Scott Grayson (Head Coach/ Owner, Programmer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer., Athlete coaching hours exceeding 10,000 hours, Kettlebell Certified, Olympic Lift Certified, Gymnastics Certified, Powerlifting Certified, Attendee Dmitry Lapikov Olympic Lifting Seminar, Student of Olympic Lifting under Ursula Garza Papandrea for 3 years, Attendee Rudy Nielsen's Outlaw Training Camp, CrossFit Judges Course 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016)- Introduced to CrossFit in 2009. Ex-military (ARMY), Scott hails from Slidell, LA, a suburb of New Orleans. The Voodoo script is Scott's imprint on the 512 area code of Austin TX. Scott's dream was to set up shop here in Austin and build a monster team!
Ursula Garza Papandrea Two-time senior national champion, two-time Olympic Festival champion, 5 time world team member (1992-1996), and former record holder in both snatch (master’s) and clean and jerk. An elite international athlete and the first and only woman to attain USA Weightlifting's Senior International Coach aka Level 5. One of only 24 such coaches in USA Weightlifting and the only Level 5 coach in Texas. Ursula has extensive national and international experience in competitive weightlifting as an athlete since 1987 and 20 years of coaching experience at national and international levels. Her athletes have competed at and won national championships at the junior, collegiate, senior, and master levels as well as Olympic Trials. She has trained athletes that have represented Team USA at the Junior World Championships, University World Championships, Senior World Championships, and Pan Am Games. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master's Degree in Political Science and has had a career as a Professor at Austin Community College since 1994. In 2009 she competed again, winning Master’s National Championships(best lifter award) and again in 2010. She is CrossFit Level 1 certified and have been part of the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification Staff since 2009. She also instructs the USAW Level 1 Sports Performance courses.
Aaron Williams (Level 1 Trainer, Gymnastics Cert, Attendee Dmitry Lapikov Olympic Lifting Seminar, Student of Olympic Lifting under Ursula Garza Papandrea, Coaching of athletes exceeding 3000 hours)- Aaron has a background in football and competitive CrossFit coaching. He has followed the Outlaw Way programming since the 2013 Open and posts to The Outlaw Way daily. You can find his name as Randall Williams in either the first or second place daily. Aaron has taken first place spots in local competitions including The Athlete Open and the 3 day event, The Catalyst Games.
April Covington (Level 1 Trainer, Attendee Dmitry Lapikov Olympic Lifting Seminar, Student of Olympic Lifting under Ursula Garza Papandrea, Coaching of Athletes exceed 3000 hours) April has a background in competitive volleyball and swimming in which she placed top in district in the 100m butterfly. She is an experienced runner and has completed over a dozen races and a triathlon. She has been CrossFitting for 3 years and has competed in various local CrossFit style competitions in indidual and team events. She has a BA and MA in Communication from Texas Tech.
Casey Connor (Coach/ Strength Programmer-CrossFit Level 1 Trainer., U.S.A. Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, Attendee Rudy Nielsen's Outlaw Training Camp). Casey's specialty is the bar, hands down. He practiced weightlifting at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida, and placed 5th at the 1998 Junior Nationals in Savannah GA. Casey was also a Collegiate Rower at Florida Tech. Casey has been a staple here at the Voodoo Box and we are very happy to have him on board!
Ryan Myers (USAG Safety Certified, Boys/Girls Gymnastic Coach, Tumbling Coach CrossFit Level 1) has been coaching all levels of boys and girls gymnastics since 2009. He was the Assistant Head Coach and Assistant Manager at Gulf Coast Gymnastics in Gulf Breeze, Florida prior to moving to finish his education in Atlanta. He also competed on the Georgia Tech Club Gymnastics Team. Ryan has been crossfitting since late 2012 and has recently started following the Squat Mafia competitive programming.
John Greer (CrossFit Level 1) trained and taught marital arts in Houston prior to moving to Austin. After moving to Austin in 2011 he started Crossfit and has been loving it ever since. Self proclaimed expert in bro science, his favorite lift is the overhead squat, and favorite wod is Diane.
Katy Pyle (Crossfit Level 1 Trainer) has a background in soccer and rock climbing. Katy was introduced to Crossfit in 2012 and has never looked back. She was hooked after the first WOD and knew that this would be a life long journey. Katy has a BA in Psychology and believes that Crossfit is not only great for the body, but great for the mind. Katy's professional background, specifically working with survivors of traumatic events, offers a unique perspective on how fitness can help people cope with difficult events in their lives. Katy's goal is to help build one heck of a dream team at Voodoo Crossfit by helping members reach their unique goals
Tami Stromberg (Crossfit Level 1 Trainer) started Crossfit at Voodoo back in January of 2013, and has competed in many local Crossfit competitions. Tami has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech and believes Crossfit has led her to be the healthiest and fittest she has ever been. She is also the mother of two girls. Her oldest daughter, Hailey, also attends Voodoo. Hailey was a gymnast for 6 years and did four years of competitive gymnastics and has competed at CrossFit competitions. As a CrossFit competitor and the parent of a competitive gymnast, Tami understands the importance of health and fitness in a family's routine.