Meet The Team

george Savard

Owner/Head Coach

Certifications: CrossFit 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", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Olympic Lifting specialty;  Head coach of FirePower's 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 20 year veteran with Toronto Fire Services, and lives in Milton with Andrea & their 14 year old twins and has a not-so-secret love of 80's love ballads

Andrea Savard

Owner/GM/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", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: CEO of FirePower Training Inc. Andrea leads the FirePower team in all areas including strategic planning and partnerships. She is also a small business mentor, Dale Carnegie CIT, and public speaker.

Co-founder of Canadian Firefighter Appreciation Day charity event supporting Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation;

Stuff you might not know:  Nominated for RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Award 2015; Multi-year Milton Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year"; mom of 14-year old twins. She is a former corporate marketing executive and consultant to Waterloo Police Service on project management using six-sigma methodologies.

Andrea was a competitive boxer, reaching national level with Team Ontario. Also a track & field decathlete,  international equestrian rider, coach, and fox-hunter. 

annie gordon

Assistant Head Coach / Dir. of Personal Training

Certifications: Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Practitioner. CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission,

Important stuff: Annie leads coaching development and training for all RCFP coaching staff and interns. She is also a member of the FP Management Team and Director of Personal Training.

She is a former member of RCFP’s international competitive team for 5+ years.  


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

Tonya Link

Operations Manager / CrossFit Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", and advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Tonya heads up the FirePower Operations after transitioning from the corporate world. Her experience is extensive and she is leading the operations, facility management, administrative team and supporting sales & marketing.

She also coaches CrossFit and Ignite classes as well as CrossFit Foundations and specialty programs.


Stuff you might not know: Tonya has been a FirePower athlete for a decade. She has spent years developing her Olympic lifting and CrossFit skills under Coach Geo and the rest of the team. She lives in Milton with her CrossFitting husband Roland and their 2 children Jakob and Erika who are also FirePower athletes.

Brian Koekebakker

CrossFit Coach / Varsity Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, trained in mobility/movement through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Nickname is “Junior”. Brian is a full time FirePower coach of CrossFit, Ignite, 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 is a new dad to baby Maeve and learning to balance fatherhood, competitive-level training, work & life. We think he's great at it all!

Shane Lloyd

CrossFit Coach / FirePower Barbell Club Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Weightlifting, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff:  Shane coaches CrossFit, Ignite, CrossFit Foundations, personal training, and young athletes.  Shane specializes in Olympic Lifting, leads FirePower Barbell Club and is FP's OCR expert. 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 / FirePower Care Team

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Mitch is an 8 year veteran of FirePower coaching staff. Initially coaching for FirePower Kids, he easily transitioned to leading adult classes. Today he coaches CrossFit, Ignite, 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 & Nutrition Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, Pendlay Level 1 Weightlifting Seminar, NCCP Level 1 - Figure Skating, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Nickname is “Turtle”- a self-imposed name based on how slow she was in workouts when she first started. She is now a top level athlete and former member of RCFP's Regional CF Games Competitive team.

Coach Jen also is a member of the FirePower Nutrition team, helping athletes find balance and accountability with their health and fitness.

Jen coaches various classes, 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 full time Vaughan Firefighter and former competitive figure skater/coach and owner/shower of Quarter horses.

Dan Albergaria

CrossFit Coach / 911 Fitness Specialist

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, 3m coaching certified, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

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 & Ignite Classes and is just an all-around awesome guy!

Stuff you might not know:  Dan is a full time Toronto Firefighter with 20 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.

Ryan Devries

CrossFit & Nutrition Coach

Certifications: Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Practitioner.CrossFit Level 1; trained in mobility and movement mechanics through "The Movement Fix", advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission,

Important stuff:  With years of self-education and personal experience, Ryan is a senior member of the FirePower Nutrition team. His clients see significant improvement in overall health and weightloss when following his guidance. In addition, his expertise in mobility and core strength development is second to none.

Ryan coaches CrossFit, Ignite and Varsity classes, as well as CrossFit Foundations athletes and specialty programs.

Stuff you might not know: Ryan coaches Milton District's Improv team which won the Canadian Improv Games in 2012 when he was a member. An avid outdoorsman and rider, Ryan has been riding since age 10 and holds his Equestrian Canada Rider Level 4.  He has a BBA in International Business and previously has worked in Retail and Corporate in the banking industry.

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, Ignite, 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 teenagers 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, an entrepreneur and has always wanted to be a mascot!!

Brian kay

CrossFit Coach / Striking Coach / Strength Specialist

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Defense, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

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 various classes and personal training. He also is an expert on fitness and aging, as well as maintaining health through injury.

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 (30 years). 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, CrossFit Kettlebell, Level 1 Wrestling, Level 1 Boxing, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Justin holds a Provincial Title/National silver medalist in wrestling, and is a former MMA competitor. He is currently active in kettlebell competitions, pursuing a national ranking.

He coaches Boxing, Ignite, 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. He lives in Milton with his wife Aislinn (also a boxing coach) and their new baby girl Penny.

