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)

Conjugate Methods

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: "Elegance, by definition, is cleverly simple. It's often the obvious answer everyone missed or the clever nuance that makes all the difference. Elegance is what happens when the clutter is removed and the essential ideas remain, and it is part and parcel of virtuosity. It is performing the common uncommonly well, and it is the mark of genius." -Pat Sherwood, "On Elegance", The CrossFit Journal

Personal Training:

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