Meet our amazing team.
We’re a talented group of coaches that love making new friends and helping them achieve their goals.
Not so Boring Old Owner
Amy is the owner and head coach at Salt de Terre, the CrossFit gym she opened as a result of being let go from her previous job. Her well-rounded approach to a healthy lifestyle involves both physical and psychological wellness through fitness. As a newfound startup owner, her intentional approach to business includes forming personal bonds with her gym members and constantly educating herself on the evolving trends in fitness, all while clocking in hours from 6AM – 7PM, six days a week.
Amy began CrossFitting in college, when she transitioned from soccer and needed something to satisfy her competitive athletic spirit. She and a few friends would meet on the quad with whatever semblance of equipment they could pull together and attempt to perform the main site WODs. It was as grassroots as it comes and she loved it. Amy has been coaching since 2010 and holds her L1, L2, Kids CF certs as well her L1 and L2 USAW Lifting certs. Amy is a barbell biased CrossFitter but also enjoys a good cardio WOD. She proudly sports the nickname, “Mighty Slug.”
Amy started CFSDT because while she believes in the intensity and competitive nature of CrossFit, she also believes that there is a better, safer, more sustainable way to coach and train. CFSDT cultivates an environment in which athletes with varying skills and abilities can co-mingle and push each other to be the best version of themselves.
Head Coach + Kindest Human You’ll Meet
Philip spent a lot of time skateboarding and riding BMX bikes growing up. Both hobbies were grueling endurance sports and kept him in great shape, but they never led him into a weight room. In 2014, after seeing the results friends were getting through CrossFit and lifting more weights, he decided to give it a try. One class, and he was sold. Since then, the new and daily challenges, the goal setting, the enhanced fitness, and the amazing friendships he’s cultivated through CFSDT have kept Philip coming back 3 to even 6 times a week.
Philip loves coaching both gymnastics and barbell movements. When most people come into the gym they’ve seen gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting, but haven’t tried it. Seeing people do things they never thought to be possible is always amazing! As much as Philip loves coaching, he also loves learning. Whether the topic is political science, economic theories, psychology or his unhealthy obsession with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he remains a human sponge and is always up for a healthy debate or share sesh.
Philip’s favorite workout is Murph. Not only is Murph an opportunity to honor Lt. Michael Murphy, it’s also a time when the whole gym can come together and recognize the progress that each other have made since the last Memorial Day.
Coach + Lifting Superstar
Becca was introduced to her first Crossfit style class back in 2016. She immediately fell in love with its high intensity nature as it channeled her inner athlete and love of a challenge. On top of that, Crossfit opened her eyes to a new perspective of fitness and health – the pursuit of excellence in training, nutrition, and connecting with others. Crossfit has shown her the power of positive thought, the effectiveness of functional fitness, and the value of being part of a special type of community that pushes, encourages and excels together.
The joy Becca found through training others led her to pursue a coaching career. Having even a small role in the transformation of anyone willing to be consistent – primarily the internal transformation that comes as a client becomes comfortable in their own skin – is why she loves coaching. Becca has been coaching since 2017 and is a Level One Crossfit Trainer.
In her free time, Becca is an artist and enjoys swing dancing on Sundays. Her favorite lift is the snatch and she loves all WODs featuring running and thrusters!
Coach + Ultimate Jokester
Jeff found CrossFit in 2015. He’d become tired and unmotivated by the usual globo gym routine and was no longer seeing any progress. He knew it was time for a change. So, he scouted out a CrossFit gym to try a class. As he watched the class before his completing their WOD, he thought, “What have I gotten myself into? I will never be able to do any of this!” BUT, he made it through the trial class and instead of quitting, decided to commit to at least three months. He’s never looked back since.
Because of some physical limitations (pre-existing shoulder injury and a forever finicky low back), Jeff has learned that CrossFit is all about modifying and scaling to fit your abilities. He also learned that CrossFit isn’t about how much weight you lift or how fast you are, but rather, it’s about your dedication, effort, and also having a bit of fun. Jeff brings humor (by way of TERRIBLE dad jokes, impressions, and witty repartees) into every workout he completes and class he leads, because, well, if you can’t laugh your way through it, is it really worth doing?
Jeff’s favorite movement is the clean and jerk, and his favorite workout is Murph. Jeff decided to go into coaching because he enjoys watching new members join the gym and subsequently find out that they can accomplish things they never believed possible. Jeff is a Level One Crossfit Trainer.
Coach + Mobility Guru
Shea first tired CrossFit in 2008 while at the Coast Guard Academy as a means to supplement his triathlon training. Not ready to commit to a new fitness routine, he hit a few wods here and there and then in 2009, decided to take the plunge and joined a box in Portsmouth, NH. Upon joining, Shea discovered he had many more weaknesses than strengths, including strength itself (Fun fact: when Shea started CF, he could not overhead squat a PVC pipe). Not only was strength building a challenge, but also his mobility was terrible. Shea struggles with shoulder impingement and a torn labrum (don’t worry, it’s been repaired) and because of this found and finds the subject of mobility fascinating. He’s always working to be better, showing up early to stretch and practice new techniques with some of the devices in his mobility goody bag, testing out remedies on himself before using them as coaching tools with athletes. If you find yourself struggling with aches and pains or mobility limitations, Shea’s your guy! He holds his CF Level Two Training Certificate and his CF Movement and Mobility Certificate.
Coach + Super Mom
Jessica has been a group fitness instructor since 2010. She grew up playing softball and swimming and has always enjoyed sports, but due to a meniscus tear her freshman year, she’s had to fight hard to her gains. Jessica’s had 3 knee surgeries to date, and though painful, through consistent, focused training she’s regained full function of her knee and still loves squats, yoga, cycling and running.
Jessica found CrossFit in 2015 and earned her L1 Training Certificate shortly thereafter. She’s stuck with it because she enjoys its competitive nature and the community of people she’s met through CrossFit. In addition to coaching at Salt de Terre, Jessica is pursuing her personal training certification and nutrition through NASM
Proud mother of Swayze (7) and Beau (3) Jessica’s time outside the gym is family focused. When she does get a free moment, she likes to compete with friends at darts, cornhole and recently bowling.
Coach + Dog Lover
Colby first began CrossFit in 2013 after graduating college. Having played sports his whole life on various levels up to College, playing on the National level 3 consecutive years with his college Rugby team. When his rugby career ended, Colby sought a more sustainable and safe way to compete and stay in shape. Training between body building, traditional weight training, and CrossFit throughout the years, Colby has continued to gravitate toward CrossFit for it’s fun, constantly varied, competitive atmosphere. As a self-described “inflexible large mammal” the gymnastic components of CrossFit keep the sport fresh and engaging for Colby.
Colby has been coaching since 2018 and holds his CF L1 cert. Having accumulated a myriad of injuries prior to CrossFit, Colby focuses his coaching and training style on longevity and sustainability.