Introducing the Unknown Element team

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Our coaches

Missy Hardin

COACH

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER

Coach missy has been with cfue as a coach since 2018. Joining the community for the love of fitness and friendships only an environment such as this can forge. She began her coaching at cfue with a desire to improve the day of each athlete she coaches and support them in their fitness journey. The greatest reward is seeing athletes whose hard work in sweat equity is paid in full with gains in the gym.

Jeramy Byrd

HEAD COACH

CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 TRAINER
USAW SPORT PERFORMANCE COACH LEVEL 1
CATALYST ATHLETICS OLYMPIC LIFTING COACH LEVEL 1
CROSSFIT COMPETITORS COURSE

Jeramy was a flight paramedic with 12 years of service in the air force. While in the military he received his crossfit level 1 and usaw sports performance coaching certifications.

 

He began coaching at a military affiliate in his free time and continued to coach even while deployed abroad. Jeramy separated from the air force in 2015 and is now the head coach at Unknown Element.

In addition to loving everything fitness, jeramy is a father of two and is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys everything from hunting and fishing, to camping and rock climbing.

Favorite quote: “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” andre gide
Favorite wod: “Jt”
Favorite movement: thrusters

Andre Hamm

COACH

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1 COACH
THE BRAND X METHOD YOUTH FITNESS CERTIFICATE
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS CERTIFICATE

Andre grew up in the foothills of the san gabriel mountains in southern california hiking & exploring the surrounding canyons & arroyos.

His first athletic passion was cross country after catching a documentary on african long distance runners in the 6th grade & if anything can make his day it’s a crossfit wod with a running component (even in the wind & rain).

During his time away from the gym, andre keeps busy managing his family’s real estate business, reading across a broad range of subjects & helping his black lab gain a richer understanding of the concept of time (we’re making progress).

Favorite quote: “The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine sisyphus happy.” -albert camus
Favorite wod: “Abbate”
Favorite movement: thrusters & toes-to-bar

Kristi Fraze

COACH

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER

Kristi joined the cfue family as an athlete in the fall of 2017 and quickly fell in love with crossfit and the cfue community. After some convincing from her coaches, she participated in our internship program and following the completion of that got her crossfit level 1 in january 2020. She has been a crucial part of the team since! Her greatest passion is to make those around her laugh and have a great time even in the midst of an intense workout.

Kristi is also a mom of 4 and enjoys spending time watching her kiddos sporting and rodeoing activities.

Favorite quote: “It’s all good, baby, baby” ~biggie smalls
Favorite wod: cindy
Favorite movement: deadlifts

Brittney Massengale

CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER

HEALTHY STEPS NUTRITION CERTIFICATION

Brittney received her masters degree in marine biology from the university of oregon in 2012. After moving back to her hometown, and being unable to practice marine biology, she began pursuing other passions. Her love for the study of life resulted in an interest in physical fitness and nutrition. After being a member of Unknown Element for 2.5 years brittney joined our team.

She is our client success manager and encourages and supports our members through personal phone calls and cards.

In january 2020, brittney completed the healthy steps nutrition training and joined our nutrition team. She is very passionate about teaching individuals how to fuel their body in a way to help them reach their goals. Brittney also keeps our members and community stocked with fresh produce from her garden. She enjoys anything outdoors, especially when it revolves around water.

Favorite quote: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” – the lord through isaiah
Favorite wod: “Nancy”
Favorite movement: dumbbell snatches

Elliot "E" Ford

COACH

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER

Elliot has been a journeyman electrician for the last 19yrs and has always loved fitness. He got his first gym membership when he was 16 and never looked back, he started running marathons then competed competitively in triathlons for 5yrs before discovering crossfit in 2014 and fell in love!

Sherrie Nymeyer

COACH

USAW SPORT PERFORMANCE COACH LEVEL 2
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER

Sherrie is a mechanical engineer with 14 years of civil service for the air force. She manages a team of project managers and construction inspectors responsible for a hefty construction program on the base. She joined cfue on its opening day in feb 2014 and underwent an internship program before becoming a coach in may 2015.

Sherrie is the primary olympic weightlifting coach for unknown element oly club, and the coach you will most likely experience if you brave the early a.M. Class!

When she isn’t working on base or coaching at the gym, sherrie enjoys competing in olympic weightlifting. She also enjoys attending competitions to coach other athletes as they compete. She enjoys a full house with her daughter, one ginger hunk coupled with two bonus kids, two dogs and one cat. She enjoys camping, rock climbing, hiking, going to breweries or wineries, girl time and the summer!

Favorite quote: “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him.” – viktor frankl
Favorite wod: “Grace”
Favorite movement: clean & jerk

Sam Stein

COACH

CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER
USA WEIGHTLIFTING LEVEL 1 COACH
HEALTHY STEPS NUTRITION COACH
NASM PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION

Sam discovered crossfit in 2013 and loved the fitness aspect, but it’s the community that really kept her coming back. After completing her b.S. In corporate fitness at the university of missouri, she moved to clovis in 2016.

She joined as a member at cfue and shortly after completed the internship program to further her knowledge and become a coach! Sam also has a love for nutrition and using her passion to help others. After coaching for 2 years and running the nutrition program, she accepted the position as gm to continue to pour into the amazing coaches and community here at cfue.

Outside of life at cfue, sam loves to spend time with her sweet husband, perfect pup bella, and amazing friends. You can often find her reading, cooking delicious meals in the kitchen, traveling, spending time outdoors, and making the most of her time in clovis.

Favorite quote: “You are smart, you are strong, and you can do anything!” -stacey pomeroy
Favorite wod: “Annie”
Favorite movement: cleans & burpees!

Greg Strauch

CEO

CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 TRAINER
CROSSFIT OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING COURSE
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS COURSE
CROSSFIT MOBILITY COURSE

Greg was an air transportation craftsmen in the united states air force for 7 years. He currently serves as an air force reservist as well.

 

While serving multiple deployments, he received his crossfit level 1 certification along with multiple issa certifications. He began his coaching career as a personal trainer at cannon air force base that transitioned over to crossfit coaching once he received his crossfit level 1 certification. Greg then opened Unknown Element in february 2014. He could not have done it without the help of many friends and family supporting him. Greg also enjoys going to school full time to increase his knowledge.

Favorite quote: “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you” mark cuban
Favorite wod: “Fran”
Favorite movement: handstand walks

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