Introducing the IronHawk CrossFit team

Meet the fitness experts that are here to help you achieve your goals


Our coaches

Koltan Hansen coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Koltan Hansen

Owner, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

I believe my love of fitness and helping people through fitness, came about my junior year of high school which was between 2010 and 2011. I can remember still waking up that first day of summer weighing in at a solid 130 pounds scared out of my mind getting ready to head into something I had never seen or until that day had ever had the courage to be a part of. The smell of the weights, chalk, sweat as soon as you walked into that weight room, are forever ingrained into my nose. After we were done I felt something most people never will feel; I felt accomplishment and a part of something far bigger-more meaningful-than just being in a gym. So, 8 years later here I am with my lovely Lisa, her 2 girls and our 3 dog pack, moving into a world of CrossFit. I have a few powerlifting records under my belt, multiple years of coaching and personal training combined, and an unyielding need to help everyone I come into contact with. I believe in Kalispell and in Iron Hawk CrossFit, and I also believe that combined we will all become something more than just people and certainly more than just a box.

Lisa Levdansky coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Lisa Levdansky

Owner, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

For me fitness is a lifestyle, it is not optional, no matter what may seem out of control in life you can have your fitness. I wish to relentlessly move forward and share with others the key to living their lives to the fullest. For me it all began with a 5K race, I ran, jogged, and walked, whatever I had to do to get through it. Since that first run I have become a 2 time Ironman Finisher and run every distance from one to 50 miles. I have been a fitness professional since 2009, I began with a group fitness certification and aspired to teach cardio kickboxing! Since that time my aspirations have been through many evolutions. I have taught the gamut when it comes to group exercise, indoor cycling, power pump, ab classes, aquatics for seniors, you name it. Along with teaching group classes, I trained individual clients. I have always understood the key to fitness is variety, in the fall of 2016 I went through a weird time in life. I found myself living with a friend that was a CrossFit coach. Needless to say all of the pieces came together for me, she invited me to join the box she coached at, the workouts were so challenging and I was hooked! Since that time I have worked out with a few different affiliates, assembled a garage gym at home, and obtained my CrossFit Level 1 certificate. Opening an affiliate alongside Koltan is the culmination of many years of experience and hard work, I’m living my dream! It is so exciting to be able to share my experience and passion with everyone that comes through the doors of IronHawk CrossFit.

David Ambrose coach at IronHawk CrossFit

David Ambrose

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

My desire is to see people living fully healthy lives, in their spirit, soul, and body. I never used to be purposeful with my health, and my diet wasn’t very good. I felt bloated and had digestive problems. I started to realize that I needed a change, especially in order to feel better. I started getting sick of not feeling or looking the best. I wasn’t happy with my body or my health. At the end of a school year in 2013, I started working out with a good friend in a basic gym. It definitely got me started on my journey, but I knew I wanted even more. Finally, at the beginning of the next school year in the fall of 2013, God told me that I was going to start making habits that would last a lifetime. I knew that exercising was part of this and I knew it needed to be serious. I discovered CrossFit and got addicted. I loved the community aspect, and the fact that everyone encouraged each other. I also loved seeing everyone’s drive to get healthy. I’ve now seen my day-to-day activities become easier. I’ve always been an active person, loving to hunt, play basketball, and hike, mountain bike etc.. Now, I’m able to do all these things with ease, without feeling wasted afterward. My digestive issues went away. Not only did I lose 20+ pounds, but I feel much more confident in who I am and proud of myself because I worked hard to get there. Along the way, I’ve discovered a joy in bringing others into their own health journey. So, now I challenge others to be the best, healthy version of themselves they could be. I’m on a mission to see others overcome their own issues, whether it be weight-loss, growing in confidence, and recognizing their worth. If you want to become empowered and realize your full potential, join CrossFit!

