Our coaches are passionate, caring and have been part of the CrossFit Enforce family for years. We will ensure you feel comfortable and achieve your fitness goals! All coaches are CPR/AED certified and are credentialed in their field of study.
Owner, Coach L1
Lisa has lived in Maryland for 20 years but was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Growing up, she was a dancer and softball player. She graduated from Indiana University of PA where she was a member of the dance team and majored in Marketing. A career opportunity brought her to Montgomery County. She was a compliance officer for a global risk management firm for years and fell in love with CrossFit as she sought ways to decompress from her corporate responsibilities. Lisa embraced CrossFit training so much that she pursued her CrossFit Level 1 and Gymnastics Certificate to better teach fellow athletes and train for local competitions. Lisa loves the CrossFit community and teaching athletes how to improve their skill set, especially as it pertains to gymnastics . She is a mother of two student athletes and is married to her college sweetheart, her co-owner of CrossFit Enforce. Lisa’s vision for CrossFit Enforce is to provide a fitness haven while giving back to the community.
When Lisa is not coaching or collaborating on her next community outreach event, you'll find her on the lacrosse field cheering on her sons and their teammates
Robert is a retired US Army physician. He met his wife, Melissa, and served most of his active duty years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. They have two adult children. Robert has always pursued a wide range of fitness with a bit of zeal. After concentrating on cycling for a decade and tennis for a different decade, a friend recommended CrossFit. Channeling his Neurology and Neuro-ophthalmology medical training, Robert enjoys the constant variation in CrossFit but also likes to focus some concentrated time to develop specific physical skills. He has taught at many levels including middle school, high school, college, medical school, and post-graduate medical education. Since 2010, Robert and Melissa have sought medical education opportunities in developing countries. After retiring, Robert obtained his CF Level 1 certificate and avidly trained for Open competitions. Though setback by some injuries, nerve damage, and neck surgery, he continues to develop physical skills around those issues. Robert greatly enjoys helping athletes of all ages push their limits, understand the principles of fitness, and obtain new goals.
Nutrition Coach, L1
Flavia fell in love with CrossFit and the Enforce community right after the box opened in 2013 and began coaching in early 2017. As a master's athlete, she’s excited that she can learn new skills and become stronger and fitter than ever before. She and her husband Matt have two almost grown girls who have also enjoyed CrossFit as part of daily fitness and conditioning as rugby athletes. As a homemaker and homeschooler, Flavia has had a lot of experience nurturing positive growth. Influenced by parents with diverse cultural backgrounds, she has a special love for cooking “real food”. Health issues earlier in life lead her to focus on food as a prescription for wellness. She has poured herself into nutrition education along with cooking techniques and has a deep understanding of sourcing, balancing and preparing everyday dishes that bring joy and nurture the whole body. She has certifications in both Precision Nutrition and Healthy Steps Nutrition and deeply appreciates that CrossFit considers nutrition to be the foundation of fitness. For Flavia, the happy consequence of living, teaching and promoting a well rounded life in nutrition and fitness has led to a passion for competition. She has participated in many events and has qualified for CrossFit’s master’s regionals 2016-2021. “No matter what age or stage, if you show up and do the work you will reap rewards!”
Todd was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved to Maryland in 2001 to start a career in law enforcement. Todd has been a local police officer for almost 19 years and has spent 15 of those years as a Field Training Officer. Todd has successfully trained well over 20 new officers and won the Field Training Officer of the year award in 2017. Todd’s passion to train officers has carried over to training athletes at CrossFit Enforce since 2014. Todd has earned a CrossFit Level 2 Certificate and has completed several CrossFit specialty courses. Todd is also CPR/First Aid, and AED certified.
When not coaching at CrossFit Enforce, you may find Todd working out somewhere, whether it be in his garage, a police facility , or at CFE. Todd believes that physical fitness is the key to longevity for both his career and overall health. You may also find Todd at the beach, his other passion, with his wife Leander and daughter Samantha.
Maria was hooked on CrossFit the day she stepped into CFE for the free intro in 2015. She was looking for a better way to achieve fitness, after years of trying to squeeze in training time as a triathlete, while juggling the demands of home and work. CrossFit offered the solution with the bonus of including a close-knit support community.
