COACHES"Set your goals high and don't stop till you get there." ~Bo Jackson
PJ opened CrossFit Tigard in 2012 and took over as owner of CrossFit Happy Valley March, 2019.
He earned honors in the Nutrition and Exercise Science program at Oregon State, where he also interned for the Bone Research Lab in the College of Health and Human Sciences. He then was a Registered Dietitian for the Air Force with specialization in sports nutrition.
In 2008, PJ and colleagues earned an Air Force Best Practice Award with a Functional Fitness-Based initiative for Ramstein Airbase that resulted in an improvement in average base fitness scores and a decrease in training-related injuries.
“My goal is to offer you the whole package. A safe, effective and fun program. A professional staff of trainers and coaches. A clean environment with the best equipment available. A robust class schedule. And a supportive community of members who want to improve and to see each other improve.”
Dietetic Internship, U.S. Military Dietetics Internship Consortium • B.S, Nutrition and Food Management, Oregon State University – Summa Cum Laude • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Rocktape FMT • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification • Attitude Nation Weightlifting – Level 1 Seminar • Ma Strength Olympic Weightlifting Workshop • F.A.S.T. Olympic Weightlifting Workshop • CrossFit Football Certification • CrossFit Competitors Course Trainer Certificate • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer Certificate • CrossFit Endurance Trainer Certificate • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Certificate • CrossFit Strongman Trainer Certificate • RockTape FMT – KinesioTaping and IASTM • ONNIT Unconventional Training Workshop
Coming from sports driven family I have played sports throughout my life—soccer, basketball, and baseball. I chose to take baseball to the next level and play collegiate baseball at Linn Benton Community College before transferring to Montana State University-Billings to continue my passion for baseball at a Division II school. While at MSU-Billings I finished up school and graduated in May 2015 with my Bachelors in Business Management. I thought I was always in decent shape from playing sports my whole life until my baseball career came to an end and I stopped exercising. From always being in a routine from morning workouts, school, back to baseball for several hours, and then back to schoolwork, I just got in the hang of it. A couple months went by with no working out, I told myself I needed to get back in a routine.
My best friend Mack (West Regional Athlete) had been trying to get me to do it for several months but I would not even try it because I was scared. In September 2013, I started doing the dreaded “Sevens” workout. Since finding Crossfit I have been in the best shape in my life, achieving goals I never though were possible prior to Crossfit. Not only has CrossFit has pushed me but it has now allowed me to coach others and help them reach their fitness goals and not only watch them crush workouts, bend bars for PR’s in the gym but also outside of CrossFit.
Level 1 Certified • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
My husband and I tried CrossFit in 2015 to support a friend. I was 100% hooked after my first box jumps! I’ve always been active and have played competitive sports my entire life! CrossFit provided this wife and mother of three a place to be competitive, learn, grow, challenge herself, and make friends! Soon after moving to Portland I received my L1 and started coaching. The move made me realize how thankful I was for the consistency of the Crossfit community and I wanted to be part of building others up! The thing I love most about coaching is getting a front row seat to the transformations happening in the lives of the members in this community! ”
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
I began my Crossfit journey in 2012 after my parents brought me to their Box for a drop-in. Needless to say I was hooked from the beginning. Crossfit gave me the athletic background which helped me walk on to a collegiate level Crew (rowing) team. During my four years of undergrad I raced at the varsity level and competed all across the country. After graduating school with a degree in Kinesiology, I began personal training. This led me back to my Crossfit roots and gave me the incredible opportunity to start at CFHV. I love watching our community members working their best every day.
Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
I played collegiate baseball at D3 Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. I moved to Portland in 1998 and became a Fireman for Portland Fire and Rescue. I started Crossfit in 2012 at CFHV in order to keep in shape for work. My first workout was “Cindy” and I was immediately hooked!
I started coaching because I believe that Crossfit not only changes people physically but mentally. I love watching people push through things that they thought they could never do. I believe that anyone can get in the best shape of their life with Crossfit no matter when they start and I look forward to being part of it!
Crossfit Level 2 • Crossfit Strongman • CrossFit Olympic Lifting • Training Think Tank
Hello! My name is Amanda Koester and I’m super exited to be the new CrossFit Kids Coach at CrossFit Happy Valley! I was born and raised in a small town in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Psychology, Human Relations and Social Work. I was a special education teacher for many years, working specifically with children on the Autism Spectrum. Some of my hobbies include paddling outrigger canoes and dragon boats, competing all over the United States, Canada and Europe, and received a gold medal along with many silver medals as a member of Team USA in 2015! I moved to Portland in 2016, and currently reside in Happy Valley with my family, and I’m a proud mom to our amazing 14 month old daughter, Tatum.
Crossfit Level 2
Erin is owner of Mama Bear Strong, LLC. She is a certificated Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism coach and has a passion for coaching women and empowering mamas to embrace their strength. In addition to her female specific classes Erin teaches novice barbell classes and one-on-one personal training.
Growing up Erin played a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. In her early 20’s, Erin started barbell training with the Starting Strength model. She quickly discovered a love for the sport of powerlifting/strengthlifting and has gone on to hold multiple world records and championships. Her best lifts are a 565lb squat, 265lb bench, 170lb press, and 505lb deadlift. A teacher at heart, Erin has a passion for coaching the core barbell movements; squat, press, bench press, and deadlift. Simple, hard, effective training that can produce life changing results. Erin recently begun attending CrossFit classes and is loving the change and looking forward to expanding her athletic horizons.
Outside of the gym, Erin enjoys spending time with her son, exploring hiking trails in the Northwest, and drinking coffee. She is also a trained DONA birth doula working towards certification.
Barbell Logic Coaching Academy • Barbell Logic Online Coaching Associate Coach • Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism