Our Staff

Brooks Lindquist

Owner, Coach

Brooks Lindquist

Owner, Coach

Hometown?

Great Falls, Montana

Day job?

Owner of CrossFit 406!

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Duck hunting! I also love fly fishing and floating the Mighty Mo!

Why you’re CrossFitting?

A buddy of mine introduced me to CrossFit when I was in high school and I absolutely fell in love with it. I love the intensity and how the workouts changed daily. I quickly saw results in the high school sports I was playing at the time. My friends noticed and asked what I was doing. So I started training kids out of my parents garage. I knew pretty quickly this is what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life and enjoyed helping others and seeing their results. I then started training my parents and they loved it. My dad lost a lot of weight. He was sold on crossfit and it made me so pumped! We then started discussing opening a crossfit gym. Fast forward quite a few years and here I am with an awesome crossfit gym filled with the best community I’ve ever been around! Still learning a little bit each and every day and loving it.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

The community is hands down my favorite thing. Each member has made a huge impact on my life. It’s so rewarding getting to see all the members progress and learn new things or meet their goal. It never gets old.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Snatch or Hand stand walk

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Pizza and icecream. Every. Single. Time.

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • USAW Sports and Performance Coach
  • Nationally Qualified Olympic Weightlifter

James Hardin

Coach

James Hardin

Coach

Hometown?

Alamogordo, NM

Educational background?

BS in Systems Engineering from USAF Academy

Day job?

Medical device sales for DePuy Synthes

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Anything on the water in the hot Montana summers.

Why you’re CrossFitting?

I enjoy the varied challenge in each workout and the relationships built while suffering together.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

Watching members I’ve known for weeks, months, or even years light up when they learn a new movement or master an old one. What we do in the gym is no easy feat, and to see members grow both mentally and physically to overcome everything we throw at them makes coaching at 406 an awesome experience.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Filthy Fifty/rowing and double unders

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Small Stockman on gluten free crust with ranch from Mackenzie River Pizza

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike Metcon/Adidas Adipower

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

Greg Madson

Coach

Greg Madson

Coach

Hometown?

Great Falls, MT

Educational background?

B.S., M.A. and Ph.D.

Day job?

Academic Dean, Professor of Sociology, University of Providence

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing, and car racing (poetry and kittens)

Why you’re CrossFitting?

For overall health and fitness

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

The community

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Any gymnastics movement

Favorite Cheat Meal?

I don’t really have meals that I consider cheat meals. I am wanting to gain weight.

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Crossfitting for 5 plus years and competing

Julianne Stewart

Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Julianne Stewart

Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Hometown?

Seattle, WA

Educational background?

Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, working towards a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University.

Day job?

Graduate student and mother/ military spouse

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Glacier NP

Why you’re CrossFitting?

I love the workouts and community. It challenges me in new ways every day. CrossFit never gets old.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

The people. 406 has an awesome group of people. It feels like a family!

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Any gymnastics 😉. Pistols 😂

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Burger and fries

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Working on sports nutrition

Dakota Dotson

Coach

Hometown?

Stockbridge, Wisconsin

Educational background?

To be determined

Day job?

Water and Fuel Systems Engineer in US Air Force

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Hang out with people from the gym

Why you’re CrossFitting?

It allows me to eat ice cream 3-5 times per week and still maintain my slender physique

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

The community. Plus doing ridiculous warm ups really brightens up my day.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Don’t have a favorite workout. Chest to bars are awesome though.

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Ice cream with whole milk. Which also happens to be my Sunday breakfast

NIKE or Reebok?

Reebok

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Lise Spencer

Coach

Lise Spencer

Coach

Hometown?

Great Falls, MT

Educational background?

Montana State University Bachelor’s of Kinesiology (2017)

Day job?

Student

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

White water rafting, skiing, and hiking

Why you’re CrossFitting?

WHY wouldn’t I?

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

Inspiring the growth of an athlete. There is no better feeling seeing an athlete accomplish their goals. My absolute favorite thing about coaching is encouraging athletes to be a more efficient mover which takes patience and time, and I love being a part of their journey.

“Short term pain, long term gain” Charles F Glassman

Favorite WOD/Movement?

I LOVE any WOD that does not require a lot of skill, but does require an engine. I like to strategize longer WOD’s but also bust out a shorter WOD.

Favorite movements: body weight, box jumps, cleans, and kettle bell swings.

My top 5 would have to be:

  1. “Helen”
  2. “Kelly”
  3. “Holbrook”
  4. “DT”
  5. “Cindy”

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Wings and a Blue Moon

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Jim Morrison

Coach

Jim Morrison

Coach

Hometown?

Rockville, MD

Educational background?

BS Exercise Science, University of Montana

Day job?

Corporate Recruiter

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, backpacking, floating… anything just enjoying the outdoors

Why you’re CrossFitting?

