COACHES

Pete Taylor

Owner/CrossFit Coach

Bio:

Coach Pete is from North Olmsted, OH and was a member of the varsity football and basketball programs where he was a standout in football. As the quarterback and captain, he lead the North Olmsted Eagles to their school’s first playoff berth in 2005. After graduating from North Olmsted High school he continued his education and athletic career at Baldwin Wallace University where he earned his degree in Exercise Science as well as being a 3-year starter at cornerback/return specialist for the Yellow Jackets. Upon graduating, he immediately began working with local gyms as a personal trainer and continued training clients for 5 years up until opening CrossFit Roaster Barbell on October 1st, 2015.

When Coach Pete is not wrapped up in the gym he has some other interests which include designing and building with wood, painting, reading, Seinfeld, cooking, and his German Shepherd Kilo who can be found at the gym on occasion.

 

 

Education:

North Olmsted High School Grad 2006

Baldwin Wallace University Grad 2010

Credentials:

BA Exercise Science, Minor in Athletic Coaching

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (February 2019)

Fitness Experience:

Strength and Conditioning Professional since 2010

CrossFitter since 2012

2013 CrossFit Open – 353 central east region

2014 CrossFit Open – 249 central east region

2015 CrossFit Open – 96 central east region

2016 CrossFit Open – 89 central east region

2017 CrossFit Open – 82 central east region

2015 Wodapalooza Team Athlete

2016 Wodapalooza Individual Athlete

2017 Wodapalooza Individual Athlete

Kasey Reis

CrossFit Coach / BURN! Coach

Kasey was born in Alabama, raised in Georgia, and is now residing in Fairview Park, Ohio with her husband Michael, and four children Mason, Michael Don, Lucille, and Johnwesley, as well as their two dogs Moses, and Sir. Coach Kasey Grew up playing high school softball around the country leading her summer team to 6 national championships and being inducted into the USSSA team hall of fame. As a 4 year varsity letter winner for Roswell High school she was able to be a part of 4 state championship runs, 3 district titles, and 2 all- state and All American awards. After High school she received a full scholarship to play softball at the University of Alabama, and finished up her career at Mississippi State University with All SEC awards, SEC scholastic scholar awards and a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management. After college Kasey was drafted to play professional softball in the NPF for the Akron Racers, and was selected 3 times as a top 60 invitational athlete for the USA national and Olympic tryouts. Upon retiring from the NPF, she began coaching high school athletes and found a new sport and community in CrossFit. CrossFit has since been a part of her life as an athlete, and the last two years as a CrossFit Coach at Roaster Barbell. She has been a member of CrossFit Roaster Barbell since Day 1, October 1st, 2015.

When Coach Kasey is not at Roaster Barbell she and her husband pastor a local church in North Olmsted, and enjoy spending time at church, with family, watching their children play sports.

 

 

Jeff Swislocki

CrossFit Coach

Coach Jeff is an Olmsted Falls Class of 2002 graduate.  He played multiple sports growing up but fell in love with running in his late teens/early 20s.  He has been part of the fitness industry for many years since becoming a ISSA certified personal trainer in 2006.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2009 and served until December 5th, 2016.  He did his first CrossFit workout on a dare from his friend in November of 2011, fell in love with the community atmosphere, and has not looked back since.  After becoming familiar with the methodology he became a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer (CF-L1) in March of 2014.  He has been coaching at CrossFit Roaster Barbell since October of 2018.  

When Coach Jeff isn’t seen working out or coaching classes he spends his time growing his event planning business and directing his local not-for-profit, Olmsted Spirit.  He loves helping out others any way he can and loves being surrounded by the driven and inspiring community here at CrossFit Roaster Barbell.