Coaches

Evan Beach – Owner and Head Coach

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

    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 
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate  
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Football Trainer Course
  • USA-Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Certification
  • CrossFit Scaling Certificate
  • CrossFit Judges Course 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • CPR/AED Certified

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 Weightlifting Course 
  • CPR/AED Certified

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

Bob Larson – Trainer


Bob is a soldier in the United States Army and has been for over 20 years.  He has a background in various martial arts, is a trained Ranger Combatives Instructor, has competed in a dozen Triathlons over the years, and is a former CrossFit hater.  He experienced his first CrossFit WOD summer of 2012 while deployed overseas. When he joined CFF upon his return to the states, he discovered the truth about what CrossFit is and has become a CrossFit enthusiast.  He received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate in August 2013 and looks forward to continue his fitness education in order to bring more variation to his skill set.  When he’s not working or CrossFitting, Bob enjoys long winding roads on his motorcycle, live music, and good company.

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate 
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate 
  • USA-Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Email: bob.larson@ymail.com


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

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.
Ari Schiftan – Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Phone: 615-429-4684