I like to push myself and it presents a new challenge every day. I have a great time doing it and our community is amazing.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

Seeing our athletes, at all levels, make progress and knowing that I had a hand in it.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Hero WOD: “Hollyman” Favorite movement: Power Cleans

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Korean BBQ

NIKE or Reebok?

I’m currently considering any all sponsorship opportunities equally

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • BS Exercise Science

CJ Santiago

Coach

CJ Santiago

Coach

Hometown?

Honolulu, HI

Educational background?

Bachelor’s Degree (BYU)

Day job?

Take care of a 2 year old man child.

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Swimming (my wife may say just floating) at Glacier National Park.

Why you’re CrossFitting?

Competition, community, and long term health.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

All the sleds and the joy they bring to everybody.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Favorite WOD: “Lumberjack 20”

  • 20 Deadlifts (275lbs)
  • Run 400m
  • 20 KB swings (2pood)
  • Run 400m
  • 20 Overhead Squats (115lbs)
  • Run 400m
  • 20 Burpees
  • Run 400m
  • 20 Pull-ups (Chest to Bar)
  • Run 400m
  • 20 Box jumps (24″)
  • Run 400m
  • 20 DB Squat Cleans (45lbs each)
  • Run 400m

Favorite Movement: Sled Drag

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Pizza, wings (that ain’t cheating), peanut butter-chocolate shakes, and Citradelic IPA’s. Not necessarily in that order.

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity

Emily Morrison

Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Emily Morrison

Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Hometown?

Great Falls, Montana

Educational background?

University of Montana – I should be a doctor with the amount of time I spent there.

Day job?

I am a CPA at Loucks & Glassley

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Summer’s are the best, I love to go floating down the Missouri River with family and friends.

Why you’re CrossFitting?

It’s way more fun to workout and suffer with friends!

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

The members at 406 are fun to coach and receptive to suggestions. It’s great to watch them respond and improve on their technique and movements after giving them helpful coaching cues.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Diane: 21-15-9

  • Deadlift
  • HSPU

Favorite Cheat Meal?

My dad makes an amazing roasted green chile hamburger and covers it with ranch dressing.

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Darrin Dixon

Coach

Darrin Dixon

Coach

Hometown?

Monroe, Iowa

Educational background?

Master’s Degree in Science and Nursing

Day job?

Nurse Anesthetist at Benefis Medical Center

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

Hike to a high mountain lake and just sit and enjoy it.

Why you’re CrossFitting?

To remain healthy and strong into my later years.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

Watching when the “light bulb” comes on and someone finally gets the complex movement they’ve been working on.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Favorite WOD – Anything that is hard, fast, and dirty.

Favorite Movement – Snatch

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Pizza

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Lisa Lindquist

CrossFit Kids Head Coach

Lisa Lindquist

CrossFit Kids Head Coach

Hometown?

I was raised on a ranch just outside Minot, North Dakota

Educational background?

BS in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University

Day job?

Senior Care Pharmacist at Benefis

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

I’m so blessed to live in this beautiful state with a plethora of things to do. Among my favorites are hiking, fly fishing, camping with my family, backpacking, x-country skiing and gardening.

Why you’re CrossFitting?

It seemed the natural thing to do and enjoy together as a family when Brooks starting CrossFitting in our garage, about 7 years ago. I continue, because it’s always a great time of working out and the CrossFit community is amazing, especially the 406 family.

Favorite thing about coaching at 406?

I can’t imagine anything more fun than the opportunity to coach kids and hopefully instill in them a love for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Favorite WOD/Movement?

I know this is strange, but it is actually burpees.

Favorite Cheat Meal?

It is definitely a thin crust brick oven pizza with fresh veggies loaded with garlic. Of course the dessert would be anything with dark chocolate.

NIKE or Reebok?

I’m partial to Inov8.

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer

Tanya Harant

Yoga Instructor

Tanya Harant

Yoga Instructor

Hometown?

THE FUNK

Educational background?

Aveda institute of Minneapolis for massage and skin. Avalon yoga center in Palo Alto, CA for yoga 200hr and Yoga Tree in San Francisco for Advanced training in Yoga therapy.

Day job?

Body worker (massage, energy, cranial sacral and yoga therapist, esthetician)

Favorite thing to do in Montana?

hike, bike and ski those mountains!

Why you’re CrossFitting?

The community support and the solidness in my mind and body

Favorite thing about coaching yoga at 406?

The sweet turf and the shiny people

Favorite WOD/Movement?

Love the GHD!

Favorite yoga pose?

wheel, really any heart opener/back extension to counteract the day

Favorite Cheat Meal?

Sweet potato fries

NIKE or Reebok?

Nike

Qualifications:

  • Yoga teacher certified 350+hrs