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Meet Our Team 2018-10-25T09:04:23+00:00

Our CrossFit Senseis

 Merrilee Davidson
Merrilee DavidsonHead Coach, Director of Operations
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Merrilee is a founder and owner of CrossFit Main Line Ardmore & Wayne. Finding CrossFit was a defining moment in Merrilee’s life. She always had an interest in health and exercise, but had struggled to find a true sense of fitness. “I credit CrossFit, in combination with proper nutrition, and it’s supportive community with helping me achieve the body image I have always wanted – while never feeling healthier or stronger””. Read More

Daniel Davidson
Daniel DavidsonHead Coach, Coaching Development
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Daniel was introduced to CrossFit in 2006 after working for a national sports training company. Along with his wife, Merrilee, they founded CrossFit Main Line in 2012 and with a little luck, a lot of long hours and an unbelievable community behind them, they expanded the CrossFit Main Line brand to a second location, CrossFit R5.
Daniel was born and raised in Alabama, educated at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and has played baseball all around the country.Read More

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Our CrossFit Ninjas

Keiko Cross
Keiko CrossProgram Manager
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Keiko was first introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and it has been a big part of her life ever since. She started coaching the same year she started in Okinawa, Japan for the next 4 years. She also coached 2 years in Tokyo. She is a Japanese Translator for CrossFit HQ. She competed at the Asia regional as an athlete in the past.Read More

Betsy Engles
Betsy EnglesOperations Manager
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Before Crossfit, running was Betsy’s go-to fitness regimen. After the birth of her second daughter, friends encouraged her to give Crossfit a shot. Right away she knew Crossfit would be a solution for life long fitness.

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Ray Singson
Ray SingsonProgram Manager
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In attempt to enhance his functional fitness as a United States Marine, Raymond turned to CrossFit while he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. He fell in love with the varied workout regimen and its close-knit community of athletes, and continued to CrossFit long after his military service ended in 2014.

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 Stephanie Vetro
Stephanie VetroProgram Manager
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In June 2013, Steph visited her brother on Long Island and he convinced her to join him in this “crazy new workout” he was trying. One WOD and she was hooked. She was registered at CFML before she was back in PA and now is a staple at the box. Ten years ago, Steph made a serious commitment to her health – she lost over 120 pounds and has successfully maintained her healthy lifestyle. Read More

Chelsey Winland
Chelsey WinlandProgram Manager
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Over the last 10 years, Chelsey has had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing people. She  has coached in several gyms both in Texas and Pennsylvania and has had the opportunity to compete in CrossFit Regionals both as an individual and as a member of a team.  She loves that CrossFit has brought the importance of health and wellness to the forefront again and takes pride in even having a small influence on people living healthier more productive lives.

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Matt Farrell
Matt FarrellHead Coach
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Matt grew up playing competitive ice hockey, but while in college, fell into a routine of infrequent exercise and poor eating habits. After school, he committed himself to improving his nutrition and began an exercise regimen because he realized health was a driving force in many aspects of his life.
After being a run-of-the-mill “gym rat” for years, he realized that high intensity training was more his speed. Read More

Sara Campbell
Sara CampbellCrossFit Head Coach
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Before beginning Crossfit, Sara was a multi-sport athlete who thrived as a runner and snow board instructor. She ran several half marathons and finished a full marathon with a time that qualified her for the Boston Marathon. Wanting to try something new, Sara tried Crossfit in 2013 and has never looked back.

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Mike Petrizzo
Mike PetrizzoHead Coach
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An attorney by trade, Mike spent his time out of the office running a little, lifting a little and, athletically, accomplishing very little.  After spending more years than he could count on the the typical exercise treadmill, Mike found CrossFit in June 2011.  The CrossFit approach to fitness – constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity – clicked with him immediately.  Since then, Mike has used CrossFit Read More

Lea Murtaugh
Lea MurtaughHead Coach
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In the summer of 2012 after hearing a friend talk about his Crossfit experience, Lea decided to give it a try to differentiate her workouts. After the first workout there wasn’t a doubt that it was something she would stick with. Through the years, the constant challenge of movements and workouts did not disappoint and neither have the results.

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Heather McKelvey
Heather McKelveyJunior Coach
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Before discovering Crossfit, Heather grew up playing lacrosse, trained and ran in several marathons, half marathons and Tough Mudder races. She spent many years weight training, where a dear friend and training partner introduced her to Crossfit style metcons.

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Jose Avellana
Jose AvellanaHead Coach
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Following transitions into college and full-time work, Jose had achieved a consistent routine at a “globo gym” for a number of years, but the repetitive nature led to ebbing enthusiasm and modest results. Walking into CFML, he was met with programming and a community that was hard to pass up. He quickly found a passion for the sportRead More

Melissa Haines
Melissa HainesJunior Coach
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Years after the birth of her children she realized the importance of weight training which lead her to trying CrossFit where she immediately fell in love with the coaches, community and varied workouts.

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Mike Pinelli
Mike PinelliHead Coach
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Michael was a 3 sport athlete in high school where he grew up in a pretty competitive family. He is one of 5 kids, 4 of which boys, so the athletic tension was always high. After high school Mike went on to play 4 years of college baseball at Marywood University.

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Tressa Hayes
Tressa HayesHead Coach
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From her very first WOD, Tressa fell in love with the sport of Crossfit and what it has done for her physically and mentally. Tressa found that her confidence in and outside the gym grew as she gained physical strength and…

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Mark Stewart
Mark StewartCrossFit Coach
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Mark was a 3 sport athlete in high school (football, wrestling, and lacrosse) at Marple Newtown. After high school he played lacrosse at Millersville. In 2015, Mark got tired of his long and lonely gym workouts, so a friend recommended he try CrossFit. After taking his first class, Mark was hooked.
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