Ryan Parker

Owner/Head Coach – L2 CrossFit Trainer

Shannon Tracey

Owner/Boss – L2 CrossFit Trainer

We opened CrossFit NorthGate in 2013 with the intention of sharing our passion for fitness with as many people as possible. We wanted to bring something special to the market and strive to create the best facility, program and deliver the best coaching possible. We are honored to be surrounded by such and amazing community of people who show up diligently in pursuit of their best self!


Ryan has worked in the fitness industry since 1998, and has explored as many areas of sport and fitness as possible, spending a good chunk of his 20s and 30s racing bicycles and triathlons. Shannon has always been an outdoor enthusiast and after finding CrossFit in 2011, has never looked back.


The transformative power of CrossFit has profoundly affected both of us and we love helping people enjoy the same success that we’ve found. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we can help you take your fitness as far as you want to. In this day and age of instant gratification, it’s important to remember that fitness isn’t a destination, it’s a way of life!

Danielle Nguyen

Assistant Manager/Coach – L1 CrossFit Trainer

Dani was born and raised in Sonoma County. Growing up, she was very active and played competitive soccer and softball through high school. Dani received a scholarship to play division one softball in North Carolina, ultimately graduating with a BS in Sports Science.


After college Dani stayed active by playing recreation soccer and softball. In 2012, Dani found CrossFit and fell in love. In CrossFit, she found many of the things she loved playing competitive team sports, but also found what she was missing (being a well rounded vs. a specialized athlete).


After six years, she still loves CrossFit and enjoys every minute of coaching. To enjoy her fitness, she loves to get out of the gym and you can find her snowboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking (with her dog Luther in tow!).

Elijah Runyan

L2 CrossFit Trainer/PN Nutrition Coach

Elijah was born and raised in Redding, CA and was involved in many sports from an early age. Basketball is the one that stuck, and Elijah played from Jr high, into college.


In 2009 Elijah and his wife Christina along with their two daughters moved to Santa Rosa CA. Fast forward to 2016 – with two more kids and now 40lbs overweight, Elijah found himself constantly tiered, in pain, and upset with his state of health. Feeling too tired and injured to play with his kids, he decided he had to make a change. That year He found CrossFit and is forever changed. Elijah set foot in CrossFit Northgate and hasn’t looked back. He loved everything about CrossFit: the community, the constantly varied movements, and the healthy competition. CrossFit reminded him of the sports that he once loved and what it felt like to be an athlete again.


CrossFit has dramatically changed his life, and Elijah decided he had to be a part of helping to change others. Almost exactly one year after Elijah started CrossFit he received his CrossFit L1 and began coaching at CrossFit NorthGate.


Elijah is a CF-L2 trainer and Pn-L1 exercise nutrition coach. He loves helping people take control and change their lives through the power of proper nutrition and exercise.


Elijah has been married to the love of his life Christina (who is also an avid CrossFit athlete!) for 13 years and they have four kids: Makenna, Halle, Landon and Blake. Elijah now enjoys a healthy energetic lifestyle and is able to keep up with them!