Upstate Nevada

Reno’s 501(c)3 Non-Profit CrossFit Gym

Our Team

Our team is our foundation. Most of our coaches have other full-time jobs, just like you! They know how tough it can be to prioritize your health and fitness after a long day at work. They are here to help you find that balance!

Our Coaches

Alvie Hafen

Crossfit Level 2

Crossfit Adaptive

Alvie has been coaching Crossfit in Reno for 13 years and has been with Upstate since the beginning. He has seen firsthand the benefits of physical fitness, having a knowledgable coach, and a welcoming community. His wife, Lindsey is a nurse. He has two kids--Rome and Vienna, and a dog named Oakley!

Kyla Ganchan-Romero

CrossFit Level 2

CrossFit Kids

Kyla began her Crossfit journey when Upstate opened. She has been coaching for 3 years and has a special spot in her heart for Upstate's Adaptive Athlete program. She is a mom to approximately 50 house plants and two Shih-tzus--Muffy and Oogs!


Crossfit Level 1

Josh Berti

Crossfit Level 1

Josh has been coaching and personal training for 2 years now. He has been Olympic lifting an power lifting since he was 12, and started Crossfit 3 years ago. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is currently in Chiropractic school. Outside of the gym, Josh loves producing music and DJ-ing.

Billy Haug

Crossfit Level 2

Mikayla Schumacher

Crossfit Level 1

Functional Adaptive Trainer

Mikayla is originally from Bend, Oregon but moved to Reno in 2019. She graduated Oregon State University with an undergrad in Kinesiology and have a background in physical therapy. She has been doing CrossFit for about 12 years now and became passionate about coaching adaptive athletes, which is what brought her to Upstate! She recently graduated from UNR's Physician Assistant program and will be a PA in Family Medicine.

Nicholas Garrett

Crossfit Level 1

IASC Olympic Certification

Nick started competitive swimming at the age of 8 and started coaching swimming at 12 years old. He was recruited to swim at Colorado Mesa University, D2 level. After graduating, he transitioned into CrossFit and started coaching 5 years after that. He's been coaching CrossFit for 4 years now. Through CrossFit he fell in love with Olympic Weight lifting, and love the cohesion of both sports. P.S. He's also married to the other Olympic weightlifting coach.

Josh Lyons

Crossfit Level 1

Alyx Jackson

Crossfit Level 1

Meghan Ochs

Crossfit Level 2

Crossfit Adaptive

Stephanie Garrett

Crossfit Level 1

Precision Nutrition 1


Greig Jameson

Founder, President

Greig was born and raised in the Northern Nevada area, or you might say, the Upstate Nevada area.  Through his life experience he has come to love physical fitness and all the positive attributes that come along with it.  Greig once lived your typical unhealthy lifestyle, he then decided to walk into a CrossFit gym and asked for help.  Through his life lessons he has developed this passion for hearing people’s stories, learning what life have changed people and figuring out how he can try to help people become better versions of themselves.  The idea for Upstate Nevada came to him after years of searching for a way to give back to the community that he loves.

Upstate Nevada is a dream come true for Greig and he thanks each one of his team members, gym members, and donors alike because he understands that even though he had an idea, it takes the community to keep his dream running.

Kraig Kimball


Kraig, a proud Air Force Veteran hailing from Reno NV and currently serving in the Nevada Air National Guard has spent over a decade serving his community and country. Utilizing his military background and passion to serve his hometown community Kraig seeks to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential while embodying a commitment to supporting and uplifting the people around him, fostering strength, resilience, and camaraderie. 

Kraig worked for Greig as young teenager in the early 2000’s. When transitioning gyms he found Upstate shortly after it opened reconnecting with an old friend. After becoming a member He realized this place was special and sought out a larger role in the organization. 

Bryan Christensen



Bryan Christensen
Julian Castro
Thomas Jameson
Catherine Mees
Nima Alinejad
Patrick Purgitt
Kraig Kimball
Sarah Hughes
Christian “Bo” Cassel

Every Day is an Opportunity

Upstate Nevada CrossFit Gym Reno

We Live To Help

Every single member and coach of Upstate Nevada are united by the core tenants of service. We believe that physical fitness is the key to individual happiness and fulfillment, and are all brought together by the desire to help uplift those in our communities who want to improve themselves in the same way. We believe in effort, and know that with our knowledge and expertise, we can help those who want to grow along with us.

Want to be part of our community?

Come Find Us

1365 Airmotive Drive
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 335-6206

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