About Us

Hunter Strickland-Owner

Hunter is the owner of StoneYard CrossFit. He found CrossFit in 2011 after getting hired as a Fireman/Paramedic for the City of Richardson. He was humbled by his first workout when he was not able to stand the next day. He enjoys the competition and constantly varied workouts so much that he wanted to pass on his passion for the sport to others.

Hunter grew up as a multi-sport athlete and has coached high school football.  He earned a B.S. in Exercise Sports Science from Texas State University in 2008 and is a Level 2 CrossFit Trainer.

Emily Strickland

Emily found her excitement for CrossFit after finally caving into trying it after YEARS of her husband ranting and raving about this great workout he has become so passionate about through his job at the fire department. She tried it; she got whooped and couldn’t wait to do it again!

Emily has been coaching gymnastics and cheerleading since 2000, she has worked as a personal trainer and has a B.S. in Exercise Sports Science from Texas State University.

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer


Misti Phipps

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer