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Meet The Team

george Savard

Owner/Head Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 & Level 2; CrossFit Olympic Lifting; CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kids; CrossFit Striking; CrossFit Gymnastics; Level 1 Boxing (CABA); trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix".

Important stuff: Olympic Lifting specialty;  Head coach of FirePower's former International Competitive CrossFit team - qualified for Canada East Regionals 2011 thru 2015;  Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation.  

Stuff you might not know: He’s a giant at 6'8". Former offensive lineman with Ottawa Roughriders CFL team, invited to try out for 13 NFL teams; George also won a bronze medal in boxing at the World Police & Fire Games in Barcelona, 2003.  

He is a 15 year vetran with Toronto Fire Services, and lives in Milton with Andrea & their 11 year old twins and has a not-so-secret love of 80's love ballads

Andrea Savard

Owner/General Manager/Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1;  CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kids; CrossFit Striking; CrossFit Nutrition, Level 2 Boxing (CABA) ; trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix".

Important stuff: CEO of FirePower Training Inc. She is a former member of Team Ontario and a provincial boxing champion & national bronze medalist.

Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation (over $45K raised to date);

Stuff you might not know:  Nominated for RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Award 2015; Awarded 2013 "Business of the Year" from Milton Chamber of Commerce for RCFP; mom of 11-year old twins. She is a former corporate senior marketing manager and consultant to Waterloo Police Service on project management using six-sigma methodologies.

Andrea is a former track & field decathlete, and Canadian international equestrian rider, coach, and avid fox-hunter. 

annie gordon

Assistant Head Coach/CRM Manager

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix"

Important stuff: Annie leads coaching development and training for all RCFP coaching staff and interns. She is a former member of RCFP’s international competitive team for 5+ years.  

Annie's role also includes statistical analysis of RCFP operations and client communications for RCFP’s marketing team.

Stuff you might not know: Annie holds an MBA in International Economics and Finance. She is a former national level equestrian rider living on her family farm in rural Milton/Burlington.

She has a full CrossFit gym on her farm, holds RCFP's annual StrongMan competitions with Coach Mitch. Together they brew Milton’s best maple syrup and grows award-winning veggies in her garden!

dave pinkerton

CrossFit Coach/Assistant Marketing Manager

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix".

Important stuff: Nickname is “Pinky”. Full time FirePower coach of CrossFit classes, summer hockey training, varsity program, and personal trainer for all levels of athletes. Assistant marketing manager leading SEO, social media, and community events. Member of RCFP international competitive team including representing Canada East at the 2015 Regionals.

Stuff you might not know: Dave grew up in Espanola, ON and has a BA in Marketing & Sport Management. A former hockey player and competitive golfer he played in the Canadian Amateur Golf Championships. Dave wasn’t always in good shape and lost a significant amount of weight after high school.  Dave lives in Cambridge with his fiancee Jodi and their giant dog Steve.

Brian Koekebakker

CrossFit Coach/Varsity Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix".

Important stuff: Nickname is “Junior”. Brian is a full time FirePower coach of CrossFit, CrossFit Lite, CrossFit Foundations, varsity, and personal training for all levels of athletes. He has a gymnastics specialty and is a member of RCFP's competitive team.

Stuff you might not know: Former competitive basketball and rugby. Brian was a basketball player and coach for most of his life before finding CrossFit as his true passion.

He lives in Acton with his wife and their rescue-dog. He is obsessed with Rich Froning & cooks a mean steak.

Shane Lloyd

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids (in progress), CrossFit Weightlifting

Important stuff:  Shane coaches CrossFit, CrossFit Lite, CrossFit Foundations, personal training, and young athletes in FirePower Kids.  Shane is FP's resident OCR expert and coach. He's run adventure races & 1/2 marathons and is a member of RCFP's competitive team.

Stuff you might not know: Shane is a former rugby, baseball & soccer player. He met his wife when he was 2 days old, and she's been his training partner for over 12 years. He is also a closet nerd & gamer and a auto-cad designer. He designed the entire layout for the current FirePower facility. Shane lives in Milton with his wife Julia and their 2 children.

Mitch Creasey

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2

Important stuff: Mitch is a 7 year veteran of FirePower coaching staff. Initially coaching for FirePower Kids, he easily transitioned to leading adult classes. Today he coaches CrossFit, CrossFit Lite, CrossFit Foundations, and specialty programs. He is the former manager and Asst. Coach of RCFP’s International Competitive team.

Mitch's talent as a broadcast producer has created numerous FirePower commercials including “Follow Your Fire”, "Vacation", "Alone Time", "Happy Thanksgiving", and "Greatest Living Room Ever".

Stuff you might not know: His nickname is Father Christmas. Mitch grew up playing hockey in the GTHL and studied both Communication at Ryerson University and improv at Second City. He lives in rural Milton/Burlington on a farm with Coach Annie.

