Jesse is a US Navy combat veteran, who served from 2002 to 2008 as a Corpsman with the US Marine Corps infantry. This is where he was originally exposed to CrossFit and his love for it began. Jesse began coaching CrossFit in 2009 and opened Animas CrossFit with his wife, Stephanie in the spring of 2010. He was born and raised in Farmington and currently works full time as a professional firefighter and is a member of the Farmington SWAT Team as a medic.
A Massachusetts native, Stephanie has worked in Farmington and lived in the Four Corners area since 2003. She attended the University of Hartford, graduating with her degree in physical therapy in 2002. She was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009 by her husband, Jesse Hickey. Stephanie has been a practicing physical therapist for 14 years, with specialities in orthopedics, manual therapy, and dance.
Anna was introduced to CrossFit by her brother, Jesse Hickey in 2010. Anna has competed in 2 Strongman competitions, placing 1st and 2nd place. She is also a full time registered nurse and has been for 10 years. Anna feels privileged to be a coach at Animas CrossFit and hopes to continue getting stronger and continue teaching others to do the same thing!
Chris spent many years as a marathon runner, running over 20 marathons, and a few triathalons. She also spent 25 years as a Group Exercise Instructor, teaching everything from kickboxing to step aerobics.
Jacob was introduced to CrossFit by Jesse Hickey in 2012. He is also a full time professional firefighter and a member of the Farmington SWAT Team as a medic.
Janae was first exposed to CrossFit in 2011. She is also a licensed physical therapy assistant and has been practicing since 2010.
Donna graduated from the University of North Texas with a Masters Degree in Education. She holds a Texas and New Mexico Teaching license with an endorsement in Physical Education and has 30 years experience teaching kids. She was first exposed to CrossFit in 2012.
Kevin was born and raised in a small town in central Wisconsin. As a certified diesel technician, he has lived and worked in Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington and New Mexico. Kevin first tried Crossfit in September 2013 and was immediately hooked. Kevin also enjoys softball, golf and mountain biking.