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Noah Providence, Owner/Coach

Co-owner of Wildcat CrossFit. Noah has more than 20 years experience in health and fitness education. He holds Certifications in personal training from CrossFit, the American Council on Exercise, the Providence Institute and an A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy. He brings his deep knowledge of anatomy, human kinetics and biomechanics to a coaching approach that is welcoming, supportive and fun.


Jen Wirth, Owner/Coach

Jen Wirth, RN is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and Personal Trainer, and co-owner of Wildcat CrossFit.

On coaching: “My favorite part about being a CrossFit Trainer is the opportunity to encourage athletes to do things they never thought they could. I love helping people to build confidence in their abilities. Accomplishing tough WODs can give you the confidence to take on large daunting projects … and finish them!”

Jen is an avid gardener, long boarder, hiker and camper, an accomplished ceramist, and the CEO of WOD Balm, LLC. Her best friend is Ronnie, the official mascot of Wildcat CrossFit.

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Ryan Barlow, Head Coach

Ryan is a proud alumnus of Arizona State University. He relocated to Tucson after college to pursue a career as a design and test engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems. Ryan loved working his new job as an engineer. However, after two months of sitting at his desk with relatively little physical activity, Ryan began hunting for a new gym that he could call home.

Ryan entered Wildcat’s doors a CrossFit novice in October of 2015, but quickly established himself as a regular. After competing in his first CrossFit Open in February 2016, Ryan decided that he wanted to better understand the sport of exercise. Ryan earned his CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) certificate alongside Coach Taylor and owner’s Noah and Jen (re-certification) in March of 2016. Ryan began coaching that summer and has enjoyed every day of it thus far.

Ryan brings his background as a mathematics, science, and economics tutor, as well as experience as a former youth basketball coach to the Wildcat gym floor. Ryan loves teaching others about functional fitness and hopes to inspire all his athletes to purse a healthy and active lifestyle.

Ryan currently holds CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2), CrossFit Kids, and CrossFit Olympic Lifting certificates in addition to his Level One cert.



Laurie Jackson, Coach

Laurie is certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She has also earned certifications in CrossFit Mobility and Olympic Lifting.

Laurie is also an A.C.E. personal trainer & group fitness instructor. She is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, a Certified TRX instructor, Certified RCAA running coach.

Laurie holds several certifications in Zumba and Spinning. Laurie holds an Associates Degree in Fitness Sports Sciences from Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ.

Laurie has been working as a fitness coach for well over a decade. She is a highly enthusiastic, encouraging, and dynamic coach. In addition to coaching an excellent CrossFit WOD, Laurie also teaches Zumba, Spin, and Water Aerobics at other Tucson fitness facilities.


Jeremiah Parvin, Coach

Meet Coach Jeremiah.
Jeremiah started coaching CrossFit while stationed on Air Force bases overseas in Kuwait and Afghanistan. In addition to his Level 1 CrossFit Certification, Jeremiah has also participated in the CrossFit Weightlifting Cert. Before starting to coach at Wildcat in December 2018, Jeremiah also completed the rigorous 25 Hour Wildcat CrossFit Coaching Internship.
Jeremiah has been crossfitting for over six years, with his first workout being the “Filthy 50.” He first heard about CrossFit from a buddy at work, after deciding to quit cycling for fitness due to safety concerns. “I wish I had found CrossFit earlier,” he said. “For me, coming to the box, having someone else program the workouts, with constant motivation from [my] fellow crossfitters has me hooked.”
Because he travels for work, Jeremiah has had the opportunity to drop in at CrossFit gyms around the world, including at CrossFit Reykjavik, in Iceland. Despite often being the only person in class who doesn’t speak the language, the universality of CrossFit makes it easy to relate. “No matter the language spoken, everybody wants you to do your best and get a great workout,” Jeremiah explained.
He and his wife, Vanessa, have been married for over 11 years, and have 4 kids ranging in age from six to 10 years.  As for his day job, Jeremiah is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and an A-10C Evaluator Pilot at Davis-Monthan AFB.  “I routinely fly twice a week,” he said, “So there is a chance if you look up on any given day, it could be me flying!”

Jeremiah coaches Wildcat group classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 5:30 am and 6:30 am. He is also available for one-on-one Personal Training. “I enjoy helping and encouraging all athletes to make small improvements in strength, conditioning and  mobility,” Jeremiah said.  “Nothing is better than celebrating PRs and ‘first times’!”


Baily Wellman,
Coach, Kids’ Coach

Coach Baily has been active and involved in sports for as long as she can remember. She started playing Soccer at 4 years old and continued throughout high school, as well as playing intermurals in college. She also played Softball and Cross Country throughout middle school and high school. During college Baily continued playing Soccer and also began her CrossFit journey.

Baily’s mom was the one who first invited to her to do Crossfit with her.  She had fallen in love with it and she wanted to share it with Baily!

And Coach Baily is SO glad she did. 🙂 Baily first joined Wildcat CrossFit in 2012. She fell in love with the sport, the competitiveness, and the community. “I decided that I wanted to begin coaching because I wanted to bring the same excitement, competitiveness, and community to all the classes that I coach,” Baily says. “I want all of our members to fall in love with the sport and make exercising a part of their every day lives. I love teaching and I love Crossfit, it’s the perfect combination!”


Zachary Bubolz, Coach

Coach Zach grew up in Cambria, WI on the family farm. He enjoyed athletics and competition from a young age saying “I think it was due to having 3 brothers who didn’t like to lose.” Growing up, Zach and his brothers played soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and track while helping out with daily chores and fieldwork. Zach began doing Crossfit during the summer of 2016 in Tucson, AZ, and I hasn’t looked back since.

There was much more than the physical attributes of CrossFit that attracted Zach. He immediately enjoyed the sense of community, competition, camaraderie, and ever changing versatility of workouts. Zach found the strong CrossFit community a welcome change from the solidarity of bodybuilding. Zach continues to push himself, embracing the challenges and fulfillment that come day in and day out. His commitment to excellence inspired Zach to seek out his CrossFit Level One certification hoping to continue progressing as an athlete while also having the opportunity to give back to the community. He truly enjoys the ability to be a role model and have a positive impact on the health and fitness of all of his athletes.

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