Taylor Newton is a graduate of the University of Jamestown, with a degree in Financial Planning and Wealth Management. Athletics and training have been a central part of his entire life. Taylor was a member of the University of Jamestown Men’s Basketball team from ’11-’15. From there he spent some time working in the financial world before he made a switch to the Aberdeen Family YMCA and CrossFit Rails. Taylor is dedicated to bringing education and passion to Aberdeen and the CrossFit community. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Derek Miller has degree in Human Performance and Fitness, emphasis in strength and conditioning and working with the elderly. CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer, and USAW level 1 sports performance coach. Upon graduation, Derek spent time in Washington State as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer at a CrossFit NXNW. Derek has been training with CrossFit methodologies for 3 years, and is dedicated to helping others achieve their optimum fitness.
Jackie Braun has been a life-long fitness fanatic. Her competitive spirit as a collegiate track athlete and now running coach has led her to the CrossFit world. She researched CrossFit techniques and experimented on her own before CrossFit Rails became a reality. The CrossFit philosophy is a model that she believes will make a difference in the lives of all athletes, the young and the more “experienced”. Jackie embraces the power of positive thinking and is excited for our CrossFit Rails community to grow! She has a master’s in guidance and counseling and is an ACE certified personal trainer. She is the head coach for the WARNER Monarch Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She is a NSHA track and field coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and CrossFit Kids Trainer.
Kristin Rotert is a graduate of South Dakota State University, with a degree in Health Promotion. Sports and athletics have always been a big part of her life. An avid basketball player, Kristin was a member of the Jackrabbit Women’s Basketball team from ’07-’11, where she developed a love for health and human performance through athletic competition. She spent 3 years as a personal trainer before being exposed to CrossFit. It was an instant fit, and she can’t wait to watch CrossFit Rails impact the Aberdeen community. Kristin is a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CrossFit Kids Trainer .