Jennifer Young

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, Pendlay Level 1 Weightlifting Seminar, NCCP Level 1 - Figure Skating

Important stuff: Nickname is “Turtle”- a self-imposed name based on how slow she was in workouts when she first started! How times have changed! She is now a top level athlete and former member of RCFP's Competitive team earning a spot at Canada East Regional’s (2012/2013).

Jenn coaches CrossFit, CrossFIt Lite, CrossFit Foundations, personal training, and current lead of “Barbell Betty’s” women’s only lifting program.

Stuff you might not know: Jenny was born and raised in Sioux Lookout, ON. She is a new member of the Milton Fire Department and also works part-time for The Darling Home for Kids, a local children’s charity. Former competitive figure skater/coach and owner/shower of Quarter horses.

Dan Albergaria

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, 3m coaching certified

Important stuff: Dan has been a member of FirePower's Coaching Team since 2008 shortly after the gym began. He has a specialty in helping people seeking a career in police or fire preparing for the fitness testing. Dan's in-depth knowledge, experience and patience with athletes in rehab or significant deconditioned-state helps them make a successful return to fitness.

Dan coaches CrossFit & CrossFit Lite Classes and is just an all-round awesome guy!

Stuff you might not know:  Dan is a full time Toronto Firefighter with 15 years of service. He's a former competitive amateur tennis player and coach, ran the Toronto Marathon and ran a shelter for homeless youth in Rexdale. He lives in Milton with his 2 boys.

Karen Silva

Nutrition Coach / CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kids, Precision Nutrition

Important stuff: Coming from years of in-depth, hands on experience, Karen's knowledge of nutrition is solid! She has numerous client success stories from youth to Masters ages, from weightloss to performance improvement.

She can keep you accountable on your own program, or can craft a customized, detailed plan for you. The magic is in the accountability relationship she develops with all her clients.

Stuff you might not know: Karen has competed in Fitness Modelling competitions, ran a half marathon, and completed multiple Tough Mudders and Obstacle Racing Courses. She grew up in Sudbury, has 9 siblings, and lives in Brampton with her husband and her son Zavier (who can bear walk like no other). She also enjoys the odd spoonful of ice cream when no one is looking.

Kim Turley-Smith

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Striking

Important stuff:  Kim has been part of the FirePower coaching staff since 2008. Leading the growth and development of the CrossFIt Foundations program, Kim has a keen passion for helping new people find a new life journey through CrossFit. She teaches CrossFit, CrossFit Lite, specialty programs and is experienced in half and full marathons, triathlons, and half irons.

Stuff you might not know: Kim is a mom of 3 kids and lives in Milton with her husband Randy. In 2010, Kim initiated the first CrossFit Camp for FirePower members, and grew it into the wildly successful "Fall Fit Womens Weekend" and beyond!

She is an inspirational speaker (available for hire!), an entrepreneur and has always wanted to be a mascot!!

Brian kay

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense

Important stuff: , Brian, a original member of the FP coaching staff since 2008, is FirePower’s strength training guru. He leads the Strength Training specialty program and teaches CrossFit, CrossFit Lite, CrossFit Striking and personal training.

Brian has run both Toronto 1/2 and full marathon but his true love is trail running. He is also trained in Muay Thai and is a nutrition guru.

Stuff you might not know: Brian is a Staff Sergeant with Toronto Police Service (close to 30 years on the force). He is former Junior middleweight Mr. Nova Scotia @ 17yrs old!  Now, at 50 years old, Brian is the fittest and strongest version of himself, and mentors others to maintain a lifelong love of health, fitness and nutrition.

Justin Darbyson-Billingham

Boxing / CrossFit Striking Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense, Level 1 Wrestling, Level 1 Boxing

Important stuff: Justin holds a Provincial Title/National silver medalist in wrestling, and is a former MMA competitor.

He coaches Boxing, CrossFit Lite, CrossFit Striking, and is available for private sessions in defensive training or fitness training.

Stuff you might not know: 2010 champion of World Team Trials and Hungarian World Open for Grappling.

He is a cartoon artist working on broadcast productions such as Arthur, The Magic School Bus, and more!

Kingsley Alexander

Boxing Coach

Certifications: Level 1 Boxing, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Kids

Important stuff: Kingsley is a decorated boxing athlete including 2015 Presidents Cup Award, 2016 Canadian Olympic Qualifiers Silver Medalist, 2016 Provincial Champion, 2016 National Champion, Youth Nationals Silver Medalist 2010, Canadian Winter Games Silver Medalist 2011 and many more!

He coaches boxing classes, personal trainings, FirePower Varsity, and various programs with FirePower Kids.

