Staff

Janice “JJ” McLean

Janice “JJ” McLean

Owner / CrossFit Coach
JJ's Bio

  • Programs functional fitness training at NoVa Ninja/CrossFit Loudoun
  • NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Course Tester
  • Head Referee for the Capital Affiliate League
  • Professional referee for the National Pro Grid League (NPGL)
  • Director/Chief Referee of the Mid Atlantic Grid League (MAGL)
  • CrossFit L1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Defense, CPR/AED certifications.

Janice McLean is a nationally qualified USAW weightlifter and CrossFit level II certified trainer.  She also holds a certification in CrossFit Kids and is the founder of Burnt Boat Barbell Club.  In addition to owning NoVa Ninja & CrossFit Loudoun, she works full-time as a catering and marketing manger.  

Casey Passafaro

Casey Passafaro

Owner/Coach
Casey's Bio

  • Crossfit L1
  • Basic Life Support for Health Care Professional
  • x2 NBC American Ninja Warrior Competitor

Casey Passafaro is a two-season veteran of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.  She has also competed on CMT’s Broken Skull Challenge.  She holds her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  In addition to owning NoVa Ninja & CrossFit Loudoun, she works full-time as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  

Joye Elsbury

Joye Elsbury

General Manager
Joye's Bio

  • General Manager

Joye Elsbury is the general manager of NoVa Ninja.

Rudy Caballeros

Rudy Caballeros

Crossfit Program Director / Head Coach
Rudy's Bio

  • CrossFit level 1 certified

Rudy Caballeros is a native from Fairfax, Virginia. He served 8 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman helping to provide medical support to not only navy but marines as well. During his final tour in Beaufort, South Carolina his love for fitness blossomed. He began crossfiting in 2009 and hasn’t stopped since. Rudy has his Cf-1 certification and is a Sports Performance Coach for USA Weightlifting. When Rudy is not coaching he is spending time training hard and trying new vegan recipes!

Brandi Eggleton

Brandi Eggleton

CrossFit Coach
Brandi's Bio

  • CrossFit level 1 certified
  • Precision Nutrition level 1 certified.

Brandi fell in love with CrossFit since it brought back the competitive spirit she was missing as an adult. Having to hang up her soccer cleats in 2012 due to an ACL and meniscus injury, she is able to fill that void with functional training while progressing in areas of strength, endurance, and coordination that lacked with basic commercial gym training. Time is essential during her busy day so being able to get a fast and effective workout is a priority.  After having her third baby, she was looking to lose the baby weight so she hopped on board doing a nutrition challenge. Not only did she exceed her goals for the challenge – she was driven to learn the foundations of nutritional science. She worked to earn the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification and continues to “absorb” the ever-changing field of nutritional science. She now offers nutrition coaching through her company, Deep Rooted Health, LLC.

Brandi’s history is centered on competing. – She ran cross country, played basketball and soccer in high school and continued on to play soccer at Longwood University.  Brandi grew up attending Soccer Academy camps and then worked at the camp which is owned and operated by the family of the head coach of the United States women’s national soccer team, Jill Ellis.

When Brandi is not coaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside in nature and checking out the local wineries/breweries.  

Nick Katsarelis

Nick Katsarelis

Coach
Nick's Bio

  • Crossfit L1 

Sarah Browning

Sarah Browning

Coach
Sarah's Bio

  • Crossfit L1