Trainers

Mike Ford – Owner/Head Coach

Michael has spent the last 30 years training and teaching fitness. He is always looking for the best way to help others achieve their short term and long term fitness and health goals.

Over the years Michael has competed in multiple running, duathlon and triathlon events. He has completed several marathons/ultras and mountain bike races. Michael has competed at the highest levels in Crossfit, competing at the CrossFit Games in 2012 , 2013 , 2014. 3 years in a row is no easy task.There is a mind set needed to compete and complete these events and Michael has it. To help motivate CrossFit athletes to be the best they can be, Michael is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and believes in leading by example. He wants to bring everyone to their best fitness level by teaching and training them in all aspects of fitness and healthy living. Michael’s committment to all his athletes inside and outside the “Box” is unparalleled. With years of experience and successful application Michael is a great resource as a coach and mentor.

Michael believes that any person, regardless of fitness level or experience, can benefit from CrossFit training. He enjoys training beginners to top athletes and everyone in between.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

 

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Judge at the 2010 CrossFit Games
  • Judge at the 2011 Crossfit Games
  • Ranked 10th worldwide in 2012 Crossfit Open
  • Finished 13th in the 2012 CrossFit Games Master's Division
  • 1st place Proanox Masters Crossfit Competition 2012
  • 2012 Invictus Athlete Camp
  • 3rd Place in the 2013 OC Throwdown Master's Division
  • Ranked 6th worldwide in 2013 Crossfit Open
  • Finished 13th in the 2013 CrossFit Games Master's Division
  • Ranked 13th worldwide in 2014 Crossfit Open
  • Finished 17th in 2014 Crossfit Games 45-49 division
  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer
  • Crossfit Level 2 certified
  • USAW level 1 Olympic lifting certified
  • Certified as a CrossFit Kids trainer
  • Crossfit gymnastics certified
  • Crossfit Olympic weightlifting certified
  • CrossFit Olympic weightlifting trainer with 4 years of experience
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid

Christine Ford – Owner/Coach

Christine stumbled upon CrossFit in 2008 while looking for something new to add to her training regimen.  After attending her Level I Certification class she was immediately hooked and hasn’t looked back.

Prior to CrossFit Christine’s training consisted mostly of running, biking and swimming.  She had and still does participate in many fun runs, marathons and tri-athlons. She is dedicated and passionate about fitness and health and loves passing her knowledge and passion on to her CrossFit athletes.  She has been training athletes in CrossFit for four years now and loves it.  She herself competes in various CrossFit competitions and is always looking to improve herself and her athletes.

Christine loves to see people step outside of themselves and do things they never thought possible.  She loves to push people to be all they can be and more!  She is very involved in the community and loves how CrossFit compliments the sense of community she enjoys.

She is aiming for the Games in 2015 as a Master’s athlete.

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” 

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • 1st place ProAnox Crossfit Masters Competition 2012
  • Finished 2nd in the 2012 Oregon CrossFit Games Master's Divison
  • 18th in Overall Women's RX Division Oregon CrossFit Games
  • Competed on Beaverton CrossFit Team in 2012 Regionals Finished 17th
  • 2nd Place in the 2013 NorCal Masters Competition
  • Competed on Beaverton CrossFit Team in 2013 Regionals Finished 21st
  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer

Chad Judy – Coach

Chad discovered CrossFit while in Baton Rouge, LA in late 2011. While in his post-grad studies, Chad usually involved himself in intramural sports and used the university rec center for weight training. During that time,  he had grown complacent and after three months of a lot of junk food and television he knew he needed to get his act together. He saw the CrossFit games on ESPN2 and knew this was what he wanted to do. The next day Chad visited nearby Red Stick CrossFit where he was put through a tough little WOD called “Cindy” and got Oly weightlifting tips from the Athens Olympic Games coach Gale Hatch. Instantly hooked, Chad signed up for a year on the spot and hasn’t looked back since.

Before CrossFit Chad was a competitive high school football player and wrestler, earning All-state honors as a wrestler and starting both ways for a football team that would end up finishing 2nd in the state. At Oregon State University Chad earned his degree in Horticulture and went on to Louisiana State University to earn his Master’s degree in Environmental Science. After becoming involved with CrossFit in Baton Rouge Chad saw how this form of exercise can influence and change people’s lives, he then made his plan to become a coach.

Chad’s favorite thing about CrossFit is watching people push themselves past their comfort zone and get to a place mentally and physically they didn’t think they could get to before starting CrossFit. His personal CrossFit goals include qualifying as an individual for the North West CrossFit Games Regionals and to someday be part of Games qualifying team.