Kingsley Alexander

Boxing Coach / Youth Special Needs Coach

Certifications: Level 1 Boxing, CrossFit L1, CrossFit Kids, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

Important stuff: Kingsley is a decorated boxing athlete including 2015 Presidents Cup Award, 2016 Canadian Olympic Qualifiers, 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.

Joyce Findlay

Boxing Coach

Certifications: Level 3 Boxing Official (Referee), Level 3 Boxing Coach (CABA), CrossFit Level 1, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission.

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 a member of FirePower's Administrative team.

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 DaSilva

CrossFit Coach / Varsity Coach

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Important stuff: Jason officially joined the FirePower coaching team in 2016. 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.

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.

Seanna Swayne

CrossFit Coach

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit, CrossFit Gymnastics, advanced DB training through Dumbbell Mission, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity.

Important stuff: 
Seanna officially joined the FirePower team in 2019. She coaches classes, foundations, and personal training. She also competes on behalf of FirePower at events such as BeachWOD, Wodapalooza, and the CanEast Games.

Stuff you might not know: 
Seanna played rugby at the University of Guelph, and coached the women's rugby team at Ohio State University in '04-'05. She is a certified veterenarian and owns a successful mobile small animal surgery practice. She is also a former competitive downhill ski racer!

Maria Rueda

Varsity Coach / Corporate Wellness

Certifications:  Level 1 CrossFit, CrossFit Kids

Important stuff: Maria joined CrossFit in 2012 expecting to find a place to workout and instead finding a community and second home.

Maria is a CrossFit Kids coach with FirePower Kids, and FirePower Varsity Coach as well. She is completing Food and Nutrition studies at Humber College and combines her knowledge of CrossFit and training with teaching individuals the importance of healthy eating.

Stuff you might not know: A self-professed millennial, Maria loves social media and runs an Instagram blog herself dedicated to her love of nutrition. When she’s not thumbing through her newsfeed, you’ll find her upside down in a handstand or twisted into a yoga pose!

Renee Puyo

Executive Assistant

Important stuff: Renee is the right-hand to Andrea & George. She handles all membership details, retail & supplies, booking clients for appointments, and more!

If you need any elements of your membership or account changed, please email Renee!

Stuff you might not know: 
Renee first joined FirePower in 2011 and soon brought her husband Rudy with her. Her son's Kaleb & Gabriel were part of the original FirePower Kids program.

Renee heads up the children's ministry at her local church. She was also part of the corporate world for 20 years before transitioning to her current "real life" role at FirePower.

Kristine Kazias

Front Desk Assistant

Important stuff: Kristine has been a member of FirePower's admin team since 2016 after starting her CrossFit journey here in 2014. She is a yearly Firefighter Appreciation Day committee member and can often be seen as score keeper during in-house competitions.

Stuff you might not know: 
She has a deep rooted passion for the arts and spent 10+ years in management positions within the non-profit sector of the Film & Television industry, helping to support and foster the careers of Canadian storytellers.

Emma Bignell

Front Desk & Social Media Asstistant

Important stuff: Emma supports the front desk team and special projects when she is home from school. She is a member of the marketing team focusing on social media.

Stuff you might not know:
She first started her CrossFit journey at 14 years old, and has recently decided to specialize in powerlifting. After finishing her degree in Physical Education, Emma hopes to continue her education and become a registered nurse specializing in rehab and spinal cord injuries. She is also an avid baker!

Vanessa Slack

FirePower Care Team

Certifications:  Master of Theological Studies

Important stuff: 
We all need someone to walk beside us as we travel life’s path and navigate the inevitable bumps in the road. Vanessa offers meaning-filled conversation can help bring clarity and comfort in times of grief or during distress.

She is available to contact confidentially by email by members at anytime. You may even randomly find a message in your inbox from her if you are having a tough time personally, with family, work or

Stuff you might not know: 
She holds a certification in Bereavement Education. She is also furthering her skills in spiritual care through a Clinical Pastoral Education program at Hamilton Health Sciences. Vanessa is married, the mother of 3 sons and loves to sing - she gigs locally (as well as on the gym floor) and is incredible!

Matt Munro

Clinic Director, Physiomed Milton

Certifications:  Bsc, Kinesology

Important stuff: 
Matt is the Clinic Director of Physiomed Milton, located at the FirePower Campus. He works with all levels of clients from beginner to elite focusing on ensuring prehab and rehab clients find their way back to active exercise again.

Clients work with Matt and his team on injury prevention, muscle activation and strength development, proper movement patterns, mobility and more. The clinic also offers physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment.

Book your complimentary assessment today!

Stuff you might not know: 
"Mobility Matt" is a former member of the FirePower's International Competitive CrossFit Team. He lives in Waterloo with his wife Nicky and their young son Thomas.

Rosie & Remy

Greeters

Certifications: Smart Dogs K9 Training Obedience

Important stuff: 
Please note if you do not care for dogs, we will secure them in an office while you are here. Simply ask a coach or front desk assistant for help!

Stuff you might not know:
Rosie (the size of a cat) licks kettlebells and your shins. Remy announces her arrival every day with a barking tour of the gym until everyone knows she is in the house.

People doing the post-wod sprawl or floor-level mobility people may get a visit with a scratch request.



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