Name: Taylor Anne Deering
Born: March 4, 1989
University: Northwestern State University
Years in CrossFit: 7
Years Coaching: 7
5 Questions for Coach Taylor:
Q: In 5 years where do you see yourself?
A: I think anyone who knows anything about me knows my passion for moving abroad, specifically Colombia. I have felt pulled to that country ever since I visited in 2015 and I still feel that way every time I visit. I see myself living in Medellin with Pacho, coaching of course and living out my passion to be in a Spanish speaking environment that lights me up. I want the challenge of being uncomfortable in another country, to be honest. Austin will ALWAYS be my home, but maybe we can just open up a Jääkarhu in Colombia (wink wink Jessica and Michael).
Q: What is Jääkarhu to me?
A: Jääkarhu is nothing shy of a miracle. If you are a part of the community you know exactly what I mean. When Jessica brought me over to be her assistant and join the team, I had no idea how many relationships I was about to make over the years, not just relationships but how much my family was about to grow. Jääkarhu is my home, my family and my life. Our community is the best, hands down, no questions asked. The feeling I get when I walk into the gym, see our people's faces being lit up around one another brings me so much gratitude for the space that has been created. I wish I could explain how it feels to a part of the family, but I can't. It’s just something you feel when you’re here.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A: I spend most of my free time with my puppers, Pachito. He loves the water, greenbelt and hiking. I enjoy reading books, specifically Thrillers. Give me a margarita in the sunshine on some water and I’ll be fine. And of course, get me anywhere In Central/South America and I'm a happy girl!
Q: What would your last meal on earth be?
A: Chips and Salsa (#texan) & 2 prickly pear margs with salt to start me off. Entree: Grilled Salmon from ATX cocina, fried brussel sprouts from Fresas, coconut scented rice from Loro, Honey and Sage Sweet potato fries from hopdoddy and finally, a sprinkled donut from Wheatsville co-op.