Our Team

Steve Weiland
Head Coach & Owner
  • US Marine
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certified
  • CrossFit Mobility Certified
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
  • Obtaining Taekwondo first degree black belt
Steve was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009 after searching the
internet for videos of kipping pull-ups. He was immediately attracted
to the variety of movement in the workouts and decided to begin
coaching in 2010 after getting his first trainer certification. Since
then, he has worked with hundreds of athletes to surpass their fitness
goals of gaining strength, losing weight and increasing flexibility.With a background in the US Marine Corps, as well as more than a dozen
years as a software engineer, Steve has enjoyed staying active over
the years in a variety of fitness activities, including several marathons,
cycling events and hiking both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest
Trails. Steve is committed to ensuring members perform movements in a
safe manner, while still benefiting from a great workout. When he is
not training at CFSWP, Steve enjoys spending time with his family.

Shannon Weiland
Coach Assistant, Membership Services & Event Manager

Lifelong fitness enthusiast, Shannon has participated in many local sporting events including more than 30 cycling events such as: Cycle Oregon, STP, Portland Century, as well as the 2006 Portland Marathon. A Portland local, Shannon grew up in the area, then attended PCC and spent 12 years in the IT industry as a recruiter/account manager. After being introduced to CrossFit 3.5 years ago by her husband, Shannon quickly fell in love with the fitness regime which has taken her body fat down to 10%! Shannon received her Powerlifting certification, she plans on obtaining more specialty certifications in 2013 & 2014. When she’s not at the gym, Shannon enjoys spending time with her two sons.


Coach Troy Stange
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certified
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Black Belt in Principles of Engagement
  • 3rd place finisher in 2013 CrossFit Open -Masters, NW region and 28th in the World.
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Jennifer Kline

  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
While growing up in Pennsylvania, Jen competed in team and recreational sports from a young age. After a few friends recommended she try a CrossFit workout three years ago, and was hooked. Since moving to the Portland area in 2012, Jen has been training at CrossFit SW Portland five days a week, which has enabled her to be stronger than she ever thought possible. She loves encouraging her gym community to push themselves to finish every workout, without compromising form.

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Chris Herndon is no stranger to fitness, you may have worked out with this fire-breather at 6am or in an evening class. Chris is Level 1 certified, has coached CrossFit classes at CrossFit Excellence and has many years of personal training experience. Chris is also currently obtaining his MBA from PSU. Welcome Chris H to the CFSWP team.

Assistant coaches:

Patrick McKinney:


Cecilia Baker:


Darren Acoba:


Michael Cruz:


Are you hiring? I want to work for you.
We hire from within usually and look for dedicated, talented and self-motivated individuals. A back ground in CrossFit, Physical Education or Exercise Science is desired.
Contact: info@crossfitswportland.com for considerations.