Meet The Squad


Brandi Washer

  • Founder of CrossFit DSO
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
  • Bachelors of Science in Human Biology

CrossFit related certifications and seminars:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance
  • CrossFit Judges Course
  • CrossRoads Adaptive Athletic Alliance
  • Functional Movement Techniques
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Competition experience:

  • CrossFit Open
  • Various CrossFit Competitions

Recreational athletic experience:

  • Softball
  • Wake Boarding
  • Paddle Boarding

My passions:

I am very passionate about sports, any sport! I grew up playing basketball, volleyball, swimming and softball. After high school, I pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology which then led to my Doctorate in Chiropractic. In order to fulfill my competitive drive during that time, I played competitive nationwide slow-pitch softball. Shortly after in 2012 that is when I began my CrossFit journey and began coaching in 2014.

I am also passionate about knowledge. I am passionate about always learning and sharing what I learn. I have an extensive knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics as it relates to human movement and performance. I love sharing that knowledge with my athletes in order to improve their performance. Becoming a CrossFit Coach has truly been a blessing and I look forward to seeing what the future holds in this community.


Max Arredondo

CrossFit related certifications and seminars:

        • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
      • CrossFit Open Judge

      Competition experience:

      • CrossFit Open
      • Bring the Heat Katy
      • Oktoberfest
      • Various Olympic Lifting Competitions

      Recreational athletic experience:

      • Bike Riding
      • Skim Boarding
      • Paddle Boarding

      My passions:

      Anything that has to do with fitness you can count me in. I enjoy helping individuals with any fitness related training that they need. From nutrition to proper lifting techniques, I will feed you all the information that I know to help you succeed. I was always active growing up, baseball, football and basketball. Fact – I was a very solid skateboarder as well, bring one up to the box and I’ll show you a trick! CrossFit has helped me become stronger mentally and physically. Teaches you how to hang in there a bit longer, how to push for another minute or two. Strengthens your mentality and your body! Just when you think you don’t have another rep in you, you push out 10 more. CrossFit has made me healthier and I actually feel better now than when I was younger. I definitely feel more athletic now and it will do the same to you with consistency. All you have to do is show up, listen to your coaches and put in the work!


      Fran Heilker

      CrossFit related certifications and seminars:

      • CrossFit Level 1

      Competition Experience:

      • CrossFit Open
      • Beast Wars Competition
      • Clear Creek Fitness Challenge

      Recreational Athletic Experience:

      • Volleyball

      My passions:

      Teaching the young, and the young at heart, is what drives me. The thrill I get when I see a bright, young mind at work is priceless. Making a difference in someone’s life, even a small one is the best!

      I also love, love, love dogs!! Any activity that my pups can do with me is tops on my list!


      Chris Rendon

      CrossFit related certifications and seminars:

      • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
      • CrossFit Open Judge
      • Certified Personal Trainer
      • Certified in Fitness Nutrition
      • CPR/First Aid Certified

      Previous competitive competitions:

      • CrossFit Open
      • Several Obstacle Course Races
      • Various 5k’s
      • 7-mile Bridge Run (Florida Keys)

      Recreational athletic experience:

      • Canoeing/Kayaking
      • Camping
      • Hiking

      My passions:

      Health and fitness has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I love being in a position that allows me to teach, train and motivate others! I am also passionate about learning the ins and outs of CrossFit and fitness in general. In order to further my knowledge in this field I am currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science, so that I can be a more rounded trainer and athlete. I am always striving to become a fitter athlete, a greater motivator and an exceptional coach. My daily goal is to be better than I was the day before and I try to project onto each class or person that I coach. My hope is that you give CrossFit DSO a try and let us help you achieve the goals that you’re aiming for!


      Katie Sauser

      CrossFit related certifications and seminars:

      • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
      • CrossFit Judges course

      Previous competitive competitions:

      • CrossFit Open
      • Pensacola Beach Brawl
      • Various in-house competitions
      • Various 5k’s

      Recreational athletic experience:

      • Volleyball- Indoor/Outdoor
      • Softball
      • Snowboarding

      My passions:

      I grew up playing basketball, softball, tennis, track, volleyball! I had a full volleyball scholarship for two years in college. I am very passionate about staying active, indoor and outdoor. I am always up for learning something new. Things that push and challenge your body! I discovered CrossFit in 2011,received my level 1 in 2013 and haven’t looked back! I am passionate about CrossFit not only because of
      the workouts but because of the community and what it has to offer. Seeing people progress forward in their health and strength is one of the most rewarding things as a coach! And, of course, my number one thing in life is my little girl, Tegan. She pushes and motivates me to be a healthy and active mother!


      Trisha Tompkins

      CrossFit related certifications and seminars:

      • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

      Competition Experience:

      • CrossFit Open

      Recreational Athletic Experience:

      • Basketball
      • Walking my dog, which in my opinion should be an Olympic sport, just sayin.

      My passions:

      Always striving to improve myself and others. Being in the Coast Guard for 8 years has allowed me to constantly push myself mentally and physically but finding CrossFit was a game changer for me. The community and support you get when you walk into the box is amazing and there isn’t a better place to find your limits, and then push for more.

      I’m also a super nerd and my offtime is spent reading, netflixing and eating tacos, because life is all about balance.