Meet the Team
Ray Regno - Full-time Czar
Every day of his life Ray is grateful that he gets to be what he was clearly created to be: a teacher, an encourager and a friend. As early as he can remember he was breaking down complex ideas into simpler terms and helping others understand context and "the why" behind everything in his world. He now takes that passion and uses it to help people make sense of their world, so they can live better and pay it forward.
An Interview with Ray
What is the world's greatest invention? Screen door on a submarine
What is the best song or playlist to workout to? Reggaeton is my current go to. I also like 70s disco or anything with Barry White and Keith Sweat.
Pineapple on pizza - yes or no? Heck no techno!!!
Rock, paper or scissors? It depends.
Sarah Lewis - Part-time Czar (and source of comedic relief)
Based in Holly, MI, Sarah owns and operates Libratum Strength and Conditioning with her dad Randy and describes it as "living the dream" or LTD for short. She began working with Ray in 2017 when she realized she needed a mentor and has been a part of the Stronghold Crew since 2018 (AND NEVER LOOKED BACK)
An Interview with Sarah
What is the world's greatest invention? Magic 8 Ball
What is the best song or playlist to workout to? Anything from the Moana soundtrack
Pineapple on pizza - yes or no? YASSSSSS
Rock, paper or scissors? Whatever is gonna beat the other player.
Nikki Slaugh - Tour Guide
Nikki has been coaching (kids and adults) at The Cell Gym in AZ since summer of 2015 and is also an elementary school substitute PE teacher. She loves donuts & overhead squats and calling out Ray when she believes he is wrong. Those qualities led to Ray proposing that she become a part of the team in 2019 and she (thankfully) said yes!!!!
An Interview with Nikki
What is the world's greatest invention? Naps
What is the best song or playlist to workout to? Sexyback by JT
Pineapple on pizza - yes or no? N-O
Rock, paper or scissors? Rock
Taryn Geivet - Content Manager
Taryn was born and raised in the small town of Visalia, California and is now attending the University of California San Diego for Bioengineering. When she came to the big city of San Diego she found Ray coaching at a CrossFit gym and signed up for his mentoring group that same day. Fast-forward a few months later and although busy with school, coaching, and her dog, Tobi, realized that she loved the Stronghold mission so much that she wanted to help make it happen, joining the team in 2018.
An Interview with Taryn
What is the world's greatest invention? A tool set
What is the best song or playlist to workout to? One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
Pineapple on pizza - yes or no? Yes AND No. Sometimes I like it and sometimes I don’t.
Rock, paper or scissors? Rock
Morgan Adams - Live Discussion Scribe
Morgan grew up in Houston, Texas, where she was a gymnast and a multi-sport competitor. Currently she is a mother of two crazy boys, Blaze(4) and Ty(1). To keep up with them, she started CrossFit in 2016. Two years later, she followed her dream and became a coach. Through coaching she gets to pursue her passion, which is helping people to become the best versions of themselves both mentally and physically. She joined Stronghold Mentoring in 2019 and provides written summaries of our live discussions.
An Interview with Morgan
What is the world's greatest invention? Google
What is the best song or playlist to workout to? Gangsta rap
Pineapple on pizza - yes or no? Pineapple and jalapeños are a must!
Rock, paper or scissors? Paper