JCF-coaches4Chris Herrman

Founder and CF-L2 Coach

I grew up in my family’s gymnastics school, Eastside Gymnastics, in Rochester, NY. Training, competing and then assistant coaching from age 6-17. I was 10 years old when the Karate Kid came out and was inspired to take an 8-week Karate class at our local rec-center. I loved it, but my parents told me I would have had to give up gymnastics or soccer (my other sport) to continue. It was a hard choice and a valuable life lesson for me on investing the limited resources of time and money. I put my Karate career on hold until I was a freshmen at Syracuse University and have been training and teaching Martial Arts ever since.

My CrossFit journey began in February of 2008, with Craig Cooper at NW CrossFit in Seattle, WA. In May of 2008 Craig left to open his own gym, Urban CrossFit and I followed him there. I had a son in October of 2009 and after a short break, returned to Urban CrossFit to resume training and prepare for my Level 1 certification in February 2010. In February 2010, I both completed my Level 1 certification.


Carissa Mellroth  

My goal is for you to love taking class so much that it doesn’t feel like work.  I teach classes that are energetic, challenging, inspiring and most of all, fun.  If you leave the mat with a huge smile on your face I know I’ve done my job

Position: CF-L1 Coach and Manager

Training: Crossfit since 2012, Crossfit Kids Certification (2017), Crossfit Kettlebell Certification (2018)

Other Styles / Interests: Kickboxing, Kenpo, Yoga and Pilates

Professional Achievements:

CrossFit CF-L1 Coach
Certified Alpha Kickboxing Instructor
Chan Yellow Sash, Chaisai Muay Thai
First Aid and CPR Certified, Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College

“You can never be great at anything unless you love it.” – Maya Angelou


Annie Beyer

I love CrossFit because I’m never bored, I’ve learned things I never thought I could do like Olympic lifting, and I am a part of a family that always cheers me on. These are the things I strive to provide for any athlete who walks into the gym. Classes that are constantly changing, challenging, safe, and community building.



Position: CF-L1 Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Assistant Manager

Training: CrossFit since 2012 and Martial Arts since 2010. National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist 2018. CrossFit Kids certification (2017) and CrossFit Kettlebell Certification (2018).

Other Styles / Interests: Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, sea kayaking, and watching Disney/Pixar movies.

Professional Achievements:

Cardio Kickboxing Instructor at the University of Washington (2014)
Self- Defense Seminar Head Instructor and Manager (2014-Present)
Bachelors of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington (2016)
Krav Maga Club Instructor at Alpha Martial Arts (2013)
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor at Alpha Martial Arts (2016-Present)

 “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”-Philo-




Abby Allyn 

CF-L1 Coach









Will and Kate Kahle

USAW L1 Sports Performance Coaches