Kelsey was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kelsey was a collegiate soccer player and when she graduated, she moved into coaching soccer at the youth and collegiate levels. Kelsey found CrossFit almost three years ago and shifted her focus to that sport. She is a CF-L1 Trainer and enjoys coaching athletes of all skill levels.

In 2016, Kelsey qualified for the East Regional with team CrossFit Parallax, where they took second, qualifying for the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games. The team took 19th our of 40 teams in their rookie debut. Kelsey is working towards her goal of competing at a high level as an individual and she made it to the South Regional in 2017, finishing in 10th place.

Kelsey completed a year long internship under Krissy Mae Cagney in 2016/2017 to prepare her for her job with Black Iron Nutrition. Kels has now worked with over 2,000 athletes through Black Iron Nutrition and she is also in charge of BIN seminars around the country.

Certifications / Experience

  • CrossFit L1

  • Precision Nutrition L1

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business


  • 2017 CrossFit Games South Regional Athlete, Individual

  • 2016 CrossFit Games Athlete, Team

  • Doughnuts & Deadlifts Sponsored Athlete

  • Junk Brands Sponsored Athlete

  • ROMWOD Sponsored Athlete