COACHING STAFF

JOLYNN REDDON

OWNER/HEAD COACH

Coach JoLynn is originally from Gardnerville, Nevada. JoLynn has lived in Las Vegas since 1995. Prior to discovering CrossFit JoLynn tried many types of exercise programs, but none held her interest. Working out would feel boring, or like a punishment, and JoLynn would end up quitting the activity. Finally, JoLynn found CrossFit, and she fell in love with it. Exercise was no longer a chore, in fact she looked forward to every class. JoLynn became so passionate about fitness she ultimately lost 80 pounds and competed in a NPC bikini competition in 2014 where she won 3rd place in her division. JoLynn’s passion about the benefits of CrossFit led her to open her own CrossFit gym in 2014. In addition to being an owner and founder of ITCF, JoLynn has her CrossFit L2, as well as certificates in Nutrition, CrossFit Gymnastics and Mobility. JoLynn is a Mother to three beautiful children, and wife to co-owner and Coach Mark Reddon. JoLynn is a Certified Fitness Nutritionist and Dental Hygienist. You can read about JoLynn’s amazing transformation at maxmuscle.com and see her featured in Shape and Women’s Fitness RX magazines, or just come in to our gym and witness JoLynn’s incredible work ethic and dedication in person.

OWNER/COACH MARK REDDON

Coach Mark is a retired police Lieutenant with 27 years of service in Nevada. Mark served 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corp reserve with the Det. 4th Force Reconnaissance. At the age of 51 Mark finished the 2016 Crossfit Regionals by placing 93rd Worldwide in the Masters division. Mark has his CrossFit L2 as well as certificates in CrossFit Endurance, Gymnastics and Mobility.

Coach Eli Emerton



Coach Eli was born and raised in South East Michigan. With a lifelong passion for athletics, she studied ballet for several years as a girl, dropping the toe shoes for speedos as an all-state High School Swimmer. While earning her BA in Business Management from Michigan State University, Eli played for the MSU Women’s Rugby Football club. During her rugby years she met and fell in love with Dan, another MSU rugger. Eli and Dan moved to Las Vegas after they graduated and married. In her new home Eli struggled with a gap in her life that was empty without organized sports. Group fitness classes or solo training at the LVAC were just not as satisfying athletically, emotionally, or socially, as what she was had experienced with HS or collegiate sports. Dan had been introduced to CrossFit through his law enforcement colleagues and encouraged Eli to give it a try. She was hooked after one WOD. Starting CrossFit was one of the most challenging, humbling, exhilarating, and FUN experiences of her life. Eli continued to train CrossFit through her pregnancy and returned to the gym shortly after the birth of her charming baby boy in 2014. Eli has been an avid CrossFitter since 2011. Eli has her CrossFit L2 certification and Nutrition cert and has been coaching CrossFit to all levels of athletes since 2013. She is excited to be part of the Iron Talon coaching team, and to help others share the joy she has found through the CrossFit program and community.

                                                      COACH Bobby Moore

Bobby has been training CrossFit since 2011 while attending Palmer Chiropractic College on scholarship for their Division 1 men’s Rugby team, where he would augment his training regimen with hero WODs.

Chiropractor by day, purveyor of all things health and fitness related by night. He’s tried more exercise plans than he can count, he describes CrossFit as, “the most effective, efficient, and enjoyable way to be the absolute best version of yourself.”

Locally, he volunteers his time to the medical staff for the annual Las Vegas 7’s International Rugby tournament, is currently one of a few board certified in Nevada in clinical spinal biomechanics through Chiropractic biophysics (cbp). Additionally, he is the past president of the Nevada Chiropractic Council.

Bobby has the following CrossFit Certifications, Level 2 & Weightlifting.

                                          COACH JOHN MALE

Coach John was born in Del Rio Texas as a military brat. While young he moved all over the world with his family and he fell in love with team sports because of the competition and the team unity. He joined the United State Air Force in Oct 2000 and transferred to the AF Reserve in 2005 where he currently serves as a SMSgt at March ARB, CA. Earlier in his Air Force career John discovered Rugby. He has played for several competitive men’s clubs, and still fosters his love for team sports today. During his last deployment to Kandahar Afghanistan in 2013 he was introduced to CrossFit and loved the inclusive team exercises. John really embraced CrossFit when he returned to Las Vegas and has been training consistently since 2014. Currently, John has never been stronger and has experienced significant relief from the back problems that he had been enduring before he joined. John received his CrossFit Level 1 in 2015 and coaches foundations at Iron Talon CrossFit since early 2016. He looks forward to seeing our members grow every day at the box and perform movements/lifts that they never thought they could do. He has certifications in CrossFit Gymnastics, Rowing & Weightlifting.

COACH Jeff Elliott


Coach Jeff has lived in Las Vegas for over three years and is originally from Chicago, IL. He is happily married for 28 years to his wife Diane. He recently retired from the Air Force after 26 years and is a proud Dad of 2 daughters and a proud Grandpa of 4. He was first introduced to CrossFit on a deployment in 2009 with the CrossFit Kabul team. As a triathlete, he used CrossFit to augment his Ironman training and completed multiple triathlons. Jeff transitioned to CrossFit full time in 2012 after a back injury and has continued to excel in CrossFit since. He received his CrossFit L1 certification and completed the CrossFit Weightlifting specialty course. He started coaching at CrossFit Iron Talon in 2016.

