About Us

Meet the Paragon team

LCK

coFounder +
ceo of awesome

  • IG: @lauriechristineking
  • Bachelor of Science: Food, Nutrition, Dietetics
  • Former CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar Staff
  • 13+ Years Experience in Both Nutrition/ Fitness Coaching
  • CrossFit Regionals – 2016
  • lauriechristineking.com voted and Nominated “Best Website” via Paleo Magazine
  • Featured on 3 Live TV segments with Fox News
  • Voted Austin’s 2019/2020 #1 Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, & Health/Fitness Ambassador
  • Featured in Austin Fit Magazine across multiple pages alongside Paragon as “Workout of the Month” 

Steve Doodian

cofounder +
Operations

  • IG: @sdoods
  • Bachelor of Arts: Economics
  • Division 1 Lacrosse – Hobart College 
  • 7+ years E-commerce & Business Experience
  • CF-L1, CF-Aerobic Capacity, CF-Strongman
  • Cofounder: Flex Brands
  • Operations: LCK Coaching + Brand

Bryan Boorstein

cofounder +
Programming

  • IG: @bryanboorstein
  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise Physiology and Sports Management 
  • CrossFit Games Coach, CF-2, CF-Mobility
  • 3X CrossFit Regional Athlete 
  • 22 Years Training; 12+ Years Coaching
  • Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts

Bryan Boorstein

Natalie Higby

Nutrition
Coach

  • IG: @natalie.higby
  • Bachelors of Science: EC-6 Education
  • 10+ Years Experience in Nutrition/Fitness Coaching
  • Co-founder of Durable Athlete
  • Precision Nutrition L1 
  • Nutritional Coaching Institute L1
  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Onnit Academy Certified: Foundations, Durability, Steel Club
  • CF-L1

Alex Maclin

Nutrition
Coach

  • IG: @alexqmaclin
  • Masters in Science: Biomedical Engineering
  • 7+ Years Experience in Nutrition/Fitness Coaching
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 & 2
  • GGS-1 (In Progress)
  • CF-L1
  • As seen on Barbell Shrugged (:

Alex Marshall

Nutrition
coach

  • IG: @alexnmarshall
  • Bachelor of Science: Food & Nutrition, with Psychology minor
  • Associates Degree of Applied Science: Culinary Arts
  • 7+ years of Nutrition Coaching
  • Precision Nutrition L1
  • Former Dietetic Technician 

Tara Pettas

Nutrition
Coach🏳️‍🌈

  • IG: @tara_turner4
  • Bachelors of Arts: Education
  • Lululemon Store Manager
  • Head Coach @ Resistance Athletics
  • 7+ Years Experience in Nutrition/Fitness Coaching
  • Precision Nutrition L1
  • CF-L1 

Erika Elko

Nutrition coach +
IG manager

  • IG: @erikaelko
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • ACE Certified PT + Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • 10+ Years Experience in Nutrition/Fitness Coaching
  • Yoga YTT 200 Hour
  • Road Runner Club of America Run Coach
  • IIN Holistic Health Coach
  • Boston Marathon 3:14
  • CF-L1

Marcos Ortega

coach + community group admin

  • IG: @paragon_marcos
  • Marine Corps: Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt)
  • CF-L1, CF-Strongman
  • 10+ Years Fitness Coaching Experience
  • Black Belt Instructor Trainer: Marine Corps Martial Arts
  • Command Physical Fitness Representative  

     

Maria Carmela Martens

Paragon athlete

  • IG: @hla.blsd.too
  • Our strong and badass Paragon babe who’s obsessed with travel, food, and our Quickie program (:

Thomas Garanzuay

Photos +
Videography

  • IG: @thomas_garanzuay
  • The creative genius behind all the Paragon pics and videos ♥️