Our Team

Steve Weiland
Head Coach & Owner
  • US Marine
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certified
  • CrossFit Mobility Certified
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
  • Obtaining Taekwondo first degree black belt
Steve was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009 after searching the internet for videos of kipping pull-ups. He was immediately attracted to the variety of movement in the workouts and decided to begin coaching in 2010 after getting his first trainer certification. Since then, he has worked with hundreds of athletes to surpass their fitness goals of gaining strength, losing weight and increasing flexibility.With a background in the US Marine Corps, as well as more than a dozen years as a software engineer, Steve has enjoyed staying active over the years in a variety of fitness activities, including several marathons, cycling events and hiking both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest
Trails. Steve is committed to ensuring members perform movements in a
safe manner, while still benefiting from a great workout. When he is
not training at CFSWP, Steve enjoys spending time with his family. Catch a class with Steve Mon-Fri evenings and GS Program.

Shannon Weiland
Coach, Membership Services & Event Manager

Lifelong fitness enthusiast, Shannon has participated in many local sporting events including more than 30 cycling events such as: Cycle Oregon, STP, Portland Century, as well as the 2006 Portland Marathon. A Portland local, Shannon grew up in the area, then attended PCC for nursing and spent 12 years in the IT industry as a recruiter/account manager. After being introduced to CrossFit 4 years ago by her husband, Shannon quickly fell in love with the fitness regime which has taken her body fat down to 10-12%! Shannon received her Powerlifting certification, she plans on obtaining more specialty certifications in 2013 & 2014. When she’s not at the gym, Shannon enjoys spending time with her two sons. Catch a class with Coach Shan 9am on Tue and Thur in CF Burn or noon open gym.


Coach Troy Stange
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certified
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Black Belt in Principles of Engagement
  • 3rd place finisher in 2013 CrossFit Open -Masters, NW region and 28th in the World. Catch a Oly class with Troy Sundays at 2:00pm.photo
Jennifer Kline

  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
While growing up in Pennsylvania, Jen competed in team and recreational sports from a young age. After a few friends recommended she try a CrossFit workout three years ago, and was hooked. Since moving to the Portland area in 2012, Jen has been training at CrossFit SW Portland five days a week, which has enabled her to be stronger than she ever thought possible. She loves encouraging her gym community to push themselves to finish every workout, without compromising form. Currently Jen is a fantastic CF sub but when her schedule clears up be sure to see her more often.

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Chris Herndon

Chris is no stranger to fitness, you may have worked out with this fire-breather at 6am or in an evening class. Chris is Level 1 certified, has coached CrossFit classes at CrossFit Excellence and has many years of personal training experience. Chris is also currently obtaining his MBA from PSU. Welcome Chris H to the CFSWP team. Catch a class with Chris Mon-Thur at 6am.


Huston Hedinger Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer, Obtaining Endurance Cert. Catch an endurance class with Coach Huston Sat at 9:00am.


Patrick McKinney Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer, catch a class with Patrick Tue and Thur at 6:30pm.


Jake Breakey  Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer Degree in Exercise Science As a lifelong athlete starting with League Baseball and continuing through college, Jake has always been fitness oriented. His love for CrossFit began in 2009 as a high school baseball player and eventually led to him pursuing a degree Exercise Science at Loras College. While at Loras, Jake was a Strength & Conditioning Intern for three years and also earned his Level 1 in 2012. Soon after he began coaching regular classes at CrossFit Warehouse while at home in Chicago with adults and kids. After graduating from Loras this past May he decided to move to Portland for a new experience and his love of the outdoors. When he isn’t training at CFSWP, Jake enjoys playing Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Mountain biking, and Rock Climbing. He is excited to start coaching and to be a part of CFSWP!

Assistant coaches:

Cecilia Baker: 4th year student at PSU. Obtaining her degree, in Physical Therapy.


Darren Acoba:  Student at PSU, 4th year. Obtaining his degree in Exercise Science.


Michael Cruz: Student at PSU, 4th year. Obtaining his degree in Exercise Science.


Are you hiring? I want to work for you.
We hire from within usually and look for dedicated, talented and self-motivated individuals. A back ground in CrossFit, Physical Education or Exercise Science is desired.
Contact: info@crossfitswportland.com for considerations.