John Swanson

John Swanson

Founder, Team Member

Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson

Coach, Team Member

Rachael Larson

Rachael Larson

Coach, Team Member

Amber Lewandowski

Amber Lewandowski

Coach, Team Member

Marissa Gillespie

Marissa Gillespie

Coach, Team Member

Liz Krekelberg

Liz Krekelberg

Coach, Team Member

Abby Welinkski

Abby Welinkski

Coach, Team Member

Dan Eckberg

Dan Eckberg

Coach, Team Member

Laura Lochmann

Laura Lochmann

Coach, Team Member

Connor Nellans

Connor Nellans

Coach, Team Member

Clara Nellans

Clara Nellans

Marketing, Team Member

MORE INFORMATION

About John

My favorite part of my job is helping people reach their full potential and overcome obstacles that they’ve encountered in the past.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and playing golf when I’m not working.

Many people don’t know that I started the Fast Factory out of a garage when I was 19 years old.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Rowing
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Advanced Trainer Course
  • OPEX Program Design

About Jess

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Rowing

About Rachael

I love watching and hearing about people accomplishing things that they never thought they could.  That includes things inside and outside of the gym.  There is no greater joy than seeing that excitement in someone’s face!

When not working, I love working out, and doing anything that involves being outside.

 Something that many people don’t know about me is that I still have my baby blanket, you can see through it but it’s still in one piece!

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics

About Amber

I love the moment and the look on an athlete’s face when they just did something that they thought they couldn’t do.

When I am not working I like to be outside, so you might find me playing volleyball, splashing with my kids in the pool, jumping on the trampoline…with the kids of course ;), gardening, or just enjoying the sunshine!! Now in the winter, that’s a different story!! I just try to keep warm! 😉

Few people know that I love scary stuff….scary movies, haunted houses, being scared (as in surprised), and big storms.

Certifications:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

About Marissa

My favorite part of my job is helping people feel great. I love when people push past their comfort zones to surprise themselves at how strong their bodies are and how much they are capable of.

When I’m not working I enjoy taking yoga classes, cooking, and spending time outdoors as much as possible.

Most people don’t know that I am a HUGE One Direction fan. The only music actually downloaded to my iPhone are all of the One Direction albums… I use Spotify for everything else. Also, my sister and I may have gone out of our way to spend a few days in Niall Horan’s hometown of Mullingar, Ireland when we were traveling from Belfast to Dublin.

Certifications:

  • 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training Certification
  • CrossFit Level One

About Liz

What I really love about my job is watching someone have a ‘light bulb moment”, hit a PR, or accomplish a goal. It always makes my day.

When I’m not working, I love watching movies and playing board games with family and friends.

Not many people know that I have two national certifications in nursing: certified neuroscience registered nurse and stroke certified registered nurse.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility

About Abby

Watching people accomplish things they never thought were possible and seeing everyday people turn into athletes is my favorite part of my job.

I am a mom to two beautiful children, Brooklyn and Blake, so when I’m not working I’m soaking up every second of love from those two. There is never a dull (or quiet) moment in our home!

Most people don’t know that I love to sleep even though I don’t get very much of it. My sleeping abilities are pretty impressive; I can sleep anywhere at anytime- car, plane, movie theatre, in a crowd of people, loud or quiet, it doesn’t matter!

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics

About Dan

My favorite part of my job is when any athlete works hard towards improving and finally gets to see and enjoy the rewards. It could be a certain time/weight or just to move better.

I am a total movie buff. When I’m not working, I love to watch and add movies to my collection.

A lot of people don’t know that I can moonwalk like it’s my job.

Certs:

  • CrossFit Level One

About Laura

I love getting to work with such a welcoming and fun community of people. It is really rewarding helping everyone along their fitness journey. Wherever they are on their journey, I enjoy helping them get a little better each time they walk in to The Fast Factory.

I enjoy reading realistic fiction novels and I like to relax with my dog, Dillinger when I’m not working. I also like doing anything outdoors like gardening, hiking, swimming, or going for walks.

I studied Spanish Linguistics and Environmental Studies in my undergrad, and many people don’t know that with a little refresher I could probably find my Spanish fluency again 😉

Certs:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two

About Connor

My favorite part of my job is helping people improve and seeing them accomplish things that they did not think they previously could.

When I am not working I like to read, cook, play my guitar and banjo, and spend time outside.

Something about me that not many people know is that I have dual citizenship from the US and Luxembourg.

Certifications:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Advanced Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Competitor Course
  • Invictus Competitor Course

About Clara

I love sharing people’s stories. My favorite part of my job is telling the world about all of the amazing things that happen inside The Fast Factory walls!

When I’m not working I love traveling, reading, being outdoors, and doing anything that will keep me busy.

Most people don’t know that I lived in China for two years and can speak Mandarin Chinese.

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