Co Owner & Coach
Coach and co-owner of The Shop, I grew up in Ellsworth, Maine. I moved to Augusta in 2009. I started doing CrossFit in 2016. I feel in love with the community and the friendships it built. After a few years I wanted to get more involved. Coaching was a great fit for me. Fitness for me is about the people and the connections that are made, so come join our fitness family.
Come meet ME at The Shop!
Sonja grew up in China, Maine. She has been coaching softball for over a decade. She is currently the Pitching coach at Colby College and CMCC. Some of Sonja’s favorite past times are participating in GoRuck events, which she has been doing since 2018. She has completed 5 marathon rucks among many others. She loves spoiling her 3 cats and like most of us, enjoys a great cup of coffee! Sonja believes that CrossFit is a lifestyle to wellness by using our own bodies and minds to fulfill our maximum potential. Being a coach is one of her biggest passions in life. She wants to empower and motivate each person she meets.
I grew up in Mt. Vernon, Maine, am married and have two very active boys. I have been a certified CF Level 1 Coach for 2 years. I started out as a gym member and then was asked to start coaching. I am always seeking out knowledge about new and challenging things, and coaching was just that for me. I am a custom cabinet maker by day, weekend endurance obstacle racer, and CrossFit enthusiast by night. Come meet ME at The Shop!
I was born in Connecticut and have been a Mainer for the past 20 years. I found CrossFit in 2010 and after doing classes for a few months, I knew I wanted to coach others because of how CrossFit had impacted my life – creating a shift in mentality from “how I looked and how much I weighed” to having more strength-based goals. I qualified for and competed at Regionals in 2014. In 2016 I shifted my focus to powerlifting and competed at USAPL Powerlifting Nationals in 2017 and 2018. CrossFit continues to be an integral part of my training program and I have my sights set on being a Figure competitor. I am a girl mom, animal lover, wife, nutrition dork and Clinical Research Coordinator at the VA. I love helping people along their fitness journey from the enthusiastic beginner to the seasoned competitor. Come meet ME at The Shop!