Our Coaches

To realize your full potential, you need a well-thought-out plan. Our unique approach combines a proven methodology with a personal relationship with your coach to help you reach your individual goals.

Foundry coaches are some of the most educated and experienced in the industry, possessing degrees and certifications from many of the nations leading educational institutions in a wide variety of disciplines.

Justin Quandt

Justin Quandt

Coach, Founder

Coach Justin (JQ) is a former Division 1 Tennis athlete and a graduate of Bucknell University.  He believes fitness should be fun and loves working with athletes of all levels.  By combining great coaching, good nutrition, and an amazing community of people, he allows people to create the best, fittest version of themselves while living an amazing life!

 

  • B.S in Business Administration from Bucknell University
  • NCAA Division 1 Tennis: 59-33
  • CrossFit: Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit: Level 2 Coach
  • CrossFit: Endurance Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting: Sports Performance Coach
  • Whole9: Foundations of Nutrition
  • Whole9: Nutrition Trainer
  • MovNat: Natural Movement
Ratih Sutrisno

Ratih Sutrisno

Coach - PM

After years as a team sport athlete playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee in Minneapolis, Coach Ratih fell in love with CrossFit. She believes that each workout is an opportunity to become not only fitter, mentally and physically, but in all areas of life as well. When Coach Ratih is not at the gym, she enjoys cooking for her friends and family. 

Helping others achieve their goals, believe in themselves, live healthier lives, and find joy in doing all that, is what makes Ratih incredibly grateful that she gets to do what she loves every day.

 

  • B.S. in Environmental Education from University of Minnesota
  • CrossFit: Level 1 Trainer
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED
Fabio Castellon

Fabio Castellon

Coach - AM

Coach Fabio is originally from Bolivia, where he grew up playing soccer, volleyball, and racquetball. He also became involved with dance and theater, learning jazz, ballet, tango and salsa and appearing in productions of “Grease” and “Chicago.” In 2013, he moved to the US. That same year he was exposed to CrossFit for the first time. Despite being in reasonably good shape, his first workout challenged him in a way he had never been challenged before. So naturally, his first reaction was: “How can I do more of that??”

 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Running Performance Specialist
Kaitlin Ferrara

Kaitlin Ferrara

Coach - PM

Coach Kaitlin grew up in a small town in New Jersey. In 2013 while living in NYC, She was bored with the routine of going to a regular gym. One day she walked by a CrossFit gym and saw a girl about her size lifting A LOT of weight over her head in a way Kaitlin had never seen before. Enthralled, she immediately walked in. 

Soon after, her mindset started to change about fitness all together from trying to do as much cardio as possible to be “skinny”, to wanting to feel and look STRONG.  Two years later Kaitlin loved it so much that she got her CrossFit Level 1 Certification to coach so she could help others become functionally fit. 

“As a coach, seeing people grow mentally and physically stronger is truly rewarding.  I also want women to understand that weightlifting & strength training will not make you “bulky”, I’ve been trying for years, trust me.”

Currently by day an Audit Manager at a small Southside Chicago accounting firm.

  • B.S. in Accounting from Roger Williams University
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Matt Holden

Matt Holden

Coach - AM / PM

Coach Matt grew up as a constantly active kid playing sports, skiing, swimming, and running around with his 4 siblings. Matt played Lacrosse for 11 years, from middle school through college. Years later, Matt found CrossFit and turned his love of fitness and natural energy into into a career.

Matt is passionate about helping people create the life they want by giving the knowledge, tools and guidance appropriate for each step of the journey. To Matt, fitness is a source of empowerment, inspiration and fun. Good fitness is a “force multiplier” that can make everything in life feel easier and more enjoyable.

 

  • B.S. in Business Administration from Western Michigan University
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • AFPA Certified Holistic Nutritionist
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Bob Veierstahler

Bob Veierstahler

Coach - AM

While not much is know about Coach Bob, we are certain of a few facts. Coach Bob is passionate about living an active lifestyle and using fitness to get the most out of life. 

An Attorney by day, Bob is also an experienced, caring, and committed coach. 

Beyond that, it is speculated that Coach Bob also moonlights as a Superhero, keeping the streets of Chicago safe from crime. 

 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer