Ben joined the Marines in 2001 and served 14 years active duty and grew through the ranks of Private to Staff Sergeant. He also completed 6 combat tours, 3 in Iraq and 3 in Afghanistan.
In 2014 Ben moved to Boise, Idaho to open CrossFit Fireside and Fireside Barbell Club. Over the last 3.5 years, Ben and his wife Catie have grown from a two-car garage into a 10,000 sq.ft. facility, boasting the largest CrossFit affiliate and weightlifting club in the state of Idaho.
Dan Fischer is the Head Coach for Boise Barbell in Boise, Idaho. He is a USAW Level 2 National Coach and has served on the Idaho LWC Board of Directors since 2015.
Alison has been teaching for 17 years with 14 years spent in an all-day Kindergarten program. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Early Childhood Development and Kindergarten from Northern State University. She has a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and a Master's Certificate in K-12 Online Teaching from Boise State University. She graduated in May 2018 with her Ed.S. degree from BSU. She is originally from South Dakota and has been living in Idaho since 2008. Alison is a Masters athlete and trains at SRWC in Nampa, Idaho.