Head Coach and Owner Jarett Venn

Jarett is the Owner at CrossFit Gulf Breeze. He grew up in Gulf Breeze and played soccer from youth through high school. He went to college at UWF where he received his bachelors degree in exercise science. Jarett is  an avid surfer and often participates in local CrossFit competitions. He has completed two marathons, 2 half Ironman, full Ironman (Florida 2010).

  • Certified personal trainer (2006)

  • CrossFit level 1 (2010)

  • USA Weightlifting (2011)

  • CrossFit Mobility (2014)

  • Outlaw Training Camp (2014)

Coach David Bryant

David is a retired Police Officer from the Pensacola Police Department with 30 years of Law Enforcement experience. David started CrossFit in August of 2011 as a training program for both he and his wife, Ally.  Over the course of two years, David had developed a love for CrossFit and a desire to help others in the sport, especially Masters and those individuals with limited/restricted mobility. David obtained his CrossFit Level-1 Certification in April 2013 and later attained his CrossFit Mobility Certification in August 2013 so that he could fulfill that commitment. David has continued his education and knowledge of CrossFit by being certified as a CrossFit Judge for the Games and taking additional courses such as CrossFit Scaling which is designed to modify the workouts for the beginner athlete and for those athletes with limited/restricted mobility.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certified

  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certified

  • CrossFit Judge Certification

  • CrossFit Scaling Course

Coach Candace Smith

Candace was a competitive swimmer growing up and went on to coach swimming. She attended UWF and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and exceptional education. She is currently a teacher at Oriole Beach Elementary. She has been doing CrossFit for four years, and has her CrossFit level 1 certificate.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certified

Coach Ginger Bogan

Ginger is a Certified Athletic Trainer who graduated from UWF and now works for the Andrews Institute Sports Medicine Outreach Program, where she primarily works with High School athletes. She started CrossFit at CrossFit Gulf Breeze when the gym first opened in 2010, and became Level 1 Certified in 2013. Her specializations include injury prevention and care, treatment of injuries and mobility/flexibility training/ 

  • Certified Athletic Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer 

Coach Jordan West


Jordan West was a competitive weightlifter in High School, placing 16th in the State in 2008 and 9th in 2009. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and began her CrossFit journey in 2015.  Jordan currently teaches the 5th grade at Oriole Beach Elementary, where she won Rookie of the Year for 2016-2017!

  • Certified CrossFit Judge

  • Group Fitness and Boot Camp Certified

  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Certified

Coach David Seymour



 David grew up in Gulf Breeze, FL. He did not  participate in sports in High School, but after watching the  CrossFit Games in 2011, he was fascinated and has been hooked ever since. He enjoys competing in local CrossFit  competitions and is focusing on furthering his career in the  CrossFit community. 

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer


Marketing and Special Events - Danielle McGillicuddy

Danielle McGillicuddy moved to Gulf Breeze from Maine in 2014, which is when she discovered her love for CrossFit. She enjoys competing in local CrossFit competitions and hopes to get her Level 1 certification in the next few years.