COACH BIOS

 

 

Dan Finck, CCFT

Owner/Head Coach

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Dan has been living in Colorado since September 2009 with his wife Mary and their kids Zoe and Grayson. Dan graduated from Whittier College in 2004 with a degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition Science. While attending Whittier, Dan played collegiate lacrosse and helped led his Poets to 3 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the final four in 2003.

In 2004, Dan went onto win a Canadian National Championship with the Peterborough Lakers, before being drafted by the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League 13th overall. Dan was selected to the All-Rookie Team in 2005. 

 

Dan was introduced to CrossFit in the spring of 2008 by a personal training co-worker. After his first CrossFit workout, Dan was sold and began teaching himself everything he could about the CrossFit methodology. When Mary and Dan moved to Colorado, he became CrossFit Level 1 Certified and has been coaching, training, and living the CrossFit lifestyle ever since. Dan believes the best thing about the CrossFit Community is its ability to make people’s lives better. “When you start to see changes in your health and fitness, you can’t help but want more. Things that you thought were unobtainable in your life all of a sudden become obtainable and your priorities become clear and focused.”

Certifications:

Certified CrossFit Trainer - CrossFit Level 3

CrossFit Olympic Lifting

CrossFit Powerlifting

CrossFit Gymnastics 

Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach - USAW Level 1

Advanced Sports Performance Coach - USAW Level 2

Whittier College - B.A. with a major in Kinesiology and Nutrition Science

CPR - National CPR Association 

Experience:

2010 CrossFit Games - Team

2011 CrossFit Southwest Regional - Individual

2012 CrossFit Southwest Regional - Team

2013 CrossFit Southwest Regional - Individual

2014 CrossFit Southwest Regional - Team

2015 CrossFit South Regional - Team

2018 CrossFit Online Age Group Qualifier - 35-39

2019 CrossFit Online Age Group Qualifier - 35-39

2020 CrossFit Online Age Group Qualifier - 35-39

 

dan@nocoastcrossfit.com

 

 

 

 

Samantha Call

Owner/Coach

 

Throughout Sam’s life, she has always prided herself on being active and fit, but CrossFit has brought that to a whole new light.  Growing up, she participated in soccer, track, cross country, and softball while remaining active in the Colorado Outdoors by hiking, skiing, biking, and wakeboarding.  A life full of competing made CrossFit an obvious transition for her, bringing the team mentality together with the motivation and drive to train for something bigger.  CrossFit is not just a workout, but a lifestyle – we are immersed in a community unlike any other and Sam, along with NoCoast CrossFit, is excited to use that vehicle to drive change and lifetime fitness within our community as well.

Certifications: 

CrossFit Level 2

CPR - National CPR Association 

Experience: 

2012 CrossFit Southwest Regional - Team

 

sam@nocoastcrossfit.com

 
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Ian Passarelli, CCFT

Coach

Ian has been coaching CrossFit since 2013. Born in California but raised locally in Louisville, Ian played a variety of sports growing up including basketball, football, swimming, baseball, and soccer. CrossFit entered his life initially as a method for staying away from less healthy lifestyles and friends. Falling in love with the intensity and community, it has stuck since. In 2014 coaching became a high priority in Ian's life and he began attending seminars, classes, and studying to really bring quality coaching to the table. Now certified as a CF-L3, Ian aspires to make coaching a career in the long run.  Ian's true passion rests in seeing people realize their full worth and potential through fitness. Whether that be a 400 pound back squat or completing their first full run around a track; success comes in all shapes and sizes.

Ian is available for team and personal training.

Certifications: 

Certified CrossFit Trainer - CrossFit Level 3

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit Weightlifting

CrossFIt Anatomy Course

CPR - National CPR Association 

ian@nocoastcrossfit.com

Christian Walter

Coach

Christian was introduced to CrossFit in February of 2014 as a Valentine's Day gift from his wife Evelyn.  He got hooked at his first Saturday partner WOD and hasn't looked back.  

 

For him, CrossFit drew on some memorable experiences playing high school football on a competitive team in a competitive area:  teamwork, encouraging each other to give your all (and then some), and friendships forged through shared adversity.

 

An engineer by education, Christian loves to understand how things fit together and how to refine them.  Taking the Level 1 Crossfit certification opened the door to applying that same mindset to the CrossFit movements and methodology.

