Jess was a marathon runner for 8 years before hearing about CrossFit. Knowing absolutely nothing about lifting and no experience or coordination with gymnastics, she knew it was going to be a challenge. She decided to give CrossFit a try for 3 months to see how it could compliment her marathon training. 5+ years later, she's still crossfitting and now calls herself a retired runner. Prior to being the MO2DT Director of Operations, CrossFit Kids Head Trainer, and coaching full-time, she was a mental health therapist and continues to maintain her Iowa license. She has an understanding for the mind-body connection and the power of positive self-talk. She has a passion for goal setting, nutrition, and reading The CrossFit Journal articles to continue to learn the CrossFit methodology.   


CrossFit Level 2

Precision Nutrition, Pn1 (in progress 2017)

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit Weightlifting 

CrossFit Kids

Scaling Course

Spot The Flaw Course

2017, 2016 Judge's Course


Favorite Lift: Front Squat

Favorite WOD: "Fran" 21-15-9 Thrusters and Pull-Ups

Musical Motivation: Anything with lots of energy

Foods: Sushi and Red Wine

Words to live by: "The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling." -Fabienne Fredrickson

Personal Training:

$45/hour - email Jess to discuss a schedule.
Includes goal setting & nutrition guidance.