Meet Our Team

Beejan Roohian

Owner

CF-L1

CrossKids

Weightlifting


Beejan was born and raised in England before moving out here at age 9 and has lived in Santa Rosa since. Beejan grew up playing competitive soccer and is a die hard Manchester United fan. After completing his first Spartan Race at 285lbs he wanted to know how other athletes trained for it and they all said "Crossfit". He joined a local box and his first WOD was "fight gone bad" and he fell in love with the pain. 6 years later and 50lbs lighter he has found his passion, and hopes to pass this on to community to help them obtain similar goals....a healthier lifestyle. 

"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll

Jessica Edwards

Director Of Operations

  • CF L2

Just over 4 years ago i started my love affair with CrossFit. Since then I've lost over 50lbs but it's what I gained that is so much more important; a lot of really awesome muscles, a healthier relationship with food, confidence, the ability to tackle hobbies like mountain biking and hunting, an athlete mindset, and an amazingly supportive community of people. 

I jumped at the opportunity to coach CrossFit because I love seeing people find passion in the sport like I did. The biggest takeaway...if I can do it, so can you!

Justin Allen

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility

I’m Justin Allen. I’m 25 years old and have been doing CrossFit for 8 years. I started CrossFit at CrossFit Solano in Fairfield, CA as a means to get in better shape for football. After my football career ended due to a shoulder injury at Santa Rosa JC, CrossFit was my way of staying in shape, losing weight and being able to still fulfill my competitive needs.

I started coaching at Sonoma Strength Academy in December of 2015 and have fallen in love with the community ever since.  I am a CrossFit L-2 trainer and also have my mobility certification.

My normal full time job is as a Deputy Sheriff in Marin County. Some things I like to do in my spare time aside from working out involve paddle boarding, hiking, traveling, and going to different breweries wherever I can.




Darrell McDermott

I've always been an athletic person and grew up playing multiple sports. After high school I stopped playing organized sports and went to the gym to maintain my fitness. After many years of working out in the globo gym I wanted more and I found it in CrossFit. CrossFit Proprius is the first gym I came into and I haven't left. The community and the variation keep me coming back. I've grown immensely as a person and an athlete here and have found a home. I look forward to teaching and learning every day at the gym. I have a passion for CrossFit and love sharing it with others. I do have to be honest though, I do this so I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I'm a big foodie and live to indulge. Being fit and healthy is cool too though. 


CF-L1 credential

Chuck Frampton

Charles Frampton CF-L2 Trainer


Chuck grew up in Maryland and has been involved in sports from an early age, playing baseball, soccer and wrestling competitively. Chuck joined the Marines at 18, traveled the world, and moved to CA in 2005. Chuck was into weightlifting and strength training for most of his adult life, after 28 years was ready to try something new. In 2013 he walked into a CrossFit box for the first time. It only took one workout to put him on his back, huge smile on his face, and he was immediately hooked.

 

Helping other athletes at the gym happened naturally for Chuck, his consistency, dedication, work ethic and positive attitude are infectious. Starting to lead classes and coach professionally was a natural next step, and in February 2016 Chuck obtained his CrossFit L1 and from there in March of 2019 earned his CrossFit L2. Chuck finds sharing his knowledge, helping others and coaching them as they develop as athletes very rewarding.

 

“Everyday – no matter my mood or what else may be going on in the world – seeing the hard work, dedication and comradery put forth by our members makes me grateful for our community!”-Coach Chuck

