Staff

National

Scott Strode
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Founder and Executive Director

Team Director & Founder: I am a PA boy who landed in CO after eleven years in Boston. I found sobriety on April 8 1997. One of the most influential factors in my sobriety was getting involved in boxing and climbing. I have since developed a passion for mountain biking, triathlon, running, ... View Full Bio


Michele Crane
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Chief Operating Officer

Hello! After nearly three years of being a Phoenix Multisport team member and loving and supporting everything they do I have the privilege of now being able to support their mission and operations full time as one of the staff. I discovered sobriety back on April 15th, 2004 and with it a whol... View Full Bio


Jacquelyn Hillios
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Director of Research

After bouncing back and forth between California and Massachusetts, I’ve found middle ground here in Colorado working with Phoenix Multisport.  I’ve been an avid climber and outdoor enthusiast for a number of years and met Scott Strode while climbing in Boston.  When talk... View Full Bio


Chris Daggett
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Boston Chapter Manager

I’m from Massachusetts and lived there my whole life. I found recovery September 23rd 1990. My love for Motor-Cross Racing and Ice Racing came to a close after some knee injuries. The rehab for my knee brought me to the gym to work-out on a regular basis. I had never been interested in w... View Full Bio


Orange County, California

Josh Hamlin
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Instructor

I am very honored to be a part of Phoenix Multisport Orange County chapter and have been a member of Phoenix since 2008. I was born and raised in Orange County, California. I fell in love with the ocean and nature at a very young age. I started surfing around 8 years old and surfed in my first... View Full Bio


Jake Roberts
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Chapter Manager

I was born and raised on the east coast right outside the city of Philadelphia and have always been involved in sports. During High School I played both varsity lacrosse and ice hockey yet found a passion for the outdoors during a trip across the country to attend a nature writing c... View Full Bio


Pat Denbeau
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Instructor

I came out to California 10 years ago via Cleveland, OH. Ten years ago, my life was a series of burnt bridges and regrettable decisions that allowed me to begin my journey to recovery in the middle of Southern Utah with nothing but a pack and my thoughts. I fell in love with the back country t... View Full Bio


Boulder, Colorado

Mike Britton
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Boulder Chapter Manager

Hi, I'm Mike. I feel very lucky to be working for Phoenix Multisport! It is a dream job that fits amazingly well with my interests and experiences! I've always been passionate about the outdoors, nature and being physically active. On Sept 23, 2003, I made the decision to live a sober lifestyl... View Full Bio


Rob Baumgartner
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Boulder Chapter Coordinator/Senior Instructor

I grew up in Boulder and spent a lot of time camping, skiing, and hiking. My love for the mountains was one of the reasons I chose to go to school at CU-Boulder, but while I still found time to ski, my priorities began to shift as I spent more and more time partying, then took a job as a barte... View Full Bio


Sean Cahill
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Senior Instructor/Manager

I am very honored and excited to be a part of the Phoenix Multisport staff. This is truly a dream job for me. It is awesome to have the opportunity to work with an organization that I so strongly believe in. I was born in Connecticut and grew up bouncing between there and New York. After high ... View Full Bio


Denver, Colorado

Brett Wyker
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Enrollment and Evaluation Associate

Hi. I’m Brett and I’m so excited to be a part of the Phoenix Multisport team! I have a long history of studying the benefits of physical activity and, as I've become more and more involved in trail/ultra running over the past few years, I have seen first-hand the support and motiva... View Full Bio


Kelly Cave
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Administrative Assistant/Instructor

I am very excited to join the Phoenix Multisport team as an Administrative Assistant and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer in Denver! I found Phoenix Multisport when I first got sober a few years ago and I haven’t looked back since. Despite growing up in beautiful Colorado I did not come from a v... View Full Bio


Annavi Jones
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Yoga Instructor

I am a Colorado native and I have become passionate about using the body and sport as a tool to empower others and enliven recovery. I found yoga after I found my recovery, and soon knew that I wanted to share it with others and create space where each person’s individual path could merg... View Full Bio


Kristen Starra
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Instructor

I am proud to say I am an instructor with the Denver Chapter of Phoenix Multisport, and my passion is being active, in motion, training for anything the great outdoors has to offer, and helping others on the path of recovery.  I started out with Phoenix as a team member and volunteer from... View Full Bio


Mario Rossi
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I have always loved the outdoors and competitive sports! Having grown up hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking, I’ve always felt a deep connection with nature. When I began drinking and partying in high school, I slowly lost touch with what was important to me. I wa... View Full Bio


Kyle Nesbett
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I remember the first night I walked into the Denver location of Phoenix Multisport very well. It was a Wednesday night, and boxing class was in full swing. I stood at the door, in awe of all the people so involved in the class. Heavy bags being hit, mitts being worked, people laughing, and som... View Full Bio


Jacob Carrithers
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Military and Veterans Program Coordinator/Instructor
  • Denver Cross Fit Trainer – Jacob Carrithers served four years in the US Army as an Artillery Gunner with the 101st Airborne Division.  Jacob became an OEF / OIF veteran after leading soldiers into combat during his two tours in 2003 and 2004 as a Non-Commissioned O... View Full Bio

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Leah Nunn
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Hi friends! My name is Leah, and I’m and instructor here at Phoenix Multisport. I am so grateful that every day I have the opportunity to share in this community that has been an amazing and important part of my life, and my sobriety. I was born and raised in Denver, CO. I attended colle... View Full Bio


David (Todd) Jones
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Instructor

Hi, I'm Todd and I am proud to be one of Phoenix's Colorado Springs instructors. I am a Colorado Springs native and am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of Phoenix Multisport growth in my home town. I came to many of the first Colorado Springs events as a participant, later as a vo... View Full Bio


Colorado

Rourke Weaver
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Partnership Manager

Phoenix Multisport’s main goal is to help give those in recovery a sense of accomplishment and community to help maintain one’s sobriety. I believe that what we do is give hope to those that have no hope. Sports are a crucial part of our program, but it is what comes out of being a... View Full Bio


Angela Atkinson
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Colorado Executive Director

I’m thrilled to join the Phoenix Multisport family as its new Colorado Executive Director!  My background is eclectic, having worked in market research, nonprofit consulting, authentic leadership development, and community development. My real passion is helping nonprofits bring the... View Full Bio


Tamara Marks
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Colorado Director of Development and Marketing

Hi! My name is Tamara Marks and I was recently hired as the Colorado Director of Development and Marketing. I am responsible for creating and managing a broad-based fundraising program at Phoenix, cultivating individual and philanthropic support, including grants, major gifts, corporate and fo... View Full Bio


Betsy Casey
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Development Coordinator

Hello everyone! I would like to begin by expressing my joy and excitement to be joining the Phoenix team! I got sober in May 2009 and became a Phoenix Multisport team member not long after. It has enhanced my sobriety, quality of life and support system in a way which is truly indescribable. I... View Full Bio