Coach Michele Salgado

Coach Michele was born in Oceanside, California but spent her childhood and school years in Central America. Growing up in Nicaragua, Michele learned both Spanish and English as her first languages. In 2009 Michele moved to Las Vegas to begin her teaching career and earn her Masters in Education from UNLV. Michele had not participated in sports growing up, and when she walked into her first CrossFit gym in 2011 with her roommate she was “at ground zero”. For those of you who have seen Michele doing CrossFit competitions or topping the leaderboard it may be hard to imagine, but when she first started CrossFit, Michele was physically unable to lift her own barbell out of the rack or run 400 meters without stopping. That first WOD changed her outlook on everything. In 2012 Michele earned her CF L1 and began coaching at EDS CrossFit. Two years later, Michele paired her love of youth education with coaching and earned her CF Kids certification as well. Michele developed and ran the CF Kids program at EDS CrossFit as well as continuing to coach adult classes. Michele joined ITCF as a member in 2015. She was a regular at WODS even working out regularly throughout her pregnancy. Michele and her husband Jose welcomed baby Troy to the family at the end of 2016, and Michele finally joined the ITCF coaching team. Michele “loves the community, loves being with a group of like-minded people who care about their health and fitness, and the camaraderie of the group workouts.” When Michele describes her feelings about CrossFit, she says “I never did team sports, THIS is my team sport”.

COACH ROB WILEY

Coach Rob was born and raised in West Covina, California. Rob was first exposed to CrossFit in 2012 while playing collegiate baseball. After completing his college career in 2015 he turned to CrossFit to fill the competitive void that was left after hanging up the cleats. Rob also has been caching varsity baseball at the High School level since 2015 & currently teaches high school health in the Clark County School District. Rob has his CF-L1 & looks forward to helping others reach their goals through CrossFit.

Coach Mike Atchley

Coach Mike is a native Las Vegan who retired last year after a successful 30-year career as a Fire Captain with the Clark County Fire Department. After suffering numerous work-related injuries including double back fusion, torn shoulder rotator cuffs, & a broken hand with limited mobility, he was introduced to CrossFit in 2014 and hasn’t looked back!! With CrossFit and proper coaching, his mobility has improved significantly as has his strength and endurance. Coach Mike ran his first half-marathon in November 2017, with no training other than CrossFit, and finished with an impressive time. He adapted to CrossFit well and fell in love with the program. Mike even encouraged his wife, Kristie, to start CrossFit, which she did. They work out together regularly at ITCF. Coach Mike attained his CF Level-1 certification and became part of the coaching staff at Iron Talon in 2017. Coach Mike primarily works with new members coaching foundation classes.

Coach Amy Van Gundy

Coach Amy is originally from North Dakota, and through her life has lived in many states including Montana and Arizona where she pursued multiple Master degrees in Science and Education. In 2016 Amy brought her family to Las Vegas to support her husband Brent’s career in the Forest Service. A lifelong athlete with credits including being a part of a nationally-ranked competitive figure skating team, a varsity soccer athlete, and a wildland firefighter, Amy had been following CrossFit programming in her garage for years. When Amy began work as a Chemistry and Biotechnology teacher at Rancho High School in 2016, a mutual friend introduced her to Coach Michelle. Amy quickly acquired both her L1 and Kids CF certs in 2016 and became a regular coach with the Rancho HS CrossFit Club. In addition to her professional work and her dedication to her 3 wonderful kids and husband, Amy found the time to expand her coaching work to include training athletes at ITCF in 2017. Amy says she loves the CrossFit program “because there is always something to improve on. No matter how good you are getting, something can always kick your butt. It is a good challenge mentally and physically”.

COACH Michelle MORRISON

Michelle Van Buren was born and raised in Mason County, Michigan, a farm and beach community on the west shore of Lake Michigan. She was always active in sports and outside activities, from swimming in the summer to downhill skiing in the winter.

Michelle played basketball, volleyball, and softball in high school, earning ten varsity letters, before attending Spring Arbor University on a softball scholarship. She earned many academic awards along with being nominated for the university’s Female Athlete of the Year during her senior year of college. She also played on the ASA 2001 Women’s National Runners-up team earning All-American awards.

Michelle graduated from Spring Arbor with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and History, with a concentration in Secondary Education. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. In 2005, she accepted a coaching and teaching position at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the fall of 2009, Michelle attended her first CrossFit class. From the first WOD she was hooked – it reminded her of conditioning in college, but way more fun! She joined the CrossFit culture right away and hasn’t looked back since!

As an athlete and teacher, Michelle saw the potential to introduce CrossFit to her students as part of their physical education curriculum. With a lot of hard work, dedication, and huge support from her administration, she created Nevada’s first high school non-profit program in the fall of 2011 – Rancho CrossFit. The program started with one class of 35 students. Today the program runs 8 class periods of CrossFit with an average of 200-250 students in the program. She has the following CrossFit certifications, Level 2, Football, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting & CrossFit Kids.


Hours




Monday-Friday: 5AM - 6AM, 9AM - 11AM, 3:30PM - 8:00PM  



Saturdays : 9:00AM - 12:00PM



Sunday : Closed

   
   
   

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Iron Talon Crossfit

6380 N. Decatur Blvd. Ste 200,

North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Phone. 702-522-9474

Email. irontaloncrossfit@yahoo.com