MEET OUR COACHES
We have an experienced group of passionate and driven individuals who love what they do. Come get to know us.
Michael Wilson is a California board-licensed chiropractor. He is a graduate of University of Western States in Portland, Oregon where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Cum Laude. Dr. Mick is the owner and clinic director of Symmetry Health where he assists patients in improving mobility, flexibility, and strength. He has an incredible understanding of bio-mechanics and body movement. He has a gift for motivating others to challenge themselves and live the life they have always desired.
Matt grew up in Kentucky. He was always an active kid, some may even say hyperactive. He played many sports growing up but excelled the most in wrestling and cross country. He loves the intensity and the competitive aspect of Crossfit. While serving in the Navy, Matt found Crossfit and obtained his Level 1 in 2008. He then got his level 2 in 2017. He is now a Firefighter with the US Forest Service and co-owner of Crossfit Kivnon. He loves hiking with his wife Grace and their dogs Winnie and Roy.
Bre started CrossFit in 2014 after enduring years of chronic pain. CrossFit methodology changed her life, and offered a fun social and competitive workout that she couldn’t find at a typical gym. Bre is passionate about health and brings 20 years of fitness and nutrition experience as Kivnon's nutrition coach.
JC is a 20-year veteran of Naval Special Warfare. He started drinking the CrossFit Kool-Aid when he witnessed the results of CrossFit on athletes that were already at the top levels of performance. He took his passion for fitness and sports and adapted it to the science of CrossFit. JC is now the COO of Tactical Air Operations, the US Navy and Air Force Special Operations Parachuting School. He has over 18,000 parachute jumps. JC brings years of elite athlete experience to the team.
Co-owner & coach
NCAA All American gymnast the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh United States national team member in Inverted Ariel Ski Jumping. He teaches gymnastics mobility and gymnastics strength training.
Russella is a San Diego native who brings her infectious energy to coaching. As a California girl, she grew up exploring the canyons, climbing trees, and ocean swimming. This translated into endurance racing, triathlons, and traditional gym training. After years of distractions and the birth of a daughter, she began searching for something different to return her body to its pre-pregnancy state. That's when she found CrossFit. Russella has her level 2 and coaches both adults and children.
Charise started coaching Gymnastics in 2009 back at her home town gym. During her competitive cheerleading days, she suffered an ankle intense ankle injury. She realized her competitive cheerleading days were coming to an end due to age and injury. She needed something that gave her drive back. In 2012 she attend her first Crossfit gym and never looked back.