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 45-49 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

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

Matt DeJesus – Coach

Matt DeJesus is infinitely passionate about all-things fitness. Hailing from San Francisco, California, his passion for sports and fitness began early on and has stayed with him ever since. He played football and baseball in high school and continued his baseball career playing for Cal State Monterey Bay. In 2009 he was drafted to play Professional Minor League baseball for the Chico Outlaws. Later that year, Matt decided to further his knowledge of sports and weight training by joining the Strength and Conditioning team for the San Diego State University Athletic Department.

Throughout the span of several years, Matt has gained extensive experience in weight lifting, CrossFit and strength and conditioning. Through his experiences and knowledge, he has been able to help athletes showcase and improve their best abilities when launching their careers for both the MLB and NFL drafts.

Matt’s goal is to empower others to reach their highest potential. He loves nothing more than seeing people achieve their goals. When he isn’t immersed in the realm of fitness, Matt enjoys producing music and beats, specifically in the genre of Hip-Hop, R&B, Trap and EDM.

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • 2009 Drafted to play Professional Minor League baseball for the Chico Outlaws
  • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Nutrition and Wellness
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS)
  • CrossFit (Level 1)
  • Crossfit (Level 2 scheduled for July 2017)
  • Crossfit Aerobic Capacity
  • TRX Group Training
  • The Attitude Nation Level 1 Olympic Lifting

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

Drew Rivera – Coach

Drew grew up in Bend, OR and then headed to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon. Drew found CrossFit in college when he was looking for a new training program in between sport seasons. He immediately jumped in feet first and decided to put his years of gymnastic coaching to use and got his CrossFit Level 1. He was able to compete on a team at the NW CrossFit Regional Games three years in a row, his favorite event being the handstand walk.

Before CrossFit Drew was always active, first as a nationally ranked competitive gymnast, then as a track athlete in high school and then again in college as a part of the U of O’s rowing team and stunting cheerleading team. Today, Drew stays active outside the gym in his job as a Firefighter/Paramedic and by taking his puppy Chief on walks and hikes.

Drew is truly passionate about coaching and is inspired by the athletes he gets to work with. He is dedicated to fitness because he sees the improvement it brings to people’s health – both mentally and physically. He sees CrossFit as the perfect way for a person to improve their fitness in their everyday lives and loves how inclusive CrossFit is.

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

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • Taekwondo Black Belt
  • Silver @ the 1998, 1999 Taekwondo Junior Olympics
  • 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
  • ICG indoor cycle Stage 1
  • Paramedic / FF1

Colleen Hill – Coach

Colleen grew up surrounded by sports, brothers, and Seahawk fans in Lynnwood, Washington. She played competitive soccer for 11 years and was on a nationally ranked team. After tearing her ACL in high school one of her brothers suggested she try CrossFit to help regain her strength. Between soccer, track, and high school she wasnt quite ready for CrossFit.

Fast forward two years and a bad break-up later, a different brother suggested CrossFit to help her again find her strength but in a different way. Her love for CrossFit has grown over the last 7 years. While juggling school, CrossFit was her outlet for stress and making new friends who would support her as she navigated college obstacles. The love of community followed her to New Zealand where she found a local gym to workout at while living there for a few months. While in New Zealand she competed in multiple weight lifting meets as well as a few local competitions. Even though she was thousands of miles from home, she never felt lonely because of the CrossFit community she found overseas.

Last year she and her fiance moved down to Oregon to pursue their goals. Colleen surprisingly met Mike and Christine one week before moving to Oregon while they were up in Washington for a dance convention. They dropped in at a box which happened to be the one Colleen worked out at the time. Call it fate but BCF was her home before even moving down here and the last year and a half have been nothing short of amazing.

Colleen has a passion for teaching and supporting others as they find both their mental and physical strengths while at the gym. She believes everyone is capable and is looking forward to helping others achieve their goals.

“There are two things in life you can always control- your attitude & your effort”

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Dean Durfee – Coach

Dean was born and raised right here in Oregon. He has spent the last 22 years in retail management and is currently the Captain (General Manager) of your local Trader Joe’s. Dean has always preferred to be in motion.

In his youth it was Cross-country, wrestling, track and swimming. This progressed to a love of cycling and some adventures with triathlons and distance running. He completed a number of events including The Eugene marathon and The Best in The West Half Iron in 2013.

Dean found obstacle course racing and fell in love with combining endurance and strength to move through a variety of physical challenges as he completed a Spartan Trifecta in 2014. This is when Dean discovered “the sport of fitness,” CrossFit. In the spring of 2014 he decided to give CrossFit a try and signed up for the World Wide Open.

Signing up for the Open with no CrossFit experience was an extremely humbling experience.  Dean was surrounded by athletes and coaches who praised effort, recognized small improvements, and encouraged future growth.  He has been with the community at Beaverton CrossFit ever since.

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

 

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NASM
  • OT Fit certification
  • Cycle Fusion Level 1
  • ICG indoor cycle Stage 1
  • ICG indoor cycle Stage 1

Emilee Jennings – Coach

Emilee is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who resides in Forest Grove, Oregon. Hailing from Seattle, Washington, her passion for fitness began early on and has stayed with her ever since.

Throughout the span of several years, Emilee has gained knowledge in personal training, coaching and group fitness instruction (swimming/indoor cycling). As a former collegiate athlete, she has also been a USA Swimming Olympic Trial competitor and a NCAA All-American. After retiring from swimming, Emilee struggled to find an exercise program with the same fun and competitive spirit that swimming offered. When she discovered CrossFit in 2013, she loved the challenge of learning new movements and lifts, and especially loved the supportive community that made her want to keep coming back!

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • The Attitude Nation, Level 1 Olympic Lifting
  • Spinning Certified

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. He continues to educate himself in the field of body work and movement.  Most recently he attended an advanced myofascial training workshop.

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

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

Michelle Stuebben – Yoga Instructor

Michelle is a yoga instructor on a mission to expand the reputation of western yoga; to teach people it is for everyone; the spiritual and non-spiritual alike, men, women, the inflexible, old, young, strong, weak and so on. Her goal is to provide a versatile and well-rounded class to welcome newbies and also challenge the more practiced yogi. She aspires to share her knowledge and passion for yoga through teaching while creating a playful and laid back atmosphere. She believes life is too short to be too serious and has been known to crack jokes during class. To that end, she provides the guidance and encouragement that allow her students to enjoy a fun, safe practice.

When she’s not yoga-ing, you can find Michelle rock climbing, hiking, watching college football (Go Gators!),  playing mom to her two kiddos and wife to her army man, enjoying good food and craft beer, paddle boarding, binging Netflix or exploring new places. It’s all about balance. Pun intended.

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • RYT 200
  • Ashtanga Certified
  • SUP Yoga Certified

Isabelle Ford – Helper Extraordinaire

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