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Competed on Red Stick CrossFit Team in 2013 Regionals Finished 21st
  • Finished 53rd in the North West in the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid

Dawna Graham – Coach

Dawna is a NPTI and NASM Certified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Coach. She didn’t start her career in fitness but rather in Social Work, after receiving a degree from Purdue University in Psychology and Law & Society. When she moved to Oregon in 1996 she settled into the corporate world in Human Resources. After having a child, she decided to change course again and pursue a career in fitness.

She found CrossFit in 2009 when she was looking for a new training method to help her improve strength and endurance for martial arts. CrossFit was the perfect fit. She immediately loved the challenge of learning new skills, lifting heavier weights, and the community that both pushed and supported her. Dawna believes that everyone is an athlete no matter their age or experience.

Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle” – Jon Acuff

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit - Weightlifting
  • CrossFit - Endurance
  • CrossFit - Movement and Mobility
  • NPTI - Kettlebell
  • NPTI - Suspension Training
  • Black Belt Chinese Kempo Karate
  • National Personal Institute - CPT - Includes 100 hours of Nutrition
  • NASM - CPT
  • Fitness Business Instructor, Program Design Instructor, and Practical Instructor at National Personal Training Institute of Portland
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid

Drew Rivera – Coach

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Taekwondo Black Belt
  • Won Silver @ the 1998, 1999 Taekwondo Junior Olympics
  • Won Gold @ 2000 Taekwondo Junior Olympics
  • 21st Place @ 2000 Men’s Region 2 Gymnastics Championship
  • 1st Place @ 2001, 2002, 2003 Men’s Region 2 Gymnastics Championship
  • 13th Place @2004 Men’s Region 2 Gymnastics Championship
  • 150th @ 2004 Junior Olympic National Championships
  • 6th @ 2008 Oregon Track and Field Championship (Pole Vault)
  • 2010 Eugene Marathon (3:51:29 time)
  • 28th @ 2012 Northwest Regional CrossFit Games (Team)
  • 12th @ 2013 Northwest Regional CrossFit Games (Team)
  • 19th @ 2014 Northwest Regional CrossFit Games (Team)
  • 27th @ 2013 Oregon Winter CrossFit Games
  • 13th @ 2014 Oregon Summer CrossFit Games
  • 8th @ Lane 5 Redline CrossFit Games
  • 2nd @ 2014 Bulldog Battle Series Fall Brawl
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid
  • Paramedic / FF1

Rich Roskopf – Sports Massage Therapist, LMT

Rich has spent the last 15 years studying exercise, biomechanics, neurology, massage and bodywork. His passion is helping people move more efficiently and comfortably.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University in 1998, Rich was a personal/group trainer for a few years. His clientele at the time was comprised of those experiencing some sort of injury or physical limitation. He began using a lot of hands on bodywork techniques and soon realized he wanted to get licensed as a massage therapist. Since then Rich has been using a blend of exercise, movement therapy and massage/bodywork techniques to help his clients move more efficiently, easily and without pain.

In his leisure time, he enjoys training his competitive freestyle Frisbee dogs, Makani and Allie, golfing, kiteboarding, martial arts, drumming, spending time with his wife Katie and…….as of the last few months, Crossfit.

Rich is confident that he can use his knowledge, experience and expertise at Beaverton Strength and Conditioning to help the athletes here achieve ridiculous levels of performance and wellness.

Give Rich a call at 503-939-2524 or email him at rroskopf@beavertoncrossfit.com

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Bachelor of Science Exercise and Sport Science, Human Health Performance - Oregon State University, 1998
  • Oregon School of Massage, 2002
  • Licensed Massage Therapist #9601 - Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (OBMT), 2002
  • Chiropractic Assistant - Oregon Board of Chiropracic Examiners (OBCE), 2006
  • National Certification Board of Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBTMB), 2002
  • Certified Neurological Bodyworker, Diplomate American Functional Neurology Society, 2013
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Practitioners (ABMP), 2000.
  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid

Sasha DeSilva – Coach

After some intense peer pressure in 2011, Sasha gave in and tried a CrossFit workout for the first time. After one workout outside of her own fitness routine, she was both inspired and humbled by the athletes around her. Over the next year, CrossFit started to become more and more a part of her life. She developed friendships with the people working alongside her, gained physical and mental strength and accomplished goals beyond her expectations.
Sasha’s journey as a coach started by becoming a yoga instructor and then soon after in 2012, becoming certified to teach CrossFit. Since then she has attended several olympic lifting seminars, competed in local CrossFit competitions, and participated in local relay runs every year.
Outside of coaching at BCF, Sasha also works for a sports rehab clinic assisting doctors in treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries. This experience has added to her knowledge base about exercise physiology and has influenced her coaching methods.
She is passionate about building a foundation of healthy movement patterns and helping others discover their potential.

