MEET OUR COACHES

Brian Baker

Owner & Head Coach
Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3)
CrossFit L2
CrossFit L1
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Mobility
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AEDCF L1

Brian and his wife Aubrey opened CrossFit Bartlesville in June 2011. Together, Brian and Aubrey have a passion for exercise and for helping people meet their health and fitness goals. They discovered CrossFit in 2008 and found it to be the best method for general strength and conditioning. They started coaching people in their garage, inviting friends, relatives, and anyone interested in fitness to join in for the “workout of the day.”

Brian Baker is a Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer. Starting his athletic career on a soccer field, at age 6, Brian excelled and earned an athletic scholarship at NCAA Division 1, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. After college, his continued interest in fitness led him to pursue martial arts and body building, finishing in the top 5 worldwide in the 2005 Body for Life competition.

Patty Thompson

CF L1
CrossFit Weightlifting
CrossFit Kids

Patty has been a lifelong sports and fitness enthusiast. She was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend in 2011 and was hooked from her first workout! “I love the ‘constantly varied’ aspect, always working on something new, challenging myself to do different movements.”

She got her Level 1 certification in 2013 and joined the coaching staff at CrossFit Bartlesville. She loves working with athletes at all levels of fitness and encouraging them to live a healthier, fitter life. “It’s exciting and fulfilling to witness the change in people when they take a proactive role in their health. If I can play some small part in that journey, then I’m happy!” Her desire is to inspire and challenge our members to be stronger, healthier and happier.

Jesse Wright

Crossfit Level 1 Coach
Kanakuk Institute

I was a 4-year starter at strong safety at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Growing up an athlete and playing football in college I loved competing whether it was in the weight room, on the track, or on the field, I loved to compete, it was the only way I would push myself to get better. After college, I tried to workout and stay in shape on my own but it wasn’t the same without having a group of people around me doing the same workout with the same goal: to get better. That’s what drew me to CrossFit; competing in community, but what has kept me in CrossFit and why I love to coach is seeing people push themselves to do things they never thought they could do, seeing people over time change and improve their lives, regardless of how long they have been doing CrossFit, how old they are, or how fit they were when they started. It’s a great privilege being able to walk alongside others, encourage, and serve them as they work to improve their quality of life!

Erik Arve

PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW, SFMA

Erik got his first taste of CrossFit during his last year of physical therapy school while out on clinical rotations. Admittedly, he was a bit of a skeptic at first, but was fortunate to be around some amazing coaches and athletes. Quickly he learned that CrossFit was about more than just exercise but more about a community of people working to get better. When he and his wife first moved to Bartlesville, he tried to go back to one of the local traditional gyms in town but felt like something was missing. He soon found himself at Crossfit Bartlesville. After being part of the gym for several months Erik found his niche on the coaching staff utilizing his experiences as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach and as a physical therapist. He now coaches a mobility and Olympic lifting class. He loves seeing people become better movers and hit PR’s.

Kelli Kelley

Crossfit Level 1
Group Fitness Kickboxing

Kelli has been an athlete all her life, which aided in her passion for CrossFit. Back in 2008, Kelli started doing CrossFit style workouts with the owner, Brian Baker, in his garage. After CrossFit Bartlesville opened in 2011, Kelli moved her workouts from the Baker’s garage over to CFB and immediately fell in love with the comradery of the CrossFit community. When the Bakers approached her about coaching in 2015, she jumped at the opportunity, despite being 6-months pregnant. As a competitor, Kelli loves CrossFit as she believes the sport makes her try harder to get better and stronger every day. As a coach, she loves nothing more than to see the sheer joy on people’s faces when they achieve something they never thought they could do.

Kristin Curd

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Judges Certificate
CrossFit Scaling Certificate
Kendrick Farris Bless the Gym Weightlifting Clinic
Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED and standard First Aid

Kristin graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She was a Human Resources Manager at Walmart corporate offices until she had a baby and quit to be a stay at home mom and coach CrossFit. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Bartlesville’s Samaritan Counseling & Growth Center. 

Kristin was a Co-Owner and Coach at Bear State CrossFit in Bentonville, Arkansas for 3 years until her husband’s career brought them back to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where her and her husband both grew up. Kristin has always been very active and loves competing. She started CrossFit in the Summer of 2011 with her husband, Landon, and she has a competitive gymnastics background of 10 years. She fell in love with the varied strength and conditioning program of CrossFit, the continuous challenge that it brings, the great community and the undeniable results. Kristin has a passion for competition, fitness and helping others of all ages to lead healthy lives.  

Brian Baker

Owner & Head Coach
Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3)
CrossFit L2
CrossFit L1
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Mobility
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AEDCF L1

Brian and his wife Aubrey opened CrossFit Bartlesville in June 2011. Together, Brian and Aubrey have a passion for exercise and for helping people meet their health and fitness goals. They discovered CrossFit in 2008 and found it to be the best method for general strength and conditioning. They started coaching people in their garage, inviting friends, relatives, and anyone interested in fitness to join in for the “workout of the day.”

Brian Baker is a Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer. Starting his athletic career on a soccer field, at age 6, Brian excelled and earned an athletic scholarship at NCAA Division 1, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. After college, his continued interest in fitness led him to pursue martial arts and body building, finishing in the top 5 worldwide in the 2005 Body for Life competition.

Erik Arve

PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW, SFMA

Erik got his first taste of CrossFit during his last year of physical therapy school while out on clinical rotations. Admittedly, he was a bit of a skeptic at first, but was fortunate to be around some amazing coaches and athletes. Quickly he learned that CrossFit was about more than just exercise but more about a community of people working to get better. When he and his wife first moved to Bartlesville, he tried to go back to one of the local traditional gyms in town but felt like something was missing. He soon found himself at Crossfit Bartlesville. After being part of the gym for several months Erik found his niche on the coaching staff utilizing his experiences as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach and as a physical therapist. He now coaches a mobility and Olympic lifting class. He loves seeing people become better movers and hit PR’s.

Patty Thompson

CF L1
CrossFit Weightlifting
CrossFit Kids

Patty has been a lifelong sports and fitness enthusiast. She was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend in 2011 and was hooked from her first workout! “I love the ‘constantly varied’ aspect, always working on something new, challenging myself to do different movements.”

She got her Level 1 certification in 2013 and joined the coaching staff at CrossFit Bartlesville. She loves working with athletes at all levels of fitness and encouraging them to live a healthier, fitter life. “It’s exciting and fulfilling to witness the change in people when they take a proactive role in their health. If I can play some small part in that journey, then I’m happy!” Her desire is to inspire and challenge our members to be stronger, healthier and happier.

Jesse Wright

Crossfit Level 1 Coach
Kanakuk Institute

I was a 4-year starter at strong safety at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Growing up an athlete and playing football in college I loved competing whether it was in the weight room, on the track, or on the field, I loved to compete, it was the only way I would push myself to get better. After college, I tried to workout and stay in shape on my own but it wasn’t the same without having a group of people around me doing the same workout with the same goal: to get better. That’s what drew me to CrossFit; competing in community, but what has kept me in CrossFit and why I love to coach is seeing people push themselves to do things they never thought they could do, seeing people over time change and improve their lives, regardless of how long they have been doing CrossFit, how old they are, or how fit they were when they started. It’s a great privilege being able to walk alongside others, encourage, and serve them as they work to improve their quality of life!

Kelli Kelley

Crossfit Level 1
Group Fitness Kickboxing

Kelli has been an athlete all her life, which aided in her passion for CrossFit. Back in 2008, Kelli started doing CrossFit style workouts with the owner, Brian Baker, in his garage. After CrossFit Bartlesville opened in 2011, Kelli moved her workouts from the Baker’s garage over to CFB and immediately fell in love with the comradery of the CrossFit community. When the Bakers approached her about coaching in 2015, she jumped at the opportunity, despite being 6-months pregnant. As a competitor, Kelli loves CrossFit as she believes the sport makes her try harder to get better and stronger every day. As a coach, she loves nothing more than to see the sheer joy on people’s faces when they achieve something they never thought they could do.

Kristin Curd

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
CrossFit Judges Certificate
CrossFit Scaling Certificate
Kendrick Farris Bless the Gym Weightlifting Clinic
Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED and standard First Aid

Kristin graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She was a Human Resources Manager at Walmart corporate offices until she had a baby and quit to be a stay at home mom and coach CrossFit. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Bartlesville’s Samaritan Counseling & Growth Center. 

Kristin was a Co-Owner and Coach at Bear State CrossFit in Bentonville, Arkansas for 3 years until her husband’s career brought them back to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where her and her husband both grew up. Kristin has always been very active and loves competing. She started CrossFit in the Summer of 2011 with her husband, Landon, and she has a competitive gymnastics background of 10 years. She fell in love with the varied strength and conditioning program of CrossFit, the continuous challenge that it brings, the great community and the undeniable results. Kristin has a passion for competition, fitness and helping others of all ages to lead healthy lives.  

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