Stuff you might not know: Former Triple A hockey player. He has a gift for working with young athletes including special needs/autistic/LD children. He runs the best Ninja birthday parties in town with FirePower Kids!

Joyce Findlay

Boxing Coach

Certifications: Level 3 Boxing Official (Referee), Level 3 Boxing Coach (CABA)

Important stuff: 2008 Provincial champion & National bronze medalist in Boxing. She has completed a half marathon, the Tough Mudder and a try-a tri.

Joyce coaches boxing classes, private trainings, and is an Assistant Manages of Customer Service.

Stuff you might not know: A graduate of York University with a BSc in Kinesiology and Health Sciences who worked as a personal trainer before switching to Disability Insurance. She has many secret talents including making balloon animals and sewing.

Jason Martin

CrossFit Coach/Movement Specialist

Certifications: Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, participated in many specialty seminars.

Important stuff: A graduate from McGill University with a degree in Physical & Health Education. He coaches CrossFIt classes and specialty seminars with a focus on movement mechanics and rehab.

Jason is available for personal training, custom program development, nutrition consultations, or individual hockey training.

Stuff you might not know: A former hockey & lacrosse athlete, "Jmart" was head trainer of Reebok CrossFit YUL in Montreal. He later moved to Ontario to work in Reebok Canada’s marketing department while continuing to coach on the side. He currently works for O'Brien Sports under Andy O'Brien S&C Coach for Pittsburgh Penguins.

Patrick Corrado

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Level 4 Ice Hockey Official (soon to be Level 5)

Important stuff: Recently completing FirePower's intensive intern coach program, Patrick has earned his spot on the FirePower coaching roster in 2016. He has transitioned into coaching CrossFit & CrossFit Lite classes, Fresh Start classes and personal training.

Stuff you might not know: Patrick holds a BSc in Kinesiology and college diploma in Health & Fitness. He played Junior A and Junior C hockey and currently is a Jr. level hockey official.   Patrick is from a large family - he's the oldest of 7 siblings! He lives in Milton a stone's throw from FirePower.

Nicole Cowell

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Personal Trainer Certification (Australia)

Important stuff: Nicole is a recent coach to FirePower from Australia.  A Masters athlete (120th worldwide in 2016) and competed with her team at Pacific Regionals 2014. She only started sports as an adult having tried marathons, triathlons, bodybuilding but then found her real sporting love in CrossFit.

Nicole coaches CrossFit classes and is available for personal training.

Stuff you might not know: Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. She is an entrepreneur, a mom of 2 children and currently lives in Oakville with her husband. Her dream is get on the TV show Survivor (she just missed out getting on in 2016 and is trying again in 2017). And she is Australian (but you probably knew that!).

Chris Christensen

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Important stuff:  Chris is one of FirePower's first coaching staff back in 2008. He coaches CrossFit classes and is a high-performance competitive Master's athlete on the international stage. He is a former member of RCFP’s competitive team and was the first FirePower athlete to compete in the CrossFit Games 'Sectionals" in 2009.

Chris is available for personal programming and leads a weekly Conditioning Class for intermediate and advanced members, known as "Chris' Crazy Hour"

Stuff you might not know: A Toronto Firefighter for 15 years. He loves motorsports and raced in the Bridgestone Formula 2000 drivers championship. Chris lives in Milton with his wife Joanne and 2 daughters. He cooks bacon shirtless all the time, no big deal.

Jason DaSilva

CrossFit Coach Intern

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Important stuff: Jason is a CrossFit Coach Intern. He has been part of the FirePower Hockey coaching team for 2 years supporting young athletes in their off-season training. As a FirePower Varsity athlete, Jason earned an invitational spot to compete in the CrossFit Games in California in 2013 during the inaugural Teen Division demonstration.

Jason coaches CrossFit and CrossFit Lite classes, the Summer Athlete Training program and more to come!

Stuff you might not know: He began training with Team FirePower when he was 12 years old, even before operations opened in Milton. He spent years lifting and boxing with George and Andrea  under the FirePower Hockey training program before being drafted to the OHL as a goalie. His nickname is 'PumpMaster J" and his family owns/operates the famous Ivy Arms Pub in Milton.

Derek Macdonald

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids

Important stuff:  Coach Dmac has been part of the FirePower coaching staff for 8 years. He coaches both adult athletes and the young FirePower Kids athletes with a specialty in pre-teen & junior varsity. He has been instrumental in bringing the FirePower Varsity & JV competitive program to life in 2016.

Derek coaches mostly early morning CrossFit classes, specialty programs and with FirePower Kids.


Stuff you might not know: Coach Dmac has a black belt in Karate, earned by his time training and learning in Japan. He competes in GoRuck challenges and lives in Milton with his wife Kristen, and his son and daughter - an upcoming competitive CrossFit JV athlete!