Our coaches will help you FEEL Amazing
Meet the team that’s dedicated to making your goals a reality.
Paul Austad began CrossFit in 2010 at a 24 Hour Fitness before joining the Nela CrossFit Atwater Village community in January 2011. He started coaching in order to get people fired up about making healthy life choices and decided that the Nela community, which has a unique background, was the perfect way to do that. When Paul is not coaching or doing muscle-ups at Nela Athletics, he spends more time at Nela Athletics while occasionally hanging out with family and friends. Paul has his L1, L2 and CrossFit Kids certifications.
meet your support team
CrossFit Level 1 Certification.
Wes Mendelson began his CrossFit journey in November 2013 after being encouraged to join by his wife for over a year. Wes was heftier in his twenties and turned to running and CrossFit as a way to keep the pounds off. He now lives a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spreading the happiness that comes along with self confidence amongst his NELA peers. In 2018 he decided to try his best to give back to the community by leading classes as a coach. Outside of the box, Wes enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Charley and pet pitbull, Bleu. Wes has his CrossFit Level 1 Certification.
CrossFit L2 and Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
Certified CrossFit L1 Coach, Certified Precision Nutrition L1 Coach, and a Certified AFPA Wellness and Nutrition Consultant
In 2013, Dayvora Ortega joined NELA as a member. Her life-changing experience with the community and the coaches inspired her to become a coach in 2015. Having been born and raised in the area, Dayvora feels close to this community naturally and feels that “we are family” truly applies to NELA. Day has her CrossFit L1 Certification, is a Certified Precision Nutrition L1 Coach, and a Certified AFPA Wellness and Nutrition Consultant.
CrossFit L1 certification
CrossFit L1 Certification
OPEX CCP Associate Coach, CrossFit L2, Gymnastics, and Weightlifting L2 Certifications
Peter "P. Vo" Vo
CrossFit L1 Certification
Level 2 CPT
CrossFit L2 Certification
Arlene De-Guzman Alpuerto
MS in Exercise Science and Numerous Certifications
Jordan Losua Taylor
Jordan Losua Taylor was born in the south and raised in the pacific northwest. He started CrossFit in 2008 and began coaching in 2015. Jordan is in the performing arts but has a passion for fitness. He has enjoyed a successful coaching career at many different Crossfit gyms in Seattle, WA. What Jordan loves the most about being a CrossFit coach is the people. He loves to help others achieve feats they didn’t think they could. Jordan facilitates a warm and safe environment with his athletes so that they can explore fitness at ease and find what fitness means to them within their own specific world. Jordan has his level 1 and level 2 CrossFit certification.