Our Staff

Casey Fonoti »

Owner/Head of Operations & Marketing

Casey Fonoti

Owner/Head of Operations & Marketing

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2010

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into CrossFit from watching my sister do her first competition. I was pretty jealous I wasn’t out there competing with her, because the whole time I kept thinking “I bet I could have done way more reps than that girl.”

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Anything barbell!

What is your favorite cheat food?

NACHOS

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Supergirl, because she’s pretty awesome!

Samantha Tolbert »

Owner/Head Coach

Samantha Tolbert

Owner/Head Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2009

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I played competitive soccer growing up. It was my main sport, but I also played many other sports as well. I have always had a competitive edge and found that being an athlete is one of my passions. When I found CrossFit I felt like I was in my element again.

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer because I really enjoyed being in the CrossFit environment. It changed my life in so many positive ways and I wanted to be apart of changing other people’s lives.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatches and Clean & Jerks. I love Olympic Lifting!

What is your favorite cheat food?

I love cheese burgers, cookies and ice cream.

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Thor is definitely my favorite. Do I really need a reason?! He is always shirtless and you can tell he lifts!

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Course
  • USAW Level 1 Trainer

Amanda Miller

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2014

Why did you become a trainer?

CrossFit changed my life, and I want to share CrossFit with others.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Dumbbell Snatches and Olympic Lifting.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Pizza

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Every mother who walks into a CrossFit box. As a mother it is very easy to put everyone else’s needs ahead on yours. It is easy to get lost in motherhood. Every mom who takes one hour for herself is a superhero especially when her kids get to see it happen.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Course
  • CrossFit Kids

Rachel Campbell

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I have been athletic my whole life and heavily involved with competitive team sports throughout high school and then college. After I graduated, I really missed the team atmosphere and HATED ‘going to the gym’. I moved to a different city and was looking for something new to do in order to meet fun people, (and I guess get back into shape) and my brother recommended CrossFit. I tried it once and was hooked! I loved the community aspect and it satisfied my cravings of a ‘team-like-sport’, but with the option of being competitive. I’ve never looked back!

Why did you become a trainer?

Being a Physical Therapist by day, I truly have a passion for helping people overcome obstacles, whether it be an injury or getting that first-ever strict pull-up. There is nothing better than seeing people reach their personal goals, and being able to be part of that is an honor!

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Well, I was going to say Wall Balls and Burpees, but I guess that makes me slightly insane. So I’ll go with Box jumps and Overhead Squats 🙂

What is your favorite cheat food?

I can only choose one?! Then I’ll have to say Salt and Vinegar Kettle Cooked Chips.

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Superman. Being able to fly would be AMAZING!

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course

Shannon Sonnenberg

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I originally joined CrossFit Fairbanks to gain strength to complete a Tough Mudder. I was completely hooked after my first on ramp class. Through CrossFit, I have gained confidence to complete physical tasks that I never imagined I could do, much less, do well.

Why did you become a trainer?

Simply put, my love for the sport. Sharing it with people, watching them accomplish things they never imagined. I know, CrossFit will help them become the best versions of themselves. Being a part of that journey is an incredible privilege.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Pull-ups

What is your favorite cheat food?

Brownies and pizza, in that order

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

“Superman-He is compassionate and always strives to do the right thing. He represents us humans at our best.”

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Course
  • Crossfit Gymnastics Course

Huck Hopper

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you become a trainer?

When I was really young I had a massive impact on me. Through them, and CrossFit, I learned discipline and overcame one of the biggest challenges of my childhood. Little did I know that along with that came an amazing community and friendships that I will treasure forever. I joined for the fitness and became a trainer to help people discover the rest of it. Plus, I got to monologue for an a hour a day.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Snatch for sure. Such elegance, such grace.

What is your favorite cheat food?

It’s not so much a matter of what, but rather how much (corned beef though, 100%)

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Starlord, man. Dude doesn’t have any powers but gets it done.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Course
  • NASM Certified

Samantha Sundborg

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2016

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a CrossFit trainer because CrossFit is something I am very passionate about and what better way than to take that passion and teach others with it. I really love how CrossFit isn’t just for a select group of people it Is for anyone and everyone. All levels of fitness are welcome. I think everyone should know about CrossFit and at least give it a try.I love being able to teach others something that can be so beneficial for their future life and health. Not only is CrossFit fun and brings you into the community but it has many health benefits by keeping people active and I love being apart of that.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Squat Clean

What is your favorite cheat food?

Pizza

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

My favorite superhero is and always will be Batman! As a kid my dad made me and my older sister believe that he was the one and only Batman! I sure did believe him, for years he had me think this. How awesome is that having your own dad as Batman. So this is why Batman is my go to guy.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course

Eric Cooper »

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Eric Cooper

Strength and Conditioning Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer to Coach hockey players.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Ring Muscle-Ups and Snatch

What is your favorite cheat food?

BEER

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Definitely the Hulk.

Qualifications:

  • Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the Ice Dogs
  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Course

Sam Bratten »

Coach/Equipment Maintenance

Sam Bratten

Coach/Equipment Maintenance

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2016

Why did you become a trainer?

I became a trainer, because I love the CrossFit Community and I really enjoy pushing my body to the limits.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Thrusters

What is your favorite cheat food?

ICECREAM

Who’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Without a doubt, Superman. He was my favorite as a kid and I had his metal lunchbox to make me strong.

Qualifications:

  • Firefighter/EMT III
  • Off Ice Coordinator for Hockey Club Fairbanks
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Fairbanks Ice Dogs
  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Course