Brandon Spangler

Brandon Spangler


  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Burgener Strength Level 1 Certified
  • Aerobic Capacity Level 1 Certified
  • Gymnastics Level 1 Certified


  • AA Liberal Arts
  • Bachelorette of Social Work
  • Masters of Clinical Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work


I was born and raised in a small town in Easter Oregon where I played football, basketball and baseball
in high school. After graduation I joined the US Marine Corps where I served for five years, from 1998-
2003, leaving the military as a Sergeant. After getting out of the Marine Corps I took up contracting for a
few more years before leaving due to many issues related to PTSD. In 2013 I stopped into my first
CrossFit gym in Walla Walla, WA, where for the first time since leaving the military, I felt like I had found
my tribe.
I began using CrossFit not only to get into shape but to help manage my mental health and wellness.
After two years I decided to get my CF-L1 in order to help out a community that had given me so much. I
have personally experienced as well as witnessed the amazing growth which CrossFit offers us, not only
for our physical health, but for our mental health as well.
After moving to Kalispell in 2017 for work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the VA, I found Big
Mountain CrossFit. I found the gym to be very inclusive, caring and willing to help everyone at every
level of CrossFit. Big Mountain CrossFit continues to set itself apart from many gyms in the area with
extraordinary programming, professional level coaching and instilling the feelings that “you belong
here”. I am excited and proud to be part of Big Mountain CrossFit, as well as looking forward to the
bright future of our box.

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