favorite workout: Anything with bodyweight movement and overhead squats
  • Least favorite movement: wall balls, rowing and deadlifts
  • Cheat day meal: Mexican and dark chocolate


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • Gymnastics Certificate
  • Judges Certificate (2023)
  • Scaling Certificate
  • Weightlifting Certificate
  • USAW Level 1

I was a cheerleader in college until I married my high school sweetheart and he joined the Army. After graduating from Liberty University, I began teaching and coaching cheerleading. When we started a family, I left the professional world so I could stay home and care for our two children, Ella and John Luke. After we moved to the Tyler area in 2015, I began teaching again.  During that time I also discovered CrossFit and found a home at CrossFit Tyler.  


What I love about coaching, like with teaching, is that every person is different. I love the challenge of leading athletes along their unique fitness journeys.  I am most happy when an athlete is celebrating an accomplishment they never thought they could achieve. 

  • Favorite workout: Long chippers workouts like the 12 Days of Christmas
  • Least favorite movement: Chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • Cheat day meal: Chuy’s fajitas with all the creamy jalapeno dip
  • Surprising fact: I have a black belt in karate
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

I’ve grown up in East Texas and am currently attending UT Tyler. I am in the Air Force and pursuing medical evacuation as my speciality. I have been a member at CF Tyler since 2018, and earned my level 1 in early 2022. In addition to coaching CrossFit, I have coached gymnastics and taekwondo. In high school I participated in  basketball, track, cross country, and powerlifting.

  • Favorite workout: 800m lunge 
  • Least favorite movement: Snatches
  • Cheat day meal: IHOP
  • Surprising fact: I became a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo as soon as I turned 13


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • Judges Certificate (2022)
  • Lesson Planning Certificate
  • Scaling Certificate
  • Spot the Flaw Certificate
  • USAW Level 1 

I grew up in East Texas. I am married to the love of my life, have 3 kids and a sweet grandson!  I  worked out here and there, but nothing consistent. On September 4, 2014 I found CrossFit Tyler and have been there ever since. Everyone is like one big family! In 2018 I started coaching, which has been so rewarding. Between watching someone getting a pull-up, muscle up, double under, etc. for the first time to a lift PR…it’s been the best job ever!! I myself have seen many, many changes and I wouldn’t trade it for nothing! 

  • Favorite workout: Fight gone bad….Anything with hang cleans, OHS, hang cleans and more hang cleans
  • Least favorite movement: snatch
  • Cheat day meal: Don Benitos and all the chips!
  • Surprising fact: I gots some moves!! I may break it down a time or two in class!
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • Judges Certificate (2021)

I grew up in Tyler and graduated from Tatum High School. After high school I joined the Marine Corps. I served my first term from 2001-2005 in 29 Palms Ca. I moved back to Tyler in 2006 and my son, Kody, was born. I decided to join the Marines again in 2007 and I served my second term from 2007-2011. By 2015 I had gained weight and weighed over 260lbs. Due to some health issues starting to occur, I decided to lose weight. I joined Anytime Fitness and was able to drop to 225lbs. In 2018 I found and joined CF Tyler where I have achieved the best fitness level in my life and found an awesome community and family. 

  • Favorite workout: Grace and Isabell
  • Least favorite movement: DB Thrusters
  • Cheat day meal: chips and avocado dip
  • Surprising fact: I have been to 7 countries: Italy, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, and Dubai
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • Judges Certificate (2023)
  • USAW Level 1 

At the age of 10 I found volleyball and fell in love. I played for my school team as well as in a competitive club league until I graduated high school. I then played 2 years at a small D1 school until I transferred. 


After graduating college I found a new passion and started my career in law enforcement. Since beginning this journey I have stayed very physically active and even became a physical fitness instructor in the local police academy. 

After years of weight training I became bored and needed a change. A friend convinced me to try CrossFit. I found my home at CrossFit Tyler and have been a member since 2018. I loved it so much I started coaching in 2020. I love being able to help people in their fitness journey and watching them exceed their own expectations!

  • Favorite workout: Fight Gone Bad or anything with cleans
  • Least favorite movement: Thrusters
  • Cheat day meal: hard choice! But follow it up with marble slab ice cream!


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • Judges Certificate (2023)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

I grew up in East Texas playing sports. When I went to Texas Woman’s University in Denton I found rugby, and played club rugby for over 10 years and loved it. I moved back to East Texas for work. I have been a Physical Therapist since 2008 and I work in rehab. I am married with two boys, Raylan and Clint. I ran a boot camp at my hospital for several years. I love instructing and coaching, and if I wasn’t a PT I would be a high school coach. I fell in love with CrossFit after watching my sister in a competition. I found CrossFit Tyler and I knew immediately it was the community I needed. I have been a member since 2015 and I started coaching in 2016. 

  • Favorite workout: Isabel or DT, I love barbell cycling. 
  • Least favorite movement: Dips
  • Cheat day meal: Torchy’s Tacos


  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • Judges Certificate (2021)

After high school I married my high school sweetheart and joined the Army. After getting out of the military we moved to the Tyler area. I finished graduate school at Liberty University, finalized my Professional Counseling credentials, and I am currently working as a LPC. I found Crossfit in 2015 shortly after our move to the area, was hooked after my first workout, and I have been involved in the CFT community ever since. 

I love coaching because, like counseling, I get to come alongside people on their journey to health, whether it be physical or mental. At CrossFit Tyler we provide much more than just exercise. I love helping people accomplish whatever goals they have within our supportive community.

  • Favorite workout: Long chippers, grunt work, and anything with hang cleans or double unders
  • Least favorite movement: Burpees/Thrusters
  • Cheat day meal: Mom’s fried fish and shrimp, homemade french fries, and Bluebell ice cream
  • Surprising fact: I would say that I was a cheerleader in college but I’m not sure that is a surprise to anyone at this point (thanks to my wife and mother-in-law) so probably the fact that I can play numerous musical instruments.




3515 Star Rd. Whitehouse TX 75791




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