Rock Climbing & CrossFit Coaches
Will Gordon comes from an athletic and business background. After playing nearly every sport imaginable while growing up, he settled into swimming, earning a scholarship to Penn State University. After his NCAA career, he began careers in both management and CrossFit. Will has been doing CrossFit for well over 10 years now and has been coaching even longer (not all in CF). He loves developing athletes and helping people smash their goals. When not in the gym (he basically lives in the gym), he can most likely be found chasing his kids around, acting as a mad scientist writing programming to make everyone fit and ripped, and generally clowning off. Will holds CF-L1 and Olympic Lifting certifications and firmly believes that you can’t build muscle with a shirt on.
Anne Delbovo was a collegiate pole vaulter and earned her degree in Nursing. After college, she continued her athletic career through CrossFit, where she learned of her love for both coaching and programming. When not in the gym, you can find Anne and her husband Scott exploring Denver’s food scene. Anne holds CF-L1 and Olympic Lifting certifications.
With a less conventional background, Matt Lloyd has thrived in the most real of alpine situations throughout his life, and has developed an itch for sharing his secrets of functional fitness with others. Not only fitness of the body, but the mind as well. In Matt’s 20 years of climbing he has red-pointed 5.14, climbed big walls in Patagonia, and summited technical alpine peaks around the world. These experiences over a lifetime have taught him the lessons he shares in his classes which can be described as part fitness and part mental toughness. Matt holds a CF-L2 and is a certified USAW Sports Performance Coach.
Jamie Gatchalian began climbing in college after a deep involvement with competitive soccer while growing up. After working through a brutal shoulder injury years ago, he has come back stronger than ever, sending 5.14a and V9 since his injury. Jamie has been coaching both youth and adult climbing technique, strength, and fitness for years and is excited to bring his passion for climbing, training, and suffering to Mountain Strong. Along with being a USA Climbing L1 Routesetter, Jamie has been skiing since the 1980’s, and exclusively in the backcountry for nearly a decade. When not climbing, setting, or coaching, Jamie has been known to do some mountain ascents just to snag an amazing ski decent.
Christian Paul is a whirlwind of positive energy and psych. He has CF-L1 from CrossFit and a personal training Cert. He has had years of experience in lifting and competing in CrossFit. Christian particularly enjoys strength training and working on gymnastics skills. Outside of the gym, he climbs frequently and is a bartender for a local watering hole – The Occidental.
Anne was led to Denver with a desire to become mountain strong and keep teaching vulnerability, communication, and grit through fitness. Being deaf her whole life, fitness is her way of maintaining mental toughness, self-love and relentlessness — and she hopes inspire others to find value in their own challenge while getting stronger mentally and physically. CrossFit is just one of the many tools she deploys!
Over the last 5 years she’s trained for American Ninja Warrior, obstacle course races, lifting competitions and now focuses on functional fitness that keep her ready for mountain biking, skiing, and anything (almost) else you dare her to try.
Outside of coaching, she’s testing plant-based recipes to even out her dedication to living the burrito life, juggling 3 books, studying nutrition, and scheming the next adventure with a craft IPA in hand.