California-grown athlete, coach, and business owner.
Ingrid grew up playing nearly every sport offered to girls in Sacramento, California, was a two-time All-American Pole Vaulter at UCLA and graduating with a degree in Sociology in 2008. She worked in the Athletic Department learning the ropes of Intercollegiate Recruiting regulations before moving to Texas.
Her career in the fitness industry began with an internship at CrossFit Los Angeles—one of the first CrossFit gyms ever established in 2009. Her passion for changing lives through fitness, led her to pursue a Masters Degree in Sport Management, in order to advance her skill set within the Sport and Fitness industry.
Ingrid’s dedication to physical performance would be tested in 2010 when she became ill with a heart valve infection just weeks after winning a major Southern California CrossFit event. After her heart surgery, she returned to training her fitness and finished in the top-10 at the same competition held in the South Central regional the very next year.
She began coaching in the fitness industry in 2011. She has been dedicated to the improvement of quality of life for her clients, just as she saw the benefits of fitness in her own health. She enjoys seeing her clients progress in their training, building skills and strength, while working to achieve their personal goals.
Ingrid is Operations Officer at CrossFit Jaakarhu, tackling tasks from glorified janitorial duties to tracking enrollment and payroll services. She is also a member of the Proven Events team, partnering with Laurie Gotcher on logistics management.
She is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and has CrossFit Certifications in Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, Defense, and Striking. She holds personal training insurance as well as CPR and AED Certifications.
Ingrid continues to excel as a professional athlete by participating in fitness competitions, recently qualifying for the 2014 CrossFit Games with an Affiliate Team. In 2014 she won the inaugural Grid League Championship as a member of the DC Brawlers.