The perfect team — professionals dedicated to helping you stay fit in a welcoming environment.
Alicia Haskins, Director
NASM - CPT, CrossFit Level 1, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
Prior to assuming the role of director, Alicia served as an RHF trainer, manager and volunteer coordinator for eight years. She is passionate about equipping Rainier Valley residents with the tools necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Alicia studied sociology and nursing. She enjoys tennis, traveling and training for CrossFit competitions.
Patrick Otieno, Manager
NASM - CPT, CrossFit Level 2, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
Patrick works as a gym personal trainer and group training coach, helping RHF members workout get closer to their fitness goals. He loves how dynamic the representation of RHF members are: people from different races, cultural beliefs and religions overcome social boundaries and economic barriers and work under one roof. Patrick says, "My objective is to encourage sustainable development among marginalized communities by sharing knowledge as a means of empowering the community."
Marla zumFelde, Member Relations Specialist/Trainer
NASM - CPT, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
Marla is passionate about engaging with RHF members, whether she's facilitating a training or sorting out an account as our front desk administrator. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology and also studied kinesiology and psychology. While at university, Marla played women's basketball. She continues to enjoy sports, hiking, biking and long walks through parks.
Buiford Martin, Trainer
NSCA-CPT, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
Buiford has lived in the Rainier Valley his entire life. He began his career in fitness as a football and wrestling coach for his local high schools, including his alma mater, Cleveland High School in Seattle, Washington. He studied Personal Fitness at Bellevue College. His specialties in training include the following: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Powerlifting and Sports & Conditioning. When he's not training other people, Buiford likes to watch fitness and cooking videos on YouTube, coach high school wrestling and participate in RHF CrossFit.
Jessica Gallardo, Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification, Bilingual in Spanish and English
Jessica loves being active by riding her bike, participating in RHF CrossFit and her number one passion: soccer. Sometimes she combines CrossFit with an additional work out at RHF plus biking over twenty miles round-trip to and from work! Jessica completed her bachelors in psychology at the University of Washington. She says, "Even if you slow down, even if you don’t have the best time or the heaviest weight, what matters is that you got through your work out and that you finished and that’s an accomplishment. It’s about making that progression even if it’s small steps but to feel that you’re moving forward."
Emily Williamson, Marketing Coordinator
Emily is RHF’s marketing coordinator. Her own experience of suffering a back injury and recovering through exercises prescribed by a chiropractor who doubles as a CrossFit instructor gave her a passion for helping others experience life fully through fitness. She is active in the South Seattle neighborhood and volunteers on a Hillman City community development team. Emily is certified through the American Red Cross for First Aid/CPR/AED.
Jocelyn Shelby, Personal Trainer
Jocelyn is a graduate of California State University of Long Beach with specialized studies in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Community Wellness. She is certified with the National Federation of Professional Trainers and the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She also has experience in Health Club Management, Nutrition and Eating Disorders counseling. Jocelyn has completed several marathon races and competed as a bodybuilder. She enjoys sharing her love of fitness with others so they can enjoy living a healthier lifestyle.