Coaches

Certifications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Rocktape FMT
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Strongman, Powerlifting, Competitors, Mobility, and Endurance Trainer Certificates.
Former Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Former Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Phil “PJ” Menagh

Founder
Head Coach

PJ has been coaching CrossFit since 2008 and founded CrossFit Tigard in 2012. He is an Air Force Veteran and was a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 10 years.

“My goal is to offer you the whole package. A safe, effective and fun program. A professional staff of trainers and coaches. A clean environment with the best equipment available. A robust class schedule. And a supportive community of members who want to improve and to see each other improve.”

We want you to be happy with your results and achieve your goals; stay fit, healthy, and injury free; and have one heck of great time along the way!

ACADEMIC

Graduate Student, Masters in Human Movement, A.T.Still University
Dietetic Internship, U.S. Military Dietetics Internship Consortium
B.S, Nutrition and Food Management, Oregon State University, Summa Cum Laude

Additional Achievements & Experience

Attitude Nation Weightlifting – Level 1 Seminar
Ma Strength Olympic Weightlifting Workshop
F.A.S.T. Olympic Weightlifting Workshop
CrossFit Football Certification
CrossFit Competitors Course Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Endurance Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Strongman Trainer Certificate
RockTape FMT – KinesioTaping and IASTM
ONNIT Unconventional Training Workshop

Certifications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification

Tawny Tikkala

CrossFit Coach
Foundation Coach

The best thing about CrossFit is that there is no finish line when it comes to improving your fitness level and self-development. You can start at ANY level and your journey is completely dependent on your specific goals.

Despite what a lot of people think, I did not have a natural relationship with fitness. I had to work really hard to change the way I looked, felt, and moved. At the same time, I could never get excited about doing sets and isolated movements on machines at a regular gym. I needed to see my strength in action. I needed to see it transfer over into day to day tasks outside of the gym, and I needed to perform.

The community and fitness programming at CrossFit Tigard changed my life! So much, that now I get to inspire, coach, and positively impact all the members that walk through our doors here.

I love our PAW fam and hope if you are reading this and interested in us, that I get the opportunity to meet you.

Academic

B.A University of Oregon 2013

Interesting Facts

WHL Dancer – Portland Winterhawks
Former NBA Dancer – Portland Trailblazers
Former AFL Dancer –  Portland Steel
Bootcamp & Barre Fitness Instructor
10 Yr Distance Runner

Certifications

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Ian Marquis

CrossFit Coach
Foundations Coach

I have a huge passion for coaching athletes and giving them and showing them the tools they need to improve to get to the next level.  My philosophy is to engrain the correct movement patterns to reduce injury and increase skill level. Then get my athletes stronger and more powerful and prep them for the higher level of athletics.  I want to get all my athletes to the college level and see them succeed at that level! I have a true passion for getting the best out of anyone and love seeing the benefits of good smart training! 

I first found my interest for working out and improving my body during high school when I took an early college prep course called fitness for life, I was hooked from the start.   I attended Norwich University where I studied Sports Medicine/Health Science with a minor in Physical Education and was a varsity basketball player. During my time at Norwich I found my calling.  I was in love with the aspect of training, I loved the workouts we did and saw and felt the improvements to myself and to my game! My senior year I benched 350, squatted 425, hang cleaned 275 and had a vertical jump of 37”!  I played as a small forward and often times had to play against athletes who were 4-5 inches taller than me but I was out rebounding them and boxing them out because I was stronger and in better shape.  

I interned at Norwich with my mentor and Strength and Conditioning coach for my junior and senior year.  I worked side by side with him working with every team we had in the weight room and learning everything I could about strength and conditioning.  My second semester senior year I was driving every day from Norwich to UVM to intern with the UVM Athletic Performance department. I worked with Men’s basketball, Men’s lax , Men’s hockey, Women’s hockey and Women’s soccer.  After Norwich I stayed on at UVM Athletic Performance working with multiple teams and coaching as much as I could.  

After being at UVM for almost 2 years I found myself working for Peak Performance doing High School and Middle school strength and conditioning.  I have worked with some of the best athletes in the area and have had a blast seeing them develop and get better! Recently I have become the Strength and Conditioning coach at Saint Michaels College for Men’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer and it has been amazing!  

 

Certifications

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Lvl 1 Trainer
Certified Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach (CCWC)

Missy Franco

CrossFit Coach
Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Missy has a lifestyle that has always been on the go and packed from sunrise to sunset. She thrives in an environment full of positivity, fun, and some good competition – which is why she loves CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Missy lives in Tigard with her 2 boys, Elija and Memphis – both competitive athletes in wrestling and Olympic weightlifting. Her youngest son Memphis – age 7, is on the Olympic Weightlifting team that she coaches alongside with her brother, Jordan Franco. Missy found CrossFit in 2012 and has enjoyed all of it’s benefits, community, and people, but most importantly the foundation of living a happy and healthy life no matter what age and how busy your life can be.
Her mission is to share her knowledge for everyone, no matter what shape, size, or athletic ability to live a long, healthy, happy life.

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Olympic Weightlifting:
2017 American Open Series I, Bronze Medal in Masters 75k weight class
3 Time Oregon State qualifier in Olympic Weightlifting
Oregon Weightlifting Record for Masters Division 75k Division in Clean & Jerk
2015 Coach of Youth Nationals POW Team in Houston, TX

CrossFit:
2015 Fitlandia Freezer – First Place, RX Team
2015 CrossFit Team Series
2015 Rogue Rampage
2014 Wodtoberfest
2013-2015 Oregon CrossFit Summer Games

Certifications

Bachelors CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
BirthFit Coach
TRX Suspension Training L1
Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified

Cristina Friedman

CrossFit Coach/Foundations Coach

“I use health and fitness as a vehicle to help others achieve their own goals. There is an immense feeling of joy and fulfillment seeing the mental transformations people make when they empower themselves with exercise, even more than the physical. When you have a clear head and a healthy body everything else becomes easier. This is my way to help our members be the best version of themselves.”