“In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice they are not.” – Yogi Berra

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Seminar - Fu Barbell
  • Seminar - Matt Bruce Barbell
  • Seminar - Vanquish
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid
  • YogaFit Level 1 Instructor
  • Chiropractic Assistant - Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Paris Rabidoux – Coach

Growing up, Paris competed in as many sports as possible. He began with football at the age of seven, and continued on into high school playing soccer, swimming, water polo, track and field and more football. When he was seventeen, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps, again being pushed physically and mentally. During his enlistment, Paris found a passion for exercise and training both in and out of the gym setting. He was fortunate enough to play football again with the Marine Corps, allowing him to stumble across CrossFit and recognize the overall athleticism and functionality that encompassed the sport. The ever changing and constantly varying movement was something that he saw as being a highly unique and necessary aspect to training.
Paris completed his Level One Certificate in 2014 and began coaching shortly thereafter. He has also completed his CrossFit Kids Certificate, and is currently finishing a dual Bachelors of Science in Physical Exercise Activity and Public Health Education, with a Masters Degree in Education, at Portland State University. His goal is a career as a high school Physical Education Teacher working with our teen population.

You want to improve your mental toughness? Try this- Be Tougher.” – Jocko Willink

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certified Coach
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid

Hayley Gooding – Coach

Hayley is a Portland native and is currently enrolled at OSU pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Ever since she was young she has done sports but chose to stick with gymnastics at 7 years old and continued with it until 16. From there she did track until her high school career came to an end and wasn’t sure how to work out on her own. Her dad and sister had been doing CrossFit recently so she decided to give it a try. Fast forward a couple years to today and she is currently 24th in the northwest for the CrossFit games and is looking to possibly go to regionals this year!

Doing sports all her life, Hayley’s coaches have really shaped who she is today. Hayley hopes to inspire and drive others to reach their goals and push themselves harder than they thought possible. She loves to see people excited and pumped to be in the gym day in and day out!

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Ranked 24th regionally in 2016 Crossfit Open
  • National gymnastics competitor 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Bars State Champion 2008, 2009, 2010
  • 5th at Summer Oregon Games 2015
  • Pole vault metro league champion and 4th in state 2013
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Red Cross First Responder CPR/First Aid

Melissa Griffin – Operations Manager

Melissa came to us straight out of college. She walked into the gym looking for a new form of fitness to motivate her after 4 years of the college lifestyle and hasn’t looked back! She is the lady to go to if you have any questions or need anything in the gym. Melissa believes in CrossFit not only because of the change it has made in her life but in the lives of BCF’s clients. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing someone conquer a goal they have been striving for or pushing through and doing something they never even fathomed they could do!

If you don’t plan, you plan to fail.

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • B.S., Business Management degree from Linfield College

Bryan Miller – Owner

Bryan first got involved in CrossFit while training for the Navy in the fall of 2008. He started training himself and clients out of his garage in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since.

Prior to CrossFit Bryan was involved heavily in baseball, having played since he was 4 years old. Outside of CrossFit he enjoys snowboarding, eating and any kind of water sports.

He has yet to find a fitness regiment that is as effective both mentally and physically as CrossFit. He says the best part of being a trainer is seeing the progress that people make and being able to be a part of them reaching their goals. Bryan is always a positive energy in the Box and brings a ton of technical experience to the classes.

Plus he has an amazing sense of fashion.

Bryan’s achieved his goal to make it to the 2013 CrossFit Games as an individual and is now focused as making it every year going forward.

” If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price , you can get it done.”

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • 2010 Oregon/Idaho Sectionals 14th
  • 2011 CrossFit Games Open 25th Regional Rank
  • 24th - 2011 CrossFit Games Northwest Regional
  • 11th - 2012 Crossfit Games Northwest Regional
  • NASM 2010
  • 8th Place in the 2013 OC Throwdown Competition
  • 1st - 2013 CrossFit Games Northwest Regional
  • Finished 31st in the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games
  • 1st Place - Team Invictus at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Duchess – The Boss

Duchess came to us after a very dramatic beginning! Her and her brother where held up at gunpoint in the Lloyd Center Mall and her brother had to be rescued by the Portland SWAT team. After that Duchess found her way to the Ford household where she regularly sleeps on the couch and chases her cats.

You can find Duch usually where ever Mike happens to be and is the box’s number one cheerleader! Make sure if you see her you say hi! Or better yet… give her a treat!

“The more I know about people, the more I love my dog.” – Mark Twain

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Will shake your hand for a treat
  • Will roll over for a treat
  • Will do most anything for a treat