OUR coaches

Michael Hadley


Michael has been involved in CrossFit since 2011. He discovered his love for it during his final year of college at the University of Louisville, where he obtained his degree in Exercise Science. He was drawn to CrossFit by the intensity and difficulty of it, and the constant pursuit of mastery in so many facets of sport and fitness. It's ability to change people's lives, however, has kept him involved all these years.

Michael has spent the past seven years honing his skills as a CrossFit trainer, and is ready to bring his knowledge and experience to the community. He will be making our tribe stronger and more fit through his own programming for Butchertown CrossFit.

Bill Mayo


Bill is a 7-time Collegiate National Champion with the University of Louisville and Morehead State University cheerleading programs. Bill has also won three All-Star World Championships as an athlete and coach, and was a member of the gold-medal winning team USA Co-Ed team in 2009. Since his cheerleading days, Bill has found that competitive drive and personal motivation in CrossFit, and loves finding new physical limits.

In the 8 years that been involved in CrossFit, he has learned a great deal about who he is. He brings a vast array of coaching abilities and prior athletic experiences to the Butchertown CrossFit team.

Ryan Danner


After being introduced to CrossFit in 2012, Ryan was immediately hooked on the sport. Having played Division II basketball at Bellarmine University, she was immediately drawn to the intensity, competition and dedication CrossFit offered.

Katie Blieden


Katie has been involved in CrossFit since 2008. Growing up, Katie was a competitive gymnast. After retiring from gymnastics, she instantly found and fell in love with competitive cheerleading. This passion led her to cheer in college with the National Champion University of Louisville Co-Ed squad. During and after college, Katie coached many competitive gymnastics and cheerleading teams.

During the day, Katie works for Jefferson County Public Schools as an Assistant Principal. She is eager to bring her love of teaching and learning to the Butchertown CrossFit team!

Jonathan Hobbs


Jonathan was introduced to CrossFit in the summer of 2018. He has a background in collegiate cycling, triathlons and powerlifting. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program and has been a licensed physical therapist for six years. As a physical therapist, Jonathan has worked with patients with a wide variety of mobility and skill levels and and has found a passion for helping athletes of all levels return to sport and activity.

He has held certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), and is very excited to combine his background as a physical therapist with the training methodologies of CrossFit.

Stevi Hood


Stevi has long had a drive for fitness and competition, playing sports growing up, and finding Rugby in college Stevi took to the gym and the classroom to learn all she could about Strength and Conditioning. Graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, with an emphasis in Health and Fitness from the University of South Carolina she worked with Carolina's Sports Performance program assisting with multiple teams in their weight room training and athlete conditioning.

After moving to Louisville she worked as a Personal Trainer at commercial gyms and led small group classes. Joining Butchertown CrossFit as a member in early 2019 and falling in love with the programming, facility and community she tested for her CF L1 in Jan. 2020. Stevi is always excited to train others, help individuals meet their goals and work hard to get better.

Alexa May

CFL2 PN1, CrossFit Gymnastics Certified, Bachelors of Science Health and Human Performance

Alexa was introduced to CrossFit in 2013 while cheering and pursing her degree at the University of Louisville. Upon graduation Alexa started coaching CrossFit Full Time in 2017. Through her years Alexa has dabbled in many Local and National and online CrossFit competitions, coaching clients from the age of 5-65+, coaching a CrossFit kids program, obtaining her Nutrition Certification and is now also coaching nutrition clients Remotely. Alexa specializes in weightlifting and gymnastics and loves helping people become the strongest, healthiest and happiest version of themselves.

Will Meza


Will became involved in CrossFit in 2013. Before doing CrossFit, he played collegiate level soccer at NAIA division St. Catherine College. Will was introduced to CrossFit by a friend and quickly fell in love with it. He loved how competitive, intense and humbling a simple workout felt. Will's natural desire to help people is the reason he chose to become a firefighter and became involved in coaching. He loves being part of a community that helps build strong, confident athletes from all walks of life.

Adam Ennis


Adam was introduced to CrossFit by his weightlifting coach in 2016 and thought it was crazy. He would pop in and out of different gyms but it wasn't until he landed at Butchertown that he realized how much he really enjoyed CrossFit. Starting out as a client in 2019, Adam began working to shed some very unwanted pounds and to improve his overall fitness. Adam obtained his Level 1 in January 2021 and quickly found a passion for coaching. Adam enjoys Olympic lifting, personal improvement, crushing goals, and helping members get better everyday. More than anything, he likes to have fun!

Tisha Chavez


Tisha was introduced to CrossFit when she moved to Louisville in 2018. She was first drawn to CrossFit because it allowed her to incorporate her background in competitive gymnastics into her fitness routine. She fell in love with the intensity, competitive atmosphere, and amazing community that CrossFit offers. As a registered nurse, she is passionate about helping others better their health and quality of life and is excited to be a part of the BTCF team!

Brendan Snyder


Brendan originally got into CrossFit as a means of off season training during his college rugby career. It then stuck around as he graduated as a means to say fit and fuel his competitive side.
He got into coaching because he likes to see people surprise themselves with what they are capable of - from stepping up on a box for the first time, to qualifying for the games.

Random Fitness Fact: His favorite benchmark workout is King Kong

Jeremy Dornbusch


Jeremy has been active with CrossFit since 2005, captivated with the arduous workouts that build camaraderie through fitness. Throughout his career as an athlete in soccer and a leader in the military, CrossFit has allowed Jeremy to maintain and elevate both his physical and mental health.

A few of Jeremy’s athletic accomplishments include winning Gold and Silver Medals with the All-Army Soccer Team, representing the USA Military World Cup and Olympic Teams. Jeremy also played collegiate and professional soccer in the United States and Norway and successfully competed in the Best Warrior and Squat Competitions in the Army, placing first and second place respectively.
Jeremy has a passion for coaching others and has over a decade of experience with personal training and nutrition planning for a variety of individuals across all ages and walks of life. Jeremy’s passion is to motivate others to accomplish and exceed the goals they set for themselves.

Greg Johnston


Greg first discovered CrossFit at the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Georgia while attending advanced training in 2012. He was instantly hooked on the physical challenges and camaraderie of the group classes. He recognized the value of the training by how it improved his fitness, job performance, and quality of life.

Greg went on to attain his Level 1 and Level 2 instructor certificates to enhance his knowledge and skills for his own performance, but started helping others on theirs. As a long time firearms, use-of-force, field training, TASER, and tactics instructor; Greg found coaching and evaluating others in movement and providing feedback were transferable skills.

Greg retired from federal service in 2021 after serving 27 years. He now works full time as a commercial property manager but can be found exercising and coaching during the morning hours at the gym.

Blake Buckman


Blake was introduced to CrossFit in 2016. After playing college basketball, working out became mundane and just not quite as fun. Once Blake started CrossFit he was immediately hooked. The competitiveness, the challenge, the constant variation, and community kept him coming back. Blake thoroughly enjoys gymnastic movements and is always growing and trying to better himself in barbell movements. He loves getting new people involved and watching their health and fitness improve their quality of life.

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