Kristen Cattell

  • CF-L1
  • CF-Adaptive Athlete
  • CF-Aerobic Capacity 
  • CF-Running
  • USPL Gold Medalist 60Kg, Classic-Raw
  • CrossFit Games Athlete Control Team Lead
Kristen's athletic journey began with a rough start. At age 9 Kristen's competitive figure skating career came to a holt after she fractured her L5 vertebrae. X-Rays showed that the fracture was caused by a birth defect in her back called spondylolisthesis. This condition caused her extreme back pain and complete numbness of her legs from acts as simple as standing for more than 10 minutes. Doctors insisted she stay out of sports and any athletic activities and insisted she get metal rods placed in her spine after she turned 21. Once Kristen was in college, on her own and without adult supervision, she immediately started testing her physical limits. This led her into her first CrossFit gym. Through proper and safe movement, an encouraging community, and understanding coach, she was able to build the muscles in her lower back strong enough to stabilize her spine and core and eventually was able to completely get rid of her chronic back pain. She was able to overcome her birth defect to the point she was able to join the Marines and is now a Firefighter without any back issues. 

Wanting to share the quality-of-life changes with others that CrossFit provided her, Kristen began coaching in 2014 and eventually went on to work as a project manager for CrossFit HQ. Kristen continues to coach classes, stays involved with the Games, and specializes in helping others prepare for careers as first responders and military personnel. 

Cathy Pea

CF-L1

I started CrossFit in 2016 as a way to keep in shape. I fell in love with the sport because of how challenging it is with all the different types of movements. Being part of the CrossFit Community has created life long relationships that I will cherish forever. With my competitive background in gymnastics and cheerleading, CrossFit has been a perfect marriage between weightlifting and gymnastics. I want to be able to help others achieve their fitness goals by creating a friendly and inviting environment.


Rafike Abdo

Rafike is a husband, and father of two. As a teen Rafike attended Hannah Boys Center in Sonoma which is where he developed his passion and mission for helping and mentoring teens facing hard times in life. Rafike is a former US Marine, in the Marines he was a cook, translator, and martial arts instructor. Returning from his tours in Iraq he realized he needed to utilize and leverage his passion for personal growth and mental health with physical fitness and healthy nutrition. Rafike has been a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor of 15 years. He's a volunteer with various nonprofits such as Social Director of Team RWB, a veteran and civilian nonprofit that enriches veterans lives through physical fitness, community service, and social engagements. Rafike is also an instructor for Sonoma County Devil Pups, a leadership and character development program for teens helping teens become better leaders and citizens through physical fitness, community service, leadership development, and much more. 

Chuy Rosales

CF-L1

I started focusing on my physical and mental health back in high school, around 2012-2016. It first started with soccer, then progressed to Muay Thai, and then CrossFit. As a high schooler I didn't know anything regarding CrossFit or Olympic Lifting other than how cool it looked. Fast forward to college and the typical freshman 15, I decided to find a CrossFit gym near Sonoma State and discovered SSA and fell in love with it. CrossFit became my passion and motivation, it became a form of therapy. The coaches and the members helped me grow in the sport as an athlete and an individual and for that I am grateful. Currently I am still learning about counting macros and ways to make a relatively healthier lifestyle for myself, it is all a learning experience for me and will continue to learn alongside the members :)

Dylyn Vorreiter

-Crossfit Level 2 Trainer

I was born and raised in Sonoma County. I work as a full time local LEO and am a proud father. I started Crossfit in 2013. Little did I know that was going to end up being one of the best choices I ever made. Originally, I started because I was tired of being the “skinny” kid. In my early twenties I taught myself CrossFit and Olympic lifting  in my mother’s garage by watching endless youtube videos. I fell in love with seeing the progress I was making doing CrossFit and I enjoyed pushing myself mentally and physically to my limits. I joined my first CrossFit gym a year later in 2014. The community kept me coming back, and nearly 9 years later i’m still at it. I have competed in the Crossfit Open eight times and have done multiple team and individual competitions at various levels. I love the competition aspect of Crossfit as well as the day to day classes at the gym. I am a self-admitted Crossfit nerd when it comes to athlete stats, movements, strategies, etc. If you ever want to geek out on fitness talk, let me know. I began coaching in 2016, and I love sharing my knowledge and helping people become the best versions of themselves and most importantly have fun while getting in shape. Come meet our awesome fitness family.