Katie Osborne

Owner, Crossfit Level 2 Certified Trainer, Crossfit Kids Certified Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification, CrossFit Gymnastics Certification


I have been doing CrossFit since 2010. My ex husband came home from deployment and said “you have to try CrossFit.” Was it hard? Yes. Did I want to quit? Yes. But I felt so awesome every time I finished a workout. In March of 2010 I was pregnant with my first child. I began following the programming of CrossFit Mom (CrossFit scaled for pregnant athletes). CrossFit Mom was awesome, it allowed me to keep working on my CrossFit skills as my pregnancy progressed. After having my son I became more passionate about CrossFit, pushing myself as an athlete. I just couldn’t get enough of it. In 2012 I attended the CrossFit Level 1 certification course and I began coaching at CrossFit The Dalles. I attended the CrossFit Kids Trainer course in 2013 and designed the CrossFit kids program at CrossFit The Dalles. CrossFit challenges me as an individual and as a coach. I enjoy working with people and seeing what hard work and dedication can do. It is my honor as a coach to help people change their lives one workout at a time. I am dedicated to offering knowledgable safe coaching. Our passion is CrossFit and making a difference in people’s lives.

Riley Salo

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Emily Snodgrass

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


I started doing CrossFit in May of 2017, and I became obsessed with it right away. As a former college softball player, I’m naturally a competitive person, and the group atmosphere helped me get past some fitness plateaus I had been dealing with for years. But it wasn’t the results that kept me coming back, but the wonderful community I’ve found here at CrossFit Formidable. I feel like these athletes are my second family, and I wanted to give back by becoming a part-time coach. I love working to help people reach their fitness goals, whatever they may be.

I grew up in Canby and went to Canby High School, and I love to stay involved with the community. I work full-time as a firefighter/paramedic. CrossFit has helped me get in the best shape of my life, which has also helped me to become better at my job. When I’m not at work or coaching, I’m spending time with my two-year-old husky, Kaya, reading books, hiking, going out with friends, or watching sports.

Amber Strom

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Tim Matthews

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Teen Coach Chip Osborne

Crossfit Level 2 Certified Trainer, CrossFit Coaches preparatory course, Crossfit Kids Certified Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification

I’ve been CrossFitting since spring 2010. When I was deployed to Iraq for the second time. I decided to start watching the main site ( videos and using whatever equipment I had to perform the WODs (workout of the day). When I returned back to JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) I started going to their Box (gym) for about 6 months. I moved down to The Dalles, Oregon in 2011 and started working out at CrossFit Mt. Adams in White Salmon, Washington. That’s when I became really passionate about CrossFit. Having a community of people all pushing each other, suffering as one, all sharing the same common goal of fitness was awesome! Having knowledgeable coaches making sure I was performing the movements safely and efficiently was huge in my progression as an athlete. I decided to get my Level 1 CrossFit Trainer certification in March 2012 and picked up coaching a few classes at CFMA. I began coaching full time at CrossFit The Dalles when they opened their doors in June 2012. Being able to make such a huge difference in people’s lives is an incredible honor and huge responsibility. I have become so passionate about coaching and helping others achieve their goals and dreams. It’s awesome seeing people do what they never thought possible on a daily basis. My wife and I decided that this was our calling and if we could do anything in the world as a career, this is it.

6 comments on “Coaches

  1. I saw on FB that you were doing an intro to Crossfit and WOD on Saturday the 13th. Is there still room and can I come try this out?

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