Meet Our Team

Will Zerlang

Will is an Owner and Head Coach at Humboldt CrossFit. He initially started training because he wanted to better his life for himself and his family. “I really enjoyed how therapeutic exercise was. It had worked wonders for me and I felt it could do the same for others. That’s the main reason I became a coach. I love seeing people transform their lives. Watching them realize their dreams, and push themselves to new heights is extremely satisfying.” Will specializes in Competitive CrossFit, Olympic lifting, and his personal favorite, maximizing your effort!

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USA Weightlifting

Brittany Borges

As a youth, Brittany was a three-sport athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was an HDN (Humboldt Del Norte) All-County player during her entire high school career. Once she graduated, Brittany was desperate to fill the void organized sports left behind. “Originally, I started CrossFit to keep my competitive edge and stay in shape, but about a year or so in, I had a strong desire to help others. I wanted my peers to get excited about fitness and challenge themselves with competition.”

“I love the friendships and relationships built through coaching. It makes training that much more interesting and exciting. For me, being a CrossFit coach is the best, most rewarding job I’ve ever had!”

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • In Progress: Certified Sports Nutritionist

Luke Waltman

Growing up, Luke played football baseball and basketball all year round. Before CrossFit was even developed he was already regularly learning and playing new sports. Basketball, Soccer, Water Polo, Wrestling, Golfing and even Gymnastics. Always on the move, he quickly picked up on the athletes mindset and developed an eager desire to learn and correct his own movement throughout every sport he played.

Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005, he was able to overcome after surgery and set forth a precedent to always prove anything is possible as long as you believe. With a program in place to constantly learn, play and move; he is continually reinvigorating those around him to achieve anything they want.

“I love to be active and moving, that’s all I want for others as well. Let’s all be outside, hiking into our 90s.” Recently bestowed with his Level 1, he joins Humboldt CrossFit with a huge desire to help others realize their potential and to keep us moving with a smile.

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1

Shannon Ramsey

As a child and into high school Shannon was extremely active in sports. She even got the varsity award her junior and senior years of high school. So when she was excepted to HSU she decided to study and get her degree in Sports medicine/Kinesiology. At that time she also joined the Rugby team, and fell on love with the team.

After graduating, she made her home in Humboldt but struggled to find the perfect fitness program that kept her attention and challenged her. While doing Ironman Triathlons, her friends from rugby invited her to join them at HCF for a workout. “I fell in love and never looked back. Crossfit has everything I need. I love our community.” Four years later she got her level one and has loved every minute of being part of the HCF team.

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1

Valerie Schramm

Val is a CrossFit Coach and former equestrian who spent a decade on the circuit. “I credit those years with George [my horse] for teaching me the rewards of hard work, practice, competitiveness, and working to improve my weaknesses. All of which are abound at HCF.”

After leaving a stressful job to become a Massage Therapist, Valerie began to cultivate a much healthier lifestyle. What started as an obsession with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper DVDs led her to CrossFit. “It was amazing! It was the most athletic fun I’d had since my horse riding days. I knew then and there that I wanted to become a coach. CrossFit gave me a mission that was less about me and more about others.”

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Mikeal Confer

Mike is a Coach with nearly 10 years of training experience. As a youth, he participated in multiple team sports but after graduation took a break from working out. It left a notable void just waiting to be filled. “I realized something was missing and started implementing exercise back into my life.”

CrossFit completely changed Mike’s outlook on health. “Fitness is more than lifting weights. That’s why I emphasize the importance of proper form and development, as well as eating a clean diet. Multiple elements work together to create an end result. If you want a big payoff, you have to look at the big picture."

Certifications:
  • CrossFit Level 1