Owner, Head Trainer
Laura is a Winona, Minnesota native. She is a graduate of The College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University, where she obtained a B.A. in Elementary Education and Spanish in 2008. She was a first grade teacher for eight years before making the switch to coaching. She first started CrossFit in the fall of 2013; when CrossFit Warrior Risen opened. She earned her CF-L1 certification in May 2016 and is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer.
Mike was a WSU football player during college, and after college he played semi-pro football in San Diego for 3 years. Mike has a BS from Winona State University in School and Community Health and Physical Education as well as a coaching certificate. He has a lifelong background with weightlifting and was a national competitor power lifter in a previous life. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Doe. He discovered CrossFit in 2010 and fell in love with it. After a 28 year career in the business world, he needed a change and decided to go back to his passion of working with people to enhance their fitness and their lives.
Sue was raised in Winona and met Mike just before her senior year of college. After finishing college and doing a short stint living in the Twin Cities, she came back to Winona to be with the man of her dreams! Sue is a CPA and is the Chief Financial Officer for Merchants Bank. She loves accounting, but with all of that sitting, she has always looked for physical activity to do before or after work. With 25 years of marathoning under her belt, she has completed full marathons, many half marathons and triathlons and has done a dozen of those. As Mike got interested in CrossFit he convinced her to try it during a vacation one year. One WOD and she was hooked!
Brandon is a Winona, MN native. He is a 2013 graduate of Winona Senior High School. He currently attends Southeast Technical College where he is pursing a degree in Business Management. Brandon started CrossFit in March of 2014 at CrossFit Warrior Risen. Brandon received his CF-L1 in July of 2016 and has been coaching at CrossFit Warrior Risen ever since! He is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer.
Katie is a Winona, MN native. She is a 2009 graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Art History. She has worked in banking for 8 years; most recently at U.S. Bank in LaCrosse, WI as a Credit Review Specialist. After a year-log stint in Baltimore, MD, returned to Winona in August 2016. Katie started CrossFit in January 2014 at CrossFit Warrior Risen. She earned her CF-L1 in April 2017 and is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer.