• Jesse Martin (Owner)

    Jesse started to get involved with sports at a young age starting with motocross at age 5, and he began racing by age 7. Jesse also started playing soccer and baseball in Stanwood's youth leagues. He continued with Soccer and motocross all through high school and also found himself snowboarding and wake boarding. In 2008, Jesse found CrossFit after a friend recommended it. He tried it once and was hooked. Having spent the previous three years in "globo" gyms, he had finally found a superior fitness program. In May of 2010, Jesse attended his CrossFit Level 1 certification and began training with Skip and Rhonda Chase at MtBaker CrossFit. After just a month of training, Jesse realized that this was a fantastic work environment and began his journey toward opening his own box.


  • Luke Russell (Owner)

    A fitness enthusiast since birth, Luke has been chasing functional health. He has been skiing, kite boarding, and paddle boarding since he was a lad. Consistently training to be fitter and stronger in the mountains and on the water has been an obsession since his first powder turn. Taking his joy of sport to the air, he has served his country as a Naval Aviator for over a decade, flying the nation's premier fighter aircraft. Luke has shown a commitment to excellence both in the air and on the ground as a graduate of the Navy’s Strike/Fighter Weapons School aka "TOPGUN" and the Navy Postgraduate School (in which he earned his MBA). He was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. His thoughts are this: CrossFit is the evolution of pure fitness... no glitz, no glam...just your body, hard work, and friends.


  • Ian Hudson (Owner)



    A native of Newcastle, Washington, Ian has always enjoyed the great Pacific Northwest.  Ian grew up hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, and swimming as outdoor activities were his passion.  Ian was introduced to CrossFit back in 2008, and he learned quickly that this was the secret to peak fitness while maintaining a busy and active lifestyle.  After a 10-year career flying for the Navy, Ian got his MBA from Duke University and is now a full-time financial advisor in the Seattle area.  Splitting his time between his career in Seattle and his part-time job flying for the US Navy Reserves in Washington, Ian maintains a part-time presence at CrossFit Anacortes.  He is immensely proud of his business partners, Luke Russell, and Jesse Martin, and is thrilled to be a part of the CrossFit community.


  • Samantha "Sam" Petersen (General Manager)



    Dabbling in many different sports but focusing on volleyball, Sam has been involved in athletics since her youth. When she joined her first CrossFit gym in 2008, she was a young mother with 50 pounds of baby weight to lose. She never imagined the impressive CrossFit career ahead of her.

    After her first local competition in 2010, she was hooked. A five-time Northwest Regional qualifier, Sam has advanced twice to the final stage of the CrossFit Games in Carson, CA finishing 39th and 36th in the world in 2011 and 2012 respectively.  With four different CrossFit certifications to her name, her passion for CrossFit extends beyond competition and into training others. She loves not only the sport but also the sense of community and family that CrossFit provides. Her training philosophy is simple: "It takes hard work if you want to be healthy. Fitness doesn't come in a bottle."

    CrossFit Kids
    CrossFit Gymnastics
    CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
    CrossFit Football
    Certified Anatomy of an Athlete
    Brand X Method Kids Cert
    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: Soft Tissue Manual Tool Level 1 Certification (STMT-1)

  • Brooke Crowder (Assistant Manager)


    Brooke has been involved with a variety of sports all of her life. In high school, she was recognized at the all-state level in Nevada for being the most outstanding woman's basketball player her senior year. She attended Utah State where they didn’t have a woman’s basketball program but then she transferred to the University of Utah where she made the women’s basketball team as a junior. She graduated from the U of U with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.
    In 2010, Brooke found CrossFit at a box called Razors Edge CrossFit in Pensacola, FL while her husband was in flight school. It was love at the first Olympic lift. She and her husband, Bart, have built a home gym in their garage in each home that they have lived in during their last twelve years of marriage and constant moving with the Navy.
    After moving to Anacortes and completing their family of four children, Brooke felt it was time to refocus her attention on what she believed was also important: personal health and functional fitness. As the kids have gotten older, Brooke felt she had more time to give to herself and others. She completed her training for CrossFit Level l in November of 2015.

    CrossFit Powerlifting
    TRX Trainer
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
    CrossFit Kids
    AFPA Pre-Post  Natal Fitness Specialist

  • Westin Mackenzie


    Growing up, Westin had an interest in athletics (particularly football, baseball, and basketball) but was always a bit on the heavier side. In high school, he decided to improve his fitness at a local health club and discovered a passion for running. To everyone's surprise, Westin joined track and field and then cross-country, eventually competing at the state championship level. As a junior, he broke the 10-minute 2-mile barrier - an accomplishment that was put to fruition by his dedication and hard work. Not only had his body composition changed but also the way he viewed himself and how he set goals.

    Westin found CrossFit in the winter of 2013. After training almost two years, he decided to get his CrossFit Level 1 certification to share his passion for personal growth and physical improvement and to help to people challenge themselves by pushing past their comfort zones. To him, CrossFit presents an entirely different outlook on fitness. What he loves most is the community, confidence, and perspective it brings to anyone who enters the gym. He strives to be a positive influence both in and outside of the gym.

    CrossFit is more than a workout. It's a philosophy that provides the tools for a healthier body and mind in an atmosphere to help push your limits. At our gym, it's about the guts and glory at every level.

    CF-L1 Coach
    Certified EMT
    Volunteer Firefighter, Mt. Erie Fire Dept. Anacortes, WA
    USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

  • Kendra Kennedy

    Kendra grew up playing a variety of sports before focusing on track, cross-country, and basketball in high school.  She played one year of college basketball before turning her attention entirely to academics. Her interest in the human movement led to a bachelor's degree in kinesiology followed by a doctorate in physical therapy. In 2013, her husband nagged her into trying CrossFit, and soon he became accustomed to hearing her call “time” before him on most WODs.  She earned her CrossFit Level 1 certification in May of 2014 and is excited to put it to good use at CrossFit Anacortes. When she’s not working out or coaching, she can be found at San Juan Rehab, where she is one of the physical therapists, or out enjoying the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs.

    Doctor in Physical Therapy 

  • Cody Johnson


    I loved sports when I was growing. If I had to pick one, I'd say that I am a runner.  Once I entered high school, I decided I didn't want to be the best at any particular sport but just really good at all of them.  So I joined as many as I could: cross-country, soccer, track, basketball, baseball, and Soccer.  My biggest athletic accomplishment would be getting into the sub 2:00 time on the 800m run in high school.

    In 2004, I Joined the Navy and after some somewhat physically challenging training for aviation not much else was required.  I moved to Hawaii in 2005 and spent the majority of my 20's expressing my love for beer and enjoying the local cuisine.  Early 2009, I was in a bad shape and on the verge of being overweight.  Cookie cutter "globo" gyms weren't my thing, so I picked up running again and started swimming to get a Red Cross lifeguard certification. About a year later, I withered down to about 6% body fat with little muscle mass.

    After I found CrossFit in 2010, I had no doubt that the sport of fitness was definitely for me.  I moved to Washington in 2013 and did an intro course at Crossfit Anacortes.  The coaching was phenomenal, and the programming was difficult but rewarding.

    The thing I like most about CrossFit is that it's the total package, and everything is completely scalable to anyone's skill level.  It encompasses nutrition, strength, endurance, mobility, etc.. and everything is transferable to sports and everyday life.  My advice would be to read the "What is Fitness?" article in the CrossFit Journal.  I had been doing CrossFit for a little over 5 years before I read this and it does an excellent job of explaining the science behind everything we do.



  • Anton Foss