Coaches

Evan Beach – Owner and Head Coach

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Central East Regional Individual Competitor
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate (2015)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (2011)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course (2014)
  • CrossFit Rowing Trainer Course (2017)
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course (2016)
  • USA-Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (2012)
  • Totten Training Systems Advanced Olympic Lifting Certification (2013)
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Certification (2014)
  • CPR/AED Certified (2015)
  • CrossFit Anatomy Certificate (2017)
  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw Certificate (2017)
  • CrossFit Scaling Certificate (2017)
  • CrossFit Judges Course Certificate 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Certificate of Nutrition  – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee  – 2010

Email: evan@crossfitforte.com
Phone: 414-614-6452

 

Katelyn Beach – Owner and Coach


Katelyn attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for International Studies and Political Science. She has her Master of Science in Program and Project Management from Brandeis University.  She is former Miss Madison, WI (2009), and currently works as a Sales Manager in the automotive industry.  She has been CrossFitting since 2011 and enjoys competing.  Katelyn is one of the few CrossFit Level 3 Trainers in the Nashville area.  She is also certified as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Sport Performance coach, Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting coach, and CrossFit Gymnastics coach, and holds the Attitude Nation Weightlifting certificate. When she’s not working, she’s taking care of her awesome baby, Atlas, training and coaching at CrossFit Forte, voraciously reading a novel…or cooking delicious paleo meals.

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate (2015)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate  (2012)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course (2014)
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course (2016)
  • USA-Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (2012)
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Certification (2014)
  • CrossFit Scaling Certificate (2016)
  • CrossFit Judges Course 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • CPR/AED Certified (2015)
  • BirthFit Coach (2018)

Email: katelyn@crossfitforte.com
Phone: 615-856-2454

 

Jake Coleman – Trainer

 

Jake is a Tennessee native and played baseball at Belmont University in Nashville. After college, he bounced around with various fitness pursuits looking for a competitive outlet until he saw the wrecking ball CrossFit Games athletes on ESPN. Though initially drawn to CrossFit as sport, he’s since fallen in love with CrossFit as art of movement and lifelong mastery. 

On top of attending a host of athlete camps and judging the CrossFit Games, Jake’s certifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Competitors Course 
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Course 
  • CPR/AED Certified

Email: Jake@crossfitforte.com
Phone: 901-355-3871

Sarah Richmond – Trainer

 

Sarah, a talented musician and CrossFit enthusiast, began CrossFitting in 2012 with CrossFit Forte.  What originally started as a way for her to lose weight and improve her live performances quickly turned into a love for the “Sport of Fitness”.  She received her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer status in 2013 and looks forward to helping others achieve their goals.  Sarah’s background includes dance as well as Martial Arts where she holds a first degree black belt. When she is not at Forte, you may find her performing around Nashville. Check out her page and upcoming performances here.

Sarah’s favorite artists: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Amos Lee, Adele, India Arie, Marc Broussard

Sarah’s favorite songs to workout to: Hip-hop, hip-hop, and more HIP-HOP!

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate 
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Certificate 
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course
  • CPR/AED Certified

Email: sarahrachelbrown@gmail.com

Josh CarrierTrainer

 

Josh has always been extremely active and received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification in May of 2013.  After getting acquainted with the CrossFit Forte community, Josh joined the Forte staff in February of 2014 and has played a vital role in support of the community and growth of our athletes.  In addition to CrossFit, he still plays soccer and golfs frequently.  

Josh’s favorite part of coaching: seeing folks grow and achieve things they didn’t think they could do.

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate 
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course
  • CPR/AED Certified 

Email: ktmrdr421@gmail.com
Phone: 931-801-8080

 

Larry Redford – Trainer

  • Graduate of Missouri Western University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course
  • CPR Certified

Email: lredford36@gmail.com
Phone: 615-651-9889

I was born in Missouri. I started out pursuing a degree in pharmacy, but soon switched to nursing. I moved to Tennessee in June of 2013, where I started training at Forte. I began CrossFit in 2013 and fell in love with it. I’ve got a strong passion for fitness, health, and wellness. I currently work at the Vanderbilt-Pediatric OR. I love to coach and help people, while also living life to its fullest.

Ross Gentry – Trainer

Ross is finishing up his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Belmont University and has a strong passion to help bridge the gap between therapy and CrossFit. After graduating from Baylor University in Waco, TX with a degree in Health Science (2013) and working as a personal trainer in multiple other fitness settings along with PT clinics, he discovered that CrossFit encompasses everything people need to live and move well in day to day life.  When not doing, coaching, judging, or watching CrossFit, Ross is all about getting outside with his wife, Erin, and doing some backpacking or trail running.

  • CF-L1  – CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA)
  • SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified
  • CES – Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
  • CPR/AED