STAFF

 

Our Sheepdog staff all hold a minimum Level 1 Crossfit certification.

They all have years of CrossFit experience, and all have dedication to athlete safety, fitness and a passion that makes Sheepdog CrossFit different than when compared to other fitness gyms and methodologies.

Sheepdog's coaches develop their athletes and create interesting as well as engaging and effective programming for their entire community. They are dedicated to delivering the best CrossFit experience.

 
 
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Paul Tylla Sr. (Senior)

/ Part Owner- General Manager

Paul runs the back-end of the business while exercising hard.

He wears many hats: Firefighter, dad, business mentor, manager and Pro- CrossFitter.

Last year he developed HEAL, a meal replacement formula made out of 100% plant based whole foods. You can find HEAL in our shelves at the gym, some pharmacies and grocery stores and online.

Certs:

CF-L1

 
 


Cesar Polanco

/ Part Owner- Sales & Coach

Cesar fell in love with CrossFit in 2012 and moved to Canada from the Dominican Republic back in 2015.

Cesar joined Sheepdog in 2017 and became an owner in 2019.

He is in charge of Sales and the guy behind the info@sheepdogcrossfit.com email.

You can find Cesar coaching on Tuesday afternoons.

Certs:

CF-L1

 

Seb Lavoie

/ Founder - Coach

Seb is the guy behind our Sheepdog “No one finishes alone” philosophy and one of the Sheepdog CrossFit Founders.

Seb, has been coaching and practicing CrossFit for many years and we are honoured to have him coaching our “Seb Sunday Special” WOD.

He is also a First Responder (former SWAT Team leader) and a martial arts lover.

You can find Seb coaching on Sunday mornings.

Certs:

CF-L1

CF - L2

Paul Tylla Jr. (PJ)

/Part Owner - Head Coach

PJ is an OG Sheepdog member. He started doing CrossFit at a very young age and now is one of the best Crossfitters in the Lower Mainland.

PJ started working at Sheepdog as ‘sweepdog’ and climbed is way up until he became an owner in 2018.

He runs our programming along with Kari and is one of our Head Coaches. With lots of knowledge in OLY and Gymnastics, PJ also runs our specialty OlY and Gymnastics classes.

You can find him coaching almost every day of the week, except for Saturdays and Sundays.

Certs:

CF-L1

 


Leah Wallace

/ Coach

Leah is one of the OG Sheepdog members. She founded the Sheepdog Youth Program back in 2010 and currently runs the program along with Coach Steffi.

You can find Leah coaching the Youth classes on Saturday mornings.

Certs:

CF-L1

CrossFit Kids

CrossFit OLY

 

Lauren Allard

/ Youth Program Coach

Lauren joined the Sheepdog Coaching Team in 2019 and is one of our Youth Program coaches.

Lauren also practices and coaches powerlifting and is one of our newest assets.

You can find Lauren on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Certs:

CF-L1

CrossFit Kids






Kari Werner

/Part Owner - Head Coach

Kari has been in the Fitness Industry for 15 years now. She runs the Fitness department in the City of PoMo.

She joined the SD Owners crew in 2019 and is one of out most experienced coaches. She works with PJ as a Head Coach and runs our Fitness Classes programming.

You can find Kari coaching early on Monday mornings or Wednesday afternoons.

Certs:

CF-L1

BCRPA PT

BCRPA Seniors

BCRPA Fitness Leader

TRX

Matt Toth

/ Coach

Matt fell in love with Fitness years ago and made a career out of it. Matt is a very passionate individual and the guy who coaches our Sheepdog Fitness classes and Sports Team classes.

You can find Matt coaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Certs:

CF-L1

Steffi Dipp

/Part Owner - Marketing

/Adults & Youth Program Coach

Steffi moved to Canada from the Dominican Republic on 2016. She started doing CrossFit back in 2013.

She’s been a Sheepdog member since 2017 and recently became part of the ownership crew in 2019.

Steffi runs the Youth Programs along with Coach Leah and is also in charge of Sheepdog’s branding and marketing.

You can find Steffi coaching on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Certs:

CF-L1

CrossFit Kids

 

Lindsey Cauley

/ Coach

Lindsey started in our Youth Program a few years ago, since then she has been climbing her way up until becoming one of our best Sheepdog Female Athletes.

She is also a professional swimmer and one of our best coaches.

You can find Lindsey coaching on Fridays.

Certs:

CF-L1