Maria moved to Maryland with her husband in 1992 starting her career at the National Institutes of Health. Maria has spent the last 20+ years translating scientific discoveries into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions with a focus on the development of new vaccines. Now that her two children are grown; she has taken her passion for CrossFit to the next level and wants to help other “senior” athletes such as herself maintain and improve fitness. Maria has a MSc in Microbiology and is a CF-L1 coach. She is constantly expanding her CrossFit education and has also completed the Scaling, Judging and Gymnastics courses.
Coach, L1, USAW L2
Kamil has lived in Maryland since 1987. He developed a passion for CrossFit in 2016 while testing out a local gym near work. That’s where he quickly realized the satisfaction of barbell cycling and varied functional fitness. While his day job includes wrangling teams and cloud infrastructure for the government, he enjoys spending his free time in the gym perfecting his technique or working on an ever-growing weakness list. Shortly after 2016, he developed a passion for Olympic weightlifting and has competed in local meets. He has received his USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level II certification and equally enjoys coaching athletes and lifting.
Ben was born and raised in Montgomery County. He started personal training while earning his Bachelor's in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland. He then went on to pursue his Master's in Physical Education, also through UMD. He is currently a teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools where he also coached high school lacrosse for 7 years. Ben found CrossFit in 2013 and never looked back. He earned his CrossFit Level 1 in 2014 and Level 2 in 2018. He enjoys staying up to date on research in exercise physiology and might sometimes give you a longer answer to your question than you hoped for. When not working out, Ben can be found hiking in the woods with his family.
Denis has always been involved in sports, from football to basketball to lacrosse. He has always enjoyed the thrilling and competitive aspect of a team sport, as well as that team bond you build with your teammates after long practices and challenging games.
Denis was fortunate enough to play football at the college level and even continued to play basketball in intramural teams and pickup games. After college, Denis became tied down to a fulltime job and other responsibilities which led to an inactive lifestyle resulting in unhealthy eating and weight gain. Like most people, Denis tried the typical “Globo Gym” and while successful in short periods, there was something about having to wait for a treadmill or the bench station that kept him away from the gym. This feeling completely changed when he found CrossFit. His competitive drive quickly returned with every workout and new bonds were forged with the community. Denis now has his Level 2 CrossFit certification and has been coaching for 5+ years.
The challenging workout methodologies, the friendly competition, and the sense of community that CrossFit brings is what keeps him coming back to CrossFit Enforce every day.
Coach, L1, USAW L1
Shane found CrossFit at Fordham University, where he played lacrosse. The constant variation and competitive aspect were the perfect alternative to running on a treadmill, bench pressing, and doing bicep curls. After moving back home to Maryland from New York City, Shane joined CrossFit Enforce in 2014. After 3 years of attending classes, just being a member wasn’t enough. Shane received his CrossFit Level 1 certification in Fall 2017 and began coaching shortly thereafter. Shane currently holds his USAW Level 1 certification as well. In addition to coaching at CrossFit Enforce, Shane is the assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, in Washington, DC. Outside of the gym, Shane can be found working full time as an accountant. He loves cheering on his beloved Washington Football Team and the Washington Capitals.
Dimitri was fortunate enough to be introduced to CrossFit first in 2016. He was inspired by his parent’s revitalized desire to exercise consistently and quickly found a love of his own for the ‘Sport of Fitness.’ Dimitri has been training at CFE consistently since the Spring of 2017. He graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Dimitri spent two years earning his associate degree from Montgomery College, training and competing in various CrossFit competitions across the state of Maryland and finishing Ironman 70.3 Eagleman in 2018 in the meantime. During his first semester at the University of Maryland he also trained for and completed the full distance Ironman 140.6 in Panama City, Florida in November of 2019. Dimitri has been brought up in a variety of different sports, including football, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, rugby, swimming, cycling, and running. He also enjoys winter and water sports such as snowboarding, slalom skiing, and wakeboarding. When he is not studying, training, or coaching, he works at the Mortgage Link in Rockville as a Mortgage Loan Officer. He is also very passionate about his health from a nutritional standpoint and strives to eat a mostly if not strictly vegan diet.
Dimitri earned his CrossFit Level 1 Certification in October of 2020 and combines knowledge of his relevant coursework and years of experience being coached under CrossFit principles to offer insight to anyone willing who walks through the CFE doors. Dimitri’s biggest draw to CrossFit is based on the community and accountability characteristics of CrossFit, particularly CFE. “I appreciate the consistency associated with having a universal standard to be held to, and you can’t beat the element of competition. Everyone here wants to see everyone get better.”