Coaches

Preston Soechting (Owner/Coach)
Preston Soechting (Owner/Coach) CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (September 2010)
CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (January 2021)



2011 CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
2011 Starting Strength Training Camp Attendee



Military Experience:
U.S. Army Captain

4 Years Active Duty Service (October 2006 - March 2011)



Education:
Freed-Hardeman University (May 2006)
B.A., Business Administration



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Individual Competitor (2012, 2013)
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2014)
CrossFit Semifinal Team Competitor Mid Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (9th)


Preston has been CrossFitting since July 2010. Prior to CrossFit, his strength and conditioning background came from training for the ARMY. Preston has competed in several sprint triathlons, half marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks, U.S. Army Best Sapper Competition, and local CrossFit competitions.
Dustin Soechting (Owner/Coach)
Dustin Soechting (Owner/Coach) CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (September 2010)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (December 2020)



Military Experience:
U.S. Army Captain
7 Years Active Duty Service (October 2006 - June 2013)
Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran



Education:
Freed-Hardeman University (May 2002)
B.A, Business Administration

Samford University (May 2006)
Masters of Business Administration


The Cumberland School of Law (May 2006)
J.D. 



Dustin found CrossFit while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and has participated ever since. Prior to CrossFit his strength and conditioning consisted primarily of Army physical training, Army Combatives, and traditional bodybuilding style weight training.

Rebecca Lipsey
Rebecca Lipsey CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (December 2012)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (June 2017)



Education:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor's in Child and Family Studies (December 2007)

Lipscomb University
Masters of Education with a Mathematics Speciality (December 2012)



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2013)

TN Record Holder for Snatch Clean & Jerk and Total


Rebecca has been CrossFitting since June 2011.  She is a USAW member and has competed in several competitions, even qualifying for USAW Regionals in 2015.  She has competed in the CrossFit Open since 2012 and many local CrossFit competitions. One of her proudest moments is being able to compete on the Crossfit Nashville Central East Regional team in 2013.  Rebecca also enjoys participating in intramural sports through the Nashville Sports League including flag football and kickball.
Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (November 2012)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (June 2017)


Education:

Abilene Christian University
B.S., Psychology (May 2008)

University of Alabama
Ed.S, School Psychology (May 2010)



Competition Experience:
CrossFit Central East Regional Team Competitor (2013)


Melanie has been crossfitting since August 2011. She played competitive youth softball for 10 years before playing 2 years at Abilene Christian. After softball and prior to CrossFit, Melanie's attempts at strength and conditioning training consisted of running, intramural sports, and rec center exercise machines.

John Barron
John Barron CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (May 2015)


Education:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2011)
B.S., Communication


John has been crossfitting since 2011. Prior to Crossfit his strength and conditioning came from traditional weight training and growing up playing sports. Over the years he has competed in several CrossFit competitions, run a half marathon, and continued to play rec league sports for fun.
Matthew Andreatta
Matthew Andreatta CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (February 2016)


Education:
University of California, Davis (May 2007)
B.S., Biotechnology

Purdue University (May 2011)
UM.S., Plant Genetics

Purdue University (May 2013)
Ph.D., Evolutionary Genetics


Matthew has been CrossFitting since July 2012. Prior to CrossFit, he ran varsity cross-country/track, trained for half marathons, played soccer, and trained acrobatics in capoeira. Matthew has competed in multiple CrossFit competitions and intramural sports through the Nashville Sports League.

 

Zoey Miller
Zoey Miller Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (March 2016)


Education:

High Point University (May 2015)
B.A. Communication
B.S.B.A. Business Administration



Zoey has been CrossFitting since November 2013.  Prior to CrossFit, she was a Division 1 Athlete in Track and Field. 

She competed in the Heptathlon and Javelin Throw, which provided the foundation for her strength and conditioning

background. Over the years, she has competed in multiple CrossFit competitions, run several Tough Mudder races and

participates in Recreation League sports for fun.

Katie Giglio
Katie Giglio
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (August 2017)
CrossFit Kids Specialty Course (August 2017)


Education:
University of Florida (May 2011)
B.HS., Communicative Disorders

University of Tennessee (May 2013)
M.S., Speech-Language Pathology


Katie has been CrossFitting since March 2013.  Prior to CrossFit, she did competitive cheerleading, ran cross country and track, and swam.  Katie has competed in multiple individual and team CrossFit competitions in the Middle Tennessee Area.
Jeremy Broom
Jeremy Broom CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (September 2017)

Education:
University of Alabama (December 2010)
B.S., Financial Planning


Jeremy has been CrossFitting since 2009. Prior to CrossFit, he played football, baseball and ran the 100/200. Jeremy has competed in multiple local CrossFit competitions and intramural sports through the Nashville Sports League.
Jessica Tiano
Jessica Tiano CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (May 2019)


Education:

Belmont University
B.S., Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning (May 2018)

M.S, Sports Administration (May 2020)


Jessica has been CrossFitting since 2014. Prior to CrossFit she was a competitive gymnast for 8 years. She has competed in a few team competitions over the years.
Cristina Jacobson
Cristina Jacobson CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (August 2018)


Education:

Xavier University 
B.S., Psychology (May 2014)

Libscomb University
M.S, Psychology (May 2016)


Cristina has been CrossFitting since December 2015. Prior to CrossFit, she played a variety of sports such as tennis, soccer, and ran track. She has competed in a few team and individual competitions and could definitely beat you in 'The Office' trivia.

Sarah Sepanski
Sarah Sepanski CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (October 2019)


Education:

University of Dayton
B.S., Business Administration, Finance and Economics (2018)

Lipscomb University
M.Ed (2019)


Sarah has been CrossFitting since June of 2018. Prior to CrossFit, she has competed in sports such as gymnastics, volleyball, and track & field.
She was a Heptathlete at the University of Dayton.
Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (January 2019)


Education:

Lipscomb University
B.S., Fitness & Sports Studies (May 2020)



Mike has been CrossFitting since April 2016. His athletic background consists of football, Karate, wrestling, baseball and track. After completing his senior season of football he was searching for a competitive outlet and found CrossFit Nashville not long after.
Rick Moore
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer (January 2019)


Education:

North Carolina State University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (December 2014)



Rick has been CrossFitting since August 2017. Before CrossFit he played football and swam in high school and played rec sports in college.

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