Nick Clancy

Owner & Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • NASM Personal Trainer

Growing up in the Tigard area I was exposed to all kinds of different activities at a young age. From football in the fall to basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. My summers were spent BMX biking, inline skating and playing street hockey with the kids in my neighborhood, many of whom I am still friends with today. Through my adolescence I stuck with basketball and football and didn’t really know much about weight training at all. My fitness journey really began in college at OSU (Go Beavs) when I started to take interest in weightlifting and strength training. I kept busy playing intramural football and basketball while learning the basics of the barbell like the squat, bench, deadlift and power clean. It wasn’t until after college that I found crossfit. I was looking for something more, something competitive and something fun! So my good friend Josh and I walked into a local box and gave it a shot! The positive environment coupled with hard work was similar to a team atmosphere and I fell in love with it. There was nothing quite like it and It really changed the way I look at fitness. About six months after joining my local gym I received my Crossfit level 1 certification. At that time the thought of opening a gym had crossed my mind, but I could never have imagined opening my own box today. I’m extremely blessed to have such an amazing family, group of friends and community to share this with. I hope you enjoy, Rose City Barbell.

Dr. Ajay Iselin

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM health and fitness instructor

Dr. Ajay Iselin graduated from Central Washington University in June of 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He then worked as a personal trainer at a high end health club in the Seattle area for four years before relocating to San Jose, CA to pursue a degree in Chiropractic. It was there that he discovered Crossfit and joined the Rocktape clinical team to treat athletes at local events including the Crossfit Norcal regionals in 2014. In June of 2015, Ajay received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic and moved back to the Northwest to be closer to friends and family. Once back in Portland, he immediately joined a new Crossfit gym and was asked to implement his passion for Crossfit with his background in human anatomy and biomechanics to lead mobility seminars at his home box. Since then Dr. Iselin has continued to work with athletes of all abilities both in the Crossfit community and his practice in Beaverton to improve their movement and athletic performance. Ajay is excited to bring his love of Crossfit and knowledge of human performance to the Rose City community.

Nick Barto

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Licensed Massage Therapist

Born and raised in the Hillsboro area, I grew up with my ten brothers and sisters–which means I have been living an active lifestyle since before I can remember. From riding bikes and climbing trees to wrestling matches and basketball games, my childhood experience as one of eleven, rowdy kids instilled in me a competitive nature and athletic competence that has carried over to many different aspects of my life. As a student athlete at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, I was a state champion in basketball and one of the founding members of their football program. I even tried my hand in a variety of other sports, including soccer, tennis, and golf, which helped me to cultivate a more rounded understanding of athletics and fitness.

While attending school at the local community college, I eventually found a career in massage therapy which has allowed me to combine my passion for fitness as well as my interest in the human physiology. My experience as a massage therapist has had a positive, educative impact on my Crossfit lifestyle, both as a competitor and a coach. I am excited to be part of such a great community of athletes and look forward to using my knowledge of the human body, Crossfit experience, and passion of an active lifestyle to help people reach their athletic, fitness, and health goals.

James Rickher

  • CrossFit Level I Trainer
  • CrossFit Level II Trainer (July 2017)
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

Average. That’s all I’ve ever been. Average kid, average adult. I never played any organized sports as a kid (one season of pee-wee soccer and one semester of freshman wrestling hardly count). However, like most American males, I’ve spent plenty of time in the gym over the years doing the same stuff – back/bi/tri, chest and back, hardly any legs (LOL), etc. Same stuff over and over and over again. Then, in 2010, I found CrossFit and never looked back.

Since starting my CrossFit journey I’ve become an active trail runner, adventure racer and competitor in local CrossFit competitions. The enjoyment and challenge I get from CrossFit has kept me coming back, year-in and year-out, even at 5:30 AM. I started my CrossFit journey at Diablo CrossFit in California and started coaching in 2013. I moved to Oregon in September 2014 and bounced around a bit before finding a home at Rose City Barbell. I enjoy coaching CrossFit immensely and take great pleasure in sharing my love of CrossFit with others. My favorite thing about CrossFit is that no matter where you start your CrossFit journey you can always get better – all it takes is practice, patience and persistence. The beauty in that is even average guys like me can feel like they’ve accomplished something.

Chelsea Brinegar, MScN

  • CrossFit Level I Trainer
  • Master’s Degree Trained Nutritionist

My CrossFit journey started in 2013 in a friend-of-a-friend’s garage. I had no idea what CrossFit was at the time, but I was promised a good workout so I just showed up. Little did I know, that workout in that garage was the beginning of a life-changing experience.

I played sports through my childhood and teenage years (3 day equestrian eventing, basketball, and cross country), but I became a slave to the treadmill in college. I no longer did fitness because I liked it – I saw it as something I had to do to compensate for what I ate or drank. I was obsessed with checking my weight – stepping on the scale daily. Needless to say, I didn’t have a great relationship to fitness, my body, or food. I graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. I was working a marketing job that wasn’t fulfilling me. I wasn’t happy with my body, myself, or my career. I felt lost.

CrossFit soon became the thing that lit my fire. I felt empowered by lifting weights. I began to appreciate my body for what it could do – not just how it looked. I loved the variety of workouts. I couldn’t get enough of it.

Soon, I realized that nutrition was a huge part of the CrossFit lifestyle and I wanted to go all-in with it. I started following a Paleo diet and saw huge health benefits. I fell in love with real foods. My body felt better than ever. My relationship to food, myself, and fitness improved greatly. My life was changed.

I wanted other people to experience this too, so in 2015, I moved from Indiana to Oregon to go back to school In 2016, I received my Master’s degree in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine. I received my CrossFit Level 1 certification in 2017. I began coaching at Rose City Barbell in 2018.

CrossFit changed the course of my life, and I love sharing that passion with people. My goal as a coach is to make fitness fun, foster community, and help you realize just how capable you are. If we improve your health and quality of life along the way, even better!