Meet Our Coaches

Coach Jeremiah Sloan

Hi I’m Jeremiah. I am a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer that has been with CFNS for 4 years and I’ve been completely blown away by the awesome community we have here! Prior to CFNS, I was part of the CrossFit coaching staff at the Hanscom Warrior Training Center in Massachusetts. What I love about coaching is the opportunity to meet new people and to help them get more out of life by becoming healthier. There is something deeply rewarding about watching folks commit to and achieve their goals both in and out of the gym!

Coach Finis Kelso
Hello everyone! I’m Finis Kelso.
I’m One of the CrossFit L1 trainers at CrossFit Natural State.
I’ve been an L1 Trainer for 2 years and training in CrossFit for
8 years now. What I most enjoy about CrossFit is the community it builds.
Age doesn’t matter here. You can change your life if you have the will, because
we have the skill to train you to your ultimate goal.
Come join me!! We’ll travel this fitness journey together =)
Coach Jordan Ramm
I’ve always been an athlete, whether it was volleyball, swimming, or track in high school; or intramurals in college. I started off in college pursuing a degree in Exercise Science and after getting my ACSM Personal Trainer Certificate, was a personal trainer at 10Fitness. I knew I wanted to have some career focused on helping others achieve their goals, and exercise was what I knew and lived every day. I ended up going through the Physical Therapist Assistant program and combined the passion I had for exercise, with the love I had for people and interaction.
I walked into CrossFit Natural State 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since. After the first workout, I was hooked! It has turned into my second home. Some of my best friends are the people I see and work out with every day. They keep me focused, push me to be the best athlete, and when I’ve had a crap day they pick me up and are there to make me smile. Part of CFNS that is unbeatable is the community.
I finally decided to get my CF-L1 to merge what I do for a living, with what I do for fun! CrossFit has been a part of my life for so long, and it’s something that I feel so passionately about. Helping others realize their true potential and reach fitness, along with nutritional, goals is like no other. Our health is our legacy, our fitness is what keeps us functional. I want to help the people of the Jonesboro community realize what all CrossFit has to offer, and help people achieve their goals! I would love to answer any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.
 -Jordan Ramm
Owner & Coach Andy Lung
Being involved in sports from the age of 4, it’s a shock both emotionally and physically when you cease being an “athlete.” I think most people go through that transition, and I’m no different. I missed being competitive, and I was out of shape and overweight. Finding CrossFit provided an outlet for the athlete inside me, and got me in shape. CrossFit Natural State has been my CrossFit home for 6 years, and I love our community so much. Many of our members have become my friends, and caring for them and desiring to help them achieve goals… well it made the decision to get my CF-L1 one of the easiest I’ve made. I recently took over ownership with my wife Brittney and Ryan and Kate Whitlock, and I’m beyond proud to be responsible for the place I love so much. I’ve always loved being helpful to others, and my hope is to push you and to help you achieve all your health and fitness goals.
Coach Will Oliver

I wasn’t the fastest, tallest, or most athletic kid growing up until I discovered the weight room. I began to see my athleticism increase the more I went to the gym and trained. I was fascinated by the phenomenon I was experiencing, it seemed like the harder I worked, the better athlete I became. I turned that fascination into a profession by learning the science behind exercise and thereby using it to create opportunities for others to improve their athleticism and fitness. I’ve recently extended that realm of opportunity to CrossFit Natural State as a coach, working with some the best people I’ve had the pleasure of coaching. The physical building itself has a super positive vibe that invites you in and makes you want to stay. Above all else though, in the same way a church is not a building, it is the community of people at CrossFit Natural State that makes it feel like home. Proud to be a part of such a (literal) strong community.

Coach Casey Spencer
I have been coaching for 6 years and have been actively practicing CrossFit for 11 years. I love to help people see they they can do much more than they ever believed they could.
I have found that the variety that CrossFit provides has kept me engaged and active. After all, “a body in motion stays in motion”, and I have tried to stay on this side of Newton’s first law. For me, and many others, CrossFit has provided a way to stay in motion and stay excited about it.
Coach Dylan Vangilder

Hey everyone!

My names Dylan Vangilder. I have been a member of CrossFit natural state for several years and have my CrossFit level 1. I have always been passionate about health and fitness and love getting to coach all the members here. I started CrossFit with the intentions of competing but the community is what has kept me going. If I was to offer any advice to new members it would be to be humble and always receptive to coaching.

Owner & Coach Ryan Whitlock
Hey guys, my name is Ryan Whitlock and I am a level one CrossFit coach! I have been doing CrossFit for a couple of years now and the change it has made in my life is tremendous.  We all go through phases in our life where we want to commit to something and then we opt out 6 months in.  I have been that person time and time again.  I bought all the gear, got myself hyped up and then I stop out of nowhere.  CrossFit was a COMPLETELY different animal for me.  I came in with the mindset that I hope I can last this time and I have not quit since! I lost weight, I toned up, but most importantly I changed my life! Consistency is key to becoming good at anything! Quick fixes don’t work here, but what does is passion and foundation. And CrossFit gave me that, plus a home! My wife and I both come here almost everyday and you’ll probably see my daughter running around at some point! We love it here at CrossFit Natural State and I know that if you can find that consistency with us you will find that sense of home as well!!