Meet the Mash Coaches

Coach Crystal McCullough

Crystal McCullough is Co-Coach with Travis for Mash Mafia Weightlifting. She is a USA Weightlifting National Coach as well as holds her NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. She is an RN with a Masters degree in Nurse Education. She also holds multiple other certifications to include CFL2, USATF, and Precision Nutrition. She was a CrossFit affiliate owner from 2015-2017 before relocating to Mash Headquarters to work for Travis full time. She is an International Elite Ranked Powerlifter and is also the mom of 16 year old, Morgan (aka @mad_lifts_15).

Coach Jacky Simeone

Jacky Bigger is in her seventh year weightlifting during which time she placed second twice at University Nationals top five nationally. Jacky is a new mom of Violet! She currently trains with Coach Mash and has also trained with Coach JianPing Ma at Lindenwood, Coach Glenn Pendley, and coach Chris Wilkes. Jacky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human performance from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Lindenwood University. She is Precision Nutrition certified. She interned with the UWW and Denver University strength and conditioning departments.


Coach Sarah Johnson

Sarah has her BS in Exercise Science and her NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has competed at the National Level as a weightlifter and is currently an International Elite Level powerlifter. She was a Collegiate Thrower and Weightlifter at East Carolina

Coach CJ Fennell

CJ is in his 4th year of Powerlifting and has competed on the National level. He holds a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He interned at Mash Elite during his Bachelor’s degree program at UNCG. He recently obtained his NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Florida.