meet our coaches


Owner, Head Coach

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  • ACE Personal Training Certification, 2010

  • ACE Small Group Course, 2011

  • ACE Sports and Performance Training Course, 2011

  • KFit Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Certified, 2011

  • TRX Level 1 Trained, 2011

  • CrossFit Level 1, 2013

  • CrossFit Weightlifting Course, 2014

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Course, 2014

  • CrossFit Kids Course, 2014

  • CrossFit Level 2, 2015

  • CrossFit Scaling Course, 2016

  • CrossFit Anatomy Course, 2016

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Carrie is an active wife of 20 years to David and mom of 4 teenagers Alyssa, Elijah, Micah and Alaina. Her oldest son Jonathon is currently stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado. Carrie enjoys photography and DYI projects outside of CrossFit.

Carrie started getting into fitness in her early 20’s, and she began her career in Fitness shortly after helping a friend shed 80+ LBS in 2009. She was so inspired she became an Ace Certified Personal Trainer in 2010.

Finding CrossFit in 2013, she took a leap and purchased Sumner CrossFit! Six Years, and 5 walls down later SCF is thriving with a strong Community.

Fitness became a personal passion for Carrie and as a Trainer and Coach she loves being apart of so many of her members fitness journeys.

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but by building the new” socrates

Sumner CrossFit COACHES

Michael abgarian





  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Olympic lifting

  • USAW Level 1

  • Ederton Olympic Lifting Seminar

  • OPEX Program Design

  • OPEX Assessment

  • 2x Individual Regional Competitor (2011-2012)

  • 5x CrossFit Games team athlete (2013-2017)

Outside the Box

Brand new to the pacific Northwest. Always been very active my whole life.  Have been a life long wrestler and soccer player. After College became a PE teacher and Head Varsity wrestling coach in Charlotte NC.  A couple teachers told me to try CrossFit, did the workout Helen, violently threw up, took me about 14 minutes and never looked back. Owned CrossFit 610, CrossFit King Of Island Park, and then took a full time job as the Head Coach of Reebok Back Bay and CrossFit Fenway. Love spending time with my family, and friends. Love fishing, and exploring this beautiful state!

Travis Braddock


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  • Crossfit Level 1, 2015

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Happily married with 3 sons. Travis has always been active and loves serving others. Retired Navy, he continues to serve his community as a Kirkland Fire Fighter and coaches high school water polo as well. Travis is one of our early morning 5am coaches. Always having a pleasant and motivating attitude, he constantly helps others and works hard at everything he does.






  • CrossFit Level 1, 2014

  • CrossFit Striking, 2015

  • CrossFit Gymnastics, 2016

Outside the Box

Abe is a super upbeat, fun loving, and knowledgeable coach. He helps lead our CrossFit Foundations Classes and is always there to help out. An amazing athlete and great friend, always keeps the mood light and fun.



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  • CF LEVEL 1 2016

Outside the Box

Dan joined SCF with his girlfriend Emily back in August of 2018. Dan rotates between AM and PM class times.

Dan found CrossFit while serving in the Coast Guard, and he began training in his garage for several years before joining CrossFit Davis, in Davis CA. In 2016 Dan joined CrossFit Burien, in Burien WA, where he began coaching shortly after joining. Dan enjoys CrossFit, hiking, mountain biking, golfing and spending time with Emily, their 3 Dogs and his family in his free time.

Dan Johnston



  • CrossFit Level 1, 2014

Outside the Box

Dan’s interest in fitness began early in life.  At a young age he was involved in a variety of sports, and began exercising and weightlifting to stay in shape in-between seasons.  Dan found CrossFit when he started his career as a Firefighter during one of the mandatory “PT” sessions as a new recruit.  He has been hooked ever since.  Dan is happily married to his wife Jess and has two little boys, Easton 4 years old and Braxton 2 years old and dog Harley. 

Ashley procter


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  • CF LEVEL 1

  • 2013 CF LEVEL 2 2017

  • CF KIDS 2016

  • CF MASTERS 2017 |


Outside the Box

Ashley and her husband Casey joined SCF with their twin daughters in September 2018. She and Casey rotate between AM and PM CrossFit Classes.

