Who We Are

We proudly opened our doors in February of 2012 excited to build a community of like-minded individuals who share a love for health and wellness. Age should be just a number, we want to keep our quality of life rolling…it’s all about the journey and we want that journey to be fun and active as long as possible! In the last 9 and a half years our experienced coaches and fun hard-working athletes have done just that!

We believe in being supportive, inclusive,having fun and meeting our athletes where they are at. Not everyone has the same goals or is motivated by the same thing but fitness is something we can all find joy in. We want to continue to grow our community and continue helping each athlete find their own success finding happiness in their lifelong fitness journey. Being strong on your own is great, but we think we are even stronger as a team. We are all here to motivate and support each other no matter what, everyone who walks through our doors will be welcome!

Meet the coaches

Coach-Owner Alex

Alex is the owner and coach at MTCF. She didn’t come from sports, but found CrossFit 11 years ago and fell in love with its diversity and functionality, as well as its culture. She opened Mt. Tabor CrossFit almost 10 years ago to help inspire and guide those looking to pursue their fitness goals in a supportive and knowledgeable environment. Alex is CrossFit Certified: Levels 1 & 2, Gymnastics, Kids CrossFit, Mobility, and she’s a Catalyst Olympic Lifting attendee.

Alyson Grunsky

Alyson Grunsky

Alyson is originally from Bakersfield CA and made the move to Portland almost 2 years ago. CrossFit has been part of Alyson’s life for 10 years! She is super stoked to part of the MTCF team as a L-1 trainer and looks forward to helping the awesome members of our community on their fitness journeys. When she is not at the gym she can be found out snapping pictures or enjoying nature.

Nate Whitcomb

Nathan Whitcomb

Nate started his CrossFit journey in 2014 as an athlete, automatically falling in love with the sport and community aspect of CrossFit. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Public Health, and uses that knowledge, along with his CrossFit L1 certification, to educate athletes to live better mental and physical lives! His goal has always been to make people smile, and coaching helps him achieve that!!

Adam Bleeker

Coach Adam

Adam has been coaching CrossFit for seven years and has pursued coaching to become CrossFit Certified Levels 1 and 2. He has a love of all things athletic and when not cheering on athletes at Mt. Tabor he can be found pursuing rock climbing, football, martial arts, bodybuilding, and any other new way to push his body to the limit. Adam believes in body positivity and personal growth and loves CrossFit specifically because each workout can be transformational when an athlete finds the fire inside themselves to be better than they were before. After coaching at several gyms in the area, Adam has found a true community and home at Mt. Tabor.

Chris Ray

Coach Chris

Coach Chris came to MTCF as an athlete in 2014 and fell in love with it! Besides being a lifelong gym rat, Chris loves hiking, skiing, kayaking and finding good happy hour food! She loves the opportunity to continue growing as a coach and athletes and to pass along all the great coaching she’s received over the years. She also enjoys getting to know each athlete at the gym by name and sharing the MTCF love.

Zandr Diaz

Hello…Zandr here. I am so excited to join and be a part of your amazing community and I can not wait to meet each one of you. I am originally from California. It was 3 years ago that my partner and I along with our 3 huskies moved to the beautiful state of Oregon. While in Salem, I was introduced to CrossFit by a friend and I instantly fell in love with the sport that soon turned into my passion. A passion that drastically changed my life! Growing up I was a competitive gymnast and in later years I coached boys gymnastics, so when I learned CrossFit also included an aspect of gymnastics it thrilled me to know I could still swing from a bar. Knowing CrossFit met all my dreams and aspirations I learned more about it. In the last 3 years I focused on studying and learning all the facets of CrossFit, took several courses for coaching and development; as well as, shadowed some top coaches in the industry. This all led to me obtaining my L1 certificate and I’m well on my way to getting my L2 soon….woohoo!! If you are looking to reach your fitness goals and build some great connections, come join me for Tuesday evenings classes.

Montana Powell

My name is Montana Powell but y’all can call me T! I’ve been playing soccer my entire life and have always loved the team and group aspect of it. After getting injured in college I found CrossFit and have been doing it ever since. I love some good energy and always up for a killer WOD or heavy lift!