 

Outside the box, Christian is the stay-at-home parent to two young daughters and looks forward to incorporating Crossfit into their lives at some point in the near future.  He also regularly volunteers running projects with Be The Gift which provides home repairs to single moms on the front range.  

Certifications: 

rossFit Level 1

Adaptive Certified

CrossFit Kids

CPR - National CPR Association 

 
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Marisa Martinez

Coach

A Texas transplant, Marisa grew up trying out all kinds of sports, from golf to soccer. The only sport that stuck was judo, which she pursued to a brown belt and into college. When the mechanical engineering became overwhelming she looked for something to continue being active and competitive in and that worked better for a full time student: CrossFit was the answer. That was over 6 years ago now and CrossFit has become such a huge part of her life. Having the constant challenge of the WODs and the support from the community that CrossFit is known for, really pushed her to compete in local competitions and pursue coaching. In that journey, she has found that it’s even more rewarding to help others achieve their goals than only striving for her own. After finding a new home here at NoCoast CF she hopes to continue motivating others and be inspired to keep achieving new goals.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

CPR - National CPR Association 

 
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Heather Hayes

Coach

Born in Greenville, Mississippi. Raised in Derby, Kansas. Heather moved to Colorado in 2014 for her career and has since fallen in love with the mountains. She grew up hunting, fishing, and playing multiple sports. After high school, Heather attended the University of Kansas. While attending KU, Heather played basketball for the Jayhawks on full scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. There, she interned for the University of Kansas Sports Performance and Strength and Conditioning department under the guidance of Coach Andrea Hudy where she assisted coaching the men’s basketball strength and conditioning program. Following Kansas, she finished her education to become a Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist. 

 

After some years of being away from competitive sports, Heather was introduced to CrossFit in 2016 and shortly after found a home with NoCoast in the fall of 2017. Finding a family within the gym while being away from home gave her a sense of belonging, and now the opportunity to help others. She loves the community and comradery CrossFit creates. The fact that CrossFit is based on a methodology that is proven to increase everyone’s health, no matter the age or  physical ability. CrossFit is for everyone. It’s a group of individuals from all walks of life who show up on their good and bad days to grind through workouts together, create bonds, share laughs, and support one another in creating healthy lifestyles.

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

B.S. Exerciser Physiology 

CPR 

 
 
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Simon Perez

Coach

Born and raised right down the road in Boulder, Simon first discovered CrossFit while stationed in Ft. Polk, LA during his time in the US Army.  For him, CrossFit was a way to prepare for the demands of being a soldier which are almost always varied and unknowable.  After his time in the military he pursued a degree in chemical engineering and continued utilizing CrossFit to stay healthy which allowed him to enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities.  Whether it was hiking around Mt. Blanc, mountain biking, or running with his four dogs he pushes himself in the gym to enable his life outside the gym.  He has a passion for the Olympic lifts and will talk your ear off about technique if you let him.  He finds them best in himself when he is helping others find the best in themselves.  

 

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach - USAW Level 1

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Beth Wilson

Coach

Beth started CrossFit in 2014 after moving to Colorado. She wanted to try it in North Carolina but the desire to meet new people outside of work pushed her into making the leap. From day one she was hooked! Before CrossFit, Beth was a swimmer in high school and transitioned into weightlifting and running in college. After starting CrossFit, she quickly became involved in the local competition circuit with her first competition just 7 months later. A few months later, she competed as an individual and eventually competed in advanced team and individual competitions. With a few podium spots under her belt, she began training at an elite level that culminated in an all time best Open placement in 2020 , 252nd in the world in the 35-39 division (157th in the US).  

 

As her knowledge of the sport grew with the high level of training, she wanted to share that with her fellow athletes, so she became a Certified Level 1 trainer in 2018. From beginners to seasoned athletes, there is something to learn every day in the gym, and she enjoys being a part of that process. 

 

As a nurse, Beth is well aware of how nutrition and fitness is important in fighting off disease, maintaining wellness, and assisting in recovery. When she isn't in the gym, Beth enjoys the outdoors as much as possible -running, hiking, snowboarding, swimming- with her husband and three dogs. 

 

CrossFit and it's local communities have been instrumental in her mental and physical wellness over the years. She is looking forward to the opportunity to continue spreading knowledge and inspiring others to reach their highest potential.

 

Certifications

Crossfit Level 1

CPR- American Heart Association