Ashley has been involved in fitness since childhood when she began playing recreational soccer. She has always had a love for helping others and celebrating in their successes.

Ashley found CrossFit about 9 years ago with her husband Casey and enjoys the challenge CrossFit gives her both mentally and physically.

Outside of CrossFit Ashley found a love for running and has ran multiple half marathons and a full marathon.

When not at the gym Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and twin girls or hanging out in the sun.



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  • CrossFit Level 1, 2014

  • BA: Education, Whitworth University

  • Masters Degree: Fuller Theological Seminary

Outside the Box

Rob loves people and is passionate about fitness, which is why he enjoys CrossFit. After his college playing days ended, he discovered CrossFit and has never looked back. Rob is passionate about people and enjoys helping them experience joy and fullness of life. He has dedicated his life to serving and helping people grow and discover their true self. He will motivate you and push you past your limits so you can get the most out of your life and your fitness! Rob lives on Lake Tapps with his wife, Lisa and their four beautiful kids.



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  • Level 1, 2016


When not CrossFit-ing, Graeme enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. He also plays bagpipes with the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band (, participating in competitions, parades, and shows. He loves learning about all disciplines in CrossFit and striving for continuous improvement. Before he found CrossFit in 2013, Graeme was an avid runner, completing many 10ks, half marathons, a handful of marathons, and a 50k. He still enjoys running, but mainly Spartan, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash races with his wife.

David Paulson


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  • Level 1, 2017

  • Masters Degree: Sports Business, University of Oregon

  • Financial Advisor, Northwest Mutual


David has been into athletics his entire life and grew up playing every sport possible. David starting lifting weights in high school to help him improve as an athlete for football, basketball, baseball and track.

In college he played tight end for the University of Oregon and was drafted to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. He played for the Steelers from 2012-2014 and then the San Diego Chargers from 2014-2015.

After his NFL career, David tried Crossfit upon hearing so many good things about it from his wife Coach Gina. David loves the competitive aspect of Crossfit and how there is always something new and challenging to learn. He wants to help others live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their fitness goals.

Gina Paulson


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  • Crossfit Level 2, 2018

  • CrossFit Level 1, 2013

  • CrossFit Gymnastics 2016

  • BS: Business, BS: Digital Art, University of Oregon

Outside the Box 

Gina is a energetic and dedicated CrossFit athlete. Gina started CrossFit in 2011 while attending the University of Oregon and fell in love with how it challenged her. After college she moved to Pittsburgh and started doing CrossFit competitions in 2013. She is so excited to be back with Sumner CrossFit and hopes to encourage athletes to reach their fitness goals. She loves coffee, her cat, Prim, and tacos. Outside of the gym, Gina is a wedding photographer, designer.

Mel Stoehr


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  • CrossFit Level 1, 2017

  • BA in Sports Management & Marketing

  • Masters in Teaching

Outside the Box 

Mel grew up playing sports but found her in love in softball and played at Marshall University.

She was hesitant to join CrossFit when one of her former teammates encouraged her to try it. When she finally tried CrossFit , she was hooked wishing she had started sooner!

She’s usually happy if she has a barbell ]in her hands, but her favorite part of CrossFit is the Community and development that comes from challenging yourself everyday.

She enjoys tacos and spending quality time with her family, friends and her fiancé Kramer.

Sally biskovich


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  • Olympic Lifting, Thrush Sports Performance, 2011

  • Whole 9 Foundations of Nutrition, 2011

  • CrossFit Level 1, 2009

  • YogaFit Certification, 2006

  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Specialty Course, 2013

  • CrossFit Kids, 2015

Outside the Box 

Sally has two boys who are competitive wrestlers, and spends much of her time away from the box at wrestling meets.  She is follower of the "Whole 9" lifestyle and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to eating Paleo and how to get your whole family involved. Sally is our 9AM motivator and has a way of pushing you to reach your full potential, with a smile on her face and a positive go with the flow attitude!

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