Cristina received her Bachelors in Physical Education and taught elementary school children. She discovered CrossFit in 2012, which ignited her flame for coaching and group fitness. In addition to CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate, Cristina pursued BirthFit, TRX, and Cycling certifications.

On BirthFit: “Every pregnancy is unique. Some women are able to work to throughout their entire 9 months while are others are unable to, and that is just one of the reasons I decided to explore this stage more in depth.  In my own experience I was barely able to work (or move) with my son’s pregnancy, while with the my second I worked out every day until a few weeks before delivery.”

Fun Fact: Cristina and her Husband Alan lived in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands for the last 18 years. There they own and operated 104.3 The Buzz, an fm rock radio station serving the US and British Virgin Islands and the east coast of Puerto Rico.

ACADEMIC

B.S, Physical Education

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
US Rowing Level 1 Coach

Lori Jensen

Teens Coach
CrossFit Coach

I have been a successful competitive rower for over 25+ years.

I rediscovered CrossFit in 2017 at the recommendation of my rowing coach. I was looking to improve my performance and become a more well-rounded athlete. At the same time, I had also recently retired from a long career in the insurance industry, with my last role being the Director of Learning and Development.   I was ready to take on a new challenge.

What I found at CrossFit Tigard was an amazing community of smart and supportive people, where everyone can thrive at their own level, including me! I am passionate about lifelong fitness and CrossFit can be infinitely scalable and accessible for everyone, no matter their age or level of ability.   That is what makes it so much fun.

Academic

B.S. Health Education Portland State University

Notable Performances

2019 Rowing Race Season:
Gold Medal – NW Masters Regionals, E Mixed 2x and F Mixed 4+
Gold Medal – Cascadia Canadian Masters Championship Regatta, E Mixed 4x, D Women’s 4x, E Mixed 2x
Gold Medal – Head of the Lake Regatta, E Mixed 2x

Highlighted Past Rowing Performances
Gold Medal – Head of the Charles Regatta,  Womens 50+ 4+ (2002)
Gold Medal – Head of the Charles Regatta, Women’s 60+ 8+ (2014)
Gold Medal – San Diego Crew Classic, Women’s E8+ (2013)
Gold Medal – FISA World Masters, Women’s C8+ and C4+ (2001)

Masters Nationals Rowing Gold Medals
Mixed E 4+ (2016)
Lightweight D4x, B4x, B4+ (2005)
Lightweight C2x, A-C 4x, D-E 4x and A-B 4+ (2002)
Lightweight D4+ (2000)

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

Michele Wilson

CrossFit Coach/Kids Coach

I joined CrossFit Tigard in June of 2012 in an effort to supplement competitive waterskiing. Since then, CrossFit has become my training priority as it offers group camaraderie, health benefits, endless amounts of fun, and perpetual, personal growth.

I am sincerely passionate about providing guidance that empowers others to accomplish the things they have been told they can’t, and realize their untapped, physical potential.  I love the fact that CrossFit workouts can be tailored to nearly everyone, no matter what stage in life you’re in. I also coach CrossFit Kids and enjoy teaching young athletes to be happy with themselves and that though hard work and perseverance, they can achieve their goals.

Outside the gym, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, waterskiing, reading, and competing in local CrossFit competitions.

Certifications

CrossFit L1 Trainer
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification

Tori Taylor

CrossFit Coach/Foundations Coach

I started my journey into teaching and coaching as a yoga instructor. I completed my 200 hour Yoga certification in 2014 in Minnesota, and 300 hour certification in India. After returning home from India, a friend introduced me to CrossFit and I realized this is what I needed in my life. It was a sport where I could still compete against my self but I was also able to give my competitive spirit an outlet.
I used Crossfit training on and off since 2015. When I found CrossFit Tigard in 2019, that’s when I fully dived in. I got serious about my health and about bettering myself as an athlete. Between doing Crossfit and focusing on what I was eating, I was able to lose weight that I’ve been hanging on to my whole life. I can honestly say that this has been a life changing find for me and I soon realized that I wanted to share my experience and help people also fall in love with the sport that changed my life. I completed my L1 in October of 2020 and haven’t looked back since!
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Brad Ball

CrossFit Coach

Brad has been coaching mornings with CrossFit Tigard since 2013. He is as nice as he is strong. And HE IS STRONG. Strike up a convo on weightlifting or nutrition with brad and you’ll quickly see how passionate he is about training and health.

Academic

Currently Completing Undergrad in Pre-Chiropractic Program

CHOICE ACHIEVEMENTS

600 lb+ Deadlift
500+ lb Squat
NW Fitgames Gobbler Guantlet, 1st Place 2020 & 2019

Certifications

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Healthy Steps Nutrition Certification
CrossFit Kids Trainer
Attitude Nation Level-1 Weightlifting

Meg Fields

CrossFit Coach
Nutrition Coach
Kids Coach

I have always loved sports and being active but have always struggled with my weight and body image. When I was introduced to CrossFit in 2013 working out took on a whole new meaning. Learning to move well, lift efficiently, and work hard was a huge game changer for my fitness and self image. I have taught in the Sherwood School District for 9 years, currently teaching 2nd grade.

ACADEMIC

Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, George Fox University
Minor in Inclusive Classroom (Special Education)

COMPETITIONS

2013 Gorilla Takeover – 1st place Scaled Division
2014 Booties in Action – 5th place Rx division
2015 Turkey Trials – 2nd place Rx division

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE?