“Ric” joined CrossFit Mudtown as a member in 2016.  In 2018, he moved to Nebraska and was the general manager for “Pals” brewery and family restaurant in North Platte. He returned to Birmingham in 2020 and started coaching.  He enjoys watching college football and college basketball.

Ric’s real name is Casey Sturgill.



  • CrossFit Level 2


Being a high school and college athlete taught Kate “OATIE” the value of being part of a team. Several years after college, trying out various types of fitness, Oatie  realized she missed the team/family atmosphere.. she missed community fitness. In 2012 her journey with CrossFit started when she joined Carport CrossFit in Irondale, AL. As her fitness journey progressed so did her love of CF methodology. In 2018 Oatie’s desire to help others with their fitness goals led her to obtain her CF-L1 and she began coaching at her home gym. Oatie looks forward to more training opportunities and sharing her knowledge and zest with her new home gym, CrossFit Mudtown. She is married (Jen) and they have 2 dog kids, Olive and Ojai.

Certifications-CrossFit L2


Alison joined CrossFit Mudtown in 2021 when she and her husband moved to Birmingham, AL. She has been part of the CrossFit community since 2009 and really enjoys helping people improve their lives through fitness, especially strength training.

When she isn’t coaching or trying her best in CrossFit classes she enjoys cooking, baking, exploring her new city, and working on house projects.
She holds her CF L1  and her USAW Sports Performance certification.


Southern California born and raised in Whittier: Home of the Back to the Future house and Disturbia house. 8 years of CrossFit experience. Butcher and chef by trade. Was a chef for some names you might know of like Tim Robinson and Incubus lead singer Charles Boyd. Coaching is a  passion. Always wanted to coach and Love teaching gymnastic movements. Mudtown is my home away from home. Never be afraid to ask me anything.