Phil Cunningham coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Phil Cunningham

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

I am the lead for the CrossFit kids and teens program in Kalispell and Bigfork. I completed my L1 with CrossFit in 2020, and have been coaching teenagers since 2019. My wife Amy and I have been married since 1998, and have three amazing kids.

Nicole Capser coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Nicole Capser

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Ali Williams coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Ali Williams

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Fitness, nutrition, and athletics have and continue to be an integral part of my life. I am an ISSA Certified Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, and am also an assistant softball coach at Glacier High School. I graduated in May 2020 from Carroll College with a degree in Biology and also played softball for the Saints. I understand how difficult it is to juggle a job, school, sports, eating right, working out, and everything else that life throws at us. I have always lived an active lifestyle, competing in multiple sports since the age of two. I love sports and working with athletes, coaching and volunteering for summer softball leagues. Additionally I have worked with youth athletes to improve their athletic performances and embrace a healthier lifestyle, while personally striving to be a positive role model and someone they can look up to. Today’s societal norms drastically impact the way that we view ourselves, significantly impacting our youth. As an athlete, student, and young woman in today’s world, I can attest to this, personally struggling with self-confidence and accepting who I am. As a coach, I want to be able to help provide and install my clients with confidence and reassurance in themselves. I aspire to be a coach, advocate, and supporter to my clients, helping them with their physical and psychological needs. My goal is to help others live a sustainable, well-balanced, confident, and healthy lifestyle

Andy Kriss coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Andy Kriss

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CFL1)

Karen Goff coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Karen Goff

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CFL2)

Jimmy Karlin coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Jimmy Karlin

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CFL1)

I am originally from northwest New Mexico. I grew up playing sports, fishing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. After college, I joined the Navy, that’s where I was first introduced to CrossFit style workouts. After service in the military my family and I lived abroad in Europe for a few years before moving to Montana’s Flathead Valley to work with a local nonprofit. I coach CrossFit because I believe in its value. It is a whole lifestyle approach to better health, and it has an unmatched sense of community that is almost impossible to find in “regular gyms”!

Wylie Wroble coach at IronHawk CrossFit

Wylie Wroble

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CFL1)

I grew up in Northwest Montana and have always lived an active lifestyle being an outdoor enthusiast. Fitness has been a big part of my life starting when I was a kid growing up playing baseball, cross-country ski racing, mountain biking, downhill skiing or exploring the mountains. Lifting weights and the start of strength training started in high school but really became an everyday routine when I joined the Marines and served for 5 years. The Marines is where I learned skills of my profession and have been in the helicopter industry for the last 23 years. I have had the ability to travel all around the United States and the world with my profession but there is no better place to live than in the Flathead Valley. I am a proud father of two teenage kids that I am able to make memories with and share many laughs. I first got introduced to CrossFit in about 2011 by my brother. At the time I spent a lot of time in the gym lifting weights and trail running. He challenged me with overhead squats and muscle ups and I soon found out how difficult both of these movements were and just lifting weights was not enough. I was hooked, I loved the challenge that those movements brought and I practiced them till I could get them down without embarrassment. Initially, I started CrossFitting on my own at the gym or in a garage by following the CrossFit home page for workouts. Once I finally attended a box and experienced the community and competitive spirit that all the members brought, there was no other place I would rather be. Once I was asked if I would be interested in being a coach, this is when the real passion for CrossFit really took off. Leading and coaching athletes to obtain their fitness goals creates this motivation for me. I love coaching athletes that have a can-do attitude and that are willing to improve their lifestyles and themselves. I have a coaching style that will not let athletes quit and will continue to motivate and push them through any workout with positive reinforcement and appropriate scaling. I feel it is so important to give an in-depth description of the WOD and break down the movements that all can understand. The more we understand and the better we can move, the better CrossFit athlete we will be. Noticing athletes getting stronger, moving better, and finding increased self confidence by doing CrossFit is one of the best feelings for me! The CrossFit journey for me isn’t just about physical improvement, but also my mental health and the well-being of others in our IronHawk Community.

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